RB Roy Helu, Washington Redskins
You never know what Mike Shanahan is going to do with his running backs, but there’s a good a chance we’ll see more of Helu in future. Helu had 14 catches for 105 yards last Sunday against the 49ers and carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards. Tashard Choice was picked up to fill Tim Hightower’s spot in the rotation and Ryan Torain is in Shanahan’s dog house for some reason. So almost by default, it’s Helu’s time to seize the opportunity.
RB Willis McGahee, Denver Broncos
What a breakout game he had against the Raiders with two long TD runs, 20 carries and 163 yards. It’s apparent that John Fox wants to simplify everything for Tim Tebow and use the running game to make him more comfortable. Even with the Raiders stacking the line, daring Tebow to throw the ball, McGahee was still able to bust through quite impressively. Most fantasy owners have McGahee stored away on the bench, but it’s definitely time to start considering him as a starter.
WR Jacoby Ford, Oakland Raiders
It is apparent that Carson Palmer likes Ford the most out of his new receivers. David Hayward-Bey was Jason Campbell’s guy, but Ford is Palmer’s man. Ford had five catches for 105 yards and a TD last Sunday against the Broncos. His runs after the catch make him a player that could provide great dividends by putting him in your starting lineup. As the weeks go on and Palmer gets more comfortable, he’s going to put up some big numbers and Ford will be the beneficiary.