Oct 152013

RB Zac Stacy (Vanderbilt)

Percent owned (ESPN): 6.7%

Zac Stacy has taken over the lead back job and has rushed for 157 yards on 32 carries in 2 games, while adding another 2 catches for 11 yards. He’ll continue being the starter going forward and he should be owned universally. He’s a RB2 or flex depending on the matchup.

TE Heath Miller (Pittsburgh)

Percent owned (ESPN): 20.4%

Heath Miller is finally healthy again and is functioning as a reliable safety valve, catching 12 passes for 154 yards in his last 2 games. He’s a low end TE1 going forward.

RB Brandon Jacobs (NY Giants)

Percent owned (ESPN): 2.0%

I don’t know where this came from. Brandon Jacobs ran for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns on 22 carries against an admittedly banged up Chicago defense. He’ll continue being the starter going forward with both David Wilson and Da’Rel Scott hurt. He needs to be owned universally.

WR Keenan Allen (California)

Percent owned (ESPN): 6.7%

Keenan Allen continues to establish himself as Philip Rivers’ #1 wide receiver. He now has 20 catches for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns in his last 3 games. He should be owned universally.

RB Andre Ellington (Arizona)

Percent owned (ESPN): 8.8%

Andre Ellington once again led the Cardinals in rushing without leading them in carries, rushing for 56 yards and a touchdown on 7 carries, while Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 40 yards on 10 carries. He also continues to produce as a pass catcher, catching 5 passes for 36 yards. Over his past 2 games, he has 175 yards from scrimmage and his usage is only going to go up going forward.

RB Joseph Randle (Dallas)

Percent owned (ESPN): 1.4%

DeMarco Murray is (surprise) out with what appears to be a multi-week knee injury. Joseph Randle carried the load in his absence and is expected to be the starter next week against the Eagles. He wasn’t very effective in relief of Murray, rushing for 17 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, but as long as he’s getting the opportunities as a lead back, he has a chance to be fantasy relevant.

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