Week 9 is not only an important time in the NFL but in fantasy football too. Depending on the setup of your league, the postseason kicks off in four weeks. You are still jockeying for position and can't afford any losses along the way.
As is often the case in fantasy football, you are having a difficult time figuring out which players are going to score big this weekend. Running back, in particular, has been a serious source of concern for a lot of owners this season due to some poor performances from star players.
There have been a few running backs that have made a name for themselves in the last few weeks who you need to start now. In fact, you might even be able to find them on the waiver wire.
Here are three running backs that will dominate this weekend.
Which RB Will Have The Best Game In Week 9?
Javon Ringer, Tennessee Titans
Who would have thought that nine weeks into the season Javon Ringer would be the best running back on the Titans?
With Chris Johnson looking like a man lost on an island, Ringer’s numbers should continue to go up. He had 14 carries against the Colts last week and a season-high 60 yards.
Until Johnson proves that he is capable of handling the starting job for the Titans again, give Ringer a chance as a No. 3 RB/flex play on your team.
Ringer does not have a great matchup against the Bengals but with Matt Hasselbeck scuffling, someone on offense has to step up.
DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
If the Cowboys had actually been competitive last week against Philadelphia, Murray would have easily gone over 100 yards for the second straight game.
Murray proved that his big game against St. Louis in Week 7 was not a fluke; he just needs the carries to put him over the top as an elite fantasy running back.
This week, the Cowboys will host Seattle. The Seahawks have been a solid defensive team this season, but Murray is a hot hand right now and should be able to run over them in this game.
Since the ‘Boys will likely be playing with a lead throughout the game, Murray will have plenty of chances to run for 100 yards.
Reggie Bush, Miami Dolphins
Lunch dates with Kim Kardashian or not, the fact of the matter is Reggie Bush is playing as well as he has since he was drafted in 2006. He had his best rushing game of the season last week against the Giants and has another favorable matchup against the Chiefs.
The Chiefs have been winning games, but they are not exactly playing lights-out defense. For the season, they rank 20th against the pass and 22nd against the run.
Since the Dolphins don’t have a quarterback capable of throwing the ball, they will try to run it in order to control the clock. That strategy worked last week and should work again this week.
Bush might not go for 100 yards again, but there is no reason to think he can’t get at least 80 yards and a touchdown.