This weekend is a big one for running backs across the National Football League.
There are many players poised for big weeks as their teams make a final run toward the playoffs.
They are players you should be starting on your fantasy team while you make the same push for the playoffs in your league.
Here are three running backs ready to run wild on opposing defenses this weekend.
Reggie Bush, RB (Miami Dolphins)
The improved play of the Miami defense has allowed the Dolphins to win four of their last five.
Their one loss only came by a single point to the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
They should be able to keep that fantastic play going this weekend, and they could see an increase in offensive play.
The Philadelphia Eagles are a joke. They have become the laughingstock of the league after being dubbed the dream team at the start of the season.
The defense has been atrocious. They can't cover, they can't tackle and the system allows for running backs to tear them apart.
Reggie Bush is looking for back-to-back 100-yard performances after his showing against Oakland. It's very possible it happens.
Ray Rice, RB (Baltimore Ravens)
Finally, after such an inconsistent start to the season, Rice has gotten three straight games with 20 or more carries.
In two of those games, he rushed for over 100 yards.
What took so long? The ball needs to be in Rice's hands, not Flacco's.
This weekend, the Ravens take on the winless Indianapolis Colts.
Rice may not receive 20 carries this week. They might bench him after just 10 carries. They should have a 20-point lead by then.
Even with fewer carries, Rice should still manage big numbers. The Colts are just that bad.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Although he has received very little attention this year due to the horrible play of the team, Maurice Jones-Drew actually is leading the NFL in rushing yards.
Jones-Drew has been extremely consistent week after week. He hasn't had any huge performances, but he has routinely gotten the job done.
This week, he has the chance to put up big numbers against the Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay is the 29th-ranked team in the league in terms of stopping the run.
After this weekend, Jones-Drew will still be the league leader in rushing yards. He will do it by having his best game so far this season.
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