Fantasy NFL
Running Back Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Doug Martin, RB, TAM12/28/2014 7:31:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin finished the 2014 season strong.
Insight: Martin didn't run well last week, but Martin did run for 96 yards two weeks ago, and finished the season with 108 yards on the ground against the Saints. That was Martin's first 100-yard game since Week 2 of 2013.
Mark Ingram, RB, NOS12/28/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Mark Ingram had 14 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Ingram had a 1-yard touchdown run at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Ingram had a very good season, finishing just shy of 1,000 yards with 964 yards and nine touchdowns. Let's hope he can stay healthy next season.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, NEP12/28/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Running back LeGarrette Blount led the team with 62 rushing yards on 10 carries in Week 17.
Insight: Blount has reassumed the lead rushing duties in New England and seems to be ready for the playoff run.
Fred Jackson, RB, BUF12/28/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson rushed 18 times for 58 yards versus the Patriots.
Insight: It was pretty amazing to see Jackson do what he did as a 33-year-old running back. He didn't wow anybody with his numbers, but he was pretty reliable in big spots for the Bills and fantasy owners. Jackson gained 964 yards from scrimmage on 188 touches this season.
Matt Forte, RB, CHI12/28/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte set a new NFL record for catches by a running back in a single-season with 102 in 2014.
Insight: Forte caught eight passes for 23 yards to reach the record. He also had 17 carries for 51 yards to surpass the 1,000-yard mark on the ground. Forte gained over 1,800 yards from scrimmage this season and was a PPR monster.
Matt Asiata, RB, MIN12/28/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Matt Asiata rushed for 91 yards on 19 carries against the Bears.
Insight: Asiata has been an average replacement for Adrian Peterson. Asiata finished 2014 with 570 yards and nine touchdowns. With the nice touchdown numbers and low yardage totals, it appears Asiata would be better suited for a goal line role down the road.
Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ12/28/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson only gained 20 rushing yards on 10 carries.
Insight: Johnson was not exactly the force the Jets were hoping for when they signed him this offseason. Johnson rushed for 663 yards and just one touchdown this season.
Lamar Miller, RB, MIA12/28/2014 6:30:00 PM
Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller ended 2014 on a high note.
Insight: Miller rushed for 178 yards on 19 carries, including a 97-yard touchdown run. Miller had his injury issues this season, but he rushed for 270 yards in the final two weeks and ended the year with over 1,000 rushing yards.
Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ12/28/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Jets running back Chris Ivory had 13 carries for 29 yards versus the Dolphins.
Insight: Good thing Geno Smith had perhaps his best day as a pro because Ivory and Chris Johnson did nothing on the ground. Ivory finished the season with 821 rushing yards.
De'Anthony Thomas, RB, KAN12/28/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back De'Anthony Thomas was extremely productive in all phases of the game.
Insight: Thomas had a 18-yard rush, 28 receiving yards on three catches and 69 return yards versus the Chargers. Unfortunately, he wasn't a great start unless owners are in a league that count return yards.
Branden Oliver, RB, SDC12/28/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver had a nice day to end the 2014 season.
Insight: Oliver had 14 carries for 71 yards as the Chargers featured him a lot early against the Chiefs. Oliver also had a touchdown. He should be a decent middle-round selection next season.
Jamaal Charles, RB, KAN12/28/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles disappointed again in Week 17.
Insight: Charles is a top-five back, so for him to only have 13 carries for 54 yards, especially with a backup quarterback, is a big disappointment. Perhaps Charles didn't end the season 100 percent because it seemed like Andy Reid shied away from using his best offensive player,but that is just speculation on our part. Charles still eclipsed the 1,000 rushing yard mark with nine touchdowns this season.
Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC12/28/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Fantasy owners should forget about Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart.
Insight: Gerhart was the opening day starter for Jacksonville this season, yet only rushed for 326 rushing yards in 2014. Gerhart only averaged 3.2 yards per carry this year. Jacksonville will likely find a better running back even if he is an ex-collegiate quarterback.
Jonathan Grimes, RB, HOU12/28/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: Texans running back Jonathan Grimes led the team in rushing against the Jaguars.
Insight: Grimes took advantage of Arian Foster's injury, rushing 11 times for 45 yards. Unfortunately for Grimes, Blue scored the touchdown.
Jordan Todman, RB, JAC12/28/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville finally realized Jordan Todman is better than Toby Gerhart.
Insight: That's not really saying much because Gerhart has been about as good as a piece of trash this season. Todman carried the ball seven times for 52 yards against the Texans. He also caught a touchdown pass.
Alfred Blue, RB, HOU12/28/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Texans running back Alfred Blue scored a rushing touchdown in Week 17.
Insight: Blue led the team with 17 carries after Arian Foster left with an injury, but Jonathan Grimes outrushed Blue. Blue gained just 39 yards, however, he scored the rushing touchdown.
Shonn Greene, RB, TEN12/28/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Titans running back Shonn Greene had his best day rushing of the year on Sunday.
Insight: Better late than never I guess. Greene rushed for 94 yards on 11 carries against the Colts. 52 of those yards came on one play.
Dan Herron, RB, IND12/28/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Dan Herron led the team with 35 rushing yards in Tennessee.
Insight: The Colts are perhaps the weakest rushing team heading into the playoffs. They averaged just 2.1 yards per rush against the bad Titans defense. That is not a recipe for success in January.
Joseph Randle, RB, DAL12/28/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Cowboys backup running back Joseph Randle will be the top handcuff in fantasy next season.
Insight: That's, of course, assuming the Cowboys resign DeMarco Murray. Randle had just four carries versus Washington but gained 69 yards, rushing for a 65-yard touchdown. Randle finished with 51 carries and 343 rushing yards this season.
Alfred Morris, RB, WAS12/28/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Washington running back Alfred Morris had his worst game of the season with Robert Griffin III under center.
Insight: Morris has struggled with other quarterbacks playing beside Griffin this season, but this is only the second time Morris really didn't do well with Griffin starting. Morris gained 43 yards on 12 carries, but it was enough to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL12/28/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray just barely reached the 100-yard mark for the 12th time this season.
Insight: With 100 yards on 20 carries, Murray broke Emmitt Smith's franchise record of rushing yards in a single season. Murray finished with 1,845 on the season with 13 touchdowns.
Terrance West, RB, CLE12/28/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Terrance West ran for 94 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown against the Ravens.
Insight: West scored the only touchdown for Cleveland as the Browns lost to the Ravens, 20-10. West is one fantasy bright spot for the Browns going into 2015.
Justin Forsett, RB, BAL12/28/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett ended up with decent numbers in Week 17.
Insight: Forsett had 17 carries and 199 yards, which totaled an average of 7.0 yard per carry. Forsett didn't run that well as it took several big runs, including a 32-yarder, in the fourth quarter to get to that total. Even still, fantasy owners don't really care. Forsett finished with 1,266 rushing yards and an average of over 5.3 yards per carry.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CARHot12/28/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart should continue to see a majority of the workload after the expected return of DeAngelo Williams (hand) didn't happen.
Insight: Stewart has averaged 109 ypg over the past four games, including 122 last weekend.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR12/28/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (broken bone in right hand) was practicing and listed as probable all week, but is inactive for the Week 17 game against Atlanta.
Insight: Jonathan Stewart has run very well over the past month, averaging 109 ypg, and now has the workload to himself.
Arian Foster, RB, HOU12/28/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Texans running back Arian Foster left Sunday's game towards the end of the first quarter with a hamstring injury.
Insight: Foster missed the final series of the quarter as he went to the locker room. Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes will share the backfield duties while Foster is out. Blue already scored a rushing touchdown in the second quarter.
Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ12/28/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Jets running back Chris Ivory is active for Week 17 along with Chris Johnson.
Insight: The Jets will have both backs at their disposal as will fantasy owners although neither is recommended versus a tough Dolphins defense.
Ryan Mathews, RB, SDC12/28/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will not play on Sunday.
Insight: Mathews is inactive with an ankle injury, which means Branden Oliver will see more carries long with Donald Brown.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL12/28/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (hand) is active for Week 17 and is expected to work a normal game.
Insight: Murray rushed 22 times for 58 yards and a touchdown last weekend and could play an entire game if things fall right on the scoreboard. he could also sit it they have no chance to get a first-round bye.
Jamaal Charles, RB, KAN12/28/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will play in Week 17.
Insight: Charles is active despite his hamstring issue. We expect the Chiefs to depend heavily on Charles as Sunday is a must-win and Chase Daniels is Kansas City's starting quarterback.
Andre Williams, RB, NYG12/28/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Andre Williams is dealing with a shoulder issue, but is active for Week 17.
Insight: Williams will share the workload with Rashad Jenning, who is also active despite an ankle injury.
Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG12/28/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings re-injured his ankle last weekend. but is back on the field for the final weekend.
Insight: Andre Williams (shoulder) is also active and they figure to share the workload evenly.
Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC12/28/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart is active for Sunday.
Insight: Gerhart should lead Jacksonville with rushing attempts, but he still isn't a great fantasy option.
Arian Foster, RB, HOU12/28/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Texans running back Arian Foster is active for Week 17.
Insight: There was a non-injury related issue that could have led Foster to missing Sunday's game versus th Jaguars, but that is not the case. Start him as you normally would.
Jamaal Charles, RB, KAN12/26/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is questionable for Week 17.
Insight: Charles has been limited in practice for some time now with ankle and hamstring issues. With Kansas City needing to win to make the playoffs though, we expect Charles to still play and be a major factor without Alex Smith.
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL12/26/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to start at running back with Stephen Jackson injured.
Insight: Rodgers is a better pass blocker than Devonta Freeman, so Rodgers will start and play a majority of the snaps. Freeman will rotate in and see a decent amount of opportunities. Rodgers had 11 carries and 29 yards last week, but Freeman was more explosive as he ran for a 36 yards on five rushes, including a 31-yard touchdown.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, NEP12/25/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) did not play on Sunday, but was on the practice field Werdnesday.
Insight: Blount could play Sunday, but with nothing to play for the Pats are more likely to hold him out for the playoffs. Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen are the other options. Good luck trying to figure out what Coach Bill Belichick is going to do.
Ryan Mathews, RB, SDC12/25/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's must-win game against Kansas City.
Insight: He didn't practice Wednesday and if he can't get on the practice field don't expect him in the game. Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will see the majority of work.
Joique Bell, RB, DET12/25/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell is dealing with an Achilles issue, but should be ready to go Sunday.
Insight: Bell's slow first half last weekend was due to a first-quarter benching for violation of a team rule, but he played well in the second half and is the only Lions back with start value.
Pierre Thomas, RB, NOS12/25/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas didn't practice Wednesday.
Insight: Thomas is dealing with an apparent rib injury and should be considered questionable in a meaningless season ender against Tampa Bay.
Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN12/25/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (foot) got in a full practice Wednesday, his first full session in about a month and a half.
Insight: C.J. Anderson has cemented himself in the lead back role, but Hillman could see a few touches if active. But they are playing Oakland and may just hold him out until the playoffs.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CARHot12/25/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart should continue to see a majority of the workload even with the expected return of DeAngelo Williams (hand).
Insight: Stewart has averaged 109 ypg over the past four games, including 122 last weekend.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR12/25/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (broken bone in right hand) has been practicing in full this week and should be active for Sunday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: That doesn't mean he'll be fantasy worthy. Jonathan Stewart has run very well over the past month, averaging 109 ypg, and will likely continue to see a majority of the workload.
Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL12/25/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had a team-high 36 rushing yards on Sunday and should see a big jump in rushing attempts against Carolina with starter Steven Jackson sidelined.
Insight: He did so on only five carries, but ripped off a 31-yard touchdown run. Figure his for 12-15 carries in Week 17 and low-end fantasy value.
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL12/25/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers will see an uptick in snaps with starter Steven Jackson sidelined by a quad injury.
Insight: Rodgers still doesn't qualify as an every down back and Devonta Freeman could see more rushing attempts with Rodgers sticking to his third-down/receiving back role.
Steven Jackson, RB, ATL12/25/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Falcons running back Steven Jackson's quad injury will keep him out of the showdown for the NFC South title.
Insight: Jackson will be replaced by a combination of Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers. After he was injured Rodgers saw more snaps than Freeman, but Freeman is the better early down runner.
Ben Tate, RB, MINCold12/24/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: The Minnesota Vikings have waived running back Ben Tate.
Insight: It wasn't that long ago that fantasy owners we excited about Ben Tate leading the Cleveland running attack (preseason ADP 58.6 at fantasyfootballcalculator). That was an epic fail as was his time in Minnesota.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN12/23/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard took a backseat again as Jeremy Hill drove the Cincinnati bus against Denver.
Insight: Bernard totaled 81 yards rushing and receiving, including a touchdown, but he's certainly not the star in this backfield.
Jeremy Hill, RB, CINHot12/23/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill put the Bengals on his back and carries them to a key victory Monday night.
Insight: Hill led Cincinnati with 22 carries and 147 yards and a touchdown, including an 85-yard run to get them going. If not for Odell Beckham Jr., Hill would be the 2014 NFL Rookie of the Year. Hill has 395 yards rushing and three scores over the past two weekends.
C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN12/23/2014 9:18:00 AM
Description: Broncos running back C.J. Anderson worked very hard for his points versus the Bengals, mostly catching the football.
Insight: Anderson rushed 18 times for 83 yards and a touchdown and caught eight of 10 targets for 55 yards. The Bengals defense forced Peyton Manning to check down to his running back more than usual.
C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN12/22/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back C.J. Anderson is active for Monday night's game versus the Bengals.
Insight: That isn't a surprise. He should be in every fantasy lineup as an RB1 or RB2 and could have a nice game against the generous Bengals run defense.
Tre Mason, RB, STL12/22/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Rams running back Tre Mason rushed 13 times for 76 yards and a touchdown against the Giants.
Insight: Mason just didn't see the ball enough in this one as he did rush for a 5.8 ypc average,
Andre Williams, RB, NYG12/22/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Giants running back Andre Williams rushed for 110 yards on 26 carries.
Insight: That's his second 100-yard game in the last three contests. If he can somehow start to get involved in the passing game he could be a more consistent performance, but we like what we see of his running ability.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL12/22/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (hand) was active for Week 16 and played like normal until Dallas put the game out of reach in the third quarter.
Insight: Murray rushed 22 times for 58 yards and a touchdown. No, he didn't catch any passes, but it wasn't needed in the rout of Indianapolis.
Dan Herron, RB, IND12/22/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Like his quarterback, Colts running back Dan Herron had a bad day in Dallas.
Insight: Herron rushed for three yards on seven carries. He did catch three balls for 37 yards, but it was a disappointment after the past few weekends.
Latavius Murray, RB, OAK12/22/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Latavius Murray continues to be a decent fantasy play afte posting 108 yards from scrimmage against a tough Buffalo defense.
Insight: Murray had just four yards on his first seven carries, but turned it around and rushed for 86 yards on 23 carries. He's finally get the work he should have gotten all season.
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUFCold12/22/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) was active for Week 16, but his number wasn't called very often.
Insight: Spiller rushed four times for minus four yards and caught all four targets for 14 yards. Fred Jackson was the primary running back as expected.
Fred Jackson, RB, BUF12/22/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson couldn't get anything going on the ground against Oakland, but his pass-catching worked saved fantasy owners.
Insight: Jackson rushed six times for just 10 yards, but caught nine of 12 targets for 93 yards. The Bills were playing catch up and Jackson was the perfect safety value for QB Kyle Orton.
Kerwynn Williams, RB, ARI12/22/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams was a non-factor against Seattle Sunday night.
Insight: Williams had rushed for 175 yards over the previous two games, but didn't even get a chance in this one to the disappointment of fantasy owners who had jumped on the Williams bandwagon.
Stepfan Taylor, RB, ARI12/22/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Stepfan Taylor did most of the running Sunday night, but couldn't produce.
Insight: Taylor got the call 11 times, to just two for Kerwynn Williams and one for Marion Grice, but totaled just 19 yards for a 1.7 ypc average.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA12/22/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch didn't start the game or even play in the first quarter, due to illness, but still managed to make fantasy owners happy.
Insight: Lynch's 79-yard touchdown run wasn't guite as good as the 2010 playoff run against New Orleans, but it was close. He finished the day with just 10 carries, but 113 yards and two touchdowns.
Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ12/21/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Jets running back Chris Ivory posted a team-high 53 rushing yards in Week 16.
Insight: He had 11 carries and did not contribute in the passing game. Chris Johnson recorded 30 yards on 10 carries and three yards on one catch.
Shane Vereen, RB, NEP12/21/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen recorded a team-high 38 rushing yards during Week 16's victory over the Jets.
Insight: He did so on six carries abd aksi had one catch for 12 yards. Jonas Gray had six carries for only five yards, but found the end zone as well.
Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT12/21/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell scored a touchdown on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: That was the highlight of his day, as he rushed for 63 yards on 20 carries and had nine yards on one catch.
Jamaal Charles, RB, KAN12/21/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was extremely disappointing during Week 16.
Insight: He had nine carries for 29 yards and five catches for 48 yards. Charles lost a fumble as well, making his day a bad one for fantasy owners.
Doug Martin, RB, TAM12/21/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin did nothing in Week 16.
Insight: He was dreadful, rishing 10 times for only 17 yards. Martin also did not contribute in the passing game either.
Eddie Lacy, RB, GBP12/21/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy totaled over 100 yards in Week 16.
Insight: He had 17 carries for 99 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for fivemore yards. Lacy is an RB1.
Mark Ingram, RB, NOS12/21/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Mark Ingram was able to find the end zone in Week 16.
Insight: Good thing he did, because he had only 38 yards on 13 carries, along with 17 yards on three catches.
Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL12/21/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had a team-high 36 rushing yards on Sunday.
Insight: He did so on only five carries, and scored a touchdown as well. Freeman is not a recommended option.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR12/21/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart continued to have the hot hand with DeAngelo Williams sidelined.
Insight: He rushed 24 times for 122 yards, and also had two catches for seven yards and a score. Those are RB1 numbers.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE12/21/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Isaiah Crowell was the workhorse on Sunday.
Insight: he rushed 16 times, while no other player had more than two carries. However, Crowell totaled only 55 yards on the ground.
Matt Forte, RB, CHI12/21/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte had a nice day on Sunday.
Insight: He totaled 55 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards, and chipped in a score as well. Forte is a reliable RB1.
Joique Bell, RB, DET12/21/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell salavaged his day during the second half on Sunday.
Insight: He had only three carries for five yards n the first half, but finished with 13 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown. Bell also had two catches for 13 more yards.
Reggie Bush, RB, DET12/21/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Reggie Bush scored a touchdown in Week 16's victory against the Bears.
Insight: It was just his second score of the year. Bush finished with 54 rushing yards on seven carries and 44 receiving yards on six receptions.
Arian Foster, RB, HOU12/21/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Texans running back Arian Foster threw a touchdown pass during Week 16's win over the Ravens.
Insight: It was his first-career pass, and he also had 25 carries for 96 yards and one catch for 23 additional yards.
Justin Forsett, RB, BAL12/21/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett had his worst game of the season during Week 16.
Insight: He had 10 carries for only 19 yards and four catches for 13 yards. Not what owners were hoping for from their likely RB1.
Lamar Miller, RB, MIA12/21/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller came to life during Week 16.
Insight: He had 19 carries for 92 yards and a score, along with five receptions for 58 more yards.
Matt Asiata, RB, MIN12/21/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Matt Asiata scored two touchdowns on Sunday.
Insight: Asiata rushed 16 times for 58 yards, so the two scores were major for fantasy owners.
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF12/21/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) is active for Week 16.
Insight: Head coach Doug Marrone said this week's practice will dictate how much Spiller plays. We still like Fred Jackson to get the majority of the work, so leave Spiller on your bench.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL12/21/2014 3:20:00 PM
Description: Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (hand) is active for Week 16.
Insight: That also means you have to start him, given he's been the best running back in the league all season, and hope he gives you a full 60 minutes.
Eddie Lacy, RB, GBPHot12/21/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy is active for Week 16.
Insight: He has been dealing with an eye issue caused by his contacts. He's a must start having scored eight touchdowns in the past six games.
Shane Vereen, RB, NEP12/21/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen (ankle) is active and expected to help pick up the slack for missing LeGarrette Blount.
Insight: There was little doubt Vereen will suit up, but his impact is another story. With Blount and Julian Edelman sidelined, Vereen could be a key figure in the Pats offense.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR12/21/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will start yet again during Week 16.
Insight: DeAngelo Williams is officially out, which comes as no surprise. Stewart will have RB2 upside.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR12/21/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: As expected, Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (broken bone in right hand) is inactive for Week 16.
Insight: Jonathan Stewart owners should be happy as the value of Stewart should jump with a full workload.
Frank Gore, RB, SFX12/21/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: 49ers running back Frank Gore turned back the clock on Saturday night.
Insight: He rushed 26 times for 158 yards and a score, showing he still has some juice left in those legs. Gore now has 962 yards and four scores overall.
Branden Oliver, RB, SDC12/21/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver led the team in rushing during Saturday's win over San Francisco.
Insight: He rushed 13 times for 53 yards and caught three passes for 28 more yards. If owners have anything to play for in Week 17, Oliver will be a borderline RB2 if Ryan Mathews is still sidelined.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, NEP12/20/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: Running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) will not play on Sunday.
Insight: Jonas Gray will see the bulk of the carries, with Shane Vereen continuing his normal third-down role.
Alfred Morris, RB, WAS12/20/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Washington running back Alfred Morris had a nice game Saturday against the Eagles.
Insight: He had 21 carries for 83 yards and a score. Darrel Young actually limited Morris' fantasy day, as he vultured two one-yard touchdowns away from him.
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI12/20/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy totaled over 100 yards and a touchdown on Saturday.
Insight: He had 22 carries for 88 yards and three catches for 28 yards. McCoy will continue to be an RB1 for Week 17 against the Giants.
Frank Gore, RB, SFX12/20/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: 49ers running back Frank Gore (head) is officially active for Week 16.
Insight: Carlos Hyde is out, so Gore should see a ton of carries.
Ryan Mathews, RB, SDC12/20/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) is officially out for Saturday's game against the 49ers.
Insight: Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will see the majority of work.
Frank Gore, RB, SFX12/20/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: 49ers running back Frank Gore is expected to play on Saturday against the Chargers according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Insight: Gore practiced limitedly due to a concussion this week, but doctors have cleared him to play. Backup running back Carlos Hyde is out, so Gore might actually play a lot. He should be started in most situations.
Ryan Mathews, RB, SDC12/19/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) will not play Saturday versus San Francisco.
Insight: Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will continue to share the workload, with Oliver being the better flex option.
Carlos Hyde, RB, SFX12/19/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: 49ers rookie running back Carlos Hyde (ankle/back) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Chargers.
Insight: If Frank Gore is unable to suit up, Alfonso Smith or Phillip Tanner would start for San Francisco.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL12/19/2014 2:13:00 PM
Description: Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (hand) will make the decision to play or sit, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: If that's the deciding factor, you can expect Murray to play. That also means you have to start him, given he's been the best running back in the league all season, and hope he gives you a full 60 minutes.
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF12/19/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) is probable for Week 16.
Insight: Head coach Doug Marrone said this week's practice will dictate how much Spiller plays. We still like Fred Jackson to get the majority of the work, so leave Spiller on your bench.
Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG12/19/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings re-injured his ankle last weekend after missing every practice should be downgraded to out for Sunday of Week 16.
Insight: Andre Williams will get the full work and is a viable fantasy option.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR12/19/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will have the backfield all to himself in Week 16 and is a solid fantasy value.
Insight: DeAngelo Williams is not expected to play in Week 16. That means 20-plus touches for Stewart.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR12/19/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (broken bone in right hand) is not expected to play in Week 16, according to beat writer Joe Person.
Insight: Jonathan Stewart owners should be happy as the value of Stewart should jump with a full workload.
Jordan Todman, RB, JAC12/19/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Jaguars backup running back Jordan Todman rushed for more yards than anyone in the Thursday night game, but did most of the damage on a 62-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter
Insight: Toby Gerhart rushed 12 times to five for Todman and three for Storm Johnson, so Todman's fantasy value is minimal moving forward.
Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC12/19/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart was the primary running back Thursday night rushing 12 times for 53 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Jordan Todman ran for more yards because of one huge play, but Gerhart was the nominal workhorse and should be the back to own in Week 17.
Leon Washington, RB, TEN12/19/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: RB/KR Leon Washington led all Titans receivers with seven receptions for 62 yards and a score.
Insight: That's why Titans QB Charlie Whitehurst is called "Charlie Checkdown." Washington also rushed four times for 11 yards.
Shonn Greene, RB, TENCold12/19/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Titans running back Shonn Greene rushed for just 28 yards on seven carries against Jacksonville.
Insight: It appears the 16-carry game against the Jets was just the coach hoping he'd be inspired by facing his old team. Rookie Bishop Sankey saw twice as many rushing attempts.
Bishop Sankey, RB, TEN12/19/2014 9:06:00 AM
Description: Titans running back Bishop Sankey apparently had the "hot hand" as he saw twice as many carries as Shonn Greene.
Insight: After just three carries against the Jets and nine the previous game, Sankey rushed 14 times for 44 yards against Jacksonville. He still wasn't fantasy worthy.
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI12/18/2014 4:57:00 PM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy admitted to CSN Philadelphia that backup running back Chris Polk is taking over as the team's goal-line runner.
Insight: Polk played just three snaps versus the Cowboys in Week 15, but he scored on two of them. Another goal-line carry went to Darren Sproles who scored. McCoy will continue to lead the team in rushing, but the emergence of Polk and the addition of Sproles as significantly hurt McCoy's value.
Ryan Mathews, RB, SDC12/18/2014 2:29:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) was inactive for Week 15 and has yet to practice this week leaving him with a doubtful tag for Week 16.
Insight: Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will continue to have value, with Oliver being the slightly more preferred player.
Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG12/18/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings re-injured his ankle last weekend and is doubtful for Sunday of Week 16.
Insight: Jenning has missed both the Wednesday and Thursday practices. Andre Williams will get the work and is a viable fantasy option.
Carlos Hyde, RB, SFX12/17/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: 49ers rookie running back Carlos Hyde told CSN Bay Area that he recieved good news on his MRI but is still not expected to play on Saturday.
Insight: Not only did Hyde say he is not expected to play, he flat out stated he would need a miracle to suit up. The timing couldn't have been worse as Frank Gore is doubtful because of his concussion. Alfonso Smith or Phillip Tanner could be the starting running back on Saturday versus the Chargers.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL12/17/2014 12:47:00 PM
Description: Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (hand) practiced on Wednesday.
Insight: He did all the individual drills and caught passes out of the backfield. Murray is shaping up to suit up, but there is a chance he will be limited. Stay tuned.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, BAL12/16/2014 3:16:00 PM
Description: Ravens tailback Lorenzo Taliaferro, inactive for Week 15 against the Jaguars, has now been placed on the injured reserve list thereby ending his season.
Insight: Taliaferro made a little noise back in Week 3 when he rushed 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown, but since Week 5 has given the Ravens and fantasy owners very little as Justin Forsett grabbed the workhorse role.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL12/16/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken band in his left hand, but the feeling in Dallas is he can play in Week 16, according to an Ed Werder report.
Insight: Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar would likely form a committee if Murray is unable to play against the Colts, but obviously neither would produce at Murray's level.
Matt Forte, RB, CHI12/16/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte totaled 99 yards from scrimmage, but could get into the end zone.
Insight: Forte has been limited by the floundering Bears offense. He's still a valuable asset because of his receiving skill, but he's been a bit disappointing in this year's fantasy playoffs.
Pierre Thomas, RB, NOS12/16/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas didn't run the ball much, but he was the guy Brees used for his screen pass game.
Insight: Thomas rushed the ball just two times, but caught all five targets for 83 yards.
Mark Ingram, RB, NOS12/16/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Saints running back Mark Ingram only rushed for 59 yards on 17 carries, but a late touchdown run saved the day for fantasy owners.
Insight: The 100-yard games he was producing in the middle of the season are much rarer these days and his value is as an RB2 at best.
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF12/15/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) has been activated from injured reserve/designated to return.
Insight: Head coach Doug Marrone said this week's practice will dictate how much Spiller plays. He will be no more than a low-end flex option against Oakland.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL12/15/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken band in his left hand.
Insight: Wow. This seemingly came out of nowhere, however Murray's status is still unknown for the Week 16. The injury is being reported as minor, and may he may only need to miss one game, if any. Yet, this is not what owners want to hear heading into the Championship round. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar would likely form a committee if Murray is unable to play against the Colts.
Branden Oliver, RB, SDC12/15/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver saw a majority of the workload, but produced just 26 yards on 12 carries.
Insight: Ryan Mathews missed tha game with an ankle injury and allowed Oliver and Donald Brown to carry the load. Oliver did catch four balls for 44 yards, but all in all it wasn't a very good day.
C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN12/15/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Broncos running back C.J. Anderson showed no signed of the ankle injury that had him limping badly in the previous game.
Insight: Anderson rushed 29 times for 85 yards and caught two balls for 11 yards, but couldn't find the end zone. He's still a borderline RB1.
Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ12/15/2014 10:51:00 AM
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson rushed for a team-high 55 yards.
Insight: Johnson has been getting the work in the past three games, but hasn't produced big numbers. Ivory rushed 12 times for 25 yards and a touchdown, Johnson rushed 10 times for 55 yards and neither guy holds great upside right now with this 50-50 split of the workload.
Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ12/15/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Jets running back Chris Ivory once again shared the workload evenly with Chris Johnson.
Insight: Ivory rushed 12 times for 25 yards and a touchdown, Johnson rushed 10 times for 55 yards. Neither guy holds great upside right now.
Reggie Bush, RB, DETCold12/15/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) was active for Week 15's contest against the Vikings, but unproductive.
Insight: Bush rushed three times for seven yards and caught one pass for 10 yards. Joique Bell is the workhorse right now though, leaving Bush with little to no fantasy value.
Joique Bell, RB, DET12/15/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell had another solid game on Sunday and has become the team's No. 1 back.
Insight: He rushed 15 times for 62 yards and also had four catches for 41. Bell is a solid RB2 and it doesn't matter whether Reggie Bush is active or inactive.
Matt Asiata, RB, MIN12/15/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Vikings running back Matt Asiata led the team with 11 carries for 36 yards in Week 15.
Insight: At least he found the end zone and caught seven balls for 50 yards to crack into double-digit fantasy points. Asiata is a low end value only because Jerick McKinnon is done for the season. We don't expect him to be a viable fantasy option in 2015.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA12/15/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rushed 21 times for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: The 49ers defense played well, particularly in the first half, but Lynch still managed to help fantasy owners. It will be a tough game again in Week 16 against an Arizona Cardinals defense that is No. 6 against the run and has yielded just six rushing touchdowns this season.
Darren Sproles, RB, PHI12/15/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles scored a touchdown from a yard out in Sunday night's loss to Dallas.
Insight: Sproles only had five touches on offense and one punt return, so his fantasy value is limited.
Chris Polk, RB, PHI12/15/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Eagles backup running back Chris Polk appears to be the goal line back.
Insight: Polk scored twice inside the 5-yard line. He's not going to get any significant yards based on current usage, but he could be a consistent touchdown maker. At the moment he's just a pain in the side of LeSean McCoy owners.
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHICold12/15/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy saw 17 touches and produced just 65 yards.
Insight: McCoy just isn't producing and with Darren Sproles catching more passes and Chris Polk the goal line back, McCoy's fantasy value has taken a significant hit.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL12/15/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had a rough night averaging just 2.6 ypc on 31 tries, but scored twice.
Insight: Murray only broke through the line a few times, but his scores saved the night for fantasy owners.
Carlos Hyde, RB, SFX12/15/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: San Francisco rookie running back Carlos Hyde joined Frank Gore on the sidelines Sunday after injuring his back.
Insight: It will be a race to see which 49ers running back can return for Week 16. If neither returns the backfield work would likely go to Alfonso Smith.
Alfred Morris, RB, WAS12/14/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Washington running back Alfred Morris had 14 carries for 49 yards in Week 15.
Insight: With 14 of those yards coming on one play, Morris was pretty much bottled up all day. Morris is no longer a fantasy stud and should be sat if owners have better options.
Andre Williams, RB, NYG12/14/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Andre Williams led the team in rushing during Week 15.
Insight: That's not saying much as Williams gained just 2.4 yards per carry, gaining 44 yards on 18 carries. Williams is a RB3 at best.
Jonas Gray, RB, NEP12/14/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back Jonas Gray is apparently out of the doghouse.
Insight: Gray led the team with 11 carries versus the Dolphins and gained a team-high 62 yards. LeGarrette Blount and Shane Vereen, however, scored the rushing touchdowns, so the Patriots backfield remains a mystery.
Lamar Miller, RB, MIA12/14/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller continues to disappoint down the stretch.
Insight: Miller averaged just 2.9 yards per carry on his way to 47 rushing yards versus the Patriots. Miller has not gained more than 60 yards rushing since Nov. 13. Miller is a shaky RB2.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, NEP12/14/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: Running back LeGarrette Blount gave way to Jonas Gray a bit in Week 15, but Blount did score a touchdown.
Insight: Blount had just eight carries and 17 yards while only supplying seven more yards receiving, but he avoided the fantasy dud finding the end zone on the goal line. Blount, along with every other Patriots running back, has risk invovled every week because owners just don't know who will get the ball.
Knile Davis, RB, KAN12/14/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Knile Davis remains fantasy relevant.
Insight: Davis has remained relevant in fantasy because of his big play ability. Davis can make noise on special teams and on Sunday, he made a big splash in the passing game. Davis caught one pass for a 70-yard touchdown.
Latavius Murray, RB, OAK12/14/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Latavius Murray continues to be a decent fantasy play.
Insight: That's saying a lot considering he plays for the Raiders. Murray had 12 carries for 59 yards and 17 more yards receiving. Murray is a FLEX option just based on the fact he should get lots of carries, though, when Oakland falls behind, there's always a chance Derek Carr gets more than 50 pass attempts.
Jamaal Charles, RB, KAN12/14/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had a disappointing day for his standards, rushing for 12 carries for 52 yards versus the Raiders.
Insight: Not a good time for him to lay an egg. The Raiders were able to slow him down, and then with a big lead, Andy Reid didn't use him much late in the game. Charles will be a RB1 again next week against the Steelers.
Trent Richardson, RB, IND12/14/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson should probably not be in fantasy starting lineups anymore.
Insight: Richardson has been given every opportunity to prove he can be "the guy" in Indianapolis, but now he is losing playing time to Daniel Herron. Richardson had 32 yards on nine carries while Herron gained 60 yards on 11 attempts. Sit Richardson if you haven't already.
Alfred Blue, RB, HOU12/14/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Texans running back Alfred Blue had eight carries for 26 yards versus the Colts.
Insight: After Ryan Fitzpatrick left the game, Houston ran the ball a lot. With backup quarterback Tom Savage also hurt, there is a big question mark at quarterback, which means even with Arian Foster healthy, Blue could get more work.
Arian Foster, RB, HOU12/14/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Texans running back Arian Foster just missed the 100-yard rushing bonus versus the Colts.
Insight: Foster had 99 rushing yards on 26 carries. He had plenty of opportunities with starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick leaving the game with a leg injury. Foster is still a RB1 no matter who plays quarterback for Houston.
Dan Herron, RB, IND12/14/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Dan Herron had another decent day at the office.
Insight: Herron rushed for 60 yards on 11 carries as he again outproduced the former first-round pick Trent Richardson. Herron added two catches and 12 yards in the passing game. He is a decent FLEX play moving forward.
Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC12/14/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart was sort of the workhorse back for Jacksonville versus the Ravens on Sunday.
Insight: We sort of give him the workhorse label because he did lead the team in carries, doubling every other Jaguar running back, but he still had just 13 carries and 54 yards. If owners have to go with someone in the Jacksonville backfield, Gerhart is the guy.
Justin Forsett, RB, BAL12/14/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett unexpectedly struggled against the Jaguars in Week 15.
Insight: Forsett rushed for 48 yards on 16 carries and didn't score. It was his lowest rushing total in over a month.
Doug Martin, RB, TAM12/14/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin had one of his best games of the season on Sunday.
Insight: Martin rushed for 96 yards on 14 carries. That's the most yards Martin has rushed for since Week 2 of 2013.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR12/14/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart was clearly the workhorse back for Carolina with 22 carries in Week 15.
Insight: Stewart wasn't very efficient, averaging 3.3 yards per carry, but the amount of carries helped Stewart get to 73 rushing yards. Stewart is a RB1 as long as DeAngelo Williams is out.
Frank Gore, RB, SFX12/14/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: 49ers running back Frank Gore is being evaluated for a concussion. Update: Gore has been downgraded to out.
Insight: Gore produced 29 yards and a touchdown on 11 first-half carries, but appeared to injure himself while trying to make a block. Carlos Hyde should get all the carries in the second half.
Anthony Dixon, RB, BUF12/14/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Anthony Dixon had six carries for 26 yards on Sunday.
Insight: Dixon also had a catch for five yards. Fred Jackson is clearly the top running back option for the Bills and fantasy owners.
Eddie Lacy, RB, GBPHot12/14/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy was awesome again and should have received more opportunities against the Bills.
Insight: Lacy had 15 carries and gained 97 yards with a touchdown. He, however, had five of those carries on one drive which ended with his score, the only touchdown for the Packers on the day. The only reason we can think of as to why Lacy did not get more work is that he was hurt, which is a possibility since he came into the week with a hip injury.
Fred Jackson, RB, BUF12/14/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson had 23 touches and 98 yards in Week 15.
Insight: Jackson gained 71 of those yards on the ground and had three catches for 27 yards as well. It's too bad he couldn't find the end zone, but not bad numbers from Jackson.
Frank Gore, RB, SFX12/14/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: 49ers running back Frank Gore is being evaluated for a concussion.
Insight: Gore produced 29 yards and a touchdown on 11 first-half carries, but appeared to injure himself while trying to make a block.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN12/14/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard was fantasy relevant in garbage time in Week 15.
Insight: Bernard had 79 yards on 15 carries and gained 24 more yards on three catches, but nearly all of that came in the second half with Cincinnati ahead by more than 20. Owners shouldn't count on Bernard repeating that performance versus the tough Broncos next week.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE12/14/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Isaiah Crowell may have hit the rookie wall.
Insight: Crowell hasn't rushed for over 60 yards since Week 12 and has just two games with over a 4.0 yards per carry average since Week 5. Against the Bengals in Week 15, Crowell gained 17 yards on seven carries.
Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN12/14/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill has seized his opportunity to be the Bengals starter.
Insight: Hill led Cincinnati with 25 carries and 148 yards with two touchdowns on Sunday. The Bengals ripped apart the Browns run defense for 244 yards on the ground. Hill is a low-end RB1 moving forward.
Terrance West, RB, CLE12/14/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Terrance West led the team in rushing but that isn't saying much.
Insight: On just five carries, West gained 23 yards. The entire Cleveland offense was awful and with Manziel likely the starter next week, no one on Cleveland is a great fantasy play.
Steven Jackson, RB, ATL12/14/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Falcons running back Steven Jackson had an alright fantasy day with 11 carries and 46 yards.
Insight: Atlanta turned to Matt Ryan and the passing game as they trailed the Steelers, 20-7, at halftime. Jackson had a decent average, but without a touchdown, he didn't help many owners advance to the championship.
Le'Veon Bell, RB, PITHot12/14/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell used all his skills to put up another great fantasy day.
Insight: Bell only averaged 2.4 yards per carry but still managed 119 total yards as he gained 72 yards on five catches. Bell also had two rushing touchdowns. He also broke the Steelers single-season record for total yards on offense.
Reggie Bush, RB, DET12/14/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) is active for Week 15's contest against the Vikings.
Insight: Joique Bell is the workhorse right now though, leaving Bush as no more than a flex option.
Ryan Mathews, RB, SDC12/14/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) is inactive for Week 15.
Insight: Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will see a bump in value, with Oliver being the slightly more preferred player.
C.J. Anderson, RB, DENHot12/14/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (ankle) is active for Week 15.
Insight: Anderson was noticably limping after last weekend. He's averaging 27 rushing attempts over the past three games and has turned Peyton Manning into a game manager for the trio of games.
Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ12/14/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson is active for Week 15 despite a knee issue.
Insight: Johnson has been getting the work in the past two games and has 158 yards to show for it. Not great, but he's getting his chances.
Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG12/14/2014 2:58:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings re-injured his ankle and is questionable to return.
Insight: Andre Williams will get the work and Jennings even if he could return won't as long as Williams is running well.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, BAL12/14/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Ravens tailback Lorenzo Taliaferro is inactive for Week 15 against the Jaguars.
Insight: This makes things a little easier for Bernard Pierce owners. If you can't start Justin Forsett, Pierce is the next best option in the Ravens backfield.
Eddie Lacy, RB, GBPHot12/14/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy is dealing with a bruised hip but is active for Week 15 against Buffalo.
Insight: Lacy left Monday night's game early. James Starks ran well in Lacy's absence and could eat into his rushing total. This could be a shared situation.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CARHot12/14/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart had a monster game in Week 14's win over the Saints (20-155-1) and could repeat the effort in Week 15.
Insight: DeAngelo Williams is again inactive and Stewart should be an RB1 with a full amount of rushing attempts.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR12/14/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (broken bone in right hand) is inactive for Week 15.
Insight: Jonathan Stewart owners should be happy as the value of Stewart should jump with a full workload.
Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC12/14/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart should see the bulk of the carries with Denard Robinson out for the season.
Insight: If owners really need running back help, Gerhart should touch the ball the most of all the Jaguars runners in Week 15. That isn't saying much, though, and Gerhart should only be used in emergencies against the tough Ravens.