After Christian McCaffery was traded to San Fran, the Carolina backfield has transformed into a versatile RB committee that fantasy owners can take advantage of. The question is: Hubbard or Foreman? Which back has greater upside for the remainder of the season?
When we look at each RB’s WAR so far this season, neither has been impressive, mostly due to their only averaging 1-2 touches each before this week. In their recent performance in the absence of McCaffery, Hubbard and Foreman put up 14 and 15 points respectively, which earned them each around a 2.8 WAR on the week.
When we look at each back’s fantasy points over expected, the answer is more clear. Hubbard ranks 1st amongst RBs in average FPOE, putting up over half a point over expected per touch. Foreman ranks 31st, still putting up good numbers, but nowhere near as strong as Hubbard.
Foreman did see 15 rushing attempts Sunday to Hubbard’s 9, as well as 54% of offensive snaps. With Hubbard’s status as questionable for the Falcons, Foreman might be the better short-term option, but in the long run, Hubbard seems to be the better fantasy back.