Found December 12, 2012 on Down and Distance:
We are near the end of the regular season coming up on week 15.  Last week was quite the RB shake up with a few new faces showing up on the fantasy scoreboard.  Knowston Moreno was able to pound through Oakland, and the Giants back up David Wilson exploded for a team-record 327 all-purpose yards.  It’s fantasy football playoffs ladies and gentleman.  Take a look at these 5 running backs to push you further into the season. 5.  Arian Foster Arian Foster has been in a bit of a slump lately.  I attribute the low fantasy numbers partly because of the lack of carries given in the past 2 weeks.  Based on the Monday Night Football game between the Texans and the Patriots, Foster just got flat-out stuffed.  Houston had to attempt to dig themselves out of a huge deficit through the air.  With the last two weeks in mind, I’m confident that the Texans will work hard to get their run game back to what it has been all season.  History shows that Foster has spectacular games when running against the Colts.  This may very well be Arian’s comeback game. 4.  Alfred Morris Alfred Morris has got 3 straight games hitting it out of the century mark park.  He’s hot and running hard, and has a date with a very generous Cleveland Browns defense.  Morris has rushed for  1228 yards this season, putting him at 4th in the league among running backs.  His work load may also be increased with RGIII’s knee and mobility in question. 3.  Marshawn Lynch AP Photo/John Froschauer Lynch, the skittles-crazed running back beast had a killer performance against Arizona scoring 3 touchdowns in 3 quarters before he took the rest of the night off in the 4th.  I don’t think that Buffalo, the 3rd worst running defense in the league, is going to contain this monster.  Let the good times roll with sticking with Lynch who is running hot. 2.  Doug Martin AP Photo/Chris O’Meara More teams in the NFL need to teach their backfield to ‘Dougie’.  The sensational rookie running back is 3rd in most rushing yards in the league.  He’s set to face up against the New Orleans Saints this week.  It’s known that the Saints aren’t much of a threat defensively through the air, but they’re also allowing a lot of points on the ground this season.  I’m certain that Martin will continue to amaze and will have a great game full of serious fantasy points. 1.  Adrian Peterson Pioneer Pass: Chris Polydoroff In case you haven’t met, let me introduce you to your number 1 rushing yards leader in the NFL.  Fresh off of knee surgery a season ago, Adrian Peterson is showing no signs of weakness as he’s having a resume worthy year and owning the league.  He’s ran over the century mark 7 straight games.  He’ll certainly get his 8th going up against the Rams who have allowed 8 rushing touchdowns in the last 6 games.  Not only is he my MVP of 2012, but he’s also starting for your fantasy team this week and beyond. Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Columnist - Austin Peat @PistolPeat187The post In The Backfield: Top 5 Fantasy Running Backs of Week 15 appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.

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