Throughout the year you are going to be seeing this page update with new names at various positions on a weekly basis. We have already seen quarterback changes like Baker Mayfield taking over in Cleveland, leaving Tyrod Taylor on the bench. Jameis Winston has taken the starting role back over for Ryan Fitzpatrick out in Tampa Bay. When looking at the running back and wide receiver positions on the depth chart, these can be trickier to dive into. Many running back situations are a committee, which is two backs that split the workload. On a few occasions you have full workhorse backs like Todd Gurley. You can reference the snap counts, targets and player stats pages to take a deep dive. It goes the same for wide receivers, although the top three is what you are after. These roles can change within a season, and this page will be updated weekly for the upcoming games to give you an indicator on starting lineups. For instance the Colts have had some major injuries this season. Jack Doyle and T.Y. Hilton have been on and off injuries, which shifts around the depth chart. That is where we have seen the emergence of Eric Ebron and Chester Rogers. If you are looking for defensive depth charts or offensive line, click on the team depth chart link for more info. Each team has a link to their weekly NFL Matchup providing detailed odds, matchup stats and predictions.
The Rams had a tough task this past week running against New Orleans. However, it was odd to see Todd Gurley play somewhat limited snaps, and only touch the ball a total of five times. C.J. Anderson had 16 carries, and also had a reception in the passing game. Anderson has been out-touching Gurley the last four weeks whether he is healthy or not. We are two weeks from the Super Bowl, which leaves us with the question of Gurley getting back to a full workload. With the Rams continuously winning, it is not a guarantee to see them avoid the committee approach again. Josh Reynolds continues to evolve in the slot-receiver role, and he was third in targets behind Cooks and Woods. Outside of the running back situation, things are pretty clear for the Rams heading into the biggest game of their season.
New England has been moving the ball at will this postseason, and the running attack is opening a lot up. Sony Michel continues to be the workhorse, and had another monster game. The Patriots did change things up using Rex Burkhead a bit more than expected. This limited James White, but we should expect him to be used more in the matchup against the Saints. Look for White to jump back ahead of Burkhead in terms of touches. As expected, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski led the team in targets, but White and Hogan both had over five. Brady spread the ball out each and every week, which is why we are seeing Dorsett touchdowns.