Week 6 Waiver Wire Running Backs

There is one player on this list that must be the top priority and the rest are... well they're speculative adds. Nothing more tedious than a player to monitor in the next few weeks but we'll get through this I promise.

Devontae Booker

It may finally be happening and previous owners of CJ Anderson know exactly what that feels like. On Sunday, Anderson logged 38 snaps on the field while Booker logged 27. I have been warning fantasy players to avoid Anderson and stash Booker. At the very least if you had Anderson then you should've handcuffed Booker. The Broncos starter has been extremely inconsistent through his times in and out of the lineup. At times he lost the starting role to Ronnie Fucking Hillman! Anderson is just garbage. He's averaging 3.5 yards per carry this season and if you need a starting running back, grab Booker because his time is coming.

Jalen Richard/DeAndre Washington

Latavius Murray missed the week 5 matchup against the Chargers which opened up a good opportunity for the rookie running backs to eat. But they did the opposite. No seriously, they threw up on the field. Okay they didn't actually vomit but they were pretty meh against a soft Chargers defense. I expect Murray to return in week 6 which will make this backfield a large heaping pile of dog shit with 3-4 running backs mixing in and out. I wouldn't really use a top priority claim on these guys but they're worth monitoring and stashing in case Murray misses more time.

James White

Tom Brady is back. That means the offense is going to be more pass heavy and White is the pass catcher at Running Back. He isn't a special talent so once Dion Lewis returns he will become irrelevant but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of him now while he is available. He's an okay spot start in PPR league formats only. 

Robert Kelley

Matt Jones fumbled again and got benched against the Ravens. Chris Thompson and Kelley worked in during the second half and reports are coming out stating that Kelley will get an increase in touches. He is worth a stash if you're desperate.