RB Super Chart: Week 8 (Fantasy Football)
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
- 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.