Predicting the NFL’s Top Rushing Seasons in 2016

June 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL has continued to evolve into a pass-happy attack that spreads defenses thin with remarkable athletes lined up at every position. Offensive efficiency is at an all-time high, and defenses have been scrambling to find solutions the last five years. In the meantime, the NFL’s leading rushers have seen a dip in usage and cumulative statistics.
The 2016 season will likely be the same. Only seven running backs accumulated at least 1,000 rushing yards in 2015. After digging through the numbers, depth charts and offseason transactions, we’ve projected the NFL’s leading rushers in 2016, with some hesitancy given to players returning from major injury.
Some talented playmakers will see increased statistics, while others may not have the same opportunities to produce. Every situation is unique, and injuries can quickly alter how many carries a running back will receive. We’ve done our best to project who will emerge and take advantage of his situation to ...

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