INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 21: Chris Ivory #33 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

3 Waiver Wire Running Backs to Pick Up to Replace Dalvin Cook

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Dalvin Cook came into the season as a player looking to have a breakout sophomore campaign but he was derailed by injury for the second straight year. Cook has been out since Sept 27 with a hamstring injury and has been replaced admirably by Latavius Murray. His real team has managed to find a replacement, but if you weren't able to snag Murray on the waiver wire as a stop gap, here are three current options to replace Dalvin Cook in Week 8. 

1. Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

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Ever since the Eagles lost Jay Ajayi for the season, Smallwood and Corey Clement have been splitting touches to roughly equal production. Yet Clement has seen a spike in adds in leagues, while Smallwood is still widely available. The Eagles play the Jaguars this week in London and the Jags defense hasn't exactly looked as stout the past few weeks.

2. Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders

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With Marshawn Lynch out for the year, someone has to replace him for the Raiders and Jon Gruden announced that it will be Martin. Keep your expectations tempered as this is the Raiders offense and Martin is injury prone, but getting a starting running back in any capacity is always a minor win. 

3. Chris Ivory, RB, Buffalo Bills

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Ivory played quite well Sunday in Buffalo's loss to Indianapolis, scoring 12.1 fantasy points as he had to play in place of the injured LeSean McCoy. If McCoy can't go Monday night against the Patriots, Ivory is a great spot start against a defense that will give up some yardage. 

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