2021 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.

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 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Total Avg TD
Joe Mixon
89
CIN 1 3 1 3 1 4 3 5 7 27 2.5 10
Leonard Fournette
77
TB 1 4 3 1 4 8 6 1 3 7 37 3.4 6
Antonio Gibson
84
WAS 1 1 2 1 6 4 8 6 6 34 2.8 5
Austin Walter
67
NYJ 3 6 6 6 1
D'Onta Foreman
67
TEN 1 1 3 6 10 2.5 0
Josh Jacobs
87
LV 1 3 1 3 4 1 3 1 6 22 2.4 6
AJ Dillon
79
GB 1 1 1 3 1 4 10 5 25 2.1 2
Myles Gaskin
76
MIA 1 1 2 2 5 3 4 8 5 30 2.5 3
Alexander Mattison
74
MIN 1 2 5 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 18 1.6 1
Damien Harris
77
NE 2 3 4 3 4 4 8 2 4 32 2.9 7
David Montgomery
81
CHI 1 2 3 1 5 2 1 4 18 2.6 3
Jonathan Taylor
81
IND 1 5 7 1 6 6 4 6 3 7 6 11 4 66 5.5 11
Melvin Gordon III
83
DEN 1 4 6 1 1 2 2 4 2 4 26 2.4 4
Boston Scott
75
PHI 1 3 3 2 1 1 3 13 1.1 4
Cordarrelle Patterson
79
ATL 1 1 2 1 1 5 2 1 3 16 1.6 4
Devonta Freeman
76
BAL 1 4 3 2 1 3 13 1.3 3
Devin Singletary
77
BUF 1 1 3 3 1 1 2 3 14 1.3 1
Javonte Williams
73
DEN 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 3 3 18 1.6 2
Dalvin Cook
98
MIN 4 2 1 2 3 3 7 11 6 2 37 4.1 4
David Johnson
79
HOU 1 1 1 3 2 7 0.6 0
Elijah Mitchell
70
SF 1 2 1 1 1 5 2 2 14 1.8 3
J.D. McKissic
79
WAS 2 1 3 2 6 0.4 1
Kenyan Drake
83
LV 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 12 1.1 2
Latavius Murray
79
BAL 2 1 3 3 3 1 2 13 1.6 4
Rhamondre Stevenson
71
NE 1 4 1 1 2 6 1 2 17 2.1 3
Alex Collins
67
SEA 1 3 6 2 1 1 13 1.3 2
Austin Ekeler
83
LAC 1 7 3 2 6 1 4 3 2 2 1 31 2.8 7
Aaron Jones
92
GB 2 1 6 6 2 3 4 2 4 1 1 30 2.7 3
Carlos Hyde
77
JAX 2 1 4 3 1 9 0.9 0
Christian McCaffrey
99
CAR 1 5 7 1 2 3 1 19 2.7 1
Darrell Henderson Jr.
74
LAR 1 4 5 1 2 5 1 5 1 1 25 2.5 5
Dontrell Hilliard
68
TEN 2 1 1 0.3 0
Ezekiel Elliott
86
DAL 1 1 3 6 3 6 3 6 1 1 30 2.7 8
James Robinson
89
JAX 1 3 3 5 3 3 1 1 19 1.9 7
Matt Breida
74
BUF 2 1 1 1 3 0.6 1
Phillip Lindsay
85
MIA 2 1 1 1 1 4 0.4 1
Ronald Jones II
83
TB 2 1 2 2 4 1 1 11 1 3
Ty Johnson
71
NYJ 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 9 0.8 1
Tony Jones Jr.
67
NO 3 1 1 1 3 0.5 0
Tony Pollard
78
DAL 2 1 1 4 3 3 2 1 1 16 1.5 1
Wayne Gallman
71
ATL 3 1 1 0.2 0
Ameer Abdullah
68
CAR 3 2 2 0.2 0
Alvin Kamara
96
NO 1 5 2 3 3 1 3 5 1 23 2.9 2
Anthony McFarland Jr.
67
PIT 4 0 0 0
Adrian Peterson
74
TEN 6 3 1 4 1.3 1
Artavis Pierce
67
CHI 6 0 0 0
Brandon Bolden
71
NE 3 2 1 1 4 0.3 0
Buddy Howell
67
LAR 3 0 0 0
Benny Snell Jr.
73
PIT 3 1 1 0.1 0
Chris Carson
90
SEA 7 1 5 1 7 1.8 2

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.