Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells is off to a scorching start in 2011 as the lead back. He has 183 rushing yards on an average of 5.7 yards per carry and two touchdowns.
Unfortunately for both Arizona and fantasy owners alike, Wells tweaked his hamstring in practice this week. While he is expected to play on Sunday, he won't be 100 percent.
Wells has already proven throughout his young career that he does not play well at all when he's not at full health. He played much of 2010 with an injury and only averaged 3.4 yards per carry.
The hamstring injury he has now, combined with the pretty good run-defense of Seattle, makes Wells a risky fantasy play in Week 3. The injury is also something that could linger, making it crucial to add some insurance at the running back position.
Here are three replacement running backs you could look to add if you are a Beanie Wells owner.