Erik Smith’s RB Rankings
- RBs with a target share of over 15% in Week 6: Christian McCaffrey (38%), Austin Ekeler (29%), Alvin Kamara (29%), Deon Jackson (18%), Rhamondre Stevenson (17%), Leonard Fournette (16%), Mike Boone (16%).
- With Rashaad Penny missing his first game due to injury, Kenneth Walker logged 69% of the snaps and a 10% target share on his way to an RB8 overall finish last week. In Week 7, he faces a Chargers defense still allowing over six yards per carry, making him a legitimate RB1 option in his second start. He’s firmly in the grey area of the end of tier 1 and the beginning of tier 2 this week, and you could make the argument that he belongs in the former. I’d like to see him perform in a negative game script before I lock him into the top group, but for as long as Geno Smith keeps rolling, Walker will be a weekly starter.
- Notable Week 6 snap shares: Eno Benjamin (87%), Darrell Henderson Jr. (71%), Kenyan Drake (58%), Jeff Wilson Jr. (52%), Brian Robinson (47%), Nick Chubb (44%), J.K. Dobbins (27%), Antonio Gibson (26%), Melvin Gordon III (16%).
- I wanted to see how Tony Pollard, a clear backup in an excellent spot against a bad Lions defense, stacked up against Raheem Mostert, a starting running back in a tougher matchup with lackluster production. I ran them through the Range of Outcomes Tool, and Mostert came out on top, largely due to his higher projection for the week. I did think it was interesting to see that Pollard is the safer bet up to 8 PPR points, but it makes sense that Mostert has a higher ceiling. Mostert saw 62% of the snaps last week compared to Pollard’s 40% — if things break right, Mostert has more volume to spike a ceiling week with.
Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options