Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 5/18/12
There was a time when Le’Ron McClain was a lead back in Baltimore, leading the team with 232 carries in 2008, but moved to his natural position of fullback in 2009 and 2010. He continued to get some carries out of the fullback spot, at least more than your average fullback, but the Chiefs turned him into a more traditional fullback last year, only giving him 15 carries. He signed with the Chargers this offseason and it appear he’ll get more carries this year and be the ball carrying fullback he was in Baltimore in 2009 and 2010, this according to Head Coach Norv Turner. The Chargers are very thin at running back behind Ryan Mathews, with only Curtis Brinkley and his 30 career carries. However, there’s only so much McClain can do from the fullback spot, which is why I love Ryan Mathews as a fantasy back. He plays on an explosive offense, catches passes, and has little to no competition for carries. The former 12th overall pick averaged 4.9 YPC last year and could have a breakout year...
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