Week 9 Fantasy Football Start Em Sit Em: Reggie Bush and RBs You Must Start

Nicholas GossCorrespondent INovember 3, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 30:  Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins rushes against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 30, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Reggie Bush is one of several running backs you must start this week on your fantasy football team as the playoffs in your league approach.

While some fantasy owners like to play consistent performers, sometimes it is smart to play a risky running back who has the chance to have an amazing game and help you win the week.

Let's look at three running backs you can count on to give you a good amount of points in Week 9 of the NFL season.

1. Javon Ringer

Javon Ringer played better for the Tennessee Titans at running back in Week 8 than All-Pro teammate Chris Johnson did.

Ringer had 102 total yards against the Colts and rushed for 60 yards compared to Johnson's 34. They both got the same amount of carries last week but Ringer will probably get the majority of them this week.

Ringer is a very good running back who has earned a starting spot on your team, and will be effective on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, who are allowing about 85 yards per game on the ground.

2. Rashard Mendenhall

Rashard Mendenhall does not have a good matchup this week as his Pittsburgh Steelers play their NFC North rivals the Baltimore Ravens.

Mendenhall had just 45 yards on 12 carries in a Week 1 loss to the Ravens, and with the Steelers passing attack playing very well recently it's likely that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will run the show on Sunday.

In six career games against Baltimore, Mendenhall has rushed for 330 yards. That's just 55 yards per game.

Find someone who has a better matchup on Sunday than Mendenhall to start on your fantasy team in Week 9.

3. Reggie Bush

Reggie Bush showed he can be a capable starting running back for the Miami Dolphins last week when he rushed for 103 yards and added another 17 receiving yards.

This week, Bush plays the Kansas City Chiefs who are allowing an alarming 122.1 rushing yards per game this season.

With Daniel Thomas often battling injuries, Bush could be the running back of choice for the rest of the season in Miami if he continues to play well.

He is a must-start this week against a poor Chiefs run defense.