Week 8 in the NFL presents some unique challenges in fantasy football, especially at the running back position. If you built your team around Ray Rice or Arian Foster in your draft, you've run into some bad luck this week: Both guys are on a bye week.
So if you're facing a team that would normally have either Rice or Foster, rejoice! You get a week off from two of the best in the league.
This also provides a chance for lesser-known backs around the league to step up and prove their fantasy relevance. And there are burning questions. Will Chris Johnson put up another dominant stat sheet? Can Matt Forte finally bring back some results?
Here are the top five running backs in the NFL in Week 8. Plan accordingly.