Week 1 of the 2013 season is not official until the Monday night game is complete, but it’s a blowout, the index of Top Wide Receivers easily topped the index of Top Running Backs.
ESPN’s Final Average Draft Position ratings, has their top 15 receivers outperforming the top 15 running backs 16 total touchdowns compared to 8.
For 100 yard games it gets worse for running backs, the ESPN ADP Top 15 receivers totaled 6 – 100 yard receiving games. The ESPN ADP Top 15 running backs didn’t have a single runner break 100 yards rushing (Adrian Peterson came closest with a 93 yard effort versus the Lions).
For multi-touchdown games, the top 15 receivers had 5 players who recorded 2 or more touchdowns, the running backs only had 1, Adrian Peterson.
It does bring to mind, if the NFL game is now a passing league, wouldn’t you model your fantasy team after a typical successful NFL team? Then again it is only week 1.