RB Tim Hightower nearly benched for Ryan Torain

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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said that he's "got a lot of belief in Ryan Torain." He also said they were ready to pull Tim Hightower on Monday night because he kept slipping.

If Hightower did not produce or stay on his feet during Washington's third quarter touchdown drive, he would have been done and Torain would have been in.

Fantasy Impact: 

And once again, Mike Shanahan is making a mess of a backfield. Torain is supposed to be third on the depth chart behind Hightower and Roy Helu, but he's always been a Shanahan favorite. It's just further proof that Hightower could be bounced out of the lineup at some point. Torain is worth a speculative addition if you have deep rosters. Helu's stock drops slightly as a result of this news.

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