The Denver Broncos have come to terms with J.J. Arrington (again) and LaMont Jordan on new contracts. Along with Correll Buckhalter, the team has now signed three veteran tailbacks in free agency.
With incumbents Peyton Hillis, Ryan Torain and Selvin Young also in the mix, this backfield should be red-flagged in fantasy football.
New coach Josh McDaniels is clearly comfortable utilizing a backfield committee, as a combination of Kevin Faulk, Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Jordan, Laurence Maroney and Sammy Morris all touted the rock for him at different times in his final two seasons in New England.
Buckhalter appears to be the favorite to start, but Jordan will also be allowed a chance at the top spot on the depth chart. Arrington, who could fill the Faulk role, will be utilized on passing downs and as a return man on special teams.
That leaves Hillis, Torain and Young to battle for roster spots.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this situation will be an absolute headache for fantasy owners, so it’s a good idea to avoid these runners if at all possible.