News: Memphis coach Larry Porter confirmed that Artaves Gibson will start at running back against Tulane.
Analysis: Gibson should not accumulate more then 65 yards rushing and should not be a fantasy factor.
News: Memphis running back Jerrell Rhodes did not play against East Carolina in Week 7 due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: He remains questionable for Saturday's game against Tulane. Artaves Gibson will start in his place and is not worth a start.
News: Starting running back Jerrell Rhodes will not return for Memphis in time for this weekend's game against Austin Peay.
Analysis: The team hopes he might be available for their September 24th game against SMU. Despite the juicy matchup, Billy Foster and Artaves Gibson should not be in lineups this week.
News: Memphis running back Jerrell Rhodes does not seem close to a return as he did not practice at all this week leading up to the Arkansas State game.
Analysis: The Memphis rushing attack is a mess, with Billy Foster and Artaves Gibson doing nothing to make an impact. Bench all Memphis rushers.
News: Memphis running backs Billy Foster and Artaves Gibson did little on Saturday, as neither could gain more than 45 yards.
Analysis: Memphis is a mess and this is evidence of that. No Memphis skill players should be on any fantasy map.
News:Billy Foster, who is probable for Memphis, is expected to get the start at running back with Jerrell Rhodes out for the Tigers against Arkansas State.
Analysis: While statistics say Artaves Gibson may split time, we doubt it. Foster is a playmaker who scored for the Tigers last week and is a solid receiver out of the backfield. If you are desperate for a flex play, Foster is a possibility.
News: Memphis running back Jerrell Rhodes has been downgraded to doubtful this week against Arkansas State after being diagnosed with a bone bruise.
Analysis: With Rhodes likely out, Billy Foster and Artaves Gibson will get the carries. Neither is a fantasy consideration.
News: Wtih an injury to Jerrell Rhodes and the fumbling problems of Billy Foster, Artaves Gibson may be in line for some major work against Arkansas State this week.
Analysis: While Rhodes is questionable, Gibson may have a shot to post a solid rushing effort and establish himself as a factor. Gibson averaged five yards a carry in the opener and is someone to watch.
News: Memphis running back Jerrell Rhodes, who left the teams opener suffered no structural damage in his knee and he expects to return to practice in a few days.
Rhodes has a juicy matchup with Arkansas State on tap, so owners must hope he is healthy. Regardless, it is best to see him regain full health before relying on him. Expect Artaves Gibson to get the start and have a nice showing.
News: Replacing the injured Jerrell Rhodes and Billy Foster, Memphis running back Artaves Gibson led the rushing attack with 85 yards on 17 carries.
Analysis: Gibson also added two receptions out of the backfield and if Rhodes and Foster are to miss time, Gibson may be a solid flex play next week against Arkansas State.
News: Memphis running back Jerrell Rhodes missed time this weekend with a banged up ankle but is expected to return to practice Monday.
Analysis: Although Memphis opens the season against Mississippi State, Rhodes needs to be on fantasy radars with matchups against Arkansas State, Austin Peay, SMU and Middle Tennessee after that. If Rhodes was to miss anytime expect freshman Artaves Gibson to step in. Gibson rushed 18 times for 109 yards and a TD in the team's scrimmage this weekend..