2019-2020 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 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
Leonard Fournette
83
JAX 1 3 8 4 4 8 7 1 4 4 1 1 1 46 3.1 3
Kerryon Johnson
79
DET 1 1 4 7 4 2 3 21 2.6 3
Jordan Howard
81
PHI 2 1 1 3 6 3 1 1 3 3 22 2.2 6
LeSean McCoy
77
KC 2 1 2 3 6 2 1 1 1 19 1.5 4
Frank Gore
78
BUF 2 4 1 5 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 4 26 1.6 2
Christian McCaffrey
97
CAR 1 4 2 6 4 2 6 4 5 1 8 5 2 3 3 1 56 3.5 11
Darrel Williams
66
KC 5 1 4 1 3 10 1 3
Nick Chubb
90
CLE 1 2 3 4 2 8 2 5 7 3 6 1 4 1 3 1 52 3.2 6
Aaron Jones
87
GB 1 3 3 3 7 1 1 4 2 4 2 1 1 2 34 2.1 14
Chris Carson
83
SEA 1 4 3 3 3 7 1 5 3 4 1 4 3 41 2.7 7
Derrick Henry
92
TEN 1 4 2 1 3 5 1 3 2 2 3 4 3 5 7 45 3 13
Dontrell Hilliard
65
CLE 3 1 3 1 5 0.4 2
Ezekiel Elliott
91
DAL 1 3 5 5 3 2 10 8 2 3 3 2 1 6 5 2 60 3.8 11
Peyton Barber
74
TB 1 1 3 2 3 1 3 1 2 3 1 2 22 1.4 6
Ronald Jones II
76
TB 2 3 4 3 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 20 1.2 6
Sony Michel
78
NE 1 2 6 2 3 4 2 5 5 1 4 4 44 2.8 7
Todd Gurley
84
LAR 1 4 2 3 3 9 5 2 3 6 6 2 4 6 56 3.7 12
Wayne Gallman
77
NYG 2 1 1 3 1 6 0.6 2
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 17 1.1 3
Adrian Peterson
82
WAS 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 3 4 1 24 1.6 5
Carlos Hyde
80
HOU 2 1 2 2 2 3 5 1 4 1 1 1 6 5 34 2.1 5
CJ Prosise
68
SEA 3 1 2 1 4 0.4 1
Dalvin Cook
88
MIN 1 3 1 4 2 2 5 6 4 4 6 2 1 2 4 46 3.3 12
David Montgomery
73
CHI 1 5 1 2 2 5 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 7 33 2.1 6
Deandre Washington
75
LV 3 2 3 3 1 1 5 15 0.9 3
Ito Smith
79
ATL 2 1 1 2 2 3 9 1.3 1
Jonathan Hilliman
71
NYG 5 2 1 3 1 0
Mark Ingram
89
BAL 1 5 2 4 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 4 3 1 40 2.7 10
Marlon Mack
81
IND 1 4 1 3 2 4 3 1 3 3 1 2 5 5 37 2.6 7
Ryquell Armstead
71
JAX 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 8 0.5 0
Troymaine Pope
63
LAC 4 2 2 0.1 0
Alvin Kamara
91
NO 1 1 1 5 1 3 4 1 2 2 1 4 2 27 1.9 4
Brandon Bolden
71
NE 6 1 2 1 5 0.3 3
Duke Johnson
85
HOU 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 10 0.6 2
David Johnson
77
ARI 1 3 2 1 1 4 4 2 17 1.3 2
Dare Ogunbowale
68
TB 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.4 2
Gus Edwards
80
BAL 2 7 1 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 23 1.4 1
Justice Hill
71
BAL 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 10 0.6 2
Joe Mixon
84
CIN 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 6 2 5 6 41 2.6 5
Jordan Wilkins
73
IND 3 1 4 1 2 3 11 0.8 2
Miles Sanders
77
PHI 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 3 1 27 1.7 2
Ameer Abdullah
71
MIN 4 1 2 3 0.2 0
Alex Armah
62
CAR 5 1 1 2 0.1 1
Alexander Mattison
71
MIN 2 1 4 1 4 2 6 1 4 2 2 27 2.1 1
Alfred Morris
74
ARI 2 0 0 0
Austin Walter
76
NYG 5 0 0 0
Brian Hill
63
ATL 3 4 4 1 1 10 0.8 1
Bilal Powell
78
NYJ 3 1 2 2 5 0.4 0
Bo Scarbrough
68
DET 6 2 1 2 1 6 1 1
Boston Scott
67
PHI 6 1 4 2 1 4 12 1.1 5

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.