RB Montell Owens (Jacksonville)
Percent owned (ESPN): 8.8%
Montell Owens rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown on 14 attempts in his first career start and added an 11 yard reception. I can’t guarantee you he’ll get another start, but there are 3 backs injured on the depth chart ahead of him, Maurice Jones-Drew, Rashad Jennings, and Jalen Parmele, and he looked better last week than any of them ever have, with the exception of Maurice Jones-Drew. If he continues to be the starter, he’ll be worth a start going forward.
RB Bilal Powell (NY Jets)
Percent owned (ESPN): 3.1%
Now fully healthy, Powell has rushed for 218 yards and 4 touchdowns on 54 carries in his last 4 games, along with 4 catches for 31 yards. He’s effectively operating as 1b to Shonn Greene’s 1a and should be owned in as many leagues as Greene, who is probably an inferior runner, but isn’t. He’s definitely worth a pickup for those thin at running back.
RB Joique Bell (Detroit)
Percent owned (ESPN): 10.2%
Bell got more touches and more yards than Mikel Leshoure against Green Bay, with 96 yards on 17 touches, to Leshoure’s 49 on 14. He’s become more than a change of pace back as he’s actually outperforming Leshoure on the season in terms of YPC by a good amount, 5.4 to 3.7. He’s also the better pass catcher on a pass heavy team thin at receiver. He’s actually been his team’s 2nd leading receiver in each of the last 2 weeks. He should be picked up, especially in PPR leagues.
QB Russell Wilson (Seattle)
Percent owned (ESPN): 22.1%
Wilson didn’t do much against Arizona because he was pulled in the 3rd quarter of a blowout, but going into last week, he had at least 200 total yards and 2 touchdowns in each of his last 5 games, with only 1 interception. If you need quarterback help, think about picking this guy up.
TE Clay Harbor (Philadelphia)
Percent owned (ESPN): 0.1%
Filling in for an injured Brent Celek, Harbor caught 6 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown from Nick Foles against Tampa Bay. Celek will be out at least this week on a short week and maybe for the rest of the Eagles’ lost season, so if you’re desperate for a tight end, consider picking this guy up.