NFL Running Back Workloads: Week 7
Mike Alexander takes a look at running back workloads from Week 7 of the NFL season and breaks down what it means going forward.
It was quite the week for unexpected running back performances. Injuries always find their way into backfields and this is the time of year things start getting interesting. There’s talent on the wire and a number of situations we need to monitor going forward. Here are the notable workloads from week 7.
Chase Edmonds , RB ARI - The takeaway here is that Edmonds can handle a lead role. Will he get real work going forward? Hard to say and mainly dependent on David Johnson ’s health. In this game, DJ’s health wasn’t risked and Edmonds handled 61/64 snaps with three-TD ease. Assuming this was mostly cautionary for DJ, Edmonds slots back into his change of pace role. He’s talented and will get touches, though. Consider him Ekeler-lite and usable in deep leagues.
Ty Johnson, RB DET - The hot waiver pickup of the season so far with Kerryon Johnson hitting the IR. Ty Johnson showed us rather little on Sunday. Understandable, getting thrown into the deep end in a divisional game...