Devontae Booker, Broncos: Man, I want to be wrong about this. And I know people are excited for Booker’s workload with Kapri Bibbs now out for the year. But volume or not, he just hasn’t been great. In averaging just 2.8 yards per carry in his past five games, Booker has shown neither burst nor power. I’m not super worried so much about the presence of Justin Forsett this week, though I think he does get some work. Rather, it’s more about what the signing of Forsett (who has been brutal this year) says about what the team thinks about Booker internally.
Julian Edelman is averaging 90 receiving yards in his past four games after averaging just 44.8 in his first eight this season.
Others receiving votes: Fifth among running backs in yards per carry after first contact, hard-running Robert Kelley has better than 83 percent of the Redskins’ running back carries since Week 8. You know I expect Kirk Cousins to move the ball in this one, so I like Kelley’s chances at a score here. The Eagles have allowed a RB rushing touchdown in three straight games. …
Authentic Youth Paul Molitor Jersey Todd Gurley, Rams: I realize the Falcons may seem like an inviting matchup, but I’m nervous here. Other than that Philly game, where the Eagles ran all over them, the Falcons have allowed fewer than 60 RB rushing yards in five of the past six games. Now, some of that is due to shootouts or the other team, but with a rookie QB under center and a defense that has struggled recently, expect Atlanta to both score a lot of points and stack the box and make Jared Goff beat them.
Limited Womens Sam Martin Jersey Rashad Jennings, Giants: Jennings is starting to come on, just like he did last season, but I’m nervous here. The Cowboys have allowed the third-fewest running back points per game this season (12.3) and RB rushing yards per game (71.3), and I have a sneaky feeling we see more Paul Perkins in this one. Jennings is more of a flex play for me than a solid RB2. You need him, and not Perkins (or maybe a returning Shane Vereen), to be the pass-catcher here, as I suspect the Giants move the ball through the air, not on the ground.