2016 Fantasy Football: Running Backs Matchup Chart







By Chet Gresham - @Chet_G
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Each week, I will provide our loyal readers with a matchup chart for each NFL position.

Check out the other positions: Quarterback | Wide Receiver | Tight End

My method is to rank each defense in different categories and then average those rankings into a single ranking. So below, you will see how well defenses performed against quarterbacks based on completion percentage allowed, passing yards allowed, touchdown passes allowed and so on and so forth. Remember, the numbers are how they ranked in that category. The higher the ranking the worse the defense performed. So as you can see in the chart, San Francisco ranks the worst against running backs and Arizona the best so far this season.



DEPRunning BacksTmOppR/GRuY/GYPCRuTD/GRe/GReY/GReTD/GT/GTotYdFPPGFP/lookTDsFOAvg
RB1Thomas RawlsSEA@SF3232323233172323232322923.8
RB1Chris IvoryJAX@IND1625311616213210272830233023.5
RB2Denard RobinsonJAX@IND1625311616213210272830233023.5
RB1Rashad JenningsNYG@WAS212728271292315252728282522.7
RB2Paul PerkinsNYG@WAS212728271292315252728282522.7
RB1Devonta FreemanATLNO1214122822312313232931312022.2
RB1Fitzgerald ToussaintPITCLE313127286759313123283122.2
RB2Tevin ColemanATLNO1214122822312313232931312022.2
RB1Bilal PowellNYJBUF2930263141117293025263221.6
RB1Mark IngramNO@ATL27191631322332182227232821.5
RB2Tim HightowerNO@ATL27191631322332182227232821.5
RB1Isaiah CrowellCLE@PIT61117252230232521262926920.8
RB2Duke JohnsonCLE@PIT61117252230232521262926920.8
RB1Spencer WareKC@SD13992829271727172522281420.4
RB2Charcandrick WestKC@SD13992829271727172522281420.4
RB1Jonathan StewartCAR@TB182121161426177262424162419.5
RB2Fozzy WhittakerCAR@TB182121161426177262424162419.5
RB1Kenneth DixonBAL@CIN16222572720173124171391818.9
RB2Terrance WestBAL@CIN16222572720173124171391818.9
RB1Justin ForsettDENOAK2026292215231222225232118.5
RB2Devontae BookerDENOAK2026292215231222225232118.5
RB1LeGarrette BlountNE@MIA2829303271652628161111918.4
RB2Dion LewisNE@MIA2829303271652628161111918.4
RB1Melvin GordonSDKC25242410942318201715162317.5
RB1Latavius MurrayOAK@DEN302813106195153020892616.8
RB2DeAndre WashingtonOAK@DEN302813106195153020892616.8
RB3Jalen RichardOAK@DEN302813106195153020892616.8
RB1LeSean McCoyBUF@NYJ21201616148231816191922316.5
RB2Mike GillisleeBUF@NYJ21201616148231816191922316.5
RB1Matt AsiataMINCHI24232325225392020162715.3
RB2Jerick McKinnonMINCHI24232325225392020162715.3
RB1David JohnsonARI@LA181911101614231015141816614.6
RB1Ezekiel ElliottDAL@PHI9162010241751812121591614.1
RB1Ty MontgomeryGB@DET101822125225151981012213.7
RB2Christine MichaelGB@DET101822125225151981012213.7
RB1DeMarco MurrayTENHOU118810922236111520161713.5
RB2Derrick HenryTENHOU118810922236111520161713.5
RB1Jordan HowardCHI@MIN151514318181721138561512.9
RB1Frank GoreINDJAX26175221951217136151112.9
RB2Jeremy LangfordCHI@MIN151514318181721138561512.9
RB1Jacquizz RodgersTBCAR666731285291410961012.8
RB2Charles SimsTBCAR666731285291410961012.8
RB1Zach ZennerDETGB813181013155108111491211.2
RB2Dwayne WashingtonDETGB813181013155108111491211.2
RB1Rob KelleyWASNYG231241621111286719411.0
RB2Chris ThompsonWASNYG231241621111286719411.0
RB1Jay AjayiMIANE53313029173010131510.6
RB2Damien WilliamsMIANE53313029173010131510.6
RB1Jeremy HillCINBAL45732525524557119.0
RB1DuJuan HarrisSFSEA269216910121462929.0
RB2Rex BurkheadCINBAL45732525524557119.0
RB2Shaun DraughnSFSEA269216910121462929.0
RB1Darren SprolesPHIDAL1215719135132217688.5
RB2Byron MarshallPHIDAL1215719135132217688.5
RB1Lamar MillerHOU@TEN341036245532121137.0
RB2Alfred BlueHOU@TEN341036245532121137.0
RB1Todd GurleyLAARI13112251541241676.3


Key

R/G: Rushing attempts allowed per game to running backs
RuY/G: Rushing yards allowed per game to running backs
YPC: Yards per rushing attempt allowed to running backs
RuTD/G: Rushing touchdowns allowed per game to running backs
Re/G: Receptions allowed per game to running backs
ReY/G: Receiving yards allowed per game to running backs
ReTD/G: Receiving touchdowns allowed per game to running backs
T/G: Receiving targets allowed to running backs per game
TotYd: Total yards (rushing+receiving) allowed to running backs per game
FPPG: Fantasy points allowed per game to running backs
FP/Look: Fantasy points allowed per look (target+rush attempt)
TotTD: Total combinded receiving/rushing touchdowns
FO: Football Outsiders ranking for rush defense
Avg: Average of listed rankings


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