Will Cedric Benson bring home fantasy gold?
Week 16 of the NFL season is where fantasy stars are born. Each year fantasy titles are won from contributions from an unexpected source. When you consider the tumultuous start to his 2008 season, perhaps Cedric Benson is the unlikeliest player to deliver a fantasy football championship. However, there’s a chance he can do just that. After accumulating just 470 yards (392 rushing, 78 receiving) in nine games with the Bengals, Benson erupted for 161 yards (73 rushing, 88 receiving) in Week 15 against Washington. If Benson can continue his fantasy playoff heroics this week against Clevleland, he’ll join the legendary ranks of Billy Volek and others fantasy football hero.
Cleveland’s 148.5 yards per game ranked 28th in rushing yards allowed prior to their Monday Night Football tilt with Philadelphia. In recent weeks big back LenDale White and Marshawn Lynch went for 99 and 119 yards respectively. With five losses in their last six games (prior to the Philly game), the Browns look prime for the taking. Cedric Benson could go from laughing stock to helping you laugh all the way to the bank.