The time to draft your fantasy football team is coming to an end with the start of the NFL regular season just a few days away, but with some recent trends there is last minute advice that can boost your team’s backfield and help you run your way to a league championship.
We all know the top running backs in the league that will be drafted early in round one — Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, Jamaal Charles — but there are a few options in the later rounds that are great options to add to your roster if you need running back depth and are running out of options.
Enter Detroit Lions back up Joique Bell and Washington Redskins back up Roy Helu Jr.
Neither of the players are RB 1 options, but they are key back ups that will get their fair share of important touchdowns that could give you the points that you need to squeak by.
Bell is the primary back up to Reggie Bush in Detroit, while Helu Jr. gets the honors of playing behind Alfred Morris.
With Bush expected to get the bulk of the carries in Detroit and some work as a receiving threat out of the option, he could need to head to the sidelines on multiple occasions during the game to catch his breath. If those carries inside of the twenty end up going to Bell, he could be the touchdown vulture that storms out of nowhere and gets you the much needed touchdowns.
With Helu, you never know who will break out in Washington with Mike Shanahan running the show.
Neither player may have the big names that you look for when you are skimming through the players and filling out your roster, but be sure to keep an eye out for Bell and Helu if you are need to select a running back later in your draft. You won’t be sorry.