Week 10 Fantasy RB Studs
With the NFL season pass the halfway mark and week 10 now under everyone’s belt, MFST will take a look at 3 fantasy RB studs, along with a bonus from the week that helped carry the offensive slacks for their teams
Ezekiel Elliot, Dallas Cowboys
Week 10 stats: 21 Carries, 114 Yards, 2 Touchdown; 2 Receptions, 95 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Rookie running back sensation, and Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate Ezekiel Elliot continues to shine for the Dallas Cowboys, helping them keep their winning streak of 8-games alive with a monstrous game in week 10’s 35-30 win over the Steelers. Elliot rushed for 114 yards, and caught 2 passes for 95 yards, for a total of 209 total yards, along with 2 touchdowns on the ground and an 83-yard receiving touchdown. Elliot is the NFL’s leading rusher with 1,005 and is averaging 111.7 yards per game, as the former Buckeye has been the most dominant rusher through week 10.
DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
Week 10 stats: 17 Carries, 123 Yards, 1 Touchdown; 2 Receptions, 33 Yards; 1-of-1 10 yards, Touchdown pass
In week 10, DeMarco Murray had himself a field day, as the NFL’s second-leading rusher busted out a 75-yard rush for a touchdown on his first carry of the game. Murray’s production remained steady throughout the game as he went off for 123 yards on 17 carries, and 2 Total touchdowns, one of which a 10-yard passing touchdown to Delanie Walker on a trick play. Murray is the NFL’s second-leading rusher with 930, only trailing Ezekiel Elliot’s 1,005 yards, as he’s been one of the biggest surprises after a disappointing season for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015.
Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
Week 10 stats: 19 Carries, 109 Yards, 2 Touchdowns; 2 Receptions, 30 Yards
Ryan Mathews has struggled all season and has seen his role diminish, after receiving just 9 carries over his last 2 games for a total of 25 yards. And one week after Doug Pederson named Darren Sproles as the Eagles main back, Mathews must’ve taken the announcement personal as the man seemed on a mission. Mathews rushed for a season-high 109 yards and 2 touchdowns that came in the red zone, along with 2 receptions for 30 yards, while enjoying his best game of the season in week 10’s 24-15 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Bonus: LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
Week 10 stats: 21 Carries, 69 Yards, 3 Touchdowns
Although LeGarrette Blount averaged just 3.29 yards per carry against a stingy Seattle defense, and was expected to lose touches with Dion Lewis’ return, the Patriots continued with their trend of handing the ball to Blount in the red zone. And when called upon, Blount answered and continued his bulldozing ways en route to his 8th game with at least a score and was able to find the end zone for a season-high three times in week 10’s 31-24 loss. With Blount’s three scores, he is now the NFL-leading touchdown rusher with 12, and looks to continue his trend of reaching the end zone in week 11’s matchup against the Ravens.
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