Will Cedric Benson bring home fantasy gold?

Dec 15, 2008


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.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    December 15th, 2008 at 10:50 am #

    Cedric Benson could go from laughing stock to helping you laugh all the way to the bank.

    dig that!!

    like i said before if he can stay clean over the off season & stay focused. he will be even better as he goes into next season!!

  2. LestersLegends
    December 15th, 2008 at 10:52 am #

    I hope so. I just won’t be the one drafting him early. He burned me last year bad.

  3. Chris
    December 15th, 2008 at 10:55 am #

    I think you might be on to something here as I put a waiver claim in on Benson. I (most likely) lost Reggie Bush for the year (at least I don’t want to count on him in the final two weeks – championship weeks I might add!)

  4. LestersLegends
    December 15th, 2008 at 10:57 am #

    Best of luck to you Chris.

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