6. Khalil Herbert, Chicago Bears
Khalil Herbert should probably be considered a sleeper every week as long as he keeps up his explosive and electric style of play. Even playing limited snaps, Herbert out-rushed David Montgomery 74-67 and looked like the better runner overall.
It’s only a matter of time before the Bears decide to start splitting time between Montgomery and Herbert. Herbert is a sneaky play this week given his ability to make a big play on any given down, even against a stout New England defense.
5. Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions
Another elite backup running back is Jamaal Williams, who somehow finds a way to remain fantasy-relevant even while playing behind D’Andre Swift, who is looking good to play in Week 7. Williams is the RB17 so far, even with a bye week.
Williams and the Lions take on the Cowboys this week, who have the 19th-ranked run defense. Expect a run-heavy approach to beat the Cowboys as they welcome back Dak Prescott, making Williams a viable start even with Swift’s likely return.