Redskins RB Tim Hightower is the most complete running ...

Washington Times - [Full Article]

Redskins RB Tim Hightower is the most complete running back on the roster, and he’s positioned to be the starter if he’s fully fit.

Hightower was limited in minicamp last month. Now that he’s more than eight months removed from ligament reconstruction surgery, coaches could ease him back into a full workload as camp progresses and have him ready for the regular season.

He is adept at diagnosing cutback lanes in the zone scheme, and he excelled last season at squaring his shoulders to the line of scrimmage and bursting upfield. There’s not much wasted movement. He finishes runs powerfully. And although his pass blocking can be inconsistent, he’s better than second-year backs Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster.

Fantasy Impact: 

The article states Helu is better suited for third downs and that Royster would also be in the mix for carries. We currently have Helu ranked 29th among our RBs with Hightower further down at 57. It's a situation to monitor, but it's also looking like it could be one to avoid as it may be a guessing game who gets the most carries and work week-to-week.

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