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There are multiple running backs with great matchups this weekend that have fantasy owners everywhere salivating over the possibility of a monster performance. Naturally, it makes sense that FanDuel Sportsbook wanted to make things a little more interesting.
We've got potential prop bets pitting some of fantasy football's top running backs against one another.
Saints running back Alvin Kamara up against the Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott presents an interesting prop. But betting on the Kamara is pretty much a no-brainer despite Elliott's juicy matchup against the Detroit Lions' league-worst run defense. Kamara has been matchup-proof this season and is averaging an incredible 26.7 FanDuel fantasy points per game. Considering he's going up against a mediocre New York Giants defense and is a bigger threat in the passing game, there's almost no way he doesn't outperform Zeke.
And speaking of the Giants, running back Saquon Barkley goes up against the Bears' Jordan Howard in this prop. Barkley will probably struggle against Saints' sixth-ranked rushing defense and won't see many carries when, in all likelihood, the Giants start playing catchup. Meanwhile, Howard, who has been under-utilized all season long, has a date with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' third-ranked rushing defense. While it's a tough call, taking the underdog might be the smart play in this matchup.
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