Hidden Stat Line: Week 15 Backfield Breakdown

Hidden Stat Line: Week 15 Backfield Breakdown

This article is part of our Hidden Stat Line series.

Six running backs reached 80 percent snap share in Week 15, including two guys (Tony Pollard, J.D. McKissic) filling in for injured starters. No rookies reached that threshold, but it was another strong week for the freshman class, with Jonathan Taylor, Cam Akers, D'Andre Swift, J.K. Dobbins, James Robinson and Salvon Ahmed each leading his backfield in snaps and carries by a comfortable margin.

Meanwhile, the injury bug bit Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip), Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson (ankle), potentially bringing graybeards Le'Veon Bell, Jerick McKinnon and Tevin Coleman back to fantasy relevance just in time for championship week. James Robinson also appeared to sprain an ankle, so we could see Devine Ozigbo and Dare Ogunbowale handling Jacksonville's backfield work Week 16 against Chicago.

Before we look at the top waiver options for Week 16, let's break down all the usage and trends from Week 15...

Week 15 RB Leaderboard

Bold denotes Top 10 in a stat.

 Snap ShareCarriesTargetsTarget ShareRoutesRoutes/DB
1Aaron Jones90%20415.4%210.62
2Tony Pollard90%12927.3%250.71
3David Montgomery88%3229.5%130.65
4J.D. McKissic87%131019.2%390.66
5Miles Sanders82%1725.0%200.40
6David Johnson80%81129.0%340.74
7Benny Snell79%18410.5%150.38
8Dalvin Cook77%24516.7%200.53
9Alvin Kamara72%
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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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