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 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Wk18 Total Avg TD
Alvin Kamara
89
NO 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 9 0.8 8
Ezekiel Elliott
87
DAL 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 0.7 12
Chase Edmonds
79
ARI 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.6 2
Christian McCaffrey
93
CAR 1 1 2 3 0.4 1
Darrell Henderson Jr.
79
LAR 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 7
David Johnson
77
HOU 1 1 1 3 0.2 1
Devin Singletary
80
BUF 1 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.3 5
D'Andre Swift
83
DET 1 1 2 2 1 1 7 0.6 3
Jonathan Taylor
89
IND 1 1 2 3 0.2 14
Leonard Fournette
87
TB 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 13 0.9 8
Najee Harris
80
PIT 1 1 4 1 1 1 8 0.5 8
Tony Jones Jr.
67
NO 3 1 1 0.1 0
Tony Pollard
79
DAL 2 1 2 2 1 6 0.4 1
Ameer Abdullah
70
CAR 5 1 1 1 2 5 0.2 0
Alex Collins
73
SEA 0 0 2
AJ Dillon
79
GB 2 2 1 1 1 5 0.3 7
Austin Ekeler
85
LAC 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 14 0.9 18
Antonio Gibson
78
WAS 1 1 2 1 1 5 0.3 8
Aaron Jones
93
GB 1 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 13 0.9 9
Alexander Mattison
77
MIN 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 4
Anthony McFarland Jr.
68
PIT 3 0 0 0
Adrian Peterson
74
SEA 1 1 0.2 2
Artavis Pierce
67
CHI 0 0 0
Austin Walter
67
NYJ 0 0 1
Brandon Bolden
73
NE 4 2 1 3 1 1 1 9 0.5 1
Brian Hill
67
SF 0 0 0
Buddy Howell
67
LAR 0 0 0
Boston Scott
74
PHI 3 0 0 7
Benny Snell Jr.
71
PIT 2 0 0 0
Chris Carson
85
SEA 3 0 0 2
Corey Clement
71
DAL 1 3 4 0.2 1
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
79
KC 1 1 1 2 0.2 6
Chris Evans
67
CIN 3 1 2 3 0.1 0
Chuba Hubbard
76
CAR 3 1 1 0 4
Carlos Hyde
75
JAX 1 1 0.1 1
Cordarrelle Patterson
85
ATL 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 9 0.6 10
Craig Reynolds
67
DET 3 0 0 0
Devontae Booker
71
NYG 2 2 0.1 3
Darius Bradwell
67
LAC 6 0 0 0
Dalvin Cook
92
MIN 1 1 1 2 0.2 5
Damarea Crockett
67
DEN 4 0 0 0
DeeJay Dallas
67
SEA 5 1 1 2 0.1 2
Darrynton Evans
72
TEN 4 0 0 0
Demetric Felton
71
CLE 4 1 1 2 0.1 0
D'Onta Foreman
68
TEN 2 1 1 2 0.1 2
Devonta Freeman
80
BAL 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 0.4 6
Derrick Gore
72
KC 4 1 1 0.1 1
Damien Harris
81
NE 1 1 1 0.1 12
Derrick Henry
99
TEN 1 1 1 2 0.2 9
Dontrell Hilliard
69
TEN 2 2 2 4 0.6 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.