Week 8 Waiver Wire Running Backs

The biggest stud at Running Back this week is a converted wide receiver! And Michael Fabiano said Zero RB was a bad strategy.

Ty Montgomery

There aren't many players that can be played as an RB and WR in fantasy. In fact, the players that were eligible to play both positions in the past, weren't very good at either position. However, the converted Wide Receiver is actually a talented player at the running back position and he can help your fantasy team! It is also worth noting that Eddie Lacy is now on IR and James Starks will be dealing with a knee injury for a few more weeks, so Montgomery will take advantage of this opportunity. We saw the Packers offense look efficient against the Bears and that may be a result of the versatility Montgomery has given to this offense. Even when Lacy returns from his injury, he may not get his job back if Montgomery continues to play so well.

Devontae Booker

The rookie running back got a lot more work against the Texans Monday night. He also converted a 1 yard touchdown which suggests that the Broncos don't mind using him in the redzone. We still saw CJ Anderson play a lot but it is worth noting that Booker outsnapped Anderson in this game and he just looked so much better running the ball. Booker has to be owned in all leagues before he takes over the job completely.

Chris Thompson

Matt Jones fumbled (again) on Sunday and was benched for some time. Thompson came in and played a solid game for the Redskins shortly after which suggests that it is difficult for Washington to keep trusting Jones. Thompson had himself a good day and he's a good add in PPR formats because he will likely get more playing time due to the struggles of Jones.

Knile Davis

Although Ty Montgomery stole the show during the last Packer game, Davis is still a solid add in case Montgomery struggles. If you have room to stash him then grab him and wait to see how Green Bay uses him next week. Montgomery played very well so be sure to temper expectations.