RB Efficiency, Zero RB, and Vision Yards: Part 1

Shawn Siegele looks at the RB landscape re-discovers the value of yards before contact.

| 3 years ago

RB Efficiency, Zero RB, and Vision Yards: Part 1

forsaleWith nine weeks in the books this been one of the best years in memory for Zero RB. Ahmad Bradshaw, Lamar Miller, and Justin Forsett have all taken up residency in the Top 10. Mark Ingram, Ronnie Hillman, and Fred Jackson have been elite plays on a per game basis. Jeremy Hill, Bobby Rainey, and Branden Oliver have all been good for big games when in the starting lineup.

But this isn’t a good time to rest on your laurels. With playoff spots on the line over the next four weeks – and a championship to win after that – it’s time to check back in with our RB situations across the NFL and try to discover if there are any exploitable plays. This is also a good time to make dynasty moves aimed at the future.

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Shawn Siegele is a lead writer for PFF Fantasy and creator of Money in the Banana Stand. He also contributes to RotoViz. You can follow him on twitter @FF_Contrarian.

  • Eric

    Is there somewhere we can see the VY/A in a nice, sortable table?

    • Shawn Siegele

      The PFF premium stats just show the total yards per attempt and YCo/Att numbers. But you can get a good sense of the VYA numbers by playing with those results.

  • Brandon

    Chiefs are opening up holes, but yes, Charles is awesome

    • Shawn Siegele

      KC ranks near the bottom of the PFF run block grades, which is almost a little surprising since Charles’ ability to set up blocks and find holes tends to make them look better than they would otherwise. But they also haven’t been the abject disaster some predicted and Andy Reid is a genius at covering up these weaknesses with his playcalling.