C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos
The bad news is C.J. Anderson carried the ball only 10 times Sunday against the Patriots' fifth-worst run defense. The good news is he averaged 5.4 yards a carry and appeared to be healthy. Anderson has lost playing time recently after the Broncos quickly fell behind two of the best offenses in the league, the Pats and the Eagles. Neither Jamaal Charles nor Devontae Booker shined with their eight carries each, so I expect the Broncos to get back on track this week against a struggling Cincinnati team at home in a game where the Broncos should control the ball for a majority of the day. And in case you didn't see DeMarco Murray's performance versus the Bengals Sunday, he racked up 77 yards and three TDs. KEEP Anderson as he should be a solid starting option in Week 11.
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Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers
Following their Week 8 bye, the Packers have thrown everything into the game plan, including utilizing all three running backs and even putting Randall Cobb in the Wildcat for three plays. Aaron Jones sprained his MCL early in the first quarter of Sunday's game and did not return. The Packers then used Ty Montgomery until he re-aggravated a rib injury and had to call upon rookie Jamaal Williams to finish the game. Jones will be out for at least three weeks, making him a CUT candidate. Even if he were to return ahead of schedule, he'd come back to a crowded backfield for a team that plays from behind consistently. With that being said, Williams should be ACQUIRED because of his ability to play on all downs. Montgomery might have to join Jones on the sidelines this weekend because of his rib injury, which he initially suffered in Week 4.
Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
I'll give credit to the head coach of the Chargers, Anthony Lynn, who is a former running backs coach and saw a matchup he could exploit against the Jaguars' stout defense. Insert Austin Ekeler, who is my No. 1 ACQUIRE player of the week after his 119-yard, two-score day. Ekeler was used well in the offense, taking on 10 carries and five catches. Ekeler was even used in the fourth quarter until he coughed up a costly fumble in Chargers territory with less than two minutes remaining. In Ekeler, the Chargers may have found their new Danny Woodhead. Melvin Gordon is still the main back in L.A. but Ekeler could carve out a nice role in this Philip Rivers-led offense.
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