Dillon is definitely not a top 8-10 back.
But there is something that I always like about Dillon - his predictability. For the past couple of years it seems that it's always easy to play matchups with him. He rarely goes off against a good defense, and he usually does a good job of taking care of business against the league's worth defenses.
So I like him against CLE this week. A lot.
Based on his career stats it seems like you can expect 1300 yards and 7-8 TDs from the guy. That's an average of 1/2 TD per game and about 80 yards, which doesn't seem like much. But if you can safely assume he's going to stink against BAL, CAR, TB, etc. (for something like 30 yards and 0 TD), then you can start to count a little more on a TD and 100 yards in his weeks against lousier defenses.
Yes, the Bengals schedule is rough for the next few weeks. (I picked up Bulger at a perfect time to be able to bench Dillon for a few, thank goodness.) But when it eases up he's looking alright for a while starting around Week 9. Just keep your eyes on playoff weeks (15/16) against SF & STL. I'd enjoy his weeks against ARIZ, SD, etc. and then ship him off.
Though who knows what's going to happen in the NFL. Corey can't be that predictable and things rarely work out as planned.
But if you have Dillon on your roster right now, his value's not where you want to trade him - and if you don't have him he's not exactly worth moving heaven & earth to get him.
... in my opinion, of course - but that should always go without saying.
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