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NFL Week Two fantasy preview: Expect a big game from Keenan Allen

By Alexander Insdorf
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers is brought down by Anthony Walker #50 of the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers is brought down by Anthony Walker #50 of the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /
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CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Running back Marlon Mack #25 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts after scoring to tie the game against Los Angeles Chargers during the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 8, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Running back Marlon Mack #25 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts after scoring to tie the game against Los Angeles Chargers during the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 8, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

NFL fantasy football: Running back recommendations

Marlon Mack

Marlon Mack is currently the NFL’s leading rusher after his game against the Chargers, where he picked up 174 yards on the ground and a touchdown. While the numbers may not be that big for Mack this week, the Titans’ defense isn’t a lot to write home about. Despite the Browns’ offensive struggles last week, they still allowed Nick Chubb to get 4.4 yards per carry as well as notch three receptions. Coming off of his big game against the Chargers, Mack follows it up with another good effort and finds the end zone.

Mark Ingram

Ingram feasted against the Dolphins. He also was more efficient and productive with his carries than starting running back Gus Edwards. Ingram can turn this Ravens’ backfield into a real running back by committee situation, and from a fantasy perspective, he should be liked more than Edwards or Justice Hill if that’s the case. Playing Arizona’s defense at home can give fantasy owners some decent Baltimore options all around, but expect Ingram to have another big game.

Adrian Peterson

The Redskins really wanted to develop Derrius Guice this season after last season was ruined by his ACL injury, but sadly there was more bad luck on the injury front. Guice tore his meniscus and now needs a trim, which will sideline him for 6-8 weeks:

Washington RB Derrius Guice is in Florida today to meet with Dr. James Andrews and get a second opinion on his torn meniscus, per sources. In the likely event that Guice decides to undego surgery, he would be expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2019

That opens the door for Adrian Peterson to reclaim a starting running back role, at least until Guice returns. Maybe Peterson shouldn’t be your starting running back in fantasy, but he can certainly be a decent flex option. He still averaged over four yards a carry last season at 33 years old, with seven touchdowns to go with it. The Cowboys’ defense is tough, but for a flex spot, Peterson has great production value. The Redskins are 7-1 when Peterson has 17 or more carries, so expect the team to continue to feed their veteran back.

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