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Fantasy football waiver wire: 5 running backs to target for Week 10

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Tre Mason looks like he has the starting job, but he's not the only back worth a look in fantasy leagues.

Fantasy owners might be in a jam with a handful of backs on the shelf and six teams on bye in Week 10. There have been a couple huge pickups, like Ronnie Hillman, but there really aren't any of those guys this week:

Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams (owned in 37 percent of leagues) -- The St. Louis backfield has been a mess, but it looks like it has finally been solidified. Mason ran the ball 19 times for 65 yards against the 49ers in Week 9; that's not impressive or anything, but Zac Stacy didn't even get a carry and Benny Cunningham only had four. Mason was a disaster in the preseason, but the team has gained some confidence in him. He's not going to be a great option this week against the Arizona Cardinals, but he has some better matchups on the horizon. Mason has to be owned everywhere. It's also just a bonus that his dad is in De La Soul. Stakes is high, you guys.

Alfred Blue, Houston Texans (owned in 12 percent of leagues) -- Running back Arian Foster is hurt again with another soft tissue problem. It's unclear if he's going to miss time, but one would think he's going to sit out. The Texans seem hellbent on not playing Foster at less than 100 percent and have sat him for injuries of a smaller degree in the past; he has been limited in practice leading up to a game and they have still held him out. Basically, there's a good chance Blue gets the start. In his last start, he touched the ball 14 times for 88 yards against the New York Giants in a Week 3 loss. The Texans are on a bye, after which Blue would get the 30th-ranked Cleveland Browns rush defense, so there is a big chance for him to produce. He also has a handful of great matchups coming up, so he's a strong pickup in all leagues.

Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (owned in 46 percent of leagues) -- Doug Martin has been a disaster this season and probably won't be around for Week 10. In Week 9, Rainey stepped it up with 20 touches for 121 yards against the Browns. Charles Sims could also get some touches, so Rainey isn't going to be assured of a big role. However, the matchup is just too good against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are one of the worst defenses in the league and rank 25th in rushing yards allowed per game. Rainey should be owned everywhere.

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Terrance West, Cleveland Browns (owned in 23 percent of leagues) -- There were some reports just before Week 9 that West would be the lead dog, and it turned out they were true. He carried the ball 15 times for 48 yards while Ben Tate had just 10 carries for 3 yards. Tate is getting worse, and perhaps the loss of center Alex Mack has really hurt Cleveland's running game. West is not going to be featured unless Tate goes down, but it looks like the team is ready to give him more carries. He's more of a stash candidate.

Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (owned in 25 percent of leagues) -- As mentioned above, Sims could be active for Week 10. There was a lot of buzz around him heading into the season, but an ankle injury has kept him from making his debut. He went through some practice last week, but the team made him inactive for Week 9 even though he was eligible to return. Clearly, the Bucs have become less bullish on Doug Martin and they have little reason to play him on Sunday. Sims is a stash candidate just because the team might want to see what it has with him.