The current fantasy football season showed that you cannot have enough backups for your starters. This week, we will look at running backs with the easiest schedules. Thus, you can grab them and have backups when a starting RB suffers an injury.
Your running back room is probably solid if you have reached the last weeks. On the other hand, weeks 15–17 feature favorable matchups, so you should have a handcuff in case an RB gets hurt. To further restrict your opponent’s choices, you may be able to fit their handcuff into your roster. According to sportsbook pay per head reviews and news sites, defense is the key to winning championships. Seize your opponent’s handcuff if you cannot find your own.
Running Backs with the Easiest Schedules
The fantasy playoffs are the only time to start Austin Ekeler. Kelley could be a flex option in deeper leagues for those with injury concerns, given the favorable matchups. Broncos have given up the most PPR points at the position, making Week 17’s game the juiciest. For a fantasy league final, it is just what is needed.
Which one—Tyler Allgeier or Bijan Robinson? The bright side is that there are plenty of mouthwatering pairings. The Panthers have given up more running touchdowns than any other team this season (14). Chicago and Indianapolis rank high in the league for the most points allowed to running backs in PPR scoring this season.
Enlisting Kenneth Gainwell as a backup plan might be wise if DeAndre Swift gets hurt; they are on a committee together. Regarding points per game (PPR), the Eagles rank third with 130 per game, while the Championship Week opponent, the Cardinals, has given up the third-most points to running backs this season. The Eagles should have already secured a postseason berth by now, and they might play a little more with a rotating roster, so Gainwell is a solid bet.