2018 Running Back (RB) Touches

Running back touches combines receptions and rushing attempts to combine all of the workload for a running back. With many more backs stepping up their work in the passing game we need to take the overall workload into consideration. Le’Veon Bell has been a staple of that since entering the league, and averages nearly 29 touches per game. These are outstanding numbers, and have set the bar high for others. We do have quite a few backs averaging over 20 touches this season, which once again is something we want in the volume department. Whether you are looking for averages, touchdowns, or weekly totals, you can find here in the chart. Diving into those fluky weeks here the backup sees more touches can tell a bigger story behind the scenes. Our custom rating system pairs up with these names to give you an idea of their talent and production level.

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
Chris Carson
77
SEA 1 10 6 34 20 14 27 8 17 18 16 22 28 27 20 267 19.1 9
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 17 19 31 24 9 19 20 23 16 14 15 19 17 21 11 275 18.3 18
Christian McCaffrey
88
CAR 1 16 22 30 22 15 13 18 22 19 19 28 19 22 23 33 5 326 20.4 13
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 23 22 28 21 26 30 19 31 19 19 15 26 14 22 315 22.5 21
Jordan Howard
87
CHI 1 20 17 26 11 14 13 22 14 12 19 8 17 20 20 15 22 270 16.9 9
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 2 23 17 25 22 19 14 6 3 8 10 14 1 8 12 182 13 5
Chris Ivory
78
BUF 2 3 3 23 6 14 7 19 7 10 3 6 12 15 128 9.8 1
Marshawn Lynch
87
OAK 1 13 20 22 23 11 16 105 17.5 3
Saquon Barkley
80
NYG 1 20 25 22 16 19 22 23 22 24 29 20 27 18 18 26 21 352 22 15
Alex Collins
80
BAL 1 8 12 21 12 13 19 14 13 10 7 129 12.9 8
James Conner
71
PIT 2 36 13 20 12 25 23 29 31 14 15 17 18 17 270 20.8 13
Adrian Peterson
80
WAS 1 28 14 19 6 17 25 27 12 21 16 14 9 11 21 27 4 271 16.9 8
Corey Clement
78
PHI 2 5 11 19 14 10 5 6 4 7 8 1 90 8.2 2
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 18 22 19 29 27 25 17 21 25 30 31 29 40 25 23 381 25.4 9
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 1 11 18 18 10 11 8 14 8 11 9 10 12 17 34 22 17 230 14.4 12
Isaiah Crowell
77
NYJ 1 10 14 18 5 16 15 12 14 14 9 9 25 3 164 12.6 6
Kareem Hunt
91
KC 1 16 19 18 22 23 15 20 21 18 18 17 207 18.8 14
Kerryon Johnson
71
DET 1 8 13 18 10 14 21 14 15 20 17 150 15 4
LeGarrette Blount
85
DET 2 4 9 18 7 12 10 4 6 6 7 20 16 14 7 13 11 164 10.2 5
Giovani Bernard
82
CIN 2 2 10 17 19 4 6 2 11 5 8 2 5 91 7.6 3
Melvin Gordon
87
LAC 1 24 15 17 22 23 20 17 23 24 12 15 13 225 18.8 14
Tevin Coleman
87
ATL 2 10 20 17 17 9 11 13 18 14 11 11 7 11 11 10 9 199 12.4 9
David Johnson
91
ARI 1 14 14 16 25 20 20 17 20 28 26 19 21 23 14 11 20 308 19.2 10
Lamar Miller
86
HOU 1 21 16 15 14 17 23 18 14 23 13 20 19 3 19 235 16.8 6
Sony Michel
0
NE 2 11 15 25 19 24 5 11 23 18 20 13 18 14 216 16.6 6
Alfred Morris
75
SF 1 12 16 14 5 21 9 6 7 9 3 17 119 9.9 2
Bilal Powell
81
NYJ 2 13 10 14 12 20 16 6 91 13 1
Royce Freeman
72
DEN 1 15 8 14 8 8 9 13 8 6 12 6 5 7 25 144 10.3 5
Matt Breida
77
SF 2 12 14 13 12 9 14 5 16 13 20 17 8 22 5 180 12.9 5
TJ Yeldon
77
JAX 3 17 12 13 21 18 11 17 9 8 7 5 15 2 4 159 11.4 5
Wendell Smallwood
74
PHI 5 8 13 8 6 19 11 10 5 1 1 12 5 16 115 7.2 5
Dion Lewis
88
TEN 2 21 15 12 13 15 7 19 23 22 11 14 8 15 10 6 3 214 13.4 2
Devontae Booker
75
DEN 2 4 3 10 2 5 4 1 13 5 1 1 3 2 2 6 10 72 4.5 1
Nyheim Hines
75
IND 3 12 5 10 13 22 5 6 13 6 6 11 13 6 10 6 4 148 9.2 4
Ty Montgomery
82
BAL 2 4 6 10 7 5 6 3 11 8 3 3 66 5.1 1
Doug Martin
77
OAK 2 6 8 9 5 2 1 15 12 18 11 14 20 16 9 22 22 190 11.9 4
Javorius Allen
73
BAL 3 9 11 9 12 14 4 6 3 6 1 1 76 5.4 5
Marcus Murphy
66
BUF 3 6 4 9 9 4 14 1 5 11 63 5.7 0
Jordan Wilkins
67
IND 2 17 12 8 8 8 7 2 1 4 3 1 1 4 76 4.8 1
Peyton Barber
63
TB 1 19 17 8 8 17 11 19 13 14 20 20 16 15 21 20 16 254 15.9 6
Tarik Cohen
85
CHI 2 8 5 8 20 12 14 6 7 13 10 10 20 13 10 7 7 170 10.6 8
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 2 10 14 7 10 7 7 17 4 3 8 15 18 17 8 145 10.4 6
Aaron Jones
0
GB 2 7 12 9 8 14 16 18 16 20 15 20 4 159 13.2 9
Corey Grant
74
JAX 4 1 10 7 3 1 22 4.4 0
Chris Thompson
82
WAS 2 11 17 7 14 5 6 6 6 5 7 84 8.4 1
James White
85
NE 1 9 11 7 16 12 11 19 18 18 6 10 13 6 7 10 8 181 11.3 12
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 1 15 19 7 11 8 7 4 9 3 1 1 11 4 16 21 11 148 9.2 3
Kenyan Drake
83
MIA 1 17 15 7 4 13 17 10 14 7 10 13 9 7 4 10 16 173 10.8 9
Latavius Murray
84
MIN 2 11 4 7 4 13 25 17 18 11 4 11 6 3 15 11 2 162 10.1 6
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 9 10 6 13 12 16 11 13 21 15 15 9 13 5 168 12 1

Running back touches combines receptions and rushing attempts to combine all of the workload for a running back. With many more backs stepping up their work in the passing game we need to take the overall workload into consideration. Le’Veon Bell has been a staple of that since entering the league, and averages nearly 29 touches per game. These are outstanding numbers, and have set the bar high for others. We do have quite a few backs averaging over 20 touches this season, which once again is something we want in the volume department. Whether you are looking for averages, touchdowns, or weekly totals, you can find here in the chart. Diving into those fluky weeks here the backup sees more touches can tell a bigger story behind the scenes. Our custom rating system pairs up with these names to give you an idea of their talent and production level.