After losing Ryan Mathews in the preseason, Fred Jackson in Week 1 and Matt Forte in Week 2, the NFL and Fantasy Football players world wide lost another two running backs in Week 3!
During the Miami Dolphins / New York Jets game, Reggie Bush (97% owned Yahoo), who had been avg 6.1 yards per carry, took a helmet to the knee that has sidelined Bush in 2007 (PCL) and 2008 (MCL) and didn't return. Bush is going to miss at least 3 weeks and could potentially be held out of action until after their Week 7 Bye. Daniel Thomas (12 %) and rookie Lamar Miller (3%) is in line for carries and a 50/50 split is likely to happen until one back earns more carries.
In the Bufallo Bills / Cleveland Browns game, C.J. Spiller (96%) was driven into the ground and landed on his left shoulder. POSITIVE news out of Bills camp says that it is just a shoulder sprain. He is set to undergo an MRI today where more good news is expected. Tashard Choice (9%) finished the game and took 20 carries for 91 yards. Just remember that Fred Jackson (86%) could return as early as next week, and if not the week after so Choice will be a tough guy to add for just a game.
Hard to imagine that two 3rd string RBs will have tons of fantasy value in Week 4 of the Fantasy Football season, but Andre Brown (65%) of the New York Giants and Tashard Choice are solid options this week.
Mikel Leshoure (56%) made his NFL debut last week going for 100 yards and a score. The Detroit Lions offense puts up plenty of points, its just their defense can't stop anyone!
It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers have abandoned the run game until Rashad Mendenhall (64%) returns so it is probably time to stop playing Isaac Redman (48%) and Jonathan Dywer (22%).