In the National Football League, the running back position can see as many as 30 carries a game. This is exciting for fantasy owners because more rushing attempts typically equals more points (especially if you have an elite rusher like LeSean McCoy or Arian Foster).
The downside to this is that as a guy gets more and more carries, the probability of injury increases. This happens every year. And with it, comes the opportunity for another running back to shine. Players like DeMarco Murray, C.J. Spiller, and Ben Tate all took advantages of these sudden opportunities last season and rewarded every fantasy teams that made the bold decision to place them in the starting lineup.
With the NFL season opener only days away, here are three guys that could catch the football world by surprise.