2011 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Ronnie Brown and Top 10 Backup Running Backs

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2011 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Ronnie Brown and Top 10 Backup Running Backs
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Ronnie Brown will instantly regret signing with the Philadelphia Eagles as he will receive minimal playing time. That is, unless LeSean McCoy goes down to injury.

In that scenario, some fantasy owners will have their hearts broken while others will emerge from the shadows to reign supreme in their fantasy league.

For this article’s purpose, we’re going to avoid backs we know will be major contributors.

Shonn Greene and Ahmad Bradshaw may start and dominate the majority of their New York backfields for Gang Green and Big Blue respectively, but LaDainian Tomlinson and Brandon Jacobs will play monster roles.

LT will serve as a primary third-down back for the Jets. Jacobs is still the top dog for goal-line carries, albeit undeservingly at this point in his career, for the Giants.

Mike Tolbert and Thomas Jones are part of time-shares and will take backseats to Ryan Mathews and Jamaal Charles on draft day. Still, they will both become phenomenal flex options as potential touchdown vultures.

In Tolbert’s case, I guarantee he will have a superior season than Mathews since he’s the better option all-around.

We’re looking for deep sleepers and handcuffs you need to target on draft day to secure success down the road. You don’t want to be that person who was ousted from the postseason or even worse, failed to make it because you didn’t do your homework.

Luckily for you, I’m here to provide the cliff notes.

Fantasy football is all about value and preparing for the worst. Instead of waiting to react to an injury and waiting for the waiver wire to work in your favor, take precautionary measures.

It is imperative you game plan for the fantasy playoffs by drafting backup running backs that have the potential to shine during the season.

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