LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Despite a difficult schedule ahead, it appears that Rob Kelley will be the early-down workhorse for the Washington Redskins.
That means 'Fat Rob' is also worth adding to your fantasy team. On Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters that Kelley will get the "bulk" of the team's carries when it faces the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10. That test comes before the Redskins battle the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, and Arizona Cardinals.
Gruden also said that Matt Jones will have to "earn his way back" into playing time.
Jones, 23, has 460 yards and three touchdowns on 460 carries in seven games this season. Kelley, 24, has 190 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries through six games. Kelley is averaging 5.0 yards per carry, while Jones is averaging 4.6 yards per carry.
Gruden says for now he thinks Rob Kelley to will get bulk of carries and Jones "will have to earn his way back."— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) November 7, 2016
Jones sat out of the Redskins' Week 8 tie against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a knee injury. Kelley had 87 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in his place.
Kelley is a risky RB3 in Week 10. He is likely a low-end RB2 in deeper leagues after this week.