Video: Flint's Thomas Rawls scores 69-yard TD vs the Cincinnati Bengals

Photo: Associated Press

Photo: Associated Press

By Adam Biggers

@AdamBiggers81

Flint's Thomas Rawls continues to prove that he belongs in the NFL--just take a look at what he did Sunday versus the Cincinnati Bengals. 

The former Flint Northern star rushed 23 times for 169 yards, highlighted by a 69-yard touchdown. His Seattle Seahawks lost 27-24 in overtime, but Rawls--who played at and graduated from Michigan before moving on to Central Michigan--continues to give steady effort in the absence of starting running back Marshawn Lynch. 

In Week 3, Rawls rushed 16 times for 104 yards during a 26-0 win over the Chicago Bears. The next week, he rushed 17 times for 48 yards during a 13-10 Monday Night Football win over the Detroit Lions. 

Because of his recent upward trend, Rawls has become a popular second option for fantasy football owners. At 5'9" and 215 pounds, Rawls combines great power and respectable speed that translates to spread and traditional pro-style offenses. He can also catch, making him all the more valuable.