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Backup Watch 4: Hit or Miss

Are wide receivers even worth mentioning in this league any more?  Everybody who’s anybody needs running backs this year.  It seems the only useful strategy is to load up on as many backup runners as you can and hope they break out in the change of pace role for big gains.  All of the high volume, every down backs have been taken since the draft and you’re #1 pick is on the IR, or suspended, or maybe you really lucked bad and got both.

Practically every team is working in more running options in the following ways:

  • Thunder and lighting
  • Screen & Dump
  • Sweep & Deep
  • Zone Read

So, your RBs might not be looking so hot.  Let’s see what you can do this week.

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Backup Watch 3: Dig Deep

Remember last week when I offered the following hypothesis?

There are clear cut starters and there are the backups who wait on the sidelines to obtain their chance at greatness.

This clearly isn’t the case so far this year.  It seems by and large coaches are transitioning to a diversified approach rather than putting all their eggs in one basket with a star Running Back or Receiver.  Teams are opting for RBBC(1) or the dreaded three headed monster(2).

Well, welcome to 1 week later where that luxury is gone for many teams.  Injuries have caused teams to rely one a single outlet for their point production in many instances…  but before we can get to that mess, let’s take a look at Rodger Goodell’s black list.

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