Friday, August 14, 2009

If you want to know something...

In the world of Motive, Means, and Opportunity sleepers? I missed a real good one. There was a running back who started three games last season. He played against a murderers row of fantasy defenses. He's going to be back in a back-up/third man in a committee scenario for a more run-centric offense. And he's the back-up to a thumper.

Thumper backs always get nicked up. Ask the people who raced to grab Derrick Ward toward the end of last season. Ask the people who gnashed and wailed as Marion Barber went down. You can find your way into waiver wire magic with a runner.

Which means Tashard Choice has to be on your watch list. Is he draftable? Likely no. You probably have 65-70 backs who have a better shot at carries at present. If you want to take a home run swing at the end of the draft? It's fine. But you're looking at an RB5 in your average league.

But he managed 5.1 yards per carry with the lions share of rushes against the best in the league. Watch him like a hawk. He's rosterable if Felix Jones breaks down.

He could be a real RB1 if Barber does.

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