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How long can Betts retain fantasy relevancy after a surprise '06 season when he filled in for an injured Clinton Portis? Judging by his performance the last two years, the clock may have run out. Betts was an ineffective fill-in for Portis last year and will be 30 years old before the '09 season. He is nothing more than late-round insurance for Portis owners.
70 Michael BUSH
Bush is probably Oakland's best pure athlete (he was a QB in high school), and a scary-good threat every Sunday even with minimal touches in Oakland's crowded backfield. Just ask the Chargers (128 yards in Week 4) and the Bucs (183 yards, two TDs in Week 17). If Bush, who was the subject of off-season trade rumors, is still in Oakland at the end of August, pass. If not, grab him.
71 Mewelde MOORE
[ON THE DECLINE] Moore is Pittsburgh's most well-rounded back, a threat as a receiver and the team's best pass protector, making him a lock to retain third-down duties. But the backfield is getting crowded. Moore had a lot of value as a feature back when Willie Parker went down last season, but if Parker were to get injured this year, Moore would likely have to split time with Rashard Mendenhall.
72 Dominic RHODES
At Buffalo's news conference to introduce his signing, Rhodes said, "I don't go anywhere to sit on the bench." Good luck with that, Dominic. Indy, which badly needed backfield help, didn't try to keep this aging also-ran, so now he's the Bills' backup to the backup. He'll see some action during Marshawn Lynch's suspension, but, with Fred Jackson locked in at No. 2, he's iffy after that.
73 Lorenzo BOOKER
Acquired in a trade from Miami last year, Booker was a huge disappointment for a team that needed him to be a young, quick, pass-catching back to relieve Brian Westbrook. The Eagles acknowledged their mistake by drafting the young, quick, pass-catching LeSean McCoy to spell Westbrook, leaving Booker as the odd back out. Avoid at all costs.
74 Correll BUCKHALTER