Hightower No. 1 RB in Arizona for now. Do you care?

(Winslow Townson / Associated Press)

Cardinals RB Tim Hightower had 10 rushing touchdowns in 2008. (Winslow Townson / Associated Press)

Cardinals maven Darren Urban reports on the team’s official website that RB Tim Hightower is at the top of the depth chart. For now. But does it really matter? A running back for the Cardinals is about as useful as the conscience of Brett Favre.

A Cardinals running back gets used as much as Artie Lange uses an etiquette book.

(Check out my full rant on the Cardinals running back situation.)

The Cardinals might one day be a running team, but it isn’t going to happen right now. If you have a Ferrari in the garage, you are going to drive it, right? So the Cardinals will be throwing the ball with QB Kurt Warner, WR Larry Fitzgerald and WR Anquan Boldin.

Hightower did score 10 touchdowns last year, but in one of those games he had 13 rushing yards and 20 receiving yards. That’s nine points from a game where a guy scored a touchdown. Wasted points that could have gone to Warner, Fitzgerald or any of the fantasy relevant guys on the Cardinals roster.

The Cardinals running backs, including RB Chris Wells, who figures to eventually see a lot of playing time, are fantasy irrelevant. So really, it doesn’t matter who is running the ball in Arizona.

Adam Rank

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