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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 10: Ben Tate Becomes Fantasy Option Alongside Arian Foster For Houston Texans

The Houston Texans take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at 12pm in Tampa.

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 23:  Ben Tate #44 of the Houston Texans runs against the Tennessee Titans during play at LP Field on October 23, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Houston won 41-7.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 23: Ben Tate #44 of the Houston Texans runs against the Tennessee Titans during play at LP Field on October 23, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Houston won 41-7. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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In today's NFL it seems that most teams run with a two-back set on offense. This has made life for a fantasy football manager that much more difficult when a lot of times you have one guy that gets a lot of the yards and then another guy who pounds in the touchdown in short-yardage situations. The Houston Texans know that Arian Foster is their main guy, but Ben Tate has come along over the past two weeks and made himself a viable option for your fantasy team as well.

It's the time of the year when the waiver wire is pretty scarce and you're setting your team up for a run into the post-season. A lot of times you're looking for that diamond in the rough at running back but it's the one particular position that is always pretty thin. But with Foster currently healthy, Tate is still getting some carries and that's all you can ask for at this point. Tate has 32 carries over his last three games and has 261 yards and a touchdown in that span. Over the last three weeks he had 100+ yard games against the Titans and Browns and averaged over eight yards per carry in those games.

Tate is currently only owned by 20% of teams in ESPN standard leagues. He might not be your No. 1 starter but he's not a bad guy to have as insurance for Foster, but still gives you a few carries even with Foster healthy.

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