May 122012


RB Kahlil Bell- Chicago

Percent owned (ESPN): 1.2%

Looks like the Bears are done with Marion Barber as the lead back. Bell had more carries (15 to 13) than Barber last week and that should be the case going forward as Barber had just 2 2nd half carries and Bell did more with his carries, rushing for 65 yards, as opposed to Barber’s 33. Bell also led the Bears in receiving with 43 yards on 5 catches.

RB Chris Ivory- New Orleans

Percent owned (ESPN): 2.0%

As long as Mark Ingram is out, Chris Ivory seems to be the lead back. He rushed for 74 yards on 18 carries this week and 53 yards on 13 carries the week before. Ingram might not be back this week.

RB Donald Brown- Indianapolis

Percent owned (ESPN): 20.3%

Donald Brown finally had a game that made him look like the former first round pick he is, rushing for 161 yards and a score on 16 carries against Tennessee. He’s still got an inconsistent past and Joseph Addai to contend with, but he was already their lead back and this strong performance could give the Colts more confidence in him going forward and could spring him forward to better performances.

RB Stevan Ridley- New England

Percent owned (ESPN): 4.4%

Ridley led the Patriots in carries with 11 and yards with 65 against Denver last week. The logical move would be to give Ridley the lead back job over BJGE, who rushed for just 13 yards on 10 carries, but Belichick is pretty unpredictable with his running backs.


WR Greg Little- Cleveland

Percent owned (ESPN): 8.8%

Little’s been inconsistent, but he is still Cleveland’s #1 guy and he was definitely good this past week with 131 yards and a score on 5 catches. He and Seneca Wallace seem to have a good chemistry and Wallace could get the start again this week.

RB Sammy Morris- Dallas

Percent owned (ESPN): 0.2%

Sammy Morris came out of nowhere to rush for 53 yards on 12 carries in a complimentary role to Felix Jones. Jones is the only other healthy running back on their roster and now Jones is nursing a hamstring injury. Stay tuned.

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