Playing with Numbers: Running back touch attempts
Updated: September 10, 2008, 5:45 PM ETBy Ken Daube | Special to ESPN.com
An NFL player's opportunity to produce is directly tied to his fantasy value. Oh sure, his skill set will play a definite part in how productive he may be, but without clear opportunity, skill set is useless. For running backs, allow me to suggest a new metric for helping with the evaluation of opportunity: touch attempts. Touch attempts is simply the number of rush attempts plus the number of times that player was targeted by the quarterback with a pass.
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