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Tennessee Titans v New England Patriots

Laurence Maroney carrier has been one of disappointment to fantasy football owners over his career. Since Maroney was selected as a first round pick from Minnesota, he was thought to of been the next feature runner in New England.

Unfortunately, Maroney has had a troubling shoulder injury that has plagued his career up to this season.

Another problem that Maroney has dealt with is that the Patriots love to use multiple running backs. With the use of multiple runners, Maroney has never had the chance to be the player he could have been.

A Change for Better

So far, this season Fred Taylor and Sammy Morris have suffered injuries and this has given Maroney a new opportunity. Last week Maroney got the start and shredded the Titans’ defense for over 100 yards on 16 carries.

Not only did he hit the century mark, but he also flashed a burst of speed in the open field with a first quarter 60 plus yard touchdown run.

Tennessee Titans v New England Patriots


This was the type of performance that fantasy football owners hope he would produce over the years.

No doubt many fantasy football players are resentful of Maroney’s past as he has busted more than one year. Not only was Maroney a bust, but in many fantasy football drafts, he was selected as a top 30 pick player.

Believing at a Cheep Price

Maybe the biggest reason I’m on board with Maroney being a decent producer (at least this coming week) is the fact that he is a cheep pickup. You won’t have to waste a high draft pick on this guy, and he could help your team during the bye weeks.

This coming Sunday, Maroney will start against the sorry Buccaneers defense. The Buccaneers have been horrible on defense this season and Maroney should get at least 15 touches against them.

As we found out with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart last week, it doesn’t take many carries to produce big.

Fantasy Football Ranking for Laurence Maroney

New York Giants v New England Patriots


If you can get Maroney on the waiver wire still I suggest you pick him up and at least stash him away. This young running back is still talented, and if he stays healthy and gets a decent workload he should produce.

At this time, I would keep Maroney on your team at least until we see if Sammy Morris can return and play effectively.

NFL Fantasy Football Information writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com

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