2017 NFL Running Back Workloads: Week 16 Review
Dom Murtha breaks down all of the top storylines across NFL backfields and gives insight on what to expect going forward.
Season Of Giving
It’s long been the bane of fantasy owners’ existence – the dreaded unpredictability of the fantasy football finals. The reason being is because by the end of the season, so often the best players are being rested or pulled from games early by their coaches in hopes of saving their health for the real playoffs. At least at the running back position, Week 16 was a break in tradition of sorts, as a host of backs put together matchup altering performances. To name a few, Dion Lewis racked up over 30 points with his two touchdowns and over 150 total yards, Gio Bernard’s dual threat skillset saw him post 30 points as well with nearly 170 total yards, seven catches, and a touchdown, CJ Anderson closed in on the 30 point mark too with a rock solid rushing, receiving, and scoring day, while Bilal Powell’s 145 rushing yards came way out of left field to give owners an edge.
While these performances may have been the difference for a lot of owners in the finals, no Week...