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C.J. Anderson

Denver Broncos

Jamaal Charles write up I did for FantasyPros.com


“Yesterday, Jamaal Charles looked more like the running back that used to dance all over the Denver Broncos defenses while he was running and catching balls for the Chiefs in seasons past. Now suited up in orange, Broncos fans must be elated to have Charles on their team after his 9 carries for 56 yards and a 12-yard touchdown game in a losing battle against the Bills. Charles is only getting 20 snaps per game for the Denver Broncos through 3 weeks with a healthy C.J. Anderson leading the way, but look for Jamaal’s snaps to increase if he keeps this production up. If C.J. was to get hurt at any point, Jamaal could venture into the backend RB2 discussion. Remember this, 3 games into his new stint as a Bronco, months after every NFL team passed on signing him and whispers that he was a washed up bum, he has more rushing yards so far than big named highly drafted running backs like LeSean McCoy (on 20 fewer carries), Marshawn Lynch, Isaiah Crowell, and Mark Ingram.” -d-Rx®

Fantasy Goo: Watch out C.J. Anderson and his fantasy owners, if Jamaal is healed, he's a remarkable running back.


09/25/17, 09:17 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.fantasypros.com


Jamaal Charles

Denver Broncos

Jamaal Charles write up I did for FantasyPros.com


“Yesterday, Jamaal Charles looked more like the running back that used to dance all over the Denver Broncos defenses while he was running and catching balls for the Chiefs in seasons past. Now suited up in orange, Broncos fans must be elated to have Charles on their team after his 9 carries for 56 yards and a 12-yard touchdown game in a losing battle against the Bills. Charles is only getting 20 snaps per game for the Denver Broncos through 3 weeks with a healthy C.J. Anderson leading the way, but look for Jamaal’s snaps to increase if he keeps this production up. If C.J. was to get hurt at any point, Jamaal could venture into the backend RB2 discussion. Remember this, 3 games into his new stint as a Bronco, months after every NFL team passed on signing him and whispers that he was a washed up bum, he has more rushing yards so far than big named highly drafted running backs like LeSean McCoy (on 20 fewer carries), Marshawn Lynch, Isaiah Crowell, and Mark Ingram.” -d-Rx®

Fantasy Goo: Watch out C.J. Anderson and his fantasy owners, if Jamaal is healed, he's a remarkable running back.


09/25/17, 09:17 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.fantasypros.com


Wendell Smallwood

Philadelphia Eagles

Waiver Wire Target


Smallwood had one of his best games a pro with 12 carries for 71 yards and one catch for nine yards. The Eagles are looking for more out of their running game, and after this performance Smallwood should see more consistent touches going forward.


09/25/17, 04:30 PM CDT by Houdini

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Taylor Gabriel

Atlanta Falcons

Waiver Wire Target


Gabriel gave one of his splash games this week, catching five passes for 71 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown. If you are looking for a big play receiver in deeper leagues then Gabriel has potential, but there are going to be a lot of two catches for 22 yards as well.


09/25/17, 04:28 PM CDT by Houdini

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Devin Funchess

Carolina Panthers

Waiver Wire Target


The Panthers do not have a lot of options at receiver, so Funchess actually becomes fantasy relevant. This week he caught four passes for 58 yards. If he can limit the drops he does have potential in a division that scores a lot of points.


09/25/17, 04:27 PM CDT by Houdini

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Alex Collins

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


Collins was the best of the Ravens backs this week, gaining 82 yards on nine carries. The problem here is that we have no idea who the coaching staff really likes at running back, since they are all average. This is a situation to avoid at the moment.


09/25/17, 04:26 PM CDT by Houdini

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Deshone Kizer

Cleveland Browns

Waiver Wire Target


The rookie had an up and down week, completing 22 of 47 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. The Browns are letting him throw, but he is also making a lot of mistakes.


09/25/17, 04:25 PM CDT by Houdini

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Brian Hoyer

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Target


Hoyer is starting to click in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. This week he completed 23 of 37 passes for 332 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He can be a good quarterback to stream based on matchups.


09/25/17, 04:23 PM CDT by Houdini

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Adam Humphries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Waiver Wire Target


Humphries is an under the radar receiver for the Bucs, and this week he caught six passes for 68 yards. The only problem is that he is also competing with Chris Godwin for touches.


09/25/17, 04:22 PM CDT by Houdini

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Chris Godwin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Waiver Wire Target


Godwin is an under the radar receiver for the Bucs, and this week he caught three passes for 44 yards. The only problem is he is also competing with Adam Humphries for touches


09/25/17, 04:21 PM CDT by Houdini

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Brandon Coleman

New Orleans Saints

Waiver Wire Target


Coleman only had one reception for 11 yards this week, but that was a touchdown catch. On a good day he will get you 80 yards, and this was closer to a normal day in terms of yards and targets, not touchdowns.


09/25/17, 04:19 PM CDT by Houdini

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Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

Waiver Wire Target


Stills is getting his shots in the offense, and this week caught four passes for 51 yards. The problem is that the Dolphins are not going to be a dynamic passing team, and Stills is going to flash but it will be tough to predict.


09/25/17, 04:17 PM CDT by Houdini

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Ed Dickson

Carolina Panthers

Waiver Wire Target


Dickson was a complete disappointment this week with one catch for eight yards. Just because he is filling in for Olsen, he is still Ed Dickson.


09/25/17, 03:45 PM CDT by Houdini

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Mike Tolbert

Buffalo Bills

Waiver Wire Target


The Bills do not have a legitimate #2 RB, so FB Mike Tolbert is the primary backup. This week he carried the ball 11 times for 41 yards. If McCoy were to get hurt Tolbert would be the lead back, and he has the body to be effective at the goal line.


09/25/17, 03:44 PM CDT by Houdini

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Marqise Lee

Jacksonville Jaguars

Waiver Wire Target


Lee had an average day with four receptions for 65 yards. That is about what you can expect from Lee, as he does not have a lot of high-end upside.


09/25/17, 03:41 PM CDT by Houdini

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Jermaine Kearse

New York Jets

Waiver Wire Target


Kearse did not do much this week with just three receptions for 42 yards. He is not going to have many 100-yard games or a lot of touchdowns. Kearse is a middle of the road player who will have a flash, but probably on your bench.


09/25/17, 03:39 PM CDT by Houdini

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Geronimo Allison

Green Bay Packers

Waiver Wire Target


Allison had a coming out party this week with six catches for 122 yards. Just remember that he is the fourth receiver on the Packers, which usually is a good thing. Rodgers will find the open player and Allison got himself more playing time after this performance.


09/25/17, 03:37 PM CDT by Houdini

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Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


Watson only had three receptions for 12 yards this week, but one of them was a touchdown, so his fantasy line looks better than it was. He is a redzone target and can be bye week replacement if necessary.


09/25/17, 03:36 PM CDT by Houdini

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Robert Woods

Los Angeles Rams

Waiver Wire Target


Woods is never going to dazzle you, but he can give you some workman like efforts. This week was one of thos times, as he caught six passes for 108 yards. That will probably be his best game of the year, but he can give you a decent floor as a bye week replacement.


09/25/17, 03:35 PM CDT by Houdini

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Travis Benjamin

Los Angeles Chargers

Waiver Wire Target


The Chargers have a lot of receivers vying for touches, but Benjamin may have the most big play ability. This week he caught five passes for 105 yards. If he continues to be targeted this much by Philip Rivers he will have a chance to make plays and is worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.


09/25/17, 03:33 PM CDT by Houdini

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Danny Amendola

New England Patriots

Waiver Wire Target


Amendola was back, but he did not make a major impact this week with three receptions for 48 yards. He should be owned in most leagues, especially PPR leagues, as he is going to see a lot of targets when healthy.


09/25/17, 03:31 PM CDT by Houdini

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Week 5 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Running Backs

Week 5 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Running Backs

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 10/04/12

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Running Back Player Rankings – Week 5

 

(BYE:  Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)


 

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Running Backs                 (Updated:  Sunday, Oct. 7 - 11:19AM CT)

 

 

1.           Arian Foster (@ NYJ - Monday Night) – It doesn’t matter who Foster plays at this point with him scoring a touchdown becoming almost a foregone conclusion each week. He’s failed to take the ball into the endzone just once in his last 15 games (including playoffs) racking up 19 total TDs during the streak. This Monday night he’ll take on a Jets team that has allowed the most rushing TDs by running backs this season as well as the fifth-most fantasy points. With New York being in complete disarray right now, Houston should be able to jump out to a nice lead early and seal the deal with Foster over the last couple of quarters.


2.           Marshawn Lynch (@ Car) – Marshawn Lynch is still right behind Arian Foster in touches this season averaging a smidge under 25 a game. He also leads the league in rushing right now with 423 yards and though the TDs haven’t quite stayed at the level they were last season, that should change this week against Carolina. I said it last week and I’ll say it again—the Panthers defense simply CANNOT TACKLE, except for maybe rookie LB Luke Kuechly. Seattle at Carolina doesn’t normally stand out as a game to turn on over the weekend, but watching what Beast Mode does to this Panthers defense on Sunday might be worth a gander.


3.           Adrian Peterson (vs. Ten) – Peterson has proven that he can take on a full load each week racking up an average of over 22 touches a game through the first quarter of the season. I highly doubt anyone actually predicted this level of usage before the season began, but fantasy owners sure are happy they took the chance on him in their drafts. This week Purple Jesus takes on a Tennessee defense that is one of the worst in the league in all aspects of the game. It may take about 20 or so carries to break through against them, but being at home, I expect the Vikings to feed AP all day so he should hit that number. Over his career playing at home, Peterson has AVERAGED over 100 rushing yards per game and exactly one TD, so to expect any less would be uncivilized.


4.           Ray Rice (@ KC) – Now that Rice has finally gotten some rest after playing in four games over the first 18 days of the season, I expect he’ll return to his normal form. Kansas City has allowed some good yardage to running backs this season both on the ground and through the air, especially to the shiftier ones like Rice. The Ravens new up-tempo offense might not get the ball in Ray’s hands as much as it was last year, but they’d do well to do so in this one. I’d be very surprised if Rice didn’t touch the ball 25 times this Sunday after the Ravens get out to a nice early lead and with play like that, he should be good for a 20-point day.


5.           Reggie Bush (@ Cin) – Bush played through a lot of pain last weekend at Arizona so you have to give him credit for sucking it up and getting out on the field when he was needed. This week he’ll have a lot easier of a time running the ball against an inferior Bengals rush D than he did last week and is set up for some really nice stats. The Bengals have allowed more than five yards/carry to running backs thus far while Reggie dons a 5.6 YPC so far himself (5.1 YPC in 2011). The Bengals have ALSO allowed the second-most yards receiving to RBs this season which is obviously another big strength to Bush’s game. Add it all up and it looks like the Dolphins RB should end up with top-5 fantasy stats this week.


6.           Trent Richardson (@ NYG) – Richardson hasn’t put up the rushing yardage his fantasy owners were all hoping for yet, but if you ever watched him play back at Alabama, you’ll recall what a monstrous touchdown machine he was. Luckily for his owners, that part of his game DID transfer over to the NFL as he’s currently tied for second in the league with four total TDs (Arian Foster; 5). On paper, the Giants don’t look so bad defending the run until you look a little closer and see that they’ve allowed two 100-yard rushers thus far and rookie Doug Martin’s lone touchdown of the season. Trent’s going to be used plenty this Sunday both in and out of the backfield and after putting up over 100 total yards and a TD against Baltimore last week, you know he has a ton of confidence to ride upon. 


7.           Ryan Mathews (@ NO - Sunday Night) – So I understand the point most people are talking about in that the Chargers were in some way trying to send a message to Mathews concerning his fumbling problem. However, I have two other explanations that can, in part, decipher the reasoning behind starting Jackie Battle and giving him 19 touches to Mathews 16. First off, there is a widespread thought throughout the sporting world that when a player goes up against a former team of his (as the Chiefs are for Battle), the player will somehow rise above his normal level in an effort to show his formal team what they’re missing. In that sense, Jackie did pretty well scoring two touchdowns in the contest. Second, through the first two seasons of his career, Mathews did extremely well as part of a tandem. Considering his recent return from a broken collarbone, Norv Turner must have figured it was a good idea to go back to that and see how it worked out. In that sense, it also worked out with Mathews putting up 82 total yards on his 16 touches. With all that said, the Chargers have to realize that if they want to make some serious noise in the playoffs this season, the better/more talented/more explosive back (Mathews) will have to be more involved in their offense. Besides all of this, whenever a fantasy RB needs a little pick-me-up, the best thing for him is to go up against a Swiss cheese defense to get him going again. The Saints did it for Jamaal Charles two weeks ago and should do it again for Mathews this weekend. 


8.           Jamaal Charles (vs. Bal) – Charles had another nice game for the Chiefs last weekend totaling 115 yards (92 rushing) and two touchdowns in their loss to the Chargers. You can tell he has his confidence back now as well as he’s hitting holes hard without dancing too much and not shying away from contact. With his blazing speed and overall skill-set, the sky’s the limit for The Ostrich. Right now he sits eight yards behind Marshawn Lynch for the league lead in rushing yards with 415 and will have every opportunity to add to his total with Peyton Hillis looking to be out again this weekend. Baltimore is still a hard-nosed defense, but they’ve slowed down a bit as well and are only in the middle of the pack as far as fantasy points allowed are concerned. If the Chiefs are smart and give him 20 or so touches, Charles can do some real damage in this one.


9.           LeSean McCoy (@ Pit) – It looks like McCoy is starting to get into the flow of the offense again now after his 140 total yards (123 rushing) effort last weekend. The TDs aren’t flowing the way they did last season, but they’ll start to come here soon. Maybe not this weekend against a Steelers team that should have both LB James Harrison and S Troy Polamalu back in the lineup, but with their pass D as good as it is, I expect the Eagles to feed McCoy the ball as much as possible this game.


10.       Matt Forte (@ Jax) – Forte has the skills to be one of the best all-around backs in the NFL, but he needs to be healthy so he can get enough touches to do so. Forte returned from his sprained ankle earlier than expected last Monday night and got 14 touches (13 carries) despite rolling his ankle on the first play of the game. Forte, however, must be just fine if he was able to play the rest of the game, so I’m not too worried about his playing time this Sunday. Jacksonville has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points and the third most rushing yards to RBs so far this season, so look for Forte to have a real nice all-around game and possibly break off a TD run of over 20 yards.



Running Backs 11-50


11.       Frank Gore (vs. Buf)


12.       Maurice Jones-Drew (vs. Chi)


13.       Ryan Williams (@ StL - Thursday Night) – 14 carries - 33 yards - 0 TDs / 1 reception - 5 yards - 0 TDs


14.       Stevan Ridley (vs. Den)


15.       Willis McGahee (@ NE)


16.       Alfred Morris (vs. Atl)


17.       Darren Sproles (vs. SD - Sunday Night)


18.       Ahmad Bradshaw (vs. Cle)


19.       Michael Turner (@ Was)


20.       Steven Jackson (vs. Ari - Thursday Night) 18 carries - 76 yards - 0 TDs / 0 receptions - 0 yards - 0 TDs


21.       Cedric Benson (@ Ind) 


22.       Jackie Battle (@ NO - Sunday Night)


23.       Chris Johnson (@ Min)


24.       BenJarvus Green-Ellis (vs. Mia)


25.       Fred Jackson (@ SF)


26.       Jonathan Stewart (vs. Sea)


27.       C.J. Spiller (@ SF)


28.       Michael Bush (@ Jax)


29.       Kendall Hunter (vs. Buf)


30.       DeAngelo Williams (vs. Sea)


31.       Jacquizz Rodgers (@ Was)


32.       Pierre Thomas (vs. SD - Sunday Night)


33.       Andre Brown (vs. Cle)


34.       Rashard Mendenhall (vs. Phi)


35.       Ronnie Hillman (@ NE)


36.       Donald Brown (vs. GB)


37.       Brandon Bolden (vs. Den)


38.       Danny Woodhead (vs. Den)


39.       Bilal Powell (vs. Hou - Monday Night)


40.       Daniel Thomas (@ Cin)


41.       Shonn Greene (vs. Hou - Monday Night)


42.       Mark Ingram (vs. SD - Sunday Night)


43.       Daryl Richardson (vs. Ari - Thursday Night) – 9 carries - 35 yards - 0 TDs / 0 receptions - 0 yards - 0 TDs


44.       Justin Forsett (@ NYJ - Monday Night)


45.       Robert Turbin (@ Car)


46.       Brandon Jacobs (vs. Buf)


47.       Isaac Redman (vs. Phi)


48.       Evan Royster (vs. Atl)


49.       Bernard Pierce (@ KC)


50.       Lamar Miller (@ Cin)

 

 

 

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