Now that the fantasy season is over, I’ve begun digging into the film and the numbers from 2013, to see what lessons we can learn. My preference is to find stats that ignore volume and put players on an equal playing field, so that I can compare their per-touch numbers to one another. Those comparisons are helpful to fantasy players, because it allows us to see pure talent and fantasy potential, which we can then overlay onto a player’s opportunity next year even if they change teams.
This article takes that approach to Running Backs, because it shows their per-touch point averages for 2013. I came to these numbers by dividing total fantasy points in 2013 (PPR league numbers) by the sum of each player’s receptions and rushing attempts. The final numbers you see here show how many fantasy points each Running Back gained on average each time they touched the ball in 2013.