2010 Fantasy Football Preview: The NFL’s Best Tiny Running Backs

September 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Size may matter on the offensive line, but not so much in the running game. With so many talented running backs in the league standing 5’9" or smaller, we put the distorted size theory aside and illustrate just how good a small guy can be exploding out of the backfield.
It’s a new breed of runners in the NFL where the little guy finishes at the top, so let’s take a look at the top five tiny runners, along with what they can bring to your fantasy football lineup in 2010.
1. Ray Rice (Baltimore Ravens)
After coming out of Rutgers in 2008 and being labeled “too small” by many clubs, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome made one of his shrewdest selections to date by selecting Rice. Despite standing at just 5’8", Rice broke out in a big way in 2009, compiling 1,339 yards on the ground and another 702 through the air, which adds up to a whopping 2,041 yards from scrimmage for the speedster.
Now in 2010, Rice will be the heart and soul o...

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