RB Super Chart: Week 5 (Fantasy Football)

Oct 3, 2018

Week 4 of the 2018 NFL season is in the books and to keep you up to date, we’ve put together an all-in-one spreadsheet filled with several fantasy-relevant statistics from last week and year to date. We call it the Super Chart and its purpose is to provide you with all of the data, stats, and fantasy information you need in one place. Our Super Chart can be used to help determine your starting lineups, waiver wire pickups, trade evaluations, 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 Week 5 edition of the Running Back Super Chart, 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.

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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.

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

Player WK 4 FP FPPG WK 4 Touches WK 4 Touch % YTD Touches YTD Touch % WK 4 REC YTD REC FP Per Touch
Alvin Kamara 41.1 34 24 83% 91 78% 5 35 1.5
Todd Gurley 25.6 26.6 21 100% 94 82% 4 15 1.13
Melvin Gordon 30.9 26.4 22 69% 78 64% 7 24 1.35
Saquon Barkley 22 22.6 16 76% 83 79% 6 27 1.09
Ezekiel Elliott 34 21.5 29 81% 88 92% 4 15 0.98
Christian McCaffrey BYE 20.9 BYE BYE 68 81% BYE 22 0.92
James Conner 9.4 19.4 12 100% 81 93% 3 18 0.96
James White 31.2 19.1 16 36% 43 32% 8 22 1.77
Adrian Peterson BYE 18.2 BYE BYE 61 60% BYE 5 0.9
Joe Mixon DNP 17.8 DNP DNP 44 44% DNP 6 0.81
Chris Thompson BYE 16.6 BYE BYE 35 34% BYE 20 1.42
Marshawn Lynch 18.7 16 23 72% 78 57% 3 10 0.82
Carlos Hyde 14.2 16 22 71% 87 74% 0 4 0.74
T.J. Yeldon 23 15.8 21 58% 63 56% 3 14 1
Kareem Hunt 26.5 15.7 22 92% 75 82% 3 4 0.84
Austin Ekeler 13.6 14.5 10 31% 41 34% 2 13 1.42
David Johnson 18.2 14.5 25 86% 69 73% 3 13 0.84
Nyheim Hines 28.3 14.3 13 56% 40 40% 9 22 1.43
Matt Breida 10.1 14 12 63% 51 47% 3 10 1.09
Giovani Bernard 25.6 13.8 19 73% 48 48% 4 14 1.15
Jay Ajayi 11.1 13.7 18 69% 41 34% 3 4 1
Javorius Allen 6.7 13.5 12 46% 41 38% 2 15 1.31
Tevin Coleman 10.7 12.9 17 63% 64 65% 3 10 0.8
Tarik Cohen 30.4 12.7 20 63% 41 35% 7 14 1.24
Dion Lewis 15.6 12.5 13 57% 61 52% 9 18 0.82
Isaiah Crowell 1.3 12.1 5 29% 47 46% 1 5 1.03
Phillip Lindsay 15.9 12.1 14 56% 50 43% 2 5 0.96
Alex Collins 9.5 11.2 12 46% 53 49% 1 8 0.85
Kerryon Johnson 12.6 11 10 45% 49 43% 1 11 0.9
Jordan Howard 2.5 11 11 34% 74 63% 0 10 0.6
Corey Clement DNP 10.9 DNP DNP 35 29% DNP 8 0.93
Bilal Powell 9.2 10.8 12 71% 49 48% 4 10 0.88
Chris Carson DNP 10.6 DNP DNP 50 42% DNP 5 0.63
Aaron Jones 15.2 10.5 12 40% 19 19% 1 2 1.1
Mike Davis 28.4 10.4 25 74% 30 25% 4 6 1.04
Royce Freeman 12.7 10.4 8 32% 45 38% 0 1 0.92
Lamar Miller 4.9 10 14 52% 66 68% 0 8 0.6
Sony Michel 17.2 9.4 25 57% 51 38% 0 2 0.55
Dalvin Cook 2 9.2 10 56% 45 54% 0 9 0.61
Theo Riddick 6.7 8.9 5 23% 26 23% 4 21 1.37
Jalen Richard 6.6 8.9 4 13% 26 19% 3 18 1.37
Ito Smith 13.8 8.9 10 37% 25 26% 3 7 1.07
Kenyan Drake 2.6 8.1 4 22% 43 52% 1 10 0.75
Devonta Freeman DNP 8 DNP DNP 9 9% DNP 3 0.89
Ty Montgomery 9.4 7.9 7 23% 27 28% 2 11 1.17
Darren Sproles DNP 7.9 DNP DNP 9 8% DNP 4 0.8
Wendell Smallwood 8.4 7.1 8 31% 29 24% 3 7 0.98
Chris Ivory 1.5 7 6 7% 35 42% 0 4 0.8
LeSean McCoy 6.7 6.9 8 57% 29 35% 3 8 0.71
Alfred Morris 2.8 6.8 5 26% 47 44% 1 3 0.58
Nick Chubb 22.5 6.7 3 10% 10 8% 0 0 2.66
Kyle Juszczyk 3.5 6.6 2 11% 8 7% 2 8 3.28
Frank Gore 13.7 6.6 13 72% 38 46% 2 3 0.69
Leonard Fournette 4.5 6.5 12 33% 24 21% 1 4 0.54
Duke Johnson 13.6 6.4 6 19% 21 18% 4 9 1.21
Jamaal Williams 2.7 6 11 37% 52 53% 0 5 0.46
Jordan Wilkins 1.6 5.8 8 35% 45 45% 0 7 0.51
Mark Walton 5.7 5.7 7 27% 7 7% 2 2 0.81
C.J. Anderson BYE 5.6 BYE BYE 13 15% BYE 1 1.3
Derrick Henry 5.1 5.2 10 43% 57 48% 2 3 0.36
Latavius Murray 5.8 5 4 22% 26 31% 2 7 0.77
Malcolm Brown 0 5 0 0 20 0.18 0 2 0.76
Alfred Blue 3.1 4.8 13 48% 30 31% 0 1 0.63
Corey Grant 3.7 4.7 3 8% 21 19% 2 9 0.9
Marlon Mack DNP 4.6 DNP DNP 11 11% DNP 1 0.42
Peyton Barber 4 4.5 8 42% 52 63% 1 2 0.35
Devontae Booker 2.4 4.3 2 8% 19 16% 1 8 0.89
Chase Edmonds 0.1 4.2 3 10% 22 23% 0 9 0.77
Rashaad Penny 4.9 4.2 9 26% 33 28% 0 4 0.51
Ronald Jones 3.8 3.8 11 58% 11 13% 1 1 0.35
LeGarrette Blount 1.2 3.5 7 32% 38 33% 0 3 0.37
Marcus Murphy DNP 3.3 DNP DNP 19 23% DNP 2 0.52
Doug Martin 1.1 3.1 5 16% 28 21% 0 3 0.45
Jacquizz Rodgers 0 2.9 0 0% 15 18% 0 6 0.77
Spencer Ware 0.6 2.7 2 8% 10 11% 0 3 1.09
Wayne Gallman 3.3 2.7 5 24% 16 15% 3 6 0.68
Rod Smith 3.2 1.2 7 19% 8 8% 1 1 0.46
Mike Gillislee 2.5 1.1 3 10% 17 15% 1 1 0.25
Robert Kelley BYE 0.4 BYE BYE 4 4% BYE 0 0.2

Quick Hits

  • Alvin Kamara led the way in Week 4 with 41.1 fantasy points. He also ranks number one in FPPG with 34, first in receptions with 35, and is second in total touches with 91.
  • James Conner continues to see the highest share of touches out of any backfield in the NFL with 93 percent. He had 100 percent of Pittsburgh’s backfield touches in Week 4, but only managed 9.4 fantasy points.
  • Nick Chubb leads all RBs in fantasy points per touch with 2.66 (min. 10 touches). In comparison, Carlos Hyde is averaging just 0.74. The rookie could see an increase in touches in the coming weeks.
  • David Johnson had his busiest day of the season, as he totaled 25 touches and accounted for 86 percent of Arizona’s backfield touches, bringing his average up to 73 percent on the season.
  • LeGarrette Blount has taken 33 percent of Detroit’s touches through the first four weeks, despite being grossly inefficient with a 0.37 fantasy points per touch average. Kerryon Johnson should see more work as the season wears on.

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