Houston Texans running back Ben Tate is one of several sleeper RBs you should either add off of your fantasy league's waiver wire or start on your team this week.
With so many injuries to running backs across the NFL, it's hard to keep track of who is replacing the stars who will not play in Week 8.
Let's look at a couple sleeper running backs you won't regret starting this week.
1) Roy Helu
Roy Helu will get a decent amount of carries this week with normal Washington Redskins starting running back Tim Hightower suffering an ACL injury last week.
Helu might not start, but he will be effective and has enough size to get goal-line carries. Helu would make a good bye-week replacement or flex-spot play, but he's not someone who should get a starting RB spot on your fantasy team.
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2) Bernard Scott
With Cedric Benson serving a one-game suspension this week, Bernard Scott will get the start at running back for the Cincinnati Bengals against the Seattle Seahawks.
Even though the Seahawks rushing defense is strong, do not expect the Bengals to not get Scott involved. He will get a good amount of carries, and it will be up to him and his teammates to make sure those carries count.
Scott is a good bye-week replacement and is capable of being a starting RB this week.
3) Ben Tate
Despite not getting the start last week, Houston Texans running back Ben Tate carried the ball 15 times for 104 yards last week in a 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans.
This all happened with star RB Arian Foster having 200 total yards, so clearly Tate is capable of having a big day even when Foster is heavily involved.
Start Tate this week at RB on your fantasy team, and he is a great option as a bye-week replacement as well.