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Top Duo Fantasy Backfields

Friday, 22 August, 2014


No longer should a fantasy owner frown upon a crowded backfield in the NFL. The gradual effect over the years of teams using their backs properly has led to better depth in fantasy football. Years ago fantasy teams could dominate by having one of the top five fantasy picks and getting a running back that carries the football 30 times a game.

It’s also alleviated the necessity to waste a pick handcuffing a running back. It was a norm to do so and essentially a waste of a pick if an injury did not occur.

Here are the best duo’s in the NFL this season that surely will bring relief instead of headaches to fantasy football owners.

Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount
They are in the news for the wrong reason right now, but Pittsburgh did themselves a solid job in bringing in Blount. He has only been in the league for a handful of years but has had better than expected seasons in Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh. Two years from now he may be out of the league, but I expect him to be a strong asset this season. Bell showcased his skills last year and is now considered a borderline top ten fantasy back.

Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman
Unlike most fantasy prognosticators I believe the Broncos will shift to more of a running team. This will be to protect the ever-aging Peyton Manning. Their ground game has been underrated even through the Tebow season. Look for this backfield to surprise some and have a strong aggregate total.

Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen
New England shifted to more of a running team a couple of seasons ago, and it has worked. Last year they had injuries and fumbling issues with Ridley that were offset with LeGarrette Blount. Having a healthy Shane Vereen should get this backfield to an even higher level than a year ago.

Others: McFadden/MJD, Reggie Bush/Joique Bell, Lamar Miller/Knowshown Moreno, Giovani Bernard/Green-Ellis, Lacy/Starks, Jackson/Spiller/Brown