The running back position has been a tough one to pin down for Fantasy owners this season, with so many big names struggling -- if they aren't out of action entirely. With this in mind, it is more important than ever to hit on your waiver-wire pickups. Jamey Eisenberg's top waiver-wire targets at the running back position are as follows:
If you need a roster spot, consider dropping
Of course, that doesn't tell the whole tale. Foster was ineffective with his eight carries, as he rushed the ball for just 6 yards in the win. Blue wasn't much better, finishing with 9 yards on his nine carries. Foster did shine in the passing game, hauling in seven passes for 55 yards, to Blue's two receptions.
The interesting thing about Sunday's game was how little
Foster might not have been fully healthy Sunday, which could explain his somewhat limited role. With another week of rest, however, he should improve next week, which will only be bad news for Blue. He looks like just a handcuff option for Foster owners, given his lack of usage in passing downs.
Though starter Arian Foster was active after being labeled a game-time decision, Blue saw plenty of work, especially in the second half, as Foster didn't have a carry in the last 24 minutes of game action. However, neither running back could do much against the Bills' front, with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick leading the team in rushing yards. Blue will head to Dallas for a Week 5 matchup with the Cowboys.
By all indications,
Fantasy owners who have been waiting for news of Foster's status should take this as good news. Barring a last-minute setback that leaves Foster inactive prior to game-time, he should probably be moved into all lineups for Week 4, even against a Bills team that is allowing just 12.0 Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. According to the Houston Chronicle, Foster is expected to get a full workload.
The Texans and Bills kick off at 1:00 pm Sunday, with inactives to be reported about 90 minutes before kickoff. So, you'll have to make sure you are around then if you plan on having Foster or
If Foster is active, you'll almost certainly want to sit Blue, unless you have been decimated by injuries. Even with Foster out in Week 3, Blue played just 51 percent of the team's snaps, and was a non-factor on passing downs. Foster should likely be considered a low-end starting option if he takes the field, given how easy it might be for him to suffer an aggravation of this injury.
|5||10/5/14||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|7||10/20/14||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/16/14||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ IND||1:00 pm|
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