With preseason games now underway, time for part two of our 2012 Fantasy Football Preview. Last week, James Morris examined the quarterbacks. Now he profiles the running backs:
1) Arian Foster: We start with the #1 player that should be taken in any fantasy draft format. He isn’t without risk as the Texans lost veteran RT Eric Winston and RG Mike Brisiel in free agency, but the zone-blocking scheme should guarantee continued success.
The running back position is an interesting one. While the value of the franchise quarterback has increased exponentially in recent years, we’ve seen a bit of a shift as far as RB value goes. The term “dime a dozen” gets used a lot when discussing the guys that smash head-first into the trenches 20+ times a game. With so much emphasis on the passing game, teams are less and less likely to use high draft picks or big money on a RB, though there are some exceptions.
From the Fins:
- Coach Sparano talks about the importance that depth plays on a football team
- For a full multimedia preview of the Eagles-Dolphins game check out The Finsiders game preview
- Andy Kent of Dolphins.com says “two teams with identical records but on vastly different paths will meet Sunday afternoon at Sun Life Stadium”
- Hear from Andy Reid, Michael Vick and former Dolphin Ronnie Brown for an Eagles perspective
- ESPN.com AFC East blogger James Walker says “the Eagles have issues stopping the run” which could lead to a big day for Daniel Thomas
- David J.
The 4-8 Dolphins look to make it four in a row at Sun Life Stadium and try to win for the fifth time in their last six games as they welcome the Philadelphia Eagles (also 4-8) to Sun Life Stadium for the first time since 2003.
The Dolphins lead the all-time series against Philly 7-5, but the Birds have taken the last two (2007 in Philadelphia and 2003 in Miami).
Inside The Eagles-Dolphins Match-up
By: Alexander Alvarez
The Philadelphia Eagles will roll into Sun Life Stadium holding the same 4-8 record as the Miami Dolphins but the record for both these teams is only the beginning of the story. In the off-season one could have easily said the Eagles were Super Bowl contenders, snatching up free agents Ronnie Brown, Vince Young, Nmanmdi Asomugha, and receiving Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie via trade for Kevin Kolb, with all these moves and more the Eagles were early favorites to make it all the way to the Super Bowl but since then self-proclaimed “Dream Team” has had an up and down season that has a lot of people wondering if the focus this off season should have gone elsewhere.