2019: 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

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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.

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Your subscription includes 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 – 11.00)

Rank

Player

Team

Score

1

Kenyan Drake

ARI

39.60

2

Christian McCaffrey

CAR

37.50

3

Miles Sanders

PHI

35.20

4

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

31.00

5

Saquon Barkley

NYG

30.30

6

Chris Carson

SEA

26.70

7

Nick Chubb

CLE

23.80

8

Tony Pollard

DAL

22.30

9

Mark Ingram

BAL

21.60

10

Todd Gurley

LAR

18.80

11

Joe Mixon

CIN

18.60

12

Adrian Peterson

WAS

18.10

13

Mike Boone

MIN

17.60

14

Aaron Jones

GB

17.10

15

Carlos Hyde

HOU

16.40

16

Wes Hills

DET

16.20

17

Kareem Hunt

CLE

15.60

18

Tarik Cohen

CHI

15.50

19

James White

NE

15.20

20

James Conner

PIT

15.10

21

Rex Burkhead

NE

13.90

22

Alvin Kamara

NO

13.90

23

Boston Scott

PHI

13.50

24

Austin Ekeler

LAC

13.10

25

Josh Jacobs

OAK

12.90

26

Raheem Mostert

SF

12.90

27

Leonard Fournette

JAX

12.30

28

Melvin Gordon

LAC

11.40

29

Sony Michel

NE

11.30

30

Devin Singletary

BUF

10.90


THE EXPECTED

Running backs were above the average this week with 30 running backs earning a Clutch Game. The average is usually around 24. The expected group of Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliott, and Saquon Barkley all came through for folks in the Fantasy semi-finals. Alvin Kamara barely squeaked through but he made it.  One of the most consistent this season has been Nick Chubb, who will probably be a first round pick next year. Even with Kareem Hunt in the lineup, Chubb has been very consistent, even if folks complain that he doesn’t get enough targets. Joe Mixon has been one of the hotter running backs down the stretch. Keep putting him in your lineup for the finals!

THE UNEXPECTED

Miles Sanders and Kenyan Drake were off the charts this past week. I know I played against Sanders in two semi-finals and barely snuck into the finals in both leagues. If you’ve never heard of Wes Hills, don’t feel bad, neither of most folks. Bo Scarborough should return this week, so don’t jump all over him in the waiver wire. If there was a FLEX player of the year, it has to go to James White. He was probably a late round pick and he’s currently 17th in total points and has an 85% consistency. Best value of the year!

WAIVER WIRE CONSISTENCY

If you’re looking for some waiver wire pickups to help with your bye weeks this week, grab the following players: Kenyan Drake and Tony Pollard.

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

  

Rank

Player

Team

Score

31

Le'Veon Bell

NYJ

10.80

37

Derrick Henry

TEN

8.60

38

Devonta Freeman

ATL

7.50

40

Dalvin Cook

MIN

7.30

46

Ronald Jones

TB

5.90

47

David Montgomery

CHI

5.90

58

Tevin Coleman

SF

4.00

70

Marlon Mack

IND

1.90

72

LeSean McCoy

KC

1.60


YTD CONSISTENCY

Player Name

Total Points

Rank

Total CG

Total GP

CR

Kareem Hunt

86.70

47

6

6

100%

Christian McCaffrey

413.10

1

13

14

93%

Dalvin Cook

294.40

2

13

14

93%

Ezekiel Elliott

270.80

5

13

14

93%

Leonard Fournette

246.90

8

13

14

93%

Austin Ekeler

281.20

3

12

14

86%

Nick Chubb

248.50

7

12

14

86%

James White

180.95

17

11

13

85%

Alvin Kamara

201.15

11

10

12

83%

Derrick Henry

258.40

6

11

14

79%

Chris Carson

229.80

9

10

14

71%

Todd Gurley

191.70

13

9

13

69%

Aaron Jones

271.50

4

9

14

64%

Mark Ingram

223.40

10

9

14

64%

Saquon Barkley

179.50

18

7

11

64%

Devin Singletary

144.40

22

7

11

64%

Josh Jacobs

192.80

12

8

13

62%

Le'Veon Bell

188.00

14

8

13

62%

Melvin Gordon

136.90

29

6

10

60%

Joe Mixon

185.60

15

8

14

57%

Adrian Peterson

127.70

37

7

13

54%

Miles Sanders

183.00

16

7

14

50%

Devonta Freeman

156.60

20

6

12

50%

Tarik Cohen

142.00

26

7

14

50%

David Johnson

134.80

33

6

12

50%


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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