Indianapolis Colts running back Joseph Addai sat out Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury, and it looks like he won't play this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Addai told the media before practice on Thursday that it is a long shot he will be able to play on Sunday. Addai left Sunday's game against the Chiefs in the first quarter with the hamstring injury.
The Colts will use some combination of Delone Carter and Donald Brown in place of Addai. Neither back really qualifies as a particularly good fantasy option, although bye weeks make for strange bedfellows. If you are desperately in need of a running back for Sunday, I would have to recommend Carter. Through five games he has had 41 carries to Addai's 56. At the same time, while Addai is averaging 4.4 yards per carry, Carter is averaging 3.0 yards per carry.
The Colts are 0-5 but have hung close in recent games. Addai peaked in the Colts near-upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers but they have seemingly shied away from the run over the last two weeks. It is hard to make any sort of fantasy proclamations about arguably the worst team in the NFL.