Browns RB Edwin Baker poised to carry the load week 17


Browns RB Edwin Baker poised to carry the load week 17

Edwin Baker managed 64 yards on 17 carries in the week 16 loss to the Jets. RB Chris Ogbonnaya @ChrisOgbonnaya was limited to 2 carries and neither Fozzy Whitaker nor Willis McGahee touched the ball at all. Baker's 64 yards on the ground are the second most by a Browns running back this year.

Fantasy Analysis:

You outmaneuvered your fellow competitors in the war room. Your draft was better, your waiver picks more astute, trades were lopsided in your favor. You have done everything in your power to claim the top spot at the podium.

But your league's championship is week 17.

Suddenly, Andy Reid is considering benching his starters, Houston is rotating running backs, and Calvin Johnson might take the week off. Now, you are expected to win with players like Edwin Baker and Texans RB Jonathan Grimes populating your roster.

Ok, you knew the rules of your league going in. Now you need to find out who is getting a tryout for next season, and who will succeed. Edwin Baker will get the opportunities in Cleveland this week against the Steelers. While the Cleveland running game has been dismal, Baker played pretty well against a stout Jets run D on Sunday, and if you are forced into having a Cleveland RB this week, Baker is your guy. If Baker succeeds this week, he may be an interesting deep dynasty player to keep an eye on.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Terry Pluto

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Tony Casale is happy to be joining as a contributor starting late in the 2013 season. Tony has been involved with fantasy football for over a decade and has been writing and recording podcasts as a fantasy football expert for the past three years. Winner of numerous high profile fantasy leagues, he also competes and is involved with fantasy baseball.

When not adjusting his line-up, Tony is a professional actor and screenwriter, spending most of his time in Chicago after spending the last 7 years in Los Angeles. Go Bears, Go Bulls, Go Hawks and White Sox...but never, ever the Cubs.