Welcome! This is a weekly series where we look at player regression trends on a week-by-week basis.
Throughout the season, I’ll collect the weekly data and post it on a sheet here.
Enough preamble, nerd up!
Last week’s results are below. The full list can be found in my sheets linked above.
Running backs bounced up on their volume significantly, whereas very few fell back. Clyde Edwards-Helaire and D'Andre Swift continued to operate efficiently in split backfields and James Robinson earned a significantly larger share of the job in week two.
On the other hand, receiving positions were the reverse. Those who were overly efficient in week one maintained in week two while underperformers stayed lower than their volume currently suggests.
I think we’re seeing offenses adjust to the season as they try out their attack. I’d also expect the wide receiver position to regress as a whole as the weeks pass by.