Week 10 of the NFL season will mean a lot to teams still in the playoff hunt—which is almost all of them—but it’s just as important to some fantasy owners looking for a huge win.
The most important position in many fantasy leagues is running back, and injuries always make this a tough position to draft with confidence.
If you’re looking for a Week 10 plug-and-play, here are three running backs capable of putting up numbers.
Glancing at Ogbonnaya’s stats for the season might induce your fantasy brain to trigger your gag reflex.
However, if you’re able to hold it in, you’ll see that Ogbonnaya and the Cleveland Browns invite St. Louis to town on Sunday. The Rams have the worst run defense in the league, as they’re the only team to allow over 150 yards per game on the ground.
They even let up a 91-yard touchdown run this year.
Start Ogbonnaya in all leagues.
Is Reggie Bush finally becoming a consistent running back in the league or are coaches just learning how to use him?
Either way, Bush has gained 195 yards in the last two games on only 28 carries. Coupled with his explosive ability in the pass-catching game, Bush is a serious threat in the backfield.
The Miami Dolphins are matched up with the Washington Redskins this week, who have lost four straight. The risk in starting Bush is the steady return of Daniel Thomas to the picture in Miami.
Owners should use Bush unless Thomas is awarded the start, which seems unlikely.
A knee injury to Rashard Mendenhall put serious doubt into what many thought would be another outstanding season for the Pittsburgh Steelers running back.
Isaac Redman asserted himself as someone who could potentially take carries away from Mendenhall during the starter’s absence. Mendenhall is a risky fantasy play each week, and he’s only gone over 100 yards once this season.
With the Cincinnati Bengals and their third-ranked run defense next, Mendenhall should go to, or remain on, your bench.