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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.


NFL Footballderdash/Week 16


The regular season is winding down on NFL Footballderdash…and the NFL season.  Our hero(me) holds a two game lead over the bad guy.

TINO:1-2 (27-20 overall)

Kelloggs23: 1-2 (25-22 overall)

This was supposed to be a game with more playoff implications.  The Saints have looked like the 2006 Saints the last two weeks but the ghost of X-Mas past has made too many visits for them to be in a comfortable position in the playoff race.  They have put up 65 points the last two games, although one of them being against the Falcons doesn’t really count.  Drew Brees is back on track and the season rides on this game for the Saints.  The Eagles are looking to play spoiler this week as they have dropped too many important games in the last month to keep up in the race.  Word is flying around that McNabb will be heading out.  If that is the case, McNabb has two showcase games left before leaving, starting here.

TINO: Saints

My how the mighty have fallen. If I remember correctly, both these teams were supposed to be fighting for a spot in the Super Bowl, but it isn’t looking like either will even be getting a sniff of the playoffs. The ‘aints will need the W to keep their hopes alive and Stecker has been “filling” in quite nicely. Personally I think he should have become more of a factor when Deuce went down, but then again there is a reason I’m not coaching an NFL team right now. With that said, I think McNabb & Westbrook will put together a good game for the Iggles on offense and their defense will be adequate against the Saints meager offense.

Kelloggs23: Philadelphia Eagles

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NFL Jabber 11/30/07


So, the NFL.com/live thing did show parts of the Packers/Cowboys game in a live stream. A majority of the show was commentary from the studio with live “check in” every now and then. They did tend to go to the game when a team hit the redzone and replayed big plays (most involving T.O.). Wasn’t to me what was advertised but still better than the nothing on my T.V.

https://i2.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/cowboysgif.gif The Packers record was not the only one changed Thursday night. Tony Romo broke the Cowboys single season TD record with #30. Terrell Owens tied the TD catch record with 13. Romo also tied a 16 game streak with TD’s. Chances are these will be built upon as we move forward with the season.

Romo is like the new Brady. I just can’t find anything not to like about the kid. He seems like Tom Brady a bit back when Tom Brady looked like he was having fun with the game. Maybe he is the new Favre. At the least he is the new QB that is not an Asshole with a big ego.

“When I got out to the field, (I realized) it was pretty neat, the atmosphere,” Romo said. “I looked around and was like, `This is why you want to play sports.’ You want to play in games like this. Your competitive juices get flowing and you want to prove what kind of player you are.”

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AFC 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 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.


Points Per Game:

First Half=B
First Quarter=D+

Passing Yards:

First Half=C
First Quarter=C-

Rushing Yards:

First Half=C+
First Quarter=D+


Points Allowed:

First Half=C
First Quarter=D

Yards Per Game:

First Half=D
First Quarter=D-
Comments: The Chargers have improved slightly in all of their classes. The biggest improvement, which helps get the W’s, is in points per game. They need to continue to stay on task if there is going to be any chance of a post season.

The rest of the teams…

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NFL Footballderdash/ Week Ten

Last week it came down to the Steelers and Ravens for us.   The Steelers tearing up the Ravens also put me a game ahead of Kelloggs for the total on the season.  This week can either have me taking a bigger lead or even falling behind a game as we differ in opinion on some of the winners this week.   All rivalry games this week, gotta love it!

So let’s review a little bit and then get into this weeks games…


TINO: 3-0 (16-11 overall)

Kelloggs23: 2-1 (15-12 overall)

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A trap game for me? Green Bay and Brett Favre are playing lights out. They are also doing something that is very important, which some teams don’t do. They are playing the WHOLE game. If only they had that running game they would be very dangerous. The Vikings had history on their side last week with Adrian Peterson in a monster showing with LT having to watch the kid on the block tear up the field from the sideline. The Vikings are not going to pretend they are doing anything but running the ball all day. The Packers will not try to pretend that they can run the ball. The Packers are due for a loss and it can always go either way in these rivalry games but I’m going with Favre and the Packers D.

TINO: Packers

Last time these two played, I was a big homer and figured the Vikings had a shot at the Super Bowl. This time I am much more grounded. Or is it the ground game that I am thinking of? ADRIAN PETERSON welcome to the frozen tundra where you will dominate the next few years. The Vikings D knows that Favre & the Pack Attack will have to pass and will be much better prepared this time around. AP will run wild and Brooks will have a homecoming (Wisconsin alum) that will be labeled “unspectacular, but efficient”. This will lead the Vikings to victory and a possible birth in that p-word that they have at the end of every season.

Kelloggs23: Minnesota Vikings

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NFL Footballderdash/Week Eight

After Kelloggs pleading for me to throw him a couple games I now find myself trailing after taking Jacksonville and Philly last week. Okay, I thought maybe I was giving one away with the Jacksonville game but I really thought that Philly would take the game against Chicago and it appeared so until the last few seconds when Brian Griese played like a starting NFL QB and drove the Bears to a winning score in the final two minutes. So now I play catch up…


TINO: 0-3 (11-10 overall)

Kelloggs23: 2-1 (12-9 overall)
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It’s been so long since these two have played on Monday night that the Broncos had blue helmets and orange jerseys at the time. This is a very tough one to call for me. Denver is only a game out (trailing KC?) of first place. But that IS with a 3-3 record. Something I find interesting about their schedule is that in the games they have won, it’s been by a total of 7 points in three games. Everything should tell me to beware the Broncos pass defense in this game. Brett Favre does tend to make costly mistakes. If there is any time this season that the Packers should be able to run the ball it is Monday night. Not that it will happen. I look for this game to be a close one.

TINO: Packers

Oh Brett Favre, how I love you so. How I love that you won’t win
this game because Denver is made to shut down the pass and let you run
on them. What was that? Green Bay has no running game? Only passing?
What a shame. Greg Jennings will have a decent game with Driver getting
blanketed by Champ, but it won’t be enough as Denver will pound it out
all game long. I think this may be a very boring game with Denver
taking it in the end, probably on a Jason Elam FG or John Elway
game-winning drive.

Kelloggs23: Denver Broncos

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