Brandon Bolden: Fantasy Owners Need to Pass on Patriots’ Backup

October 7, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Along with Mike Shanahan, Bill Belichick is the king of the fantasy football running back mirage.
Overt the last few years, the New England Patriots have sporadically turned to the run game for some big results. 
This is a team that has preferred to attack through the air, but they are also a team whose game plans differ from week to week more than any other franchise. 
This has led to some outstanding rushing performances that have driven fantasy owners to the waiver wire. 
For example, Brandon Bolden came out of nowhere to rush for 137 yards and a touchdown on just 16 carries in the Patriots' Week 4 win over the Bills.
According to  ESPN, Bolden was only in 0.3 percent of standard leagues last week. They now have him in 19.4 percent of leagues, which made him their seventh-most added player for the week.
That is a mistake. Bolden is not going to be anywhere near consistent enough to warrant a roster spot.
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