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RB Super Chart: Week 9 (Fantasy Football)

Oct 31, 2018

Week 8 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 9 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 8 FP FPPG WK 8 Touches WK 8 Touch % YTD Touches YTD Touch % WK 8 REC YTD REC WK 8 OPP FP Per Touch
Todd Gurley 33.5 30 31 97% 200 83% 6 31 at NO (5th) 1.2
Melvin Gordon BYE 27.1 BYE BYE 121 66% BYE 30 at SEA (14th) 1.34
Alvin Kamara 26.6 26.4 20 56% 139 65% 7 47 vs. LAR (11th) 1.33
James Conner 38.2 25.6 29 83% 158 90% 5 31 at BAL (1st) 1.13
Saquon Barkley 20.1 25.5 22 96% 175 88% 9 58 BYE 1.16
James White 25.4 21.2 18 86% 103 40% 10 55 vs. GB (13th) 1.64
Kareem Hunt 19.6 20.7 21 95% 154 80% 5 20 at CLE (25th) 1.07
Christian McCaffrey 21.6 18.9 18 78% 136 84% 4 44 vs. TB (24th) 0.97
Marlon Mack 28.9 18.9 27 64% 72 31% 2 6 BYE 1.05
Joe Mixon 28.8 18.6 24 89% 124 65% 3 19 BYE 0.9
Ezekiel Elliott BYE 18.1 BYE BYE 157 90% BYE 25 vs. TEN (4th) 0.81
T.J. Yeldon 16 16.6 9 60% 118 63% 7 37 BYE 1.13
Tarik Cohen 18 16.3 6 21% 73 36% 1 30 at BUF (22nd) 1.56
Adrian Peterson 26.6 15.5 27 84% 136 64% 1 9 vs. ATL (31st) 0.8
David Johnson 14 14.5 20 87% 146 62% 4 24 BYE 0.8
Giovani Bernard DNP 13.8 DNP DNP 48 25% DNP 14 BYE 1.15
Phillip Lindsay 20.2 13.6 21 62% 111 48% 3 18 vs. HOU (15th) 0.98
Kenyan Drake 23.5 13.6 14 50% 97 51% 2 27 vs. NYJ (18th) 1.12
Chris Thompson 4.2 13.2 5 16% 54 25% 2 28 vs. ATL (31st) 1.23
Mark Ingram 12.2 13.2 16 44% 48 23% 3 7 vs. LAR (11th) 0.83
Marshawn Lynch DNP 13.2 DNP DNP 105 50% DNP 15 at SF (21st) 0.75
Kerryon Johnson 15.1 12.8 14 70% 98 49% 6 21 at MIN (10th) 0.91
Austin Ekeler BYE 12.7 BYE BYE 72 36% BYE 19 at SEA (14th) 1.23
Lamar Miller 19.3 12.2 18 53% 124 57% 0 11 at DEN (20th) 0.69
Isaiah Crowell 4.8 12.1 14 61% 104 48% 1 10 at MIA (29th) 0.93
Tevin Coleman BYE 12 BYE BYE 97 57% BYE 15 at WAS (8th) 0.86
Chris Carson 20.4 12 27 68% 111 50% 2 8 vs. LAC (16th) 0.65
Sony Michel DNP 11.9 DNP DNP 99 42% DNP 4 vs. GB (13th) 0.72
Nyheim Hines 10.5 11.8 13 31% 86 38% 2 34 BYE 1.1
Latavius Murray 20.5 11.7 18 72% 81 45% 5 17 vs. DET (27th) 1.15
Dion Lewis BYE 11.5 BYE BYE 102 53% BYE 29 at DAL (12th) 0.79
Carlos Hyde 1.1 11.2 6 40% 126 67% 0 6 BYE 0.62
Alex Collins 12.3 11.2 13 68% 131 62% 2 14 vs. PIT (2nd) 0.69
Javorius Allen 10.8 10.9 3 16% 68 32% 3 30 vs. PIT (2nd) 1.28
Jordan Howard 14.1 10.7 22 79% 123 61% 0 11 at BUF (22nd) 0.61
Matt Breida 4.2 10.6 16 62% 95 41% 0 11 vs. OAK (26th) 0.89
Jalen Richard 14.4 10.6 10 37% 52 25% 8 39 at SF (21st) 1.42
Aaron Jones 16.6 9.9 14 67% 50 31% 2 6 at NE (17th) 0.99
Mike Davis 4.5 9.2 11 28% 62 28% 1 10 vs. LAC (16th) 0.89
Dalvin Cook DNP 9.2 DNP DNP 45 25% DNP 9 vs. DET (27th) 0.61
Wendell Smallwood 14.6 9.1 10 40% 75 34% 2 15 BYE 0.97
Corey Clement 1.5 9 5 20% 63 29% 1 14 BYE 0.86
LeSean McCoy 15.5 8.8 18 69% 94 46% 6 19 vs. CHI (3rd) 0.65
Royce Freeman DNP 8.7 DNP DNP 75 32% DNP 4 vs. HOU (15th) 0.81
Ito Smith BYE 8.6 BYE BYE 51 30% BYE 12 at WAS (8th) 1.01
Bilal Powell DNP 8.6 DNP DNP 91 42% DNP 11 at MIA (29th) 0.66
Theo Riddick DNP 8 DNP DNP 31 16% DNP 23 at MIN (10th) 1.28
Peyton Barber 14.5 8 19 70% 99 65% 0 6 at CAR (9th) 0.57
Frank Gore 6.8 7.1 13 46% 90 47% 1 6 vs. NYJ (18th) 0.63
Duke Johnson 3.6 6.9 4 16% 42 19% 2 20 vs. KC (32nd) 1.31
Chris Ivory 5.5 6.7 7 27% 82 40% 1 9 vs. CHI (3rd) 0.65
Ty Montgomery -0.2 6.6 3 14% 41 25% 1 15 vs. PIT (2nd) 1.13
Nick Chubb 9.5 6.6 20 80% 54 25% 2 2 vs. KC (32nd) 0.98
Alfred Blue 4.2 6.5 15 44% 90 41% 0 11 at DEN (20th) 0.58
Leonard Fournette DNP 6.5 DNP DNP 24 13% DNP 4 BYE 0.54
Alfred Morris 2.8 6.4 6 23% 83 35% 0 6 vs. OAK (26th) 0.54
Jamaal Williams 6.9 6.4 4 19% 71 44% 0 8 at NE (17th) 0.63
Derrick Henry BYE 6.4 BYE BYE 90 47% BYE 6 at DAL (12th) 0.49
Kyle Juszczyk 1 6.2 2 8% 23 10% 0 19 vs. OAK (26th) 2.14
LeGarrette Blount 3.6 6.1 4 20% 64 32% 1 4 at MIN (10th) 0.67
Devontae Booker 14.1 6 13 38% 42 18% 4 20 vs. HOU (15th) 1.14
Jordan Wilkins 1.4 5.1 2 5% 62 27% 0 10 BYE 0.58
Trenton Cannon 5.2 4.9 9 39% 22 10% 3 8 at MIA (29th) 0.89
Ronald Jones 1.1 4.9 3 11% 25 16% 1 6 at CAR (9th) 0.78
Marcus Murphy 0 4.4 0 0% 28 14% 0 7 vs. CHI (3rd) 0.78
Rashaad Penny 0 4.3 0 0% 44 20% 0 6 vs. LAC (16th) 0.58
Spencer Ware 0 4.1 0 0% 27 14% 0 9 at CLE (25th) 1.06
C.J. Anderson 2 4 5 22% 22 14% 0 1 vs. TB (24th) 0.9
Malcolm Brown 0.7 3.8 1 3% 40 17% 0 3 at NO (5th) 0.66
Raheem Mostert 1.8 3.4 2 8% 33 14% 0 6 vs. OAK (26th) 0.73
Doug Martin 8.9 3.3 15 56% 46 22% 2 6 at SF (21st) 0.51
Chase Edmonds 3.1 3.2 3 13% 35 15% 1 13 BYE 0.73
Jacquizz Rodgers 6.9 3.1 5 19% 24 16% 4 11 at CAR (9th) 0.89
Wayne Gallman -0.1 2.8 1 4% 23 12% 0 8 BYE 0.74
Josh Adams 7.7 2.5 10 40% 21 10% 1 1 BYE 0.59
Mark Walton 2.7 2.3 3 11% 18 9% 1 5 BYE 0.64
Rod Smith BYE 1 BYE BYE 16 9% BYE 1 vs. TEN (4th) 0.32

 
Quick Hits

  • Marlon Mack has strung together two consecutive quality games and has risen to eighth place along with Christian McCaffrey in PPR formats. It remains to be seen if the Indianapolis running back can hold up as an RB1, but he’s certainly looking like a sure-fire RB2 at the very least.
  • Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is quietly having a very strong season with three 100-yard performances thus far, trailing only Todd Gurley and James Conner in that department. Carson saw the third-most touches among all running backs in Week 8 with 27 and should continue to see a heavy workload moving forward.
  • Six players had an 85 percent or greater backfield share in Week 8: Gurley (97%), Saquon Barkley (96%), Kareem Hunt (95%), Joe Mixon (89%), David Johnson (87%), and James White (86%) if you exclude Cordarrelle Patterson’s rushes since he is listed as a wide receiver.
  • Six backs have also handled 80 percent or more of their respective team’s backfield touches, making them obvious workhorses in 2018: Conner (90%), Ezekiel Elliott (90%), Barkley (88%), McCaffrey (84%), Gurley (83%), and Hunt (80%).
  • It’s been a long time coming, but Aaron Jones finally received the bulk of the touches for the Green Bay Packers. The second-year runner scored 16.6 fantasy points while securing 67 percent of the team’s touches out of the backfield. That number should remain consistent moving forward with Ty Montgomery out of the mix and considering how badly Jones has outplayed Jamaal Williams this season.

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