Pass-catching RBs finally getting rankings respect


Berry: McCaffrey a viable flex play

Matthew Berry explains what fantasy owners should do with Christian McCaffrey going forward.

Add up the season-to-date rushing attempts for Cleveland’s Duke Johnson Jr. and Arizona’s Andre Ellington, and you'll get the same number of touches that Kansas City rookie Kareem Hunt was given in Week 5 alone. Johnson and Ellington, of course, earn their statistical praise by catching passes and not by taking handoffs, but make no mistake: These players -- and a bunch more like them -- are still important fantasy options. Johnson is finally getting his due as a top-20 running back in the Week 6 rankings, and Ellington isn't far off.