Todd Gurley has now seen three double digit performances in a row, while Brian Hill has maintained his smaller role consistently throughout this season. They will head to New Orleans this weekend to take on a stingy Saints rushing defense. Are either of these backs capable of putting together a fantasy worthy performance in Week 11? We break down the analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Falcons RBs Todd Gurley, Brian Hill
Todd Gurley is averaging just 3.7 yards per carry this season, which isn’t particularly impressive by most standards, but his nine touchdowns have made him a weekly fantasy starter thus far. Averaging only 65 yards per game, Gurley’s season has been saved by his average of one touchdown per week, allowing him to tally an average of 15.0 PPR points per game. He owns the red zone in this backfield and therefore owners can continue to start him on a weekly basis due to his high usage in the most important section of the field for fantasy purposes. He has a tough match-up against a Saints defense that has allowed only three rushing TDs to RBs this season, so expectations should be tempered. Even so, with a stronghold on the workload and red zone carries in this backfield, start Gurley as an RB2 in Week 11.
Brian Hill had a big game in Week 3 in which he scored his only touchdown of the season. Since then, Hill has been nothing more than a role player, averaging 6.2 fantasy points per game. Should Gurley go down at any point this season, Hill would hold some value as a fantasy starter. Until then, he is nothing more than a handcuff and should remain on benches this weekend against a tough New Orleans defense.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Todd Gurley as an RB2
Sit Brian Hill