Running Back (RB) Red Zone Receptions

Running back red zone catches are one of less frequent stats in the game, but are still notable with some of these backs being a bigger part of the passing game. You can see that by no running back climbing over 1.5 red zone catches per game this season. The touches are more of an indicator for usage within the red zone among running backs in correlation to fantasy points. There are some exceptions, like the Saints have used both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara in a heavy red zone role with the passing game, and more so than any other team. If you are pairing up matchups against teams that struggle in the passing game, then red zone running backs used in the passing game are threats to consider. While you may see a lot of zeros and ones in this chart, this can be useful for finding that potential touchdown threat in the red zone.

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
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 3 6 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 19 1.5 13
Damien Williams
78
KC 2 1 2 2 5 0.5 2
Jeffery Wilson
65
SF 1 2 1 3 1 0
Nyheim Hines
75
IND 2 1 2 1 2 6 0.5 3
Tarik Cohen
85
CHI 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 8 0.6 4
Corey Clement
78
PHI 2 1 1 2 0.2 2
Christian McCaffrey
88
CAR 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 11 0.8 12
Devontae Booker
75
DEN 3 1 1 1 3 0.2 1
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 1 1 0.1 0
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 10 0.8 7
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 1
James White
85
NE 2 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 1 12 0.9 9
Jordan Wilkins
67
IND 3 2 1 1 1 5 0.4 1
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 2 1 1 2 0.2 1
Kenyan Drake
83
MIA 1 1 1 2 0.2 4
LeSean McCoy
89
BUF 1 1 1 0.1 1
Rex Burkhead
80
NE 3 1 1 0.2 0
Sony Michel
76
NE 1 1 1 0.1 4
Theo Riddick
86
DET 2 3 2 1 1 1 8 0.7 0
Ameer Abdullah
81
MIN 3 1 1 0.2 0
Alex Armah
62
CAR 3 0 0 2
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 2 1 1 0.1 2
Alex Collins
80
BAL 7 1 1 2 0.2 8
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 3
Aaron Jones
77
GB 1 1 1 2 0.2 6
Alfred Morris
75
SF 2 0 0 1
Adrian Peterson
80
WAS 1 1 1 2 0.2 6
Brandon Bolden
73
MIA 5 0 0 1
Benjamin Cunningham
71
CHI 4 0 0 0
Brian Hill
73
ATL 3 0 0 0
Byron Marshall
65
WAS 4 1 1 0.3 0
Bilal Powell
81
NYJ 4 0 0 0
Brandon Wilds
66
JAX 6 0 0 0
CJ Anderson
79
OAK 6 0 0 0
Cameron Artis-Payne
69
CAR 2 0 0 0
Chris Carson
77
SEA 1 1 1 1 3 0.3 4
Chase Edmonds
65
ARI 2 0 0 2
Corey Grant
74
JAX 6 1 1 2 0.4 0
CJ Ham
63
MIN 4 0 0 0
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 3 0 0 5
Chris Ivory
78
BUF 2 0 0 1
Christine Michael
77
IND 18 0 0 0
CJ Prosise
77
SEA 5 0 0 0
Chris Thompson
82
WAS 2 2 1 3 0.4 1
David Fluellen
64
TEN 3 0 0 0
Devonta Freeman
93
ATL 5 0 0 0
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 2 1 1 0.1 7
Dontrell Hilliard
65
CLE 3 0 0 0
Darius Jackson
66
GB 4 0 0 0
Duke Johnson
82
CLE 2 1 2 1 4 0.3 3

Running back red zone catches are one of less frequent stats in the game, but are still notable with some of these backs being a bigger part of the passing game. You can see that by no running back climbing over 1.5 red zone catches per game this season. The touches are more of an indicator for usage within the red zone among running backs in correlation to fantasy points. There are some exceptions, like the Saints have used both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara in a heavy red zone role with the passing game, and more so than any other team. If you are pairing up matchups against teams that struggle in the passing game, then red zone running backs used in the passing game are threats to consider. While you may see a lot of zeros and ones in this chart, this can be useful for finding that potential touchdown threat in the red zone.