Running Back (RB) Receptions 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 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Wk18 Total Avg TD
Christian McCaffrey
99
CAR 1 9 5 2 4 10 7 37 5.3 2
D'Andre Swift
83
DET 1 8 4 7 4 6 5 8 5 3 3 3 2 4 62 4.8 7
Jamaal Williams
74
DET 2 8 3 2 2 1 5 1 3 1 26 2 3
Dalvin Cook
97
MIN 1 6 2 2 2 3 3 3 6 1 2 3 1 34 2.6 6
Jonathan Taylor
94
IND 1 6 1 1 3 3 1 3 3 2 6 3 4 1 3 40 2.4 20
James White
76
NE 3 6 6 12 4 1
Nyheim Hines
79
IND 2 6 1 5 2 1 1 4 4 2 3 3 1 1 4 2 40 2.4 3
Kenyan Drake
81
LV 2 5 5 3 2 3 6 2 1 2 1 30 2.5 3
Leonard Fournette
85
TB 1 5 4 3 3 4 6 2 3 8 6 7 7 4 7 69 4.9 10
Myles Gaskin
72
MIA 3 5 4 3 10 2 4 3 6 1 3 2 2 1 3 49 2.9 7
Chase Edmonds
80
ARI 1 4 5 7 4 3 3 1 3 8 5 43 3.6 2
Damien Williams
75
CHI 2 4 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 16 1.3 3
Joe Mixon
95
CIN 1 4 1 1 1 1 5 4 5 4 2 1 6 7 42 2.6 16
Miles Sanders
85
PHI 1 4 1 3 3 5 2 1 1 3 2 1 26 2.2 0
Tony Pollard
81
DAL 2 4 3 1 4 3 1 1 6 2 4 2 3 2 3 39 2.6 3
Antonio Gibson
81
WAS 1 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 7 5 2 6 2 1 42 2.6 10
Alvin Kamara
91
NO 1 3 4 3 5 10 3 4 4 2 2 5 2 47 3.6 9
Chris Carson
81
SEA 3 3 2 1 6 1.5 3
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
81
KC 1 3 2 2 1 2 3 3 2 1 19 1.9 6
Derrick Henry
97
TEN 1 3 6 3 2 2 2 18 2.2 11
David Johnson
72
HOU 3 2 3 5 1 5 1 3 3 2 1 3 32 2.5 1
Devin Singletary
78
BUF 1 3 2 1 1 1 5 1 7 1 3 1 6 1 5 2 40 2.4 8
Jeremy McNichols
67
TEN 3 3 1 8 2 1 3 3 1 3 28 2 1
James Robinson
84
JAX 1 3 3 6 1 1 3 1 4 2 3 1 3 31 2.2 8
Kareem Hunt
89
CLE 2 3 1 6 2 5 3 2 22 2.8 5
Mike Davis
80
ATL 3 3 7 4 2 2 5 1 3 3 4 5 1 1 3 44 2.6 4
Melvin Gordon III
86
DEN 2 3 2 1 2 2 3 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 28 1.8 10
Ty'Son Williams
67
BAL 5 3 2 2 2 9 0.7 1
Ameer Abdullah
69
CAR 5 2 1 3 4 4 2 2 4 3 4 9 38 2.2 1
Aaron Jones
93
GB 1 2 6 2 3 4 4 5 7 4 3 2 5 5 52 3.5 10
Chuba Hubbard
73
CAR 2 2 3 2 5 1 4 1 1 1 3 2 25 1.5 6
Carlos Hyde
74
JAX 2 6 1 1 1 1 12 1 1
Cordarrelle Patterson
83
ATL 1 2 5 6 5 7 2 5 6 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 52 3.2 11
Damien Harris
80
NE 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 18 1.2 15
Ezekiel Elliott
87
DAL 1 2 2 3 2 7 4 3 3 6 6 2 1 3 1 1 1 47 2.8 12
Giovani Bernard
74
TB 2 2 2 9 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 23 1.9 3
Kenneth Gainwell
77
PHI 2 2 2 3 6 1 1 4 1 3 5 1 4 33 2.1 6
Nick Chubb
98
CLE 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 1 3 1 20 1.4 9
Salvon Ahmed
68
MIA 5 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 12 1 0
AJ Dillon
78
GB 2 1 1 2 1 4 1 4 2 6 5 1 3 2 1 34 2 7
Alexander Mattison
74
MIN 2 1 1 6 7 2 1 1 2 3 3 4 1 32 2 4
Devontae Booker
73
NYG 1 1 1 3 4 2 5 3 1 1 4 4 2 4 2 2 40 2.5 3
DeeJay Dallas
67
SEA 5 1 2 5 1 5 3 4 21 1.2 2
Darrell Henderson Jr.
80
LAR 2 1 3 5 1 2 3 1 3 4 4 2 29 2.4 8
David Montgomery
83
CHI 1 1 3 2 2 1 3 8 6 5 7 2 2 42 3.2 7
Gary Brightwell
67
NYG 3 1 1 0.1 0
JaMycal Hasty
67
SF 6 1 4 3 2 3 3 1 3 1 2 23 2.1 1
Justin Jackson
75
LAC 1 1 4 1 2 1 1 8 3 22 1.6 2
Josh Jacobs
86
LV 1 1 5 4 1 3 4 5 5 2 9 5 3 1 4 2 54 3.6 9
Javonte Williams
78
DEN 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 6 2 2 3 6 1 4 2 1 2 43 2.5 7

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.