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RB Super Chart: Week 3 (Fantasy Football)

Sep 19, 2018

There have been plenty of fantasy football surprises through the first two weeks of the NFL season. David Johnson ranking outside of the top 25 at his position has to be one of the biggest stories. Meanwhile, Le’Veon Bell, another top-three pick in August, continues to sit out for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Welcome to the Week 3 Fantasy Football Super Chart series, covering the running back position. The Super Chart is an all-in-one spreadsheet that breaks down significant stats, trends, and numbers from the previous week and year-to-date. The main purpose of the Super Chart is to help you determine your starting lineup, waiver wire pickups, and much more by using various forms of stat-driven data. Tracking critical information such as backfield shares and touches, fantasy points per touch, and weekly matchups can help you identify breakout candidates by noticing trends before other managers in your league.

Before we get to the good part, please take a moment to review each category and what it means. If you are already familiar with all of the terms and categories, feel free to skip ahead to view the Super Chart for Week 3.

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Weekly Fantasy Points/Fantasy Points Per Game (FPPG)
The first stat that we track is simple, yet important. The Super Chart is sorted by Fantasy Points Per Game, but also includes fantasy point totals from the previous week.

Weekly Touches/Weekly Touch %
This is one of the most underrated aspects of fantasy football. As mentioned earlier, studying the percentage of touches for each backfield can help you determine potential breakout and bust candidates in advance.

YTD Touches/YTD Touch %
We not only track weekly touch percentages but also year-to-date touches. Any running back hovering around that 75-80 percent range should be considered a workhorse.

Weekly/YTD Receptions
PPR formats have taken over the fantasy football landscape and tracking receptions is a vital part of finding consistent success. Running backs that don’t catch many passes are usually touchdown-dependent and are more likely to struggle with consistency.

Next Week Opponent
This is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a look ahead to the upcoming matchup with the opposition’s rank against the run in fantasy. The 32nd ranked fantasy defense is a favorable matchup, while the 1st ranked defense is the most difficult.

# of 100 Yard Games
Some leagues offer bonus points at 100 yards rushing, and it’s also a great way to track rushing consistency.

Fantasy Points Per Touch
Lastly, fantasy points per touch can help you identify explosive players who can put up big numbers with more opportunity.

The Super Chart is packed with so much information that we can only fit so much into the article. To view the Super Chart in its entirety, please click here. (Don’t worry, it’s free!)

*Data taken from ESPN, FantasyPros, and NFL.com.

Player WK 2 FP FPPG FPPG RANK WK 2 Touches WK 2 Touch % YTD Touches YTD Touch % WK 2 REC YTD REC WK 3 OPP FP Per Touch
Alvin Kamara 17.9 30.5 1st 19 66% 36 72% 6 15 at ATL (26th) 1.69
Melvin Gordon 30.6 29.1 2nd 15 50% 39 60% 6 15 at LAR (15th) 1.49
Todd Gurley 32.3 28 3rd 22 65% 45 75% 3 6 vs. LAC (19th) 1.24
James Conner 19.5 26.9 4th 13 81% 49 94% 5 10 at TB (7th) 1.1
Chris Thompson 22.3 23.6 5th 17 53% 28 38% 13 19 vs. GB (9th) 1.68
Saquon Barkley 24.8 22.8 6th 25 86% 45 83% 14 16 at HOU (14th) 1.01
Christian McCaffrey 27.9 20.7 7th 22 85% 38 76% 14 20 vs. CIN (20th) 1.09
Ezekiel Elliott 19.7 18.7 8th 22 100% 40 98% 5 8 at SEA (12th) 0.93
Austin Ekeler 12.8 18.2 9th 14 47% 24 37% 3 8 at LAR (15th) 1.52
Joe Mixon 9.7 17.8 10th 22 69% 44 79% 1 6 at CAR (11th) 0.81
Matt Breida 24.9 15.5 T-11th 14 42% 26 45% 3 4 at KC (31st) 1.19
James White 15.4 15.5 T-11th 11 39% 20 31% 7 11 at DET (28th) 1.55
Adrian Peterson 8 15.3 13th 14 44% 42 57% 3 5 vs. GB (9th) 0.73
Phillip Lindsay 12.1 15.2 14th 15 56% 32 51% 1 3 at BAL (2nd) 0.95
Jay Ajayi 9.7 15 15th 8 30% 23 41% 1 1 vs. IND (25th) 1.3
Javorius Allen 15.4 14.8 16th 11 48% 20 38% 5 10 vs. DEN (10th) 1.48
Isaiah Crowell 5.9 14.1 17th 14 58% 24 44% 2 2 at CLE (24th) 1.17
Tevin Coleman 16.5 14 18th 20 67% 30 61% 4 5 vs. NO (3rd) 0.93
Marshawn Lynch 14.8 13.9 19th 20 63% 33 51% 2 4 at MIA (22nd) 0.84
Dion Lewis 5.3 13.7 20th 15 45% 36 55% 1 6 at JAX (17th) 0.76
Bilal Powell 19 13.3 T-21st 10 42% 23 43% 5 6 at CLE (24th) 1.15
Kenyan Drake 17 13.3 T-21st 15 60% 32 63% 4 7 vs. OAK (23rd) 0.83
Carlos Hyde 12 12.8 T-23rd 17 71% 40 71% 1 2 vs. NYJ (8th) 0.64
Dalvin Cook 12 12.8 T-23rd 13 72% 35 69% 3 9 vs. BUF (30th) 0.73
Jordan Howard 9.8 12.8 T-23rd 17 77% 37 73% 3 8 at ARI (32nd) 0.69
T.J. Yeldon 9.1 12.5 26th 12 48% 29 53% 2 5 vs. TEN (4th) 0.86
David Johnson 6.1 11.9 27th 14 67% 28 65% 1 6 vs. CHI (1st) 0.85
Corey Clement 19.5 11.1 T-28th 11 41% 16 29% 5 5 vs. IND (25th) 1.38
Theo Riddick 13.7 11.1 T-28th 9 29% 18 35% 9 14 vs. NE (13th) 1.23
Lamar Miller 9 10.5 30th 16 70% 37 74% 2 3 vs. NYG (27th) 0.56
Kenneth Dixon DNP 10.4 31st DNP DNP 13 25% DNP 0 vs. DEN (10th) 0.8
Kareem Hunt 15 10 32nd 19 90% 35 81% 1 1 vs. SF (18th) 0.57
Alex Collins 12 9.9 T-33rd 12 52% 20 38% 3 4 vs. DEN (10th) 0.95
Nyheim Hines 7.5 9.9 T-33rd 5 18% 17 29% 1 8 at PHI (6th) 1.16
Kerryon Johnson 11.6 9.2 35th 13 31% 21 40% 5 8 vs. NE (13th) 0.87
Jordan Wilkins 8.4 8.8 36th 12 43% 29 49% 2 5 at PHI (6th) 0.6
Jalen Richard 0.3 8.6 37th 2 6% 16 25% 0 9 at MIA (22nd) 1.08
Leonard Fournette DNP 8.5 38th DNP DNP 12 22% DNP 3 vs. TEN (4th) 0.71
Royce Freeman 8.8 8 T-39th 8 30% 23 37% 0 0 at BAL (2nd) 0.69
Devonta Freeman DNP 8 T-39th DNP DNP 9 18% DNP 3 vs. NO (3rd) 0.89
Chase Edmonds 7 7.9 41st 6 29% 14 33% 5 9 vs. CHI (1st) 1.13
Jamaal Williams 10.1 7.4 42nd 19 76% 34 77% 3 3 at WAS (16th) 0.44
Darren Sproles DNP 7.2 43rd DNP DNP 9 16% DNP 4 vs. IND (25th) 0.8
LeSean McCoy 10.8 7 44th 13 62% 21 55% 4 5 at MIN (5th) 0.66
Corey Grant 12.9 6.6 T-45th 10 40% 11 20% 6 6 vs. TEN (4th) 1.2
Alfred Blue 3.6 6.6 T-45th 7 30% 12 24% 0 0 vs. NYG (27th) 1.1
Ito Smith 6.4 6.4 47th 10 33% 10 20% 1 1 vs. NO (3rd) 0.64
Alfred Morris 10 5.9 48th 16 48% 28 48% 2 2 at KC (31st) 0.42
Frank Gore 5.4 5.8 49th 10 40% 19 37% 1 1 vs. OAK (23rd) 0.61
Rashaad Penny 3 5.7 T-50th 10 43% 21 47% 0 4 vs. DAL (21st) 0.54
Chris Carson 2.4 5.7 T-50th 6 26% 16 36% 0 3 vs. DAL (21st) 0.71
Chris Ivory 10.7 5.5 T-52nd 3 14% 6 16% 1 1 at MIN (5th) 1.83
Malcolm Brown 6.6 5.5 T-52nd 12 35% 15 25% 0 2 vs. LAC (19th) 0.73
Kyle Juszcyk 4.3 5.5 T-52nd 3 9% 4 7% 3 4 at KC (31st) 2.73
Peyton Barber 3.9 5.4 55th 17 65% 36 73% 1 1 vs. PIT (7th) 0.3
Tarik Cohen 3.5 5.3 56th 5 23% 13 25% 1 4 at ARI (32nd) 0.82
C.J. Prosise 5.2 5.2 57th 3 13% 3 8% 3 3 vs. DAL (21st) 1.73
Giovani Bernard 8.2 5.1 T-58th 10 31% 12 21% 4 5 at CAR (11th) 0.84
Sony Michel 5.1 5.1 T-58th 11 28% 11 17% 1 1 at DET (28th) 0.46
Rex Burkhead 2.2 5.1 T-58th 6 21% 25 38% 0 1 at DET (28th) 0.4
Derrick Henry 5.9 5 61st 18 55% 29 45% 0 1 at JAX (17th) 0.34
Ty Montgomery 5 4.9 62nd 6 24% 10 23% 1 3 at WAS (16th) 0.98
Marlon Mack 4.6 4.6 63rd 11 39% 11 19% 1 1 at PHI (6th) 0.42
Jacquizz Rodgers 6.6 4 64th 8 31% 11 22% 3 4 vs. PIT (7th) 0.72
Doug Martin 3.4 3.6 65th 8 25% 14 22% 1 3 at MIA (22nd) 0.51
C.J. Anderson 3.1 3.3 T-66th 3 12% 10 20% 0 0 vs. CIN (20th) 0.66
Duke Johnson 3 3.3 T-66th 5 21% 11 20% 2 3 vs. NYJ (8th) 0.59
Latavius Murray 1.9 3.1 T-68th 4 22% 15 29% 0 0 vs. BUF (30th) 0.41
Trenton Cannon 0 3.1 T-68th 0 0% 6 11% 0 0 at CLE (24th) 0.52
Marcus Murphy 2.3 2.7 T-70th 4 19% 10 26% 1 1 at MIN (5th) 0.54
Spencer Ware 0.3 2.7 T-70th 1 5% 5 12% 0 1 vs. SF (18th) 1.06
Wayne Gallman 2.3 2.6 T-72nd 2 7% 5 9% 1 3 at HOU (14th) 1.02
Devontae Booker 1.7 2.6 T-72nd 3 11% 7 11% 0 2 at BAL (2nd) 0.74
LeGarrette Blount 4.5 2.1 74th 9 29% 13 25% 1 1 vs. NE (13th) 0.32
Nick Chubb 1.4 1.8 75th 2 8% 5 9% 0 0 vs. NYJ (8th) 0.7
Wendall Smallwood 2 1 76th 8 30% 8 14% 1 1 vs. IND (25th) 0.25
Shaun Wilson 0.9 0.8 77th 1 4% 2 4% 0 0 vs. PIT (7th) 0.75
Damien Williams 1.2 0.6 78th 1 5% 2 5% 1 1 vs. SF (18th) 0.6
Jonathan Stewart 0.1 0.5 79th 2 7% 4 14% 0 0 at HOU (14th) 0.22
Mike Gillislee 1.8 0.4 80th 8 28% 11 22% 0 0 at ATL (26th) 0.06
Robert Kelley 0.1 0.4 80th+ 1 3% 4 5% 0 0 vs. GB (9th) 0.2
Rod Smith 0 0.3 80th+ 0 0% 1 2% 0 0 at SEA (12th) 0.5
Jonathan Williams 0 0 80th+ 1 3% 2 4% 0 0 at ATL (26th) N/A

Quick Hits

  • Three RBs recorded 10 or more receptions in Week 2: Barkley (14), McCaffrey (14), and Thompson (13).
  • David Johnson is currently 27th in fantasy points per game with 11.9, despite being a consensus top-three pick in August drafts.
  • Only five RBs handled 80 percent or more of the backfield touches for their respective teams in Week 2: Elliott (100%), Hunt (90%), Barkley (86%), McCaffrey (85%), Conner (81%).
  • Jamaal Williams is 42nd in fantasy points per game, even though he’s totaled 77 percent of Green Bay’s backfield touches.
  • Alvin Kamara leads the way in fantasy points per touch (min. 10) with 1.69. Chris Thompson is a hair behind with 1.68 fantasy points per touch.
  • Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler are the only two RBs on the same team to rank in the top 10 through the first two weeks, ranking second and ninth, respectively.
  • Peyton Barber has been one of the least efficient backs, averaging a lowly 0.3 fantasy points per touch, and also ranking 55th in fantasy points per game. Ronald Jones could be worth a stash in deeper formats.

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