There is no better position for suddenly creating fantasy stars than running back. Thanks to injury or promotion, a handful of running backs get a shot to start each year. They instantly become fantasy difference-makers who were sitting idly on your roster or the league waiver wire. These are what fantasy dreams are made of. Last year, several vaulted into a starting role and became sleepers, such as Devonta Freeman, Danny Woodhead, DeAngelo Williams and David Johnson — players now in the upper tiers of fantasy running backs. After drafting your starting lineup, there’s no better investment than mining for the next surprise stud. Consider these backs as the best positioned to become “The New
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sustained a "significant" left knee injury during a non-contact play at practice on Tuesday. The Vikings immediately stopped practice after 25 minutes and asked reporters to leave the field while medical personnel tended to Bridgewater. An ambulance drove onto the field at Winter Park for the 23-year-old Bridgewater, who was sedated and undergoing an MRI exam, according to Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer.
The Arizona Cardinals lost another preseason game, but more significantly, lost one of the three players who were vying to start at cornerback opposite All-Pro Patrick Peterson. ''The same guys are battling it out,'' coach Bruce Arians said. The other player in the mix, Mike Jenkins, is out for the season after tearing an ACL in the Cardinals' 34-24 loss at Houston on Sunday.