NFL Running Back Workloads: Week 9 Review
Dom Murtha breaks down all of the top storylines across NFL backfields and gives insight on what to expect going forward.
Week 9 Recap
In PPR scoring formats, Week 9 was a good one for fantasy owners. It featured four 30+ point scorers, including Kareem Hunt , Alvin Kamara , Christian McCaffrey , and Tevin Coleman . The elite performances from the first three were far from surprising and quite frankly expected, however the Coleman one was particularly nice to see.
Since taking over the starting job in the wake of the Devonta Freeman injury, Coleman had been one of the more underwhelming fantasy backs, especially when considering the high-powered offense that he operates out of. This past Sunday was the first week all season that he eclipsed the 20 point barrier, let alone the 30+ point mark.
Another four backs had over 20 points in Week 9. James Conner led them all, as he came up just 0.7 points shy of breaking 30. To that point, what a season it has been for Conner considering the circumstances… He not only is replacing arguably the best back in football over the last five years, but he...