J.D. McKissic, RB, Washington Football Team
McKissic offset averaging less than a yard per carry against the Detroit Lions on Sunday with a rushing score, while adding seven receptions (on 15 targets) for 43 yards. Over the last two games, he has 16 catches on on 29 targets. Call it the Alex Smith Effect, both in terms of competent quarterback play and quarterback tendency.
Going back further, McKissic has as least six catches and 40 receiving yards in five of his last six games. In four those games he has double-digit PPR points (14 or more three times), with a lost fumble leaving him just shy of a fifth double-digit outing (9.6). So even with the robust uptick with Smith under center, his passing game role has been stable now into a third Washington quarterback.
In Week 11 and Week 12 favorable-looking matchups are on the slate for McKissic against the Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys. It gets tougher after that (Pittsburgh Steelers-Week 13, San Francisco 49ers-Week 14), before softer matchups again in Week 15 (Seattle Seahawks) and Week 16 (Carolina Panthers).
Antonio Gibson will get more work in the ground game among Washington running backs, with a solid role in the passing game. But McKissic is a legit asset, and with a bye week behind him he’s a must-add in in PPR leagues with 12 or more teams.
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