CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: LeGarrette Blount #27 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reverses his direction while running with the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
The offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is calling LeGarrette Blount a complimentary running back. We break down the fantasy implications.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan is calling LeGarrette Blount a complimentary running back. Rookie Doug Martin is the starting running back for Tampa Bay, which drafted him in the first round. Tampa Bay opens the season against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: It has been pretty clear for a while that Martin was being prepared to be the primary back for the Bucs. Blount rushed for 781 yards last season but isn't looking like a viable option in 2012 for fantasy owners. Sullivan's comments seem to confirm that Martin is the only Tampa Bay RB that fantasy owners will want to open the season.
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