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HOW THEY RUN
Nobody returns a more productive tandem than DeAngelo Williams, 26, and Jonathan Stewart, 22, who split carries 60-40 last year, combining for 2,351 yards and 28 scores. Williams will reprise his role as the lead back and will again share snaps with his rising running mate, but don't fret. Only the Ravens and the Falcons called a higher percentage of rushing plays in 2008, and there will be plenty of carries to go around.
Holes are opened by a line that responded to a near-complete overhaul last summer to rise from 14th in rushing in '07 to third last year. All five starters who paved a path to 30 rushing scores—six more than any other unit—return.
HOW THEY PASS
Despite the five picks Jake Delhomme tossed against the Cardinals in the NFC divisional playoff, the front office showed confidence in the quarterback by signing him to a five-year, $42.5 million extension. Yet even with perennial Pro Bowl receiver Steve Smith and steady flanker Muhsin Muhammad at his disposal, Delhomme is far too mistake-prone to rely on for the weekly fantasy grind.
The remaining receivers and tight ends aren't skilled or productive enough to be more than waiver-wire fodder, except in the deepest of fantasy leagues. Likewise, journeyman backup quarterback Josh McCown can be ignored.