We’re done with Wild Card weekend and the Divisional Round is approaching. The next installment of playoff football brings a new four-game DFS slate. Some running backs in the Divisional Round are worth their price tags, but other might not be. We broke down what running backs in this weekend’s slate could be overvalued.
Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens ($6,700)
Ingram still hasn’t practiced since suffering a calf injury in Week 16, which is cause for concern. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Ingram looked good doing running drills last week and expects him to play come Saturday, but that doesn’t tell us how many touches he’ll get. Baltimore has other options it can go with if Ingram isn’t quite up to speed in the Divisional Round.
Lamar Jackson will impact the running game in a big way, but so can backup running backs Gus Edwards and Justice Hill. Both Edwards and and Hill reached double-digits in DKFP in Week 17, and they could be candidates to split a significant amount of this weekend’s workload. Ingram’s status leading up to game day is something you should monitor.
Travis Homer, Seattle Seahawks ($5,100)
Homer reached double-digits in DKFP in Weeks 16 and 17 but had an underwhelming showing against the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round. The rookie tallied 12 rushing yards on 11 carries and hasn’t scored a touchdown this season. Meanwhile, Marshawn Lynch ($4,800) has reached the end zone twice in two appearances.
If Homer got more carries or was put in scoring position more often, he might be worth a play. But for now, it appears like a few other less expensive running back options have similar upside. Seattle’s offense is centered around putting the ball in Russell Wilson’s hands and letting him make plays. Homer should remain an afterthought moving forward.