Derek Carr has played in all but one regular season game since he was drafted in 2014. He missed the one only because his left leg snapped in the previous game. The pass-heavy offense has become slightly more balanced as the Raiders defense improved over the past three seasons.
2016 – 58% of all offensive plays were pass
2015 – 62%
2014 – 65%
Remember, the Raiders were outscored by 199 points in 2014 or 12.4 points per game. So, Carr was chucking the ball around during garbage time.
Here are the three-year rush percentages of all Seahawks plays during Lynch’s last three full seasons:
2014 – 54% of all offensive plays were rushes
2013 – 55%
2012 – 57%
In addition to Lynch’s heavy workload, Russell Wilson averaged more than 100 rush attempts per season during that stretch to bump up those splits.
So, fantasy owners know Lynch won’t be rushing 300 times in 2017, but what should they expect?