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  • Brandon 3:00 pm on August 20, 2009 Permalink
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    2009 Running Back Handcuff Index 

    As everyone knows, football is a brutal game and injuries are very common. You may draft an awesome duo of running backs for your fantasy football team, only to have one of them knocked out for the season in week two and if you didn’t have their backup (or were slow on the waiver wire,) you’re screwed. As I did last year, I’ve written up the Running Back Handcuff Index, listing all the starting running backs in the league, along with their primary backup(s). Also, I’ve included how important it is to draft their backup as a handcuff (if you need to draft them at all.) I’ve listed them in groups ranging in level of importance (Very High to Very Low), so you know how important it is to draft them as an insurance policy, so here you go…

    Very High

    Philadelphia Eagles

    Starter: Brian Westbrook
    Handcuff: LeSean McCoy
    Concern(s): Injury / Committee
    Notes: Westbrook has never been Mr. Durable to begin with, but he’s getting up there in age and has a very talented rookie in McCoy waiting for his shot. I’d say this is a mandatory hand-cuff, but you might not be able to get McCoy without giving up one of your early picks as someone else will surely draft him with the hopes of trading him to you or of Westbrook going down.

    Buffalo Bills

    Starter: Marshawn Lynch
    Handcuff: Fred Jackson
    Concern(s): Suspension / Ineffectiveness
    Notes: Lynch is suspended for the first three games of the season, so naturally you would like his hand-cuff on your team so it’s easy to fill the void. However, Jackson looked good in limited playing time last season and could be picked up by another team if you’re not careful in your draft.

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  • Brandon 9:33 am on August 20, 2009 Permalink
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    This Brandon Marshall vs Denver Broncos situation just seems to keep getting worse. One day he wants a trade, the next day he wants more money. He still doesn’t know the playbook and is practicing with the scout team. How much more can this guy tarnish the Brandon Marshall name?! Naturally, I’ve dropped him down slightly on the wide receiver cheat sheet.

    • Brandon 11:25 am on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Bob Glauber (an NFL columnist for Newsday) is predicting the Bronco’s will suspend Marshall for conduct detrimental to the team. Apparently this could get worse before it gets any better!

    • e-roc 12:36 pm on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should’ve traded him to the Raiders…

    • Fany 6:06 pm on December 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      people are [[Stupid]] how can the Broncos trade Brandon Marshall c’mon he’s the best (W,R) in the AFC

      I hope denver keeps Marshall for the 2010 draft he’s shown he can move the ball and he’s a really good player he can possibly take Denver some where with is good game skills and talent he’s a very good player and i would think that’s what Denver wants and is looking for i dont think they should let him go and with the situtation at the begining of the season calmed down know (josh Mcdaniles) and (Brandon Marshall) could really move this team some where as seen at the begining of the season with the 6-0 start this team has potental

  • Matt 8:55 am on August 20, 2009 Permalink  

    Just got an e-mail from EA Sports Fantasy Football:

    To All EA SPORTS Fantasy Football Owners:

    EA Sports will not be hosting a fantasy football service this year. We appreciate everyone’s involvement with us over the past couple of years and would like to refer you to our partners over at ESPN and the fantasy football service that they provide.

    Hope my review of their service isn’t what put them over the brink. 🙂

    • Brandon 9:23 am on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Good riddance! Their site looked worse than FleaFlicker used to look and functioned far worse than any other site out there.

  • Brandon 8:51 am on August 20, 2009 Permalink
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    Apparently tight end Tony Gonzalez is still a bit uncomfortable in the Falcons offense, but I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he’ll be up to speed by the beginning of the season. He put up some of the best numbers of his career last season, so he’s still got the skills, now it’s just a matter of putting them to use in a new system with a new quarterback.

    • e-roc 12:35 pm on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      System or not, he’s playing for a tremendously better team & QB!

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