Prime Matchup For Darrell Henderson, No Rebound For Tony Pollard

We at the moment are every week into the 2022 fantasy soccer season. Decisions will solely get harder from right here on out. Let’s check out our RB begin/sit Week 2 performs.

Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams (vs. ATL)

Well… a lot for the “now we have two RB1s” narrative from Sean McVay. While I nonetheless assume Cam Akers could be an RB1, actions converse louder than phrases. The Rams despatched a transparent message final Thursday night time: Darrell Henderson is the unquestioned RB1.

And Henderson is not simply the working again seeing extra work than the opposite man — he led all beginning working backs in Week 1 snap share. He’s the man.

Against a stout Bills entrance seven, Henderson solely managed 47 yards on 13 carries. More importantly for his fantasy worth, although, is the passing-game utilization. Henderson caught all 5 of his targets for 26 yards. If he had discovered the tip zone, the notion on Henderson could be a lot increased than it appears to be.

Eighteen touches on an 82% snap share is elite RB1 utilization. If that persists, the touchdowns will comply with. Henderson was placing up RB1 numbers to open final season and may undoubtedly do it once more.

This week, the Rams get a a lot softer opponent within the Falcons. They stay at house towards a protection that struggled to comprise the Saints on the bottom final week. New Orleans rushed the ball 19 instances for 151 yards and a landing. Now, to be truthful, 81 of that was Taysom Hill — not a conventional working again.

Regardless, I just like the Rams to have a bounce-back efficiency towards a a lot weaker opponent. They ought to rating 3-4 touchdowns this week, and odds are they will not all be by way of the air. Akers performed simply 18% of the snaps final week, which means Henderson is the man till additional discover, and he is a powerful RB2 this week.

Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (vs. TEN)

I promise I did not plan for each Week 2 beginning ’ems to be the 2 beginning working backs from final week’s Thursday night time recreation. Devin Singletary is simply in a fantastic spot this week.

The Titans are recent off an evisceration to the tune of 194 whole yards from Saquon Barkley. Obviously, Singletary is just not Barkley, and he is additionally not seeing wherever close to the amount. Nevertheless, Singletary continues to be in a fantastic place to use this matchup.

The Bills are 10-point house favorites towards the Titans. While the Bills are a pass-first offense, Singletary does not want 20 carries to provide RB2 numbers. He actually simply must fall into the tip zone.

Last week, Josh Allen was liable for all 4 of Buffalo’s touchdowns. That’s not going to occur each week, and Singletary must be the man on the purpose line.

Yet, we did see a bit an excessive amount of of Zack Moss final week. He was surprisingly used closely within the passing recreation, catching all six of his targets. Of course, he remained his woefully inefficient self, turning these six receptions into simply 21 yards. On the bottom, Moss was even worse, carrying the ball six instances for 15 yards.

Meanwhile, Singletary was in a position to transfer the ball on a stout Rams run protection. He ran it eight instances for 48 yards. Look for him to be environment friendly on roughly 10-14 touches, and I’m banking on him punching in a landing this week. Start Singletary as an RB2.

Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys (vs. CIN)

The Cowboys’ offense seemed horrendous even earlier than Dak Prescott fractured a bone behind his thumb. For the higher a part of the previous decade, this group has ignored the backup quarterback place. It’s merely inexcusable for an NFL group not to have the ability to do higher than Cooper Rush. Yet, right here we’re.

Rush carried out admirably in his lone begin final season, defeating the Vikings on the street. In that recreation, Tony Pollard carried the ball seven instances for 26 yards. What was extra regarding was the one goal.

I had numerous hope Pollard would push Ezekiel Elliott right into a near-even timeshare this season. And if Week 1 is any indication, he type of has. Zeke performed simply two extra snaps than Pollard and carried the ball simply 4 extra instances (they every had two targets). The drawback is that the offense was unable to maneuver the ball, and that is solely getting worse with Rush.

The Bengals simply restricted Najee Harris to 23 yards on 10 carries and three yards on two receptions. I’ve little or no hope for any Cowboys gamers this week. I definitely can not advocate beginning a timeshare RB enjoying with a backup QB on a damaged offense. Pollard is a sit till additional discover, and I would not really feel nice about beginning Zeke both.

Rhamondre Stevenson, New England Patriots (at PIT)

I used to be tempted to place each Patriots’ RB on right here, however let’s stick to Rhamondre Stevenson as a result of Damien Harris continues to be the favourite for goal-line carries ought to the Patriots discover themselves ready to attain.

This backfield is what nightmares are made from for fantasy managers. I used to be a bit bullish on Stevenson with the hopes he might take some passing-game work. Instead, this two-man committee turned three.

Harris led this backfield with a 39% snap share, Ty Montgomery was second at 37%, however Stevenson was third at 25% on simply 14 snaps.

On the intense aspect, Stevenson touched the ball on 10 of his 14 appearances. That’s a ridiculous 71% price. It’s additionally what he might want to preserve to have any hope of sustained fantasy worth with out a rise in quantity.

The worst kind of fantasy RB is a two-down again that does not catch passes and does not get goal-line carries. Stevenson is not even a two-down again — he is splitting that position with Harris.

There is an opportunity Stevenson sees extra third-down work now with Montgomery on IR. However, I’m nonetheless not assured beginning Stevenson this week as I’d choose to take a wait-and-see strategy concerning how Bill Belichick fills the void left by Montgomery.

Jason Katz is a Fantasy Analyst at Pro Football Network. You can comply with him on Twitter: @jasonkatz13 and discover extra of his work right here

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