Rams running back Tre Tre Mason tallied two carries for eight yards in a 24-10 loss to Green Bay on Sunday.
Mason was in for only five plays on Sunday, and is rapidly becoming an afterthought in the St. Louis Rams ' attack. He has four carries for seven yards in the last two contests, and his fantasy relevance is pretty much nil with Todd Gurley healthy and producing.
Rams running back Benny Benny Cunningham caught both targets on Sunday for 28 yards but did not get a rushing attempt in a 24-10 loss to Green Bay.
With Todd Gurley becoming the workhorse back, Cunningham is going to be relegated strictly to third-down pass catcher out of the backfield. Sunday's output should be about typical from now on, and the ceiling on Cunningham is quite low.
Falcons running back Devonta Devonta Freeman (toe) was limited in the Atlanta Falcons ' walkthrough practice Monday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Freeman was also limited after his Week 3 breakout, but in two games in the meantime, he hasn't slowed down in the slightest, racking up 221 yards on the ground, scoring four touchdowns, and recording 12 catches for 125 yards. With a friendly matchup on tap Thursday -- the Saints have conceded 4.5 YPC and five total touchdowns to running backs in 2015 -- he's a great bet to keep up his early-season pace.
A week after carrying the ball 19 times, Falcons running back Terron Terron Ward didn't get a single carry in Week 5, and his two targets fell incomplete.
Some wondered if Ward was going to eat into Devonta Freeman's workload, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Tevin Coleman (ribs) did receive two carries, and he'll likely get a little more work so long as he stays healthy, but it appears that Freeman will still be getting the bulk of the work.
Though Ravens running back Justin Justin Forsett had his ankle rolled up on in Sunday's loss to the Browns, coach John Harbaugh relayed Monday that 'it's not a high-ankle' sprain that the running back is dealing with, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Per Harbaugh, "that's a good sign. That gives him a chance for this week." Forsett's status will thus be worth monitoring closely as Sunday's game against the 49ers approaches, with Javorius Allen a candidate for added work in Week 6 if Forsett ends up being limited or out this Sunday.
Lions running back Joique Joique Bell (ankle) plans to practice this week and expects to play Sunday against the Bears, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Assuming he is able to return to action this week, there's an opportunity for Bell to reclaim a portion of the Detroit Lions ' backfield touches, with fellow RB Ameer Abdullah having fumbled twice in Week 5.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) is expected to return to practice Thursday.
Lynch has missed two games due to a hamstring injury, but a return to drills Thursday would put him on pace to fulfill head coach Pete Carroll's belief that the veteran back will play Sunday against the Panthers. If he does so, he would presumably take on the bulk of the RB touches, even in a backfield with Fred Jackson (ankle) and Thomas Rawls at the Seattle Seahawks ' disposal.
49ers running back Reggie Reggie Bush is dealing with tightness in his calf, sfgate.com reports.
Bush's availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens is unclear as a result, and if he's forced to sit the contest out, Mike Davis is a candidate to rejoin the San Francisco 49ers ' backfield mix in Week 6.
An MRI has reportedly confirmed that Cheifs running back Jamaal Jamaal Charles tore his ACL on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
With Charles thus on track to miss the rest of the season, Charcandrick West and Knile Davis are next up for the Kansas City Chiefs ' backfield duties. With that in mind, coach Andy Reid relayed via the Kansas City Star that the duo would continue to split time, though it's worth noting that on Sunday, West finished the day with 31 yards on seven carries, while Davis carried the ball just twice for two yards.
"I'm not saying who is or is not the feature guy, but we need both of them," Reid stated Sunday, with reference to turning to a West/Davis backfield combo. "Both their games are different. We'll just see how that goes. You saw both of them played today, so we'll got back to the drawing board on that and get it right."
While the situation plays out, both West and Davis slot in as high-priority targets in leagues where they remain available, with West perhaps the higher percentage play, based on Week 5's box score, but not necessarily a lock to dominate the team's carries moving forward, given Davis' previous experience filling in for Charles.
With preliminary reports suggesting that Jamaal Charles suffered a torn ACL on Sunday, Knile Knile Davis figures to be in line for an expanded role in the Kansas City Chiefs ' offense moving forward, the Kansas City Star reports.
Assuming that Charles does indeed miss extended time, as expected, Charcandrick West and Davis are next up for the team's carries. With that in mind, coach Andy Reid noted in the wake of Charles' injury that the two would continue to split time, though it's worth noting that on Sunday, West finished the day with 31 yards on seven carries, while Davis carried the ball just twice for two yards.
"I'm not saying who is or is not the feature guy, but we need both of them," Reid noted, with reference to the team's potential West/Davis backfield duo. "Both their games are different. We'll just see how that goes. You saw both of them played today, so we'll got back to the drawing board on that and get it right."
While this fluid situation plays out, both West and Davis are worthy of serious pursuit in leagues where they remain available, with West perhaps the higher percentage play, at least based on Week 5's box score, but not necessarily a lock to dominate the team's carries, given Davis' previous experience filling in for Charles in the past.