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 Total Avg TD
J.D. McKissic
76
WAS 2 5 2 5 1 8 21 3.5 2
Ezekiel Elliott
88
DAL 1 2 2 3 2 7 16 2.7 6
Leonard Fournette
81
TB 1 5 4 3 3 4 6 25 4.2 3
Najee Harris
79
PIT 1 1 5 14 6 2 6 34 5.7 4
DeeJay Dallas
67
SEA 3 1 2 5 8 1.3 0
Devin Singletary
79
BUF 2 3 2 1 1 1 5 13 2.2 1
D'Andre Swift
78
DET 1 8 4 7 4 6 5 34 5.7 4
Joe Mixon
90
CIN 1 4 1 1 1 1 5 13 2.2 4
Austin Ekeler
85
LAC 1 9 6 3 5 4 27 4.5 7
Aaron Jones
91
GB 1 2 6 2 3 4 4 21 3.5 6
Devontae Booker
71
NYG 1 1 1 1 3 4 10 2 2
Chase Edmonds
80
ARI 1 4 5 7 4 3 3 26 4.3 0
Chris Evans
69
CIN 2 1 2 2 3 8 1.3 1
Darrel Williams
69
KC 1 2 2 3 3 10 1.7 4
James Robinson
83
JAX 1 3 3 6 1 1 3 17 2.8 5
Javonte Williams
72
DEN 2 1 1 3 3 3 3 14 2.3 1
Kareem Hunt
89
CLE 4 3 1 6 2 5 3 20 3.3 5
Melvin Gordon III
84
DEN 1 3 2 1 2 2 3 13 2.2 2
Rhamondre Stevenson
68
NE 3 1 3 4 1.3 1
Tony Pollard
76
DAL 2 4 3 1 4 3 15 2.5 1
Antonio Gibson
83
WAS 1 3 2 1 2 2 2 12 2 4
Dalvin Cook
98
MIN 1 6 2 2 2 12 3 2
Demetric Felton
68
CLE 1 2 2 2 2 8 1.3 1
Darrell Henderson Jr.
72
LAR 1 1 3 5 1 2 12 2.4 5
Derrick Henry
96
TEN 1 3 6 3 2 2 16 2.7 10
Giovani Bernard
79
TB 3 2 2 9 2 2 17 3.4 2
Kenyan Drake
83
LV 2 5 5 3 2 15 2.5 2
Khalil Herbert
70
CHI 1 2 2 0.3 1
Latavius Murray
79
BAL 1 2 2 4 0.7 4
Myles Gaskin
74
MIA 1 5 4 3 10 2 24 4 2
Mark Ingram II
80
HOU 1 1 1 2 4 0.7 1
Miles Sanders
84
PHI 1 4 1 3 3 5 2 18 3 0
Phillip Lindsay
86
HOU 3 1 2 3 0.5 2
Zack Moss
73
BUF 1 2 3 3 2 10 2 4
Alex Collins
69
SEA 1 2 2 1 5 1 2
Brandon Bolden
69
NE 2 3 6 4 1 14 2.3 0
Chuba Hubbard
71
CAR 1 2 3 2 5 1 13 2.2 1
Damien Harris
74
NE 1 2 1 2 2 1 8 1.3 3
David Johnson
77
HOU 2 3 2 3 5 1 14 2.3 1
D'Ernest Johnson
68
CLE 2 1 1 0.2 0
Elijhaa Penny
68
NYG 3 1 1 0.2 1
James Conner
82
ARI 2 1 2 1 1 5 0.8 5
Justin Jackson
74
LAC 3 1 1 4 1 7 1.4 0
Josh Jacobs
86
LV 1 1 5 4 1 11 2.8 4
Jerick McKinnon
74
KC 2 1 2 1 4 0.7 0
Jaret Patterson
67
WAS 3 1 1 2 0.3 0
Jalen Richard
76
LV 3 1 1 2 1 0
Jonathan Taylor
82
IND 1 6 1 1 3 3 1 15 2.5 5
Jamaal Williams
79
DET 2 8 3 2 2 1 16 2.7 2
Kenneth Gainwell
70
PHI 2 2 2 3 6 1 1 15 2.5 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.