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Ryan Torain (@ Jax)
After his 172 yard outburst in Week 14, Torain came out to put up 101 total yards and a TD last weekend against the Cowboys. The Jaguars have about as bad of a defense as Dallas does, so to expect any less would be uncivilized.
Fred Jackson (vs NE)
The Bills will need Freddy to perform well in this one if they expect to keep the game close. He’s not a special back by any means, but he is the type who can do it all and will be asked to do so this Sunday. 100 total yards and a TD isn’t out of the question.
Danny Woodhead (@ Buf)
Danny Woodhead needs to be a household name. The records this kid set at his High School in North Platte, Wisconsin, and at his D-II school at Chadron State College are simply staggering. I mean Madden 2011-style staggering.
The kid averaged 183 rushing yards/game over FOUR YEARS at Chadron State (212.0 was his highest average—junior Year) and had 109 total TDs during that time (38 was his most—junior year).
He rushed for more than 200 yards in 19 of his 39 appearances and scored in 37 straight contests, both NCAA records.
Just to top it all off, Woodhead also ran track in high school for one year and broke his school’s 100-meter record with a time of 10.5 seconds. Undrafted or not, this kid is special.
Beyond that, watch Brady use him extensively out of the backfield this week against a Buffalo defense that covers receivers fairly well—but not so much the quick little running backs.
Ryan Mathews (@ Cin)
I can actually see the rookie getting 20 touches this weekend against a Bengals team that won’t be able to put up much of a fight. How much that produces from a fantasy aspect, I’m not sure, but he’s definitely worth playing as a flex this Sunday.
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