Here we are again. Last week it was Fred Jackson of the Bills and this week, just one game into this week, we have lost another potential RB1 in Matt Forte. The High Ankle Sprain, which diagnosis could change for both better or worse, is looking to keep Forte out around 4 weeks. If that is the case he will miss games against the St. Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars, then have the bye week to prepare for his return against the Detroit Lions. While the Bears are looking to find positive test results, Matt Forte owners should be looking towards next week and how they plan on replacing him in their lineups.
It goes without saying that you start by looking to see if Michael Bush (78%) is currently on the waiver wire or not. If he is you have found your answer, however, with Jackson's injury last week he was a popular addition to many rosters. The Arizona Cardinals hold a nice long term solution to fill your RB position with Ryan Williams who is currently just 47% owned for some reason. With "starter" Beanie Wells bothered by a hamstring injury, Williams is due to see an increase in workload against a new and improved Patriots defense, but he is worth the risk!
The Pittsburgh Steelers also offer two decent options in Jonathan Dwyer (28%) and Isaac Redman (55%). It is hard to judge which back will get more carries but C.J. Spiller tore up the Jets defense last week so either back could put up DECENT numbers.
After searching for Williams, Dwyer and Redman, look for Pierre Thomas of the New Orleans Saints. Currently just 48% owned in Yahoo leagues and is always a solid option, even though the Saints have multiple weapons on offense.
We will keep you updated with the latest news on Forte but we want to hear how you plan on fixing your roster! Leave all questions, thoughts and concerns in the comment section!