Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Isaiah Crowell or Carlos Hyde

 
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  Isaiah Crowell
RB - NYJ
Isaiah Crowell
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Active
Carlos Hyde
RB - JAC
Carlos Hyde
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 32-
Best Rank# 22-
Worst Rank# 38-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. MIN vs. HOU-
Matchup Rank2421-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att20.623.6
Rush Yds79.782.1
Rush TD0.40.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total77.871.1-
Avg Game13.011.9-
Avg Projection7.61.0-
Week 65.23.4-
    
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Injury AlertFoot-
Weather51 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
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  Isaiah Crowell
RB - NYJ
Isaiah Crowell
Carlos Hyde
RB - JAC
Carlos Hyde
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at DET
10 rush, 102 yds, 2 td
at NYG
22 rush, 62 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIA
12 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
16 rush, 43 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at CLE
16 rush, 34 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
23 rush, 98 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at JAC
4 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
22 rush, 82 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. DEN
15 rush, 219 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at KC
17 rush, 63 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. IND
13 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at DAL
14 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. MIN vs. HOU
Week 8 at CHI vs. PHI
Week 9 at MIABYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. BUF at IND
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. PIT
Week 12 vs. NE at BUF
Week 13 at TEN vs. IND
Week 14 at BUF at TEN
Week 15 vs. HOU vs. WAS
Week 16 vs. GB at MIA
Week 17 at NE at HOU
  Isaiah Crowell
RB - NYJ
Isaiah Crowell
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Active
Carlos Hyde
RB - JAC
Carlos Hyde
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
OUT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts11.33.0
Rush Yards47.310.0
Rush TDs0.30.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.70.0
Rec Yards12.40.0
Rec TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points7.61.0
   
  Isaiah Crowell
RB - NYJ
Isaiah Crowell
Carlos Hyde
RB - JAC
Carlos Hyde
2018 Points 
Week 122.212.5
Week 23.911.0
Week 317.122.3
Week 40.314.2
Week 529.17.7
Week 65.23.4
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  Isaiah Crowell
RB - NYJ
Isaiah Crowell
Carlos Hyde
RB - JAC
Carlos Hyde
2018 Targets 
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  Isaiah Crowell
RB - NYJ
Isaiah Crowell
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Active
Carlos Hyde
RB - JAC
Carlos Hyde
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
OUT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Crowell has been missing practice this week with a foot injury plus the Jets take on the Vikings' excellent front seven. Both of those and the fact that Crowell has just two games of over 40 yards this season all point to him being a sit this weekend.Hyde is unlikely to get 20 touches right away, but he is startable right away in Jacksonville and makes for a high-end RB2 the rest of the season now that he has been dealt to what should be a run-heavy offense. The trade likely means Fournette is going to go on the IR.
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
If Crowell is destined to continually alternate good and bad fantasy weeks, than he's due for another big one. But that's just about the only reason to expect it as Crowell battles a foot injury and faces off with a Vikings defense that has yet to allow a 100-yard rusher and has given up just one rushing touchdown to RBs. Hyde hasn't been quite the workhorse he was earlier in the season, as he's begun to lose a few snaps to Duke Johnson and Nick Chubb. Still, Hyde is an excellent bet for 15+ touches and will face off with a crumbling Bucs' D that should allow for plenty of scoring opportunities.
Tim McCullough
FantasyPros
Injury-Based Fantasy Advice - SIT - Crowell played with an ankle injury last weekend, despite not getting in much practice. This week, he's listed with a foot injury. Back-to-back lower body injuries are a big red flag, even though Crowell is practicing this week. He will almost certainly be hindered by his injuries if he plays Week 7. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Is it possible that I've found the Amari Cooper of running backs? While Crowell isn't as talented as Cooper, he's the running back version of him. He's had games of 219 and 102 rushing yards, but has totaled 40 yards or less in the other four games. He's a boom-or-bust option, but he's still on the RB2/3 radar most weeks because you cannot name 24 running backs who are consistently putting up numbers. Powell is clearly going to be involved every week, as he's actually edged out Crowell 85-78 in the touch department, though he's not breaking big plays the way Crowell is, which makes him a bit less valuable, though maybe a bit less volatile as well. If there's one area of the Vikings offense that hasn't lost a step, it's their run defense that's held every running back not named Todd Gurley to 16 or less PPR points. He's the only one who's been able to reach 60 yards on the ground as well, so it's not a week to expect big things out of Crowell. It's now been two bad weeks for Hyde, who started out the year as one of the top performers at running back, as he was the No. 6 running back through four games. He's now totaled just 97 rushing yards on 31 carries (3.12 yards per carry) against the Ravens and Chargers, while failing to record a touchdown. It's also been 5-of-6 weeks where Hyde has failed to generate more than 3.7 yards per carry, while his teammates Johnson and Chubb have combined for 284 yards on 35 carries (8.11 yards per carry) this year. You can't simply compare backups to starters in those categories, but when comparing Hyde to the league average, he's been downright bad in his fight to retain the job. The Bucs may be a cakewalk through the air, but they've been relatively good against the run, not allowing a single running back to post more than 61 yards on the ground, which included Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard/Tarik Cohen, James Conner, Jay Ajayi, and Alvin Kamara. Think about that… not a single running back to top 61 rushing yards. That's not the end of this story, though, as they've been murdered against pass-catching backs, allowing 31 receptions for 333 yards and three touchdowns. Keep in mind that they've only played five games and their bye week is already out of the way. Johnson has seen 12 targets in Mayfield's three starts, while Hyde has seen just four targets in that time, so it's possible the Browns bring Johnson to life in this game. He's still yet to touch the ball more than six times, but if they're paying attention to strengths and weaknesses, they'll use him this week. Consider Hyde just a mediocre RB3 who again busts without a touchdown.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Vikings are 10th against fantasy running backs this year, Crowell is a decent flex option in a tough matchup this week.