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Fantasy Football: Running Back Receiving Efficiency

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Fantasy Football: Running Back Receiving Efficiency.

This table comes from a great new article by Rich Hribar, in which he looks at RB efficiency in the passing game, using a metric called Fantasy Points Per Route Run. This metric excludes rushing totals, and looks only at RB fantasy scoring in the receiving game. Keep in mind he examined only the top-50 RBs from last year.

There’s a few components that go into FPPRR. Mainly, just how often are guys being targeted per route, and who catches the most passes per snap in route. Out of the same 50 players, the median for Routes per Target was once every 6.2 routes.

Twenty players were under under snaps in route per target with Mathews leading the way at once every 3.3 routes. The median for routes per reception was 8.1 routes, with 14 players besting a reception per six routes run. The mean for FPPRR was .28 for the top 50.

Knowing those averages, let’s look at some of the names that we all care about in drafts come August.

PLAYERS

ROUTES

RT/TGT

RT/REC

FPPRR

Sproles

335

3.6

4.5

0.55

Spiller

241

3.3

4.4

0.42

McCoy

280

4.4

5.2

0.39

Mathews

173

3.3

4.4

0.37

Rice

342

4.3

5.6

0.34

Charles

204

4.7

5.8

0.32

Forte

274

4.6

6.2

0.31

Martin

317

5.4

6.8

0.31

Richardson

317

5.2

6.2

0.3

McFadden

258

4.5

6.1

0.29

Peterson

283

5.9

7.1

0.25

Lynch

210

7.5

9.1

0.23

Jackson, S.

323

6.6

8.5

0.22

Foster

364

6.9

9.1

0.2

Johnson,C.

366

8.3

10.2

0.16

Morris

193

12.9

17.6

0.09

Ridley

177

16.1

29.5

0.06

You’ll see some recently featured RotoViz favorites in this table.

  • C.J. Spiller is just as ridiculous as advertised, finishing second in FPPRR.
  • Ryan Mathews turns in a surprisingly good performance, finishing third in FPPRR. He was also in the top half of these RBs in efficiency, as measured by Routes/Target and Routes/Reception.
  • Jamaal Charles can look forward to continued FPPRR success, thanks to his new wingman, Andy Reid, who helped put LeSean McCoy near the top of this list last year.
  • Matt Forte remains a solid Dynasty Building Block, potentially with a larger role in Trestman’s new offense.
  • S-Jax finished 13th in FPPRR last year. And now he gets to play in Atlanta. He could be the 2013 Fantasy MVP.

There’s more great info in this article. Check it out.

 

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