Law Firm’s fantasy value on the rise … for now

For all of the free-agent movement we have seen around the National Football League lately, there hasn’t been a lot of running backs changing teams. That changed, at least somewhat, on Wednesday when the Cincinnati Bengals agreed to terms with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The move makes the Law Firm a bit more attractive in fantasy land, at least for now.

Over his last two seasons in New England, Green-Ellis rushed for a combined 1,675 yards and found the end zone an impressive 24 times. As it stands, he would be the favorite to start for coach Marvin Lewis while splitting some of the workload with Bernard Scott. That sort of scenario would be make Green-Ellis a borderline No. 2 or 3 fantasy runner in most leagues.

Of course, this assumes that the Bengals don’t draft another running back in April. If that happens, fantasy owners could be looking at a three-headed backfield headache.

Green-Ellis’ absence from the Patriots backfield makes Stevan Ridley even more attractive as a potential fantasy sleeper. While it is tough to trust any one player in the team’s backfield – Danny Woodhead and Shane Vereen are also in the mix – Ridley has the most statistical upside of the trio. Like the Law Firm, Ridley has some appeal as a potential flex starter at this point.

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