I need some advice setting my RB lineup this this week. For context, here is my basic league info and current roster.
ESPN 1/2-pt PPR league; 1QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB/WR/TE FLEX, 1 PK, 1 DST (10 position active roster)
My "set" roster: Mariota (QB), M. Thomas, T. Hill, T. Lockett (WR), OJ Howard (TE), T. Boyd (FLEX), W. Lutz (PK), CHI (DST) (I have no better QB to choose from on WW this week, we have some teams that have hogged QBs and carry 3 of them, while my starting QB is Des. Watson on bye).
My quandary is which 2 RBs to play of the four I have "available": A. Peterson, J. Richard, A. Ekeler, S. Ware. My fifth RB is D. Cook, held faithfully since the draft, and finally looking to produce, just not this week.
I am inclined to go with Ware and Ekeler, which goes against estimated points, but make sense to me from a game script and usage standpoint. Both teams are expected to get ahead early on their opponents and hold a steady lead, and both have "garbage time" appeal as well as some record of stand alone value.
AP seems like he has a good matchup this week (as shown by estimated points on many sites) but I look at the tissue paper WAS offensive line and the ability of TB to get ahead quickly and stay more than 1TD ahead of WAS, which would gamescript AP right out of the equation. Maybe I am wrong but a few times this season, even with the fully healthy WAS offensive line, game script turned AP into a dud. I really think that will happen this week.
Richard will get tons of work I am sure, but he's going to be getting short passes that I am not sure he can turn into big gains or scores. He might very well catch 10-12 passes in the game, good for 5 or 6 points in 1/2 PPR, but I'm not comfortable with his ability to score against LAC defense or make a lot of YAC points.
So, I ask for advice from you more experienced footballguys on the forum. Which two of my four RBs would you roster this week?