Within the table, all of the rushing stats inside the red zone are broken down for each player. Any player that receives a rushing attempt inside the 20 will be shown here. Starting from the left you can see what player is listed, as well as position, team, games played, and total touchdowns. The red zone totals are going to be the number of snaps, touches, and touchdowns they have inside the red zone. Touches are simply just rushing attempts and receptions. The percentage stats are going to be the number of touches, snaps, or touchdowns in comparison to the rest of the offense. For example, Todd Gurley might have 50% of the red zone touches for his team.
Red zone stats are broken out into three different sections to show you how their stats are broken up by the area of the field. 20 yards is still a large portion of the field, and rushing attempts are not quite as even when you factor in rushing from 15 yards out compared to on the two-yard line. Within these sections, we break down the number of attempts they have, yards, and touchdowns. That way you can see how much volume a player has compared to either the league or the rest of his team. The production will follow because red zone production is going to be a major part of having success. Most running backs have their touchdowns come inside the red zone.
Why Red Zone Volume Is Important For Running Backs
Red zone volume is crucial for running back success. Sorting through volume here, you see a lot of the top backs that also have a lot of production tied to their name. It is also a way of seeing how a back is used within an offense. Volume is broken up into three different areas, which is another way to measure how backs are used. You might have a team that uses a few running backs, and volume is going to be a way to decipher who the true red zone back is. A team might also have a quarterback that runs more and can take away some rushing attempts in the red zone from running backs. Overall volume is going to be a key indicator for production, except for the occasional outlier.
If you are playing fantasy football, finding backs that are used in the red zone is going to be key. As you sort through attempts, these are going to be running backs that you want to target. It is a way of seeing how teams use the running backs or even quarterbacks on their roster. As you sort, the volume is usually tied with production. You might have some outliers like Leonard Fournette, who had an unlucky season in the touchdown department last year. This is also a way to find some positive and negative regression players that can create a buy low or sell high opportunity.
Using the percentage stats like touch and attempt percentage is going to be the best way to see the volume on singular teams. Running backs that have 70% or more of the attempts or touches in the red zone are going to be very strong fantasy players. 50-70% is still a very solid percentage, but anything else is going to be less appealing. You will need to worry more about efficiency if players are not seeing the ball as much in the red zone. This could be because of the offense or it could be because that player just doesn't fit the game plan in the red zone.
How Teams Break Out Touches In The Red Zone
All teams are going to divide touches in the red zone differently. Teams might be more run-oriented inside the 20, or they might be looking to pass more which would push more attention to the other positions. Now those teams with workhorse backs are going to use them often in the red zones. Names like Christian McCaffrey and Ezekiel Elliott are going to see over 75% of red zone touches, which makes it easier to identify. You will usually see the quarterback or potentially a backup pick up the rest of the slack, but we at least have an idea of how that offense is going to operate. However, that is not the case with every team as they can be more tricky to project.
A team with a mobile quarterback adds another name that can take rushing attempts in the red zone. For example, Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills is the leading rusher in the red zone. Now his success has helped him keep that, but it takes away from red zone production from the running backs. Other teams have this setup as well, but if it works they are not going to change it. You also might have teams have a committee of running backs, and they will use various running backs inside the red zone. For fantasy, this can be trouble, but this is where you can help figure out how the touches are being divided. Teams might go for a larger back inside the red zone, especially inside the five-yard line. They might also use a back who has versatility as a receiving back to keep those opposing defenses guessing.
Who Led The League In Red Zone Rushing Touchdowns?
Aaron Jones of the Green Bay Packers led the league in red zone rushing touchdowns with 14. Eight of those came inside the five-yard line. Jones led all running backs in 2019 with total touchdowns, as 14 of his 16 came in the red zone.
Who Led The League In Red Zone Rushing Attempts?
Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys led the NFL red zone rushing attempts with 59. 31 of those 59 came inside the ten-yard line, and 12 of them came inside the five-yard line. He had 11 touchdowns to go with it.
What Are Red Zone Rushing Stats?
Red zone rushing stats are any stat recorded while inside the opponent's 20-yard line. Any position that has a rushing attempt in this area of the field will fall into those categories. You can see volume and efficiency stats.
Why Split Red Zone Rushing Stats Into Inside 20, 10, And 5 Yard Line?
When it comes to red zone rushing numbers, scoring a touchdown is easier from five yards out in comparison to 20 yards out. Breaking out the red zone into sections is an easy way for you to see how the stats are divided.
Who Had The Most Red Zone Rushing Yards?
No surprise here as Ezekiel Elliott has the most rushing yards inside the red zone. He also as the most attempts, as those two usually go hand-in-hand. Elliott rushed for 162 yards in the red zone, which is 20 more than Derrick Henry who is second.
What Quarterback Had The Most Red Zone Rushing Attempts?
Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills led all quarterbacks in rushing attempts while in the red zone. Allen finished with 21 rushing attempts, which was 30% of the Bills rushing attempts. He also had 74 rushing yards to go with it.
What Quarterback Had The Most Red Zone Rushing Touchdowns?
Coming in with nine rushing touchdowns in the red zone is Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills. Allen is one of the top rushing quarterbacks in the game and has made a living in the red zone. He had more rushing touchdowns than Buffalo’s running backs in 2019.
What Is Touch Percentage In Red Zone?
The touch percentage in the red zone is the number of touches a player gets out of the total number of touches in the red zone by a team. This is a percentage to show how often a player is getting the ball in comparison to the rest of the offense.
What Is Attempt Percentage In Red Zone?
Attempt percentage in the red zone is showing you the percentage of touches a player gets in comparison to other players on a team. For example, a quarterback might have 30% of the touches in the red zone, while two other running backs combine for 70%.