A new fantasy season is upon us, but sometimes the same old trends continue to remain effective and underused. Whether it’s the time spent researching, or unwillingness to grasp the concept, significant vacated touches remains one of those trends.
My annual piece on significant vacated touches continues to boast an attractive hit rate on finding increased volume for running backs. Returning backs with 100-plus touches on a team that just saw a fellow running back departure who had 100-plus touches are heavy favorites to see more action as a result. Coaches and schemes have tended to rely on the proven,