Top 5 Running Backs Poised for Breakouts
1) Brandon Bolden NE
Bolden has been putting in solid performances as a backup in the New England’s offense. With New England putting a renewed emphasis on the running game, Bolden is another Steven Ridley lost fumble from being the starter.
2). Rashard Mendenhall PIT
Even in a limited role, Mendenhall looked like a top 10 running back in Pittsburgh. As he gets healthier, he should see his carries and production increase.
3). Jahvid Best DET
Jahvid Best looks to be on his way back from injury with no other running back taking the role as primary running back. Best’s big play ability should give you at least 2-3 solid weeks of production.
4). Bilal Powell NYJ
With Shonn Greene continued ineffectiveness, it’s only going to be a matter of time before the Jets switch it up and give Powell a chance. Added bonus is when Tebow is eventually made starter it should open up the running game even more.
5). LaRod Stephens-Howling ARI
WIth every other running back in front of him falling down with injury, Stephens-Howling looks to get the bulk of the carries now in Arizona. Depending on the matchup, he looks like a solid flex option play.
3 Bust Wide Receivers to Avoid
1). Kevin Ogletree DAL
After week 1 Ogletree looked to be a solid buy in the Dallas passing attack. Sadly it looks like it was just him taking advantage of a Miles Austin’s injury. After week 1, Ogletree has yet to find the end zone and has only one game of more than 30 yards receiving.
2). Titus Young DET
With Matthew Stafford struggling to get the passing game going, the only solid play in Detroit is Calvin Johnson. Titus Young managed one solid week, but has been virtually invisible in every other game.
3). Golden Tate SEA
Golden Tate has managed to somehow find his way into the end zone these past two weeks, but with the ineffective passing game that plagues Seattle he should only be a buy in very deep leagues.
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