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Run 'N' Shoot: Who's Getting the Goal-Line Looks?

Mark Stopa

Mark Stopa

Mark Stopa has been sharing his fantasy insights for Rotowire since 2007. Mark is the 2010 and 2012 Staff Picks champion (eat your heart out, Chris Liss) and won Rotowire's 14-team Staff League II in consecutive seasons. He roots for the Bills and has season tickets on the second row, press level to the Rays.

I've always thought Matt Forte wasn't a good goal-line back (hence Michael Bush being used in that role in recent years), so when I started hearing buzz that Forte is going to get goal-line carries under new coach Marc Trestman, it got me looking at some stats. Back in 2009, Forte had 29 goal-line carries, including 16 from inside the five, yet had just four rushing TDs. Four! That's truly pathetic, and undoubtedly explains why Forte's goal-line carries have decreased each year since. The sample size of Forte's suckitude on the goal line is large, so I can't help but think Trestman will learn this lesson the hard way.

Anyway, the Forte buzz got me thinking about which running backs get consistent goal-line looks. That's what you want from a fantasy running back, right? Blazing speed is sexy, and receptions are nice in PPR, but nothing creates monster fantasy seasons like a boatload of goal-line TDs.

Here's a list of some top running backs, not in the or

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