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NFL DFS Thanksgiving Day - Running Backs

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is very expensive compared to the other RBs.  If you pay up for him, he better score two touchdowns!

Samaje Perine is now THE Redskins running back with the loss of Chris Thompson.  Byron Marshall has been added to the roster and is an elite pass catcher, but I don't see him taking carries away from Perine.

Orleans Darkwa against the Redskins defense is looking like a solid play.  Darkwa is top 5 in fantasy points per snap, thanks to 4.84 yards per carry.

The Lions running backs against one of the top defenses in the leagues is a terrible matchup, but go figure, the only time Ameer Abdullah has rushed for more than 86 yards was against Minnesota in week 4.  His 94 rushing yards that week were the most allowed by the Vikings this season.  I would not expect a repeat performance.  Le'Veon Bell and Jordan Howard are the only other RBs to rush for more than 70 yards! 

The Vikings can't decide who their lead back is.  Since Dalvin Cook went down, Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray have each lead the team in fantasy points three times. However, if you want to flip a coin between Murray and McKinnon, the Lions run defense has allowed 10 rushing touchdowns!

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