NFL Running Back Workloads: Week 16 Review
Dom Murtha breaks down all of the top storylines across NFL backfields and gives insight on what to expect going forward.
Week 16 Recap
In about 90% of fantasy football leagues (more of a hunch than a real statistic), Week 16 is traditionally the Super Bowl. The culmination of an emotional roller coaster; a four month grind over spreadsheets and projection analysis. It was only fitting this Week 16, that for the first time all season, we did not have a 30+ point scorer at the running back position. With all of the build up and the great performances that we have had out of the league’s running backs this season, it would only make sense that in the most important week of the year, the position collective underwhelmed to the point of a season low.
While there were no 30 point guys, at least we had seven 20+ point guys in Week 16. Among them were consistent stalwarts at the position, such as Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara , however the rest on the list were either out-of-nowhere backs or circumstantial performers. You could argue that C.J. Anderson was both, as he filled in for the...