Adrian Peterson, RB, Arizona
Talk about a fresh start for Peterson – 26 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns. He got 26 carries from only being traded on Tuesday. He dominated the carries and looked great as he showed off the old Peterson we haven’t seen awhile. Coach Bruce Arians and the Arizona offense will look to really pound the run and be dedicated to it as an important piece of the team’s success …
Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona
… Which in turn will help the passing offense and Carson Palmer. If the defense has to respect the run, it will open up the offense making it easier on Palmer. Palmer could become a solid fantasy option once again with a running game helping lead the charge for the offense.
Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans
Speaking of Adrian Peterson, Mark Ingram took advantage of not having to share carries with Peterson – 114 rushing yards, two touchdowns, and 5 receptions for 36 yards. He looked like the old Mark Ingram really showing why he is still a top tier back in the NFL.
Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota
With Dalvin Cook out, he is the guy. He is a versatile back who can run the ball well or catch the ball out of the backfield. He has 69 rushing yards rushing and a touchdown, and five receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown. He is going to have to be an important part of the offense with Sam Bradford’s knee looking more serious than many thought.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, New York Jets
He seems to have built a rapport with Josh McCown and is a solid fantasy option if needing a tight end. Six receptions last week, eight receptions this week. He is getting targets and looks in the Jets offense and will continue to see them in most games this season.