ASL's Ben Muell breaks down defensive unit performance against running backs in Weeks 1 through 3.

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Heading into week 4, check out how defenses are doing against running backs through the first three weeks of the 2019 NFL season.

 

Worst

(STD)

Team

Fantasy

Points

Allowed /

Game (STD)

Best

(STD)

Team

Fantasy

Points

Allowed /

Game (STD)

1

Dolphins

30.7

1

Patriots

7.4

2

Bengals

29.5

2

Buccaneers

7.9

3

Steelers

24.5

3

49ers

8.5

4

Packers

24.4

4

Bears

12.1

5

Colts

22.2

5

Eagles

12.9

6

Broncos

21.8

6

Saints

14.1

7

Lions

21.6

7

Ravens

14.9

8

Giants

20.3

8

Browns

15

9

Rams

20.1

9

Titans

15.1

 

Chiefs

20.1

10

Vikings

15.2

 

Worst

Run D’s

Team

Rushing

Yards

Allowed /

Game

Rushing

Carried

Against /

Game

Rushing

Yards

Allowed /

Carry

Rushing

TDs

Allowed

1

Dolphins

178.33

33.67

5.3

4

2

Bengals

138

26.33

5.24

4

3

Steelers

128.33

29.67

4.33

3

4

Packers

120.67

24

5.03

3

5

Chiefs

113.67

18

6.2

3

6

Giants

110.33

26.33

4.19

3

7

Raiders

109

24.33

4.48

2

8

Redskins

105.33

23.67

4.45

1

9

Cardinals

104.67

24

4.36

1

10

Lions

102

23

4.43

2

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Worst

(PPR)

Team

Fantasy

Points

Allowed /

Game (PPR)

Best

(PPR)

Team

Fantasy

Points

Allowed /

Game (PPR)

1

Dolphins

37.3

1

Buccaneers

10.9

2

Bengals

36.2

2

Patriots

12.7

3

Packers

34.0

3

49ers

13.8

4

Steelers

32.5

4

Bears

17.8

5

Lions

27.6

5

Eagles

18.9

6

Colts

26.9

6

Saints

19.4

7

Rams

26.5

7

Ravens

19.6

8

Chiefs

26.1

8

Jaguars

19.8

9

Jets

25.8

9

Browns

20

10

Raiders

24.9

10

Titans

20.5

 

Worst v.

Pass

Catching

RB’s

Team

Receiving

Yards

Allowed /

Game

Running

Back

Targets /

Game

Catches

Allowed /

Game

Completion

% Allowed

Receiving

TDs Allowed

1

Steelers

70.33

10

7.33

70.33%

0

2

Lions

67.67

7.66

5.33

70%

1

3

Packers

63

11

8.67

79%

0

4

Bears

56.33

8.33

5.67

68%

0

5

Seahawks

55.33

7

5.67

81%

1

6

Texans

55

9.33

8

86%

0

7

Eagles

53.33

8

6

75%

0

8

Jets

52.67

9

7.33

81%

0

9

Bengals

50.33

6.33

5

79%

2

 10

Cowboys

50.33

10

6.67

67%

0

 

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