Keeping this relationship in mind, we can assign an expected workload to running backs based on averages and ranks. For example, between 2013 and 2015, the PPR RB10 saw an average opportunity of 271. As of June 8th, Mark Ingram is the 10th running back drafted.
In an attempt to find running backs that are regression candidates, I did some digging through points per opportunity (PPO). For the purposes of this post, ‘opportunity’ consists of rushing attempts as well as targets in the passing game.