3 backup RBs who could pay huge fantasy football dividends in 2024

The word 'backup' should be taken with a grain of salt.

Jan 7, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA;  Tennessee Titans running back Tyjae Spears (32) celebrates in the season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jan 7, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Tyjae Spears (32) celebrates in the season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars. / Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyjae Spears, Tennessee Titans
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Tyjae Spears, Tennessee Titans

Have you found anyone who thinks the Titans' signing of Tony Pollard was a good move? Me either.

The Titans have a potential stud sitting behind him in Tyjae Spears who as a rookie, was cutting into Derrick Henry's workload. Spears played in every game as a rookie and rushed for 453 yards and two touchdowns. But where he can become a star for fantasy players is as a receiver out of the backfield.

Spears caught 52 passes this past season for 385 yards. When you consider than he and Henry had the exact same amount of offensive snaps last season (558), it's easy to see that his numbers could be even more impressive.

He should get that opportunity with Pollard on the team as the lead back. Pollard has been fine for the Dallas Cowboys in his time there, but he was at his best in a timeshare with Ezekiel Elliott. The Titans would be wise to do the same.

Players in your league are going to look at the big contract that Pollard signed with the Titans and the fact that he is listed as the team's No. 1 RB and overdraft him. Be the savvy player who waits until the later rounds to add Spears, who should be the more dynamic option in Tennessee.