Put me in the camp of not believing in drafting handcuffs. I think you should always draft for production and only in deep leagues worry about taking your RBs backup.
Having said that, these are the guys who I would consider as late round
: I fully expect Michael Turner to be a top 10 guy this year. But Norwood will still get the touches to make him a good value late in the draft and if Turner has problems getting a full load he could break down at the end of the season during crunch time. Norwood will be a steal if this happens.Tim Hightower
: I don't think anybody that drafts Edge and *depends* on him to be a stable starter can do without drafting Hightower. I've read reports that expect him to share carries with Edge anyway. Be ahead of your league and grab this guy if you can.Lorenzo Booker
: I'm all but guarantying that he'd be the guy if Westbrook were to suffer a season ending injury. Sure, Buckhalter would be in the mix too, but I think the Eagles see Booker as the long term answer to an aging Westbrook.Kevin Jones
: I think most people see Forte as being the long term answer in Chicago. If Jones gets back to 100% health he's going to beat Forte out of a job without any question. And Lovie Smith isn't anywhere as loyal to his starters as people seem to think.Fred Jackson
: He did produce when Lynch was out last year and he can do it again.Kolby Smith
: I'll believe Larry Johnson is fully healthy when I see him put in another full season. Until then, I'm going to think he's been run into the ground and could be nicked up for the rest of his career.