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News: 5 days agoKelley recorded three carries for eight yards and two receptions for six yards in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Ravens.
Spin: Kelley tied his season low in snap count with 13 compared to starter Austin Ekeler's 53. The 26-year-old has struggled even more in the recent weeks in the backup position, averaging a mediocre 2.7 yards per carry in the last three weeks compared to Ekeler's 4.4, and he hasn't had a game with more than 10 carries since the lead back was hurt in Weeks 2 through 4. With this small amount of production as the auxiliary back, the veteran remains a reserve option for fantasy managers unless Ekeler is injured again this season.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Kelley is entering his fourth NFL season in a situational/backup role behind Austin Ekeler. The 2020 fourth-round pick has yet to clear 134 touches in a season, but he took a leap forward as a rusher last season, posting career-best marks in yards per carry (4.16) and yards after contact (2.07). Kelley's overall efficiency hasn't been great (which aligns with his collegiate profile), but he could slide into 15-plus touches per game in a good offense if 28-year-old Ekeler were to miss time. The 25-year-old is without standalone fantasy value but is a fine bench hold in deeper leagues.