Dec 26, 2011
Running Backs-Pick Them Up
Toby Gerhart (Minnesota Vikings)
Gerhart had 11 carries for 109 yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 16, propelled by a 63-yard run, as he saw increased action after Adrian Peterson (left knee) was sidelined in the game. Peterson tore the ACL and possibly the MCL in the knee, so Gerhart is in line to start for the fourth time this season in Peterson’s place in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears. The Bears came into Week 16 allowing 13.6 fantasy points per game (sixth-fewest in the league) to opposing running backs but they have now allowed 91 receptions to the position, which is among the highest totals in the league. Gerhart should see all the
work he can handle next Sunday, especially if Joe Webb starts under center, and he is likely to be among the top waiver wire additions of this week for fantasy owners who are still playing in Week 17.
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Kahlil Bell (Chicago Bears)
Bell had 23 carries for 121 yards and four receptions for 38 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16, as he was very productive as the Bears’ primary ballcarrier. With Matt Forte (knee) already out and Marion Barber (calf) missing Sunday night’s game, Bell could be in for another significant workload in Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota came into Week 16 in the bottom half of the league in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs (16.9 points per game) and the allowed 132 rushing yards to Washington Redskins’ rookie Evan Royster in Saturday’s game. Bell would seem to be type of dual-threat running back the Vikings may struggle with, as they have now allowed 77 receptions to the position as well. If Barber happens to play that limits his potential some, but that does not seem like a big threat and Bell is well worth addingfor any fantasy owner who needs a running back with upside for Week 17.
Consider Adding In: 10-Team, 12-Team and 14-Team Leagues, particularly PPR leagues