20 Touches Rule
Again, the RB talent pool is shallow, but you can avoid getting completely hosed by looking for backs who get more touches. Ideally, this would be close to 20 each week, but in the current game that’s not going to happen. (Last year’s leader in carries, Adrian Peterson, clocked in at 20.4.) A good rule of thumb is to try to avoid going below 14, no matter what other stats may suggest. Los Angeles’ Todd Gurley is a good choice to lead the league in carries this year. The second-year star is the lead back in a run-first offense and has a defensive-minded head coach in Jeff Fisher, who’s hoping to control the clock to win games.