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.

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 59 5.9 14
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 7 1 9 3 6 7 8 10 51 6.4 2
Leonard Fournette
80
JAX 1 4 4 6 2 4 6 2 7 5 7 47 4.7 1
Kenyan Drake
78
ARI 1 2 5 3 3 6 3 4 6 6 38 4.2 1
Kareem Hunt N/A CLE 2 7 6 13 6.5 0
Patrick Laird
76
MIA 2 2 6 8 0.9 0
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 2 3 4 6 6 2 1 5 4 7 5 45 4.1 11
Jaylen Samuels
65
PIT 2 1 1 8 3 13 3 5 34 4.2 2
Kalen Ballage
72
MIA 1 1 1 1 1 4 5 13 1.3 3
Tarik Cohen
83
CHI 2 8 2 2 2 6 9 3 2 4 5 43 4.3 3
James White
84
NE 2 5 3 8 6 9 7 4 2 4 48 5.3 2
Tony Pollard
74
DAL 2 1 3 1 4 9 0.9 2
Dare Ogunbowale
68
TB 3 4 1 3 3 2 3 1 1 3 3 24 2.4 2
Josh Jacobs
73
OAK 1 1 2 3 3 2 3 3 17 1.7 7
JD McKissic
75
DET 3 2 1 2 2 3 3 6 3 22 2.2 1
Mark Ingram
87
BAL 1 2 4 1 2 2 1 2 3 17 1.7 10
Nyheim Hines
78
IND 1 4 1 3 6 4 1 3 1 4 3 30 3 1
Tevin Coleman
82
SF 1 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 17 2.1 6
Trey Edmunds N/A PIT 3 2 3 5 1 0
Todd Gurley
95
LAR 1 1 3 7 3 1 3 18 2 8
Ameer Abdullah
75
MIN 4 2 1 2 5 0.5 1
Adrian Peterson
85
WAS 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 10 1.1 1
Duke Johnson
81
HOU 2 4 2 2 1 2 2 4 5 2 24 2.4 3
Deandre Washington
74
OAK 3 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 14 1.4 1
Ezekiel Elliott
96
DAL 1 1 2 2 6 2 5 6 2 2 28 2.8 8
Le'Veon Bell
93
NYJ 1 6 10 4 7 1 1 3 8 4 2 46 4.6 4
Latavius Murray
81
NO 2 2 1 1 2 3 5 9 2 2 27 2.7 5
Miles Sanders
74
PHI 2 1 3 2 4 3 3 3 3 2 24 2.4 2
Peyton Barber
75
TB 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 10 1 5
Phillip Lindsay
88
DEN 1 4 4 4 1 4 2 1 5 2 27 2.7 5
Ryquell Armstead
71
JAX 2 1 1 5 2 9 0.9 1
Reggie Bonnafon N/A CAR 2 1 1 2 4 0.6 1
Rex Burkhead
77
NE 3 5 2 6 1 1 1 2 18 2.6 1
Ronald Jones II
77
TB 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 8 2 18 1.8 4
Raheem Mostert
73
SF 3 1 3 1 2 7 0.7 2
Sony Michel
82
NE 1 3 2 1 1 2 9 0.9 6
Brian Hill
73
ATL 1 2 1 1 4 0.7 2
Bilal Powell
77
NYJ 2 1 1 0.1 0
CJ Ham
70
MIN 3 1 3 1 1 2 1 9 0.8 1
Derrius Guice
76
WAS 2 3 1 4 2 1
David Montgomery
73
CHI 1 1 1 3 3 1 2 4 3 1 19 1.9 5
Devin Singletary
74
BUF 1 5 4 3 3 1 16 2.3 3
Frank Gore
79
BUF 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 9 0.9 2
Giovani Bernard
80
CIN 2 2 1 2 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 20 2 0
James Conner
84
PIT 1 4 3 4 8 7 3 1 30 3.8 6
Justice Hill
71
BAL 3 1 2 1 4 0.4 0
Joe Mixon
87
CIN 1 2 3 2 4 1 2 1 4 2 1 22 2.2 4
Jalen Richard
73
OAK 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 4 1 19 1.9 0
Jonathan Williams
65
IND 2 1 1 0.3 0
Jeffery Wilson N/A SF 4 1 1 2 0.3 5

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.