Houston RB Ben Tate 's season ended Wednesday when broken ribs forced the 25 year old running back to go on injured reserve. This is the final year of Tate's contract and he will likely seek a feature-back role after backing up Arian Foster for the last several years. Dennis Johnson will start in his place on Sunday.
If you have been handcuffing Houston running backs from the beginning, now is the time to consider moving Dennis Johnson from the bench to the starting roster. The 5 foot 7 inch Johnson is largely unproven, but will see the bulk of touches, including targets out of the backfield, which could add up if the Broncos come out to an early lead.
Dynasty owners could see thier investment in Tate pay off next year. A number of teams will be interested in adding Tate as a feature back. Depending on his destination, Tate could be worth a first or second round pick next season.