In this weeks Savage Report we will cover runningbacks and RBBC.
The NFL, in the last couple of years, has grown fond of RBBC. This is not beneficial to Fantasy players. But is it to NFL coaches?
Take the Philadelphia Eagles for instance. Last season the Eagles split time between Buckhalter, Staley and Westbrook, who collectively racked up 1,628 yards averaging 4.8 yards per carry.
In Detroit, Shawn Bryson and Olandis Gary tallied 992 yards. In Tampa, Michael Pittman and Thomas Jones combined for 1,378 yards. Trung Canidate and Rock Cartwright went for 1,011. In Minnesota, Moe Williams, Onterrio Smith and Michael Bennett worked together on 1,771 yards. Kevan Barlow and Garrison Hearst put up 1,892 yards.
These all happen to be NFC teams. Will the trend carry over to the AFC. I think not. Of all the RBBC combos listed for you, only the Eagles made the playoffs.
So the importance of having a main Rock Toter is key in the NFL. It is nice to have a back come into the game and give your star a breather. But, it has not spelled success. Nor will it. These teams will have to find themselves a star running back soon or they may never see the big dance or even the playoffs for that matter.
The main Fantasy backs for us fantasy players are also as important to their respective NFL teams. Portis, Alexander, Holmes, Lewis, Davis and Green were workhorses for their teams and all smelled the success of making it to the playoffs.
RBBC is not a bad idea if it is your only choice. But to have a chance at the big dance, teams are going to have to stick to one man and let him carry the load.