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FFL Outlook: RBs

1/11/2006

We continue our look back at the 2005 season and ahead to 2006 with an overview of the all-important running back position. This past year, a trio of superstars gained clear separation from the rest of the pack, and there were many big disappointments that seem to create more uncertainty as we start to prepare for next season.

2005 In Review: The Awards

RB of the Year: 23 percent of ESPN fantasy players who chose Shaun Alexander with their first pick won their league championships in 2005. Alexander's Gary Carter-like pursuit of individual attention seems to propel him to high levels. Clearly motivated to seek the rushing title and the NFL MVP Award, Alexander carried many fantasy teams to glory while he made a push for more glory and a new contract.