Studs like Melvin Gordon, Matt Forte and Devonta Freeman are on a bye this week, and others may be struggling to determine which backs may have a fantastic game this week. Listed here are some suggestions to assist with these crucial choices.

SIT: Matt Asiata, Minnesota Vikings

Matt Asiata's most important worth has come from his function as Minnesota's goal line back. He has however to surpass 60 rushing yards this season, and his three touchdowns have all come in the one-yard line. This week, he will face the Arizona Cardinals defense, who are second-best within the league in avert operating back fantasy points. Also, the Cardinals defense is second-best inside the league in stopping their opponents from getting into the red zone. (Interestingly, the Baltimore Ravens will be the ideal at preventing this.) Because the Vikings offense is going by means of a cold streak, Asiata will have a really hard time capitalizing. Previously, he's been worth a flex spot within the correct matchup, but this weekend he's a definite bench player.


SIT: Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens

West has had two breakout games (against the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants, two OK run defenses) plus a bunch of mediocre ones, at the very least fantasywise. That becoming mentioned, some may have continued to start him seeing he was the feature back for Baltimore. Nonetheless, the entrance of Kenneth Dixon has taken some snaps away from West, removing a number of his appeal. Furthermore, the Ravens are facing a Cowboys defense is that is within the leading five of stopping operating backs from scoring fantasy points. West needs to be left around the bench this week in standard leagues.


Get started: Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns

Crowell has been on a cold streak right after going off within the very first 4 weeks of the season. It's completely understandable if you are wary of him right after a 23-yard line against Baltimore final week and also a 4-yard clunker against Dallas the week before. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that the Ravens and Cowboys are within the major 5 of stopping fantasy points for operating backs, whilst his opponent this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers, are second-worst in the league in that exact same metric. In spite of a reduce in touches, Crowell continues to be the main back for Cleveland's offense, so if he's going to stay on your roster, you need to give him a possibility to redeem himself this week


Get started: Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers

Stewart has been hit or miss because returning from injury in week six. In that return, he went for 85 yards and two touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints, and he faces that team once again tonight on Thursday Night Football. The Saints are weak against the run, and the Panthers offense has the advantage of getting at home tonight. Stewart is actually a must-start tonight in spite of his lack of production the past two games.