Playing with Numbers: Why yards per carry isn't always accurate

Updated: October 15, 2008, 1:26 PM ET
By Ken Daube | Special to
Predicting which running backs are apt to receive more or less work as the season progresses is obviously an inexact science. Playing time and therefore production are affected by both injuries and production. It's impossible to predict injuries, but production stats might give us some additional insight as to what players are apt to see playing-time changes going forward.

Ken Daube

Fantasy Football
Ken Daube is a fantasy football analyst for He co-hosts "Fantasy Football Now" with Dave Rothenberg on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, which streams at, and can also be listened to via the ESPN Radio app.