Fabiano: Don't pass on a RB because of a poor QB situation

Fantasy footballers want all the information possible to help determine the stock of running backs.

Whether it's trends, depth-chart movement or personnel changes, there are a number of different components that can affect a runner's value.

An effective quarterback isn't one of them.

Sure, Edgerrin James benefitted from the presence of Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, and life was much easier for Emmitt Smith in Dallas with Troy Aikman under center. But the absence of a reliable signal-caller is no reason to pass on an otherwise valuable back.

The proof of this statement can be found as we look back at some of the most productive seasons at the position during the Super Bowl era.

So before you pass on Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch or Michael Turner in 2008 fantasy football drafts because of their team's unattractive quarterback situation, check out these 10 running backs who recorded tremendous numbers despite the presence of a productive field general.

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