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TheJayCutlers wrote:Is he still above average? He looked pretty below average last year.


Depends on your definition of average.

He averaged a full ypc more than Darwin Thompson and Darrell Williams at least
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Off Constantly wrote:4.6ypc on 101 carries

His main issue was terrible ball security.
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RJ allegedly added 20 lbs this offseason, right? Sounds like a mistake.
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FantasyHussy wrote:RJ allegedly added 20 lbs this offseason, right? Sounds like a mistake.


If he's embracing the early down role and not looking to break off home runs might not be bad from a real life football prespective... hard to see it improving his ypc tho.
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Off Constantly wrote:
FantasyHussy wrote:RJ allegedly added 20 lbs this offseason, right? Sounds like a mistake.


If he's embracing the early down role and not looking to break off home runs might not be bad from a real life football prespective... hard to see it improving his ypc tho.

History says RB's adding weight usually does not correlate to success.
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OarChambo wrote:
Off Constantly wrote:
FantasyHussy wrote:RJ allegedly added 20 lbs this offseason, right? Sounds like a mistake.


If he's embracing the early down role and not looking to break off home runs might not be bad from a real life football prespective... hard to see it improving his ypc tho.

History says RB's adding weight usually does not correlate to success.


References?

Contrary to your point:
https://harvardsportsanalysis.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/is-bigger-always-better/
and more recently:
https://fantasydata.com/why-size-matters-at-the-rb-position

Summary:"By just looking at the running backs that finish in the top in terms of fantasy production, they are more often than not on the plus side of 6 feet tall and north of 215 pounds"
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Off Constantly wrote:
References?

Contrary to your point:
https://harvardsportsanalysis.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/is-bigger-always-better/
and more recently:
https://fantasydata.com/why-size-matters-at-the-rb-position

Summary:"By just looking at the running backs that finish in the top in terms of fantasy production, they are more often than not on the plus side of 6 feet tall and north of 215 pounds"

But are they adding weight to a more slender frame? The point isn't that 210+ backs can't be successful, but that smaller, faster backs adding weight doesn't translate to success.
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Off Constantly wrote:
OarChambo wrote:History says RB's adding weight usually does not correlate to success.


References?

Contrary to your point:
https://harvardsportsanalysis.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/is-bigger-always-better/
and more recently:
https://fantasydata.com/why-size-matters-at-the-rb-position

Summary:"By just looking at the running backs that finish in the top in terms of fantasy production, they are more often than not on the plus side of 6 feet tall and north of 215 pounds"

I read evidence that cited this earlier this summer, but my ability to key word search twitter to find those articles is currently unsuccessful. As someone invested in RoJo in multiple dyno leegs I'd love for them to be wrong, but your links don't refute what I wrote in the first place.
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Honestly, my assumption was the same (recency bias- Fat Eddy Lacy) that this wouldn't necessarily translate to success. But my quick research told me maybe I should reconsider.
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