Pettine: Browns 'have to be running back by committee'

Cleveland Plain Dealer - [Full Article]

Key quote from Browns HC Mike Pettine: "I think in the AFC North, you have to be running back by committee. You'd like to have a guy that can carry most of the load, but also be able to alternate guys ... you've got to be able to get fresh legs out there."

Fantasy Impact: 

Tate wants to be a feature back and he'll have his chance in Cleveland, provided he can hold off West. Tate has averaged 4.7 YPC in his career and has touched the ball at least 15 times in 13 career games, averaging 94.5 yards and 0.54 TD in the process. That equates to 12.7 fantasy points, which is about what Chris Johnson averaged as the #9 RB in 2013. Touchdowns are going to be tougher to come by in Cleveland than they were in Houston, the rookie is nipping at his heels. Keep in mind that in addition to missing the entire 2010 season due to a broken ankle, he has missed eight other games in his career. Durability is a big concern.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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