Running back Peyton Hillis, Cleveland Browns
He could be the fantasy bust of the year, right up there with Michael Vick, but he’s back now after six weeks away with a pulled hamstring. Hillis is also available in many fantasy leagues and should be picked up. He had 19 carries for 65 yards last week, but more importantly, the Cleveland Browns looked better with him in the game. He has a tough week against the Baltimore Ravens this week, but should put up big numbers down the stretch. That’s big heading into the fantasy playoffs.
Running back Toby Gerhart, Minnesota Vikings
We’re going to see if we get some of that bruising style of running like he had at Stanford. Last week he was given the ball 17 times for only 44 yards, but did score a touchdown. That fact that you may be able to pick up a back at this juncture of the season who is getting 17 carries makes him a must grab. Adrian Peterson has a high ankle sprain and it would be my best guess that he won’t play against Denver Broncos this week.
Running back CJ Spiller, Buffalo Bills
Unlike Gerhart, Spiller has the starting back job in Buffalo Bills for the rest of the season. The Buffalo Bills had featured the now-injured Fred Jackson more prominently than most teams in the league with one player. Spiller had 22 touches last week against the New York Jets and should see the same amount this week at Washington Redskins. Look for a long touchdown run this week like we used to see out of him at Clemson.