Running Back (RB) Receptions 2020-2021

A breed of running backs came about over the last seven-eight years or so, racking up more receptions than a normal running back would. There are over ten running backs averaging over four catches per game so far this season, and there is actually a high amount of touchdown production coming with them. Christian McCaffrey has been the standout PPR back already, averaging the highest receptions per game. We don’t always see starting running backs on this list, as guys like Alvin Kamara, Duke Johnson, and Andre Ellington have worked in unison with their starters. The third down back role has been crucial for offenses, and has been crucial for us in the fantasy world. We need to keep track of who gets the third down work and passing-game work, because it isn’t always who you think. That is our job here, and everything from weekly receptions to touchdowns is covered.

A breed of running backs came about over the last seven-eight years or so, racking up more receptions than a normal running back would. There are over ten running backs averaging over four catches per game so far this season, and there is actually a high amount of touchdown production coming with them. Christian McCaffrey has been the standout PPR back already, averaging the highest receptions per game. We don’t always see starting running backs on this list, as guys like Alvin Kamara, Duke Johnson, and Andre Ellington have worked in unison with their starters. The third down back role has been crucial for offenses, and has been crucial for us in the fantasy world. We need to keep track of who gets the third down work and passing-game work, because it isn’t always who you think. That is our job here, and everything from weekly receptions to touchdowns is covered.

NAME RTG TEAM DEPTH Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Total Avg TD
Austin Ekeler
87
LAC 1 1 4 11 1 11 28 4.2 1
Nyheim Hines
76
IND 3 8 1 4 3 2 5 3 2 5 3 8 44 3.7 6
Antonio Gibson
71
WAS 1 2 1 3 4 5 4 3 4 1 5 32 2.9 7
James Robinson
67
JAX 4 1 3 6 4 5 4 4 2 2 5 36 3.2 7
Chase Edmonds
73
ARI 2 3 3 2 5 5 1 7 3 3 4 4 40 3.6 3
Dalvin Cook
88
MIN 1 1 2 2 2 5 2 2 4 5 4 29 2.3 13
Ito Smith
78
ATL 2 3 3 1 4 11 1 0
Kerryon Johnson
84
DET 2 1 1 1 2 3 2 4 14 0.9 2
Devin Singletary
82
BUF 1 5 2 4 5 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 28 2.5 1
Duke Johnson
81
HOU 2 3 1 1 5 4 3 3 20 2 1
Frank Gore
81
NYJ 2 1 1 4 2 2 3 13 0.9 0
Jordan Wilkins
69
IND 4 1 1 1 2 1 3 9 0.6 1
Josh Jacobs
91
LV 1 4 3 3 3 2 3 1 4 1 3 27 2.6 8
Kenyan Drake
83
ARI 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 4 3 15 1 4
Mike Davis
73
CAR 2 8 8 5 9 2 5 1 5 4 2 3 52 4.7 4
Nick Chubb
92
CLE 1 1 1 1 3 6 0.6 5
Deandre Washington
71
KC 4 1 2 3 0.5 0
Derrick Henry
90
TEN 1 3 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 14 1.2 8
Giovani Bernard
77
CIN 2 4 5 3 1 3 5 3 4 4 2 34 3.1 4
Jerick McKinnon
77
SF 3 3 3 7 2 2 4 3 1 2 27 2.5 6
Malcolm Brown
76
LAR 3 3 5 1 3 2 2 1 2 19 1.8 5
Matt Breida
76
MIA 2 1 3 1 2 2 9 1 0
Raheem Mostert
87
SF 1 4 2 3 2 2 13 2.8 2
Tony Pollard
76
DAL 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 15 1.4 1
Zack Moss
68
BUF 2 3 3 2 1 2 11 1.3 4
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 5 9 13 3 8 8 9 5 7 1 68 7.4 11
CJ Prosise
68
HOU 5 1 2 1 4 0.1 0
Devontae Booker
73
LV 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 11 1 3
Dion Lewis
79
NYG 2 4 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 17 1.6 2
Ezekiel Elliott
94
DAL 1 3 6 6 8 1 8 1 1 2 2 1 39 4 6
James White
84
NE 1 3 7 8 1 2 4 2 6 1 34 3.9 0
Khari Blasingame
72
TEN 3 1 1 1 1 4 0.4 0
Latavius Murray
82
NO 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 1 15 1.3 2
Samaje Perine
71
CIN 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 1
Trayveon Williams
67
CIN 3 1 1 0 0
Trenton Cannon
68
CAR 3 2 1 3 0.2 0
Troymaine Pope
67
LAC 3 5 2 1 8 1.2 0
Ty Johnson
67
NYJ 5 1 4 1 6 0.2 0
Aaron Jones
92
GB 1 4 4 2 5 3 5 5 4 32 4 7
Adrian Killins Jr.
67
PHI 1 1 1 0
Adrian Peterson
75
DET 3 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 11 1.2 2
A.J. Dillon
70
GB 2 1 1 0.1 0
Alexander Mattison
76
MIN 2 4 1 3 1 9 1.1 1
Alex Armah
69
CAR 4 1 2 3 0.3 0
Alfred Morris
74
NYG 2 1 1 0.3 0
Ameer Abdullah
67
MIN 4 1 1 2 0.2 1
Anthony McFarland Jr.
67
PIT 3 1 1 2 4 0.7 0
Artavis Pierce
67
CHI 0 0 0
Austin Walter
76
SF 5 1 1 0.5 0
Benny Snell Jr.
74
PIT 2 1 1 2 0.2 2

A breed of running backs came about over the last seven-eight years or so, racking up more receptions than a normal running back would. There are over ten running backs averaging over four catches per game so far this season, and there is actually a high amount of touchdown production coming with them. Christian McCaffrey has been the standout PPR back already, averaging the highest receptions per game. We don’t always see starting running backs on this list, as guys like Alvin Kamara, Duke Johnson, and Andre Ellington have worked in unison with their starters. The third down back role has been crucial for offenses, and has been crucial for us in the fantasy world. We need to keep track of who gets the third down work and passing-game work, because it isn’t always who you think. That is our job here, and everything from weekly receptions to touchdowns is covered.