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June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012

Running Backs

Unwanted last summer, Smith returned to fantasy relevance with a 140-yard effort against Carolina last November. He provides depth to a backfield rich in talent but short on experience and durability. Don't forget him as the calendar turns to October and November because Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure both have had trouble staying off the injury report.

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63 Lance BALL BRONCOS TIER: 6

AGE: 27 BYE WEEK: 7 AUCTION: $0

The only Bronco back who has experience playing with Peyton Manning (in 2008), Ball was re-signed this spring. He's projected to be a special teams player who provides depth in the backfield, but with Willis McGahee's advanced age and rookie Ronnie Hillman learning the scheme, there's a chance Ball will be worth a free-agent fantasy pickup sometime in the fall.

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64 Dion LEWIS EAGLES TIER: 6

AGE: 21 BYE WEEK: 7 AUCTION: $0

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