Fantasy Football Waiver Wire - Running Backs (RBs) for Week 10

RotoBaller Ben Speed Page breaks down some fantasy football running backs (RBs) for the Week Ten waiver wire. Check out our waiver wire pickups every week, for every position.

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We've already given you our waiver wire quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends.  Below I will highlight some running backs (RBs) that are recommended fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 10 of the 2013 fantasy football season, and your fantasy football rosters.  Let's win some leagues!


Waiver Wire Pickups – Week 10 Running Backs


Mike James, Tampa Bay Bucs

Baller Move: Add in all formats.

Analysis:  Mike James is somehow still available in over 50% of leagues. While he is beyond unlikely to wind up in Canton, Mike James has been getting a heavy workload with Doug Martin out. In a year with so few reliable halfbacks, any guy in his situation is worth owning. While there is talk that Martin could be ready to return, James is still worth owning in the likely event the Muscle Hamster can't go. James had a huge day on Sunday, racking up 158 yards on 28 carries. He hauled in 2 passes for another 8 yards, and had the highlight of the game with a 2 yard passing touchdown to Tom Crabtree that looked more like a jump-shot over the O-line and closing secondary. If you are going for James, just keep in mind he plays on Monday night, so if Martin isn't declared inactive by Sunday, you could be in for a tough decision when it comes to setting your lineup. I would be shocked if Martin plays though just a couple shorts weeks after a major injury. I can't imagine the win-less Bucs risking their young star's future. That said, it is Schiano.


Chris Ivory, New York Jets

Baller Move: Stash in all formats.

Analysis: Chris Ivory was named a captain heading into week 9. After a big week against the Patriots, Ivory barely saw the field with the Jets playing from far behind in week 8 against the Bengals and preferring Powell as the passing down back. Ivory got the call again after being named a captain and being in a close game. Ivory rushed for 139 yards with a touchdown on just 18 carries. Ivory looked like an absolute stud against the saints, and damn well better have received the game ball after running his former team into the dirt. The Jets are on bye in week 10, so if you need someone to play now you better look elsewhere, but if you have the bench space, Ivory looks like the guy to own in New York. If you get him, be aware that for now, it seems his success and workload depend on the Jets being ahead or within 10 points. If you think the Jets will be getting blown out, don't even think about playing Ivory. All signs point to Ivory having a great chance at a big game versus the Bills soft D in week 11.


Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders

Baller Move: Add in all formats.

Analysis: Darren McFadden went down yet again in week 9. Shocking, I know. DMC reaggravated the same hamstring injury that ailed him earlier this year, and history strongly suggests he could miss multiple weeks as players typically miss a decent amount of time when this happens. This all points to Rashad Jennings getting another shot at carrying the mail for the Raiders. After DMC went down in the second quarter, Jennings stepped in and put up 102 yards and a touchdown on just 15 carries. He also pulled down 7 balls for 74 yards. These numbers likely won't be repeated, as Oakland was playing against garbage time defense all day. Nick Foles apparently woke up from his concussion and thought he was Peyton Manning, throwing 7 touchdowns to put the game out of reach early. That said, Jennings still looked sharp, and while his numbers likely won't be repeated, any running back that is a safe bet for 15+ touches is worth owning.


Andre Brown, New York Giants

Baller Move: Stash in all formats.

Analysis: I mentioned this earlier, but it's worth reiterating as Andre Brown is only owned in 35% of leagues. Andre Brown is the best back on the Giants, and with the mess their backfield has been going through, Brown shouldn't have a problem taking over. He confirmed he will make his season debut in week 10. If you can pick him up, do so, but I wouldn't feel great about starting him his first week back. Peyton Hillis has looked solid in his 2 outings, and Brandon Jacobs could be back as well. Regardless of who is playing, unless you are in a real bye-week crunch or have severe injury problems, Brown should probably sit. He could very well take a game to get back into the swing of the NFL before he takes over the entire workload like he absolutely should based on his talent in relation to the atrocious runners the Giants have now.


Shonn Greene, Tennessee Titans

Baller Move: Stash in deeper leagues.

Analysis: Earlier this week, the Titans declared they saw Greene getting around 15 touches a game moving forward. While this didn't pan out on Sunday with CJ2K finally getting something going in the run game against the pathetic Rams rush D, Greene still produced and perhaps will be as involved as promised moving forward. Greene rushed for 38 yards and a touchdown on 9 carries, and caught a ball for 28 receiving yards. The Titans pledge likely means two things. First, they are ready to get Shonn Greene more involved (which they did) and second, they are no longer ready to give the ball to Chris Johnson over and over if he isn't finding any room (and he likely won't with any consistency). The Titans have an easy week 10 matchupagainst the lowly Jaguars, and Greene has a good chance to get more involved in what will likely be a blowout.



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