Fantasy Football Breaking Down the Backfield: A Sleeper Emerging In DC

August 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Washington Redskins have three established, veteran running backs on their roster, not to mention youngsters Ryan Torain and Keiland Williams.
Let’s take a look at the battle for playing time and try to determine who may have fantasy value for the upcoming season:
Clinton Portis
The odds-on favorite to emerge as the Redskins starter, when healthy he has proven to be among the best running backs in the league. 
In the six seasons where he has played at least 13 games, his worst season is 1,262 yards and only once has he had less than nine rushing TDs.
He’s also a receiving threat out of the backfield, routinely topping 30 receptions.  The addition of Donovan McNabb, who knows how to integrate the RB into the passing game from his time with Brian Westbrook, certainly makes this seem like a perfect marriage.
He’ll turn 29 years old on Sept. 1, so there certainly is a chance that he’ll start slowing down, but h...

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