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Even in another weakened bye week, there are some interesting running back options if your team needs a spark

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This shapes up as the second most interesting week on the waiver wire this year with a few injuries hitting the Giants, Broncos, and Chargers.  Your team needs should determine how to prioritize this list.  I think all these guys are short term, and will rank them as I will list them within my leagues.  We have listed guys in the past that could stillb e out there,  Allen Robinson, Justin Forsett, Rueben Randle, and James Jones,  Let's get to this week's list:

  • Andre Williams -  Jennings looks to be out until at least week 9,  there are no other options for a team that loves to run.  He is a bell cow and used to the heavy workload.
  • Branden Oliver -  He look incredible last week against a top defense in the Jets but I would will have to temper those expectations a bit.  He does have Sproles' number but is a different kind of player.  That said he has the job to himself for at least a week and worst case is he keeps a Woodhead role the rest of the year.
  • Ronnie Hillman -  He ha numerous chances to grab this job in the past and has failed,  the Broncos still do not seem that interested in running the ball a ton.  I do not feel great about him.
  • Carson Palmer -  There finally has been some good news that he could be back soon,  has great weapons and a nice schedule,  would grab and stash.
  • George Winn -  Had a nice game coming off the practice squad last week and Reggie Bush is banged up again.  Another messy situation but if you have room,  a nice chance to take.
  • Louis Murphy -  Back to back nice week in the new wide open Bucs offense plus they have major issues running the ball,  could be a WR3 the rest of the way.
  • Benny Cunningham -  Stacy is banged up and questionable for Monday night so if you are banking on him, make sure to have this backup in place.  He could also grab the job as the Rams are in a pure RRBC.
  • Jonathan Stewart -  No one has grabbed the Panthers RB job, he has burned everyone before but if there is a dead roster spot you could do worse.
  • C.J. Anderson -  This is only for deep leagues as he was inactive last week but they liked him ebough to have him over Hillman early in the year
  • Tim Wright -  He had a nice game but keep in mind he only played 19 snaps,  only a bye week fill in.
  • Austin Davis -  He has been a great story so far but the sledding gets very tough with the upcoming schedule,  if turnovers are not counted in your league, he could be a nice bye week fill in.
  • Matt Prater -  I never list a kicker but with his talent and if he gets the Lions job, should be a top 5 option the rest of the way.
  • Titans Defense -  They are my #1 streaming defense who should be available in every league.
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Fantasy Mike