GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:I hate to say it but it looks like Benson is going to get more reps. In the patriots game he played several series and was left in when the bears got near the goaline. I wouldnt be surprised at all to see Benson getting 15 or so carries a game.
Chicago never takes the RB out when they get near the goalline. It wasn't a typical vulture situation like NYG and Dallas, where TJ ran it to the redzone and Benson finished it off. It just happened that Benson was the one who started that series, so he got to finish.
Frankly, I'm not all too certain Benson will get more carries just to rest TJ. If anything, he'll get more carries in mop up duties because Chicago's remaining schedule is pretty good for RBs. TJ hasn't really been overworked either, since Chicago had problems running the ball early in the season and got away from the run pretty quickly then. Only since after their bye has TJ consistently gotten a large amount of carries.
Benson may turn out to be a great thing to have on your bench, but I really don't see Chicago resting their starters in weeks 15 and 16. I'd say if you have the bench space, he's could be worth a flier, but there are other committee backs that are more reliable.