The Wagner Wire – Top 3 NFL Fantasy Running Backs: Week 2

 Adam Wagner – Chief Fantasy Sports Analyst: The Wagner Wire

What’s going on DFS Champs? Hope you ripped up DraftKings and FanDuel, in their NFL week 1 contests. Every writer on staff here at TWW placed in the money. Gotta love that! We’re going to do it again this week. How about the Cheif Expert’s Top 3 NFL Fantasy Running Backs for week 2, to get you propel you to your DFS victory? Well lets tap into The Wagner Wire and find those players that will lead you to the money.

Matt Forte – $8,900 FD/$7,700 DK

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) stiff-arms Detroit Lions linebacker Justin Durant (52) in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
AP Photo – Charles Rex Arbogast

Forte exploded out of the gate in week 1 against the Packers. He toted the ball 24 times, scorch the turf for 141 yards. Forte found pay-dirt once and also caught 5 balls for 25 yards. He earned 25.1 pts on FanDuel and 30.6 on DraftKings. The Chicago Bears’ offense is wisely going through Matt Forte. This is predominately due to Jay Cutler’s misfortunes of turning the football over. Forte battles the Arizona Cardinals this week, a defense the yielded 98 passing yards to Mark Ingram alone. This puts Forte in mine for a big day!

Jeremy Hill – $8,400 FD/$7,400 DK


Hill found the end zone twice in week 1 and rushed for 63 yards against the Raiders. The Bengals workhorse earned 18.3 pts on FanDuel and DraftKings. Hill will be the featured piece of Cincinnati Bengals’ offense. Detroit’s rookie running back, Ameer Abdullah had ran with ease against the San Diego Chargers’ defense, and they predominately throw the ball. The Bengals are set up in a very similar style of offense. I expect Hill to have another 2-TD game this week.

Mark Ingram – $8,000 FD/$5,900 DK


Mark Ingram was one of Drew Brees’ primary targets in week 1 vs the Cardinals. He will busy this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs gave up 124 yards to the Titans last week and look to give to resistance to Ingram. Ingram only rushed for 24 yards last week but was targeted 9 times, catching 8 balls for 98 yards. Ingram earned 16.2 puts on FanDuel and 20.2 on DraftKings. Look for a heavy payday for Mark Ingram.

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Ok DFS Champs – get these running backs  in your lineups for week 2. Follow me on Twitter @TheWagnerWire. I will answer every fantasy sports question you need. You can also hear on CBS-Cleveland’s 92.3, The Fan, with Mike Cairns on Saturdays at 2:00pm ET. Al Walsh, Nick Rodriquez and myself also host The BIG3 DFS Show on Wednesday nights at 9:00pm ET, and Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11:00am EST. Thanks for tapping in…