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It's officially crunch time for fantasy football owners as we finish out Week 9 tonight, and prepare to enter the stretch run in Week 10.


With only a few regular season games left, the fight for the playoffs begins now as teams fortify their rosters for the upcoming playoff push. This late in the year, it's usually hard to find anyone useful on the waiver wire, however, there are a few running backs available in most leagues  that could provide a jolt to your lineup.

Seattle Seahawks running back Mike Davis has been solid when in a high-volume role, ever since rushing 21 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns Week 4 against Arizona. He scored 14.5 FanDuel fantasy points in Week 5 and 14.2 points in Week 9, but sandwiched a 3.1-points game and a 4-pointer in between those. He's still sharing carries with Chris Carson, but if Davis is available he has reasonable upside moving forward.


A complete shot in the dark here is New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire. He had seven carries for 30 yards Sunday, but hadn't recorded a stat prior to that appearance since he was on IR. With Bilal Powell out for the year and Isaiah Crowell banged up, McGuire will see an up-tick in carries moving forward and perhaps have a chance to make an impact as the No. 2 running back for the Jets.

A third option is Philadelphia Eagles running back Josh Adams, who is currently part of a very crowded backfield. He had nine carries in Philadelphia's win over Jacksonville in Week 8, a career-high in touches, however, with Darren Sproles coming back, there may not be one true great option in the Eagles' backfield when it comes to Adams, Sproles, Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood. Still, it can't hurt to try and pick up a guy that should be involved moving forward.

There are no James Conner-level pickups walking through that waiver-wire door, but one of these guys might be able to swing an important matchup for you come playoff time.


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