Thomas Jones leads all backs in carries since 2006

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No NFL running back has more carries in fewer games than RB Steven Jackson since the St. Louis Rams' running back broke out with 346 carries and 1,528 yards in 2006.

Count Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. among those who think the Rams erred in leaning too heavily on Jackson last season.

The chart ranks NFL running backs by most regular-season carries since 2006. Jackson and the 49ers' Frank Gore rank among the top four. Jackson also ranks third since 2005.

The Rams' options beyond Jackson include Chris Ogbonnaya, Kenneth Darby, Keith Totson and DeMaundray Woolridge.

Tops was RB Thomas Jones with 1,227 in 64 games and second was RB LaDianian Tomlinson with 1,178 in 62 games.

Fantasy Impact: 

This chart is definitely something to think about, especially for those in keeper leagues. It could make you think twice about protecting, or drafting Stephen Jackson in the first round. There are some big names on this chart, and some fading stars as well.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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