Fellow rookie Giovani Bernard may also be key to many championships as the Cincinnati Bengals get the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings. The Bengals are not running very much but Gio and the BenJarvus Green-Ellis are splitting carries with the upside going to Bernard when plays need to be made.
Hopefully Frank Gore owners get a 1st round bye as San Fran will host the Seahawks but after that it's a matchup with the Bucs and a home game against the Falcons!
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On the season, the St. Louis Rams are near the bottom of the barrel in fantasy points from the RB position, but Zac Stacy changed all of that. Over the last 5 weeks, the Rams are top 5 and a recent injury to Stacy have left the job to Benny Cunningham. Cunningham rushed for over 100 yards on 13 carries after Stacy suffered a concussion. The Rams don't have great matchups going forward, but a starting RB is a starting RB.
Rashard Mendenhall has been productive for the Arizona Cardinals this season, rushing for 5 TDs and almost 400 yards, but is slowly losing snaps to Andre Ellington. Ellington has nearly half the carries, but almost 100 yards more than Mendenhall and his 42 targets nearly triples Mendenhall's involvement in the Cardinals pass attack. Andre has seen double digit carries in 3 of the last 4 games, rushing for 262 yards and a TD. The Cardinals have nice matchups with the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans in the early playoff rounds, before a tough game in Seattle against the Seahawks.
C.J. Anderson is a deep league, desperation add just in case Knowshon Moreno is going to miss significant time and Montee Ball doesn't get to handle all of the Denver Broncos snaps.
Best RB with the Worst Matchups
Beast Mode will have to be engaged if Marshawn Lynch wants to help his fantasy owners win their championship. The Seattle Seahawks will face the San Francisco 49ers, the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals during the playoffs. Lynch has 11 total TDs, placing him near the top of the fantasy RB charts this season.
If you still consider Ray Rice one of the best RBs in the NFL, than he join Marshawn Lynch as the best RB with the worst matchups. The Baltimore Ravens have to run the ball against the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots after a Week 14 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.