If you were lucky enough to get Nick Chubb off your waiver wire, he might just win you your league.(Credit: Ron Schwayne/AP)
Player Team Week 7 Touches 10/21 Season Total Average
Adrian Peterson WAS 25 109 18.2
Saquon Barkley NYG 23 148 21.1
Lamar Miller HOU 23 106 17.6
Kerryon Johnson DET 21 84 14
Marlon Mack IND 21 45 15
Kareem Hunt KC 20 133 19
Alvin Kamara NO 19 119 19.8
Todd Gurley LAR 19 169 24.1
Chris Ivory BUF 19 65 10.8
Dion Lewis TEN 19 102 14.6
James White NE 19 85 12.1
Nick Chubb CLE 18 34 4.9
Ezekiel Elliott DAL 17 156 22.3
David Johnson ARI 17 126 18
T.J. Yeldon JAX 17 109 15.6
Latavius Murray MIN 17 81 11.6
Joe Mixon CIN 16 100 20
Phillip Lindsay DEN 15 90 12.9
Alex Collins BAL 14 99 16.5
Derrick Henry TEN 14 90 12.9
Tarik Cohen CHI 14 67 11.2
Mark Ingram II NO 14 32 16
Christian McCaffrey CAR 13 118 19.6
Jordan Howard CHI 13 101 16.8
Tevin Coleman ATL 13 97 13.9
Royce Freeman DEN 13 75 10.7
Isaiah Crowell NYJ 12 90 12.9
Wendell Smallwood PHI 11 65 10.8
Peyton Barber TB 11 80 13.3
Frank Gore MIA 11 77 11
Corey Clement PHI 10 78 13
LeGarrette Blount DET 10 60 10
Kenyan Drake MIA 10 83 11.9
Alfred Morris SF 9 77 11
Ito Smith ATL 9 51 8.5
Bilal Powell NYJ 6 93 13.3
Nyheim Hines IND 6 73 10.4
Javorius Allen BAL 6 65 9.3
Matt Breida SF 5 79 11.3
Chris Carson SEA DNP 84 16.8
Carlos Hyde CLE DNP 119 19.8
Marshawn Lynch OAK DNP 102 17
James Conner PIT DNP 129 21.5
Giovani Bernard CIN DNP 48 12
Melvin Gordon LAC DNP 121 20.2
Sony Michel NE DNP 94 18.8
Doug Martin OAK DNP 31 5.2
Aaron Jones GB DNP 36 9
Jamaal Williams GB DNP 67 11.2
Austin Ekeler LAC DNP 55 9.2
Chris Thompson WAS DNP 49 12.25
Rashaad Penny SEA DNP 44 8.8
Devonta Freeman ATL DNP 19 9.5
LeSean McCoy BUF DNP 73 14.6
Leonard Fournette JAX DNP 12 12
Dalvin Cook MIN DNP 45 15
Jay Ajayi PHI DNP 50 12.5
Darren Sproles PHI DNP 9 9
Mike Davis SEA DNP 51 8.5

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Nick Chubb

With Carlos Hyde now in Jacksonville, Nick Chubb found himself in a great spot to produce big numbers.  You may think Chubb will still struggle in a subpar offense, but with the volume he will be receiving, no doubt in my mind he will put up RB1 numbers the rest of the season.  If you look back over the first seven weeks, the Browns lead running back has ranked among the top five in rushing attempts in five weeks and top-10 in a sixth week. Even with Duke Johnson seeing the majority of the passing down work, Chubb should see plenty of touches in the run game and should end most weeks among the most used running backs. Chubb was never much of a receiving back to start. He managed to catch just 31 passes in his four years at Georgia. Do not let that discourage you from believing he will produce in all formats. The Browns love to run the football and this is Nick Chubb’s time to shine. As the season goes on, we will be seeing a star in the making.

James White

The Patriots offense is loaded. Tom Brady has explosive players all over the field. James White is one of Brady’s favorite targets that has been consistently producing this season. White’s shiftiness and pass catching abilities have been used heavily in the Patriots offense thus far and it will continue. With Sony Michel listed as week-to-week, White will take on a bigger role in the Patriots backfield. With Jeremy Hill and Rex Burkhead already out for the year, the only other RB for the Patriots right now is Kenjon Barner. Barner will get a good amount of carries, including goal line carries, but the Michel injury will lead to White being on the field more. With that being the case, Brady will be looking to one of his favorite targets way more. In standard leagues the past three weeks, White finished as RB3, RB7, and RB15. I’d be surprised if he weren’t finishing in the top 12 every week until Michel returns.

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Peyton Barber

It is very tough to trust a Buccaneers running back in such a pass heavy offense. While the Bucs lead the NFL in total offense (449.5 yards per game), they rank 31st in rushing yards (85.5 per game). Barber is losing touches to rookie Ronald Jones which hurts Barber’s case for fantasy relevance even more. Barber was a limited participant in practice this week as he is likely to have a small workload come Sunday at Cincinnati. With Ronald Jones likely to see the majority of the touches on Sunday, this could be the moment for the rookie that fantasy owners were waiting for. If Jones is to take advantage of the workload he receives, I envision him taking control of this backfield for the remainder of the season.

Nyheim Hines

The backfield of Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins, and Marlon Mack was a headache for fantasy owners to figure out. After last week, things have seemed to clear up. Marlon Mack had a career game vs Buffalo rushing 19 times for 126 yards and a TD while tacking on 2 catches for 33 yards and a TD. While this is all discouraging for Hines owners, he is not going away anytime soon. Hines took advantage of his limited touches Sunday, rushing five times for 47 yards. He was also targeted twice in the passing game but only managed one catch for minus-five yards. Even though Hines is trending down as he receives less touches, he has proved to be a quality receiver throughout the year.  He remains one of the team’s biggest weapons on offense. Consider Hines a solid bye week fill in or flex play depending on the matchup.

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