News:Benny Cunningham (knee) will miss the rest of the year, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports.
Analysis: It's a crushing loss for Middle Tennessee and fantasy owners, because Benny Cunningham was one of the nation's top runners so far this year. His season, and potentially his Middle Tennessee career, end with 600 yards and 11 touchdowns in five games this year. He had 217 yards and five touchdowns in Middle Tennessee's shocking victory over Georgia Tech. Drayton Calhoun and Jordan Parker are the likely replacements.
News:Benny Cunningham rushed for 230 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries Saturday at Florida International. He also caught four passes for 55 yards.
Analysis:Benny Cunningham is one of the hottest backs in the country and should be picked up in all leagues if he's available.
Blue Raiders' Cunningham Scores Two More Touchdowns
News:Benny Cunningham rushed for 62 yards and two touchdowns Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe. He also four passes for 42 yards.
Analysis: That's seven touchdowns in two games for Benny Cunningham. With his potential, Cunningham is worth picking up in deeper leagues.
News:Benny Cunningham (shoulder) rushed for 217 yards and five touchdowns Saturday at Georgia Tech.
Analysis:Benny Cunningham produces when he's healthy, but he can never seem to stay on the field. Keep an eye on him in deeper leagues.
News:Benny Cunningham (shoulder) rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries Saturday at Memphis.
Analysis:Benny Cunningham has been battling a shoulder injury, but he was still able to have a nice game against the Tigers. He's a good option in Sun Belt-only leagues.
News:Benny Cunningham did not play against Florida Atlantic because of a shoulder injury, according to the USA Today.
Analysis:Benny Cunningham has seen his career at MTSU be hampered by a litany of injuries. He was limited to six starts. Meanwhile, the tandem of Jeremiah Bryson and Jordan Parker each ran for over 100 yards. Perhaps that will help Cunningham get back on the field.
News:Benny Cunningham carried the ball eight times for 28 yards Thursday against McNeese State.
Analysis: The Blue Raiders trailed for the majority of the game and had to abandon their rushing attack. When healthy, Benny Cunningham has the ability to put up pretty good numbers.
News: Middle Tennessee running back D.D. Kyles is dealing with an injured leg and is considered questionable for this week's game against North Texas.
Analysis: The Blue Raiders still have Reggie Whatley and Ben Cunningham in the backfield so they should be just fine without Kyles.
News: Despite getting Ben Cunningham and D.D. Kyles back from injury, the two combined for just 89 yards rushing against Louisiana-Monroe.
Analysis: Along with William Pratcher, there are just too many cooks in the Blue Raider kitchen.
News: While Middle Tennessee running back William Pratcher was held to 73 yards rushing, he did score a touchdown and add 50 yards receiving against Louisiana.
Analysis: In the absence of D.D. Kyles and Ben Cunningham, Pratcher has stepped up and merits a roster spot in deeper leagues.
News: With Ben Cunningham and D.D. Kyles limited due to injury, William Pratcher has stepped up for Middle Tennessee and put it another good effort this weekend with 22 carries for 125 yards and a score.
Analysis: Pratcher is a speedy runner who is built thick enough to take 20 carries, so it will be interesting to see how much the team uses him from this point on.
News: Middle Tennessee running back Ben Cunningham did not play against Western Kentucky as he is dealing with an injured foot but in his stead the Blue Raiders nearly had two 100-yard backs. William Pratcher rushed for 106 yards while D.D. Kyles went for 96 yards and a score.
Analysis: The nature of the offense is to get the ball into as many playmaker's hands as possible so it is best to shy away from anyone not named Logan Kilgore.
News: Middle Tennessee running back Ben Cunningham was hampered in the win over Memphis after injuring his foot in the second quarter.
Analysis: Cunningham was giving the offense balance, but in his absence D.D. Kyles filled in nicely.
News: Most expected Ben Cunningham to put together a second 100-yard performance for the Blue Raiders, but it was D.D. Kyles who rushed for 105 yards and a score against Memphis.
Analysis: The nature of the offense is to distribute the ball to several playmakers, so it is probably not wise to lock onto one guy for the Blue Raiders.
News: Middle Tennessee running back Ben Cunningham had a good day rushing against Troy, taking 19 rushes for 117 yards while also snaring a 37-yard touchdown pass.
Analysis: Cunningham helps give the offense balance, but will rarely have a performance that merits starting him.
News: With Dwight Dasher gone, Logan Kilgore and Jeff Murphy are battling for the starting job but whoever wins will have the luxury of handing off to some speedy backs. In the latest scrimmage, Ben Cunningham had a 56-yard scoring run while LSU transfer Drayton Calhoun went 70 yards to paydirt.
Analysis: Middle Tennessee has some speedy guys on their roster and as long as they can step up as go-to guys, the Blue Raiders could be fantasy relevant once more.
News: Middle Tennesse running back D.D. Kyles has finally rejoined the Blue Raiders at practice after missing more than a week of camp due to a hamstring injury.
Analysis: While Ben Cunningham is the starter, Kyles will certainly log quite a few carries. In 2009, Kyles rushed for over 800 yards while filling in for an injured Phillip Tanner.
News: Cunningham rushed six times for 59 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-26 win over Western Kentucky.
Analysis: The score was Cunningham's third of the season, but he doesn't see enough carries (6.9 average) to be considered going forward.
News: Cunningham rushed 11 times for 40 yards and a touchdown in Tuesday's 51-24 loss to Arkansas State.
Analysis: The score was Cunningham's second of the season, but he doesn't see enough carries (7.6 average) to be considered going forward.