OTHER BACKS TO WATCH
1 Rookie Leon Washington's 47-yard reception on Sunday
showed that he's the Jets' best option for a third-down back.
2 The Eagles' Correll Buckhalter is one Brian
Westbrook injury (an annual occurrence) away from the starting role.
3 The Redskins' Ladell Betts ran for 124 yards on
Sunday, and if Clinton Portis reinjures his shoulder, Betts is The Man.
4 The Giants have made Brandon Jacobs their goal line
guy. They just haven't run much near the goal line.
5 Behind Corey Dillon and Laurence Maroney, Kevin
Faulk gives the Pats a pass-catching threat out of the backfield.
6 Chester Taylor remains the Vikings' starter unless
he fumbles again, allowing Mewelde Moore additional playing time.
7 Why should you keep Bengals backup KENNY WATSON on
your radar (and not on your roster)? In case Rudi Johnson gets hurt. If that
happens, Watson becomes gold. Until then he's taking up a spot that could be
used by someone else on this list.
8 Michael Turner is the Chargers' version of Kenny Watson (insurance for
LaDainian Tomlinson) but with more carries.
9 New Steeler Najeh Davenport has been tagged for the
short-yardage duty that so far has been handled by Willie Parker.
10 Despite the presence of Cadillac Williams, the
Bucs' Mike Alstott, in his 11th year, still has a role as a goal line