Benny Cunningham (RB, LA) – 2% Owned
While this isn’t the place to discuss the hows and whys running back Todd Gurley hasn’t been living up to expectations this year, it’s safe to say that he’s been a bummer.
This hasn’t been lost on the Rams, as backup Benny Cunningham has been sneaking his way into the team’s offensive plans more recently like a little fantasy ninja. After averaging nine snaps a game over the first six weeks of the season, he’s seen that increase to 26 per game since Week 7. With that extra playing time, Cunningham has mostly been used as a receiver, catching 11-of-14 targets for 58 yards over that time to go along with 14 rushes for 63 yards.
If the Rams know what is good for them when they face the Jets’ in Week 11, they’ll exploit Cunningham against a defense that ranks within the top-eight in receptions (eighth), targets (sixth), and receiving yards (third) allowed to running backs over the past four weeks.Back to top