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Double Trouble
Gene Menez
October 02, 2006
Sharing is fine on the playground, but it doesn't work in fantasy football, where the lack of a featured back drives owners crazy. Who will win these battles?
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October 02, 2006

Double Trouble

Sharing is fine on the playground, but it doesn't work in fantasy football, where the lack of a featured back drives owners crazy. Who will win these battles?

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THE DECISION This will continue to be a headache for fantasy owners, though Bush, because of his receiving ability, is the better choice.

BEARS
Thomas Jones vs. Cedric Benson

TALE OF THE TAPE What was in recent years a seesaw battle (first Jones, then Benson, then Jones) has turned in Jones's favor. He has almost three times as many carries (60 to 21) as Benson does this year and lost his job only temporarily after he skipped voluntary off-season workouts. Moreover, the Bears (3--0) are confident they can win with him.

THE DECISION Nothing suggests that Benson will significantly carve into Jones's touches, making Jones a valuable No. 2 fantasy back.

UP FOR GRABS

COLTS
Dominic Rhodes vs. Joseph Addai

TALE OF THE TAPE Although Addai, a rookie from LSU, has more yards per carry (4.7 to 2.6), Colts coach Tony Dungy is sticking to his plan to play him and Rhodes equally unless one catches fire. ( Rhodes, in fact, got 14 carries to Addai's three in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.) "There will be times when Dominic is really having a good game, and he may end up getting most of the work," Dungy says. "And there might be occasions when Joseph is more effective, and he'll see the ball more. But the bottom line is that they're both going to play."

THE DECISION Addai has shown more pop, but Dungy is adamant about playing both, thus maintaining their status as No. 2 fantasy running backs at best.

TITANS
Travis Henry vs. Chris Brown vs. LenDale White

TALE OF THE TAPE Coach Jeff Fisher has said he wants someone to emerge from this three-headed monster. Henry was the workhorse with 21 rushes in Week 3, while Brown sat out with a toe injury and White got just one carry.

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