Fantasy Football Week 9: Javon Ringer and More Ahmad Bradshaw Replacements
With Thursday's news that New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has a cracked bone in his foot and is out indefinitely, it is time to consider your options of replacing him on your fantasy football league.
Bradshaw's injury does not look good, and he may miss a ton of time. There are a few running backs to replace him with on your fantasy team, and while some might need to be traded for, others are possibly sitting on your league's waiver wire ready to be claimed.
Let's look at three replacements for Ahmad Bradshaw on your fantasy team.
1. Javon Ringer
Tennessee Titans running back Javon Ringer out performed teammate and all-pro Chris Johnson in Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Ringer had 60 yards rushing to Johnson's 34, and also caught five passes for 42 yards. They both got 14 carries last week, and it's likely Ringer could get the majority of them this week against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Ringer probably is not going to rush for 100 yards, but he will be effective in both the rushing and passing games and help your team if you play in a PPR league.
Ringer is a quality long term running back option that will give your team depth and a capable bye week replacement or starter.
2. Ben Tate
Should Javon Ringer start over Chris Johnson in Week 9 for the Titans?
The Houston Texans have two quality running backs, all-pro Arian Foster and young back Ben Tate. Tate had five carries for 42 yards in Week 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and this week against the Cleveland Browns he certainly could get more.
Tate has done well this season when Foster has needed a breather, and is averaging 5.2 yards per carry. He doesn't get a ton of carries but he definitely makes the most of what he does get.
Tate could be a nice bye week replacement on Sunday and a replacement for Bradshaw until you find a player with a bigger workload.
3. Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush is an inconsistent player but playing for the injured Daniel Thomas in Week 8 against the New York Giants gave him an opportunity to show his worth.
Bush rushed for 103 yards and also racked up 17 receiving yards in an impressive performance.
Bush plays the Kansas City Chiefs this week, and although KC has won four straight games they've allowed 122.1 yards per game on the ground this season.
Miami has a decent offensive line, and should be able to create running holes for Bush so he can use his speed and get into the second level of the defense.
Bush is certainly someone you should consider trading for this week.
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