Fantasy advice: 5 RBs to carry you in the playoffs

November 28, 2012|By Dan Richman | For RedEye

This is a critical week to make changes to your fantasy football team as the playoffs approach. In all my years playing fantasy, I don't think there have ever been so many quality running backs who can help you this late in the year. Here are five who can help you make the playoffs and help win your league!

Michael Bush, Bears

As Matt Forte continues to hobble on a weak ankle, Bush is an amazing option. Bush, a great red zone threat who also seems to get stronger the more he carries the rock. Last week he had 20 carries and two touchdowns in helping the Bears to a win. I love Bush this week, even against a strong Seattle defense.

Bryce Brown, Philadelphia

Brown is the latest unsung hero to shine Monday night. The rookie scored twice and rushed for an unbelievable 178 yards against Carolina. Even if LeSean McCoy can play, Eagles coach Andy Reid cannot deny Brown from getting significant playing time.

Beanie Wells, Arizona

Wells has been battling injuries most of the year and is now healthy. He was fantastic in 2011 and looked great last week, scoring twice on 17 carries. Wells is again the feature back in Arizona, so if you need him, get him now.

Knowshon Moreno, Denver

This former first-round pick has not lived up to the hype. However, with Willis McGahee injured the Broncos are giving Moreno the chance to be the No. 1 back. Last week he did not disappoint, with a respectable 26 carries for 85 yards. Moreno looks to be a solid option the rest of the way.

David Wilson, N.Y. Giants

Wilson, a 2011 first-round pick, is a wild card. Lots of risk, potential great rewards. He will now get his chance to be the team's primary backup with the injury to Andre Brown. However, with starter Ahmad Bradshaw's health being shaky, this could be Wilson's time. He does cough up the ball more than coach Tom Coughlin would like, but he has tremendous upside if he can control the ball.

Dan Richman hosted a fantasy football show on The Score (670-AM) for years under the moniker "Super Fan Dan." Disagree with him? Tweet Dan @danrichmanffl.

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