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Week 5 Start Em Sit Em: Shonn Greene and 3 Other RBs Looking to Change Things Up

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets runs against Chris Johnson #37 of the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 25, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 8, 2011

Running backs got you down? Get a new one or just hold out until they perform again.

Such depressing choices while you are trying to win a fantasy football Super Bowl. No one wants to waste a pick on a star player and then have them under produce or be hurt the first few games of the season.

You cannot control things like that. Now it is week five and here are three RBs that will turn things around.

 

Shonn Greene

The New York Jets is a team made to have a great defense and run the ball a lot on offense. This is the type of system that has brought them to back-to-back AFC championships.

Shonn Greene is a great running back who really shines come playoff time. The Jets however need him to turn things on now so that they do not have a premature end to their season.

Another season another Super Bowl prediction but the Jets will not get there if Greene does not find some semblance of his top form.

For fantasy owners, it means that Greene is on the cusp of a break out game and there is no better place than a hostile rivalry game like the Jets-Patriots game on Sunday.

 

Arian Foster

Arian Foster has had his season hurt by injury early on. He is looking to find some strong form and start to regain his outstanding form from last year.

Foster will be taking the majority of hand offs from Matt Schaub this week.

The Texans need him more than ever too with Andre Johnson being out. Expect this weekend's game to turn everything around as the offense needs his production this week.

 

Ryan Grant

Ryan Grant is a power runner who has the ability to change games.

Grant missed the Packers Super Bowl run last season with a serious injury. This means that Grant has a lot to prove and wants to be a part of the path to a possible repeat.

James Starks has been looking very good so far this season and his play will give Grant extra incentive to excel.

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