With Week 1 in our rearview mirror we have a better understanding of how some teams will manage their backfields this season. We got to watch rookie sensation Clyde Edwards-Helaire work his magic last Thursday night. We also got to see what Rams head coach Sean McVay meant when he said he planned on using “more than one workhorse” at RB this season back in April. Of course, not all of our questions have been answered. Injuries and player performance are responsible for constantly evolving back field and running back usage on a weekly basis. 

The following is an observation of how several teams managed their running backs in Week 1 as well as an attempt to project how they will configure their backfields for Week 2 and beyond.  We hope that the following will help you to better manage your fantasy football team(s).

Atlanta Falcons

In last week’s column we pointed out that Todd Gurley ’s average carries per game dropped to 14.9 last season from 18.3 in 2018.  He carried the...