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Fantasy football and the Titans: Running backs

Which running back do you want on your team?

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The Titans backfield is very confusing.  You have 4 guys- Bishop Sankey, David Cobb, Dexter McCluster and Antonio Andrews- that will all be in the mix to get carries.  This regime obviously likes Sankey.  They made him the first running back selected in the 2014 draft.  His first year was underwhelming, but Barry Sanders would have had trouble running behind the Titans offensive line at the end of the year.

Now, I am not comparing Sankey to the greatest running back of all time.  What I am saying is that it is unfair to judge Sankey on last year.  Lambert broke down some of Sankey's carries from last year and came away thinking Sankey can be a productive running back in the NFL.

Andrews is a bit of a wild card here.  He made the team as an undrafted free agent last year and impressed the coaching staff early in camp.  The team spent a draft pick on Cobb,  so Andrews will have to be significantly better to get carries ahead of him.  That is going to be something to keep an eye on in the preseason.

McCluster was used primarily as a running back last year.  That was a mistake.  Hopefully the will find a way to use him this year that actually puts him in some match-ups that he can exploit.

Sankey is going to get the first shot here.  He is the guy to draft for fantasy purposes, but the only way to get him at a value would be to get him in the back half of your draft.