Rushing Expectation: 7 Running Backs to Target/Avoid in Fantasy

Aug 18, 2017
Rushing Expectation: 7 Running Backs to Target/Avoid in Fantasy


With year two of Rushing Expectation in the books, and now 60 players deep in my methodology, I think the improvements we made (as well as the added context from a bigger overall sample) were absolutely massive in what we were able to accomplish.

We dramatically upgraded the charts, made the switch to analyzing entire backfields, and even improved on some of the signature metrics. Offensive lines have a direct correlation with running back success, and this was my attempt to separate these two very important factors, and yes, hopefully identify a few potential breakout players along the way.

The following heat map displays the percentiles (based on my sample) for all of the major categories in the Rushing Expectation methodology:

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