The Philadelphia Eagles managed to win 13 regular-season games and eventually a Super Bowl sans any players rushing for as many as 800 yards last season. In addition, no Eagles running back finished among the top 35 in PPR scoring. It did happen and it can happen again, but early words from Eagles personnel this offseason indicate Jay Ajayi, who was fourth in the NFL in rushing yards and ninth in attempts back in 2016, will handle an increased workload this coming season, and fantasy managers seem excited about the possibilities.
Well, that all seems like it makes perfect sense, in theory, but I do not rank Ajayi as one of my top 20 running backs for PPR -- or non-PPR -- purposes as of now, so ... I better get to explaining myself.