Benny Cunningham seeing fantasy value rise fast

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Rams running back was quite the surprise stud against the Bears in Week 12. We break down the fantasy implications.

St. Louis Rams running back Benny Cunningham carried the ball 13 times for 109 yards and a touchdown in the team's 42-21 win over the Chicago Bears. Cunningham's touchdown was the first of his career.

Fantasy impact: There's a slim chance Cunningham made an impact on too many fantasy owners on Sunday despite his numbers. That's because he probably wasn't on your roster.

His 8.4 yards-per-carry average in the game was just plain awesome. He's now averaging more than nine yards per carry in the team's last two games.

Though the Rams blew the Bears away and that may skew the numbers slightly in Cunningham's favor, there's no doubt he'll be a top waiver wire pickup for Week 13.

Fantasy owners can expect him to continue to see the ball regularly considering how he's played of late. The thing is that teammate Zac Stacy is playing equally well so both running backs will definitely have a ceiling going forward.

The Rams play the stout defense of the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13, so there's a good chance neither back will produce at such a high clip next time around.

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