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Joshua Kelley Week 3 Outlook - Chargers at Vikings

By Derek Brown (FantasyPros), Sat, Sep 23rd 2023, 4:05am EDT

Kelley will be the team's workhorse again this week. In Week 2, he played 79% of the snaps with 13 touches and 39 total yards. The matchup with the Titans was brutal. That's not the case this week. Don't let a one-week sample as the team's starter with disappointing results in a wretched matchup push you away from Kelley this week. In the preseason, among 104 qualifying backs, Kelley ranked first in yards after contact per attempt and 14th in elusive rating. In Week 1, he had 2.81 yards after contact per attempt with his 16 rushing attempts. Minnesota has the second-lowest stuff rate this season, but they have also held opposing runners to the 13th-lowest yards after contact per attempt. Let's break this tie with what Minnesota has allowed to zone runs. This season, they have permitted the fourth-highest yards per carry to zone runs. In Kelley's career, 53.6% of his runs have been on zone plays (2022: 44.8%). Week 3 Positional Value: RB2 with RB1 upside

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