Just yesterday Mike Shanahan gave a glowing endorsement to 2nd year RB Evan Royster. “You can’t tackle the guy” the Redskins head coach said of Royster.
Which would make one think, mixed with taking the majority of first team snaps, that Royster would have a leg up on the starting RB job- well, at least until Tim Hightower is 100%.
But with fantasy drafts coming up, does that give hope that you may finally be able to pick a Skins RB safely?
The question was simple- In a 10 or 12-team league, what’s the earliest you’d draft a Redskin RB?
The overwhelming answer? Um, not very high.
Here are how some of the answers went:
“No Shanahanigans for me, thank you very much”
“You don’t, ever”
“none, rather let someone else up there pick on a useless situation”
“Round 8. I want 3 rbs, 3 wrs and a qb before I even consider taking one of these guys”
“One does not simply draft a Redskins HB”
“After Tim Tebow”
“Not gonna happen. Too much of a headache”
“Is waivers a round?”
“After I draft my fifth string right tackle”
“Only if two of them injure themselves and are out for the season do I attempt to draft one of them”
“Round 17 (in a 16 round draft)”
“The round after the draft ends”
“The Redskins have running backs?”
and my personal favorite…
“Is John Riggins still available”
Needless to say, not much love for the Redskins backfield as of yet for fantasy players. As many have mentioned, it will be a position battle to watch not only for Redskins fans, but fantasy players as well.