With a couple starting running backs out in Raheem Mostert and Leonard Fournette, you might be left scrambling to find some options for your running back and flex spots. There are some intriguing options to consider for your roster, with an eye toward players rostered in fewer than 50 percent of leagues.. Who will join Carlos Hyde as options at running back?
Fantasy football running backs to consider
Carlos Hyde, Seahawks
At 27.2% rostered, Hyde should see his carries increase with Chris Carson recovering from a knee injury. Both players are expected to play, but Hyde could be a decent option to complement Carson in a bigger way this week. Hyde is a power back and could get a chance at goal line carries. With Seattle’s mostly passing attack, Hyde can be a nice change of pace. Add him, especially if you have Carson.
Adrian Peterson, Lions
Right at the borderline, rostered in 50% of leagues. AP is now the solid starter in Detroit and with him averaging 6.3 yards per carry through the Lions’ first two games and playing in 60 percent of the offensive snaps, he is a must have in all leagues.
JD McKissic, Washington
Antonio Gibson is the big name for WFT, and has been the higher fantasy producer. However, this past week against Cleveland, McKissic had more snaps and has developed a decent floor — particularly in PPR leagues. Gibson has all the upside of these two backs, but McKissic is a safe addition if you just need a body. And considering he’s only rostered in 4.4 percent of leagues, he’s likely available in yours.