Thursday, August 21, 2014

Running Backs To Avoid In 2014

In fantasy football, perhaps the most valuable position is right back. An owner needs to load up on a bunch of different options in order to have success. After a couple of weeks in preseason action, there are a few players who are showing red flags. Here are 3 running backs to avoid drafting all that high.

Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh really needed a running back last year in order to turn the corner and have success. Bell was able to step in right away and be a solid contributor as a rookie. However, this season he has free-agent signee LeGarrette Blount in his way. Even though Bell is considered to be the starter, Blount is showing that he could steal quite a bit of time away from him. This is especially apparent at the goal line, where fantasy football owners really like to see their running backs carry the ball.

Bishop Sankey

People have fallen in love with Sankey so far this year, but the rookie running back might not be ready to be a featured running back in the NFL just yet. He needs to show a bit more confidence with the football, carrying it and keeping control of it as much as possible. Until then, Shonn Greene could still receive quite a bit of the touches in the backfield for Tennessee.

Frank Gore

There have not been a lot of signs of Gore slowing down just yet, but he is already 31 years of age. That should scare at least a few people in fantasy football, especially when he plays for a team that is looking to compete for a Super Bowl. Expect other running backs, including rookie Carlos Hyde, to get additional touches this year.

Article by: Mitchell Sansander

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