Michael Turner: 17 carries for 39 yards. Terrible game for Turner but it happens. Nothing to worry about here. Dont even mess with anything here.
Ray Rice: 12 carries for 59 yards along with 3 catches for 43 yards. Rice was all right but nothing great here. All in all that pretty much how his season has went. His draft position thus leads to the view that he has letdown a bit.
Matt Forte: 21 carries for 69 yards along with 1 catch for 9 yards. Again Forte is not for TD heavy leagues and he hasnt even been great in the PPR setups. Right now he is strictly a matchup guy here.
Adrian Peterson: 17 carries for 51 yards along with 4 catches for 24 yards. Average game for Peterson but dont bank on him sinking with the rest of his teammates. He is way too good to be held for more than the occasional game.
Cedric Benson: 14 carries for 24 yards with 1 fumble along with 5 catches for 27 yards. It was another poor day running the ball for Benson but he surprised with the catches. Benson is not having a good follow up to his breakout last season and he really should only be started if the matchup is good.
Peyton Hillis: 19 carries for 82 yards with 1 TD and 1 fumble along with 4 catches for 27 yards. Hillis has been tremendous all season and seems to hit paydirt every week. All in all he has been one of the very best fantasy football values of the season.
LaDainian Tomlinson: 18 carries for 57 yards along with 6 catches for 53 yards. Nice game for Tomlinson who will be splitting carries going forward with Shone Greene in order to keep him fresh. So far so good. I still advise you to trade him if you havent done so already.
Shone Greene: 20 carries for 72 yards along with 3 catches for 22 yards. Greene got more carries than did Tomlinson and he likely will get enough work to be relevant again in fantasy football. Right now however he is nothing more than a matchup play.
Ronnie Brown: 12 carries for 11 yards with 1 TD. Just an awful game for Brown who has been solid the last few weeks. Once again Brown fails to live up to the talent he has in 2010.
Chris Johnson: 17 carries for 117 yards with 1 TD along with 1 catch for 7 yards. Johnson’s numbers are significantly down from last season but he still has been very good. Its impossible to do what he did last season the very next year and so it shouldnt be a shock he is not at that level. Still Johnson is getting the job done and helping out his owners is a big way like only he can do.
Arian Foster: 15 carries for 56 yards with 1 TD along with 1 catch for 4 yards. Foster hit paydirt in a game where he wasnt great. Thats the sign of a top notch fantasy football commodity which Foster looks to be for the next few years.
Maurice Jones-Drew: 24 carries for 100 yards with 2 TD’s along with 2 catches for 23 yards. Jones-Drew has been a monster the last few weeks and he might finally be feeling healthy after some early issues. This is the guy we all know and love and he has enough time to make up for all the lost games he had early on in the season.
Jahvid Best: 17 carries for 35 yards along with 4 catches for 4 yards. We have learned two things when you size up Jahvid Best’s rookie season. For one he needs to be a better runner and the other is that he is one of the better receivers at the running back spot. Overall his rookie season has not been what most fantasy football owners would have anticipated.
Fred Jackson: 25 carries for 133 yards with 2 TD’s and 1 INT along with 6 catches for 37 yards with 1 TD. Jackson really should have been starting from day 1 and this is the kind of game he is capable of. It wont be this pretty every week but Jackson has the ability to contribute across the board.
LeGarrette Blount: 19 carries for 91 yards with 1 TD. Blount has been great when given the chance but he so far has been limited to running impacts. Blount has been a decent receiver in college but so far he has not done much in that regard in the pros. Still he has the chance to be a very solid value the rest of the way.
Jamaal Charles: 14 carries for 41 yards along with 5 catches for 80 yards with 1 TD. Charles is still making the most of the scant opportunities he gets with his hands on the ball and he got into the end zone for only the third time this season which is way to low for a guy with his talent. Still he is amazingly gifted and should be started.
Thomas Jones: 4 carries for 3 yards along with 1 catch for 19 yards. Jones really had not chance to play since the Chiefs got behind by so much early. Lets hope the trend of him getting fewer and fewer touches in favor of Charles continues.
Fran Gore: 22 carries for 87 yards with 1 TD along with 3 catches for 67 yards. In the preseason, most fantasy football pundits talked about the BIG FOUR of Maurice Jones-Drew, Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson, and Ray Rice. Well it should have been called the BIG FIVE with Gore in the mix as the guy has been the best fantasy football running back this season. Every week Gore fills up the scoring columns in all leagues and he is on the list of possible fantasy football sleeper.
Steven Jackson: 20 carries for 81 yards with 1 TD along with 8 catches for 67 yards. This is the type of do-everything game that made Jackson famous and they have been somewhat in short supply over the last two years, despite still having solid stats. Right now Jackson could be getting hot at the right time of the season.
Felix Jones: 14 carries for 51 yards along with 3 catches for 85 yards with 1 TD. Jones had a nice game here but he is still better left on the sidelines until Dallas shows more of a commitment to the guy.
Ahmad Bradshaw: 20 carries for 73 yards along with 6 catches for 62 yards. Guys like Bradshaw are very popular in fantasy football due to the fact that if they get shut out in the running game, all hope is not gone due to the fact they also have a chance to do well in the passing game. Welcome to the top of the running back rankings Ahmad.