If you’re in need of a running back to provide some support for your fantasy football lineup, check out adding one of these running back sleepers.
Notable hits for sleepers last week in this analysis included Chase Edmonds and Deejay Dallas. It was not a stellar week for our RB sleeper picks. Overall, these two players were not heavily sought after in 2020 fantasy drafts, but they did produce a profitable Week 9 output.
So, let’s find out who could surprise the masses during Week 10.
Note: The selection of these 10 sleepers is assessed from a 10-team, PPR league perspective
1. Zack Moss (BUF)
Game: Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, 11/15, 4:05 pm EST)
Foremost, this could quite possibly be the game of the week. Two young quarterbacks and two hot offenses square off in the desert.
We’ve grown stale with picking Devin Singletary as a sleeper, so a reversal is in order. This week, we nominate Singletary’s pal, Zack Moss, as a running back sleeper. The 22-year-old rookie from the University of Utah got a lot of the work last week vs. the Seattle Seahawks. Singletary was devoid of a role within Buffalo’s offense for Week 9.
The Cardinals allow 17 points per game to opposing tailbacks. Compared to other teams, this is near the middle of the pack. Ergo, it’s not a shoo-in that Moss explodes, but there will probably be some points scored in this game. We like Moss to find the endzone.
2. Mike Davis (CAR)
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (Sunday, 11/15, 1:00 pm EST)
This one is risky for us because the Buccaneers are pretty stout against the run. In the last few matchups against the Panthers, Tampa Bay has even managed to keep McCaffrey to a limited amount of PPR points, which is a tall task for any team.
McCaffrey, though, will miss this game because of injury once again. Fantasy participants know all too well about McCaffrey’s injury woes in 2020. The next man up is Mike Davis, who did a serviceable job substituting for McCaffrey in the last two months.
Davis is a reasonable play at RB2 or FLEX if you have players out because of injury or bye weeks. He will not destroy the Buccaneers defense but think in the neighborhood of 10-14 PPR points.