Originally written on Forensic Fantasy  |  Last updated 5/15/13
As a running back in the National Football League, Vick Ballard is nothing extraordinary; he was selected in the 5th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and he even tripped on his first 40-yard dash attempt at the NFL combine; he was clocked at 4.65 on his second attempt. In his rookie season, he posted a mark of only 3.9 yards-per-carry (which you can see in the table below). It’s unlikely that you’ll see him heading to a Pro-Bowl and you probably won’t see him on ESPN’s Top-Plays very often, but he has one thing that everyone wants: opportunity, which is something overlooked way too often in fantasy football. Ballard will enter the 2013 season as the undisputed, lead running back for the Colts. As you should’ve expected, the overall numbers from his rookie season aren’t dazzling. However, he was productive. After Donald Brown underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the Colts Week 5 upset of the Green Bay Packers, Ballard received the starting nod for the r...
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