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Please! For the sake of fantasy owners... just pick a Running Back!

It isn’t easy being a fantasy football owner. In reality, all we’re looking for is a little consistency. Sure, the ubiquitous lineup tinkering makes the fantasy game something we come back for every season. But if an NFL coaching staff can’t make a decision, how are we as fantasy owners supposed to? I’m looking at you Tampa Bay, Minnesota and Cleveland.

Let’s start with Tampa Bay, where it’s been a carousel even Busch Gardens owners are jealous of. First, it was Doug Martin, then Bobby Rainey filled in, then Martin came back, now it’s Rainey again, with whispers of Charles Sims and Mike James. Will this turn into a four-headed running attack? Please no.

Next up, the Vikings. Yes, the Adrian Peterson suspension changed everything. It forced us to actually fill that RB1 spot occupied by AP for all but one week in the fantasy regular season. So, we went out and got Matt Asiata, who gave us four touchdowns in three weeks. Enter Jerick McKinnon, who took over the feature back role, but hasn’t scored a touchdown all year. Matt Asiata usurps three trips to the house again in Week 9! Really?

Finally, in Cleveland, perhaps the most frustrating fantasy backfield of all. Ben Tate, Isaiah Crowell, Terrence West, Tate, West, Crowell, West, AHHHH! How many games have these three guys lost to injury this year? Three. That’s it. Between all of them. Why don’t we have a lead back, or at least a commitment to an RBBC? All three have been active for the past three weeks, yet we still don’t know who to plug into our flex position.

Please, make a decision! Because I can’t make mine, until you make yours.