Waiver Wire Running Backs (Week 12)

There are some sneaky running backs on this list and they're definitely worth adding. If you need more help at wide receiver then click here.


Wendell Smallwood

Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles are both dealing with injuries and could miss week 12. That means Smallwood could have a bulk of the opportunities. Of course Doug Pederson may come out and use Kenjon Barner just to fuck over all the fantasy players. I'm a little nauseous thinking about it but still worth an add.


Dion Lewis

He's back! The Patriots are working him into the offense slowly and there's a chance he can help you out. Stash him if you secured a playoff spot and you're thinking about fantasy playoff upside.


Rex Burkhead

Gio Bernard is done for the year and that leaves the Bengals without a pass catcher at the running back position. Jeremy Hill is the primary beneficiary of the injury to Gio but he isn't much of a pass catcher and that's where Burkhead will likely come in to play. In deep PPR leagues you can add Burkhead and use him in the right matchup.