2022 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 TEAM DEPTH Wk1 Wk2 Total Avg TD
Nick Chubb CLE 1 2 6 8 4 3
David Montgomery CHI 1 4 4 2 0
Jeff Wilson Jr. SF 1 3 4 7 3.5 0
Antonio Gibson WAS 1 1 3 4 2 1
Cam Akers LAR 2 3 3 1.5 0
Cordarrelle Patterson ATL 1 3 3 6 3 1
Damien Harris NE 1 3 3 1.5 1
Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR 1 2 3 5 2.5 1
Dameon Pierce HOU 1 3 3 1.5 0
Eno Benjamin ARI 2 3 3 1.5 0
Josh Jacobs LV 1 1 3 4 2 0
James Robinson JAX 1 2 3 5 2.5 1
Jamaal Williams DET 2 6 3 9 4.5 2
Tyler Allgeier ATL 2 3 3 3 0
AJ Dillon GB 2 2 2 4 2 1
Austin Ekeler LAC 1 2 2 1 0
Aaron Jones GB 1 1 2 3 1.5 1
Derrick Henry TEN 1 1 2 3 1.5 1
James Cook BUF 3 2 2 1 0
Jerick McKinnon KC 2 2 2 1 0
Kareem Hunt CLE 2 4 2 6 3 0
Leonard Fournette TB 1 2 2 4 2 0
Mike Davis BAL 3 2 2 1 0
Tyrion Davis-Price SF 6 2 2 2 0
Breece Hall NYJ 2 1 1 0.5 0
Chase Edmonds MIA 1 1 1 0.5 0
Christian McCaffrey CAR 1 4 1 5 2.5 1
Darrel Williams ARI 3 1 1 0.5 1
Joshua Kelley LAC 3 1 1 0.5 0
Joe Mixon CIN 1 4 1 5 2.5 0
Jonathan Taylor IND 1 8 1 9 4.5 1
Jaylen Warren PIT 2 1 1 0.5 0
Javonte Williams DEN 1 1 1 2 1 0
Kenyan Drake BAL 2 2 1 3 1.5 0
Kenneth Walker III SEA 2 1 1 1 0
Michael Carter NYJ 1 1 1 0.5 0
Mark Ingram II NO 2 1 1 0.5 0
Najee Harris PIT 1 3 1 4 2 0
Saquon Barkley NYG 1 5 1 6 3 1
Sony Michel LAC 2 2 1 3 1.5 0
Samaje Perine CIN 2 1 1 0.5 0
Travis Etienne Jr. JAX 2 1 1 0.5 0
Tony Pollard DAL 2 1 1 0.5 1
Zamir White LV 5 1 1 0.5 0
Ameer Abdullah LV 3 0 0 0
Alvin Kamara NO 1 0 0 0
Alexander Mattison MIN 2 2 2 1 0
Antonio Williams NYG 4 0 0 0
Avery Williams ATL 6 0 0 0
Brandon Bolden LV 2 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.