Jordan Howard and Matt Jones are both trending downwards, yet they need to be pushed even further (down five spots each).
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Howard has nothing going for him in Week 8. Not only is Ka’Deem Carey looking better out of the backfield, but Howard has turned his 12 red-zone rushing attempts this season into only 15 yards and one TD, and now he gets to face a Minnesota defense that has resembled an angry brick wall. Oh, and Jeremy Langford returned to practice on Tuesday. Chicago's backfield is about to be disgusting, Minnesota matchup aside. Pass.
Meanwhile Matt Jones has been all Jekyll and Hyde lately, with TDs in Weeks 2, 4 and 6 alongside very poor Weeks 1,3,5 and 7. Gambler’s fallacy would have us hammer Jones hard in Week 8 due to this, but the reality is that he’s pretty spotty. He’s fumbled the ball eight times in his first 20 NFL games, including three already this season. This led to Chris Thompson (#25 against #30 consensus) getting the majority of Washington’s RB looks.
Relying on either Howard or Jones looks unwise, though I suppose they make for a major DFS tournament pivot.
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