19. C.J. Spiller
Spiller’s another back who disappointed in 2013, rushing for just two touchdowns and fewer than 1,000 yards while playing in 15 of Buffalo’s 16 games. Yes, part of that is splitting time almost equally with Fred Jackson, but it’s also a product of an offense without a real dynamic QB (rookie EJ Manuel was underwhelming). We think that changes in 2014, as Manual will step up, Sammy Watkins will be a monster addition and an aging Jackson takes a backseat to Spiller.
20. Andre Ellington
Ellington might be the best-kept secret in the NFL, as he led the league last year with a jaw-dropping 5.5 yards per carry. The sample size might have been small (just 118 attempts), but that number catches your eye. And guess what? It’s only going to go up. The Cardinals top back, Rashard Mendenhall, retired at just 26 years old this offseason, meaning Ellington will have a chance to be the feature back and build on a successful rookie season.
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