Who's getting the goal line carries in Baltimore?

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From the Baltimore Sun (tip of the hat to the always great Roto Arcade):

Generally, the best NFL teams in the red zone can run it into the end zone. While Ray Rice has solidified himself as the starter, McGahee has received most of the work close to the goal line.

Besides the Statue of Liberty play to Rice against the New York Jets, McGahee has carried the ball on five of the Ravens' six runs inside the 5-yard line ( Le'Ron McClain had the other rushing attempt).

McGahee scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter Saturday, showing he can still punch the ball into the end zone. In five NFL seasons, he has 38 rushing touchdowns.

"I love the goal line," McGahee said. "It's a hit-or-miss play. Nine times out of 10, I want it to be a hit."

Chalk this up as another loss for fantasy players. 2009 seems to be the year of the two-back system. The Ravens are far from the only team doing this. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart will split carries. 'Shard Mendenhall will take touchdowns away from Willie Parker. Same goes for LenDale White and Chris Johnson. And there are plenty of more examples.

Take comfort in the fact that it probably won't be as bad as you expect. These things tend to play themselves out. But for owners that just finished drafting - or are about to draft - seeing most of the league's better running teams giving carries to two back is a scary sight.

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