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RB Jonathan Dwyer - Arizona Cardinals

5-11, 229Born: 7-26-1989College: Georgia TechDrafted: Round 6

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Jonathan Dwyer will compete for a spot in the Cardinals' rotation at running back. Andre Ellington is the starter, but the plan is to use multiple running backs in something resembling a committee so as to keep Ellington fresh. Dwyer spent his first four NFL seasons with the Steelers, the first two of those with Bruce Arians as his offensive coordinator. In his time with the Steelers, Dwyer was generally a competent but unspectacular backup. The problem with Dwyer as a fantasy prospect this season is that even if Ellington is injured, Dwyer would likely split carries with Stepfan Taylor (who probably has an edge over Dwyer for the higher spot between the two of them on the depth chart). It would therefore require not one, but two injuries to other Cardinals RBs before Dwyer had any appreciable fantasy value. Consider him a late-round flyer in deep leagues, undraftable in shallow leagues. (May 28)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Dynasty - 89, 69

Stats and Projections

2011 PIT 7 16 123 0 1 1 6 0
2012 PIT 13 156 623 2 25 18 106 0
2013 PIT 15 49 197 0 11 8 64 0
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 95 * * 14 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 95 * * 8 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 80 * * 5 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 71 * * 6 * * *

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2014 Schedule

1vs San Diego Chargers
2@ New York Giants
3vs San Francisco 49ers
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ Denver Broncos
6vs Washington Redskins
7@ Oakland Raiders
8vs Philadelphia Eagles
9@ Dallas Cowboys
10vs St. Louis Rams
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