FanDuel DFS NFL Week 18 picks and lineup advice: Running Back
Jonathan Taylor ($10200) will be the premiere play at running back on this slate, and for good reason. With the Colts fighting for a playoff spot against the lowly Jaguars Taylor is almost a lock for one hundred plus yards and a couple of touchdowns. The big question will be whether to play Taylor or Cooper Kupp in your cash lineups, and I will be likely rolling with Taylor this week.
A little cheaper than Taylor is Alvin Kamara ($9000) who finally saw some serious involvement last week and now gets a great matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. With the Saints playoff hopes on the line, expect the ball to be in Kamara’s hands more often than not on Sunday.
Eli Mitchell ($8000) has been an extremely viable option in games where he is the starter, seeing at least 21 rushing attempts in his last four starts. Keep an eye on him as he has been popping up on the injury report with a knee issue, but I am not afraid of the Rams defense if Mitchell sees 25 opportunities at this price point.
David Montgomery ($7600) is the majority of the Bears offense and should see 25 plus opportunities against a poor Vikings defense. With Justin Fields likely not playing, look for this Bears offense to run through Montgomery this week.
D’Onta Foreman ($6900) is also a very appealing volume play in cash lineups, as he has been seeing the volume in Derrick Henry’s absence and is a good bet to get a touchdown or two against a poor Texans defense with the Titans looking to lock up the one seed.
Devin Singletary ($6700) is coming off of his best week of the season and now gets another fantastic matchup against the Jets where the Bills should be playing with a big lead. Singletary has taken over this Bills backfield in recent weeks and could be in for another huge game this week.
Rhamondre Stevenson ($6500) was one of my favorite plays last week and delivered and I think he can get it done again against an average Dolphins run defense. With Harris constantly injured, you can bet on Stevenson to at least get 15 rushing attempts with some goal-line looks as well.
Finally, Le’Veon Bell ($5200) will be one of the biggest question marks of the week as he projects to be the starter on the Bucs this week. While his opportunity will likely be there for this price point, he genuinely does look terrible on the field and while I may play him in cash, he will not touch a single tournament lineup of mine.