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
80
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
83
KC 2 1 2 3 6 2 1 1 1 19 1.5 4
Frank Gore
79
BUF 2 4 1 5 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 4 26 1.6 2
Christian McCaffrey
92
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
84
CLE 1 2 3 4 2 8 2 5 7 3 6 1 4 1 3 1 52 3.2 6
Aaron Jones
81
GB 1 3 3 3 7 1 1 4 2 4 2 1 1 2 34 2.1 14
Chris Carson
88
SEA 1 4 3 3 3 7 1 5 3 4 1 4 3 41 2.7 7
Derrick Henry
85
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
96
DAL 1 3 5 5 3 2 10 8 2 3 3 2 1 6 5 2 60 3.8 11
Peyton Barber
75
TB 1 1 3 2 3 1 3 1 2 3 1 2 22 1.4 6
Ronald Jones II
77
TB 2 3 4 3 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 20 1.2 6
Sony Michel
82
NE 1 2 6 2 3 4 2 5 5 1 4 4 44 2.8 7
Todd Gurley
95
LAR 1 4 2 3 3 9 5 2 3 6 6 2 4 6 56 3.7 12
Wayne Gallman
72
NYG 2 1 1 3 1 6 0.6 2
Austin Ekeler
80
LAC 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 17 1.1 3
Adrian Peterson
85
WAS 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 3 4 1 24 1.6 5
Carlos Hyde
75
HOU 2 1 2 2 2 3 5 1 4 1 1 1 6 5 34 2.1 5
CJ Prosise
76
SEA 3 1 2 1 4 0.4 1
Dalvin Cook
87
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
74
OAK 3 2 3 3 1 1 5 15 0.9 3
Ito Smith
76
ATL 2 1 1 2 2 3 9 1.3 1
Jonathan Hilliman
71
NYG 5 2 1 3 1 0
Jaylen Samuels
65
PIT 2 2 2 1 4 1 1 11 0.8 1
Mark Ingram
87
BAL 1 5 2 4 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 4 3 1 40 2.7 10
Marlon Mack
84
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
66
LAC 4 2 2 0.1 0
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 1 1 5 1 3 4 1 2 2 1 4 2 27 1.9 4
Brandon Bolden
73
NE 6 1 2 1 5 0.3 3
Duke Johnson
81
HOU 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 10 0.6 2
David Johnson
89
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
73
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
JD McKissic
75
DET 3 1 2 2 5 0.3 0
Joe Mixon
87
CIN 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 6 2 5 6 41 2.6 5
Jordan Wilkins
72
IND 3 1 4 1 2 3 11 0.8 2
Miles Sanders
74
PHI 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 3 1 27 1.7 2
Ameer Abdullah
75
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
73
ATL 3 4 4 1 1 10 0.8 1
Bilal Powell
77
NYJ 3 1 2 2 5 0.4 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.