He has the one-cut running style Mike Shanahan likes, and he averaged 4.8 yards a rush last year behind a leaky line in Arizona. I think he wins the job in Washington and gains 1,100 yards.
2 Ryan WILLIAMS
CARDINALS ROUND 8
You should take him with the full understanding that he might not beat out Beanie Wells. But it's worth the risk because there's no doubt in my mind that he's better than Wells.
3 BenJarvus GREEN-ELLIS
PATRIOTS ROUND 8
The main problem with Green-Ellis, who must be one of the few running backs to have gained at least 1,700 career yards at two FBS programs (Indiana and Ole Miss), is that he's going to rush for 88 yards and a touchdown one week, 13 yards and zero touchdowns the next. In other words, never hitch your wagon to a Patriots running back in fantasy football, though this guy is the closest New England (which will be running out the clock in four or five games this year) has to an every-down running back.
4 Mike TOLBERT
CHARGERS ROUND 9
The strange case of starter Ryan Mathews continues. He showed up for camp in less than great shape. This, like the Williams pick, is fraught with risk. I just think you're smart in rounds 9 and 10 to take a chance on Tolbert, a running back with whom you've got a 35% chance of hitting a home run.