Waiting in the Wings: Fantasy NFL Running Backs

July 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In part two of our Waiting in the Wings series, we move on to the RB position.
Just like that of the QBs, we’re not talking about high profile rookies, high ADP No. 2 RBs, or aging superstars with new teams.  We’re focusing on younger backs who are likely to get a shot at a starting position within the next few years, either with their current team or with a new team after their existing contract expires.
A successful dynasty coach should always perform a scan for these types of players no less than twice per year. As a rule of thumb, checking once prior to your league’s trade deadline and at least once in the offseason when your waiver wire is open is wise.  The most successful coaches never stop looking for these candidates.
Depending on positional need, careful selection, and patience these players can be very rewarding.  Recent names such as Michael Turner, Marion Barber III, Willie Parker, and Ryan Grant are just a few who rose from ...

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