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Bo Scarbrough Week 14 Outlook - Lions at Vikings

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thursday, Dec 5th

It's all but settled that Scarbrough is the early-down back with Johnson and J.D. McKissic mixed-in on passing downs. Projecting gamescript is massive with this backfield, as Scarbrough has totaled 53 rushing attempts, but just one target. This game has the Vikings as massive 14-point favorites, which doesn't bode well for Scarbrough's role, as the game can get out of hand rather quickly. While the Vikings secondary has been suspect all year, their run defense is better than they looked on Monday night. Prior to allowing Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny to go bonkers against them, the Seahawks had allowed just four running backs finish better than RB20 against them all season. Oddly enough, Johnson's 9.7-PPR point performance in Week 7 qualifies, as it was a low-scoring week in fantasy football. Just half of the Vikings opponents have had a running back who's totaled at least 15 carries, and it's extremely tough to say Scarbrough will. The fact that the Vikings have allowed just seven running backs to reach double-digit points (only Vikings, 49ers, Bucs can say that) should be enough to scare you off Scarbrough as anything more than a low-ceiling, low-floor, low-end RB3/high-end RB4.

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