NFL Running Back Workloads: Week 2
Mike Alexander takes a look at running back workloads from Week 2 of the NFL season and breaks down what it means going forward.
Week two of the NFL season gave us little more clarity than week one. We’re going to have a hard time guessing coach intentions until the sample increases. The workload rundown is a long one this week so let’s get to it.
Kansas City: The most coveted backfield has been the most turbulent. Damien Williams was playing more snaps but then missed the fourth quarter with a knee injury. His status is still uncertain. So grab LeSean McCoy ? Well, he tweaked an ankle and looked rather pedestrian on 14 touches for 23 yards. If Williams doesn’t suit up this could be the revival of Darwin Thompson given McCoy’s likely lost his playmaking abilities.
San Francisco: It’s hard to be disappointed with Matt Breida ’s 12-121 line but watching Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson score the teams three RB touchdowns still stung. We had a good inclination Mostert would get work but Wilson creeping into the rotation for ten carries is a concern. The 49ers were well ahead and it could be a...