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Top 5 Fantasy RB Sleepers

These are in no particular order but are runningbacks who I believe if available in the later rounds or even off the wire will give you some nice points and turn a few heads.

1. Donald Brown- When you think of Donald Brown you don't think of an all star runningback like Arian Foster, Ray Rice or MJD but maybe you should. Now I'm not going to say something crazy like he´s going to break record books or be as lethal as the above mentioned runningbacks. I will however say that for a runningback you can find anywhere from round 7 to the wire he's an excellent pick. Last year he played for a team that looked hopeless especially at quarterback, the colts quarterbacks last year seemed to always be injured or play like highschool QB's. While playing for the leagues worst team last year Brown averaged 4.8 Yards per carry for 645 yards and 5 TDs. This year is different, they rebuilt their team with some nice tight ends and a rookie quarterback who seems to be the real deal in Andrew Luck. The passing attack should be the Colt's strength and in return open up holes for Brown especially as the clear cut number 1 RB.

2. Rashad Jennings- Rashad Jennings may be the single biggest steal of the draft. I've heard of him going as early as the 7th till aa late as the 12th. His biggest weakness is that he has been stuck behind Maurice Jones-Drew. Jennings has averaged 5.4 yards per carry for 661 yards and 5 touchdowns in 28 games. Last year unfortunately he missed the season with a sprained knee. The reason Jennings is such an attractive pick is because he has looked like an elite runningback in preseason. On 36 carries he has totaled 175 yards on the ground averaging 4.86 yards per carry and 2nd in rushing yards in the preseason. MJD is not budging on his contract which could be disastrous for MJD(See Chris Johnson last year) But looks great for Rashad Jennings. With an improved Blaine Gabbert, a young stud in Blackmon and MJD out of his way this could be the season Jennings breaks out.

3. Stevan Ridley- Like Jennings, Ridley suffers from being behind a talented RB that overshadows him, fortunately for Ridley he has taken over the starting gig after Benjarvus Green-Ellis departed to Cincinatti. Green-Ellis lead the Patriots last season with 667 yards rushing and 11 TDs in the regular season, while Ridley ran for 441 yards and a TD on less then half as many carries which is evident by his 5.1 YPC compared to Green-Ellis's 3.7. Like the rest of my sleeper RBs Ridley benefits from a pass happy offense which consists of Tom Brady and about 500 Tight Ends and Wide Receivers, So in his first year as a number 1 runningback expect great things.

4. Cedric Benson- In my opinion Benson should be taken higher but is usually available later on. Benson will also benefit from an elite passing attack which is a reocurring theme here. The last 3 seasons Benson has rushed for over 1,000 yards and at least 6 TDs. In his debut as a Packer he faced off against his old team carrying the ball 6 times for 38 yards and averaging 6.3 YPC and having a lone reception for 10 yards. If this is a preview of what's to come then Benson could be a great late round steal.

5. Jonathon Dwyer- With both Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman battling injuries that leaves an opening at runningback, and Jonathon Dwyer should shine. So far this preseason Dwyer has liiked unstoppable rushing 10 times for 83 yards and a whopping 8.3 yards per carry. When the regular season begins and his workload is heavied I expect his YPC to decrease but still have an excellent season and turn a few heads. This is my first ever fantasy football post, let me know what you think. I will be doing more soon, next up is fantasy wide receivers.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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