The touches and yards were both season lows for Charles. Things are even grimmer when you take into account that Charles touched the ball on all but one of his offensive snaps. There simply aren't enough carries to appease all of Denver's backs and, as the season has taken an ugly turn, it makes sense for Denver to look at what it has it the likes of Devotae Booker and even, perhaps, rookie De'Angelo Henderson as opposed to the veteran Charles.
McKissic was on the field for 50 offensive plays on Monday, 34 more than any Seattle back. You wouldn't know it by the stats as Seattle went pass-heavy against the Falcons and quarterback Russell Wilson led the team with 86 rushing yards. McKissic scored twice in his debut in Week 4, but has been scoreless since. Monday was his first outing with more than 50 total yards since his debut. Being the lead back in Seattle used to be synonymous with high-end production. That hasn't been the case this season as Seattle has taken a "ride or die" approach with Wilson.
With Leonard Fournette, Chris Ivory, and Yeldon all in the fold, Yeldon finished the game with 20 offensive snaps to Fournette's 52 and Ivory's six. Yeldon was inactive for much of the season as Fournette carried the load with Ivory behind him, but he got some good looks in in recent weeks as both have battled injuries. Sunday was actually Yeldon's quietest active game of the season, but -- assuming he keeps the No. 2 job -- Ivory showed earlier in the season how relatively productive the backup can be in Jacksonville's run-first offense.
Williams' 18 total yards were his third most of the season. It's not much now, but Arizona is the market for a new No. 2 behind Adrian Peterson after the release of Andre Ellington. Williams was tied for second among Arizona backs on Sunday with nine offensive snaps. D.J. Foster will be his main competition.
Thompson, who leads the Redskins in both rushing (294) and receiving (510) yards this season, will be shut down for the team's final six games after fracturing his right fibula in Sunday's loss to the Saints. The Redskins signed LeShun Daniels from their practice squad to fill his spot in the backfield, but it's expected that Byron Marshall will settle in as the team's top pass-catching back while Samaje Perine leads the ground attack the rest of the way.
The finger issue isn't considered anything overly concerning, so the Redskins are presumably limiting Perine's practice reps after the busiest game to date of his young career in Sunday's loss to the Saints. Perine, who amassed 126 total yards and a touchdown on 24 touches in the contest, looks positioned to serve as the Redskins' lead back the rest of the way with Chris Thompson (lower leg) joining Rob Kelley (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Let go by the Cardinals after he was a healthy inactive for Arizona's loss Sunday to the Texans, Ellington will stick around in Houston to fortify a backfield that lost rookie running back D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) to a season-ending injury in the contest. Though he doesn't fit the power-back profile Foreman filled, Ellington is an adept pass catcher out of the backfield, a skill that should make him a fair complement to lead runner Lamar Miller. Ellington will have to get up to speed with the Texans' backfield before establishing himself as the top backup, but he has a decent chance of seeing meaningful snaps right off the bat with Alfred Blue (hamstring) uncertain to suit up Sunday against the Ravens after the injury prevented him from suiting up in Week 11.
Darkwa's presence on the field in any capacity two days after Sunday's overtime win over the Chiefs should be taken as a positive sign, so his hamstring injury doesn't look like anything that will impact his availability for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Redskins. Even so, Darkwa could carry an injury designation for the Week 12 contest due to the quick turnaround between games, with clarity on that front likely to come following the Giants' final practice of the week Friday.
Though Marshall has just four games of NFL experience to his name, he seems well suited for passing-down work due to his background as a receiver during his college days at Oregon. Similarly to Thompson, Marshall compensates for a small frame (5-foot-9, 201 pounds) with his capable hands, speed and shiftiness, attributes that should allow him to earn frequent snaps behind lead back Samaje Perine if he can prove to be a capable pass blocker. Like many young backs, Marshall may face more of a learning curve when it comes to pass protection, and any missed blocks could result in him heading into head coach Jay Gruden's doghouse. Until Marshall proves he can stay on the field and become a trusted check-down option for quarterback Kirk Cousins, it will be difficult to count on him to produce much fantasy value down the stretch.
With Washington seemingly in line to be listed as a non-participant for the Lions' first two practices of the week, it's not looking promising that he'll be available to play Thanksgiving Day against the Vikings. If that's the case, Zach Zenner would likely be kept active again as the Lions' No. 3 running back and see most of his touches in short-yardage scenarios.