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Rankings| Fantasy RB Average Carries Compared to Carries Lost

Rankings| Fantasy RB Average Carries Compared to Carries Lost

June 13, 2008 by Lee (Edit)

The Full-Time Fantasy Running Back has become a bit of a rarity. More teams are going to a Running Back by Committee approach and carries are getting lost on third down and at the Goal Line as well. How does this effect your fantasy RB? Sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes it is nerve racking. Carries don’t mean everything, right? But sometimes you just have to think that if your guy is touching the ball more there is more opportunity than if he is on the bench.

On the last two episodes of The Fantasy Football News and Advice Show there has been a little conversation on the stock of Jamal Lewis. Matt Dana at FFGeekBlog.com (Episode 4)had been noticing that Lewis is going earlier than most would think in Mock Drafts. Revisiting the topic this week (Episode 5) we came to the conclusion that it must be related to the fact that Jamal Lewis is part of the dying breed that is the Full-Time Fantasy Back. This could make a difference in projections for cheetsheets you may be putting together. Giving more thought to this I decided to take a look at all of the teams and see just who lost the most carries in 2007.

Let’s have a look at how the player on each team with the highest average of carries per game stacked up against the average carries per game for the team. This will give us the average carries that each player lost per game. I think you may be surprised by how some of these guys rank. On one side this shows which teams look more at the featured back. On another side it shows that having to share carries does not necessarily mean a drop in fantasy production (especially if the team runs the ball a majority of the time). Of course this doesn’t take into consideration a players value in the passing game. No, it’s not a science (Yes-there are holes in it), but it’s fun anyway. So what are your thoughts? Please share in the comments below!

We will rank these in order of teams where the player with the highest average carries per game lost the least amount of carries to others (carries are rounded up).

1. Chiefs
Avg. Rush Attempts/Game Team: 23.93
Avg. Rush Attempts/Game Leader: Larry Johnson
Avg. Rush Attempts/Game: 19.8
Avg. Carries lost to others/Game: 3.2
Comments: When Johnson is healthy he is forced the rock. I wouldn’t look for much of a change in this…if healthy. The addition of Jamal Charles in the NFL Draft provides little reason to think it will change.

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NFL Jabber 11/14/07

Can’t we all just get along? The battle between the NFL Network and Cable companies continues. We are coming into the stretch where eight games will be aired on the NFL Network. November 29th there is an important game that many won’t see, The Packers vs. The Cowboys. I won’t see it. I know, I know…get a satellite, right? Can’t where I live and I can’t move for it.

Cable has the upperhand by not rolling over like the networks do…

“For once we’re in the position of an independent programmer as opposed to a content-seller,” Frank Hawkins, the league’s senior vice president for business affairs, said yesterday. And the resistance has surprised him. Currently, about 8 million of the NFL Network’s 35 million subscribers come from cable; nearly all the rest are from satellite.

On the one hand, I don’t want to pay more for the NFL Network in a sports package on cable, but I would if it was an option. So I will be watching USC vs. Arizona State on Thanksgiving.

https://i0.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/cowboysgif.gif Star-Telegram.com has a “Then and Now” on Hollywood Henderson. In his defense I guess, the Coke in Super Bowl XIII was a pain killer? Ok…

Super Bowl XIII. I am embarrassed I used cocaine in my nose. I did it before and during the game and at halftime. I had it in an inhaler and turned it into liquid form. I had such a headache and a deviated septum. It was not for performance.

  • Meanwhile, a Personal Trainer says he has ties to drug using Cowboys and Falcons.

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NFC West 1st Half Report Card

We are a 1/2 way through the season and many teams have not performed
as planned. We have decided that report cards should be sent out. Some
fans will be happy to see how their teams stack up. Some would like to
use the genius plan I gave a kid walking home with me in the first
grade…hide it underneath a car tire where your Mom will never find it.
Grades are determined by where they rank in the league in each
category. Feel free to praise or scold teams in the comment section
below. Check out the other divisions as well.

Offense

Points Per Game:

First Half=C+
First Quarter=B-

Passing Yards:

First Half=B
First Quarter=B

Rushing Yards:

First Half=D+
First Quarter=C

Defense
Points Allowed:

First Half=B+
First Quarter= B+

Yards Per Game:

First Half=C
First Quarter=C

Comments: The Seahawks have not really done anything to improve on their first quarter performance. grades are dropping on offense and the only thing that makes them stand out in their division is the poor performance of the other kids in their class.
The rest of the teams…

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NFC West First Quarter Report Card

We are a 1/4 way through the season and many teams have not performed as planned. We have decided that reports cards should be sent out. Some fans will be happy to see how their teams stack up. Some would like to use the genius plan I gave a kid walking home with me in the first grade…hide it underneath a car tire where your Mom will never find it. Grades are determined by where they rank in the league in each category. Feel free to praise or scold teams in the comment section below. Check out the other divisions as well.

Offense
Points Per Game: B-
Passing Yards: B
Rushing Yards: C

Defense
Points Allowed: B+
Yards Per Game: C

Comments: The Seahawks like their teacher and are performing well despite rumors of retirement. If they can apply themselves in the running game they could be invited to the after prom party.

The rest of the teams…

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NFL Jabber 10/4/07

Amazingly enough, it wasn’t until the thirteenth question at Sean Payton’s press conference that Reggie Bush was brought up.

In the running back rotation, will you give Reggie Bush more carries or will Aaron Stecker take over Deuce’s role?

“Reggie will get more carries. Stecker will be involved and Pierre Thomas will be involved, but you’ll see Reggie get more handoffs.”

https://i1.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/broncosgif.gif There is a new big orange billboard in Denver calling for Ricky Williams to be a Bronco.

https://i2.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/ramsgif.gif First impulse is to think Marc Bulger was benched because he and the Rams have sucked so far this season. Not so says the Coach, it’s because of those ribs. We can look forward to them sucking even with Gus Frerotte.

“Any theories or anything said out there are absolutely not true,” Linehan said. “I look forward to a healthy Marc Bulger getting back in the lineup as soon as possible.

“It’s obvious to me there is something genuinely wrong, and I knew there was.”

https://i2.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/ninersgif.gif The big scare of Alex Smith going to see the football death Dr. is over. Dr. James Andrews has confirmed that Smith and his shoulder will not need surgery.

https://i0.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/raidersgif.gif The NFL needs more attitudes from players like Dominic Rhodes when they get suspended.

 

“I beat myself up because I know I could have been putting together some pretty big games,” Rhodes said. “Other times I was just saying, ‘You made your bed, so lay in it. You have to deal with this. You’ll be back.’ Something good is going to come out of it. I think everything happens for a reason. I’m here for a reason.”

 

 

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Monday AM Hangover/Week Four

  • My 3 1/2 year-old son was bouncing on my chest wanting me to hang him upside down again when I stopped him and turned his focus to the TV again. I was doing this on every Packers play. I got the pleasure of watching Brett Favre throw TD’s #241 and 242 with my boy. He won’t remember it but I can always tell him he seen it. Kudos to Brett Favre! We need more like him. He is the anti-thug that the NFL needs more of. Press conferences in beat up jeans and a t-shirt with the pickup parked outside.
  • Look at it this way Dan Marino…there will be less talk about how you have all these records but no Super Bowl ring.
  • Okay, I’m just about convinced that Tony Romo is for real. An interesting comparison that I guess has been going around but I had not heard yet is that of Romo to Roger Staubach. Even from Roger himself.
  • If your going to let your QB got smashed by an 308 pound DT (Niners O-Line) and lose him in favor of Trent Dilfer…at least lay a hand on him, don’t give him a free run.
  • Who would have thought the Browns would have as many wins as 10 other teams int he NFL after 4 weeks? Not the Ravens.
  • What a week of upsets. Browns over Ravens, Cards over Steelers, Atlanta over the Texans (yeah I call it an upset), Detroit pulling 37 points on the Bears, and KC stomping the Chargers. The Saints didn’t lose.

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