Over/Under: RBs Looking to Step Up in Week 12

Nov 23, 2012

Gunther CunninghamWe hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving along with a little (okay,  A LOT) of football mixed in. If Thursday’s games are any indication, we should be in for a terrific weekend of NFL action. After all, any time you can be treated to these two clips (#1 & #2) in the same day, you just know it bodes well for the rest of the week.

 

With that said, there are plenty of uncertainties facing fantasy owners this weekend. Perhaps leading the way is what folks can expect from 4 RBs poised to see increased roles: Ronnie Hillman, Bryce Brown, Jalen Parmele, & Beanie Wells.

 

To help out, we’ve called on another batch of Featured Pros to give us their Over/Under predictions for each back. Read on to find out their thoughts.

 


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Ronnie Hillman (@ KC)

  Expert   Site  90 Total Yards  0.5 TDs
  Josh Moore  4for4.com  Under  Over
  Muntradamus  Beast Dome  Under  Over
  Mike Tagliere  Tags Fantasy Football  Over  Under
  Chris Wesseling  Rotoworld  Under  Under

 

Josh Moore (4for4.com): UNDER 90 YDs, OVER 0.5 TDs

Not sure John Fox is willing to give Hillman workhorse carries. Should be a solid start in a good matchup, but Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno are expected to be involved.

 

Muntradamus (Beast Dome): UNDER 90 YDs, OVER 0.5 TDs

The Ronnie Hillman project begins now. He has breakaway speed and Peyton Manning will have the Chiefs on their heels all game. Prediction: 80 total yards & 1 TD.

 

Mike Tagliere (Tags Fantasy Football): OVER 90 YDs, UNDER 0.5 TDs

Hillman was already part of this offense before McGahee’s injury and will have a bigger role going forward. With Peyton throwing the ball as well as he is, Hillman should find plenty of space although I believe Ball may steal the TDs.

 

Chris Wesseling (Rotoworld): UNDER 90 YDs, UNDER 0.5 TDs

Committee attack, not good between the tackles.

 

Bryce Brown (vs. CAR)*

  Expert   Site   90 Total Yards   0.5 TDs
 Josh Moore  4for4.com  Under  Over
 Muntradamus  Beast Dome  Under  Under
 Mike Tagliere  Tags Fantasy Football  Over  Over
 Chris Wesseling  Rotoworld  Over  Over

 *Predictions assume that LeSean McCoy will NOT play

 
Josh Moore (4for4.com): UNDER 90 YDs, OVER 0.5 TDs

Brown should receive a full workload with LeSean McCoy out in a good matchup, but the Nick Foles led Eagles offense is cause for concern.

 

Muntradamus (Beast Dome): UNDER 90 YDs, UNDER 0.5 TDs

While Bryce may be a safer start than Jamaal Charles this week if McCoy cannot play, the reality is the Eagles offensive line is not good enough to open up holes all game. Prediction: 70 total yards & 0 TDs.

 

Mike Tagliere (Tags Fantasy Football): OVER 90 YDs, OVER 0.5 TDs

Bryce’s running ability looks good and although it will be tough to run behind that O-Line (just ask McCoy), he’ll get his yards on volume against a bad defense.

 

Chris Wesseling (Rotoworld): OVER 90 TDs, OVER 0.5 TDs

3-down back in a good matchup.

 

Jalen Parmele (vs. TEN)

  Expert   Site   90 Total Yards   0.5 TDs
 Josh Moore  4for4.com  Over  Over
 Muntradamus  Beast Dome  Under  Over
 Mike Tagliere  Tags Fantasy Football  Under  Under
 Chris Wesseling  Rotoworld  Over  Under

 

Josh Moore4for4.com: OVER 90 YDs, OVER 0.5 TDs

The new-look Jaguars appear ready to ride Parmele until MJD returns. Like the potential in a cush matchup with the Titans.

 

Muntradamus (Beast Dome): UNDER 90 YDs, OVER 0.5 TDs

Jalen is in a good position to score this week simply because the Jaguars offense was too good in Week 11 to not set themselves up inside the 10 against the Titans. Plug-N-Play pick of the week is Parmele. Prediction: 80 total yards & 1 TD.

 

Mike Tagliere (Tags Fantasy Football) : UNDER 90 YDs, UNDER 0.5 TDs

Although it’s nice to see a RB on the waiver wire that will get 15-20 touches, I am not very excited about Parmele. MJD and Rashad Jennings couldn’t get much going behind this team and I don’t suspect he will either.

 

Chris Wesseling (Rotoworld): OVER 90 YDs, UNDER 0.5 TDs

Lacks instincts as a runner.

 

Beanie Wells (vs. STL)

  Expert   Site   90 Total Yards   0.5 TDs
 Josh Moore  4for4.com  Under  Over
 Muntradamus  Beast Dome  Under  Over
 Mike Tagliere  Tags Fantasy Football  Under  Under
 Chris Wesseling  Rotoworld  Under  Under

 

Josh Moore (4for4.com): UNDER 90 YDs, OVER 0.5 TDs

In his first game back from IR, Beanie Wells will be worked in with Larod Stephens-Howling behind a poor Cardinals offensive line with Ryan Lindley at the helm. We don’t like Wells’ outlook this week outside of a shot at a short-yardage TD.

 

Muntradamus (Beast Dome): UNDER 90 YDs, OVER 0.5 TDs

The Rams are going to be all over Beanie’s grill simply because Ryan Lindley is no threat. Larod Stephens-Howling is supposed to be in the mix, but Beanie Baby is the one who can score the goal line TD with ease. Prediction: 50 total yards & 1 TD.

 
Mike Tagliere (Tags Fantasy Football): UNDER 90 TDs, UNDER 0.5 TDs

Although Beanie is due back this week, I doubt he gets used very much in his return from the IR. Stephens Howling is actually playing better than Beanie did pre-injury, so I’d avoid this timeshare this week.

 

Chris Wesseling (Rotoworld): UNDER 90 YDs, UNDER 0.5 TDs

O-Line, workload concerns.

 

 

Thanks to this week’s Featured Pros for sharing their thoughts with us. If you’d like to read more of the experts’ advice, please be sure to check out their sites and follow them on Twitter. Best of luck to everyone this weekend!

 

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