Charles finally had his 100-total-yards-and-a-touchdown streak snapped last week, though it was only because he didn't find the end zone. He's my non-Peyton-Manning MVP of the first half.
Lacy has brought the second dimension this offense has been lacking for years. He should be started regardless of matchup.
Foster had to leave Houston's last game because of a hamstring injury. The Texans say he will be a gametime decision for the Sunday nighter.
McCoy has been held in check for most of the last month, but I'm betting he gets back on track against the Raiders this week.
McFadden had 73 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries last week. The Eagles have done well against opposing running backs, but I'd still play him on Sunday.
The Patriots have been torched by the run in all four games since losing Vince Wilfork to a torn Achilles' tendon. I'm expecting Bell to have his best game of the season to date.
Lynch had a terrible game last week, running for just 23 yards on eight carries. The Buccaneers are surprsingly tough on running backs, ranking 19th in the league in points allowed.
Washington has been terrible defensively this year, allowing the third most fantasy points per game to running backs. You have to start Mathews if you own him.
Murray will be back on the field this week after missing two games. You'll want him active -- just keep in mind his injury history and don't be surprised if the Cowboys turn to one of their other backs to help run down clock.
Bernard has struggled of late, but the Dolphins allow the fourth-most fantasy points per game to running backs.
No one should sound the alarm on Peterson, but it's worth noting that he has had 13 or fewer carries in each of the last three weeks.
Lost amid the disappointing season in Washington is the great campaign from Morris. He has 565 yards on 108 attempts, good for an average of 5.2 YPC.
The Packers have been tough on opposing running backs this year, but Forte's role in Chicago's offense should translate to a nice game on Monday.
Williams ran for 43 yards and a TD on eight carries before leaving last week's game. He's going to play this week, but his stock will take a hit with Jonathan Stewart returning this week.
The Rams have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to running backs, but shut down Marshawn Lynch on Monday. I think Johnson will have a nice day.
Stacy rumbled for 134 yards against the Seahawks last week, but injured his ankle late in the game. He's scheduled to play.
Powell had a rough game last week, but he carried the ball 10 times while Chris Ivory got just six carries. That could all flip again this week, even though I think Powell is the real lead back.
Sproles was a surprise no-show against the Bills last week. He should be more involved against the Jets.
Ridley ran for 79 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries last week. He has quietly had a very nice season. Get him in your lineup this week.
Jackson ran for 45 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries last week, and could have the backfield all to himself again on Sunday.
The Browns have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points per game to running backs, making Rice a strong play this week.
Spiller has recovered from his ankle sprain and is good to go for Sunday. It's a huge lift for the Bills, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect much against the Chiefs.
Miller had his best game of the season last week, running for 89 yards on 18 carries. The Patriots have been terrible against the run since losing Vince Wilfork, though. Yardage will be much tougher to get against the Bengals.
Woodhead is a solid play due to Washington's defensive struggles, but I think he'll be the one guy left out of the fun this week.
James ran the ball well against the Panthers last week, but he got just 10 carries with the Buccaneers in a hole early. He did catch four passes for 25 yards.
Tolbert picked up a receving score last week, and he could be trusted as a flex play in deep leagues for one more week.
Jackson was silent in his first game back from a hamstring injury, totaling 13 yards from scrimmage on 14 touches. Carolina presents another tough matchup.
Richardson has been a disaster since moving over to Indianapolis. Houston presents a decent matchup, as the Texans have allowed 17.8 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.
McGahee had another lackluster performance last week, running for just 28 yards on nine carries. He should be firmly planted on your bench.
He's gone two games now with fewer than four fantasy points scored. Given the six teams on bye this week, you may not have a better choice, and that's too bad.
Thomas remains underappreciated by some in the fantasy community. He ran for 65 yards on 14 carries against the Bills last week and could be in for a large role again Sunday.
Blount had 11 carries for 46 yards last week, but Stevan Ridley has come on strong over the last few weeks.
Pierce should not be considered a starter in this matchup with Ray Rice active.
Thomas ran well last week, but got just nine carries. His role is too small to trust against a defense as good as Cincinnati's.
Last week showed why you can't fall in love with a situational guy after a big game. I predict he'll be a non-factor again, but roll with him if you must.
Murray is likely to make his return this week. That means Randle should be on your bench.
Ivory got just six carries last week while Bilal Powell got 10. Ignore Ivory's 104-yard performance against the Patriots. It means nothing.
Despite Steven Jackson's struggles, he still got 11 carries to just two for Rodgers. He cannot be considered a starter in fantasy leagues with Jackson around.
Bolden had eight carries and scored a touchdown a week ago. He's the No. 2 back you want, but Shane Vereen should be back soon.
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