Waiver Wire Week 8: DeMarco Murray and More Top Running Back Pickups

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IOctober 25, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23: DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys runs against the St. Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  Murray broke a Dallas Cowboy rushing record with 253 yards. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys rookie running back DeMarco Murray had one of the best rushing performances of the season on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, running for 253 yards and a touchdown.

Murray helped earn many people crucial wins for their fantasy football team in Week 7, and could do so again this week.

Murray's breakout performances has made him a popular waiver wire pickup for Week 8 of the NFL season, but if you did not get on your computer to add Murray to your team fast enough, there are other running backs to add for this week.

Let's look at three running backs you must pick up off your fantasy league's waiver wire this week.


1) Ben Tate

When Arian Foster was injured at the start of this season, Houston Texans running back Ben Tate filled in and did a fantastic job.

In Week 7 with Foster having an amazing day, Tate still managed to pile up 104 rushing yards on 15 carries against the Tennessee Titans.

Tate should be available in most league's waiver wires, and would be a great bye week replacement for a star running back on your fantasy team.


2) Maurice Morris

With Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best recovering from a concussion, Maurice Morris will be the main rusher for the Lions.

Morris had 50 rushing yards on nine carries last week, along with two receptions against the talented San Franciso 49ers defense.

Against the terrible Broncos defense in Week 8, Morris stats will improve, and he could have 75 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.


3) DeMarco Murray

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 253 yards on 25 carries, with a 91-yard touchdown against the St. Louis Rams last week.

Against the Philadelphia Eagles this week, Murray won't have 200 yards again, but he could certainly rush for 100 yards, which would be a great boost for your fantasy team.

After a monster game, the Cowboys will get Murray at least 25 carries again, and there is a great chance he could have another great game in Week 8 versus the Eagles.