Vulture Back

What does vulture back mean?

A running back who takes scoring chances from the starter

A vulture back is a football term for a running back that is put in on scoring opportunites to replace the starting running back. The running back is usually bigger than the starting back, which makes it easier to score when close to the end zone.

Vulture backs are especially frustrating for fantasy football owners because they steal valuable TD points away from the back that they have started. Vulture backs also don't rush for many yards so they can't be started in place of the other back cause their only chance to gain points comes from goal line carries.


"It's hard for me to take him so early in the draft cuz of all the vulture backs around him."

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Last Updated: November 2, 2016

Vulture back definition

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