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Time-share or not, Jahvid Best has limits

Updated: August 10, 2011, 9:30 AM ET
By Eric Karabell
On Monday, fantasy owners everywhere probably changed their opinion on the draft status of enticing Detroit Lions sophomore running back Jahvid Best. Even I admit I had to reevaluate. Of course, by Tuesday it was again time to change the opinion we had changed in the first place. Let me explain.

When it comes to Best, I think we can all agree there's a wonderfully talented player lurking there, a lightning-quick game-breaker who can be magical in the open field. Best had his moments as a rookie, but not enough of them because turf toe and other ailments caused his performance and availability to fluctuate, seemingly from week to week. Durability was always a concern with the diminutive Best (although the 3.2 yards per rush is another matter for a later date, I suppose). Still, the guy can play.

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