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Gridiron 11: Best pass-catching running backs

You've been told for years that running backs' receiving numbers are inconsequential in leagues that don't award points for receptions, but last Sunday Chicago's Matt Forte proved that concept is flawed by gaining 151 yards and scoring two receiving touchdowns. Forte's pass-catching prowess while playing a position once mastered by the great Marshall Faulk, who once had 205 receiving against the Bears in a Mike Martz offense, gives him added value that moves him from the realm of a flex option to a must-start every week. By no means is Forte alone among runners who provide a substantial amount of points through the air. Here are the most likely backs to be the next to break out with big gains in the passing game.

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