Fantasy Football: 2011 NFC West Running Backs

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Frank Gore headlines the running back scene in the NFC West, but he has some pretty serious injury concerns. He has missed nine games over the past three years, and didn’t reach 250 carries in any of those seasons. While he is very active in the receiving game averaging 51 catches per season over the past five years, he only has 32 rushing touchdowns over that stretch. He brings the average just over eight total touchdowns a year over that stretch thanks to his receiving scores, but he is a low end RB1 in non-PPR leagues and a middle of the pack RB1 in PPR leagues. Anthony Dixon and Kendall Hunter will battle for handcuff duties, but neither present much fantasy value as long as Gore remains healthy.
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Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 9

NFL Pre-Season “Heroes and Zeroes”: Week 1

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For the rest of the NFL Pre-season, I will be looking at the best and worst performances each week, hence “zeroes and heroes.” For the “heroes,” I won’t be naming off superstars. Instead, they will be surprises, think closer to the roster-bubble type guys.

For each player, I will look at their performance that week, the impact on their future, and also the fantasy impact.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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