The Week 10 Waiver Wire Running Backs article isn't as filled with guys as previous weeks, but there are still a few who could get you over the hump as we all try to endure the bye-week blues.
As always, remember that this waiver wire list will continue to expand throughout the day Monday and Tuesday. So check back often.
Rashad Jennings - Raiders (Owned Percentage – ESPN 10.3%/Yahoo 24%)
Yep, he's back.....again. The hamstring injury that sidelined Darren McFadden earlier in the year reared it's ugly head Sunday against the Eagles. The biggest problem is that it was to the same hamstring, which could cause McFadden to not only miss Week 10, but possibly multiple games. Jennings was a top pickup a few weeks ago, but I am sure many owners dropped him once DMC came back. Those who kept him, congrats because it looks like you'll need him. With McFadden sidelined, Jennings went off with 176 total yards, 7 catches and a rushing score. If DMC can't make it against the Giants, which looks plausible, Jennings could be in store for a moderately successful game in Week 10.
Mike James - Buccaneers (Owned Percentage – ESPN 10.6%/Yahoo 48%)
I'll eat crow when I know I deserve it. On our weekly Fantasy Q & A show, Tim Gonzalez said the Buccaneers were going to hammer James more than usual against the Seattle front seven, and I thought "no way." Of course I was wrong. James ran 28 times for 158 yards, while also adding a passing touchdown on a trick play to Tom Crabtree. The Bucs were up big, which allowed James to continue to be fed the ball in order to keep the lead. Unfortunately, that 21 point lead in the first quarter fell flat as the Bucs could only muster up a field goal in the entire second half. But James had vastly improved from a disappointing Week 8, making him a flex option going forward. Just keep in mind his role in the offense is predicated to how many points the entire offense can put on the board. The Bucs might wind up having to give up on the run earlier than expected.
Shonne Green - Titans (Owned Percentage – ESPN 48.8%/Yahoo 16%)
Earlier last week, the Titans publicly stated that they wanted to give Greene at least 15 carries going forward to lessen Chris Johnson's workload. It didn't happen as the Johnson of old shined through against the Rams, but Greene still got his chance after rushing 9 times for 38 yards and a score. Greene will get more carries going forward, and his value is helped by the fact that he should get most of the goal-line work. His value will never be great because he's just not that good of a player. But he could be one of those vulture-type players who can get you 2 touchdowns off only 3 rushing yards. He's a low-end flex at best.
Andre Brown - Giants (Owned Percentage – ESPN 19.8%/Yahoo 35%)
I've been biding my time in regards to listing Brown on the pickup list. This week is when he should be owned. Having missed the entire season with a leg injury, Brown is expected to make his debut against the Raiders. Lets face it, Brandon Jacobs is over the hill and Peyton Hillis isn't the answer. I know David Wilson is expected to come back soon as well, but his disappointing year could keep him down on the depth chart if Brown can come back strong. We've seen Brown do damage before in a starting role. I truly believe he would have been named the starter several weeks ago if he hadn't been hurt before the start of the season. Now that he's back, he is a must pickup in ALL league formats. He won't be an every-down back. Wilson will still get work, but Brown should get a majority of the carries. Especially near the goal line.