Because wisenheimer, the combination of bye weeks and injures has left you reeling at the RB position. Everyone in your league is astute, and, because you are a man, you play in in a 12 or 14 team league- so there is no one left on the waiver wire for week eight. So, who swoops in to save you? Alfonso Smith, an undrafted second year pro out of the University of Kentucky.
Now, I’m not guaranteeing he will “save” you because it’s anyone’s guess how many carries he will get pending the absence of starter Beanie Wells. Maybe five, maybe 20. Facing the Baltimore Ravens third ranked run defense doesn’t make starting him any more appealing either. Nor do the mere existence of LaRod Stephens-Howling or Chester Taylor.
But if Beanie Wells is out, Smith will start, a week after collecting his first TUD against the Steelers, gaining 17 yards and five carries in the process. He has 12 more carries this year than LSH and Taylor have combined. In week three versus the Seahawks 11th ranked run D, Smith had 17 carries for 54 yards and three catches for 21 yards while Wells was out due to injury.
Am I saying start him mindlessly? No, but he could be another Delone Carter type.