Week 5 Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Arian Foster and 3 RBs Ready to Go

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 8, 2011

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 02:  Running back Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans stretches between possessions during a football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Reliant Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson were more than likely within the top five picks in your draft. Oh, and you did not get either one? Well, then you really lucked out.

Both superstar running backs are having off-years so far. Arian Foster has not been putting up the numbers expected either, but he has not been healthy.

Foster is back to take every snap and is ready to go. Here are three RBs that will lead you to the "W" in Week 5.


Arian Foster

Foster was a surprise back last season, but he is on most people's radar now.

Foster has had his early season stunted by injury and this is the first time that he will be starting and ready to take every down.

Andre Johnson is out this week meaning that the passing attack will be a bit limited without their No. 1 threat in place at wide receiver. So this means that everyone should be looking for the Texans to rely on their running game and Foster to carry them to victory.


Fred Jackson

Who would have thought that people would be praising players on Buffalo?

Fred Jackson is a good player but so far this season he has been playing unreal. He is averaging almost six yards a carry and is likely to continue his rampage against the Eagles this week.

The Eagles have not been able to stop the run this season and has given up the most points to running backs this season.


Frank Gore

Frank Gore had an amazing game last week against the Eagles. He helped the 49ers get an upset victory and he lit up the fantasy boards.

Gore has a bit of an ankle injury. Gore has had a tough time going up the gut this season, but he will get outside on the Buccaneers defense and he will explode for some big points and lead your team to victory.