New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo was quoted talking up all four of his running backs in Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen, and rookie Wayne Gallman. However, he didn't rule out riding the hot hand at running back.
"Every player has a role," McAdoo said. "They play their role going into game. If somebody gets hot, we'll ride him."
"We have very capable backs we have a lot of confidence in," McAdoo said. "Perkins is obviously nicked up. He's a good back. We still believe in him, have a lot of confidence in him. You saw the energy that Gallman brought to the game. Orleans is a guy we can throw in and be a big, productive runner for us. And Shane [Vereen] is going to play his role."
Giants running backs have been a nightmare for fantasy owners this season, with Gallman's 11 carries and 42 rushing yards in Week 4 both being season highs. The team has averaged a putrid 59.2 rushing yards per game this season, and until the team sticks to just one running back, you'll want to avoid this backfield.