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Week 8 Waiver Wire: DeMarco Murray and More Must Sign RBs

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23: Running back DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys breaks free for a 91-yard touchdown run against the St. Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)
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Michael DixonAnalyst IIIOctober 25, 2011

Another week of football is giving us another six teams on a bye week. Between bye weeks and injuries, fantasy owners everywhere are going to be left scrambling to fill holes on their rosters.

Running back isn't exactly a deep position to begin with. Still, there are some quality options out there that can be a great one-week fill -in, if not more.

 

DeMarco Murray

As of right now, Murray is owned in 34 percent of ESPN leagues. After his performance on Sunday, that is going to change. Right now, it just looks low because the weekly waiver deadline hasn't occurred just yet.

So, the best advice I can give is to not be complacent. The Cowboys are going against an Eagles defense that just doesn't do a great job against the run.

After Murray's record-setting performance on Sunday, the Cowboys would be foolish to not give him the ball and give him the ball a lot.

Delone Carter

If a bright spot came from the Colts' embarrassing loss on Sunday, it was Carter's 89-yard, one-touchdown performance. 

That's not a great total, but it's probably worthy of a starting spot on your team, especially in a bye week.

Joseph Addai is also banged up again (stop me if you've heard that before). The Colts are simply not good enough to pass the ball too much. They need to run. So, look for some yards to come from Carter.

In addition to that, the Colts are opposing the Titans, who just got torched by the Texans' run offense.

Kendall Hunter

It's easy to be nervous about Hunter getting lost behind Frank Gore. But in a bye week, I don't buy that argument.

Hunter is good for a few big plays a game. The 49ers use him as a receiver and a rusher. Gore has dealt with his fair share of injuries, so San Francisco needs to give him rest.

Lastly, I also see the 49ers winning this game pretty handily. What that means is that they will be running and running a lot.

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