The start of the 2012-13 NFL season is quickly approaching and fantasy football owners are putting the final touches on their draft boards. Running backs used to be the key to winning a league title, but with the passing game taking over the game, owners are now looking at other positions first.
Running backs are still a key element to the game and having good depth is necessary. Here is some late round steals and sleepers for the upcoming season.
Rashad Jennings is now the starting back in Jacksonville and if Maurice Jones-Drew continues his holdout, Jennings could put up some big numbers for the Jaguars and owners who take the young running back. Jennings has averaged 5.4 yards per carry in his career and is a decent receiver out of the backfield, making him a good choice in the later rounds of the draft.
Ryan Williams was on this list last year, but a knee injury cost the youngster his first season in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals are looking for a running back to step up and Williams has played well enough this preseason to take over the starting job and rushing for 1,000+ yards is not out of the question.
Fantasy football owners must adjust their rosters weekly and having good depth allows for better points. Scanning the injury reports can also lead to acquiring some good players and is a must each week if an owner wants to hoist that league trophy and the end of the year.