The Value of RB Opportunities

The Value of RB Opportunities

Tyler Buecher's article on the red zone efficiency of running backs reminded me of some work I did last season but didn't publish.

Here's a couple of quick charts (PPR scoring). While they are from 2013-2017, I doubt they changed much in a year:

The first one shows how the value of a running back's opportunity – a carry or a target – drops off as the line of scrimmage (LOS) gets further from the end zone.  

A running back carry at the one-yard line is typically worth over three fantasy points (FP), while the average value...

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Mike Horn
Statistical Analyst

Mike, our resident stat head, has been playing fantasy football for over 15 years and high-stakes leagues for over a decade.  He joined the Fantasy Guru staff in 2005.