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Backfield Breakdown: 2022 Running Back Recap and Early 2023 Fantasy Rankings
147 days ago
Jerry Donabedian looks at top performers from 2022 and checks in on players rehabbing serious injuries or potentially headed for free agency.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 17 RB Usage and Week 18 Waivers Preview
156 days ago
Cam Akers took on the third-largest snap share of all running backs Week 17, playing more than three-fourths of the Ram' snaps for a third straight week.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 16 RB Usage and Week 17 Waivers Look-Ahead
163 days ago
Tyler Allgeier is finishing his rookie season strong while taking more and more work away from Cordarrelle Patterson.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 15 RB Usage Report (with Week 16 Waivers Preview)
170 days ago
The unfortunate end of Jonathan Taylor's season may have a silver lining in the form of Zack Moss getting a big opportunity.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 14 Running Back Usage and Week 15 Waivers
176 days ago
Can Pierre Strong and Travis Homer offer temporary relief to playoff-bound fantasy teams that were hit hard by the latest wave of injuries?
Backfield Breakdown: Week 13 Running Back Usage & Week 14 Waivers Preview
184 days ago
D'Andre Swift finally reclaimed his Week 1 role, and he wasn't the only second-round pick from the 2020 Draft to take on more work Sunday.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 12 Running Back Usage & Week 13 Waivers Preview
191 days ago
Undrafted rookie Zonovan Knight was the unexpected standout of Week 12, though hardly the only backup to step into a large role. Jerry Donabedian sifts through a wild weekend and looks at every NFL backfield.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 11 Running Back Usage & Week 12 Waivers Preview
198 days ago
Samaje Perine scored three touchdowns with Joe Mixon entering concussion protocol. Elsewhere, Najee Harris and David Montgomery returned
Backfield Breakdown: Week 10 Running Back Usage (with Week 11 Waivers Preview)
205 days ago
Rookie running back Rachaad White got the start over Leonard Fournette, who then suffered a hip injury in the second half.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 9 RB Usage Recap & Week 10 Waivers Preview
212 days ago
Kenneth Walker and Travis Etienne are among t half-dozen or so players with Dynasty RB1 arguments, combining elite workloads with top-notch efficiency. Raheem Mostert, on the other hand, is slipping.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 8 RB Usage & Week 9 Waivers Preview
219 days ago
Gus Edwards was rolling good for the Ravens, until his hamstring injury opened up another chance for Kenyan Drake to handle the lead role. Plus, chaos in Los Angeles (again).
Backfield Breakdown: Week 7 RB Usage Recap and Week 8 Waivers Preview
226 days ago
Travis Etienne made big plays and big mistakes in his first ever game as Jacksonville's unquestioned lead back.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 6 RB Usage Report + Week 7 Waivers
233 days ago
Darrell Henderson finds himself back in the lead role with Cam Akers potentially done in Los Angeles, while Kenyan Drake could benefit in Baltimore if J.K. Dobbins has issues with his knee.
Target Breakdown: Week 5 WR/TE Usage Report & Role Analysis
239 days ago
Undeterred by a third-string quarterback, Jakobi Meyers came back from a knee injury and showed that he's still the No. 1 target in New England.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 5 RB Usage Report & Role Analysis
240 days ago
Eno Benjamin was the last man standing in Arizona's backfield this past Sunday, and the Cardinals aren't the only NFC West team staring at a thinned out depth chart this week.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 4 RB Usage & Week 5 Look-Ahead
247 days ago
Breece Hall wasn't one of the standouts amidst a huge week for RB production, but he did take a dominant share of the workload and should be started in fantasy lineups going forward.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 3 RB Usage Report & Week 4 Waivers
254 days ago
Jerry Donabedian breaks down all the key RB usage stats from an interesting Week 3 in which NFC North running backs dropped like flies.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 2 RB Usage Recap & Week 3 Waivers
261 days ago
Cam Akers didn't do much with his touches, but increased involvement does suggest he isn't a total lost cause for fantasy this year.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 1 RB Usage Recap & Week 2 Waivers
267 days ago
Jeff Wilson didn't have any luck on a rainy day in Chicago, but he did dominate backfield snaps after Elijah Mitchell left with an injury.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 17 Recap & Week 18 Sleepers
January 3, 2022
Boston Scott was a home run in Week 17, but he and Jordan Howard have since tested positive for COVID-19, potentially leaving rookie Kenneth Gainwell atop the Philadelphia backfield for Week 18.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 16 Recap & Week 17 Sleepers
December 27, 2021
Boston Scott may be back atop the depth chart after the latest round of injuries in the Philadelphia backfield.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 15 Recap & Week 16 Sleepers
December 21, 2021
The Miami backfield suddenly looks messy, with Myles Gaskin's role in jeopardy after a big game from veteran Duke Johnson.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 14 Recap & Week 15 Sleepers
December 13, 2021
Rashaad Penny's big week makes him a top target to go after on this week's waiver wire.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 13 Recap & Week 14 Sleepers
December 6, 2021
Devonta Freeman couldn't lead the Ravens to a win, but he did assert himself as the lead back with season highs for snap share and targets, while fellow vet Latavius Murray barely played.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 12 Recap & Week 13 Sleepers
November 29, 2021
Chuba Hubbard didn't get many carries in Sunday's blowout loss, but it looks like he'll have a second run in the lead role with Christian McCaffrey ruled out for the season.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 11 Recap & Week 12 Sleepers
November 22, 2021
AJ Dillon was kept out of the end zone this past Sunday in Minnesota, but his hefty workload hints at big things ahead if Aaron Jones misses additional time with a knee sprain.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 10 Recap & Week 11 Sleepers
November 15, 2021
Jonathan Taylor already eliminated Marlon Mack's role and now has his eyes on Nyheim Hines' share of the workload.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 9 Recap & Week 10 Sleepers
November 8, 2021
Baltimore Devonta Freeman is making a case to keep his starting job even after Latavius Murray returns.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 8 Recap & Week 9 Sleepers
November 1, 2021
With Derrick Henry in danger of missing the rest of the season, Jeremy McNichols and Adrian Peterson headline the waiver list for Week 9.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 7 Recap & Week 8 Sleepers
October 25, 2021
While nothing is set in stone, it looks like Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott will split carries while Miles Sanders is on the shelf with an ankle sprain.