NFL Fantasy Football Analysis: Where Have All the Horses Gone?

July 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the proliferation of NFL teams utilizing time-shares and running backs-by-committee, there are now fewer teams than ever before employing a single workhorse as their running back.
In fact, there are now only 13 teams likely to employ a single player for a healthy majority of their team’s plays on first and second down. Of those 13, only Baltimore’s Ray Rice is unlikely to take the goal line responsibilities.
With committees being the norm, finding a productive workhorse running back is a key factor in achieving success in your fantasy football league, especially in non-PPR leagues, and in leagues that don’t utilize a flex position player.
Let’s analyze the backfields, rank the workhorses, and the committees.
The Workhorses I Like
1. Chris Johnson, Tennessee —Javon Ringer and undrafted rookie free agents Stafon Johnson and LaGarrette Blount are no threat to fantasy football’s top 2009 performer.
2. Adria...

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