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June 28, 2012
1. Ray RICE
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June 28, 2012

Running Backs

[SLEEPER PICK] Coordinator Jay Gruden says that he wants a running-back-by-committee. That's not new to Green-Ellis, who comes from New England's time-share. But who else will form the committee? Bernard Scott and Brian Leonard are part-time backs. At worst, BJGE will be an early-down runner who will also get goal line carries for an improving offense. At best, he'll be a new fantasy tiger.

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21 Roy HELU REDSKINS TIER: 3

AGE: 23 BYE WEEK: 10 AUCTION: $7

[ON THE RISE] Helu excelled in five starts as a rookie, averaging 85.6 rushing yards. He's now the team's "lead" back—remember, this is still a Mike Shanahan offense—over Tim Hightower and Evan Royster. Helu's impressive pass-catching skills (he averaged 44.6 receiving yards in his starts) will make him both helpful to his rookie quarterback and a sneaky pick as an RB2.

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22 Doug MARTIN BUCCANEERS TIER: 3

AGE: 23 BYE WEEK: 5 AUCTION: $7

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