Expect more touchdowns for T.J. Yeldon

Kevin Cole compares recent usage to season-long rushing share to find backs trending in the right direction.

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T.J. Yeldon

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Expect more touchdowns for T.J. Yeldon


This week we’re continuing to look at rushing opportunity. I’m going to gauge opportunity in terms of share of team rushing attempts. The actual number of team rushing attempts can vary greatly based on game script, or whether a team is leading or trailing. Therefore, looking at pure attempt numbers can be deceiving. Focusing on attempt share helps us determine exactly how big of a slice a rusher is getting in an offense.

Let’s now dig into the numbers for various backfields to find some players trending in the right direction.

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