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After Sunday's 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks, the Denver Broncos find themselves in a great predicament -- a backfield loaded with potential. While everyone in Denver may be doing somersaults, fantasy owners would certainly appreciate more transparency. 


In theory, any team in the NFL would kill to have 146 yards on 32 carries from the running back position, and that's exactly what rookie running backs Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, along with second-year man Devontae Booker, combined to do.

Also, in an unbelievable coincidence, the two rookies had the same exact rushing line: 71 yards on 15 carries with no touchdowns.

Lindsay, however, topped Freeman in the receiving department with two receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown. The undrafted rookie from the nearby University of Colorado will likely be a popular waiver-wire add in leagues across the fantasy football landscape -- he's available in 97 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, and also in 98 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football leagues.

To make the masses tilt even more, Devontae Booker played 19 snaps but only had four touches (two rushes, two receptions) in total. Those four touches probably won't have Freeman and Lindsay looking over their shoulder, but the 19 snaps to their near-30 should.

It's not time for Freeman owners to sour on him just yet. After all, he's still in line to get most of the Broncos goal-line snaps. But clearly this situation is still playing itself out and it will take time to figure out who the lead back is. 


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