Fantasy Football 2013: Looking Ahead - Miami Dolphins Backfield

By Adam Pfeifer
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Heading into the 2013 NFL season, there are a handful of uncertain situations. The Miami Dolphins, for instance, have an interesting position at running back.

Reggie Bush is set to become a free agent at the end of this year, and many believe that he will not return to South Beach. If a better deal is out there from another ball club, I believe Bush will take it. Why would he possibly take a pay cut from the Dolphins after having his two best seasons back-to-back? Obviously, whether Bush will stay a Dolphin remains to be seen, but what if he does not return? Let’s take a look at the fantasy implications, shall we?

If Bush were to head elsewhere, there would be a ton of intrigue surrounding first-year running back Lamar Miller. The team has shown a lot of interest in the former Miami Hurricane, and for good reason. Miller has blazing speed and provides a similar skill-set to Bush. The Dolphins have seen quite a bit of backup runner Daniel Thomas already, and might be prepared to see what the young Miller can do when given the opportunity. With another off-season of workouts and training camp under his belt, Miller has the potential to be the starting running back for the Dolphins, assuming the departure of Bush holds true.

Regardless of who is named the starter in Miami, they need to be owned in fantasy leagues, as well as any starting running back in the National Football League. However, in the event that it is Miller, I expect much more fantasy production.

Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy football/hockey columnist for Rant Sports.

You can follow him on Twitter @aPfeiferRS.

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