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
Saquon Barkley
80
NYG 1 18 11 17 10 15 13 14 13 20 27 13 24 14 209 16.1 79.17% 9
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 15 17 16 25 20 24 15 17 19 23 26 23 28 268 20.6 90.85% 6
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 20 19 23 17 22 28 15 25 13 16 12 23 11 244 18.8 84.72% 15
Gus Edwards
0
BAL 1 10 2 2 1 17 23 21 16 92 11.5 29.11% 1
Isaiah Crowell
77
NYJ 1 10 12 16 4 15 13 11 13 13 7 6 21 2 143 11 48.97% 6
David Johnson
91
ARI 1 9 13 12 22 18 18 14 16 21 25 17 20 15 220 16.9 83.65% 6
Josh Adams
0
PHI 1 6 1 4 9 7 7 22 20 7 83 8.3 30.74% 2
Lamar Miller
86
HOU 1 20 14 10 14 15 22 18 12 20 12 19 14 190 15.8 58.64% 4
Phillip Lindsay
69
DEN 1 15 14 4 12 12 4 14 18 17 11 14 19 14 168 12.9 56.76% 9
Doug Martin
77
OAK 1 4 7 9 5 2 13 11 15 10 11 18 16 121 9.3 39.93% 3
Sony Michel
0
NE 1 10 14 25 18 24 4 11 21 17 20 164 16.4 56.75% 5
Jordan Howard
87
CHI 1 15 14 24 11 14 12 22 14 11 18 7 16 19 197 15.2 67.7% 5
LeGarrette Blount
85
DET 1 4 8 16 7 12 10 3 5 6 7 19 16 12 125 9.6 43.86% 5
Peyton Barber
63
TB 1 19 16 8 7 13 11 19 11 13 18 18 16 14 183 14.1 76.25% 4
James Conner
71
PIT 6 31 8 15 9 21 19 24 24 13 9 13 15 201 16.8 89.73% 12
Jeffery Wilson
0
SF 1 7 15 23 45 15 14.71% 0
LeSean McCoy
89
BUF 1 7 9 5 24 16 2 12 10 26 17 15 2 145 12.1 50.52% 2
Spencer Ware
80
KC 1 3 1 1 2 1 2 8 2 2 14 15 51 3.9 20.56% 2
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 2 5 7 4 13 20 7 8 15 15 8 13 13 6 134 10.3 41.36% 2
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 1 5 11 4 8 6 7 12 3 3 6 5 13 15 98 7.5 34.63% 2
Chris Carson
77
SEA 1 7 6 32 19 14 25 8 17 16 13 157 15.7 48.46% 4
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 3 22 16 23 22 17 14 6 3 8 10 13 154 12.8 40% 5
Joe Mixon
83
CIN 1 17 21 22 11 13 21 11 12 14 12 26 180 16.4 74.69% 6
Royce Freeman
72
DEN 2 15 8 13 8 5 9 13 7 6 12 6 102 9.3 34.46% 5
Aaron Jones
0
GB 1 6 11 7 8 12 14 15 11 17 11 17 129 11.7 60% 8
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 8 13 16 19 6 17 13 19 12 13 14 11 12 173 13.3 54.92% 11
Christian McCaffrey
88
CAR 1 10 8 28 17 8 7 14 17 14 13 17 10 16 179 13.8 86.06% 7
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 2 10 18 18 8 11 7 12 6 11 9 8 10 17 145 11.2 49.32% 9
Adrian Peterson
80
WAS 1 26 11 19 4 17 24 26 9 19 16 12 9 10 202 15.5 75.94% 7
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 16 10 10 10 9 10 9 74 10.6 35.24% 0
Nick Chubb
74
CLE 1 3 2 2 3 3 3 18 18 22 20 28 9 13 144 11.1 82.76% 8
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 9 9 6 11 12 15 10 12 20 13 14 8 12 151 11.6 57.2% 0
Justin Jackson
0
LAC 2 3 2 7 8 7 27 4.5 9.54% 1
Kenneth Dixon
75
BAL 3 13 8 8 29 9.7 9.18% 2
Marlon Mack
0
IND 1 10 12 19 25 12 16 15 8 14 131 14.6 47.64% 5
Tarik Cohen
85
CHI 2 5 4 5 13 5 6 5 6 7 7 3 8 9 83 6.4 28.52% 2
Theo Riddick
86
DET 2 4 1 3 1 2 8 6 25 2.3 8.77% 0
TJ Yeldon
77
JAX 2 14 10 7 18 10 8 12 2 3 5 3 8 1 101 7.8 26.23% 1
Ito Smith
65
ATL 2 9 2 7 3 11 7 10 4 6 4 7 11 81 6.2 34.62% 4
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 2 15 16 5 11 6 6 4 7 3 1 1 7 4 86 6.6 40% 1
Kenyan Drake
83
MIA 1 14 11 5 3 6 13 6 12 3 8 8 7 6 102 7.8 38.64% 4
Mark Ingram
0
NO 2 16 12 13 9 13 16 11 7 13 110 12.2 34.92% 5
Rex Burkhead
80
NE 3 18 6 7 4 35 7 12.11% 0
Rashaad Penny
78
SEA 2 7 10 3 9 9 4 12 8 4 7 73 6.1 22.53% 2
Chris Ivory
78
BUF 2 3 2 20 6 14 6 16 6 7 3 6 12 101 8.4 35.19% 1
Dion Lewis
88
TEN 1 16 14 9 4 12 5 13 19 20 10 7 6 10 145 11.2 49.32% 1
Elijah McGuire
0
NYJ 2 7 6 6 6 17 42 8.4 14.38% 1
Jalen Richard
75
OAK 2 5 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 11 1 6 8 44 3.4 14.52% 0
James White
85
NE 2 5 4 4 8 2 6 11 8 12 1 9 6 4 80 6.2 27.68% 4
Tevin Coleman
87
ATL 1 9 16 15 14 7 10 11 13 11 8 8 6 10 138 10.6 58.97% 2

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.