The last week of the regular season is here, and that means you should take advantage of Sunday’s massive 15-game slate and win some cash. Running backs can make or break your DFS plays, so it’s important to make the right choice, especially now that your options will dwindle in the postseason.
These are the RBs with the best and worst value in terms of price on DraftKings.
BEST: Miles Sanders (PHI) — $6,800
Sanders continued to impress in Week 16 against the Cowboys defense — which has hovered around being a top-10 team against the rush this year. He logged a career-high 20 carries for 79 yards and a score while also catching five passes for 77 yards. He totaled 26.6 DKFP and has scored three touchdowns in his last two appearances. Jordan Howard (shoulder) still hasn’t been cleared for contact and the Giants’ front line isn’t as good as Dallas’. Sanders should be productive with a heavy workload against New York and will likely be relieved by Boston Scott sparingly throughout the regular season finale.
WORST: Joe Mixon (CIN) — $7,200
Mixon can definitely put up big numbers. After all, he ran for more than 130 yards in Weeks 14 and 15 and has notched at least 20 carries in three consecutive games. But he only managed 9.3 DKFP against one of the worst rush defenses in the league last week, finishing with 50 yards on 21 carries. Cincinnati had a lot of fun throwing the ball against the Dolphins and that trend could continue given that they have the worst record in the NFL. Why not spread the ball around? Mixon’s price tag doesn’t make him a desirable option in this situation.
BEST: Nick Chubb (CLE) — $7,500
The Baltimore Ravens bottled Chubb up last week, but I think he’s ready to bounce back in a big way. The running back has easily been Cleveland’s best offensive weapon, but recorded a season low 4.5 DKFP against the Ravens. But Baltimore has a top five run defense this year. In Week 17 Chubb will face a Bengals team that’s scraping the bottom of the barrel and forked up 106 rushing yards on 15 carries to him in Week 14. He should end the year on a high note.
WORST: Devonta Freeman (ATL) — $6,500
Freeman may have lit up the Jaguars for 33.7 DKFP in his last outing, but don’t expect him to replicate that performance in Week 17. He rushed for 53 yards and a score and caught a season high nine passes for another touchdown, which is a serious anomaly. The fact that the Buccaneers have given up fewer rushing yards (1,094) than any other team doesn’t help Freeman’s case. He’s been a little too streaky choose.