With the level of attrition at the running back position, fantasy football owners who unearth a sleeper or two on draft day can have a decided advantage over the course of the season. The following players make our 2010 Fantasy Football Sleeper Running Backs list.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, New York Giants – Bradshaw averaged 4.8 yards per carry in 2009, despite playing with stress fractures in both feet and bone spurs in his right ankle. He had offseason surgeries to fix those issues, and reports this season have suggested he has the upper hand on Brandon Jacobs to be the Giants’ starting running back. His receiving ability may give him more fantasy upside than Jacobs, even if a tandem ends up occurring. Do be aware of Bradshaw’s injury history, but don’t necessarily be scared off by it if the price is right on draft day.
Bernard Scott, RB, and Cincinnati Bengals – Scott had 74 carries for 321 yards (4.3 yards per carry) as a rookie in 2009. He is behind Cedric Benson on the Bengals’ running back depth chart, however Benson has never started more than 13 games in a season and Cincinnati may look for ways to keep him fresh. If your league counts return yardage, Scott averaged 31.5 yards per kickoff returns last season. At the very least, draft Scott as Benson’s handcuff and know he stands to see an increased role and could start a few games if Benson is injured again.
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