It took what....all of 3 days for Hearst to hold off Barlow for the starting nod? That has to hurt Barlow's value, and barring Hearst injury he's not at all Portis-ish this year.
49ers: Hearst holding off Barlow
by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Monday, July 28, 2003
According to the Associated Press, both Garrison Hearst and Kevan Barlow have looked good in training camp. It appears as if Hearst will be the starter once again, but Barlow's role will increase. "Right now, we're just going to continue where it left off,'' Niners running backs coach Tim Lappano said. "But we're definitely going to get Kevan in the football game a little bit more. He needs a few more touches than he had a year ago, and we'll see what happens. He's definitely a playmaker, and you've got to get your best guys the ball."
Sadly, it sounds like one of them has to get hurt for this backfield to style fantasy owners. Obviously, we aren't cheering for that, so all we can tell you is to prioritize other teams when looking for a running back. All that said, Barlow is a nice sleeper.
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