Fantasy Football: Why You Need Cedric Benson on Your Squad

September 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's true. Cedric Benson has disappointed many of us over the years.
When a player is selected No.4 overall in the NFL draft, after all, people expect big things. I mean, Matt Leinart went No.10 and look at the pressure on that guy. Sheesh.
For the first three years of his career, Benson looked more like the TV butler than a top ten running back. I should know, I was forced to play the troublesome tailback after everyone else on my 2006 fantasy roster fizzled. (How did I end up with Samkon Gado anyway?)
What a season it turned out to be. Playing behind Thomas Jones, who chalked up 1,210 yards for the Bears that year, Benson hardly got a look in. And when he did, he simply lacked the expected spark. You know, the kind of electricity that makes a back the best in college football.
He averaged a mere three fantasy points per game that season. Oh, the humanity. 
But things have changed since my seventh place fantasy finish of '06, and I'm not just referri...

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