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Fantasy: 3 RBs to drop


3 RBs to drop heading into Week 6

By: Jake Rajala

The running back position never becomes less dreamy in fantasy football. Although, there are some RB faces that transcend into less-pleasing profiles as the season goes along. With that said, I’m going to untwine a few RBs that fantasy owners should move on from heading into Week 6.

Mark Ingram

The Saints bowling-ball RB, Mark Ingram, was outmuscled by the Taysom Hill show and Alvin Kamara last week. Ingram (rostered in 28% of Yahoo leagues) had nine carries for 16 yards (as he currently has 38 carries for 144 yards and one TD on the season), while Hill had nine carries for 112 rushing yds and Kamara notched 103 rushing yds on 23 carries. It wasn’t a surprise when the former BYU QB that once squatted 626 pounds won NFC Offensive Player of The Week last week. AK isn’t only back to being healthy, but Hill is clearly going to be regularly involved to help heal their prior offensive woes.

James Cook

James Cook may be Dalvin Cook’s brother, but James (rostered in 34% of ESPN leagues) certainly doesn’t have the same magical ability that Dalvin has at this point. In 2022 — James has ousted 17 carries for 89 yards, four catches for 37 yards, & a touchdown. His best single-game performance arrived last week (four carries for 31 yards). There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for his career, but I don’t foresee him being a threat soon.

Rex Burkhead

The world belongs to Rex Burkhead Dameon Pierce, to say the least. Pierce has somehow managed to oust 412 rushing yards, 4.8 YPC, and a few touchdowns right now. I don’t love the road ahead for Rex Burkhead (rostered in 27% of ESPN leagues). He has only registered 64 rushing yards on 20 carries (along with 18 catches for 112 yards).

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