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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 Footballderdash/Week 16

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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.
LAST WEEK 

TINO:1-2 (27-20 overall)

Kelloggs23: 1-2 (25-22 overall)

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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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Sean Taylor to Pro Bowl

I’m happy to see this happen. Don’t know how much there is too it but I read something about them starting with 10 on the field like the Skins did against Buffalo.

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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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Skins Start with 10 on the field

How friggen cool is that?  When the Redskins started on defense they only had 10 men on the field in honor of Sean Taylor!

There is no FS on the field in honor of Sean for the first defensive play of the game. Only one safety on the the field.

Pretty touching tribute by the defense.

That is pretty awesome, I really have to take the hat off to the Skins on this one!

LINKAGE 

Send Sean Taylor to Pro Bowl/Retire#21

I was just stumbling around one of our affiliate forums, Cowboys Pride, and came across THIS THREAD. In the thread they are discussing a movement for fans to vote for Sean Taylor to send him to the Pro Bowl and get the Skins to retire his number.

Bucs99 NLS Mod:Something I seen at a forum that I post on, they are voting like crazy to try and “send” Sean to the Pro Bowl. It may sound lame to some but it is a way to show that he was a well respected player in the NFL. I have voted countless times for him already, besides it wont take away from the next guy, they will just go in his place. Believe it or not I’m truly sorry this happened to him. Below are links to the Pro Bowl ballot. Please take a few minutes and vote

http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot

Why not? TINO Sports Page can back this. There isn’t much more I can say for reasoning that isn’t said above.

There is an online petition for the Skins to retire Taylor’s #21, FOUND HERE.

To: Washington Redskins Organization We ask that the Washington Redskins please hold a ceremony sometime this season or next season to retire the #21 in memory of the late Sean Taylor. Sean was only in his forth year but was already garnered as one of the top safeties in all of football. God only knows the numbers he could have put up if his career wasn’t cut so short. Numbers aside though, Sean was truly a remarkable individual who loved the game and fans with a passion that will never be matched. Seeing someone else in the #21 would just be a great injustice to the Redskins family.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned

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