In a season in which quite a few running backs angered fantasy owners, be it by season-ending injury (Jamaal Charles, Fred Jackson), alarming inconsistency (Chris Johnson) or sheer video game cover status (Peyton Hillis), there were plenty of good things, as well. Half of the top 10 running backs from draft day managed to finish the season among the top 10 scorers at the position. A pass-catching saint -- or is that Saint? -- started fast and kept on going. A veteran Seahawk flew to his greatest heights. A pair of Bushes powered their way to successful campaigns.
Of course, owners who didn't win their fantasy leagues will point to the negative, but overall it was pretty much status quo at running back. They fill the first round of drafts every season; we preach adding depth and, when applicable, handcuffing backups; and the wise owner who watches the waiver wire and reacts is often the one smiling in the end. Stuff happens, and, now that we're deep into January, it's time to keep wrapping it all up and look ahead. Last week, quarterbacks were covered. Next week, it's wide receivers. Today, it's the position we love and hate, running backs.
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