A look at the NFC East running backs

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Matt Mosley took a look at the NFC East running backs:

I think the Cowboys will have the best unit if Marion Barber and his leaner frame can stave off injuries.

I have the Giants and Eagles neck and neck at running back. Ahmad Bradshaw's going to be the X factor because he has the potential to be a dominant back. But there are questions about his durability after watching him hobble around in protective boots last season.

If Bradshaw's truly 100 percent, he's capable of being the best running back in the division. Seriously. I think some of us have forgotten those carries during the Giants' playoff run.

Fantasy Impact: 

We all know that Washington's trio of Willie Parker, Larry Johnson and Clinton Portis is an aging group, but Mosley thinks Dallas has the best unit with the Eagles and Giants about even. "Units" don't do much for us fantasy owners, but quite honestly all four NFC East teams don't seem to have a standout fantasy stud that's going to carry the load. He could very well be right about Bradshaw, who when healthy is probably the best of the bunch. Brandon Jacobs had his struggles last year and didn't even get goal line carries a lot of times. Hopefully at some point before the season, roles will be set for all of these backs to give us some fantasy sense.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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