Knowshon Moreno heads a list of running backs with growing roles on their team, and all are worthy of a roster spot on a fantasy team. So if you are in need of a Week 8 running back you are in luck. Grab one of these guys.
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno
Week 8 Opponent: Detroit Lions
Moreno is in a position to start with Willis McGahee nursing a broken hand. He should get plenty of touches too as the Broncos focus on the running game while Tebow gets a feel for the passing game.
The Broncos take on the Detroit Lions this week, and they are struggling against the run. They are 28th in rushing yards allowed per contest.
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle
Week 8 Opponent: San Diego Chargers
Jackie Battle is splitting carries three ways in Kansas City, but there is little justification to keep giving Thomas Jones carries, and Battle's role should increase.
Last week Battle recorded 76 yards on 16 carries while Jones had 19 yards on 9 carries. Battle should be ready to have a solid game as he takes on a Chargers team ranked 21st in rushing yards allowed per game.
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain
Week 8 Opponent: Bills
Torain's muddied path to carries cleared up a bit when the Redskins lost Tim Hightower. Torain will likely take over the starting role, while rookie Roy Helu remains in the same role.
Mike Shanahan is unpredictable with his use of running backs, but it seems likely that Torain will get his shot in the backfield. And he should do well this week against a Bills teams that is 30th in rushing yards allowed per game.