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Consistency Rankings - Running Backs
David Dorey
June 1, 2005
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The results from 2004 showing how many times a running back either gained 100 total yards (rush + receive) in a game, scored at least one touchdown during a game or did either event in a game. “GMS” indicates how many games were played by each running back.

Games with 100 total yards: No shock to see James, Barber, Dillon and Holmes so high, but Fred Taylor (64%) needs to cure his phobia about scoring to give him suitable fantasy value. Chris Brown (64%) played most of last season with a bad toe – he seems a lock to be near the very top if only if could remain healthy. Surprising drops were Shaun Alexander with barely half of his games cresting the century mark and Willis McGahee varying between monster and pedestrian efforts.

Games with at least one touchdown: Tomlinson and Holmes easily top this list with Tiki Barber turning in a very surprisingly good season. Larry Johnson was merely the “B” side to Priest Holmes last year and will again whenever Holmes is not around. Domanick Davis comes up quite well in this category as another player with durability issues but great results when he is active. Encouraging was that Emmitt Smith was able to score in over half his games last year in Arizona and the new rookie Arrington will be much faster.

Games with at least 100 total yards Games with at least one TD Games with either 100 yards or a TD
Rnk Name % # Plyd Rnk Name % # Plyd Rnk Name % # Plyd
1 James, Edgerrin 81% 13 16 1 Tomlinson, Ladainian 93% 14 15 1 Holmes, Priest 100% 8 8
2 Barber, Tiki 81% 13 16 2 Holmes, Priest 88% 7 8 2 James, Edgerrin 94% 15 16
3 Dillon, Corey 80% 12 15 3 Barber, Tiki 75% 12 16 3 Tomlinson, Ladainian 93% 14 15
4 Holmes, Priest 75% 6 8 4 Johnson, Larry 75% 6 8 4 Barber, Tiki 88% 14 16
5 Westbrook, Brian 69% 9 13 5 Davis, Domanick 73% 11 15 5 Dillon, Corey 87% 13 15
6 Martin, Curtis 69% 11 16 6 Alexander, Shaun 69% 11 16 6 Bettis, Jerome 86% 12 14
7 Tomlinson, Ladainian 67% 10 15 7 Bettis, Jerome 64% 9 14 7 Davis, Domanick 80% 12 15
8 Taylor, Fred 64% 9 14 8 Dillon, Corey 60% 9 15 8 Westbrook, Brian 77% 10 13
9 Brown, Chris 64% 7 11 9 Johnson, Rudi 56% 9 16 9 Alexander, Shaun 75% 12 16
10 Johnson, Larry 63% 5 8 10 Smith, Emmitt 53% 8 15 10 Johnson, Larry 75% 6 8
11 Davis, Domanick 60% 9 15 11 Martin, Curtis 50% 8 16 11 Taylor, Fred 71% 10 14
12 Alexander, Shaun 56% 9 16 12 Lewis, Jamal 50% 6 12 12 McAllister, Deuce 71% 10 14
13 Portis, Clinton 53% 8 15 13 Jones, Julius 50% 4 8 13 Dunn, Warrick 69% 11 16
14 Green, Ahman 53% 8 15 14 Pittman, Michael 46% 6 13 14 Johnson, Rudi 69% 11 16
15 McAllister, Deuce 50% 7 14 15 Brown, Chris 45% 5 11 15 Martin, Curtis 69% 11 16
16 Jones, Julius 50% 4 8 16 James, Edgerrin 44% 7 16 16 Portis, Clinton 67% 10 15
17 Staley, Duce 50% 5 10 17 Dunn, Warrick 44% 7 16 17 Lewis, Jamal 67% 8 12
18 Jones, Kevin 47% 7 15 18 McAllister, Deuce 43% 6 14 18 Brown, Chris 64% 7 11
19 McGahee, Willis 47% 7 15 19 Morris, Sammy 42% 5 12 19 Jones, Julius 63% 5 8
20 Johnson, Rudi 44% 7 16 20 Blaylock, Derrick 42% 5 12 20 Jones, Kevin 60% 9 15
21 Droughns, Reuben 44% 7 16 21 Jones, Kevin 40% 6 15 21 Green, Ahman 60% 9 15
22 Bettis, Jerome 43% 6 14 22 McGahee, Willis 40% 6 15 22 Suggs, Lee 60% 6 10
23 Jones, Thomas 43% 6 14 23 Westbrook, Brian 38% 5 13 23 Faulk, Marshall 57% 8 14
24 Suggs, Lee 40% 4 10 24 Droughns, Reuben 38% 6 16 24 Droughns, Reuben 56% 9 16
25 Pittman, Michael 38% 5 13 25 Mungro, James 38% 3 8 25 Pittman, Michael 54% 7 13
26 Dunn, Warrick 38% 6 16 26 Wheatley, Tyrone 38% 3 8 26 Smith, Emmitt 53% 8 15
27 Goings, Nick 38% 6 16 27 Smith, Onterrio 36% 4 11 27 McGahee, Willis 53% 8 15
28 Lewis, Jamal 33% 4 12 28 Smith, Antowain 36% 4 11 28 Goings, Nick 50% 8 16
29 Bell , Tatum 33% 3 9 29 Jones, Thomas 36% 5 14 29 Jones, Thomas 50% 7 14
30 Faulk, Marshall 29% 4 14 30 Wells, Jonathan 36% 5 14 30 Morris, Sammy 50% 6 12
31 Smith, Antowain 27% 3 11 31 Portis, Clinton 33% 5 15 31 Staley, Duce 50% 5 10
32 Bennett, Michael 20% 2 10 32 Barlow, Kevan 33% 5 15 32 Smith, Onterrio 45% 5 11
33 Smith, Onterrio 18% 2 11 33 Duckett, T.J. 33% 4 12 33 Smith, Antowain 45% 5 11
34 Morris, Sammy 17% 2 12 34 Goings, Nick 31% 5 16 34 Bell , Tatum 44% 4 9
35 Blaylock, Derrick 17% 2 12 35 George, Eddie 31% 4 13 35 Blaylock, Derrick 42% 5 12
36 Jackson, Steven 14% 2 14 36 Williams, Moe 31% 4 13 36 Barlow, Kevan 40% 6 15
37 Smith, Emmitt 13% 2 15 37 Suggs, Lee 30% 3 10 37 George, Eddie 38% 5 13
38 Barlow, Kevan 13% 2 15 38 Faulk, Marshall 29% 4 14 38 Mungro, James 38% 3 8
39 Wheatley, Tyrone 13% 1 8 39 Jackson, Steven 29% 4 14 39 Wheatley, Tyrone 38% 3 8
40 George, Eddie 8% 1 13 40 Green, Ahman 27% 4 15 40 Wells, Jonathan 36% 5 14
41 Wells, Jonathan 7% 1 14 41 Bell , Tatum 22% 2 9 41 Jackson, Steven 36% 5 14
43 Duckett, T.J. 0% 0 12 43 Bennett, Michael 20% 2 10 43 Williams, Moe 31% 4 13
44 Williams, Moe 0% 0 13 44 Staley, Duce 10% 1 10 44 Bennett, Michael 30% 3 10