Fantasy Football 2010 : Chris Johnson and 4 Explosive RB Performances In Week 7
This week in the NFL is full of competitive games that will be dominated by the rushing attack.
Choose your starters wisely, noticing the effectiveness of their rushing defense. There are some versatile running backs in particular that will take advantage of their weak defensive matchup in the following slides.
It will be an exciting week for fantasy owners and just plain football fans to see these powerful and elusive running backs run all over their opposing teams.
Don't forget to start the following.....
Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
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Week 7 Opponent: Buffalo Bills
Ray Rice is coming off of two great weeks in which he was effective and productive against the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots.
This week Ray Rice will have his best game of the season rushing for over 100 yards and multiple touchdowns, against the 32nd-ranked rushing defense of Buffalo.
Cedric Benson, Cincinnati Bengals
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Week 7 Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
With the Cincinnati Bengals starting off the season 2-3, they are now entering Week 7 fresh off of a bye.
Sure to be playing at their best, any starting player on the Bengals offense would be a good choice. But more specifically, Cedric Benson will have a game similar to his Week 5 performance, except score at least a touchdown as well.
In Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Benson had 23 rushing attempts for 144 yards along with two receptions for 19 yards.
Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
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Week 7 Opponent: Carolina Panthers
In Week 6, Frank Gore had his best game of the season rushing for 149 yards in the 49ers first win. Gore only has a total of three touchdowns in 2010, but expect him to score at least a couple on Sunday against the 26th-ranked rushing defense of the Carolina Panthers.
Since Gore received 25 carries last Sunday, the most this season, and the 49ers won for the first time this year, you can figure that he'll see the ball a bunch in Carolina.
In the 2010 season, when Gore gets 20 carries or more he runs for at least 77 yards.
Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Week 7 Opponent: Miami Dolphins
Reportedly, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin thinks that Mendenhall has seen too many carries and will receive less of a workload, but I wouldn't let this concern you.
Unless you also have one of these other backs listed, you should not hesitate to start Mendenhall because he's been producing tremendously this season.
Mendenhall is fourth in the entire National Football League for rushing yards per game with an average of 99.
Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
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Week 7 Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Johnson has simply been spectacular in his last two games and this week he goes up against the rushing defense of Philadelphia who allows an average of 115.7 rushing YPG.
In Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, Johnson ran 19 times for 131 yards and two touchdowns, as well as a reception for a yard. In Week 6, he rushed 26 times for 111 yards and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also managed to make two receptions for 20 yards.
Another multiple touchdown performance is likely from Chris Johnson in Week 7.