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1. Ben Tate, Houston Texans - If Foster can't stay on the field, Tate (pictured) has the best chance at immediate Top Ten RB value among everyone on this list.
2. Cadillac Williams, St. Louis Rams - He is high on this list now that he has the starting gig for Week 2 (and possibly longer), but make no mistake; Williams is even less durable that Steven Jackson.
3. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills - Fred Jackson may appear to be a favorite in Buffalo, but at 30, he is not in the team's future plans. Spiller, who looked dynamic on his Week 1 TD, may not need a Jackson injury to takeover this season.
4. Michael Bush, Oakland Raiders - While not nearly as talented as Darren McFadden, Bush has proven a capable stand-in in the past, and Run DMC's physical playing style always leaves him open to injury.
5. Jerome Harrison, Detroit Lions - Jahvid Best got a workmanlike 21 carries in Week 1, but only mustered 72 yards (3.4 average). He is also very injury prone, and Harrison has likely surpassed Maurice Morris in the pecking order.
6. Deji Karim, Jacksonville Jaguars - When you consider that Karim got 17 touches with a healthy Maurice Jones-Drew, and that MJD is on a "pitch count," here is handcuff already inching his way into the running game.
7. Jason Snelling, Atlanta Falcons - Michael Turner looked good in Week 1 (140 yards on 13 touches), but is still a groin pull away from Snelling inheriting a very juicy gig in fantasy.
8. Delone Carter, Indianapolis Colts - The rookie would have been much higher on this list, but lets face it; being the Colts starting RB is not what it used to be. Carter did earn 7 carries to Joseph Addai's 8 in Week 1, however.
9. Kendall Hunter, San Francisco 49ers - Frank Gore is healthy (for now), but Hunter, the preseason's leading rusher, is now officially number two on the San Fran RB depth chart.
10. Montario Haresty, Cleveland Browns - Peyton Hillis got a ton of work in Week 1, but still doesn't look like the guy who took the fantasy world by storm last season. Hardesty is finally back on the field and healthy.