WR Devery Henderson (New Orleans)
Percent owned (ESPN): 1.6%
With Lance Moore out and Jimmy Graham playing hurt, Devery Henderson stepped up big time for the Saints, catching 8 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Unless the injury situation improves, he might be their #2 option going forward, which would make him startable. At the very least, he’s worth a bench stash.
RB William Powell (Arizona)
Percent owned (ESPN): 0.1%
The Cardinals have lost Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams for the season in back-to-back weeks. William Powell is hardly proven, but he would seem to be the favorite to be the lead back going forward. He was already the 3rd down back and they really like him as a receiver and a blocker and he had a great preseason as a runner to make the roster, leading the league with 249 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 42 carries. Look for him to lead a running back committee with change of pace back LaRod Stephens-Howling and former practice squad back Alfonso Smith.
RB Alex Green (Green Bay)
Percent owned (ESPN): 0.8%
Cedric Benson left the Packers’ loss to the Colts with an injury and he’s now in a walking boot, so his return for next week looks very, very questionable, at the very least. He could be out a couple of weeks and Alex Green figures to be the lead back in his absence because the coaching staff really isn’t a fan of James Starks. Green looked good in limited action in relief of Benson, rushing for 55 yards on 9 carries and adding an 8 yard catch.
RB Brandon Bolden (New England)
Percent owned (ESPN): 20.3%
Bolden may be the #2 back in New England, but he’s rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in the last 2 weeks combined. Suddenly a team that loves to run the football, the Patriots could continue to give him touches going forward. He’s worth a bench stash.
RB Kendall Hunter (San Francisco)
Percent owned (ESPN): 10.9%
Another team that loves to run the football is the 49ers. In the last 2 weeks, Hunter has rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the last 2 games. He seems to be eating into Frank Gore’s work load on a weekly basis and while that’s not enough for him to be startable, Gore is not exactly the most durable player, so Hunter is worth a bench stash.