Six weeks of the NFL regular season has come and gone, which means we are nearly halfway through the fantasy regular season. This week’s fantasy player movement should be all about running backs — some were hurt this past week, giving others value. Other teams had their first week without a former lead back and we could see how they reacted.
On top of the running back situations, there are some receivers who have been scoring machines and others who should be producing but are coming off a down week.
FIVE PLAYERS TO ADD
1. RB Le’Mical Perine, New York Jets
The Jets have recently let go of both Le’Veon Bell and Kalen Ballage — both had taken third-down snaps for New York at various points this year. Without them, Perine took over as the third-down back. As the only team without a victory, the Jets will have their third-down back on the field more than most teams. Along with playing those snaps, he saw just under half of the first- and second-down snaps as well. It wouldn’t be surprising if he started taking more of those snaps from Frank Gore as the season goes on. They have the easiest schedule for running backs the rest of the season.
2. RB Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles
Miles Sanders left the Eagles last game with a knee injury,and is expected to miss at least this game and possibly another. Scott took the majority of snaps after Sanders left. In the second half, Scott played over 80% of the Eagles' offensive snaps. Because it’s not a long-term injury, it would only make sense to pick up Scott if he fits in your starting lineup in one of the next two weeks. He is also a decent handcuff option at running back in general.