Sneaky fantasy pickups entering Week 3
September, 23, 2011
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
Fullbacks might not be all the rage in the statistics-happy NFL, but certainly a few of them matter, from Mike Tolbert in San Diego to John Kuhn stealing the occasional touchdown in Green Bay. The wide Peyton Hillis was a fullback at the start of camp last season, and we all saw how that turned out. The point is, while most fullbacks are asked to simply block -- hello Vonta Leach -- on occasion circumstances align and carries come their way.
The Kansas City Chiefs are a mess so far, having lost multiple key players to knee injuries. We've talked all week about veteran Thomas Jones and quick Dexter McCluster filling in for Jamaal Charles and handling the rushing load. Well, as we get to yet another Friday edition of the sneaky pickup blog, here's another name to watch, and he's the team's fullback: Le'Ron McClain.