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
Le'Veon Bell
93
NYJ 1 6 10 16 8 1
Austin Ekeler
80
LAC 1 6 6 12 6 4
Chris Thompson
77
WAS 2 7 5 12 6 0
Kenyan Drake
78
MIA 1 2 5 7 3.5 0
Royce Freeman
77
DEN 2 1 5 6 3 0
Aaron Jones
81
GB 1 1 4 5 2.5 1
Leonard Fournette
80
JAX 1 4 4 8 4 0
Nick Chubb
84
CLE 1 3 4 7 3.5 1
Phillip Lindsay
88
DEN 1 4 4 8 4 0
Chris Carson
88
SEA 1 6 3 9 4.5 2
CJ Prosise
76
SEA 3 3 3 1.5 0
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 2 3 5 2.5 3
Devonta Freeman
88
ATL 1 3 3 6 3 0
D'Ernest Johnson N/A CLE 2 2 3 5 2.5 0
Damien Williams
79
KC 1 6 3 9 4.5 1
James Conner
84
PIT 1 4 3 7 3.5 1
Joe Mixon
87
CIN 1 2 3 5 2.5 0
James White
84
NE 2 5 3 8 4 1
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 2 2 3 5 2.5 1
LeSean McCoy
83
KC 2 1 3 4 2 0
Miles Sanders
74
PHI 1 1 3 4 2 0
Raheem Mostert
73
SF 2 1 3 4 2 1
Saquon Barkley
93
NYG 1 4 3 7 3.5 1
Todd Gurley
95
LAR 1 1 3 4 2 1
Ty Montgomery
73
NYJ 2 3 3 1.5 0
Adrian Peterson
85
WAS 1 2 2 2 1
Chase Edmonds
74
ARI 2 2 2 1 0
Christian McCaffrey
92
CAR 1 10 2 12 6 2
Derrick Henry
85
TEN 1 1 2 3 1.5 3
Darren Sproles
78
PHI 3 3 2 5 2.5 0
Deandre Washington
74
OAK 3 2 2 1 0
Ezekiel Elliott
96
DAL 1 1 2 3 1.5 2
Frank Gore
79
BUF 1 2 2 1 1
Ito Smith
76
ATL 2 1 2 3 1.5 0
Jalen Richard
73
OAK 2 2 2 1 0
Kerryon Johnson
79
DET 1 2 2 4 2 1
Mark Ingram
87
BAL 1 2 2 1 2
Marlon Mack
84
IND 1 2 2 1 1
Rex Burkhead
77
NE 3 5 2 7 3.5 0
Tarik Cohen
83
CHI 2 8 2 10 5 0
Ty Johnson
70
DET 2 2 2 1 0
Wendell Smallwood
74
WAS 3 2 2 1 0
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 7 1 8 4 0
David Johnson
89
ARI 1 6 1 7 3.5 2
Dion Lewis
86
TEN 2 3 1 4 2 0
David Montgomery
73
CHI 1 1 1 2 1 1
Dare Ogunbowale
68
TB 3 4 1 5 2.5 0
Giovani Bernard
80
CIN 2 2 1 3 1.5 0
Justice Hill
71
BAL 3 1 1 0.5 0
Jordan Howard
81
PHI 2 2 1 3 1.5 0

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.