Funny how I was able to pick up Eddie George for nothing in two of my leagues. Yet as soon as it becomes known guys like Moe Williams or Chester Taylor MAY pick up some significant playing time, they get swept up.
As fantasy footballers, we're enamoured with the unkown quantity. We love to take a shot at a guy who has done nothing in the NFL but maybe, just maybe, will be the next Priest or Marshall or Moss.
Consider, if it's a running back you're after specifically, that you could take a chance on a guy like Moe or Chester, who may be the starter for their respective teams for a few weeks, or you could go with an Eddie George (check those free agent wires), who WILL be the starter for the next 8 weeks in Dallas, barring an injury.
And what about The Bus? Jerome Bettis has two multiple-TD games this year. He'll never get you any yardage, but I'd sooner plug him into my lineup than I would many of the back-ups or carry-splitters that are suiting up in my fantasy leagues.