Fantasy Football Running Backs: Workload Watch

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Which backs have collected the most touches the last few seasons?

Which backs have collected the most touches the last few seasons?

Athlon Sports takes a look at which running backs have touched the ball the most per game over the last three years and over the last two years. This gives you an idea of both which backs have been given the most opportunities, while at the same time lets you know which backs might be wearing down.

It's interesting to note that Arian Foster, having played just one full season, already ranks eighth in touches per game in both charts.

Touches Per Game, Three-Year vs. Two-Year

Rank Three-Year Stats TPG TCH GP
1 Steven Jackson 24.3 1044 43
2 Adrian Peterson 22.6 1060 47
3 Chris Johnson 22.6 1062 47
4 Cedric Benson 22.0 901 41
5 Michael Turner 21.2 911 43
6 Frank Gore 20.8 813 39
7 Maurice Jones-Drew 20.8 957 46
8 Arian Foster 20.7 455 22
9 Matt Forté 20.5 982 48
10 Ryan Grant 19.5 645 33
11 Thomas Jones 19.3 926 48
12 LaDainian Tomlinson 19.1 858 45
Rank Two-Year Stats TPG TCH GP
1 Steven Jackson 24.2 751 31
2 Chris Johnson 24.0 768 32
3 Maurice Jones-Drew 23.3 698 30
4 Cedric Benson 23.0 667 29
5 Ray Rice 21.9 702 32
6 Adrian Peterson 21.8 676 31
7 Frank Gore 21.2 530 25
8 Arian Foster 20.7 455 22
9 Michael Turner 19.6 529 27
10 Rashard Mendenhall 19.2 614 32
11 Matt Forté 18.8 603 32
12 Thomas Jones 18.8 600 32

— Braden Gall @AthlonBraden on Twitter

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