Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings: Michael Bush and RBs Ready to Break out

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IINovember 5, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 23: Running back Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders runs to an opening against linebacker Javon Belcher #59 of the Kansas City Chiefs on October 23, 2011 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs won 28-0. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Fantasy football managers always need to keep track of injuries and matchups so they can capitalize on the players that are going to have breakout weeks.

The running back position is a position which, when utilized correctly, will gain a powerful edge over the opponent for the week.

Here are three RBs to pick up and watch have a breakout week in Week 9.

Michael Bush

Michael Bush is the Oakland Raiders' backup who is going to be taking the majority of carries now that Darren McFadden is out with a sprained right foot.

This is also probably the best week for Michael Bush to get a chance. The Denver Broncos are in a very experimental phase with Tim Tebow under center, and they will more than likely not get an early lead.

This means Michael Bush will have time to get acclimated to the extra touches and find a rhythm within the game.

Reggie Bush

Reggie Bush had a great performance last week against the Giants. He looked like the runner that his potential dictated out of college.

He not only ran off the edge, but he had a few really nice runs up the gut and will be looking to do much of the same against Kansas City.

The Chiefs defense is strong at home and appears to be improving, but over the course of the season, they have given up the sixth-most points to running backs, so he is a great player to start.

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson has had a very slow start to this season and appears to be in a slump, only having one 100-yard rushing game so far this season.

The Titans, however, have been a pretty good team despite his slump and all of the offseason drama.

Chris Johnson will get over his slump and get back on track against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals have been good against the run this season, but Johnson’s need for a big game is going to propel him to it this week.