RB Usage and the Ridley/Vereen Situation
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Via Examining Games with More than 15 Carries.
[Arian] Foster led the league in both carries and carries above fifteen. But Darren McFadden ranks pretty high on this list thanks to three games with 27+ carries. On the other hand, Stevan Ridley ranked 6th in carries, but he only had one game with more than 22 rushes. McFadden had a 27-carry game in week 6, a 19-carry game in week 7, and a 29-carry game in week 8; in week 9, he injured his ankle and missed a month. Ridley, on the other hand, seemed to be handled pretty well, and one might argue that sharing time with Shane Vereen is good for his long-term health.