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Fantasy Football Week 8 Best Running back Plays

Fantasy Football has taken over around the NFL, and we wanted to make sure we had something for our readers as well. We have teamed up with a couple Fantasy Football Experts to help our fans get the best of both worlds.  Check out this amazing piece on Top RB’s to play week 8.

Written by: Reed Spangenberg

Running Back:

Latavius Murray is a power back that our expert Reed feels is a must play this week

Latavius Murray is a power back that our expert Reed feels is a must play this week

Latavius Murray Murray vs. TB.

-Murray has not had over 100 yards rushing this season, but if it’s going to happen, this is the week for it to occur. Oakland is facing a banged up Tampa defense that has not stopped been able to stop the run. Murray was injured for a few weeks and he was happily welcomed back last week, rushing for two TD’s.

Spencer Ware vs. IND.

-Starting the season as a temporary fix until Jamaal Charles came back from a knee injury, Ware has proved to be a viable starting RB and a fantasy surprise. Not only is he a threat on the ground, but he has been very involved in the passing game, which is a dream for fantasy owners in PPR leagues. The Colts have arguably the worst run defense in the league and Ware is set to put on a show.

Christine Michael vs. NO.

-After having a down week in the Sunday night tie against the Cardinals, Michael should have a strong week against NO, who doesn’t seem to understand the concept of stopping the run. With Thomas Rawls still hampered with an ankle injury, Michael will continue to handle the bulk of carries against the Saints.

LeGarrette Blount vs. BUF.

-Blount tore apart the Steelers defense on Sunday, rushing for 127 yards and 2 TD’s. This week he is set to face Buffalo, who allowed Jay Ajayi to rush for 214 yards and a TD last week. Blount has the similar down-hill running style that Ajayi possesses and the Patriots will look to use his skill-set against their rival.

Matt Forte vs. CLE.

Cleveland has been a dream to match-up against this season for fantasy football owners and Forte is coming off a strong week where he accounted for 154 yards and two TD’s. He did have a fumble last week, but the Jets will probably look to keep Forte heavily involved in the offense.

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