Indianapolis Colts running back Joseph Addai is listed as active today for the team's game against the Tennessee Titans, but if you own him in your fantasy league, don't expect much of a return.
The veteran running back is not in the starting lineup, as rookie Delone Carter has taken that spot. Addai may see action today, but it will likely come in blitz-pickup situation,s and he is not expected to see many carries.
Addai practiced fully on Thursday, but was still officially listed as "questionable" with a hamstring injury entering today. Even though he is active, his hamstring is obviously not 100 percent if he is just getting back to practicing.
The Colts are 0-7, so expect them to see what they have in Carter and former first-round pick Donald Brown at the running back spot before turning things back over to Addai. If either Carter or Brown can help establish a solid ground game, it would make Addai expendable in the future.
While Addai has had some nice games this season, he hasn't really helped the Colts balance the team's offense. He hasn't shown himself to be better than Brown or Carter.
If you own Addai, do not start him this weekend. There is no way he will make a tangible impact for your team, and you will just be wasting a roster spot. Bench him today and for the foreseeable future, until the Colts say that he will be getting 20-25 touches per game. Until then, avoid using him.