Originally posted on The Fake Football  |  Last updated 5/11/13
I’m always interested in how well running backs execute when they are near the goal line because execution means touchdowns and touchdowns means sweet, sweet, juicy fantasy points. Of course there are many reasons why a certain play doesn’t work and they often aren’t due directly to the running backs ability, but production often trumps circumstances in a coaches desire to score as many touchdowns as possible in those precious 64 quarters of play. So I thought I’d take a look at running backs with five or more carries inside the opponent’s five yard line over the last two seasons. Five is way too small a sample size, but going higher than that left out some interesting players.   Interestingly enough, Mikel Leshoure saw plenty of pass defense when he ran the ball last season and was one of the worst at producing against light fronts, but in his limited goal line work he has been productive. If you look further down you’ll see Reggie Bush with four touchdowns on 10 carries. That’s n...
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