Stock Watch: Running backs
April, 24, 2014
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Reinhold MatayDoug Martin hopes to return to his 2012 form, when he totaled 1,926 yards from scrimmage and 12 TDs.
More than a few free-agent running backs found new homes this offseason and figure to start with their new clubs, but is it enough to simply assume fantasy stock has risen for those fellows? As you’ll see below, this week’s version of the offseason stock watch looks at running backs -- last week it was quarterbacks, next week it’s wide receivers! -- and features a large portion of transplanted veterans, but a few of those guys might be able to contribute to the level fantasy owners expect.
Of course, it should be noted that the offseason is far from over. The pending NFL draft could certainly alter stock, as well. Until we actually know where the intriguing college players will land -- and even the ones we might not find interesting today -- it’s understandable to reserve some judgment. That’s fine, as we’ll just have to update the stock watch later in the summer!