Not many NFL running backs have hit the ground running the way that Isiah Pacheco of the Kansas City Chiefs has since the team called his name in the final round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Chiefs fans waiting for Missouri sports betting to become legal are glad Pacheco fell to their team.
The former Rutgers back has racked up 1,765 yards and 4.7 yards per carry in 31 NFL games with the Chiefs, including a career-high 935 yards and seven touchdowns rushing in 2023-24 for the AFC Championship game participants from Missouri.
During that two-year run, Pacheco has earned an approximate value of 15 (per Pro-Football-Reference.com) and his AV of eight in 2023 was third among the 10 most undervalued running backs in the league.
For this study, BetMissouri.com – where you’ll find our coverage of efforts to bring operators offering Missouri sports betting promo codes to the masses – used Pro-Football-Reference.com to find the salary cap hit and all-purpose yards (no returning yards) of every NFL running back in the 2023-24 NFL regular season. We figured out the dollars per yard gained for each running back in the league, then determined this list of the 10 most value-driven RBs this season. Salary and yards were included for all teams the player was on during the 2023-24 season.
Best Value NFL Running Backs In 2023-24
Where Pacheco Rates Among Running Backs
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Among all qualifying NFL running backs, Pacheco’s 1,174 all-purpose yards on a $889,777 salary cap hit qualifies him for the third-best dollar-per-all-purpose yard figure at $758 per yard. He’s behind only Kyren Williams of the Los Angeles Rams ($702 per yard) and Rachaad White of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($757), according to Pro-Football-Reference.com statistics.
Of the 10, Pacheco is the only one to play for a team that advanced to this Sunday’s conference championship games. As of Monday afternoon, the Chiefs were listed as a 3.5-point road underdog at ESPN BET against the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.
Overall, Pacheco finished ahead of Pittsburgh Steelers back Jaylen Warren ($764 per yard), Jerome Ford of the Cleveland Browns ($840) and James Cook of the Buffalo Bills ($846) for best value per dollar in 2023-24.
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