Arizona Cardinals RB Eno Benjamin Popular Week 6 Fantasy Football Add
Arizona CardinalsRB Eno Benin is expected to take over the backfield for this week and is a favorite among fantasy football analysts across all of the internet.
Benjamin was the only active running back in Arizona who didn’t have to leave the game because of injury in Week 5. He suffered cramps in the second quarter, according to Kliff Kingsbury, head coach.
Although the status of Darrel Williams, Jonathan Ward, and James Conner are still unknown, it is clear that Arizona isn’t confident in their three returning players.
Enter Benjamin who has been quite productive in his role of RB2 in Arizona’s offensive. Now, it appears the keys to the car will be handed over to him, and the fantasy football world is here for it:
Eric Moody, ESPN: “Benjamin was the ‘last back standing’ on Sunday after James Conner (rib), Darrel Williams (knee) and Jonathan Ward (hamstring) all suffered injuries. He finished with 53 total yards and a touchdown on 11 touches against the Eagles. Benjamin has accumulated only 82 career touches, as he plays in just his second NFL season, but his success in college says he’s capable of more. Benjamin would be on the RB2 radar if Conner and Williams are both out. “
Matthew Berry, NBC Sports: “Listen, it’s a short-term add. We don’t know what status Darrel Williams and James Conner are. If Conner was to miss, it would be a committee with him or Darrel Williams. Benjamin gets the nicest start against the Seahawks if both guys are out. 45 yards from scrimmage , four-to-five more targets per game this year so they are using him somewhat. It’s an offense that can move it. 11 touches for 53 yards and a touchdown filling in for James Conner last week … I think Benjamin makes sense for anyone that rosters Conner. He is also a good streaming option. “
Chris Raybon, Action Network: “Benjamin will be a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 if Conner is unable to suit up.
Benjamin faces a Seahawks defense allowing the second-most rushing yards (130.8) and third-most receiving yards (55.6) per game to opposing backs.
The underlying metrics of the second-year back are strong. He averages 3. 13 yards after contact per carry, which is 24th out of 60 qualified RBs and over a half-yard better than Conner (2. 50), per PFF.
Benjamin is also second on the team in targets per route run (21%), behind only Marquise Brown (23%). If Conner is out but Williams is active, I would still expect a 2-to-1 split in favor of Benjamin, which is enough to put him in the top 15. “
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Andy Behrens, Yahoo! : “He is the healthiest Cardinals running back right now. James Conner was diagnosed with a rib problem this week. Darrel Williams has a knee problem. Eno Benjamin will face Seattle, which is the league’s worst defense. They have been participating in shootouts every week. They are last in the NFL for yards per play. They have been terrible. So Benjamin, in a role where he’s probably going to see double-digit touches, perhaps, if he’s the guy we’re talking about 20 touches, that’s going to be an enormous week for him. “
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