2021 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.

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 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Total Avg TD
Aaron Jones
93
GB 1 4 1 2 7 1.2 6
Chase Edmonds
78
ARI 2 1 1 1 2 5 0.8 0
Devin Singletary
78
BUF 2 1 2 3 0.5 0
D'Andre Swift
77
DET 1 1 2 2 5 0.8 3
Chris Evans
68
CIN 2 1 1 0.2 0
Ezekiel Elliott
86
DAL 1 2 2 1 1 6 1 6
Elijhaa Penny
70
NYG 3 1 1 0.2 1
Jerick McKinnon
78
KC 2 1 1 2 0.3 0
James Robinson
86
JAX 1 1 1 2 0.3 5
Kareem Hunt
89
CLE 5 1 1 0.2 4
Mark Ingram II
74
HOU 1 1 1 0.2 1
Najee Harris
75
PIT 1 1 4 1 6 1 3
Ameer Abdullah
67
MIN 2 0 0 0
Alex Collins
67
SEA 1 0 0 2
AJ Dillon
78
GB 2 2 2 0.3 1
Austin Ekeler
87
LAC 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.7 7
Antonio Gibson
85
WAS 1 0 0 3
Alvin Kamara
93
NO 1 2 1 1 4 0.8 3
Alexander Mattison
75
MIN 2 1 1 0.2 1
Artavis Pierce
67
CHI 3 0 0 0
Brandon Bolden
67
NE 2 2 1 3 0.5 0
Buddy Howell
67
LAR 3 0 0 0
Boston Scott
74
PHI 3 0 0 0
Benny Snell Jr.
71
PIT 2 0 0 0
Chris Carson
88
SEA 5 0 0 2
Corey Clement
70
DAL 3 0 0 0
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
82
KC 6 1 1 2 0.4 2
Chuba Hubbard
72
CAR 1 0 0 1
Carlos Hyde
73
JAX 2 0 0 0
Christian McCaffrey
98
CAR 5 1 1 0.3 1
Cordarrelle Patterson
79
ATL 2 2 2 2 6 1.2 4
Devontae Booker
72
NYG 2 2 2 0.4 2
Dalvin Cook
98
MIN 1 1 1 2 0.5 2
Damarea Crockett
67
DEN 4 0 0 0
DeeJay Dallas
68
SEA 2 0 0 0
Demetric Felton
68
CLE 2 1 1 0.2 0
Devonta Freeman
76
BAL 2 1 1 0.2 1
Derrick Gore
67
KC 5 0 0 0
Damien Harris
77
NE 1 0 0 2
Darrell Henderson Jr.
74
LAR 1 1 1 0.2 4
Derrick Henry
93
TEN 1 1 1 0.2 8
David Johnson
80
HOU 2 1 1 0.2 1
D'Ernest Johnson
69
CLE 1 0 0 0
David Montgomery
79
CHI 7 1 1 2 0.5 3
Dare Ogunbowale
69
JAX 3 0 0 0
Devine Ozigbo
67
NO 3 0 0 0
Dwayne Washington
67
NO 2 0 0 0
Damien Williams
80
CHI 5 0 0 2
Darrel Williams
74
KC 1 1 1 2 0.3 4
Eno Benjamin
67
ARI 3 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.