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Yards Created: Christian McCaffrey
Yards Created: Christian McCaffrey
PUBLISHED: Monday, May 15, 2017 11:08 AM EDT
If you’re like me, you played a ton of video games all throughout your childhood. Sounds fun, right? I’m not a total dork—I promise. Seriously though, some of my best memories as a kid involve a game called Backyard Football on those old, clunky PC’s where the hard drive tower alone weighed in exce...
Yards Created: Fournette's 2015 and 2016
Yards Created: Fournette's 2015 and 2016
PUBLISHED: Monday, May 15, 2017 10:17 AM EDT
A lot can happen in a year. That's especially true in football. Injuries, scheme/personnel changes, and general talent degradation all work in ways to change year-over-year player performance. After struggling through an ankle injury for all of 2016, Leonard Fournette missed six games and averaged 2...
Yards Created: Joe Mixon
Yards Created: Joe Mixon
PUBLISHED: Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:59 AM EDT
There is no easy way to write about Joe Mixon. What you will read in the following article will be a ringing endorsement of Joe Mixon, the running back. Above all, Mixon's violent past has haunted football fans, NFL teams, fantasy football players, and myself all the same. I am still uncomfortable w...
Yards Created: 2017 Class Breakdown
Yards Created: 2017 Class Breakdown
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 03:10 PM EDT
If you have read Yards Created for the last year now, you know what the deal is. It's April. It's almost (real) draft time. And it's time to digest a fantastic running back class with a ton of data. However, if you are a new Yards Created reader - welcome! Please head here for a full overview of my ...
Yards Created: Leonard Fournette
Yards Created: Leonard Fournette
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 07:04 PM EDT
After a long NFL regular season, it is officially time to switch gears and focus on the upcoming NFL Draft. With the offseason on the horizon, I am embarking on a lengthy, fun, and significant process called Yards Created. If you’re new or need a refresher on what Yards Created is all about, I’d hi...
Yards Created: Dalvin Cook
Yards Created: Dalvin Cook
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 6, 2017 02:29 PM EST
Ideally, the NFL Combine should answer questions--not create them. At running back specifically, we should make special note of weight-adjusted 40-yard dash times and the three-cone agility drill. As you would expect, being fast and relatively agile is important for NFL success. That's not necessari...
Yards Created: Kareem Hunt
Yards Created: Kareem Hunt
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 03:13 PM EST
No matter the competition level, dominant players always turn heads. Kareem Hunt is no different. After missing two games due to a suspension and pulling a hamstring that strained his abilities in 2015, Hunt elected to return to college for one more year in 2016. It paid off. Hunt ripped the Mid-Ame...