2018 Running Back (RB) Rush Attempts

Volume is everything when it comes to running backs, even if they have subpar stats to go with it. This year has been a focal point for running backs with getting bigger touches, as we have five running backs averaging over 20 rushing attempts per game. There should be no surprise that they also sit high in fantasy scoring on a week-to-week basis. Rush% is a good column to show off their percentage of the team rushing attempts. This helps separate the bell-cow backs from the committee backfields that are so often frowned upon. When injuries occur, it is easy to spot the amount of production that will be up for grabs by the next in line. We have seen that a few times already this year, which is something that happens annually. Breaking things down based on rushing attempts is quick and simple, which makes finding the top used backs a breeze.

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 Rush % TD
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 15 17 16 25 20 24 15 17 19 23 26 23 28 18 18 304 20.3 85.88% 6
Sony Michel
0
NE 2 10 14 25 18 24 4 11 21 17 20 13 18 14 209 16.1 56.49% 6
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 2 22 16 23 22 17 14 6 3 8 10 13 8 10 172 12.3 38.91% 5
David Johnson
91
ARI 1 9 13 12 22 18 18 14 16 21 25 17 20 15 11 10 17 258 16.1 80.63% 7
Mike Davis
0
SEA 4 3 21 12 6 10 15 11 4 4 4 3 5 7 7 112 7.5 24.83% 4
Marshawn Lynch
87
OAK 1 11 18 19 20 9 13 90 15 25.94% 3
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 8 13 16 19 6 17 13 19 12 13 14 11 12 14 7 194 12.9 51.73% 14
Kareem Hunt
91
KC 1 16 18 18 19 22 10 15 16 17 16 14 181 16.5 60.94% 7
TJ Yeldon
77
JAX 3 14 10 7 18 10 8 12 2 3 5 3 8 1 3 104 7.4 23.53% 1
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 20 19 23 17 22 28 15 25 13 16 12 23 11 12 256 18.3 64.81% 17
Giovani Bernard
82
CIN 2 1 6 12 15 2 2 1 5 3 6 3 56 4.7 18.24% 3
Jay Ajayi
88
PHI 1 15 7 15 8 45 11.2 12.89% 3
Melvin Gordon
87
LAC 1 15 9 15 15 19 18 16 18 18 10 12 10 175 14.6 51.17% 10
Lamar Miller
86
HOU 1 20 14 10 14 15 22 18 12 20 12 19 14 3 17 210 15 57.22% 5
Tevin Coleman
87
ATL 2 9 16 15 14 7 10 11 13 11 8 8 6 10 11 10 8 167 10.4 55.67% 4
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 3 5 7 4 13 20 7 8 15 15 8 13 13 6 9 4 3 150 9.4 40.87% 2
Tarik Cohen
85
CHI 2 5 4 5 13 5 6 5 6 7 7 3 8 9 5 6 5 99 6.2 26.83% 3
Phillip Lindsay
69
DEN 3 15 14 4 12 12 4 14 18 17 11 14 19 14 14 10 192 12.8 53.93% 9
Alex Collins
80
BAL 1 7 9 18 11 12 19 11 11 9 7 114 11.4 28.93% 7
Aaron Jones
0
GB 2 6 11 7 8 12 14 15 11 17 11 17 4 133 11.1 48.36% 8
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 9 9 6 11 12 15 10 12 20 13 14 8 12 5 156 11.1 48.75% 0
Jordan Howard
87
CHI 1 15 14 24 11 14 12 22 14 11 18 7 16 19 19 13 21 250 15.6 67.75% 9
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 1 15 16 5 11 6 6 4 7 3 1 1 7 4 12 15 8 121 7.6 44% 3
Leonard Fournette
88
JAX 1 9 11 24 28 18 14 11 18 133 16.6 30.09% 5
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 16 10 10 10 9 10 9 13 19 16 11 133 12.1 44.48% 2
Javorius Allen
73
BAL 3 4 6 6 10 8 1 3 1 1 1 41 2.9 10.41% 3
Ronald Jones II
0
TB 2 10 1 6 2 4 23 2.6 7.77% 1
Saquon Barkley
80
NYG 1 18 11 17 10 15 13 14 13 20 27 13 24 14 14 21 17 261 16.3 80.31% 11
James Conner
71
PIT 2 31 8 15 9 21 19 24 24 13 9 13 15 14 215 16.5 87.76% 12
Kerryon Johnson
71
DET 1 5 8 16 9 12 19 8 12 14 15 118 11.8 32.07% 3
Matt Breida
77
SF 2 11 11 10 9 8 14 5 16 12 17 14 5 17 4 153 10.9 42.03% 3
Rashaad Penny
78
SEA 2 7 10 3 9 9 4 12 8 4 7 8 4 85 6.1 18.85% 2
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 2 5 11 4 8 6 7 12 3 3 6 5 13 15 8 106 7.6 30.99% 3
Bilal Powell
81
NYJ 2 12 5 14 8 20 16 5 80 11.4 22.54% 0
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 1 10 18 18 8 11 7 12 6 11 9 8 10 17 33 21 16 215 13.4 57.49% 12
James White
85
NE 3 5 4 4 8 2 6 11 8 12 1 9 6 4 2 8 4 94 5.9 25.41% 5
Jordan Wilkins
67
IND 2 14 10 6 8 6 6 2 1 4 3 60 3.8 17.09% 1
Royce Freeman
72
DEN 1 15 8 13 8 5 9 13 7 6 12 6 4 7 17 130 9.3 36.52% 5
Ito Smith
65
ATL 3 9 2 7 3 11 7 10 4 6 4 7 11 9 90 6.4 30% 4
LeGarrette Blount
85
DET 2 4 8 16 7 12 10 3 5 6 7 19 16 12 7 11 11 154 9.6 41.85% 5
Peyton Barber
63
TB 1 19 16 8 7 13 11 19 11 13 18 18 16 14 19 17 15 234 14.6 79.05% 5
Chris Ivory
78
BUF 2 3 2 20 6 14 6 16 6 7 3 6 12 14 115 8.8 32.95% 1
Rod Smith
65
DAL 2 1 6 3 5 2 1 2 3 4 3 2 12 44 2.8 12.43% 1
Doug Martin
77
OAK 2 4 7 9 5 2 13 11 15 10 11 18 16 9 21 21 172 10.8 49.57% 4
LeSean McCoy
89
BUF 1 7 9 5 24 16 2 12 10 26 17 15 2 6 10 161 11.5 46.13% 3
Mark Walton
0
CIN 3 5 2 4 2 1 14 1 4.56% 0
Ty Montgomery
82
BAL 2 2 5 4 5 4 4 2 8 3 2 2 41 3.2 10.41% 1
Wendell Smallwood
74
PHI 5 7 10 5 3 18 9 8 2 1 1 10 1 12 87 5.4 24.93% 3
Alfred Morris
75
SF 1 12 14 14 4 18 9 6 7 9 2 16 111 9.2 30.49% 2
Dion Lewis
88
TEN 2 16 14 9 4 12 5 13 19 20 10 7 6 10 7 3 155 9.7 41.44% 1

Volume is everything when it comes to running backs, even if they have subpar stats to go with it. This year has been a focal point for running backs with getting bigger touches, as we have five running backs averaging over 20 rushing attempts per game. There should be no surprise that they also sit high in fantasy scoring on a week-to-week basis. Rush% is a good column to show off their percentage of the team rushing attempts. This helps separate the bell-cow backs from the committee backfields that are so often frowned upon. When injuries occur, it is easy to spot the amount of production that will be up for grabs by the next in line. We have seen that a few times already this year, which is something that happens annually. Breaking things down based on rushing attempts is quick and simple, which makes finding the top used backs a breeze.