Boston Scott – Philadelphia Eagles
Boston Scott has slipped into the RB1 spot as Miles Sanders is listed as out for Week 1.
Scott should be a favorable play here in Week 1 against a Washington defense that ranked 29th against opposing RB’s.
He is listed on DFS sites at a bargain for his worth at $4,700 on FanDuel and $4,800 on DraftKings.
Marlon Mack – Indianapolis Colts
Marlon Mack is still listed as the RB1 despite the team bringing in Jonathan Taylor and has a favorable Week 1 matchup to prove his worth.
It is expected that the Colts could go with a run-heavy offense considering the Jacksonville Jaguars are listed 30 in the rankings against opposing RBs. His price on DraftKings is $5,300 and FanDuel is $6,100
Justin Jackson – Los Angeles Chargers
With Melvin Gordon now out of the picture, Justin Jackson has moved up to the RB2 slot for the Chargers at daily fantasy sites.
Austin Eckler is the clear RB1 for the Chargers but is more of a pass-catching back than anything. Jackson gives the team a great running option against a great matchup in the Cincinnati Bengals who are ranked 26 against opposing RBs.
His price on DraftKings is $4,400 and on FanDuel is $4,500.
Kenyan Drake – Arizona Cardinals
Kenyan Drake is the RB1 for the Arizona Cardinals and is expected to get the touches, but the Cards have a less than favorable matchup in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers who ranked third against opposing RBs.
This was one of the top-ranked defenses last season and will make that known early on in Week 1.
Jordan Howard – Miami Dolphins
Despite being a running back for the Dolphins, Howard is opening up the season against a tough New England Patriots run defense that is ranked second against opposing RBs.
Along with the Patriots bringing a tough NFL defense, the Dolphins have problems of their own on the offensive line which doesn’t help Howard’s case at all.
Le’Veon Bell – New York Jets
Bell’s situation could not be any worse. Not only are they going up against a Buffalo Bills defense that ranks 12 against opposing RB’s but Adam Gase has made it clear that Bell and newly acquired Frank Gore will in fact be splitting carries 60/40.
Along with a tough Week 1 matchup, the Jets offensive line is not anything to write home about either.
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