Beanie Wells activated by Cardinals: Fantasy implications

Christian Petersen

Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells was activated on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells was activated from the injured reserve/designated to return list on Wednesday after missing most of the season because of a turf toe injury. Wells was hurt in Week 3 against Philadelphia and has not played since.

Before the injury, Wells had rushed for 76 yards on 29 carries, although he is expected to resume his role as the starter in Week 12 against the St. Louis Rams. LaRod Stephens-Howling has been the team's primary running back since Wells has been out.

Fantasy Impact: Wells is probably available in a lot of leagues and could provide some depth for a fantasy owner looking for some help at running back. He will be an upgrade over Stephens-Howling, who has been a low-end No. 2 running back or flex play in most weeks.

Wells, for this week, should be considered in that same range but he has potential to climb.

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