Weak Starters / Strong Finishers – Running Backs – 2020

A strategy often used by the savvy fantasy manager is to buy low and snag the early under performers from another team. The chart below exposes those fantasy football running backs who started slow but in crunch time were solid contributors last season. The analysis includes game to game comparison rather than a week to week, so bye week and injuries aren’t included in the trend.

Weak Starters / Strong Finishers – Quarterbacks – 2020

Weak Starters / Strong Finishers – Wide Receivers – 2020

Weak Starters / Strong Finishers – Tight Ends – 2020

Adrian Peterson just keeps on ticking even at the ripe old running back age of 35. After starting the first 10 games averaging under 7 fantasy points, Peterson finished the last five with 12+ fantasy points. The games coincide with the new Washington starter Dwayne Haskins.  This is a nice little nugget of information going into the later rounds of the fantasy draft when Peterson will still be available 

Joe Mixon average about 9.5 fantasy points in the first 10 games with several double-digit days and a handful of duds. Mixon proved his strong finisher status with 19 fantasy points a week just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

Kenyan Drake’s turn around is no secret and the numbers validate any assumptions made about how he finished the season. With paltry numbers in Miami, Drake finished his last three games with a 27-fantasy point average and a couple games over 30.  

Miles Sanders and Raheem Mostert both finished the season strong after up and down performances in the first half of the season. Both Sanders and Mostert will start the season as the bulk carries back and should be reliable when needed most. 

 

YEARGAMEPOSTEAMPLAYERFPTSAVG FPTSLOW RANGEHIGH RANGESTD DEV
20191RBWASAdrian Peterson9.28.673.8913.454.78
20192RBWASAdrian Peterson3.48.673.8913.454.78
20193RBWASAdrian Peterson2.88.673.8913.454.78
20194RBWASAdrian Peterson1.88.673.8913.454.78
20195RBWASAdrian Peterson13.68.673.8913.454.78
20196RBWASAdrian Peterson6.18.673.8913.454.78
20197RBWASAdrian Peterson10.38.673.8913.454.78
20198RBWASAdrian Peterson138.673.8913.454.78
20199RBWASAdrian Peterson38.673.8913.454.78
201910RBWASAdrian Peterson4.98.673.8913.454.78
201911RBWASAdrian Peterson15.98.673.8913.454.78
201912RBWASAdrian Peterson13.68.673.8913.454.78
201913RBWASAdrian Peterson15.18.673.8913.454.78
201914RBWASAdrian Peterson11.58.673.8913.454.78
201915RBWASAdrian Peterson5.88.673.8913.454.78

 

YEARGAMEPOSTEAMPLAYERFPTSAVG FPTSLOW RANGEHIGH RANGESTD DEV
20191RBCINJoe Mixon1.711.914.4619.367.45
20192RBCINJoe Mixon2.711.914.4619.367.45
20193RBCINJoe Mixon15.511.914.4619.367.45
20194RBCINJoe Mixon6.311.914.4619.367.45
20195RBCINJoe Mixon10.911.914.4619.367.45
20196RBCINJoe Mixon3.911.914.4619.367.45
20197RBCINJoe Mixon6.411.914.4619.367.45
20198RBCINJoe Mixon13.711.914.4619.367.45
20199RBCINJoe Mixon15.111.914.4619.367.45
201910RBCINJoe Mixon16.311.914.4619.367.45
201911RBCINJoe Mixon7.911.914.4619.367.45
201912RBCINJoe Mixon1311.914.4619.367.45
201913RBCINJoe Mixon24.611.914.4619.367.45
201914RBCINJoe Mixon15.611.914.4619.367.45
201915RBCINJoe Mixon7.311.914.4619.367.45
201916RBCINJoe Mixon29.611.914.4619.367.45

 

YEARGAMEPOSTEAMPLAYERFPTSAVG FPTSLOW RANGEHIGH RANGESTD DEV
20191RBMIAKenyan Drake2.711.730.9622.510.77
20192RBMIAKenyan Drake4.811.730.9622.510.77
20193RBMIAKenyan Drake5.211.730.9622.510.77
20194RBMIAKenyan Drake7.311.730.9622.510.77
20195RBMIAKenyan Drake711.730.9622.510.77
20196RBMIAKenyan Drake5.811.730.9622.510.77
20197RBARIKenyan Drake24.211.730.9622.510.77
20198RBARIKenyan Drake4.111.730.9622.510.77
20199RBARIKenyan Drake811.730.9622.510.77
201910RBARIKenyan Drake5.111.730.9622.510.77
201911RBARIKenyan Drake6.711.730.9622.510.77
201912RBARIKenyan Drake38.611.730.9622.510.77
201913RBARIKenyan Drake30.411.730.9622.510.77
201914RBARIKenyan Drake14.311.730.9622.510.77

 




 

YEARGAMEPOSTEAMPLAYERFPTSAVG FPTSLOW RANGEHIGH RANGESTD DEV
20191RBPHIMiles Sanders2.710.543.0618.027.48
20192RBPHIMiles Sanders3.710.543.0618.027.48
20193RBPHIMiles Sanders10.610.543.0618.027.48
20194RBPHIMiles Sanders7.210.543.0618.027.48
20195RBPHIMiles Sanders6.410.543.0618.027.48
20196RBPHIMiles Sanders15.210.543.0618.027.48
20197RBPHIMiles Sanders3.210.543.0618.027.48
20198RBPHIMiles Sanders19.810.543.0618.027.48
20199RBPHIMiles Sanders7.310.543.0618.027.48
201910RBPHIMiles Sanders4.710.543.0618.027.48
201911RBPHIMiles Sanders8.610.543.0618.027.48
201912RBPHIMiles Sanders16.510.543.0618.027.48
201913RBPHIMiles Sanders6.910.543.0618.027.48
201914RBPHIMiles Sanders29.210.543.0618.027.48
201915RBPHIMiles Sanders21.610.543.0618.027.48
201916RBPHIMiles Sanders5.110.543.0618.027.48

 

YEARGAMEPOSTEAMPLAYERFPTSAVG FPTSLOW RANGEHIGH RANGESTD DEV
20191RBSFRaheem Mostert410.212.4917.937.72
20192RBSFRaheem Mostert21.110.212.4917.937.72
20193RBSFRaheem Mostert5.910.212.4917.937.72
20194RBSFRaheem Mostert3.410.212.4917.937.72
20195RBSFRaheem Mostert1.310.212.4917.937.72
20196RBSFRaheem Mostert1210.212.4917.937.72
20197RBSFRaheem Mostert-0.210.212.4917.937.72
20198RBSFRaheem Mostert3.510.212.4917.937.72
20199RBSFRaheem Mostert2.710.212.4917.937.72
201910RBSFRaheem Mostert12.710.212.4917.937.72
201911RBSFRaheem Mostert21.410.212.4917.937.72
201912RBSFRaheem Mostert22.910.212.4917.937.72
201913RBSFRaheem Mostert11.910.212.4917.937.72
201914RBSFRaheem Mostert11.310.212.4917.937.72
201915RBSFRaheem Mostert19.310.212.4917.937.72