Hidden Stat Line: Week 3 Backfield Usage for Every NFL Team

Hidden Stat Line: Week 3 Backfield Usage for Every NFL Team

This article is part of our Hidden Stat Line series.

Before we get started on our game-by-game breakdowns, let's take a look at the big picture, tossing each NFL backfield into one of five categories based on Week 3 usage only (these aren't predictions for how work will be split going forward). Teams listed in italics are the ones that saw noteworthy role changes relative to Week 2.

If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you'll find Week 3 leaderboards for some key RB-usage statistics, followed by Jerry's top-10 waiver adds for Week 4.

  

Not Allowed to Come Off the Field Unless You Can't Breathe

  1. Buffalo Bills - Devin Singletary
  2. Houston Texans - David Johnson
  3. Dallas Cowboys - Ezekiel Elliott

Three-down Role, Sometimes Subbed Out

  1. Miami Dolphins - Myles Gaskin
  2. Atlanta Falcons - Todd Gurley
  3. Minnesota Vikings - Dalvin Cook
  4. San Francisco 49ers - Jerick McKinnon
  5. Philadelphia Eagles - Miles Sanders
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers - James Conner
  7. Carolina Panthers - Mike Davis
  8. LA Chargers - Austin Ekeler
  9. Arizona Cardinals - Kenyan Drake
  10. Denver Broncos - Melvin Gordon
  11. Green Bay Packers - Aaron Jones
  12. New Orleans Saints - Alvin Kamara

Clear Lead Back, But Usually Off the Field for Obvious Passing Situations

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars - James Robinson
  2. Chicago Bears - David Montgomery
  3. Los Angeles Rams - Darrell Henderson
  4. Tennessee Titans - Derrick Henry
  5. Las Vegas Raiders - Josh Jacobs
  6. Cincinnati Bengals - Joe Mixon
  7. Detroit Lions - Adrian Peterson
  8. Seattle Seahawks - Chris Carson
  9. Kansas City Chiefs - Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Two-Man Split

  1. Washington FT - Antonio Gibson &
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Jerry Donabedian
Jerry was a 2018 finalist for the FSWA's Player Notes Writer of the Year and DFS Writer of the Year awards. A Baltimore native, Jerry roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.
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