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Breaking down 30-year-old running backs

Updated: June 11, 2008, 4:34 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

One thing I can tell you with confidence: Edgerrin James will not be on any of my fantasy football teams this season.

Why not, you might ask?

It's simple, really: He'll turn 30 years old on Aug. 1, and with 2,849 career carries, he has more than all but one player in NFL history had at the time of his 30th birthday (Emmitt Smith had 65 more when that 30th candle hit his birthday cake).

That might not seem especially disheartening, and, in fact, my declaration ...

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