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Carries inside the 10 declining

Current trend could affect fantasy value of running backs if fewer touchdowns available

Updated: November 30, 2011, 4:21 PM ET
By Ken Daube | Special to ESPN.com

It should be absolutely no surprise that running backs who get the most carries inside their opponents' 10-yard line are more likely to be better options than those who don't get as many carries in that area. But are you aware of how significant the difference is?

There are exactly 14 running backs who are averaging more than 1.1 carries per game inside their opponents' 10-yard line: Michael Turner (26 carries for the season), Ray Rice (26), LeSean McCoy (21), Cedric Benson (21), ...

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