Sleeper Watch: Four Under the Radar Running Backs

July 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Running backs are starting to become a dime a dozen in the NFL. Teams are using the running-back-by-committee (RBBC) strategy more and more due to injuries in their backfields.
If you can grab a quality, durable running back early to get you through the season and then steal another runner late in drafts for the playoff push, you could have a recipe for success.
The problem is finding diamonds out of all the coal.
There are several players right now with gigantic upside, but still outside the top few tiers of running back rankings. Most of these players are trending upward, so be prepared for a shift in value during the coming weeks.
Shonn Greene, RB, Jets —You will probably have to reach a bit to make sure you land this stud, but it will be worth it. In short work last season, Greene made Thomas Jones expendable. Toward the end of the football season and into the playoffs, Greene looked like the future of the Jets.
He led all running backs i...

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