Backfield Breakdown: Week 12 Recap & Week 13 Sleepers

Backfield Breakdown: Week 12 Recap & Week 13 Sleepers

This article is part of our Backfield Breakdown series.

It was a rough week for injuries, to say the least, with three fantasy RB1s going down (D'Andre Swift, Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey) and potentially taking some fantasy teams with them. Early reports suggest none of the three suffered a catastrophic injury, but all appear in danger of missing time, including McCaffrey who has a bye coming up in Week 13.

Lower down the ranks, Miles Sanders missed the fourth quarter of Philly's game with an undisclosed injury, while Kareem Hunt sat out the final drive of a close loss to the Ravens due to tightness in his leg. And if that's not enough, the Cowboys are thinking about resting Ezekiel Elliott for a week or two, rather than having him gut out a 17-game season while fighting through a knee injury that won't go away (FWIW, Zeke doesn't want to rest... but also doesn't sound totally closed off to the possibility).

With all those injuries in mind, we'll make sure to take a close look at how backfield work was divided between teammates after the aforementioned players were forced out of action Sunday. There's other stuff to look at too, of course, but the injury situations reign supreme this week. Let's get to it.

Usage Leaderboards

Week 12

 Snap %CarriesCarry ShareTgtsTgt. Sh.Pass SnapsPPR Pts.Goal-Line Looks
1Saquon Barkley86.7%1348.1%517.2%289.30
2David Montgomery84.3%1758.6%38.1%33
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Jerry Donabedian
Jerry was a 2018 finalist for the FSWA's Player Notes Writer of the Year and DFS Writer of the Year awards. A Baltimore native, Jerry roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.
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