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Fantasy football waiver wire: 5 running backs to target for Week 16

It's championship week in fantasy. Still looking to make some final waiver moves? Here are five running backs that could help you claim fantasy glory.

It's the final week of the season in most fantasy leagues. Championship games will be played in Week 16, with money and bragging rights on the line. If you're still looking for depth help, or are trying to find a friendly matchup that could put you over the top, here are five running backs that should be available on the waiver wire.

Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals (owned in 58 percent of leagues)

Ellington again proved himself to be one of the more exciting rookies in 2013, racking up 158 total yards on 14 touches. He missed the overtime period with a thigh bruise and is still sharing time with Rashard Mendenhall, but Ellington has enough big-play ability to be worth starting in the flex job. He'll have a bigger challenge against the Seahawks this week. Seattle held him to just 13 total yards in Week 7.

Chris Ivory, New York Jets (owned in 57 percent of leagues)

Ivory continues to be the lone bright spot in New York's rudderless offense. He managed to get 66 yards on 11 carries against the Panthers with the Jets playing from behind the entire game. Ivory lost some touches to Bilal Powell down the stretch, but is still the lead back for now. He gets the Browns defense on Sunday.

Jordan Todman, Jacksonville Jaguars (owned in 19 percent of leagues)

Replacing an injured Maurice Jones-Drew, Todman looked the part of a feature back. He got 153 total yards on 29 touches and carried the offense on his back with Chad Henne struggling. Jones-Drew is looking to return in Week 16, so re-draft owners should proceed with caution as the Jaguars prepare for the Titans. Todman is a strong Dynasty prospect for 2014 with Jones-Drew expected to hit free agency.

Daniel Thomas, Miami Dolphins (owned in 18 percent of leagues)

Thomas continues to split time with Lamar Miller, leaving this one of the most nightmarish quagmires in fantasy. He did manage to score a touchdown in Miami's win over the Patriots, but got just 18 total yards. This is coming one week after he went off for 105 rushing yards against the Steelers in Week 14. Thomas does have an appealing matchup against a Bills defense that got run over by Jordan Todman.

Matt Asiata, Minnesota Vikings (owned in seven percent of leagues)

Asiata was the Vikings' "break in case of emergency" option, a third-stringer who got the start with Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart both out. He didn't get many yards, but did score three touchdowns, saving fantasy owners who rolled the dice with him. Asiata will probably hit the bench again if Peterson and Gerhart are ready to play, but keep an eye on the practice reports just in case. There's still an outside chance the Vikings shut down Peterson with just two games left.

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