Week 9 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Michael Bush and RBs Worth a Look

Josh MartinNBA Lead WriterNovember 4, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets at O.co Coliseum on September 25, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Dig deep, fantasy football owners and you will find buried treasures around the NFL to assist you in your epic quest to...ummm...win back a few bucks from your buddies?

Whatever your cause may be, make sure you check out these running backs, if in fact you are in search of some backfield assistance.


Michael Bush, Oakland Raiders

Darren McFadden isn't likely to play for the Raiders on Sunday and Carson Palmer still has a ways to go to shake off the considerable rust left over from his extended home stay.

Enter Michael Bush, the big, bruising back who racked up 111 total yards against the Chiefs in Oakland's last game. With his track record of piling up yardage when given the opportunity and Palmer still working his way back into shape, look for Bush to get plenty of carries against the Broncos this weekend.

Chris Ogbonnaya, Cleveland Browns

I'm not a huge fan of Chris Ogbonnaya, but it's tough to deny just how clear a path he has to picking up carries for the Browns as the season progresses. Peyton Hillis has been in and out of the lineup with injuries/contract disputes and Montario Hardesty is expected to miss Sunday's game with a calf injury.

He won't have an easy time finding room to roam against a Texans defense that ranks sixth against the run, but he should produce enough to warrant a look off the waiver wire, if only until Hills and/or Hardesty is ready to play. 

Javon Ringer, Tennessee Titans

The Titans haven't exactly given up on Chris Johnson yet, but they have begun to give more and more of his carries to Javon Ringer. The third-year back out of Michigan State garnered a season-high 14 carries against the Colts in Week 8, turning those into 60 rushing yards to go along with another five catches for 42 yards out of the backfield.

Cincinnati's run defense is mighty stingy, though. That could actually work in Ringer's favor, as any drop in productivity by CJ could push Ringer closer and closer to the starting role.

Big money be damned.


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