Don’t Lose Faith In BenJarvus Green-Ellis
The Cincinnati Bengals ground game ran directly into a buzz saw this Sunday. The Miami Dolphins front seven has been the best in the league as far as rushing yards allowed, and it didn’t stop today. With that said, fantasy teams should take BenJarvus Green-Ellis’s production in Week 5 with a grain of salt.
Rest easy Law Firm owners; he will be fine going forward. We knew that Miami was going to be a tough matchup. They have only allowed 2.4 yards per carry, and 2 rushing touchdowns. The trend held true, as Green-Ellis only found 14 yards on 9 carries today. A tough 1.6 yards per carry.
In Week 6, BGE will face off against a Cleveland Browns defense that allowed Ahmad Bradshaw to rush for 200 yards. 200 yards people. Before this week, Cleveland was allowing 117 yards per game to opposing rushers, and that number will surely go up. That’s right, 200 yards… Ahmad Bradshaw.
BGE will face a tough matchup in Week 7 against the historically tough Pittsburg Steelers, where he will be a weak flex play. After the Steelers, Green-Ellis won’t see a top-10 rush defense until early December, when the San Diego Chargers come to town.
Yes, this week was tough for our dreadlocked pal BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but this shouldn’t have come as a surprise to fantasy owners. A couple more comforting facts: We know that A.J. Green will demand attention over the top making it hard for defenses to stack the box. Also, the Law Firm has been averaging 18 carries a game, even after this week’s measly 9 touches. With the exception of the Week 7 matchup against the Steelers, BGE should be a very serviceable running back for the foreseeable future.
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