Rusher Rankings

Here are the top ten rushers after Week 10. It feels as though rushing is a bit down this year (though passing is probably up). As we head into fall, who do you think will start putting up bigger numbers?

IMO, the Bombers are looking strong, and I think the Redblacks might start to put their run game together. I'll also be watching to see what the Argos can do with Harris on the shelf.

1 2022 OLIVEIRA, Brady WPG 10 122 544 4.5 31 3 13 1
2 2022 MORROW, Jamal SSK 9 104 530 5.1 51 2 19 2
3 2022 HARRIS, Andrew TOR 8 114 490 4.3 19 0 9 0
4 2022 CAREY, Ka'Deem CGY 6 72 471 6.5 31 5 16 5
5 2022 BUTLER, James BC 7 97 433 4.5 37 3 9 3
6 2022 ANTWI, Jeshrun MTL 9 67 387 5.8 70 0 6 2
7 2022 POWELL, William OTT 6 67 296 4.4 20 1 5 1
8 2022 ROURKE, Nathan BC 7 36 241 6.7 50 7 11 2
9 2022 HICKSON, Frankie SSK 7 31 227 7.3 63 1 7 1
10 2022 JACKSON, Don HAM 6 50 188 3.8 19 1 4 0
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Andrew Harris... Bet ALMOST every fan wishes he was on their team
edited to include one particular word for a good fan

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Andrew Harris is easily the best running back in the league right now if he can stay healthy. MacBeth needs Harris to start next game or he'll be forced to do it all by himself again...

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I'm not so sure. He's had some good games and some not so great games. Maybe that was due to health. Maybe just age. Maybe poor playcalling.

But I think Carey and Powell are right up there with him.

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Maybe like Tiger, his body started to fall apart when he was forced to stop juicing..

Probably that's playing a role in his decline too.

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Hard to say. Oliveira has definitely improved. The key for Toronto is for the oft injured Harris to be healthy come playoff time. I’ve never been a big Powell fan. Maybe some injured guys will make a difference. Carey? Butler? Wilder? Stanback if he is back.

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Powell and Carey are terrific all right. But Andrew Harris is a Canadian and who wouldn't want to start a perenial all star RB in the back field who allows you to start another American in the O-line?

When he's healthy he's the best option. This year he might not be the most RELIABLE option.

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Yeah, Stanback is at or near the top if he's healthy. And Oliveira seems to be getting better and better. He could play a big role in the playoffs if Winnipeg is nursing a lead vs the Lions at some point.

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Not every fan .

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should I amend to ALMOST every fan? :grinning:

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I think that would work . :grinning:

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RK DATE NAME TEAM GP CAR YARDS AVG LG TD 10 20
1 2022 MORROW, Jamal SSK 10 110 564 5.1 51 2 20 2
2 2022 OLIVEIRA, Brady WPG 10 122 544 4.5 31 3 13 1
3 2022 HARRIS, Andrew TOR 8 114 490 4.3 19 0 9 0
4 2022 CAREY, Ka'Deem CGY 6 72 471 6.5 31 5 16 5
5 2022 BUTLER, James BC 8 110 449 4.1 37 3 9 3
6 2022 ANTWI, Jeshrun MTL 10 70 390 5.6 70 0 6 2
7 2022 ROURKE, Nathan BC 8 39 304 7.8 50 7 14 3
8 2022 POWELL, William OTT 6 67 296 4.4 20 1 5 1
9 2022 EVANS, Caleb OTT 9 45 245 5.4 26 6 9 2
10 2022 HICKSON, Frankie SSK 8 35 234 6.7 63 1 7 1

Morrow overtakes the idle Oliveira to move into first place.

Another impressive stat I saw about Morrow is that he's third in the league in YAC at 255. The Riders will probably have to lean heavily on him and Hickson down the stretch.

1 2022 WHITEHEAD, Lucky BC 9 57 70 738 331 12.9 90 3 7
2 2022 WHITE, Tim HAM 10 52 79 654 259 12.6 64 5 3
3 2022 MORROW, Jamal SSK 10 34 39 305 255 9.0 33 1 2
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Looks like Nathan Rourke will drop out of the 7th spot in the top ten Rusher Rankings list should that damaged foot keep him out of the lineup against Saskatchewan.

Caleb Evans at 245 yds probably won't start in week 12 so he'll likely fall down a notch or two also. It could be that either Don Jackson at 229 yds or Taylor Cornelius at 225 yds will take over the 10th spot going into week 13.

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After Week 12

RK DATE NAME TEAM GP CAR YARDS AVG LG TD 10 20
1 2022 OLIVEIRA, Brady WPG 11 130 604 4.6 31 3 15 1
2 2022 MORROW, Jamal SSK 10 110 564 5.1 51 2 20 2
3 2022 CAREY, Ka'Deem CGY 7 83 533 6.4 31 5 20 5
4 2022 HARRIS, Andrew TOR 8 114 490 4.3 19 0 9 0
5 2022 BUTLER, James BC 9 114 467 4.1 37 3 9 3
6 2022 ANTWI, Jeshrun MTL 10 70 390 5.6 70 0 6 2
7 2022 HICKSON, Frankie SSK 9 50 363 7.3 63 1 11 2
8 2022 ROURKE, Nathan BC 8 39 304 7.8 50 7 14 3
9 2022 POWELL, William OTT 6 67 296 4.4 20 1 5 1
10 2022 CORNELIUS, Taylor EDM 6 43 264 6.1 26 4 12 2

You nailed it, Maaaaax.

Boy, did Hickson ever jump in the rankings after an excellent game vs BC.

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For comparison's sake, here are the rushing totals from after Week 12 of 2021:

RK DATE NAME TEAM GP CAR YARDS AVG LG TD 10 20
1 2021 STANBACK, William MTL 8 133 880 6.6 65 3 25 6
2 2021 CAREY, Ka'Deem CGY 11 133 681 5.1 29 5 24 1
3 2021 WILDER, James EDM 9 125 675 5.4 29 2 24 4
4 2021 HARRIS, Andrew WPG 7 116 623 5.4 24 3 19 3
5 2021 POWELL, William SSK 10 129 598 4.6 33 2 15 2
6 2021 WHITE, John TOR 8 74 382 5.2 30 1 11 2
7 2021 OLIVEIRA, Brady WPG 6 78 365 4.7 18 1 10 0
8 2021 FAJARDO, Cody SSK 10 64 356 5.6 29 4 11 3
9 2021 ADAMS, Vernon MTL 8 51 298 5.8 26 0 9 4
10 2021 THOMAS ERLINGTON, Sean HAM 8 53 261 4.9 25 3 7 2

And here's 2019

RK DATE NAME TEAM GP CAR YARDS AVG LG TD 10 20
1 2019 HARRIS, Andrew WPG 10 141 908 6.4 56 3 25 5
2 2019 GABLE, CJ EDM 10 150 755 5.0 34 2 23 5
3 2019 POWELL, William SSK 10 130 656 5.0 42 9 15 2
4 2019 STANBACK, William MTL 7 93 611 6.6 49 4 18 8
5 2019 WHITE, John BC 10 101 559 5.5 32 5 21 5
6 2019 CROCKETT, John OTT 6 74 403 5.4 35 0 11 1
7 2019 CAREY, Ka'Deem CGY 5 53 347 6.5 31 2 14 2
8 2019 STREVELER, Chris WPG 9 64 336 5.3 30 7 8 3
9 2019 FAJARDO, Cody SSK 10 59 321 5.4 22 7 9 1
10 2019 MADU, Mossis OTT 5 64 282 4.4 35 0 5 1

Two things I notice:

  1. Rushing is down quite a bit this season.

  2. Montreal really misses the yards that Stanback brings.

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One thing I notice is that RBs lose their quickness with age. Almost always an error to pick up an aging RB that used to be great but is past their prime. (Harris, Powell and I would include Stanback here).

If this post was about the best rusher regardless of yards gained, it'd be a battle between Morrow, Carey and Peyton Logan I would say. Hickson gets an honourable mention.

You need speed and agility in our league.

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I think rushing is down party because of the successful pass attack of Nathan Rourke style of play, QB's seam to toss the long ball more often this year. Just most don't read the play as fast or lead the target receiver enough.

I made a post years ago about the 1000 yard standard, and how it really isn't an equal standard for both RBs & WRs. It is much easier for a WR to hit 1000 than a RB.

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As an Argo fan, I was happy to see them call a jet sweep to Banks last game. The Argos run calling has been very predictable, straight up the gut with strong, stocky guys like Harris or Oullette. If they ran a few more sweeps, it would keep the D on their toes and open more holes up the middle for the bigger guys.

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