Many experts see this attrition of primary backs as devaluing the RB position and making room for more receivers higher in the rankings. That viewpoint is a little slanted. Yes, with fewer stud running backs, the top receivers do get bumped up a little. The major effect though, is that those backs who do get all the work become even more valuable. Other than
With the increasing importance of knowing the backfield situations around the NFL, this week's Man in a Box will spell it all out for you. As we travel through the AFC, for each team I'll identify the Primary Back (if there is one), the top red zone option, and the likely handcuff. Next week we'll run down the NFC.
Comments: Greene will get the bulk of the carries, but LT is going to steal a lot of third down work.
Comments: Early injuries have set Hardesty back, but he'll earn a part of the job as soon as healthy.
With fantasy owners kicking into football mode, baseball leagues tend to suffer. Use other owners' indifference to your advantage. Especially for those in keeper leagues, the next two months can be huge. Pay attention to the new names appearing in box scores around the league.
As Bill Root pointed out in NKOTD,
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