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Cedric Benson is going to get overlooked because of his truncated season with the Green Bay Packers and his generally underwhelming career to date.
Most people will look at Ahmad Bradshaw as the top of this class, but Benson is the sleeper and holds the better value.
Unlike Bradshaw, Benson isn't facing questions about his constant foot injuries, though he has been banged up off and on in his career.
The question he does face is: How much does he have left in the tank? Benson is the same age as Michael Turner, who completely fell off the planet from a production standpoint in 2012.
We worry about backs who are 30 years old and older, but we've seen some players succeed even after 30 as well. Benson is a guy who came on late in his career and still appears to have more fuel in the tank.
Since Benson was hurt, it's impossible to read too much into his mere 71 carries. While his yards per carry weren't great, we also know the Packers offensive line left a lot to be desired, especially when run-blocking.
He can do better and really was well on his way to a pretty good season.
Benson isn't terribly beaten up, was productive in Cincinnati and, in the right scheme, could be productive again.
It will be interesting to see where he lands, but he has the potential for a better season than people expect.