2019 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
Sony Michel
82
NE 1 2 6 8 4 1
David Montgomery
73
CHI 1 5 5 2.5 1
Ezekiel Elliott
96
DAL 1 3 5 8 4 2
Jeffery Wilson
65
SF 3 5 5 5 2
Frank Gore
79
BUF 1 4 4 2 1
Josh Jacobs
73
OAK 1 8 4 12 6 2
Todd Gurley
95
LAR 1 4 4 2 1
Austin Ekeler
80
LAC 1 2 3 5 2.5 2
Aaron Jones
81
GB 1 3 3 1.5 1
Adrian Peterson
85
WAS 1 3 3 3 1
Joe Mixon
87
CIN 1 2 3 5 2.5 0
Peyton Barber
75
TB 1 1 3 4 2 1
Carlos Hyde
75
HOU 1 1 2 3 1.5 0
Christian McCaffrey
92
CAR 1 4 2 6 3 2
Derrick Henry
85
TEN 1 4 2 6 3 2
David Johnson
89
ARI 1 3 2 5 2.5 1
James Conner
84
PIT 1 1 2 3 1.5 1
Justin Jackson
75
LAC 2 2 2 4 2 0
Jaylen Samuels
65
PIT 2 2 2 1 0
LeSean McCoy
83
KC 2 1 2 3 1.5 0
Malcolm Brown
73
LAR 2 5 2 7 3.5 2
Mark Ingram
87
BAL 1 5 2 7 3.5 2
Miles Sanders
74
PHI 1 2 2 4 2 0
Rex Burkhead
77
NE 3 3 2 5 2.5 0
Saquon Barkley
93
NYG 1 4 2 6 3 0
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 1 1 2 1 0
Chase Edmonds
74
ARI 2 1 1 0.5 0
Chris Thompson
77
WAS 2 1 1 0.5 0
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 3 1 4 2 2
Devonta Freeman
88
ATL 1 1 1 0.5 0
Devin Singletary
74
BUF 2 1 1 2 1 1
Giovani Bernard
80
CIN 2 1 1 0.5 0
Gus Edwards
73
BAL 2 7 1 8 4 0
Ito Smith
76
ATL 2 1 1 2 1 0
James Develin
77
NE 6 1 1 0.5 0
Jordan Howard
81
PHI 2 1 1 2 1 0
Marlon Mack
84
IND 1 4 1 5 2.5 0
Phillip Lindsay
88
DEN 1 3 1 4 2 0
Royce Freeman
77
DEN 2 2 1 3 1.5 0
Raheem Mostert
73
SF 2 1 1 2 1 0
Tony Pollard
74
DAL 2 1 1 0.5 0
Ameer Abdullah
75
MIN 3 0 0 0
Alex Armah
62
CAR 3 1 1 0.5 1
Alexander Mattison
71
MIN 2 1 1 0.5 0
Brandon Bolden
73
NE 4 0 0 0
Benny Snell Jr.
76
PIT 3 0 0 0
CJ Anderson
81
DET 1 2 2 1 0
Chris Carson
88
SEA 1 4 4 2 1
Corey Clement
73
PHI 4 0 0 0
Cullen Gillaspia
71
HOU 5 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.