Cedric Benson Disappears Against 49ers: Fantasy Implications

Aug 30, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) hands off to running back Cedric Benson (32) during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson had a rough outing vs. the 49ers on Sunday. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

On Sunday, Green Bay Packers new addition Cedric Benson had below-par performance to say the least. Against the league's best rush defense from 2011, Benson carried nine times for 18 yards. He also had no catches coming out the backfield.

Fantasy Implications: While the acquisition of Benson was interesting, it did not seem to effect the way the Packers game-plan. This team is centered around Aaron Rodgers, and while there is the slight possibility Benson could prosper in this system, its unlikely and yet to be seen. Benson is a flex at best in most leagues, but should be riding the bench until there is evidence he is worth starting.

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