When Jamaal Charles tore his ACL on Sunday, any hopes the
I’m writing Fantasy Fodder a day late again -- blame it on the Capitals this week -- and since it is waiver-claim Wednesday, you have probably already seen that interest in
Neither figures to be a straight-up fantasy replacement for your Week 3 lineup. It's likely that Jones, who actually had more carries than Charles last year, will share the backfield with McCluster and maybe Le'Ron McClain, who probably started campaigning for carries shortly after Charles was carted down the tunnel.
Hopefully you have enough depth to survive losing your top-five pick, but if you picked up one of his teammates, hopefully it was McCluster. Jones is 33, which makes him a Methuselah among NFL running backs. He should get more carries than McCluster at first. But if any of these guys produces enough to warrant a starting spot, it will be McCluster, a second-year back/receiver who has more big-play ability.
So far, so good for
The wire: 1.
Five guys I really like this week: 1.
Reader question: @pappass42 on
Extra point: Denver wide receiver