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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 12/16/07

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https://i1.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/finsgif.gif Miamiherald.com is looking at free agency and the draft for the Fins today. Nice break from the grumpy old men that can’t wait to uncork the bottle when the Pats lose.

The Dolphins can clinch the #1 pick today with a loss. Think they can do it?

https://i1.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/cardsgif.gif Is Edge James Hall of Fame worthy? A little premature of a question but they are asking it in the papers in AZ. His career has been a little quiet since moving to the dessert but he is 13th on the rushing list. They debate it here

https://i2.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/titansgif.gif Mike Maylock of the NFL Network said he wouldn’t draft Vince Young coming out of college because you would have to change your offense to fit him. Jeff Fisher and Norm Chow have been doing a decent job with compromise in their marriage to Young.

“I don’t know if there is another coach who would be able to bring him along like they have to this point, to be able to put their egos at the door, adjust to his strengths and not ask him to do more than he is able to do,” said ESPN’s Merril Hoge, who has been one of Young’s harshest critics. “I can’t think of a place where Vince would be better off. It just takes time.”

Speaking of Norm Chow…he met with the UCLA Bruins about taking the Head Coaching gig in KC last night.

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NFL Footballderdash Week 15

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I bit last week on the hope the Steelers could come to the rescue of us non-Patriot fans.  It cost me a perfect week.  As the season winds down we have a couple games that serve as playoff games already for a few teams.

Last Week

TINO:2-1 (26-18 overall)

Kelloggs23: 2-1 (24-20 overall)

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This has smash mouth football written all over it.  All D and a lot of running.  Who would think that the Steelers would only be one win up on the Browns right now?  They need this game to keep that cushion going.  The Steelers are very tough at home and it could give them an edge here.  David Garrard has turned out to be the QB the Jags needed.  I look for the Steelers to take out last weeks loss on the Jags.

TINO: Steelers

Pittsburgh is always a deadly team come wintertime and especially at home, they are no different. I see Willie finally turning things around and putting one in this week. Jax is a good team and if they were the home team, I’d probably go with them in this tilt.

Kelloggs23: Pittsburgh Steelers

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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 Bedpan/Week 3 Injuries of note

What sucks more on a Sunday than looking at your live scoring or results later in the day only to find that you started Andre Johnson thinking the Texans would be attempting a shootout with the Colts and he was in street clothes? Well, a lot of things suck more but you don’t have to have this kind of suckyness in your life.

Make a quick stop by on Sunday mornings and see who is using the bedpan for the weekend, who is hurt but likely to play, or just to let me know I’m not completely talking to myself here.

Also, if you have any questions or answers on who to start or sit, see our weekly “Who in the hell do I start?” series. If nothing else there will be another chick pic each week.

So enough babble, below you will find those that are out, on the bedrail so to speak, and those not likely to play for each of this Sunday’s games.

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Lions

OUT:
TE Dan Campbell
RB T.J. Duckett

On the bedrail and likely to go:
RB Kevin Jones (limited)

Philly

OUT:
TE L.J. Smith

On the bedrail and likely to go:
PK David Akers
WR Kevin Curtis
RB Brian Westbrook

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Vikings
OUT:
QB Tarvaris Jackson

On the bedrail and likely to go:
RB Chester Taylor

Not likely to go:
WR Troy Williamson

Chiefs

OUT:
WR Eddie Kennison

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