2018: Consistency Week in Review – RB – Week 15

Each week Bob Lung reviews the past week for Consistency highlights and trends at the running back position! Follow Bob on Twitter at @bob_lung

Consistency. Any educated fantasy owner knows that you need your Fantasy Football players to be not only good, but also consistently good! It’s a proven fact that the more consistent your Fantasy players are throughout the season, the better chance that you’ll have to win. More wins equals playoffs and playoffs can turn into championships! That’s why I’ll be here each week to help you identify the most consistent Fantasy football players in your quest towards a Fantasy championship.

Unfamiliar with how consistency can help your Fantasy team?

Check out the Clutch Report, which will help you determine how consistent are the players in your league with your scoring method!

A quick recap for those unfamiliar with the Clutch Games system.  The Head-to-Head (H2H) format in Fantasy Football leads to the need for consistency. Many teams have been near the top of their league in scoring, but miss the playoffs by one or two games. Many will call it “bad luck” and that’s partially true. Injuries to key players, bad weather, etc. are situations that affect our Fantasy teams, but are uncontrollable. However, there is one aspect of Fantasy football that you can control. The consistency of your team!

A Clutch Game is awarded to a player each week when they exceed the Clutch Game Factor in your league for that position. The more Clutch Games a player is awarded each year, the more consistent that player is and the more beneficial they are to your Fantasy team. 

The scoring method used will be 1 point per 20 yards passing and 4 points for passing touchdowns; 1 point per 10 yards rushing and receiving; 1 point per reception; and 6 points for any rushing/receiving touchdown.

So, let’s review Week 15 for the running backs…

 

Running Backs - (Quality Game Factor – 11.10)

 

Rank

Player

Team

Score

1

Todd Gurley

LAR

34.40

2

Derrick Henry

TEN

30.00

3

Damien Williams

KC

30.30

4

Dalvin Cook

MIN

29.30

5

Marlon Mack

IND

27.90

6

Joe Mixon

CIN

27.00

7

Chris Carson

SEA

26.80

8

Christian McCaffrey

CAR

26.50

9

Alvin Kamara

NO

23.30

10

Tevin Coleman

ATL

20.50

11

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

19.80

12

Wendell Smallwood

PHI

19.70

13

Jamaal Williams

GB

19.70

14

Jaylen Samuels

PIT

19.20

15

Kalen Ballage

MIA

19.10

16

David Johnson

ARI

19.10

17

Justin Jackson

LAC

17.50

18

Peyton Barber

TB

16.90

19

Mike Davis

SEA

16.40

20

Gus Edwards

BAL

16.40

21

Tarik Cohen

CHI

16.20

22

Elijah McGuire

NYJ

16.10

23

Matt Breida

SF

14.60

24

Jordan Howard

CHI

14.50

25

Zach Zenner

DET

13.50

26

Latavius Murray

MIN

12.80

27

Jalen Richard

OAK

12.60

 

THE EXPECTED

Running backs were above the average this week as 27 running backs earned a Clutch Game this week. We are finally down to ONE perfectly consistent running back who has played in all 14 games! He is Christian McCaffrey! He is now in second place in total points behind Gurley. This was due to the collapse of Saquon Barkley this past week. Gurley redeemed himself after a poor Week 14. However, most of the Fantasy teams (like mine) were knocked out of the playoffs with Gurley crappy showing last week. So, his big week was worthless, in my opinion. Joe Mixon has quietly put up five straight Clutch Games and is now 75% consistent for the year.

THE UNEXPECTED

Once again, Derrick Henry had one of the top unexpected scores of the week. He placed second behind Gurley. That’s three straight for Henry and is looking like the stud many thought he would be. Other unexpected surprises were players like Marlon Mack bouncing back, Wendell Smallwood and Kalen Ballage. These guys were given the opportunity to perform and they did. Elijah McGuire has earned back-to-back Clutch Games and looks like a decent waiver wire pickup.  

WAIVER WIRE CONSISTENCY

If you’re looking for some waiver wire pickups to help with your bye weeks this week, grab the following players Wendell Smallwood, Kalen Ballage and Elijah McGuire.

Here is a group of those “bad” surprises, running backs who didn’t earn a Quality Game this week.

  

Rank

Player

Team

Score

30

Nick Chubb

CLE

10.00

31

Saquon Barkley

NYG

9.60

32

Leonard Fournette

JAX

9.40

33

Mark Ingram

NO

9.40

35

Adrian Peterson

WAS

9.10

37

James White

NE

8.70

38

Phillip Lindsay

DEN

8.40

45

Kenyan Drake

MIA

6.40

75

Aaron Jones

GB

0.80

76

Lamar Miller

HOU

0.80

 

YTD CONSISTENCY

 

Player Name

Total Points

Rank

Total CG

Total GP

CR

Christian McCaffrey

353.20

2

14

14

100%

Melvin Gordon

247.50

7

10

10

100%

Todd Gurley

368.10

1

13

14

93%

Saquon Barkley

340.90

3

13

14

93%

Ezekiel Elliott

315.30

5

13

14

93%

Kareem Hunt

230.20

9

10

11

91%

Alvin Kamara

321.70

4

12

14

86%

James Conner

267.60

6

10

12

83%

Dalvin Cook

132.20

33

7

9

78%

Joe Mixon

221.90

12

9

12

75%

James White

246.30

8

10

14

71%

David Johnson

225.20

11

10

14

71%

Phillip Lindsay

215.10

13

10

14

71%

Kerryon Johnson

141.40

29

7

10

70%

Chris Carson

161.90

21

8

12

67%

Tarik Cohen

225.55

10

9

14

64%

Lamar Miller

161.00

22

8

13

62%

Aaron Jones

173.50

20

7

12

58%

Kenyan Drake

184.30

14

8

14

57%

Jalen Richard

141.70

28

8

14

57%

Matt Breida

160.90

23

7

13

54%

Austin Ekeler

159.00

24

7

13

54%


Remember, one week does not consistency make! Many of the running backs will kill your Fantasy season if you jump on them on the waiver wire expecting weekly Fantasy scores like this. Be patient….consistency will come.

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