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June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012

Running Backs

[ON THE RISE] The talk out of Atlanta is that the Quizz Show will get more airtime in 2012, as a way to capitalize on his ability in space but also to limit the punishment on 30-year-old Michael Turner. At 5' 6" and 196 pounds, Rodgers is not an every-down NFL back (remember, Jason Snelling is hanging around too), but he could be effective in stretches. He has much more value in PPR leagues.

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49 Felix JONES COWBOYS TIER: 5

AGE: 25 BYE WEEK: 5 AUCTION: $1

Fantasy-owner frustration with Jones reached an alltime high in 2011. The former first-rounder was expected to finally be the lead Cowboy, but instead he was outplayed by rookie DeMarco Murray and didn't produce until Murray got hurt. Jones's versatility and Murray's injury history make Jones a No. 2 back with some spice, but just be wary of gambling too high on this underachiever.

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50 Isaiah PEAD RAMS TIER: 5

AGE: 22 BYE WEEK: 9 AUCTION: $1

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