Top Nine Running Backs in Rookie or 2nd Season in Week One

Here are my top 1-2 year running backs based on week one performance. Both rushes and receptions are counted.

1) Alvin Kamara (NOR)

Kamara had 17 attempts (pass/rush) and had 141 yards, three touchdowns, an 8.3 yard average, a long of 35 yards, two touches of 20+ yards and a 47.1% first down conversion rate.

2 ) Saquon Barkley (NYG)

Barkley had the longest run of all 1-2 year running backs with a 68 yard touchdown run.

3) Austin Ekeler (LAC)

Ekeler had the highest average among 1-2 year backs on combined pass/rush with a 12.6 yard average on 10 attempts. He gained 126 yards and one touchdown. Ekeler had a 60% first down conversion rate.


4) Phillip Lindsay (DEN)

Lindsay had 17 attempts (pass/rush) for 102 yards, a 29 yard touchdown reception, a 6 yard average and 35% of his attempts made first down.

5) Joe Mixon (CIN)

Mixon had a run of 20+ yards in each of the two games he has played in and another 20+ pass play. He had

6) James Connor (PIT)

Connor had the most rushing attempts (31), rushing yards(135) and rushing touchdowns (2) of all 1-2 year backs. One of his touchdowns was a 22 yard run. He also had five receptions for 57 yards.

7) Chris Carson (SEA)

Though only attempting seven rushes, Carson had a whopping 7.3 yard average per rush which included a 24 yard long rush.

8) Christian McCaffrey (CAR)

McCaffrey had 16 touches for 95 yards averaging 5.9 yards per attempt.

9) Nick Chubb (CLE)

Though only having three attempts Chubb broke a long one of 17 yards.



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