Should You Be Backing Beanie Wells?

Nov 25, 2012


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Arizona Cardinals running back Chris “Beanie” Wells returned from a seven-game absence in style with a pair of touchdowns. Is it safe to plug Beanie into your fantasy lineups?
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The pair of scores were definitely a positive sign. They were his first two of the season, though he only had  29 carries entering this week’s game against the St. Louis Rams.
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Beanie did rush for 10 touchdowns last year so you know he’s capable of getting into the end zone.
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Another positive was the lack of competition that Beanie had. Even though LaRod Stephens-Howling had some good moments, including 133 total yards and a touchdown last week and scored in three of the four previous games, he only had one carry in this game.
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As long as he can stay healthy, Beanie shouldn’t be asked to share the load. Of course, staying healthy isn’t always a simple task for Beanie Wells.
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Beanie’s health isn’t the only concern. The Cardinals offense is dreadful. Ryan Lindley threw four interceptions in the loss. He also attempted a whopping 52 passes. John Skelton and Kevin Kolb each had two games with 45+ pass attempts. When they get down early, they are forced to abandon the run. Beanie has just one reception so he’s not picking up any slack in that department.
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Plus, at 3.6 yards per carry they aren’t exactly lighting things up. Beanie is averaging 2.7 yards per carry.
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Still, Beanie is a starting NFL running back. He has a nice size/speed mix. He very much belongs on a fantasy roster in virtually any league.
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If he’s available in your league, make a play for him.
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Jeremy
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Would you start Broyles or Lance Moore this week?? Thanks

  2. LestersLegends
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    moore

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