Fantasy Football 2013: 5 Backup Running Back Sleepers

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Fantasy Football 2013: 5 Backup Running Back Sleepers
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One of the more widely held beliefs about the 2013 fantasy football season is that running back will be the hardest position to fill since there isn't a lot of depth.

It is believed that if you miss out on running backs early on, chances are you will struggle to find adequate starters in the later rounds. That makes finding some running back sleepers even more important than it has been in years past.

Often with running backs, it's not so much about talent that produces a good fantasy football season. Rather, it is the team around them and the opportunities they get to succeed that usually determines their ultimate success.

If an offense can provide enough opportunities for the running back, it makes sense that they'd want to rotate the backup in so the starter can stay fresh. Other teams don't have a starter they trust in every situation, which leads to more of a committee approach.

Those situations create fantasy value for backup running backs, but often times, those guys go overlooked and slip in the draft.

The following five backup running backs are in the perfect situation to contribute to both their real team and any fantasy football squad that takes a chance on them with a late-round flier in 2013.


All stats are from, unless otherwise noted, and scoring is based off of ESPN's standard fantasy scoring system

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