8. JaMycal Hasty, Jacksonville Jaguars
With James Robinson being traded to the New York Jets, this opens up a role for Jaguars’ third-stringer JaMycal Hasty. We’ve seen throughout the season that, although Travis Etienne has taken over most of the backfield touches, the team has often played multiple running backs during games.
While Hasty has only played 5.5% of snaps this season, Robinson accounted for 45% of offensive snaps. Many of those snaps are up for grabs, and they won’t all go to Etienne. Expect Hasty to carve out a decent role in the backfield and perhaps be the 1B to Etienne.
7. Latavius Murray, Denver Broncos
Since joining Denver in Week 5, Latavius Murray has averaged 11.5 carries per game and has found himself in a true committee with Melvin Gordon. With Gordon’s fumbling issues and overall inefficiency, Murray has been able to see the field and make the most of his opportunities. Both backs have become shaky flex plays in fantasy football.
This week, the Broncos take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. They have the 13th-ranked run defense, so it won’t be easy for Murray. However, if you can get a guy seeing over 10 touches per game and has a shaky starter in front of him, it’s an interesting start and value DFS play.