NFL Running Back Workloads: Week 12 Review
Dom Murtha breaks down all of the top storylines across NFL backfields and gives insight on what to expect going forward.
Week 12 Recap
In comparison to other weeks, Week 12 was one of above-average balance at the running back position. By that I mean that while it wasn’t one loaded with several 30+ point scorers, as has been the case in weeks past, it was one that had one 30+ point scorer (Saquon Barkley ), a stunning 40+ point outburst from Christian McCaffrey , and a whopping 10 backs eclipse the 20 point mark.
Of this rather dense top quadrant of the running back position in Week 12, a few surprising names jump off the ledger. First and foremost is LeGarrette Blount (a guy who I tipped you off to in last week’s edition, thank you very much), who’s 23.3 points in the stead of Kerryon Johnson were the most he has scored since the winter of 2016. Also notable were the names of Austin Ekeler and Sony Michel . Ekeler’s 26.3 points made some sense considering the health situation of Melvin Gordon , while Michel’s 22.5 also made sense because of his own recent bill of good health. What I...