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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 12/19/07

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https://i0.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/falconsgif.gif The Falcons are offering the Big Tuna a front office job.  This is interesting.  Could cause some friction with President Rich McKay considering when he was with the Bucs he told them he would resign if Parcells was brought in back in 1996.

https://i1.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/chiefsgif.gif The fans inKC are crying because that big meany Coach Edwards told them to “get over” the Chiefs record this season.

 “People aren’t used to this in Kansas City. Get over it,” Edwards said then. “It happens. It’s called life. You can’t think you’re too big that it’s not going to happen to you. It happens to everybody.”

They just want you to play to win the game Herm…play to win the game.

https://i2.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/steelersgif.gif Kathleen Nelson at STLToday.com asks this question…”Are the Steelers Coming Apart?”  Nice try Kathy, the Rams are going to get slaughtered.

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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Dear Arthur…

Just before the Monday Night game with New Orleans, Arthur Blank wanted to be reassured that Coach was sticking around…

“He stood up, we shook hands and he said, ‘You have a head coach,’ ” Blank said.

A day later…you know the story. The Owner gets a “Dear Arthur” letter…

“Out of my respect for you, I am letting you know that, with a heavy heart, I resigned today as the Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons. This decision was not easy but was made in the best interest of me and my family. While my desire would have been to finish out what has been a difficult season for us all, circumstances did not allow me to do so. I appreciate your hard work and wish you the best.

“Sincerely, Bobby Petrino.”

What a punk ass way to go out. That sounds like when Jr. High School kids break up. Cool to your face and then she sticks a note in your locker. Bitch…

Now, you don’t much more laid back than Warrick Dunn. But to read what Dunn had to say it doesn’t sound like Bobby was liked much anyway…

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Petrino out, FALCONS to LA!

Not even 24 hours after the Saints beat him like the red headed step kid that he is, Bobby Petrino is to be leaving Atlanta to take the Coaching gig at Arkansas. I don’t tihnk anyone will notice if they play without a coach the last few games but I’m sure they will “appoint” someone.

Wow…what a year,huh Arthur Blank? Your QB is doing the next 23 months with a dog dancing on a ball singing 24/7 as his cell mate, your coach bailed. HEY! Let’s start a rumor that they are moving to L.A! After all the years as a Saints fan that I have had ot listen to it I’m all for a rival.

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NFL Footballderdash/Week 12

Yes, I have broke the 20 win mark for the season. If I could hear Kellogg23’s voice through the words he types I’m sure it would be quivering a bit. There is a bit of separation going on here. This week we are doing all of the Thanksgiving Day games and then throwing in a couple for Sunday as well. Maybe with five games going the kid can get back in the hunt here!

Yesterday I posted a preview for Thanksgiving Day with some history and all that cool stuff. CLICK HERE if you want to check that out.

LAST WEEK

TINO:3-0 (20-13 overall)

Kelloggs23: 1-2 (17-16 overall)

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Who would have thought that this game would have so much meaning when the schedule came out this year? The Packers have a pretty good grasp on the division right now at 9-1. The Lions are in Wild Card mode and need every win they can get. I always pull for the Lions on Thanksgiving. This season though I’m pulling for Favre as it MAY be his last…or not. I would also like to see both teams 10-1 when the Pack face the Cowboys next week.

TINO: Packers

This one is a toughie. Green Bay has been hot as of late, but Detroit hasn’t been too shabby either. If this game was in Green Bay, well then it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving would it? Instead of picking this game, I think we should try to figure out the over/under on how many Barry Sanders on Thanksgiving highlights they show during the game. I’ll put it at 3 and take the over. I’m going with the Lions only because they are at Ford Field and I think they will come to play.

Kelloggs23: Detroit Lions

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