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
Melvin Gordon
87
LAC 1 3 3 1 1 8 0.7 11
Nyheim Hines
75
IND 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 9 0.6 4
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 9 0.6 20
Alex Collins
80
BAL 1 1 1 2 0.2 8
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 3 6 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 21 1.4 16
Corey Grant
74
JAX 1 1 2 0.4 0
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 1 1 1 2 0.1 10
Duke Johnson
82
CLE 3 1 2 1 2 6 0.4 3
Dion Lewis
88
TEN 2 1 2 2 7 0.4 2
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 1
Giovani Bernard
82
CIN 2 1 1 0.1 3
Ito Smith
65
ATL 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 4
James White
85
NE 2 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 1 2 2 16 1 10
Kerryon Johnson
71
DET 1 1 1 1 3 0.3 4
Rod Smith
65
DAL 1 1 0.1 1
Saquon Barkley
80
NYG 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 0.7 10
Tarik Cohen
85
CHI 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 11 0.7 6
Wendell Smallwood
74
PHI 3 1 2 1 4 0.2 4
Ameer Abdullah
81
MIN 4 1 1 0.1 0
Alex Armah
62
CAR 0 0 2
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 1 1 1 3 0.2 2
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 2 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 4
Aaron Jones
77
GB 1 1 1 2 0.2 6
Alfred Morris
75
SF 0 0 2
Adrian Peterson
80
WAS 1 1 2 0.1 6
Brandon Bolden
73
MIA 4 1 1 0.1 2
Benjamin Cunningham
71
CHI 0 0 0
Brian Hill
73
ATL 3 0 0 0
Byron Marshall
65
WAS 4 1 1 0.2 0
Bilal Powell
81
NYJ 0 0 0
Boston Scott
67
PHI 5 0 0 0
Brandon Wilds
66
JAX 0 0 0
CJ Anderson
79
LAR 2 1 1 2 0.2 2
Cameron Artis-Payne
69
CAR 0 0 1
Chris Carson
77
SEA 1 1 1 1 3 0.2 9
Corey Clement
78
PHI 4 1 1 2 0.2 2
Chase Edmonds
65
ARI 2 0 0 2
CJ Ham
63
MIN 5 0 0 0
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 1 0 0 5
Chris Ivory
78
BUF 2 0 0 1
Christian McCaffrey
88
CAR 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 2 14 0.9 12
Christine Michael
77
IND 17 0 0 0
CJ Prosise
77
SEA 4 0 0 0
Chris Thompson
82
WAS 1 2 1 3 0.3 1
Charcandrick West
80
KC 0 0 0
Devontae Booker
75
DEN 3 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.4 1
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 1 1 1 3 0.3 2
David Fluellen
64
TEN 4 0 0 0
D'Onta Foreman
77
HOU 2 1 1 1 1
Devonta Freeman
93
ATL 1 0 0 0

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.