2020 NFL Fantasy Betting: Top 10 Week 13 Running Backs To Keep An Eye Out

By The Capital Sports Report Staff

With few more weeks remaining before the NFL playoffs will end, the competition is getting more exciting. Looking into the current standings, the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, and Tennessee Titans are AFC’s top seed. While in the NFC, the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, and the New York Giants dominate the games.

Aside from the real NFL games, the virtual betting world is also coming up with intensified Daily Fantasy Sports football games. Since the start of the NFL campaign in September, bookies have done their part in creating sets of DFS football games for every bettor. As the NFL is about to begin the Divisional rounds in a month, fantasy games are also going wild.

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook scores a touchdown against the Detroit Lions
Dalvin Cook scores a touchdown against the Detroit Lions (Photo by Dalvin Cook/Instagram)

As the Week 13 Playoffs start on Sunday, you might consider realigning your fantasy roster. Today, big sleepers and waiver wire players have performed well and can do the same in DFS. Hence, if you’d like to build more NFL fantasy strategy to win big prizes, here are the top running backs you should pick up if you do not already have them on your teams.

Related: JV Game: Steelers defeat Ravens in lackluster performance

Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings)

Accomplishing a 186-yard performance against the Cowboys in Week 11, Dalvin Cook had the best moment of his running back career in the NFL. That said, he currently tops the fantasy football rankings with 20.4 projected points. Cook has been a top pick since day one and continues to live with that legacy today. 

Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans)

The Titans had successfully dispatched the Ravens in Week 11 after Derrick Henry completed 133 rush yards and a touchdown. It was one of the most anticipated matches in the AFC where the Titans showed real resiliency. That said, Henry’s fantasy projected fantasy points went up at 14.2, settling next to Cook. 

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Nick Chubb (Cleveland Browns)

The Eagles’ defensive plan was destroyed during their match-up with the Cleveland Browns after Nick Chubb relentlessly accomplished a 54-yard run. He was in his best form, putting up a show against their rival team. With this, Chubb’s fantasy points settle at 13.9, which allows him to get the third rank in RB fantasy ranking. 

Josh Jacobs (Las Vegas Raiders)

The Raiders had faced the Chiefs in Week 11, which was the toughest schedule for them. Although they lost to the defending champs, Josh Jacobs had shown an emphatic performance to accomplish a 99-yard run with 12 carriers. Looking into his fantasy points, Jacobs settles at the fourth rank with a 13.9 projected score. 

Related: Chargers’ Tyrod Taylor will not file a grievance against team

Aaron Jones (Green Bay Packers)

Picking-up at least a 15-yard run against the Colts, Aaron Jones had done his best for the Green Bay Packers. Although the ball was not on their side, the Packers remained the top team in the NFC North. With 13.7 projected fantasy points, Jones is another RB player you can choose for this week’s DFS games. 

James Robinson (Jacksonville Jaguars)

The Jaguars are currently at the bottom seed in the AFC South with only one victory. In Week 11, they faced the undefeated Steelers and failed to win. Although the fate of the Jaguars this year might be dark, James Robinson is an undeniable talent in the running back. His fantasy points lie at 13.6, which helped him to sit at the 6th rank. 

Related: Seahawks win seventh straight over the Eagles on MNF

Miles Sanders (Philadelphia Eagles)

Currently earning 12.8 projected fantasy points, Miles Sanders is another RB that will surely help you dominate your next DFS football games. In Week 11, they faced the Browns yet weren’t able to end up the win. Despite the loss, the Eagles remained as the top team in the NFC East before losing it to the New York Giants this past weekend.

Ezekiel Elliot (Dallas Cowboys)

The Cowboys defeated the Vikings in Week 11, snapping a four-game losing streak. Ezekiel Elliot was one reason for their victory. Zeke currently got 12.6 projected fantasy points, making him another good choice for the RB position.

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James Conner (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Needless to say, the Steelers are having the best NFL season today with an undefeated record. James Conner, the team’s starting RB, had an impact in making all their matches successful. He registered 89-rushing yards on 13 carries. Also, he added three receptions, which made them victorious against the Jaguars.

Mike Davis (Carolina Panthers)

After a dream match-up against the Lions in Week 11, the Panthers had won the game by a sweeping score. Mike Davis had excellently performed in the running back position, making him clinch the 10th spot in the DFS RB rankings. He got 12.1 projected fantasy points and will indeed soar high if he can do well in his next games. 

Related: Packers won third straight game vs. Bears in 41-25 win at Lambeau Field

Takeaway

Running backs play a significant role both in real and fantasy football games. They work directly with the quarterbacks in making seamless passes and rushes. If you aim to win abundantly in this week’s DFS football games, considering the top ten RB’s ranked above in your roster will save your day.

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