It really comes down to do you want to handcuff your stud RB if he is not already on your roster or do you want to take a chance on a RB who might contribute to your fantasy team in the weeks to come?
Assuming Knowshon Moreno, Jonathan Dwyer, Felix Jones and Marcel Reece are now considered the #1 RB on their teams for the rest of the season, and thus eliminating them from contention, I pick Bilal Powell or Daniel Thomas. Both have come on in recent weeks and may be the heir apparent at RB. Powell runs stronger than Greene for the JETS and yet got just goal line carries until recently. He has 23 carries the past two weeks for 82 yards and three TDs. Add in four receptions for another 31 yards and you have a great sleeper. In the same period Thomas has racked up 111 total yards (and 1 TD) on 22 touches. Both are moving in the right direction and have good shots at producing for the fantasy playoffs.
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Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips, Fantasy Football Basics and Fantasy Football Almanac 2012, all available at his website, http://www.ffguidebook.com/, at all major bookstores, and at http://www.amazon.com/. He is a 20+ year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).
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