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

Running Backs

[INJURY-PRONE] His comeback from a torn Achilles last August is reason enough to look elsewhere, but now fantasy owners must consider his two marijuana possession arrests this off-season; Leshoure may have to serve a suspension. In time his talent—he was challenging Jahvid Best for the starter's role before the injury—could push him to the top of the depth chart, a productive place to be in this offense.

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71 Javon RINGER TITANS TIER: 6

AGE: 25 BYE WEEK: 11 AUCTION: $0

Chris Johnson's puzzling 2011 would have seemed a perfect time to expand Ringer's role, but Tennessee didn't give him a chance to shine while CJ2K struggled. Ringer reached double-digit carries just once and didn't score after Week 2. He continues to improve as a receiver, but unless Johnson goes down, Ringer is only a handcuff—and a poor one at that.

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72 James CASEY TEXANS TIER: 6

AGE: 27 BYE WEEK: 8 AUCTION: $0

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