2019 Running Back (RB) Receptions

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 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Total Avg TD
Christian McCaffrey
92
CAR 1 10 2 3 10 6 4 4 3 6 11 9 7 11 8 15 7 116 7.2 19
Devonta Freeman
88
ATL 1 3 3 3 8 5 3 2 8 3 4 4 2 9 2 59 4.2 6
David Johnson
89
ARI 1 6 1 6 8 3 6 1 2 2 1 36 2.8 6
James Conner
84
PIT 1 4 3 4 8 7 3 1 4 34 3.4 7
Jaylen Samuels
65
PIT 2 1 1 8 3 13 3 5 3 2 2 1 4 1 47 3.4 2
James White
84
NE 2 5 3 8 6 9 7 4 2 4 1 8 5 3 4 3 72 4.8 6
Todd Gurley
95
LAR 1 1 3 7 3 1 3 1 4 3 2 31 2.1 14
Aaron Jones
81
GB 1 1 4 1 6 7 4 4 7 1 4 6 2 2 49 3.1 19
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 2 3 4 6 6 2 1 5 4 7 5 3 2 3 53 3.8 13
Ezekiel Elliott
96
DAL 1 1 2 2 6 2 5 6 2 2 4 7 2 3 7 3 54 3.4 14
Nyheim Hines
78
IND 2 4 1 3 6 4 1 3 1 4 3 2 2 4 2 1 3 44 2.8 4
Wayne Gallman
72
NYG 2 3 6 1 1 11 1.1 3
Austin Ekeler
80
LAC 2 6 6 7 5 15 3 7 2 4 2 8 4 4 5 5 9 92 5.8 11
Chris Carson
88
SEA 1 6 3 1 4 1 4 3 2 3 4 1 3 1 1 37 2.5 9
Carlos Hyde
75
HOU 2 1 4 1 1 2 1 10 0.6 6
Chris Thompson
77
WAS 3 7 5 4 4 5 2 1 7 2 4 1 42 3.8 0
Dion Lewis
86
TEN 2 3 1 1 4 2 3 1 5 1 1 1 1 1 25 1.6 1
Giovani Bernard
80
CIN 2 2 1 2 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 2 2 30 1.9 0
Joe Mixon
87
CIN 1 2 3 2 4 1 2 1 4 2 1 4 3 3 2 1 35 2.2 8
Royce Freeman
77
DEN 2 1 5 4 4 2 5 4 1 1 1 2 4 2 4 2 1 43 2.7 4
TJ Yeldon
78
BUF 3 2 4 4 3 13 2.2 0
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 7 1 9 3 6 7 8 10 9 4 4 5 6 2 81 5.8 6
CJ Ham
70
MIN 5 1 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 2 17 1.1 1
David Montgomery
73
CHI 1 1 1 3 3 1 2 4 3 1 2 2 1 1 25 1.6 7
Dare Ogunbowale
68
TB 3 4 1 3 3 2 3 1 1 3 3 2 5 1 3 35 2.2 2
Darrel Williams
66
KC 7 5 3 1 2 1 2 1 15 1.5 4
Jordan Howard
81
PHI 2 2 1 3 2 1 1 10 1 7
Kenyan Drake
78
ARI 2 2 5 3 3 6 3 4 6 6 2 3 1 3 3 50 3.6 8
Nick Chubb
84
CLE 1 3 4 4 3 1 5 1 4 2 3 1 1 3 1 36 2.2 8
Ameer Abdullah
75
MIN 4 2 1 2 1 6 3 15 0.9 1
Dontrell Hilliard
65
CLE 3 1 2 2 4 2 1 12 0.9 2
Duke Johnson
81
HOU 1 4 2 2 1 2 2 4 5 2 1 5 6 2 1 5 44 2.8 5
Deandre Washington
74
OAK 3 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 6 2 2 8 36 2.2 3
Ito Smith
76
ATL 2 1 2 2 6 11 1.6 1
Justice Hill
71
BAL 3 1 2 1 3 1 8 0.5 2
Josh Jacobs
73
OAK 1 1 2 3 3 2 3 3 1 2 20 1.5 7
Kerryon Johnson
79
DET 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 10 1.2 4
Leonard Fournette
80
JAX 1 4 4 6 2 4 6 2 7 5 7 9 9 3 5 3 76 5.1 3
LeSean McCoy
83
KC 2 1 3 3 2 2 2 2 4 1 4 3 1 28 2.2 5
Mark Walton
68
MIA 3 1 2 5 1 3 3 15 2.1 0
Tarik Cohen
83
CHI 2 8 2 2 2 6 9 3 2 4 5 7 4 6 7 3 9 79 4.9 3
Troymaine Pope
66
LAC 4 2 2 0.1 1
Alexander Mattison
71
MIN 2 1 2 1 4 2 10 0.8 1
Derrick Henry
85
TEN 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 3 1 18 1.2 18
Gus Edwards
73
BAL 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 7 0.4 2
JD McKissic
75
DET 3 2 1 2 2 3 3 6 3 2 3 4 2 1 34 2.1 1
Jalen Richard
73
OAK 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 4 1 6 1 2 2 4 2 36 2.2 0
Jordan Wilkins
72
IND 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.5 2
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 2 2 3 2 1 4 4 3 6 7 4 1 2 39 2.8 6
Latavius Murray
81
NO 2 2 1 1 2 3 5 9 2 2 2 2 2 1 34 2.1 6

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.