Projecting Running Backs Based on Age
Heading into the 2012 season, many fantasy owners were high on Benjarvus Green-Ellis. After proving to be a touchdown machine in New England, "The Law Firm" was set to rack up touches as Cincinnati's lead running back.
Green-Ellis did indeed see a heavy workload in 2012 with 300 total touches.
Despite finishing with the 10th-most touches for any running back in the league, Green-Ellis checked in at just 22nd in fantasy points at the position, due primarily to horrible efficiency; 3.9 YPC, 4.7 YPR, and a touchdown on just two percent of his touches.
So what went wrong? Green-Ellis was in a running back-friendly situation in Cincinnati. Further, at age 27, Green-Ellis was just entering the prime of his career, right? Maybe not.
I recently researched the production for all running backs with at least 100 touches in a season since 2000. Below, I charted those backs based on their total production You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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