Green Bay Packers beat writer Ryan Wood states that Aaron Jones was the team's clear #1 RB this spring. "That's how it's gonna be this fall," Wood says. "If he stays healthy, he's gonna have a big year."
Giants RB Saquon Barkley led all NFL RB's with 12 rushes of at least 25 yards in 2018. Dude is electric. We shall see whether his offense, QB, or O-line hold him back in 2018, or if he repeats, or even builds on, 2018.
A little late on this, but want to get it to you in case you weren't aware, but Jets TE Chris Herndon was suspended the first 4 games of the season, and with their early BYE week, that means he's not even eligible to play until week 6.
The Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick played 28 quarters last year. If you prorated that to a 16 game season, he would have amassed 5408 yards & 39 TD's. That’s not including an additional 347 rushing yards & 4 1/2 rushing TD's.
The Patriots averaged 38 rushes a game in the playoffs. Funny & ironic given that teams that currently want to put an emphasis on running the ball are often trashed as being antiquated, yet sir Bill Belichick employed this exact strategy to yet another Super Bowl title.
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake was tied for first with Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb with 3.7 yards per attempt AFTER a first contact that occurred at or behind the line or scrimmage. This involved 54 #NFL RB's with at least 100 carries since 2016.
The Atlanta Falcons play 12 of 16 games this year in a dome stadium. Potential great news for the Falcons offense & Matt Ryan, but don't sleep on Giorgio Tavecchio as former falcons kicker Matt Bryant used to be a top 5 fantasy kicker yearly!
Fascinating stats which build a huge case for Odell Beckham Jr of the Cleveland Browns this year - a league low 50% of Odell's targets were on target last year. Conversely, Baker Mayfield had the 4th highest rate of on-target passes from week 9 on.