RB Tim Hightower Out In Washington, Fantasy Value Uncertain

Aug 25, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-US PRESSWIRE

Running back Tim Hightower will be cut by the Washington Redskins. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Washington Redskins will release running back Tim Hightower. He ran for 321 yards in five games last season with Washington, but has been trying to return from a knee injury. Roy Helu, rookie Alfred Morris and Evan Royster would be the primary backs for the Redskins as things stand now. The team is reportedly talking to the Miami Dolphins about Steve Slaton.

Analysis: Washington's running back situation was already murky but Hightower figured to play some role in the offense after starting several games in 2011. Mike Shanahan is notorious among fantasy owners for not having a No. 1 back and this is still the case, even with Hightower out of the way. For now, Hightower drops from a fringe No. 5 RB in most leagues but he is the kind of player that could land in a new situation.

For more on the Redskins, head over to Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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