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RB Super Chart: Week 4 (Fantasy Football)

Sep 26, 2018

Welcome to the Week 4 Fantasy Football Super Chart series of the 2018 NFL season, 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 4.

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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, click here.

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

Player WK 3 FP FPPG WK 3 Touches WK 3 Touch % YTD Touches YTD Touch % WK 3 REC YTD REC WK 4 OPP FP Per Touch
Alvin Kamara 34 31.7 31 82% 67 76% 15 30 at NYG (22nd) 1.42
Todd Gurley 24.6 26.9 28 85% 73 78% 5 11 vs. MIN (7th) 1.1
Melvin Gordon 16.4 24.9 17 71% 56 63% 2 17 vs. SF (20th) 1.33
Saquon Barkley 22.7 22.8 22 73% 67 80% 5 21 vs. NO (3rd) 1.02
James Conner 14.5 22.7 20 87% 69 92% 5 15 vs. BAL (6th) 0.99
Christian McCaffrey 21.4 20.9 30 88% 68 81% 2 22 BYE 0.92
Adrian Peterson 24 18.2 19 68% 61 60% 0 5 BYE 0.9
Joe Mixon DNP 17.8 DNP DNP 44 60% DNP 6 at ATL (30th) 0.81
Ezekiel Elliott 14.8 17.4 19 100% 59 98% 3 11 vs. DET (29th) 0.88
Chris Thompson 2.7 16.6 7 25% 35 34% 1 20 BYE 1.42
Carlos Hyde 24.3 16.6 25 81% 65 75% 2 4 at OAK (8th) 0.77
Javorius Allen 17.6 15.7 9 30% 29 35% 3 13 at PIT (4th) 1.63
Isaiah Crowell 19.1 15.7 18 56% 42 49% 2 4 at JAX (9th) 1.12
Matt Breida 14.7 15.2 13 42% 39 44% 3 7 at LAC (21st) 1.17
Marshawn Lynch 17.6 15.1 22 56% 55 53% 3 7 vs. CLE (24th) 0.82
James White 14.1 15 7 29% 27 30% 3 14 vs. MIA (25th) 1.67
Jay Ajayi DNP 15 DNP DNP 23 24% DNP 1 at TEN (5th) 1.3
Austin Ekeler 8.1 14.8 7 29% 31 35% 3 11 vs. SF (20th) 1.44
Jordan Howard 16.1 13.9 26 74% 63 73% 2 10 vs. TB (26th) 0.66
Tevin Coleman 12.7 13.6 17 77% 47 66% 2 7 vs. CIN (23rd) 0.87
T.J. Yeldon 15 13.3 13 59% 42 55% 6 11 vs. NYJ (12th) 0.95
David Johnson 16.1 13.3 16 73% 44 68% 4 10 vs. SEA (13th) 0.91
Dalvin Cook DNP 12.8 DNP DNP 35 53% DNP 9 at LAR (15th) 0.73
Kareem Hunt 16.4 12.1 18 75% 53 79% 0 1 at DEN (19th) 0.68
Alex Collins 16.4 11.8 21 70% 41 49% 3 7 at PIT (4th) 0.86
Lamar Miller 14.1 11.7 15 75% 52 74% 5 8 at IND (27th) 0.67
Dion Lewis 7 11.4 12 40% 48 51% 3 9 vs. PHI (2nd) 0.71
Bilal Powell 7.3 11.3 14 44% 37 43% 0 6 at JAX (9th) 0.91
Corey Clement 10.5 10.9 19 50% 35 37% 3 8 at TEN (5th) 0.93
Phillip Lindsay 2 10.8 4 14% 36 39% 0 3 vs. KC (32nd) 0.9
Chris Carson 20.4 10.6 34 87% 50 60% 2 5 vs. ARI (31st) 0.63
Kenneth Dixon DNP 10.4 DNP DNP 13 16% DNP 0 at PIT (4th) 0.8
Kerryon Johnson 13 10.4 18 45% 39 42% 2 10 at DAL (18th) 0.8
Giovani Bernard 19.6 9.9 17 100% 29 40% 5 10 at ATL (30th) 1.02
Kenyan Drake 3 9.9 7 54% 39 61% 2 9 at NE (17th) 0.76
Jalen Richard 11.9 9.7 6 15% 22 21% 6 15 vs. CLE (24th) 1.32
Nyheim Hines 9.3 9.7 10 56% 27 35% 5 13 vs. HOU (14th) 1.07
Theo Riddick 6.6 9.6 3 8% 21 23% 3 17 at DAL (18th) 1.37
Royce Freeman 12.8 9.6 14 48% 37 40% 1 1 vs. KC (32nd) 0.78
Chris Ivory 15.6 8.9 23 72% 29 41% 3 4 at GB (11th) 0.92
Leonard Fournette DNP 8.5 DNP DNP 12 16% DNP 3 vs. NYJ (12th) 0.71
Alfred Morris 12.7 8.2 14 45% 42 47% 0 2 at LAC (21st) 0.58
Devonta Freeman DNP 8 DNP DNP 9 13% DNP 3 vs. CIN (23rd) 0.89
Kyle Juszczyk 11.8 7.6 2 6% 6 7% 2 6 at LAC (21st) 3.78
Ty Montgomery 12.4 7.4 10 42% 20 29% 6 9 vs. BUF (28th) 1.11
Darren Sproles DNP 7.2 DNP DNP 9 10% DNP 4 at TEN (5th) 0.8
Jordan Wilkins 4 7.2 8 44% 37 48% 2 7 vs. HOU (14th) 0.58
Jamaal Williams 6.5 7.1 7 29% 41 60% 2 5 vs. BUF (28th) 0.52
LeSean McCoy DNP 7 DNP DNP 21 30% DNP 5 at GB (11th) 0.66
Tarik Cohen 9.8 6.8 8 23% 21 24% 3 7 vs. TB (26th) 0.97
Wendell Smallwood 18.1 6.7 13 34% 21 22% 3 4 at TEN (5th) 0.96
Ito Smith 6.5 6.5 5 23% 15 21% 3 4 vs. CIN (23rd) 0.86
Aaron Jones 5.7 5.7 7 29% 7 10% 1 1 vs. BUF (28th) 0.81
C.J. Anderson 10.3 5.6 3 9% 13 15% 1 1 BYE 1.3
Chase Edmonds 1 5.6 5 23% 19 29% 0 9 vs. SEA (13th) 0.88
Sony Michel 5.9 5.5 15 63% 26 29% 1 2 vs. MIA (25th) 0.42
Alfred Blue 2.7 5.3 5 25% 17 24% 1 1 at IND (27th) 0.94
C.J. Prosise 0 5.2 0 0% 3 4% 0 3 vs. ARI (31st) 1.73
Derrick Henry 5.7 5.2 18 60% 47 49% 0 1 vs. PHI (2nd) 0.33
Corey Grant 2 5.1 7 32% 18 23% 1 7 vs. NYJ (12th) 0.84
Malcolm Brown 4.2 5 5 15% 20 22% 0 2 vs. MIN (7th) 0.76
Devontae Booker 9.4 4.9 10 35% 17 18% 5 7 vs. KC (32nd) 0.86
Rex Burkhead 4.6 4.9 2 8% 27 30% 2 3 vs. MIA (25th) 0.54
Latavius Murray 8.1 4.7 7 47% 22 33% 5 5 at LAR (15th) 0.65
Peyton Barber 3.3 4.7 8 57% 44 70% 0 1 at CHI (1st) 0.32
Marlon Mack DNP 4.6 DNP DNP 11 14% DNP 1 vs. HOU (14th) 0.42
Frank Gore 1.2 4.2 6 46% 25 39% 0 1 at NE (17th) 0.51
LeGarrette Blount 8.5 4.2 18 45% 31 34% 2 3 at DAL (18th) 0.41
Duke Johnson 5.3 3.9 4 13% 15 17% 2 5 at OAK (8th) 0.79
Jacquizz Rodgers 3.7 3.9 4 29% 15 24% 2 6 at CHI (1st) 0.77
Rashaad Penny 0.5 3.9 3 8% 24 29% 0 4 vs. ARI (31st) 0.49
Doug Martin 4.3 3.8 9 23% 23 22% 0 3 vs. CLE (24th) 0.5
Spencer Ware 5 3.4 3 13% 8 12% 2 3 at DEN (19th) 1.29
Marcus Murphy 4.4 3.3 9 28% 19 27% 1 2 at GB (11th) 0.52
Trenton Cannon 0 3.1 0 0% 6 7% 0 0 at JAX (9th) 0.52
Wayne Gallman 2.5 2.5 6 20% 11 13% 0 3 vs. NO (3rd) 0.69
Damien Williams 3.6 1.6 2 8% 4 6% 2 3 at DEN (19th) 1.2
Shaun Wilson 2.9 1.5 2 14% 4 6% 2 2 at CHI (1st) 1.1
Nick Chubb 0.6 1.4 2 6% 7 8% 0 0 at OAK (8th) 0.59
Jonathan Stewart 0.8 0.6 2 7% 6 7% 0 0 vs. NO (3rd) 0.28
Mike Gillislee 1 0.6 3 8% 14 16% 0 0 at NYG (22nd) 0.12
Jonathan Williams 1.2 0.4 2 5% 4 5% 1 1 at NYG (22nd) 0.28
Robert Kelley 0 0.4 0 0% 4 4% 0 0 BYE 0.2
Rod Smith 0 0.3 0 0% 1 2% 0 0 vs. DET (29th) 0.5

 

Quick Hits

  • Eight RBs totaled 80 or more percent of their respective team’s backfield touches in Week 3: Ezekiel Elliott (100%), Giovani Bernard (100%), Christian McCaffrey (88%), James Conner (87%), Chris Carson (87%), Todd Gurley (85%), Alvin Kamara (82%), and Carlos Hyde (81%).
  • Meanwhile, only four RBs qualify as “workhorses,” handling 80 percent or more of their team’s total backfield touches through the first three weeks of the season: Elliott (98%), Conner (92%), McCaffrey (81%), and Saquon Barkley (80%).
  • Alvin Kamara hauled in 15 passes in Week 3 and now has 30 receptions on the season. He’s on pace for 160 receptions, which would shatter the NFL record. The next closest RB this year is McCaffrey with 22 receptions.
  • James White has the most fantasy points per touch (min. 10), averaging 1.67 points every time he touches the ball.
  • Derrick Henry and Peyton Barber have been extremely inefficient, averaging 0.33 and 0.32 fantasy points per touch, respectively. Both players should be on your bench until they show they can produce.
  • Chris Carson had 34 touches in Week 3 after combining for just 16 in Seattle’s first two games. He is the clear-cut RB1 in Seattle for the time being.

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