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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 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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AFC South 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=A
First Quarter=A

Passing Yards:

First Half=B
First Quarter=B+

Rushing Yards:

First Half=B
First Quarter=B

Defense
Points Allowed:

First Half=A
First Quarter= C+

Yards Per Game:

First Half=B+
First Quarter=B

Comments: The Colts were in a school yard fight with the Patriots and lost. They had the chance to be the hero and were looked up to by many to be the one to stop the bully. Word is in Gym class that they are looking forward to getting another chance at the end of the year.
The rest of the teams…

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NFL Jabber 10/24/07

The NFL Draft is in for a change. The amount of time for picks for the first round is going to be cut from 15 minutes to 10 minutes (good). The second round will go from 10 minutes to seven minutes (good). The draft won’t start until 3pm instead of noon (bad).

“We believe this will make for a more streamlined and efficient draft,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement issued during the league owners meetings.

  • Speaking of the draft, the race for the first pick and talk of 0-16 is on with the Dolphins and Rams.

https://i0.wp.com/www.tino-offseason.com/forum/myth/texansgif.gif In High School our football coach told our team, “Nobody from Maquoketa has ever made it to the NFL and you won’t either.” Pretty inspirational, huh? I never made it…maybe because I was the smallest Defensive Tackle EVER (I would like to think it was just because I refused to cut my hair so I couldn’t go out for sports in Maquoketa anymore). He changed his tune taking the credit for Sage Rosenfels before an Iowa State Bowl game. Sage has been a career backup but always seems to shine when he comes into a game. He threw four fourth quarter TD’s last week and if Matt Schaub can’t go this week he will get a start.

Also to Sage’s credit…he is the only guy my wife will attempt to talk football about since she went to a Bob Dylan concert with his Mom.

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AFC South 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: A
Passing Yards: B+
Rushing Yards: B

Defense
Points Allowed: C+
Yards Per Game: B

Comments: The Colts are performing as expected. There have been kids out of class sick and we could see some grades improve upon their return.

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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