2015 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 running backs so far this season based on rushing attempts allowed, rushing yards allowed, rushing touchdowns allowed and so on and so forth. Remember, the numbers are how they ranked in that category. The higher the ranking the worse they performed. So as you can see in the chart, New Orleans ranked the worst against running backs and Seattle, the best.







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DEPRunning BacksTmOppR/GRuY/GYPCRuTD/GRe/GReY/GReTD/GT/GTotYdFPPGFP/lookTotTDFOAVG
RB1Devonta FreemanATLNO16303226322926323 032272927.9
RB1James WhiteNE@MIA323119181631183032 26312225.5
RB2Brandon BoldenNE@MIA32311918163118303 226312225.5
RB1Todd GurleySTL@SF312819292010222831 27312425.5
RB2Tre MasonSTL@SF312819292010222831 27312425.5
RB1Matt JonesWAS@DAL23232424281019272 929272724.5
RB2Alfred MorrisWAS@DAL232324 292428101927 2929272724.5
RB1Tim HightowerNO@ATL17161430322910312228302524.0
RB2C.J. SpillerNO@ATL171614322910312228 28302524.0
RB1Ryan MathewsPHI@NYG2426242220222223242525241923.1
RB2Darren SprolesPHI@NYG242624 222022222324 2525241923.1
RB3Demarco MurrayPHI@NYG242624 222022222324 2525241923.1
RB1Rashad JenningsNYGPHI282928192129233126 19142622.9
RB2Shane VereenNYGPHI282928192129233126< /td>19142622.9
RB1C.J. AndersonDENSD132731 261027105262 731243022.1
RB2Ronnie HillmanDENSD13273110271052627< /td>31243022.1
RB1Alfred BlueHOUJAC219326 31302228192421271421.2
RB2Chris PolkHOUJAC219326 31302228192421271421.2
RB1Ameer AbdullahDET@CHI21222251025311523 2323203220.9
RB2Theo RiddickDET@CHI212222 510253115232 323203220.9
RB3Joique BellDET@CHI212222510253115232323203220.9
RB1Darren McFaddenDALWAS172529171791017211817142318.0
RB1Shaun DraughnSFSTL252113263110292519< /td>128617.7
RB2DeAngelo WilliamsPIT@CLE28323011311332921 1882817.3
RB1Antonio AndrewsTEN@IND27241822971082021 19221216.8
RB1Charcandrick WestKCOAK121012 1729241027171614141516.7
RB2Spencer WareKCOAK121012 1729241027171614141516.7
RB1Chris IvoryNYJ@BUF917271717221151730203116.5
RB2Bilal PowellNYJ@BUF9172717221151730203116.5
RB1Matt ForteCHIDET201816 3064181420241615.5
RB2Jeremy LangfordCHIDET201816 306418142024241615.5
RB1Javorius AllenBAL@CIN2621 524232219111222111014.5
RB1Denard RobinsonJAX@HOU815221110151013161515111713.7
RB2Jonas GrayJAX@HOU8152211101510131615< /td>15111713.7
RB1Danny WoodheadSD@DEN1531 172218223041 0622313.3
RB2Donald BrownSD@DEN15311722182230410622313.3
RB1Doug MartinTB@CAR5571 7281910326111114813.3
RB2Charles SimsTB@CAR55717 28191032611 1114813.3
RB1Eddie LacyGBMIN1420262 81438189 1042012.0
RB2James StarksGBMIN14202628143818942012.0
RB1Adrian PetersonMIN@GB1013172256361014< /td>15141811.8
RB1Cameron Artis- PayneCARTB301421 11032211913 314711.5
RB1Lamar MillerMIANE111214 112312319127751311.5
RB2Jay AjayiMIANE111214 112312319127751311.5
RB1Frank GoreINDTEN251911 51232138 85219.5
RB1Christine MichaelSEA@ARI1265152610115413828.3
RB1Jeremy HillCINBAL1711811 6534864< /td>597.5
RB2Giovani BernardCINBAL17118653486597.5
RB1Latavius MurrayOAK@KC781011411063511117.4
RB2Karlos WilliamsBUFNYJ213 11517221522 5216.8
RB2Mike GillisleeBUFNYJ2131 1517221522216.8
RB1Isaiah CrowellCLEPIT6792 1413313732256.6
RB2Duke JohnsonCLEPIT6792 1413313732256.6
RB1David JohnsonARISEA4352 2010125111146.0
RB2Andre EllingtonARISEA435 2201012511146.0


Key

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


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