Toby Gerhart, RB – Minnesota Vikings (16 percent owned)
With Adrian Peterson suffering from a sprained ankle that was “unbearable,” rookie battering ram Toby Gerhart could be in for a huge day when the Vikings host Buffalo, owners of the league’s worst run defense (167 yards per game).
Even if Peterson is able to go on Sunday, Gerhart should see a number of carries to limit Peterson’s touches as he returns from injury. More information will crop up as the week develops, but as of today Gerhart is a must-add for Peterson owners and a strong pickup for anyone looking to capitalize on a great matchup.
Brian Westbrook, RB – SF (24 percent owned)
Another top tier running back went down last night in the form of Frank Gore’s broken hip.
The underutilized veteran Westbrook showed signs of life in Gore’s place—albeit against a terrible Arizona defense.
Rookie Anthony Dixon will poach some carries, but expect Westbrook to get the lion’s share of touches for the rest of the season as his pass protection and catching skills greatly exceed those of Dixon.
He is an immediate starter in all leagues as a RB2 or flex.
Legedu Naanee, WR – SD (5 percent owned)
Naanee appears to be back in the starting lineup after Vincent Jackson suffered multiple calf injuries that will sideline him this weekend according to early reports.