DeAngelo Williams – $6,500 vs. Cleveland – Williams went off again last week, obviously, but his price only rose a grand. In his three starts plus one mid-game injury fill-in, Williams is averaging 26 points, which is six more than any other active RB this week. Cleveland is a bottom-five defense against running backs for fantasy purposes, allowing 180 total yards per game to opposing backs. Williams is going to be heavily owned this week, but there’s no reason not to roster him for his easy points.
DeMarco Murray – $6,200 vs. Miami
Ryan Mathews – $3,500 vs. Miami
Murray has scored at least 24 points in three of his last four games, and he’s got a high-floor/high-ceiling combination that makes him a good play in both cash games and tourneys this week. He’s gained at least 120 total yards in those three games, and he’s been very active in the passing game, too. Mathews’ price dropped after another quality game last week, and he offers arguably the most potential of anyone lower than $4,000. He’s scored in double-digits in five of eight games. Miami just gave up 222 yards on only 25 carries to Buffalo last week, so expect Philly to lean on these two again this week.
LeGarrette Blount – $4,900 at New York Giants – In only seven games Blount has scores of 28, 23 and 21 points, so he’s a perfect tournament play in what should be the game with the highest over/under of Week 10. Dion Lewis is done for the year, so Blount should see the majority of running back snaps against a Giants defense that ranks in the bottom half of teams in yards per carry and rush yards per game. Blount’s got some very high upside this week.
James Starks – $4,900 vs. Detroit – Starks has seen extended action in two of Green Bay’s last three games, and in those two contests he’s scored 27 and 24 points while gaining 117 and 122 total yards, respectively. It seems he’s won over the coaching staff over Eddie Lacy, so it’s likely he gets the majority of work this week against the 29th-ranked defense against running backs. Detroit’s allowed 12 touchdowns to running backs and well over four yards a carry.
Antonio Andrews – $3,700 vs. Carolina – If you play in multiple tournaments with multiple lineups I think you’ll want to get a share of Andrews somewhere. He’s seen at least 19 touches in each of the last two games, accruing 82 and 111 total yards, respectively. He just needs to reach the endzone to produce some good value. Carolina’s allowed 100 yards and/or a touchdown to running backs in each of its last six games.