Tyson Q's: Fantasy Football Corner

Finding a breakout player late in the draft is rarely an easy task. One of the best places to find true gems is behind aging running backs. Often named the starters to begin the season, older running backs quickly find their way to the bench. This week Tyson Q's fantasy football corner reviews second stringers with a chance to make a first string impact on fantasy squads across the nation.

James Davis:

Drafted out of Clemson in the 6th round, Davis was basically off the radar until his recent performance against the Detroit Lions. Davis cruised to 116 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Even though he is currently listed as third on the depth chart, he is the leading candidate to spell Jamal Lewis. Lewis has virtually no tread left on his tires. Davis' main competition is Jerome Harrison, who is not an ideal choice for every-down duties. Fantasy managers in search of a low budget option with high potential should look long and hard at Davis.

Darren Sproles:

The shifty back from San Diego has an opportunity to be the heir apparent to the greatest back in San Diego Chargers history. Ladainian Tomlinson is one tough act to follow, but Sproles ability to channel a poor man's Barry Sanders could help ease that transition. Last season Sproles proved to be a mild triple threat, contributing 330 yards rushing, 342 yards receiving, 1,625 return yards and seven total touchdowns. If LT's best days are behind him, Sproles could be a valuable asset.

Glen Coffee:

Frank Gore has only participated in one full NFL season since he entered the league in 2005. Gore's penchant for injuries could lead to a wealth of playing time for rookie standout Glen Coffee. As a product of Alabama, Coffee rushed for over 1,300 yards in his final season. Coffee then put on an impressive display against the Oakland Raiders in second preseason game. The young running back unloaded for 129 yards on only 16 carries. If Gore faces in more injuries, Coffee could fill a huge void with a surprising rookie campaign.

Leon Washington:

Trapped behind Thomas Jones, Washington has been underused during his NFL career. He is a lighting fast back, with breakout speed, and an ability to find the end zone. At only 5'8" 195 lbs, his size has been his biggest competition. The Jets have yet to address his issue with his current contract and playing with a chip on his shoulder should only increase his production. Thomas Jones is clearly on the downside of his career after just recently turning 31 years old. If Jones' creaking knees can't hold up for another season, Washington will be able to pick up the slack and maybe even add some punch to the offense.

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