Why Ray Rice's role was reduced 

December, 30, 2013
12/30/13
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One of the big concerns heading into the 2013 fantasy football campaign was whether Ray Rice would remain an elite running back, worthy of a first-round draft pick. There were a number of risks involved. Rice's production already had dipped 447 yards from '11 to '12. He had 1,527 career touches worth of wear and tear. And Bernard Pierce appeared to be capable of pushing Rice for touches.