Nick Raducanu

Intriguing Fantasy Running Back Timeshares

Created on May. 07, 2013 7:32 PM EST

Denver, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati

A few other RBBC situations to keep an eye on involve more rookie running backs entering the fray in Denver, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati. I wrote about the additions of Le’Veon Bell and Montee Ball to Pittsburgh and Denver, respectively, and Giovanni Bernard (who was actually the first running back selected in the 2013 draft) will join them in becoming another rookie running back who is currently part of a RBBC to watch. BenJarvus Green-Ellis will still assume the role of lead back for the Bengals, as offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has said Bernard won’t be more than a 10-15 carry guy, but that only means that Bernard is a Law Firm injury away from becoming extremely useful to fantasy owners. Bell and Ball will mostly likely be the most useful of these three second round rookie running backs during the 2013 season, but Bernard is a smart late-round stash – especially if you’ve taken Green-Ellis with an earlier pick.