Running Back (RB) Red Zone Rushes

For a running back, getting touches inside the red zone is an important factor in scoring touchdowns, or generating fantasy points. A starting running back who sees touches between the 20’s may not see touches inside the red zone. Bigger goal-line backs will take over that role, leading to more touchdowns than the possible starting back. With touchdowns being the ultimate goal, finding backs who rack up red zone rushing attempts is where we need to start. We can look at it on a week-to-week basis, a weekly average, or in a season total. Backs who see over two red zone attempts a week will often be at the top of the charts for touchdowns. Anything higher, you are looking at elite backs in elite offenses. Anything less, you are looking at backs involved in poorer offenses, or are not build to be a goal-line back.

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
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 2 1 2 5 6 1 2 2 3 1 23 1.6 5
Sony Michel
76
NE 2 2 3 6 6 4 2 4 3 6 2 3 1 42 3.2 5
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 4 4 8 5 6 3 3 5 1 4 1 2 4 2 52 3.5 13
Kareem Hunt
91
KC 1 3 3 5 1 3 3 2 3 2 2 27 2.5 7
TJ Yeldon
77
JAX 3 2 3 5 1 1 12 0.9 1
Javorius Allen
73
BAL 3 1 1 2 4 2 1 11 0.8 3
Lamar Miller
86
HOU 1 4 2 2 4 1 2 4 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 31 2.2 4
Mike Davis
75
SEA 4 4 3 2 1 1 3 1 2 3 1 21 1.4 4
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 1 1 2 4 3 3 6 3 6 11 4 44 2.8 10
David Johnson
91
ARI 1 1 3 5 5 2 4 1 2 1 2 1 2 29 1.8 7
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 3 3 3 3 2 5 2 3 3 4 2 2 39 2.6 5
Ito Smith
65
ATL 3 5 1 3 1 4 1 2 1 3 21 1.5 4
James White
85
NE 3 1 3 1 1 1 2 6 1 2 3 21 1.3 3
Phillip Lindsay
69
DEN 3 4 3 3 1 2 2 1 4 1 1 3 3 1 29 1.9 6
Saquon Barkley
80
NYG 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 6 8 3 5 1 1 4 6 50 3.1 7
Alex Collins
80
BAL 1 3 1 2 2 3 1 2 4 3 21 2.1 7
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 2 3 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 16 1.1 3
Aaron Jones
77
GB 2 2 3 2 4 3 2 2 18 1.5 6
Bilal Powell
81
NYJ 2 2 2 4 2 10 1.4 0
Doug Martin
77
OAK 2 1 2 4 3 2 6 7 1 5 31 1.9 3
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 2 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 13 0.9 0
Giovani Bernard
82
CIN 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 9 0.8 3
Jay Ajayi
88
PHI 1 2 4 2 3 11 2.8 3
James Conner
71
PIT 2 2 2 2 5 5 4 3 4 2 1 3 33 2.5 9
Kerryon Johnson
71
DET 1 1 2 6 2 4 3 18 1.8 3
Leonard Fournette
88
JAX 1 1 2 4 3 4 5 3 22 2.8 5
Matt Breida
77
SF 2 4 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 3 2 2 23 1.6 2
Melvin Gordon
87
LAC 1 3 3 2 3 4 1 2 2 3 2 25 2.1 8
Marshawn Lynch
87
OAK 1 3 2 5 2 2 14 2.3 3
Royce Freeman
72
DEN 1 3 2 2 1 1 5 2 1 17 1.2 4
Rod Smith
65
DAL 2 2 1 1 1 5 0.3 1
Tevin Coleman
87
ATL 2 2 1 2 2 1 5 2 1 1 17 1.1 1
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 5 10 3 2 12 5 6 4 3 2 3 6 1 2 64 4.6 17
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 3 1 1 4 1 2 1 1 2 1 14 0.9 2
Alfred Morris
75
SF 1 5 2 1 1 3 1 6 3 4 26 2.2 2
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 1 4 1 16 1.5 1
Jordan Howard
87
CHI 1 1 2 3 1 3 3 4 3 4 5 1 4 34 2.1 9
Jeremy McNichols
69
IND 5 1 1 1 0
Mike Gillislee
76
NO 12 1 1 2 0.5 0
Mark Walton
68
CIN 3 1 1 0.1 0
Peyton Barber
63
TB 1 3 1 1 1 4 1 2 5 4 5 2 6 1 1 37 2.3 5
Ronald Jones II
75
TB 2 1 4 5 0.6 1
Roc Thomas
65
MIN 6 1 1 2 0.4 0
Spencer Ware
80
KC 1 1 1 1 4 1 3 1 12 0.9 2
Ty Montgomery
82
BAL 2 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.5 1
Ameer Abdullah
81
MIN 3 0 0 0
Alex Armah
62
CAR 3 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 2
Adrian Peterson
80
WAS 1 7 1 4 1 4 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 2 31 1.9 5
Brandon Bolden
73
MIA 5 1 1 2 0.1 1
Benjamin Cunningham
71
CHI 3 0 0 0

For a running back, getting touches inside the red zone is an important factor in scoring touchdowns, or generating fantasy points. A starting running back who sees touches between the 20’s may not see touches inside the red zone. Bigger goal-line backs will take over that role, leading to more touchdowns than the possible starting back. With touchdowns being the ultimate goal, finding backs who rack up red zone rushing attempts is where we need to start. We can look at it on a week-to-week basis, a weekly average, or in a season total. Backs who see over two red zone attempts a week will often be at the top of the charts for touchdowns. Anything higher, you are looking at elite backs in elite offenses. Anything less, you are looking at backs involved in poorer offenses, or are not build to be a goal-line back.