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East Coast Offense: The Collapse of the Running Back Position

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

The Collapse of the Running Back Position And Its Implications

Last week I wrote that fantasy football's gotten harder. By that I didn't mean it's harder to win your league - obviously your league is only as hard to win as the competition level and the number of owners in it, no matter what the format. I meant it's harder work to manage your team than it used to be.

But one thing that's gotten easier is making up for a bad draft or - put differently - your draft means less than it used to for many of the reasons I enumerated last week.

This year might be especially that way given how many of the first and second-round running backs have been busts this year. Let's take a look:

Doug Martin, Trent Richardson, C.J. Spiller, Ray Rice, Chris Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew, David Wilson, Steven Jackson and Stevan Ridley have been big disappointments so far this year. Aria

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