Week 10: Hail Mary Strategies (PREMIUM PREVIEW)
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This is meant to be a longest-of-longshots article. It's to get you to thinking about something that is outside of the box but just crazy enough to work. You can take it to heart or take it with a grain of salt, but hopefully it gets your brain juices flowing and makes you consider the unlimited amount of opportunities available in fantasy football.
Polk makes this list for quite a few reasons. First and foremost, he is the likely handcuff to LeSean McCoy. That alone makes him valuable. Think of what Knile Davis is to Jamaal Charles. And before you say Darren Sproles, know that there would definitely be a committee approach if McCoy were to go down, but Polk would get the majority of rushes while Sproles would see the passing-down work. Secondly, the Eagles have simply stuck with Polk when they could have easily released him. He tore a hamstring in training camp, causing him to miss most of the preseason. It was questioned whether he would make the final roster, but the Eagles released Kenjon Barner instead. Third, now that he is healthy, Polk has played 14 snaps in each of the past two games. In Week 9, Polk got more carries (eight) than Sproles (three), gained 50 yards and also converted a chance at the goal line. On Monday night, Philadelphia will play Carolina. The Panthers are giving up the second-most fantasy points to the RB position, and you have a new opportunity for some decent fantasy points from Polk. He'll have his chances to score, especially if he continues to get some goal-line work.
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