Who Should I Start? Ameer Abdullah or Roschon Johnson

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
1.0 1.5 0.0 0.3 3.5 0.0

Ameer Abdullah News

Ameer Abdullah Could Have Larger Role In Week 15

Thursday, December 14, 3:03 AM

Las Vegas Raiders running back Ameer Abdullah has been the primary passing downs back for the team when Josh Jacobs is not carrying the load. Jacobs sustained a knee injury in the Week 14 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. The injury has lingered and caused Jacobs to miss every practice this week. With Jacobs' status in doubt for Thursday night's contest against the Los Angeles Chargers, Abdullah could step into a more significant role. Although fellow running back Zamir White should handle the bulk of the carries, Abdullah has demonstrated his ability as a pass-catching running back. The Raiders trust Abdullah on passing downs and in the two-minute offense, which could lead to sneaky production in PPR leagues. Fantasy managers likely have better options this week, but Abdullah may be able to put up a decent performance this week based on passing game usage.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
3.3 23.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Roschon Johnson News

Matt Eberflus Lauds Roschon Johnson's Development

Tuesday, February 27, 4:26 PM

On the podium at the 2024 NFL Combine, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said he "loves where Roschon Johnson is in his development." This was in response to a question about Johnson's potential prospects of being the team's lead back in 2024. The former Texas Longhorn rushed 81 times for 352 yards and two touchdowns and caught 34 passes for 209 yards in his rookie season after being selected in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. 25-year-old ball-carrier Khalil Herbert remains on the roster, while veteran D'Onta Foreman is a free agent. While Eberflus' comments are a good sign, it's far too early to project Johnson's potential workload. With a strong free agent and underrated rookie running back class available this offseason, the organization could easily add to its running back room.

Ameer Abdullah vs. Roschon Johnson

Still trying to decide between Abdullah and Johnson? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Ameer Abdullah is projected to score 1.0 points this week while Roschon Johnson is projected to score 3.3 points.