It’s early but it might be safe to say, keep away from these 5 running backs in your fantasy draft this coming season and it’s probably a good bet you can stay away from them on your daily fantasy football teams.
Reggie Bush(Detroit Lions) – He was a big disappoint in 2014 as Joique Bell jumped him on the depth chart and took most of his carries. Bush battled injuries throughout the season as he did for most of his career. He appeared in only 11 games and he rushed 76 times for 297 yards and had only 2 rushing touchdowns. Bush only had one rush that went more then 20 yards. He didn’t help with your fantasy team this past season and it doesn’t appear he will do much for your fantasy team next season.
C.J. Spiller(Buffalo Bills) – Spiller like Bush battled injuries all season long appearing in only 9 games. He was expected to have a big season but ended up not even having one rushing touchdown. He rushed 78 times for 300 yards. Looks like C.J. Spiller can no longer stay healthy for an entire season and a fantasy draft pick on him would just be a waste.
Doug Martin(Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Martin has been a major disappoint after a breakout rookie season in 2012 that saw him rush for 1400 yards and score 11 touchdowns. Martin like the others in this list did not play a full season. Injuries kept him available for only 11 games. He rushed 134 times for 494 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. He is no longer that fresh rookie that we saw in 2012 as the NFL in just 3 seasons has taken its toll on him.
Knowshon Moreno(Miami Dolphins) – Moreno has only played a full season twice in his 6 year career. The Miami Dolphins and fantasy football owners expected big things from Moreno after coming off a year where he played a full 16 games and rushed for over 1000 yards and had 10 rushing touchdowns. He quickly got injured and didn’t make it past three games. He showed promise in the first game of the season but then suffered injuries that kept him out for the season. Moreno is another injury prone running back not worth a fantasy draft pick.
The common theme here is to stay away from injury prone running backs as they will get injured and rarely are they able to play a full season.