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Dear Running Backs: Where are the touchdowns?

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When it comes to fantasy points, the running back position is significantly behind through four weeks.

How far?

You need to retreat all the way back to 2001 to find a year where less than 73 touchdowns that have been scored through four weeks. What is more concerning is that 10 running backs were taken in the first round according to most drafts ADP. Those 10 players have accounted for just 18 of the 73 touchdowns and Adrian Peterson has scored five of them.

That stat just isn't getting the job done from first round selections. If you listened to Charch in your draft and did the opposite, you wouldn't be in the following quandary.

First Round RB's:
Adrian Peterson: 5
Doug Martin: 1
Jamaal Charles: 2
Marshawn Lynch: 3
LeSean McCoy: 2
Trent Richardson: 1
Alfred Morris: 2
CJ Spiller: 0
Arian Foster: 1
Ray Rice: 1

Running Back Touchdowns through four weeks:
2013- 73
2012- 80
2011- 77
2010- 79
2009- 81
2008- 104
2007- 74
2006- 78
2005- 77
2004- 83
2003- 74
2002- 86
2001- 63

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