2012 NFL Fantasy: 5 Breakout Running Backs You Can Find Past Round 5

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2012 NFL Fantasy: 5 Breakout Running Backs You Can Find Past Round 5
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Running backs, since the dawn of fantasy football, have always been the bread and butter of fantasy teams everywhere. Draft strategies dogmatically revolved around grabbing one or two studs off the board in the first and second round.

However, we look at this year's top 10 in backs, and beyond Ray Rice, Arian Foster, and LeSean McCoy, there are just so many concerns with the others. Can Maurice Jones-Drew not break down and continue to produce even with such a horrible offense around him? Is Matt Forte holding out? Can Ryan Mathews or Darren McFadden stay healthy for once in their careers? Will Chris Johnson be the 2011 CJ, or the CJ2K of old?

It's hard to win your league when your first-round pick doesn't perform. I had Chris Johnson last year and it held me back quite a bit. With so many questions with running backs, and the lack of need to pick a receiver first, you may find yourself with one of those backs on your squads whether you like it or not.

That's why you need to find good sleepers later on, so if your top pick doesn't perform, your season isn't doomed. Here are five guys who you need to keep your eyes on in the mid to late rounds!  

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