It’s Week 6 the 2020 NFL season and fantasy football is already testing players. The 2020 season is proving to be full of hard decisions in selecting the right waiver wire claims and knowing when to drop a player. But now players are needing navigate the COVID-19 situation as it disrupts games and schedules across the league. It’s time to make the most crucial decision of them all–setting your lineups! We’re talking about the Running Backs.
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The running backs position continues to take hits from key injuries flipping the table on some running back committees. We just saw 28-year old Le’Veon Bell switch teams from the Jets to the Chiefs. So anything can happen. Start the wrong guy and it could be the difference of 20-30 points. Let’s see which ones do NOT look good for Week 6.
Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles
Six weeks into the season and we figured the Ravens backfield would be crowded but we never figured it would be difficult to know when to start Ingram. He has scored five or fewer fantasy points in three of his first five games. Ingram has had no more than 11 carries in a single game and has yet to rush for 60 yards. A touchdown is needed to make Ingram worth starting and that’s lowered his floor considerably.
The Eagles are no slouches on defense. Only one running back has eclipsed 55 yards rushing against them. They’ve not allowed a running back to score a receiving touchdown all season and they’ve held the likes of Antonio Gibson, Joe Mixon, and Malcolm Brown scoreless. They have however allowed five rushing touchdowns, but with Ingram’s handful of touches, it’s a coin flip on whether he’ll score 10 points or 2. We want no part of that.