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2018 Fantasy Review: Running Backs 11-20

nick chubb running backs 11-20

This article will cover the fantasy finished of running backs 11-20 in 2018. For the running backs that finished in the top ten, check out this article. Let’s see what takeaways we come away with for the back half of the top 20.

Running Backs 11-20

Player ADP (Pos) Carries (%) RuYDS (%) RuTD Targets (%) Rec RecYDS RecTDs PPR Points
Tarik Cohen 85 (RB33) 99 (26.8%) 444 (31.4%) 3 91 (18.1%) 71 725 5 235.6
Kareem Hunt 10 (RB8) 181 (60.9%) 824 (60.2%) 7 35 (6.2%) 26 378 7 230.2
Phillip Lindsay 359 (RB100) 192 (53.9%) 1037 (59.6%) 9 47 (8.3%) 35 241 1 222.8
Kenyan Drake 33 (RB16) 120 (37.5%) 535 (34.8%) 4 73 (16.8%) 53 477 5 208.2
Chris Carson 90 (RB34) 247 (54.8%) 1151 (55%) 9 24 (6%) 20 163 0 205.4
Derrick Henry 40 (RB19) 215 (57.2%) 1059 (66.4%) 12 18 (4.2%) 15 99 0 202.8
Nick Chubb 118 (RB43) 192 (55.5%) 996 (63.1%) 8 29 (5.2%) 20 149 2 194.5
Tevin Coleman 68 (RB27) 167 (55.7%) 800 (58.6%) 4 44 (7.3%) 32 276 5 193.6
Adrian Peterson 117 (RB42) 251 (76.3%) 1042 (76.1%) 7 26 (5.3%) 20 208 1 193
Jordan Howard 23 (RB13) 250 (68.8%) 935 (66.1%) 9 20 (5.2%) 20 145 0 182

*Fantasy points taken from FFToday. Statistical numbers taken from Pro Football Reference. ADP taken from FantasyPros.

TAKEAWAYS

  • We’re still looking for volume in this cohort. Only two of the running backs (Cohen and Drake) had fewer than 53% of their teams’ carries.
    • Both Cohen and Drake led this group in targets, catches, and receiving yards, however. Knowing your league’s scoring system seems obvious, but it’s super important. In standard scoring, Cohen finished 17th while Drake fell out of the top 20.
  • Running backs 11-20 had a much higher draft variance than the top 10. Only three of the running backs had a positional ADP that matched their fantasy points in this group (Drake, Henry, and Howard). What does this mean? It certainly is a way of validating #TeamZeroRB. Look to capitalize on injury (Peterson, Coleman), pay attention to training camp reports (Carson, Lindsay), and be vigilant with changes in team situation (Chubb, Henry).
  • When you’re trying to determine if the running back you’re targeting has top ten potential, consider their passing game usage. In the top ten, none of the running backs had lower than 10% target share. In the group of running backs 11-20, only Cohen and Drake surpassed that mark.
  • This group is where we start to see specific roles in an offense. Outside of James White in the top 10, the rest of the running backs were true three-down workhorses. In this group, we have fewer of those and more “situational” backs. Carson, Peterson, Howard, and Henry were very limited in their passing work, yet their rushing volume kept them fantasy viable.

 

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