2015 Running Back Fantasy Points per Touch

Dion Lewis, Demarcus Lawrence
csnne.com

The table below identifies which running backs were most efficient on a per touch basis in 2015. At times, I wonder how useful some of the per touch data is — especially how predictive it is — but it is still a fun barometer to measure how effective (for fantasy) a running back is when they touch the ball.

One thing to keep in mind here is that this data will always skew towards running backs that see a higher reception:rush ratio. This makes sense intuitively. Passing will always be more efficient than rushing.

Another note: the entire sample covers running backs that received at least 80 touches on the season and the average fantasy points scored per touch was 0.834 PPR points.

Running backs that saw 150 or more touches averaged 0.785 PPR points per touch; while backs that eclipsed 200-plus touches averaged 0.739 PPR points per touch. The main takeaway there is when touches increase, average efficiency (PPR points per touch) decreases.

Rk Name FPs/Touch
1 Theo Riddick 1.463
2 Dion Lewis 1.414
3 Danny Woodhead 1.366
4 Shane Vereen 1.313
5 David Johnson 1.291
6 Karlos Williams 1.195
7 Charles Sims 1.152
8 Bilal Powell 1.138
9 Jamaal Charles 1.121
10 Darren Sproles 1.076
11 Dexter McCluster 1.066
12 Mike Tolbert 1.038
13 Jonathan Grimes 1.018
14 Ryan Mathews 1.004
15 Duke Johnson 0.990
16 Lamar Miller 0.966
17 DeAngelo Williams 0.956
18 Devonta Freeman 0.939
19 Joique Bell 0.935
20 Mark Ingram 0.932
21 Arian Foster 0.906
22 Giovani Bernard 0.888
23 James Starks 0.876
24 Jeremy Langford 0.856
25 Brandon Bolden 0.850
26 Joseph Randle 0.849
27 Todd Gurley 0.830
28 Thomas Rawls 0.824
29 Matt Forte 0.812
30 Le’Veon Bell 0.812
31 Javorius Allen 0.812
32 C.J. Anderson 0.810
33 Tim Hightower 0.800
34 DeMarco Murray 0.786
35 Denard Robinson 0.761
36 LeSean McCoy 0.760
37 Rashad Jennings 0.745
38 Charcandrick West 0.743
39 Doug Martin 0.739
40 Shaun Draughn 0.732
41 Chris Ivory 0.732
42 Adrian Peterson 0.727
43 Matt Jones 0.720
44 Jeremy Hill 0.720
45 T.J. Yeldon 0.715
46 LeGarrette Blount 0.711
47 Darren McFadden 0.705
48 Ronnie Hillman 0.694
49 Ameer Abdullah 0.690
50 Eddie Lacy 0.679
51 Isaiah Crowell 0.675
52 Justin Forsett 0.673
53 Frank Gore 0.665
54 Latavius Murray 0.661
55 Antonio Andrews 0.655
56 Marshawn Lynch 0.651
57 Carlos Hyde 0.637
58 Jonathan Stewart 0.635
59 Chris Polk 0.629
60 Alfred Blue 0.564
61 Tre Mason 0.543
62 Chris Johnson 0.541
63 Tevin Coleman 0.512
64 Melvin Gordon 0.508
65 Alfred Morris 0.456
66 Andre Williams 0.375
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