Sep 29, 2012
The Cincinnati Bengals are tying to make the AFC North a three team race, and by winning two of their first three games, have put themselves in a good spot thus far. Fantasy football owners have hit the gold mine withAndy Dalton thus far, but this week figures to belong to the running game.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis has underperformed based on my preseason love for him (averaging 68 yards per game and 3.6 yards per carry), but that should change this Sunday against the Jags. Jacksonville is giving up more fantasy points to opposing running backs than all but two teams, as they have been gashed for 154.3 yards on the ground per game this season. They have given up 5 rushing touchdowns through 3 weeks, including two to a runner in Ben Tate who is a poor mans version of Green-Ellis.
This is going to be a ball control game, with plenty of run plays for both sides. Bernard Scott is questionable for this contest, which should mean a 23+ carry game for the Law Firm. He is a RB1 in all formats this week, as he has as good a chance to score multiple touchdowns as any running back.