Tampa running back Mike James got stuffed Thursday night by the Carolina Panthers and things won’t get any easier for the backup running back or his counter part Brian Leonard.
To put things in a nutshell, the entire Tampa backfield has been a disaster since Week 1 of the regular season and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. The Bucs have had a terrible time running the ball as they rank 20th in the league in rushing yards.
Pile this on top of the fact that they have a long and hard schedule coming up against some of the toughest run defenses in the league. With upcoming games against Seattle, Miami and Carolina again, neither one of these running backs is worth a start.
If you are a Doug Martin fantasy owner, you already know that he is a bust and have likely already made plans to fill the gap for this subpar player and won’t need to bother with a bottom-dweller like James.