Is This the Best RB Class Ever? 2018 Workhorse Scores
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The 2018 running back class is being touted as one of the best and deepest in recent memory. It remains to be seen whether that is the case, but one way to get at the question is to examine their Workhorse Scores. Long-time RotoViz readers will be familiar with the Workhorse Metric. Matthew Freedman invented it to encapsulate a running back’s share of his team’s (non-QB) rushing production in non-blowouts. The idea is to find out how much a college RB was used in meaningful game situations when his team intentionally rushed the ball with a RB.