5. D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard, RB Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
To his credit, Foreman has weathered the season as the Panthers’ top rusher since the Christian McCaffrey trade. He’s been pretty damn good at it too with four 100-yard games. He could be a better scorer, although that’s not all on him. It was last weeks’ game against he Seahawks that causes some concern. Chuba Hubbard had a good game as a second rushing option for the Panthers, enough to earn what could be an even split of the carries in Week 15. Then you factor in rookie third-stringer Raheem Blackshear, who stole a touchdown away from either Foreman or Hubbard. That’s a crowded backfield and we’re certain the Panthers are in a mode of evaluating all the talent they have for 2023 eve though at 5-8, they are just one game out of the division lead. The Steelers do usually allow one back to thrive, but will the Panthers water down the carries so that each is barely qualifying as a flex play? Perhaps. That’s a gut call for Foreman owners, and one we’d avoid if better matchups are on the table. Otherwise, hope for Foreman to get the key touches and not lose any of them to Blackshear.