Cadillac Williams is 28, has had two major knee surgeries in three years and could use a rest.
So the Bucs' running back will begin to split carries with Kareem Huggins and rookie LeGarrette Blount beginning this week at Cincinnati, according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson.
Williams has 55 carries for 139 yards this season, a 2.5-yard average that is among the worst in the NFL among starting running backs.
Huggins, a second-year pro from Hofstra who led the Bucs in rushing during the preseason, has missed the last two games with a groin strain. Blount, the former Oregon star who was claimed off waivers from Tennessee last month, made his debut two weeks ago against Pittsburgh and carried six times for 27 yards and a touchdown.
Olson said it's important for Huggins and Blount to share the rushing workload with Williams moving forward.
This gives us some more info at least: Huggins a passing situation back and Blount in short yardage and goal line situations. In the fantasy world, though, 3 is never better than 1 when it comes to running backs...