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Welcome to Week 10 of the 2023 Footballguys Roundtable. Our intrepid panel of fantasy pundits discusses and debates four topics every week. We split the conversation into separate features.
This week's roundtable features these four topics:
The Bears Ground Game
Matt Waldman: D'Onta Foreman has been RB15 since Week 6. Khalil Herbert returned to practice this week without limitations. Rank whom you prefer to have in order for your redraft PPR fantasy squad: Foreman, Herbert, Roschon Johnson, Darryton Evans. Tell us which of these four backs have fantasy value and project their value as a roster's RB1, RB2, RB3/Flex, bye-week option, or reserve.
The running back situation in Chicago is messy. Khalil Herbert started the season as the most reliable fantasy option. D'Onta Foreman was a healthy scratch from Weeks 2-5. Roschon Johnson hasn't quite put it all together yet, and Darrynton Evans is little more than a passing-down specialist.
Herbert tops out as a fantasy RB2, in my opinion. He seems the most likely to get the highest share of running back opportunities. Foreman can be relied upon in a pinch as you hope for goal-line carries. The others are simply reserves until injuries afford them more opportunity.
Will Grant: 1) Herbert - the Bears were hoping Herbert could take over the starting role for the future and need to see if he is their guy or if they need to look for alternatives. He'll get the bulk of the carries the rest of the way. He has value as an RB2 in most leagues, and you can start him every week if he's healthy.
2) Johnson - Johnson has been a nice spark/change of pace back for the Bears, but he's not an every-down workhorse. The Bears want him involved in the offense, but he'll probably be capped around 10-12 touches a game. That's probably enough to consider him as a bye-week option, but not much else.
3) Foreman - Foreman was signed more as an insurance policy than a guy who the Bears really wanted to build around. He's performed decently during this time while Herbert and Johnson have been injured, but he'll only get a handful of carries unless someone else goes down. He's a reserve at this point.
4) Evans - He's seeing even less action per game than Johnson is now, and he'll probably only play a series or two if everyone else is healthy. He's also a reserve at this point and you'll have plenty of notice before he becomes worth a roster spot.
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