Beanie Wells injury update: 'On target' to return Week 12, fantasy owners can stash him away

Christian Petersen

On the reserve recall list, it appears that Wells will return this season. We break down the fantasy implications.

Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells is 'on target' to return in Week 12, according to Adam Schefter. The Cardinals placed Wells on injury reserve with a toe injury earlier this season, but with the tag making him eligible to return after six weeks. It now appears that he will be able to return when the Cardinals take on the Rams in four weeks.

Arizona is 31st in the NFL in rushing and has also placed running back Ryan Williams on IR. Current starter LaRod Stephens-Howling is averaging 2.6 yards per carry.

Fantasy Take: No Cardinals running back has been successful this season, and Wells was averaging 2.6 yards per carry after three games. It's not likely that any back is going to be highly productive behind that offensive line, but a starting running back always has some value in fantasy football.

If you have an extra bench spot, Wells might have some importance during the fantasy playoffs.

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