2010 Fantasy Football: The Death Of The Featured Running Back?

June 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you haven't noticed, NFL teams are playing a bit more like, well, teams these days. This ends up being quite useful in keeping your running game and offense fresh for the playoffs and a potentially long playoff run.
However, a favor to fantasy football owners, it is not.
You don't need stats and situational numbers to paint the picture. The days of multiple running backs like Shaun Alexander, LaDainian Tomlinson, Clinton Portis, and so many others ruling fantasy leagues is slowly coming to an end.
Quite specifically, Alexander is out of the league, LT is a back-up, and Portis isn't even guaranteed the starting gig in Washington.
So, the question is, who is a truly elite feature back in fantasy football , and where/when can you get them? Honestly, there only are about 11 "featured" backs in the NFL right now, at least in terms of fantasy football.
Here's a breakdown of the top backs that are sure-fire first and second-round pick candidates, as well as an ex...

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