Title: Running backs poised for fantasy success in Week 15 matchups
In Week 14 of the NFL season, Ezekiel Elliott showcased his skills and filled in admirably for an injured teammate. Although he faced some difficulties on the ground, he excelled in the passing game, making a significant impact with seven catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. This outstanding performance resulted in him scoring an impressive 27 points in PPR (Points Per Reception) format.
The New England Patriots have been heavily targeting their running backs this season, ranking fifth in receptions to the position with 74. This bodes well for running backs facing them, such as Elliott, suggesting they could have success in Week 15.
Another player who has been thriving lately is James Cook. Since Joe Brady took over as offensive coordinator, Cook has been consistent, scoring a minimum of 16 points in each game. He has also been effective in the passing game, tallying 14 catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the last three games. Despite facing a tough matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, Cook remains a confident start as a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs are expected to receive ample opportunities for the Detroit Lions in Week 15 as they take on the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have struggled against the run throughout the season, making Montgomery and Gibbs appealing fantasy options. Montgomery, in particular, has found the end zone in almost every game he has finished this season, further solidifying his potential for success against the Broncos.
Zack Moss has faced some difficulties in his recent outings as the Indianapolis Colts’ starter. However, he has a favorable matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15. The Steelers have been vulnerable against running backs in recent games, allowing both James Conner and Ezekiel Elliott to score a minimum of 22.5 PPR points. Despite his recent lack of production, Moss remains a confident start as a No. 2 running back across all fantasy leagues.
Heading into Week 15, fantasy football managers should keep a close eye on these running backs. With their potential to deliver big performances and the favorable matchups they face, they could be instrumental in securing crucial victories in the fantasy playoffs.
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