The running back position is not as great as it once was in fantasy football with numerous committee backfields. According to SB Nation on Oct. 16, one of those might turn into a solo effort as C.J. Spiller is missing practice this week with an ankle injury for the Buffalo Bills.
Here are the fantasy football start em or sit em options for week seven running backs.
Fred Jackson – The sexy pick this year for fantasy football owners was C.J. Spiller. The real star of the Buffalo Bills has been Fred Jackson. With the Bills starting any quarterback they can find in the trash heap, expect Jackson to be the only real offensive weapon in this game as the workhorse back.
Eddie Lacy – He wasn’t the top ranked rookie running back in the 2013 fantasy football drafts, but he is looking really good right now. Lacy has a nice matchup this week with the Cleveland Browns and should find plenty of running room against that defense.
DeAngelo Williams – No one expected Williams to be a fantasy football star this season, but he has been reliable. He isn’t scoring major points but he is not hurting his owners either. This week, Williams gets the worst rush defense in the last few years in the St. Louis Rams. He could run for 200 yards in this game.
Chris Johnson – Johnson is dead when it comes to fantasy football production. Any keeper league owner who dumped him is breathing a sigh of relief now while the ones who grabbed him are learning how frustrating he is. This week he gets the 49ers and will be invisible for most of the game.
Le’Veon Bell – While he will be a nice fantasy football star in years to come, Bell has a learning curve in front of him. This week he gets a Ravens defense who is ranked second in fantasy football against the running game. He won’t find much room to run this week.
Maurice Jones-Drew – Remember when MJD was a fantasy football star? Entering this season, he even said he would draft himself with a number one pick. He must be losing a lot of fantasy football games if he did. The Jags are horrible and outside of a returning Justin Blackmon, they have nothing outside of MJD, so defenses can just stack the line and stop him.