Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams: NFL's Most Underrated Tandem

Rob SteeleCorrespondent IMarch 27, 2017

NFL defenses will be getting a little "R and R" this season, and no that's not Rest and Relaxation, its on the opposite spectrum. With an upgraded offensive line and a new offensive system geared more towards running the rock, look for Ricky and Ronnie in newspaper headlines.

This season Ricky Williams has bulked up to about 230 pounds, the weight he played at in his prime. Williams had an NFL-best 1,853 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns in the 2002 season.

Ronnie Brown has progressed well in his rehab from a season-ending knee injury. Last year at 100 percent in six games, he rushed for 602 yards (a 5.1 yards-per-carry average) and had 39 receptions for 389 more yards. Well on target for a 1000 yard rushing season.

"R and R" is looking to become the first NFL tandem in 23 years to each rush for 1,000 yards. Which has not been accomplished in Miami since Larry Csonka and Mercury Morris did it in the 1972 perfect season.

You probably wont see Ricky Williams or Ronnie Brown as top picks in fantasy drafts this year, but that's all the better for you. Picking them up in late rounds will be a steal.