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Fantasy Running Backs YPC Average

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YPC Average: Fantasy RB’s

Best YPC Average G Rush Yds Avg TD Rec Yds TD
Darren Sproles 16 87 603 6.9 2 86 710 7
Fred Jackson 10 170 934 5.5 6 39 442 0
DeMarco Murray 13 164 897 5.5 2 26 183 0
DeAngelo Williams 16 155 836 5.4 7 16 135 0
Ben Tate 15 175 942 5.4 4 13 98 0
Darren McFadden 7 113 614 5.4 4 19 154 1
Jonathan Stewart 16 142 761 5.4 4 47 413 1
C.J. Spiller 16 107 561 5.2 4 39 269 2
Pierre Thomas 16 110 562 5.1 5 50 425 1
Stevan Ridley 16 87 441 5.1 1 3 13 0
Reggie Bush 15 216 1086 5.0 6 43 296 1

One of the more trusted statistics of fantasy RB’s when searching for hidden gems, is the yards per carry average. That ability to gain every extra yard is a valuable asset to any NFL team. Most fantasy owners study total yards or touchdowns, yet a high YPC average for players who are splitting carries or are trying to earn their stripes in the NFL is a great indication of things to come.

Sleeper DeMarco Murray had a excellent rookie season as a back up for the Cowboys. After a brief moment in the spotlight his worth to the Cowboys this year will be tested for a much more featured role, despite projected Depth Charts

Seeing both the Carolina and Buffalo RB’s on the top of list is a definite indication that the offensive system being ran for those teams is very productive. Great offensive lines make things so much easier. Same could be said about the New Orleans Saints, but the abilities of Darren Sproles can not be understated. Sproles is a lethal running back that should be ranked high on everyone’s fantasy board this year.

Players like Darren McFadden and Fred Jackson who were injured early or mid-way through the season are usually the types of RB’s forgotten about when fantasy owners are prepping their draft boards. Remember injuries are a part of the game, you can not completely right-off a player due to an injury, but you can also not buy in to positive recovery media news. An injury to an ACL usually takes at least one season to recover from, and another season to regain their step. While both Jackson and McFadden are temping, make sure you are convinced they are recovered before investing a high draft pick.

Complete Fantasy Running Backs YPC Average

Name Team G Rush Yds Avg TD Fum FumL
 Darren Sproles NOR 16 87 603 6.9 2 0 0
 Fred Jackson BUF 10 170 934 5.5 6 2 2
 DeMarco Murray DAL 13 164 897 5.5 2 1 0
 DeAngelo Williams CAR 16 155 836 5.4 7 0 0
 Darren McFadden OAK 7 113 614 5.4 4 1 1
 Ben Tate HOU 15 175 942 5.4 4 4 3
 Jonathan Stewart CAR 16 142 761 5.4 4 1 0
 C.J. Spiller BUF 16 107 561 5.2 4 2 0
 Pierre Thomas NOR 16 110 562 5.1 5 1 1
 Stevan Ridley NWE 16 87 441 5.1 1 1 0
 Reggie Bush MIA 15 216 1086 5 6 4 2
 Ryan Mathews SDG 14 222 1091 4.9 6 5 2
 Toby Gerhart MIN 16 109 531 4.9 1 1 0
 Matt Forte CHI 12 203 997 4.9 3 2 2
 Donald Brown IND 16 134 645 4.8 5 0 0
 Willis McGahee DEN 15 249 1199 4.8 4 4 3
 LeSean McCoy PHI 15 273 1309 4.8 17 1 1
 Ray Rice BAL 16 291 1364 4.7 12 2 2
 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 16 343 1606 4.7 8 6 1
 Adrian Peterson MIN 12 208 970 4.7 12 1 0
 Jahvid Best DET 6 84 390 4.6 2 0 0
 Felix Jones DAL 12 127 575 4.5 1 5 2
 Dexter McCluster KAN 16 114 516 4.5 1 2 2
 Michael Turner ATL 16 301 1340 4.5 11 3 2
 Arian Foster HOU 13 278 1224 4.4 10 5 3
 Steven Jackson STL 15 260 1145 4.4 5 2 1
 Isaac Redman PIT 16 110 479 4.4 3 2 2
 James Starks GNB 13 133 578 4.3 1 2 1
 Beanie Wells ARI 14 245 1047 4.3 10 4 2
 Frank Gore SFO 16 282 1211 4.3 8 2 2
 Shonn Greene NYJ 16 253 1054 4.2 6 1 0
 Roy Helu WAS 15 151 640 4.2 2 2 2
 Marshawn Lynch SEA 15 285 1204 4.2 12 3 2
 Kendall Hunter SFO 16 112 473 4.2 2 0 0
 Lance Ball DEN 16 96 402 4.2 1 2 2
 Ryan Grant GNB 15 134 559 4.2 2 1 1
 LeGarrette Blount TAM 14 184 781 4.2 5 5 3
 Ricky Williams BAL 16 108 444 4.1 2 2 2
 Carnell Williams STL 11 87 361 4.1 1 1 1
 Rashard Mendenhall PIT 15 228 928 4.1 9 1 1
 Maurice Morris DET 16 80 316 4 1 1 0
 Mike Tolbert SDG 15 121 490 4 8 2 1
 Chris Johnson TEN 16 262 1047 4 4 3 1
 Jackie Battle KAN 15 149 597 4 2 0 0
 Mark Ingram NOR 10 122 474 3.9 5 1 1
 Cedric Benson CIN 15 273 1067 3.9 6 5 2
 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 12 171 659 3.9 9 1 1
 Brandon Jacobs NYG 14 152 571 3.8 7 3 0

 

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