Fantasy owners looking for some direction over which Washington Redskins running back to start this week now have some idea of where they should lean. The starting lineups for the Redskins' game against the Buffalo Bills are out, and Ryan Torain is listed as the starter instead of rookie Roy Helu. Torain will start in the absence of Tim Hightower, who suffered a torn ACL in the Redskins' loss to the Carolina Panthers last weekend.
Torain should be a player one should consider if their starting running back is on a bye. In his only extended time of the season, Torain rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown in a Week 4 win over the St. Louis Rams. Of course, coach Mike Shanahan is notorious for keeping teams off-balanced with his running backs, so Helu is still a potentially worthwhile play even though he is not starting.
In addition, wide receiver Anthony Armstrong will start for the injured Santana Moss, though Armstrong is not a particularly good fantasy play.