Backfield Breakdown: Week 13 Recap & Week 14 Sleepers

Backfield Breakdown: Week 13 Recap & Week 14 Sleepers

This article is part of our Backfield Breakdown series.

It was quite a weekend for RB snap shares, with three guys in the 90s, five in the 80s and four in the 70s. Apart from Najee Harris, nearly all the guys above 80 percent took on some degree of extra playing time on account of a teammate injury/illness.

For Alexander Mattison and Sony Michel, it was a matter of filling in for three-down starters, with the bonus of even more work than Cook/Henderson usually get due to the teams lacking faith in their respective No. 3 backs. Then we have James Conner and Javonte Williams, freed from split backfields to handle three-down roles for varying amounts of time (Conner's may soon end… and Williams' as well).

Other top performers from Week 13 include Josh Jacobs (with nine targets after Kenyan Drake's severe injury) and Antonio Gibson (eight targets, no J.D. McKissic this week), in addition to red-hot RB1s Jonathan Taylor and Leonard Fournette.

Usage Leaderboards

Week 13

 Snap %CarriesCarry Sh.TgtsTgt. Sh.Pass SnapsPPR Pts.GL Looks
1Sony Michel97%2488.9%410.8%4121.93
2Najee Harris97%2184.0%516.7%3315.70
3James Conner91%2057.1%213.3%1619.12
4Leonard Fournette87%1376.5%815.7%4522.21
5Alexander Mattison85%2281.5%37.3%3521.41
6Josh Jacobs85%1381.3%925.0%35241
7Elijah Mitchell85%2288.0%
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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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