How a team's running back committee shakes out can make or break the Fantasy value of certain players. Knowing who you can trust can give you a massive edge in your league.
Before you make any kind of roster move involving a running back who is splitting carries this season, you'll want to see SportsLine Fantasy analyst Matt Franciscovich's breakdown of some of the most fluid running back committees. Franciscovich, a former Fantasy football analyst for NFL Network, is a content strategist and writer for EA Sports/Madden NFL competitive esports.
One thing we can tell you heading into Week 6: Franciscovich says Nyheim Hines is the only Colts running back with Fantasy value.
"Last week, I mentioned that Hines had firmly planted his flag in the Colts backfield as the go-to passing down back," Franciscovich said. "Well last Thursday night against the Patriots, not only did Hines dominate as a receiver out if the backfield with seven receptions for 45 yards, but he absorbed a season-high 15 carries as well, for another 45 yards. That's quality flex production in PPR formats. While Hines didn't find the end zone against New England, he had scored twice the previous week, so don't be greedy. He was on the field for 56 snaps, sixth most among all RBs in Week 5. And while Andrew Luck won't be attempting 59 passes every week, Hines proved yet again that he can be relied upon as a Fantasy asset. He's also seen at least nine targets in three of five games on the season."
Franciscovich has also revealed what you should expect moving forward in Philadelphia's backfield after Jay Ajayi suffered a season-ending injury.
So which running backs splitting carries can you trust? And how will the NFL's top running back committees shake out going forward?... Join SportsLine now to see analysis of some of the NFL's key running back committees, all from an experienced Fantasy expert who can give you a huge edge in your league.