Reggie Bonnafon, RB, Carolina Panthers
Christian McCaffrey enters Carolina’s Week 7 bye as the highest-scoring running back, and highest scoring player, in ESPN PPR scoring. He’s playing almost all of the snaps, but a minor injury issue in Week 5 uncovered who the fantasy handcuff to him is.
Against the Jacksonville Jaguars in that Week 5 game, Bonnafon had a 59-yard touchdown run on his way to 80 yards on five carries. He only has two carries otherwise this season, but with McCaffrey basically never coming off the field that’s to be expected.
If you have McCaffrey, and have surely had him help you to a pretty good record, it’s time to protect yourself and add Bonnafon. Don’t be afraid to shed that wide receiver that’s collecting dust on your bench and has no residual value to you.
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