Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Royce Freeman or Javorius Allen

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
at ARI, Thu 8pm EDT
Javorius Allen
RB - BAL
Javorius Allen
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 27# 41-
Best Rank# 17# 32-
Worst Rank# 36# 46-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ARI vs. NO-
Matchup Rank128-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att29.412.3
Rush Yds129.639.8
Rush TD1.40.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total47.346.6-
Avg Game7.97.8-
Avg Projection7.86.4-
Week 62.21.9-
    
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  Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
Javorius Allen
RB - BAL
Javorius Allen
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
15 rush, 71 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
4 rush, 17 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. OAK
8 rush, 28 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at CIN
6 rush, 8 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 5 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at BAL
13 rush, 53 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
6 rush, 7 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 1 td
Week 4 vs. KC
8 rush, 67 yds, 1 td
at PIT
10 rush, 30 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NYJ
5 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
at CLE
8 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 44 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. LAR
9 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
at TEN
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at ARI vs. NO
Week 8 at KC at CAR
Week 9 vs. HOU vs. PIT
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at LAC vs. CIN
Week 12 vs. PIT vs. OAK
Week 13 at CIN at ATL
Week 14 at SF at KC
Week 15 vs. CLE vs. TB
Week 16 at OAK at LAC
Week 17 vs. LAC vs. CLE
  Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
at ARI, Thu 8pm EDT
Javorius Allen
RB - BAL
Javorius Allen
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts10.66.4
Rush Yards43.624.1
Rush TDs0.40.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.13.0
Rec Yards8.322.8
Rec TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points7.86.4
   
  Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
Javorius Allen
RB - BAL
Javorius Allen
2018 Points 
Week 17.19.2
Week 28.810.4
Week 311.814.6
Week 412.74.7
Week 54.75.8
Week 62.21.9
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
Javorius Allen
RB - BAL
Javorius Allen
2018 Targets 
Week 106
Week 217
Week 314
Week 402
Week 548
Week 603
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
at ARI, Thu 8pm EDT
Javorius Allen
RB - BAL
Javorius Allen
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Elisha Twerski
Cheesehead TV
Nine running backs have scored 8 or more standard points against Arizona this season. Freeman is a decent bye week fill-in. 
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
Freeman has failed to reach double digit touches for three straight weeks, cementing his status as a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex option. That said, Arizona allows more fantasy points to RBs than any other team, so the possibility certainly exists that flexing Freeman could pay off this week.Just when it looked like he was overtaking Alex Collins in the Baltimore backfield, Allen was barely a rumor last week. He's still probably ahead of Gus Edwards on the depth chart, but it's hard to know for sure. That makes him a very dicey flex play, especially against a tough Saints run D.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Freeman isn't always startable, but tonight he can be used in the flex because of Denver's matchup against the Cardinals' abysmal run defense. He is by no means a must-start, but if you need to replace a running back who has a bye this week, Freeman will do the trick. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's fair to say that nobody knows what's going on in this backfield, as we went from just five to nine carries for Freeman in Weeks 5 and 6, while Lindsay saw his numbers dip from 12 carries to just four last week. For whatever reason, they've averaged just 23.3 carries per game as a team, which ranks 21st in the NFL. These two running backs should be getting more touches, especially this week against a Cardinals defense that's allowed the most fantasy points per game to running backs. Their opponents have averaged a massive 34.3 rushing attempts per game, which leads the NFL, as no other team allows more than 29.7 carries per game. They've now allowed a combined 10 touchdowns to running backs, so it's possible we see both Lindsay and Freeman find the end zone this week. There's just one issue, however. Their Pro Bowl left guard Ron Leary went down with a torn Achilles last week, which is a massive blow to their offensive line. The Vikings have had plenty of offensive line problems but were able to push through that against the Cardinals last week for 172 yards on 27 carries, so you should still feel semi-confident using Freeman as a low-end RB2.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Freeman should have flex value, as he is likely to score a touchdown against the awful Cardinals run defense.