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RB Super Chart: Week 8 (Fantasy Football)

Oct 24, 2018

Week 7 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 8 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 7 FP FPPG WK 7 Touches WK 7 Touch % YTD Touches YTD Touch % WK 7 REC YTD REC WK 8 OPP FP Per Touch
Todd Gurley 30.6 29.5 19 58% 169 81% 4 25 vs. GB (11th) 1.22
Melvin Gordon DNP 27.1 DNP DNP 121 66% DNP 30 BYE 1.34
Alvin Kamara 15.5 26.4 19 58% 119 67% 2 40 at MIN (6th) 1.33
Saquon Barkley 26.4 26.2 23 96% 153 87% 9 49 vs. WAS (10th) 1.2
James Conner BYE 23.5 BYE BYE 129 91% BYE 26 vs. CLE (21st) 1.09
Kareem Hunt 37.1 20.8 20 65% 133 78% 5 15 vs. DEN (25th) 1.1
James White 29.7 20.6 19 56% 85 36% 8 45 at BUF (24th) 1.69
Christian McCaffrey 14 18.5 13 100% 118 85% 6 40 vs. BAL (1st) 0.94
Ezekiel Elliott 6.2 18.1 17 100% 157 90% 2 25 BYE 0.81
T.J. Yeldon 17.8 16.7 17 81% 109 63% 5 30 vs. PHI (9th) 1.07
Joe Mixon 8.1 16.5 16 80% 100 61% 3 16 vs. TB (22nd) 0.83
Tarik Cohen 22.3 16 14 52% 67 39% 8 29 vs. NYJ (17th) 1.44
Marlon Mack 31.9 15.6 21 62% 45 24% 2 4 at OAK (20th) 1.04
Chris Thompson DNP 15.5 DNP DNP 49 27% DNP 26 at NYG (23rd) 1.27
David Johnson 10 14.6 17 68% 126 78% 3 20 vs. SF (26th) 0.81
Giovani Bernard DNP 13.8 DNP DNP 48 29% DNP 14 vs. TB (22nd) 1.15
Mark Ingram 6.2 13.8 14 42% 32 18% 2 4 at MIN (6th) 0.86
Adrian Peterson 11.7 13.7 25 76% 109 60% 1 8 at NYG (23rd) 0.75
Marshawn Lynch BYE 13.2 BYE BYE 105 57% BYE 15 vs. IND (19th) 0.75
Isaiah Crowell 6 13.1 12 50% 90 46% 1 9 at CHI (4th) 1.02
Carlos Hyde DNP 12.9 DNP DNP 120 70% DNP 6 vs. PHI (9th) 0.64
Austin Ekeler 11.8 12.7 17 85% 72 36% 5 19 BYE 1.23
Phillip Lindsay 16.6 12.6 15 52% 90 46% 1 15 at KC (31st) 0.98
Kerryon Johnson 19.9 12.4 21 64% 84 47% 2 15 vs. SEA (15th) 0.88
Kenyan Drake 18.7 12.2 10 48% 83 51% 4 25 at HOU (14th) 1.03
Nyheim Hines 5.2 12 6 18% 73 39% 1 32 at OAK (20th) 1.15
Tevin Coleman 16.2 12 13 54% 97 57% 2 15 BYE 0.86
Sony Michel 2.5 11.9 5 15% 99 42% 1 4 at BUF (24th) 0.72
Matt Breida -0.5 11.5 5 18% 79 38% 0 11 at ARI (32nd) 1.02
Dion Lewis 21.5 11.5 19 56% 102 53% 6 29 BYE 0.79
Alex Collins 7.8 11.1 14 64% 99 52% 3 12 at CAR (7th) 0.78
Lamar Miller 16.9 11 23 72% 106 58% 1 11 vs. MIA (29th) 0.62
Javorius Allen 5.4 10.9 6 27% 65 34% 3 27 at CAR (7th) 1.17
Corey Clement 4.2 10.5 10 40% 58 30% 2 13 at JAX (8th) 0.91
Latavius Murray 22.3 10.4 17 77% 81 53% 2 12 vs. NO (5th) 0.9
Chris Carson BYE 10.3 BYE BYE 84 46% BYE 6 at DET (27th) 0.61
Mike Davis BYE 10.1 BYE BYE 51 28% BYE 9 at DET (27th) 0.99
Jordan Howard 11.8 10.1 13 48% 101 58% 1 11 vs. NYJ (17th) 0.6
Jalen Richard BYE 9.9 BYE BYE 42 23% BYE 31 vs. IND (19th) 1.42
Dalvin Cook DNP 9.2 DNP DNP 45 29% DNP 9 vs. NO (5th) 0.61
Royce Freeman 9.7 8.7 13 45% 75 38% 0 4  at KC (31st) 0.81
Ito Smith 6.5 8.6 9 38% 51 30% 2 12 BYE 1.01
Bilal Powell 3.5 8.6 6 25% 91 47% 1 11 at CHI (4th) 0.66
Wendell Smallwood 5.7 8.3 11 44% 65 34% 2 13 at JAX (8th) 0.9
Aaron Jones BYE 8.2 BYE BYE 36 26% BYE 4 at LAR (12th) 0.91
Theo Riddick DNP 8 DNP DNP 31 17% DNP 23 vs. SEA (15th) 1.28
Ty Montgomery BYE 7.8 BYE BYE 38 27% BYE 14 at LAR (12th) 1.23
LeSean McCoy 0.1 7.7 2 7% 76 42% 0 13 vs. NE (18th) 0.6
Duke Johnson 5.9 7.3 5 22% 38 20% 4 18 at PIT (2nd) 1.35
Darren Sproles DNP 7.2 DNP DNP 9 5% DNP 4 at JAX (8th) 0.8
Frank Gore 4.3 7.1 11 52% 77 48% 1 5 at HOU (14th) 0.65
Alfred Morris 2.5 7 9 32% 77 37% 0 6 at ARI (32nd) 0.54
Peyton Barber 3 7 11 48% 80 63% 0 6 at CIN (28th) 0.52
Kyle Juszczyk 3.3 6.9 3 11% 21 10% 2 19 at ARI (32nd) 2.3
Alfred Blue 2.8 6.9 8 25% 75 41% 0 11 vs. MIA (29th) 0.64
Chris Ivory 13.6 6.8 19 63% 75 42% 3 8 vs. NE (18th) 0.64
LeGarrette Blount 11 6.5 10 30% 60 34% 0 3 vs. SEA (15th) 0.65
Leonard Fournette DNP 6.5 DNP DNP 24 14% DNP 4 vs. PHI (9th) 0.54
Jamaal Williams BYE 6.4 BYE BYE 67 48% BYE 8 at LAR (12th) 0.57
Derrick Henry 14.5 6.4 14 41% 90 47% 2 6 BYE 0.49
Nick Chubb 14 6.2 18 78% 34 18% 0 0 at PIT (2nd) 1.27
Ronald Jones 9.8 6.2 7 30% 22 17% 1 5 at CIN (28th) 0.84
Jordan Wilkins 6.4 5.7 7 21% 60 32% 1 10 at OAK (20th) 0.57
Marcus Murphy 12 5.5 9 30% 28 16% 5 7 vs. NE (18th) 0.78
Rashaad Penny BYE 5.1 BYE BYE 44 24% BYE 6 at DET (27th) 0.58
Devontae Booker 0.9 4.8 1 3% 29 15% 1 16 at KC (31st) 1.16
C.J. Anderson 0 4.5 0 0% 17 12% 0 1 vs. BAL (1st) 1.05
Malcolm Brown 8.1 4.3 14 42% 39 19% 1 3 vs. GB (11th) 0.66
Spencer Ware 11.9 4.1 11 35% 27 16% 3 9 vs. DEN (25th) 1.06
Raheem Mostert 11.8 3.7 11 39% 31 15% 4 6 at ARI (32nd) 0.72
Wayne Gallman 0 3.4 0 0% 22 13% 0 8 vs. WAS (10th) 0.78
Chase Edmonds 5.1 3.2 8 32% 32 20% 3 12 vs. SF (26th) 0.7
Jacquizz Rodgers 2.9 2.4 4 17% 19 15% 1 7 at CIN (28th) 0.76
Doug Martin BYE 2.4 BYE BYE 31 17% BYE 4 vs. IND (19th) 0.46
Mark Walton 1 2.2 4 20% 15 9% 0 4 vs. TB (22nd) 0.59
Kenjon Barner 3.6 2.1 10 29% 16 7% 0 0 at BUF (24th) 0.39
Rod Smith 0 1 0 0% 16 9% 0 1 BYE 0.32

Quick Hits

  • It’s the return of the Mack! Marlon Mack, that is. The 22-year-old scored 31.9 points in PPR formats, which was the second most in Week 7. Nyheim Hines has lost nearly all of his fantasy value after a promising couple of games, while Jordan Wilkins never impressed to begin with. Mack is the RB to own in Indy and he could help teams make a push to the championship if he can play anywhere near the level he did on Sunday.
  • Chris Ivory handled 63 percent of Buffalo’s backfield touches and Marcus Murphy secured 30 percent with LeSean McCoy missing most of the game after suffering an apparent concussion and ankle injury. Expect a similar 65-35 type of split favoring Ivory if McCoy can’t go on Monday Night.
  • It was all eyes on Nick Chubb with Carlos Hyde out in Cleveland. He did not disappoint as the rookie had a hefty 78 percent backfield share while scoring 14 fantasy points despite not catching a single pass.
  • Adrian Peterson led all RBs with 25 total touches in Week 7. Even though his upside is capped in PPR formats because of his lack of receptions, Peterson is currently the 18th ranked running back in fantasy with a point per game average of 13.7.
  • Only three running backs had a backfield share of 90 percent or greater: Ezekiel Elliott, Christian McCaffrey, and Saquon Barkley.
  • James White and Tarik Cohen continue to showcase their dynamic play-making ability as they lead all RBs in Fantasy Points Per Touch (Min. 25) with an average of 1.69 and 1.44, respectively.

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