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With Hyde traded to the Jags, and Marshawn looking like he's at best out for 4-6 weeks, if not IR, there's a bunch of shuffling going on among fringe RBs that have been floating in that area where players get added or dropped by a few teams, but don't maintain a rosterable value- til now.

Chubb was likely already rostered or scooped up, so these are the guys left on the wire in most of my leagues.

 

How do you rank these guys, not just for this week, but going forward, in terms of floor & upside?

 

Duke Johnson: Poorly utilized through 6 weeks, failing to live up to draft position. Now he's sharing the backfield with Chubb. Upcoming schedule shapes up very nicely, with defenses that surrender big points to running backs and offenses that will keep the Browns throwing, as they try to keep up.

 

Doug Martin: The hamster was brought in as part of Gruden's mad experiment in Oakland. Its hard to find anyone that has much optimism about Martin's chances of being anything beyond 40-60 yards a game, with maybe an occasional TD and no targets in the pass game. He's got the meh floor with practically no upside.

 

Jalen Richard: He's been rosterable and possibly startable in deep ppr leagues. He's been averaging 5-7 targets and has shown flashes of brilliance. Many are not convinced that Doug Martin will maintain a hold on his position as starter, so maybe Richard becomes gets major touches down the stretch.

 

Peyton Barber: He's been floating on a few waiver wires here and there. After five weeks of ugly results in a pass first/pass second offense, he finally broke through for a big game as Jameis WInston returned to take the reins as TB QB. The question is, was this a fluke, or is this an indication of how the run game might go with Winston directing the offense?

 

Ito Smith: Will he be able to muscle carries away from Tevin Coleman now that DFreeman is out of the picture in Atlanta? 

 

Frank Gore: Ageless wonder is epitome of grit in Miami. Coaching staff remains fully committed to feeding Gore the ball 12-14 times a game, and he rewards with decent yardage.

 

Marlon Mack: Its a serious RBBC in Indy. Will Mack be able to finally get control of the Indy ground game? 

 

Dion Lewis: He reportedly exists in the black hole of mystery that is the Titans offense. He gets a few touches, a few catches, but has avoided any contact with the end zone so far this season. Are there indications that this might change anytime soon? 

 

Raheem Mostert: Seems to have moved ahead of AMorris in Niners backfield. One good start. Maybe more.

 

 

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