Mike Davis led the Bears’ running backs in touches last week, much to the chagrin of David Montgomery. And while neither back did much with the touches they got, it’s a story to follow going forward.
The bench is where you should find both backs in your lineup as the Bears travel to Denver to face a tough defense at altitude. See who you can pick up off the waiver wire.
No AJ Green, and now potentially no Joe Mixon. This means the burden of production falls to Giovani Bernard and while he ran for just 21 yards in relief of Mixon on Sunday, we’re talking about a back in Bernard who has rushed for over 3,000 yards in his career.
Bernard is no scrub, and if you are in a deeper league, he may be worth a pickup.
One of the biggest disappointments in the Browns’ blowout loss was the performance of running back Nick Chubb. Chubb racked up 75 yards on 17 carries, but failed to find the end zone. He also caught the ball 3 times for 10 yards.
Don’t lose faith yet though, because Cleveland will have to rely on big performances from Chubb if they expect to give Baker Mayfield any time to throw. Keep Chubb in your lineup.