3 running back sleepers for fantasy football in Week 9

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Ezekiel Elliott (New England Patriots)

The final running back is New England Patriots' running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is the most touchdown dependant of the running backs on this list. The Patriots backfield is led by Rhamondre Stevenson while Elliott has been primarily the backup.

However, even in that role he has had seven or more carries in five of the last six games and this week that total could go up. The Commanders like to throw the ball alot and Bill Belichick might want to slow the game down and lean more on the run game.

Meanwhile, the Commanders have been average against the run but did just trade away Montez Sweat and Chase Young. The defensive line is not as stout as it once was and Elliott could find some success on the ground.

It would not be surprising to see him end up with double digit carries and find his way into the end zone this game.