Bo Scarbrough, RB, Detroit Lions
Scarbrough operated as the Lions’s lead back again in Week 12 against the Washington Redskins, with 18 carries for 98 yards. He has 32 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown over the last two games, though he did lose a fumble against Washington.
On Thanksgiving Day, Scarbrough gets a better than you think matchup against the Chicago Bears, who entered Week 12 in the bottom dozen of the league against running backs (Yahoo! PPR scoring). A set of tough matchups follows though, with the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos on the slate from Week 14-Week 16. But if Week 17 matters in your league, a favorable matchup against the Green Bay Packers looms.
With volume/opportunity as the driver of fantasy value for running backs, Scarbrough is firmly on the radar. He’s worth adding a deploying as a flex option in leagues with 12 or more teams in Week 13, and as long as he has the lead role he’ll be on the flex radar beyond that.
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