Arian Foster, Texans –
The hamstring held up for 30 carries, and with Andre Johnson injured it'll likely get a similar workload for the foreseeable future. Of course, the prudent move would be to add Ben Tate as insurance while the price is low.
LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers –
He's starting to run angry, and fantasy owners like him when he's angry.
Frank Gore, 49ers –
Rumors of Gore's demise were greatly exaggerated. Kendall Hunter will still be a factor, but Gore looks to be the lead dog... and still has a pulse.
Darren Sproles, Saints –
Just think what his value would be if he had gone the extra yard on either of the two TDs he set up with carries to the one--or if Sean Payton had rewarded him for his efforts..
Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers –
The hamstring injury he suffered against Houston could sideline him this week. Maybe his offensive line can get healthy in the interim. There's still hope his soft schedule down the stretch salvages the season, but...
Chris Wells, Cardinals –
Wells not only played on his gimpy hamstring, he played well--most notably converting three goal-line situations into touchdowns. I've still got the under on a 1,000-yard season for him, but there's no denying what he's done thus far when healthy.
Cedric Benson, Bengals –
It appears as though the wheels of justice will turn slowly; as long as they do, Benson is one of the few 20-carry per game throwbacks.
Tim Hightower, Redskins –
Ryan Torain, Redskins –
Mike Shanahan does it again! Torain comes out of the crypt for a monster game and the Redskins' backfield is an RBBC once again. Shanny delivered the ultimate kick to the store by noting he'll ride the proverbial hot hand from here on out; good luck putting any Washington RB into your lineup without a wave of nausea washing over you.
Steven Ridley, Patriots –
Took a few more carries off the plates of BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead, though Law Firm still seems to be their first choice for goal line work. It's just a matter of time before Belichick goes Shanahan on this backfield as well..
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers –
Williams looked sharp against the Bears, but the game plan only gave him 10 carries and he's nowhere near involved in the passing game. Hoping for goal line work? Cam Newton knows only one play at the stripe: QB keeper.