2010 fantasy football draft guide: running back RB comeback players. Welcome to the 2010 fantasy football season! Here are my top 3 running back RB comeback players to begin the 2010 fantasy football season. Comeback player selections are based on a standard mixed NFC/AFC single season redraft fantasy football league for the 2010 season. Running back RB comeback player selections are based on players who have the ability to once again be a solid fantasy football quarterback option in fantasy football leagues for the 2010 season. For additional fantasy football rankings and draft tools, check out my Blog at Hawk Fantasy Sports.
Running Back (RB) Comeback Players
Steve Slaton – Hou
While there is no denying that Slaton was a gigantic bust in fantasy football leagues last season, I honestly do not understand why so many people are writing him off entering the 2010 season. However I hope those of you writing him off are in my fantasy league this season. With that said, Slaton endured a neck injury last season which limited him to just 11 games, and yet he still managed to rack up 7 total touchdowns and 854 total yards. Not exactly great numbers I know, but when you compare those stats to Reggie Bush, Slaton outperforms Bush. So if Reggie Bush can be ranked as a top 25 fantasy football running back entering the 2010 season, then there is no reason why Slaton should be ranked after a top 40 RB option entering the 2010 season. Just saying. A comeback season is very possible for Slaton, and best of all, he won’t cost you a high draft pick either.
Marion Barber – Dal
Back to back seasons of 7 rushing touchdown in 2008 and 2009 are not encouraging for Barber and fantasy football teams, but I am still on Barbers’ bandwagon and expecting a return to the 10 plus touchdown realm during the 2010 season. Yes, Felix Jones will steal carries and rushing yards, and Jason Witten is a definite competition for goal line looks, but when it comes down to it, the Cowboys offense should be plenty good enough to score a lot of points this season, and I fully expect Barber to be given the ball on the goal line. Expecting a return to the 10 plus touchdown world is very much in sight for Barber during the 2010 season.
Kevin Smith – Det
Smith’s torn ACL is definitely a concern for fantasy football teams heading into the 2010 season, and Jahvid Best’s addition to the Lions offense doesn’t really help Smith’s fantasy value either. Unless of course this means Smith will receive less pounding while splitting some carries with Best, and Smith receives the goal line work. Remember, Smith has excellent pass catching ability too which boosts his value as well. If you can afford to use a roster spot to store Smith, then your team could be rewarded nicely with a solid second half of the season from Smith. As a late round flyer pick who is often taken after the top 50 RBs selected in fantasy football drafts to begin the 2010 season, Smith who is still very young at just age 23, has plenty of upside to make a quick full recovery and make a significant fantasy contribution down the stretch in fantasy football leagues this season.