Playing with Numbers: Running back touch attempts
Touch attempts alone will give you the pure opportunity each running back had, but it can be dependent on several factors, including game score and weather. If you use this statistic in a vacuum it may cause you to miss trends of how opportunity is being split on a given team, and that's what you really want to focus on as the total number of touch attempts available will fluctuate from week to week. To gauge that split, simply divide the touch attempts of an individual player by the total touch attempts by the running back position on his team.
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