Running Back Fantasy Averages By Career Year  
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Running Back Fantasy Averages By Career Year

Running Backs have averaged about the same amount of fantasy pointes per game throughout their first 10 years. The top running back years are career years 5, 6 and 8 with 6 being the best. It is surprising, when taking into account all starters and backups over the past 15 years, that RBs for their first 10 years are very close to the position average. The production from the top 5 or 6 running backs is so much greater than the other RBs, that when you average all of them together there is not much of a rise or fall in the trend line. There are some wild swings in averages for career years 13 - 16, but that is mainly because there are fewer games to average out so the data is not as reliable. Not many running backs play for 13 plus seasons.

Top 10 Running Backs:
The best career year for a Top 10 fantasy running back is year 6. Career year 2, 4, 6 and 8 are the prime fantasy years for Top 10 fantasy running backs. Career Year 3 is the year when RBs have been in the Top 10 the most.

View the Running Backs entering one of the prime fantasy years

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Running Back Fantasy Production by Career Year
Career Year Fantasy Game Average Total Games Averaged
1 5.83 2804
2 6.11 3184
3 5.93 2960
4 6.06 2733
5 6.56 2154
6 6.86 1976
7 6.24 1555
8 6.69 1165
9 6.27 880
10 6.05 634
11 4.92 410
12 3.92 208
13 3.82 88
14 2.08 48
15 4.45 37
16 0.31 18



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Top 10 Running Backs Fantasy Production by Career Year
Career Year Fantasy Season Total Average Fantasy Game Average Total Games Averaged
1 211.43 13.31 189
2 227.77 14.22 351
3 226.98 14.19 383
4 242.17 15.08 288
5 222.99 13.87 304
6 242.41 15.16 367
7 225.8 13.97 224
8 235.96 14.68 128
9 223.86 13.99 80
10 218.17 13.27 80



Running Backs Entering Their Prime Fantasy Year(s)
   Player    Team Entering Career Year 2016 Total Fantasy Points Projection 2015 Total Fantasy Points
   David Johnson [+]    Cardinals 2 140.90 158.95
   Jeremy Langford [+]    Bears 2 130.65 109.65
   Ameer Abdullah [+]    Lions 2 121.83 86.95
   Thomas Rawls [+]    Seahawks 2 104.59 116.80
   Matt Jones [+]    Redskins 2 101.38 88.20
   Karlos Williams [+]    Bills 2 71.90 110.50
   Melvin Gordon [+]    Chargers 2 71.82 73.70
   T.J. Yeldon [+]    Jaguars 2 50.08 105.95
   Le'Veon Bell [+]    Steelers 4 140.18 80.40
   Eddie Lacy [+]    Packers 4 119.17 115.20
   C.J. Anderson [+]    Broncos 4 119.05 111.15
   Giovani Bernard [+]    Bengals 4 57.52 108.60
   DeMarco Murray [+]    Titans 6 138.30 128.00
   Mark Ingram [+]    Saints 6 126.26 132.95
   LeSean McCoy [+]    Bills 8 123.80 134.10
   Danny Woodhead [+]    Chargers 8 62.95 125.30