Mark Walton Fantasy Outlook Rising as Possible Lead RB in Miami for Week 8 Monday Night Football

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The Miami Dolphins' offense has not exactly been a bastion of fantasy football value in 2019. Having one of the worst offensive seasons we've ever seen, it's been rare for any of their players to be worth starting in a given week.

Mark Walton seems to be overtaking Kenyan Drake as the lead running back though, which does give him an intriguing fantasy outlook for Week 8's Monday Night Football matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Efficiency is not going to be something you can expect from any Miami RB this year, but in fantasy football, volume is king.

Walton has seen no shortage of volume in the last two weeks, getting six carries and six targets in Week 6, followed by 14 carries and one target in Week 7. Drake did see a heavy 10 carries and nine targets in that Week 6 game, but he then saw only six carries and four targets, playing fewer snaps than Walton last week.

The Steelers make for a fairly tough matchup, sitting top-10 in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA rankings, and they're holding opposing RBs to below-average fantasy production. So don't look to Walton for big upside this week.

If you're hurting for RB depth this week though, Walton does make for a reasonable low-upside RB3/FLEX option. He sits 33rd at the position in our Week 8 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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