Here are the Must-Starts for those entering the playoffs:
- Arian Foster of the Houston Texans
- Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. However, he is a borderline RB1 at this point.
- Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns. However, he may have fallen to a borderline RB1 at this point.
- Darren McFadden of the Oakland Raiders. He has redeemed himself in two great games.
- Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans
- Knoshown Moreno of the Denver Broncos. He’s a must-start despite not having too many touches, but his production has been consistent than the must-starts above, other than Arian Foster.
Now to the rest of the players on the schedule:
Brian Westbrook/Anthony Dixon (San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers): RB3s for this game. Don’t count on either of them.
Mike Tolbert (San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco): Solid RB2.
Ronnie Brown/Ricky Williams (Miami vs. Buffalo): RB3s.
Felix Jones/Tashard Choice (Dallas vs. Washington): Low-end RB1s.
Tim Hightower (Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers): Mid to high-end RB1.
Jonathan Stewart (Carolina vs. Arizona): Solid RB1.
Maurice Jones-Drew (Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts): High-end RB1.
Javarris James/Donald Brown/Mike Hart/Joseph Addai (Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville): Potentially high-end RB2s, but I think at this point in the schedule Peyton Manning and his passing game will be heavily relied upon.
Cedric Benson (Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns): Low-end RB3.
Javhid Best/Maurice Morris (Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers): RB2s.
LaGarrette Blount (Tampa Bay vs. Detroit): High-end RB2.
Brandon Jacobs (New York vs. Philadelphia): High-end RB2.
Jamaal Charles/Thomas Jones (Kansas City Chiefs vs. St. Louis Rams): Mid to high-end RB2, with Jones getting the upside against this defense.
Steven Jackson (Kansas City vs. St. Louis): Low-end RB1.
Michael Turner (Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks): High-end RB1.
Marshawn Lynch/Justin Forsett (Seattle vs. Atlanta): RB3s.
Darren McFadden (Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos): Mid to high-end RB1.
LaDanian Tomlinson (New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers): RB3, if he’s lucky.
Brandon Jackson/James Starks (Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots): RB3s with a headless Packers team.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis (New England vs. Green Bay): High-end RB2.
Matt Forte (Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings): Solid RB1.
Pierre Thomas (New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens): High-end RB2.
Ray Rice/Willis McGahee (Baltimore vs. New Orleans): High-end RB2.