10 running backs you don’t want on your fantasy team

Running backs want the ball.  They need the ball.  But if they get the ball, you probably don’t want them.  At not your fantasy team.

If you’re going to build a competitor and want to follow the advice of our Twitsperation here, you’ll want to avoid backs who get the ball a lot.

*To be fair, he’s probably talking about preseason carries – but it’s our Twitsperation nonetheless.

1) Arian Foster

By AJ Guel (originally posted to Flickr as Arian  Foster) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By AJ Guel (originally posted to Flickr as Arian Foster) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

He led the league in rushing attempts last season.  All that did was help the Houston Texans into the playoffs for the second-consecutive year.

2) Adrian Peterson

By Arvee5.0 [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Arvee5.0 [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Peterson had probably the best post-knee surgery season in the history of the league.  And he came pretty close to breaking the single-season rushing yards record.  All because of those damn carries.

3) Alfred Morris

Courtesy QuickMeme

Courtesy QuickMeme

Yeah, you lost.  How could you know though.

4) Doug Martin

By Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Yes, that is a picture from the Pro Bowl.  You know what that means.  He’s terrible.

5) Marshawn Lynch

Remember when he did this?  Maybe he needs a lot of carries after all.

6) Stevan Ridley

By Jeffrey Beall (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Jeffrey Beall (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

If he looks sad, it’s only because he didn’t get the ball.

7) Jamaal Charles

By Jeffrey Beall (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Jeffrey Beall (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

If only he weren’t THE reason Chiefs fans came to the games.

8) BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Numerous examples here of why he probably shouldn’t get a lot of carries.

9) Shonn Greene

By Marianne O'Leary [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Marianne O’Leary [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

He couldn’t even get the Jets to the playoffs.  What?  Don’t blame Mark Sanchez and Rex Ryan!

10) Chris Johnson

By AJ Guel (originally posted to Flickr as Chris  Johnson) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By AJ Guel (originally posted to Flickr as Chris Johnson) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

He doesn’t even need a chair.

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