Start Zack Moss In Fantasy Football? Why Bills RB Could Be Primed For Big Week 9
Joshua Bessex/Getty Images. Pictured: Bills RB Zack Moss
Should you start Bills running back Zack Moss in fantasy football for Week 9? While you might think you know what to expect from Moss already, our expert sees him surpassing that expectation against the Jaguars this Sunday (1 p.m. ET).
Start Bills RB Zack Moss In Fantasy?
by Sean Koerner
Zack Moss is typically a RB3/Flex option considering he’s in a near-even timeshare with Devin Singletary on a pass-heavy team. However, this is a blowup spot for Moss against the Jaguars.
The Bills have the highest implied team total this week (31.5), which means Moss has elevated odds to score a touchdown (or two) against the Jaguars. Look for the Bills to lean heavily on Moss in the second half once they have a comfortable lead.
I’m treating Moss as a solid RB2 option this week, making him a must-start in all formats.
Verdict: Start Zack Moss as an RB2 in all formats
Jaguars’ Poor Run Defense
by Chase Howell
The Jaguars have been abysmal so far this season at stopping the run. They rank dead last in rush defense according to Football Outsiders’ DVOA. And they are middle-of-the-pack in terms of rushing yards given up per game.
When you look at the Jaguars’ performance against fantasy running backs this season, it doesn’t get much better — they are 18th in fantasy points given up to opposing running backs per game.
Teams tend to run the ball more often against the Jaguars as opponents tend to protect leads against them — they are fourth in the NFL in rushing attempts by opposing offenses.
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