NFL fantasy football: Tim Tebow a fantasy enigma

What to do?: When it comes to New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, figuring out exactly how he will be used is nearly impossible. We know Rex Ryan intends on using the Florida product in Wildcat packages, but given the Jets’ preseason offensive struggles, the New York Post’s Steve Serby offered up another role Tebow could play. “There is no one on this horse-and-buggy offense who scares defensive coordinators…fullback John ‘The Terminator’ Connor blocking for Tebow just might do the trick.” While it’s only conjecture, would it really surprise fantasy football owners if this came to fruition? The Jets backfield is filled with questions behind starter Shonn Greene and the argument can be made that Tebow is the second-best, if not the best runner on the team. If it were to happen, we would be looking at the first running back to be fantasy eligible at quarterback. The move would make sense since many view Tebow as a running back who can throw the ball. It might seem a bit unrealistic, but lets not forget Antonio Cromartie could see time at wideout this season. Though it remains to be seen if Tebow will have any fantasy impact in 2012, owners should still consider taking a flier on him in the later-rounds given his potential to replace Mark Sanchezshould the offensive struggles continue.

Could Tim Tebow move to running back? (Evan Pinkus/Associated Press)

Buckled up: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was hit at practice for the first time on Monday. Though there was no contact which had defenders dragging the Oklahoma product down, coach Leslie Frazier believes Peterson “responded well.” The news is sure to cause a jump in his current ADP of 28.35, but for a back who finished among the top-seven at the position last year, selecting him as your No. 2 option carries plenty of upside. It remains to be seen just how much work the team will give Peterson once the season starts, but the days of drafting him in the third round seem to be coming to a close.

Musical chairs: Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will miss the first six weeks of the regular season after being placed on the PUP list Monday. The announcement muddies a backfield which includes Mikel Leshoure who is suspended for the first two games, and often injured Kevin Smith. Even with the suspension, Leshoure carries the most upside in fantasy football drafts. Though he will be worked in slowly as he returns from ACL surgery which caused him to miss his rookie campaign, the team is happy with his progress and expects him to be full-go for his Week 3 return. Consider Leshoure in the later-rounds of drafts for depth purposes, but he could finish the season performing well beyond his current value.

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