His Week 14 opponent, the Colts, have allowed the 10th-fewest Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, but the backs who have had recent success tend to match Green-Ellis' profile -- a pure runner who may not get a lot of yards, but can punch it in. In Week 12, for instance, Rashard Mendenhall had 54 rushing yards, but scored a touchdown. In Week 10, it was Zac Stacy. In Week 7, Knowshon Moreno had 40 rushing yards and a touchdown. Chris Johnson scored twice in Week 11, but he's more of a Gio Bernard/Green-Ellis hybrid.
It's always tough to rely on touchdowns for Fantasy points, as they can sometimes end up being scored by fullbacks and third-stringers. But Green-Ellis has seen a good amount of carries recently and is the team's best bet to score from the backfield. On the season, Green-Ellis has 22 red zone rushing attempts, and has scored four times from inside the red zone.
Green-Ellis isn't a safe RB2 option, but there is some upside if you want to use him as a flex in standard leagues.
Green-Ellis broke a pair of tackles for a 4-yard touchdown run in the second in the second quarter. He finished the game with 20 carries for 92 yards (4.6 yards per carry) with a touchdown and had one touchdown for 3 yards in a 17-10 victory.
Green-Ellis has rushed for at least 62 yards in three of his last four games. He has totaled 262 yards on the ground over that span. He'll look to stay productive in Week 14 against the Colts.
On the year the Chargers have allowed just seven touchdowns to running backs, but they've all come within the last four weeks. They've also given up at least 100 total yards to running backs in each of those games -- 130 yards in three of the four -- so they're becoming susceptible to the run.
Bernard is in a position to have a big game because of his versatility while Green-Ellis isn't a bad Fantasy play because of San Diego's recent run defense woes. I like Bernard as a Top 15 Fantasy option while Green-Ellis could fill in if you're thin on talent this week.
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|2008||New England Patriots||9||3||74||275||3.7||15||5||0||23|
|2009||New England Patriots||12||0||26||114||4.4||29||0||1||6|
|2010||New England Patriots||16||11||229||1008||4.4||33||13||4||62|
|2011||New England Patriots||16||6||181||667||3.7||18||11||0||41|
|2008||New England Patriots||9||3||3||37||12.3||20||0||1||0||3|
|2009||New England Patriots||12||0||2||11||5.5||6||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||16||11||12||85||7.1||16||0||0||0||5|
|2011||New England Patriots||16||6||9||159||17.7||53||0||3||1||7|
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|2010||New England Patriots||16||1||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2008||New England Patriots||9||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||New England Patriots||12||1||0.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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