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Consistency Rankings: Running Backs
David Dorey
June 19, 2012
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Below lists out each notable running back who played at least eight games and their categories list the number of games in which they had at least the stated topic. The consistency rating comes from the number of times where they had either a 100 total yards game and/or a touchdown game, all divided by the number of games that they played.

The Column for "Either" shows how many times they had either 100 total yards and/or a touchdown game.

Running Back Consistency - 2011 Season

NAME CON Gms Either 100 Rush Yds 100 Total Yds 150 Total Yds 1+ TD 2+ TD
Maurice Jones-Drew 94% 16 15 6 12 4 8 1
LeSean McCoy 93% 15 14 6 9 1 13 6
Fred Jackson 90% 10 9 6 8 4 5 1
Arian Foster 85% 13 11 7 10 8 9 2
Adrian Peterson 83% 12 10 3 5 2 9 3
Ray Rice 81% 16 13 6 10 4 10 4
Marshawn Lynch 73% 15 11 6 7 1 11 2
Ryan Mathews 71% 14 10 4 10 0 4 2
Michael Turner 69% 16 11 6 7 1 8 3
Matt Forte 67% 12 8 4 7 6 4 0
Steven Jackson 67% 15 10 4 7 2 5 1
Ahmad Bradshaw 67% 12 8 1 3 0 7 3
Michael Bush 63% 16 10 2 5 1 8 0
Reggie Bush 60% 15 9 5 6 1 6 1
Frank Gore 56% 16 9 5 5 0 8 0
Darren Sproles 56% 16 9 0 3 0 8 1
BenJarvus Green-Ellis 56% 16 9 1 2 0 8 3
Marion Barber 55% 11 6 1 1 0 6 0
Beanie Wells 53% 15 8 2 3 1 8 1
Michael Tolbert 53% 15 8 0 1 0 8 1
Willis McGahee 53% 15 8 7 7 1 4 1
Mark Ingram 50% 10 5 0 0 0 5 0
Brandon Jacobs 50% 14 7 1 2 0 7 1
Chris Johnson 50% 16 8 4 7 3 3 1
Rashard Mendenhall 47% 15 7 2 2 1 7 2
Jonathan Stewart 44% 16 7 0 2 0 5 0
Pierre Thomas 44% 16 7 0 2 0 6 0
Ben Tate 40% 15 6 4 5 0 4 0
Roy Helu 40% 15 6 3 5 1 3 0
Cedric Benson 40% 15 6 3 3 0 5 1
DeMarco Murray 38% 13 5 3 5 3 2 0
John Kuhn 38% 16 6 0 0 0 6 0
Shonn Greene 38% 16 6 2 4 1 4 1
DeAngelo Williams 38% 16 6 1 2 0 5 2
LeGarrette Blount 36% 14 5 3 3 1 4 1
Felix Jones 33% 12 4 3 3 1 1 0
Donald Brown 31% 16 5 1 1 1 5 0
C.J. Spiller 31% 16 5 1 4 1 5 1
Toby Gerhart 31% 16 5 1 3 0 3 1
Kevin Smith 31% 13 4 1 1 1 4 2
Peyton Hillis 30% 10 3 1 3 0 2 1
Jahvid Best 29% 14 4 1 4 1 2 1
Jed Collins 25% 16 4 0 0 0 4 0
James Starks 23% 13 3 0 2 0 1 0
Charles Clay 21% 14 3 0 0 0 3 0
LaDainian Tomlinson 21% 14 3 0 1 1 3 0
Jackie Battle 20% 15 3 1 1 0 2 0
Ryan Grant 20% 15 3 0 2 0 2 1

Running back stats continue to shrink at the top levels but it is easy to see why newcomers Ryan Mathews and Marshawn Lynch are finally highly regarded. Mathews already ranked second in games with 100 total yards or more and he's slated for more work and more touchdowns this season. Fred Jackson again shows up high and that is sadly bound to decrease this year.

NAME 100+ Yds NAME 150+ Yds NAME 1+ TD NAME 2+ TD
Maurice Jones-Drew 12 Arian Foster 8 LeSean McCoy 13 LeSean McCoy 6
Arian Foster 10 Matt Forte 6 Marshawn Lynch 11 Ray Rice 4
Ray Rice 10 Maurice Jones-Drew 4 Ray Rice 10 Adrian Peterson 3
Ryan Mathews 10 Ray Rice 4 Arian Foster 9 Michael Turner 3
LeSean McCoy 9 Fred Jackson 4 Adrian Peterson 9 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 3
Fred Jackson 8 Chris Johnson 3 Maurice Jones-Drew 8 Ahmad Bradshaw 3
Marshawn Lynch 7 DeMarco Murray 3 Michael Turner 8 Marshawn Lynch 2
Michael Turner 7 Steven Jackson 2 Michael Bush 8 Arian Foster 2
Matt Forte 7 Adrian Peterson 2 Beanie Wells 8 Rashard Mendenhall 2
Steven Jackson 7   Frank Gore 8 DeAngelo Williams 2
Willis McGahee 7 Darren Sproles 8 Kevin Smith 2
Chris Johnson 7 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 8 Ryan Mathews 2
Reggie Bush 6 Michael Tolbert 8  
Adrian Peterson 5 Rashard Mendenhall 7
Michael Bush 5 Ahmad Bradshaw 7
Frank Gore 5 Brandon Jacobs 7
Ben Tate 5 Reggie Bush 6
Roy Helu 5 Pierre Thomas 6
DeMarco Murray 5 Marion Barber 6


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