BenJarvus Green-Ellis gets touchdown for fantasy owners in Patriots matchup

Jamie Sabau

The running back had a very typical day for him Sunday, with the touchdown redeeming his value. We break down the fantasy implications.

Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries Sunday, his first matchup against his former team, the New England Patriots. Green-Ellis' touchdown put the Bengals ahead, 13-3, in the fourth quarter, and proved to be the decisive points in Cincinnati's 13-6 victory.

The running back has now scored three touchdowns through five games, but he has yet to top 75 yards rushing in a game.

Fantasy impact: The 3.5 yards per carry Green-Ellis averaged Sunday is nothing special, but nonetheless was his best average this season. At this point, fantasy owners know what they're likely to get out of Green-Ellis: not much yardage, some fantasy-unhelpful chain-moving and, with luck, a touchdown.

There's a place for a player like that, but it's as a bye week fill-in or a low-end flex play. He's not someone you want to rely on, but he's someone who does have a certain value nonetheless.

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