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Targets and goal line carries are the lifeblood of quality fantasy production for the running back position. The starting role and receiving a high volume of carries is nice, but not near the end zone makes those touches 'empty calorie' opportunities. In short, they do not mean much. However, being a starter and high-volume back generally points to receiving more targets and goal-line chances for high fantasy-scoring plays. This weekly feature analyzes all 32 NFL depth charts for underrated and overrated running backs.
- 2022 RK: Team Ranking in Expected High-Leverage Opportunity PPR Points
- HLO: High-Leverage Opportunity Score
- GL: Rank in Goal-Line Carries (Inside the Five-Yard-Line)
- TGT: Rank in Team Running Back Targets
Here is an example of last year's chart, which will debut for 2023 in Week 2:
TRENDS AND QUESTIONS FOR 2023
Historically Strong Offenses
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers have been No.1 and No.5 the past two years with elite targets for running backs (read: Austin Ekeler). Joshua Kelley sits in the RB2 position at present, but many are projecting Isaiah Spiller to eventually take the role. Kelley should be rostered in all leagues, with Spiller more of a moderate (or deeper) dynasty stash.
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