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Consistency Player Rankings: Running Backs
David Dorey
July 3, 2013
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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 rushing yards and/or a touchdown game.

Running Back Consistency - 2012 Season

NAME CON Gms Either 100 Rush Yd 100 Total Yd 150 Total Yd 1+ TD 2 + TD
Arian Foster 88% 16 14 7 10 2 13 4
Alfred Morris 75% 16 12 7 8 1 9 3
Adrian Peterson 69% 16 11 10 13 7 9 4
Marshawn Lynch 69% 16 11 10 10 3 9 2
Michael Turner 69% 16 11 2 2 1 11 0
Trent Richardson 67% 15 10 3 7 0 9 3
Frank Gore 63% 16 10 3 7 1 9 0
Stevan Ridley 63% 16 10 4 4 2 10 2
LeSean McCoy 58% 12 7 3 7 0 4 1
C.J. Spiller 56% 16 9 5 11 3 7 1
Ray Rice 56% 16 9 4 8 4 8 2
Darren Sproles 54% 13 7 0 2 1 7 1
Doug Martin 50% 16 8 5 10 4 7 3
Jamaal Charles 50% 16 8 7 9 4 5 1
Ahmad Bradshaw 50% 14 7 4 5 1 6 0
Mikel Leshoure 50% 14 7 1 1 0 7 1
DeMarco Murray 50% 10 5 1 3 0 4 0
BenJarvus Green-Ellis 47% 15 7 4 6 0 6 0
Matt Forte 47% 15 7 3 7 0 6 0
Darren McFadden 42% 12 5 3 4 0 3 0
Fred Jackson 40% 10 4 1 3 0 3 1
Chris Johnson 38% 16 6 5 8 3 5 1
DeAngelo Williams 38% 16 6 1 3 1 6 1
Reggie Bush 38% 16 6 2 5 1 5 2
Shonn Greene 38% 16 6 2 3 1 5 2
Shane Vereen 36% 11 4 0 1 0 4 0
Danny Woodhead 33% 15 5 0 0 0 5 2
Daniel Thomas 33% 12 4 0 0 0 4 0
Felix Jones 31% 16 5 0 2 0 5 0
Mark Ingram 31% 16 5 0 0 0 5 0
Steven Jackson 31% 16 5 2 4 0 4 0
Jonathan Dwyer 31% 13 4 2 2 0 2 0
Willis McGahee 30% 10 3 3 4 1 3 1

In 2011 it was Ryan Matthews and Marshawn Lynch as the newcomers to the top rankings but only Lynch held on. Last season saw an unprecedented amount of change in running backs. Doug Martin, Alfred Morris and Trent Richardson shot up the rankings in nearly all categories and brought the rookie rusher back into prominence after a lengthy absence. Adrian Peterson dominated the yardage categories to no surprise but only gained 100 total yards two more times than C.J. Spiller who is sure to heat up drafts this summer.

NAME 100 Yds
Total
NAME 150 Yds
Total
NAME 1+ TD NAME 2 + TD
Adrian Peterson 13 Adrian Peterson 7 Arian Foster 13 Arian Foster 4
C.J. Spiller 11 Ray Rice 4 Michael Turner 11 Adrian Peterson 4
Arian Foster 10 Doug Martin 4 Stevan Ridley 10 Alfred Morris 3
Marshawn Lynch 10 Jamaal Charles 4 Alfred Morris 9 Trent Richardson 3
Doug Martin 10 Marshawn Lynch 3 Adrian Peterson 9 Doug Martin 3
Jamaal Charles 9 C.J. Spiller 3 Marshawn Lynch 9 Marshawn Lynch 2
Alfred Morris 8 Chris Johnson 3 Trent Richardson 9 Stevan Ridley 2
Ray Rice 8 Arian Foster 2 Frank Gore 9 Ray Rice 2
Chris Johnson 8 Stevan Ridley 2 Ray Rice 8 Reggie Bush 2
Trent Richardson 7 Bryce Brown 2 C.J. Spiller 7 Shonn Greene 2
Frank Gore 7   Darren Sproles 7 Danny Woodhead 2
LeSean McCoy 7 Doug Martin 7 Michael Tolbert 2
Matt Forte 7 Mikel Leshoure 7 Michael Bush 2
BenJarvus Green-Ellis 6 Ahmad Bradshaw 6 Jackie Battle 2
Ahmad Bradshaw 5 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 6 Bryce Brown 2
Reggie Bush 5 Matt Forte 6  
  DeAngelo Williams 6


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