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Fantasy Magic 8 Ball: The Titans Running Game

This sort of thing is usually simple. Tennessee Titans. Feature back. Lock.

Eddie George.
Chris Johnson

. Take the guy, wind up the key on his back, hand him the ball and let him go – 1,000-plus yards.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

So, now here comes
Bishop Sankey

. Next verse, same as the first – right?

*Shakes Fantasy Magic 8 Ball*

Yes, yes. Of course, it’s all here. The strong offensive line. The, well … “sufficient” passing game.
Shonn Greene

is coming off an injury and was never really considered to be a true competitor.
Dexter McCluster

will be a versatile player who will complement the offense, but never be an every down back.
Jackie Battle

, the aging veteran, is a solid blocker but no threat to Sankey in the least.

BUT …what’s this blur in the Fantasy Magic 8 Ball’s window?

I’ve covered all the names in every article written about the Titans running game.

Everyone else has already proclaimed what a great value Sankey will be for the Titans.

Wait!

Here it is … it says … Antonio … Andrews.


Antonio Andrews

?

The undrafted rookie from Western Kentucky?

No running back from Western Kentucky could ever compete at the NFL level! Eh? What’s that? Oh, ‘the Ball’ said
Bobby Rainey

was the feature back before Andrews.

But Sankey was the No. 4 rusher in the nation last year. In the nation! Oh. ‘The Ball’ just said that Andrews was No. 7 on that same list. And, while Sankey has been finishing up his classes, it has been Andrews running on the first team in organized team activities.


Bishop Sankey

is practically the exact same size and cut of back as
Chris Johnson

, just not quite as fast. A smaller size back along the likes of
Jamaal Charles

and
Andre Ellington

. But
Antonio Andrews

is a bit of a larger model, more similar to the cut of
Matt Forte

,
Adrian Peterson

and
Eddie Lacy

.

Interesting. Andrews could still be someone who gets cut given the specialty functions of the other backs on the team. But if he’s not – his physical characteristics and talents are in direct competition with Sankey. And if Sankey were to struggle early in the season or suffer some injury setbacks while Greene is still a bit gimpish, the Fantasy Magic 8 Ball says
Antonio Andrews

may be the dynasty league name everyone is talking about.

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