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The Post's dedicated site for pro football is asking if the Wildcat is here to stay. For Ronnie Brown owners -- of which I am one -- let's hope so.

Brown had 1,170 yards from scrimmage and a career-high 10 touchdowns in 2008. Those numbers were a considerable improvement from his previous season in which he had 991 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns.

Brown's touchdowns increased dramatically last season because of the Wildcat. In his first 35 games without the Wildcat, Brown scored 15 touchdowns. In his 19 subsequent games in which the Dolphins ran the Wildcat, Brown has 12 touchdowns.

The formation still appears difficult to defend. Through three games this season, Brown is averaging 4.9 yards per carry.

Brown entered this season as a low-end No. 1 fantasy back, but with Chad Pennington's possible career-ending shoulder injury, Brown figures to get even more work the rest of the way.

That means the Wildcat staying put, at least in Miami, and Brown's fantasy value is on the rise.

By Gene Wang  |  September 30, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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