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
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 18 22 19 29 27 25 17 21 25 30 31 29 40 25 23 381 25.4 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
Mike Davis
0
SEA 3 4 1 25 14 7 11 22 15 6 4 4 4 13 7 9 146 9.7 5
Sony Michel
0
NE 1 11 15 25 19 24 5 11 23 18 20 13 18 14 216 16.6 6
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 17 19 31 24 9 19 20 23 16 14 15 19 17 21 11 275 18.3 18
Marshawn Lynch
87
OAK 13 20 22 23 11 16 105 17.5 3
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 2 23 17 25 22 19 14 6 3 8 10 14 1 8 12 182 13 5
Kareem Hunt
91
KC 2 16 19 18 22 23 15 20 21 18 18 17 207 18.8 14
Melvin Gordon
87
LAC 1 24 15 17 22 23 20 17 23 24 12 15 13 225 18.8 14
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 23 22 28 21 26 30 19 31 19 19 15 26 14 22 315 22.5 21
TJ Yeldon
77
JAX 3 17 12 13 21 18 11 17 9 8 7 5 15 2 4 159 11.4 5
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
Giovani Bernard
82
CIN 2 2 10 17 19 4 6 2 11 5 8 2 5 91 7.6 3
Jay Ajayi
88
PHI 15 8 18 9 50 12.5 3
Tevin Coleman
87
ATL 1 10 20 17 17 9 11 13 18 14 11 11 7 11 11 10 9 199 12.4 9
James White
85
NE 2 9 11 7 16 12 11 19 18 18 6 10 13 6 7 10 8 181 11.3 12
Saquon Barkley
80
NYG 1 20 25 22 16 19 22 23 22 24 29 20 27 18 18 26 21 352 22 15
Lamar Miller
86
HOU 1 21 16 15 14 17 23 18 14 23 13 20 19 3 19 235 16.8 6
Phillip Lindsay
69
DEN 1 17 15 4 14 15 10 15 21 19 15 14 20 18 18 12 227 15.1 10
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 2 5 7 5 13 28 9 8 15 15 8 14 13 6 11 8 5 170 10.6 2
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
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 9 10 6 13 12 16 11 13 21 15 15 9 13 5 168 12 1
Nyheim Hines
75
IND 2 12 5 10 13 22 5 6 13 6 6 11 13 6 10 6 4 148 9.2 4
Alex Collins
80
BAL 8 12 21 12 13 19 14 13 10 7 129 12.9 8
Aaron Jones
0
GB 1 7 12 9 8 14 16 18 16 20 15 20 4 159 13.2 9
Bilal Powell
81
NYJ 13 10 14 12 20 16 6 91 13 1
Javorius Allen
73
BAL 9 11 9 12 14 4 6 3 6 1 1 76 5.4 5
James Conner
71
PIT 1 36 13 20 12 25 23 29 31 14 15 17 18 17 270 20.8 13
Leonard Fournette
88
JAX 1 12 12 29 30 21 16 14 21 155 19.4 6
Matt Breida
77
SF 3 12 14 13 12 9 14 5 16 13 20 17 8 22 5 180 12.9 5
Jordan Howard
87
CHI 2 20 17 26 11 14 13 22 14 12 19 8 17 20 20 15 22 270 16.9 9
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 2 15 19 7 11 8 7 4 9 3 1 1 11 4 16 21 11 148 9.2 3
Ronald Jones II
0
TB 2 11 4 7 3 4 1 30 3.3 1
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 2 10 14 7 10 7 7 17 4 3 8 15 18 17 8 145 10.4 6
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 22 13 10 14 12 13 17 18 20 19 15 173 15.7 4
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
Ito Smith
65
ATL 2 10 5 10 4 13 9 11 8 8 6 8 14 11 117 8.4 4
Kerryon Johnson
71
DET 1 8 13 18 10 14 21 14 15 20 17 150 15 4
Rashaad Penny
78
SEA 2 11 10 3 9 11 7 12 8 4 7 8 4 94 6.7 2
Jordan Wilkins
67
IND 4 17 12 8 8 8 7 2 1 4 3 1 1 4 76 4.8 1
LeSean McCoy
89
BUF 1 8 13 8 26 19 2 18 14 27 18 19 2 9 12 195 13.9 3
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
Royce Freeman
72
DEN 2 15 8 14 8 8 9 13 8 6 12 6 5 7 25 144 10.3 5
Wendell Smallwood
74
PHI 4 8 13 8 6 19 11 10 5 1 1 12 5 16 115 7.2 5
LeGarrette Blount
85
DET 4 9 18 7 12 10 4 6 6 7 20 16 14 7 13 11 164 10.2 5
Mark Walton
0
CIN 6 7 2 2 4 3 1 19 1.4 0
Rod Smith
65
DAL 5 1 7 3 5 1 3 3 2 3 6 3 2 14 53 3.3 1
Ty Montgomery
82
BAL 3 4 6 10 7 5 6 3 11 8 3 3 66 5.1 1
Chris Ivory
78
BUF 3 3 23 6 14 7 19 7 10 3 6 12 15 128 9.8 1
Duke Johnson
82
CLE 3 6 5 4 6 6 6 5 4 10 7 3 2 2 8 8 5 87 5.4 3

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.