Thomas Jones: 20 carries for 125 yards with 1 TD. Jones is a physical marvel as he is putting up these numbers at the age of 32. Good news for Jones owners but bad news for Jamaal Charles owners as the time share will continue now for sure.
Jamaal Charles: 15 carries for 71 yards with 1 TD. Charles is making the most of his limited opportunities and he got into the end zone for the first time since week 1. Still the annoying time share with Jones is stunting his fantasy football value and it doesnt look like it will change.
Maurice Jones-Drew: 16 carries for 47 yards along with 5 catches for 74 yards with 1 TD. Jones-Drew is still lagging way behind in his rushing projections but he is still catching the ball. The disappointing label still applies here.
Chris Johnson: 24 carries for 66 yards along with 2 catches for 7 yards. It was a nondescript outing for Johnson who has not supplied the big plays on a consistent basis that he did last season. Of course there really was nowhere else to go but up from that incredible season so dont fret here. He is still good.
LeSean McCoy: 16 carries for 48 yards along with 6 catches for 54 yards. McCoy will be a top 5 pick in almost all fantasy football drafts next season. You can count on it. He will never be as cheap as he was this season for the next 8 years or so. The man is a scoring machine in all leagues and is the total package for sure.
Fred Jackson: 12 carries for 73 yards along with 1 catch for 4 yards. Jackson has not caught as many passes as he did last season but he ran well today. Still this offense is scary and CJ Spiller will cut into his workload. Just a depth option.
Ray Rice: 16 carries for 72 yards along with 1 catch for 1 yards. Shocking that Rice didnt do more against the terrible Bills defense. Yes fantasy football is not an exact science. Still he is back on track after early struggles so keep him out there.
Peyton Hillis: 16 carries for 69 yards with 1 TD along with 1 catch for 1 yard. Hillis is proving not to be a fluke and has been a great addition to those who took a shot.
Chris Ivory: 15 carries for 48 yards. If you keep Ivory from busting the big one, than he is a non-factor which occured today. Ivory also has not receiving ability so he is an option that has very limited ceiling the rest of the season.
Matt Forte: 10 carries for 41 yards with 1 fumble along with 5 catches for 32 yards. Forte is so annoying to own as the doesnt run for many yards but he helps in the passing game. So you keep putting him out there like I am but I have to say I am winning in spite of him. The Bears have one of the worst offensive lines in the game so Forte wont be going all Barry Sanders this season.
Ryan Torain: 21 carries for 125 yards with 1 fumble. Torain has been fantasy friendly in every start since Clinton Portis got hurt and he should retain the job when he gets back. He didnt catch a pass or score but he returning great value since he was a waiver guy just three weeks ago.
Cedric Benson: 20 carries for 70 yards with 1 fumble along with 1 catch for 6 yards. Benson has been pretty poor this season after busting out last year. A good deal of it is not his fault however as the Bengals have turned into a passing team this year and rightfully so due to all their weaponry. Right now you can justify leaving him on the bench.
Michael Turner: 23 carries for 121 yards with 2 TD’s along with 2 catches for 23 yards. Any catches Turner gets are gravy and he ran like the monster he can be today. One of the best running backs in the game, Turner is even the rare TD heavy guy that can excel in PPR.
Rashard Mendenhall: 15 carries for 37 yards along with 1 catch for 6 yards. Not a good game by any means but Mendenhall has been very good overall this year. Chalk it up to a poor game and thats it.
Ronnie Brown: 9 carries for 14 yards along with 2 catches for 20 yards. Just to show you how far Brown has fallen, he was just dropped in my league this week and I have no interest in adding him despite my issues at RB. Its been a steady downfall for the talented back and it looks like he will continue being a bench option at best.
DeAngelo Williams: 19 carries for 44 yards with 1 fumble along with 4 catches for 19 yards. Speaking of guys who have been on a downfall, Williams has been atrocious this season. Yes the Panthers are a joke but they have some good All Pros on that offensive line and he has looked awful. For a guy who might have gone late first round, Williams has been a bust.
Frank Gore: 19 carries for 102 yards along with 4 catches for 57 yards. You can say that Frank Gore has been the best running back in football this season and I wouldnt argue. Gore has done it all and he easily is the MVP in PPR leagues. He is a great player that people dont talk about.
Steven Jackson: 22 carries for 110 yards along with 2 catches for 35 yards. Jackson is another one who people have forgotten about due to the perenially struggling Rams teams he plays on but he continues to play steady each week. Scoring TD’s has been a big issue but he is running good and catching some passes.
Beanie Wells: 14 carries for 54 yards with 1 TD. Wells doesnt catch many passes so he needs to pile up the rushing yardage and TD’s to be a decent fantasy football commodity and that hasnt happened. He has talent but he is always hurt, fumbles too much, and has Tim Hightower around to steal looks. Keep him on the bench.
Marshawn Lynch: 24 carries for 89 yards. Nice amount of carries for Lynch here but he didnt register a catch and didnt score. Boring yes. Still he will be getting a lot of looks and could get his numbers going forward so hold onto him and play him when the matchup is right.
Ben-Jarvis Green-Ellis: 11 carries for 24 yards with 1 TD. Green-Ellis is not worth the hassle as this is a passing team and Danny Woodhead continues to get more work.
Ryan Matthews: 8 carries for 15 yards along with 2 catches for 7 yards. Matthews has been a colossal bust so far and this based solely on the fact that so many did the ridiculous move of drafting him as early as late first round just on potential. Let this be a harsh lesson and listen to me when I speak next season when a similar situation presents itself.
Darren McFadden: 16 carries for 165 yards with 3 TD’s along with 2 catches for 31 yards and 1 TD. Wow welcome back. Darren McFadden is going to be on the majority of fantasy football winning teams this season. I guess its fair to say that he has arrived after dealing with injuries early in his career. McFadden has been a monster when he has played this season and is right up there with Frank Gore as far as peformance when he is out there.
Knowshon Moreno: 14 carries for 53 yards along with 3 catches for 37 yards with 2 TD’s. Its about time Moreno did something to help his owners. It wasnt much but we’ll take it. I still like his potential but its getting late. He has to start producing now or else this will be a lost season for sure.