Fantasy Philosophy – Deciphering the Patriots Backfield

The Patriots' backfield is an enigma from week to week. Joe Bussell tries to decipher Bill Belichick's code of running backs.

| 4 years ago
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Fantasy Philosophy – Deciphering the Patriots Backfield

shane vereen Bill Belichick is a fantasy manager’s worse nightmare. From week to week it seems almost impossible to understand how he and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will manage their personnel. One week the Patriots will feature a specific running back and then the next he will all but disappear from the box score. It’s frustrating as an owner of multiple New England running backs in separate leagues.

The recent addition of Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley’s fumbling issues are now contributing to a true committee approach by the Patriots. There are four running backs sharing the load in different capacities. However, unlocking the code to these guys and projecting their production isn’t completely indecipherable.

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