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 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Wk18 Total Avg TD
Austin Ekeler
85
LAC 1 7 3 2 6 1 4 3 2 2 1 3 2 6 4 3 49 3.1 11
Mark Ingram II
80
NO 2 6 4 2 2 1 1 1 4 3 1 25 1.8 2
Nick Chubb
96
CLE 1 6 2 4 6 6 1 3 1 3 3 2 2 2 41 3 5
Alvin Kamara
89
NO 1 5 2 3 3 1 3 5 1 6 2 3 7 41 2.8 3
Christian McCaffrey
93
CAR 1 5 7 1 2 3 1 19 2.7 1
Jonathan Taylor
89
IND 1 5 7 1 6 6 4 6 3 7 6 11 4 7 8 5 1 2 89 5.4 14
Darrell Henderson Jr.
79
LAR 2 4 5 1 2 5 1 5 1 1 25 2.1 5
James Conner
85
ARI 1 4 1 3 6 1 4 1 2 5 1 4 4 4 1 2 43 2.9 14
Leonard Fournette
87
TB 1 4 3 1 4 8 6 1 3 7 2 2 41 2.9 6
Damien Harris
81
NE 1 3 4 3 4 4 8 2 4 5 4 4 45 2.9 12
Josh Jacobs
90
LV 1 3 1 3 4 1 3 1 6 2 1 3 5 6 39 2.4 8
Joe Mixon
90
CIN 1 3 1 3 1 4 3 5 7 4 1 1 6 4 43 2.7 12
Kareem Hunt
87
CLE 2 3 2 2 2 4 4 17 2.1 4
Mike Davis
79
ATL 3 3 1 3 3 2 1 1 4 2 20 1.1 3
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
79
KC 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 14 1.4 4
Dalvin Cook
92
MIN 1 2 1 2 3 3 7 11 6 2 4 4 45 3.8 5
Derrick Henry
99
TEN 1 2 8 3 5 5 4 4 3 34 4.2 8
David Montgomery
80
CHI 1 2 3 1 5 2 1 4 6 1 2 7 8 1 43 3.5 6
D'Andre Swift
83
DET 1 2 1 5 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 20 1.6 3
Damien Williams
74
CHI 3 2 3 3 8 0.7 2
Elijah Mitchell
81
SF 1 2 1 1 1 5 2 2 4 1 2 21 1.9 4
Javonte Williams
80
DEN 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 1 5 2 31 1.8 4
Kenneth Gainwell
72
PHI 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 12 0.8 4
Najee Harris
80
PIT 1 2 1 1 3 4 5 2 2 2 1 1 3 2 1 30 1.8 6
Antonio Gibson
78
WAS 1 1 2 1 6 4 8 6 6 4 4 5 47 2.8 6
Aaron Jones
93
GB 1 1 6 6 2 3 4 2 4 1 1 1 2 1 34 2.3 4
Chris Carson
85
SEA 3 1 5 1 7 1.8 2
Chase Edmonds
79
ARI 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 2 2 3 4 20 1.7 2
Cordarrelle Patterson
85
ATL 1 1 2 1 1 5 2 1 3 1 6 5 2 3 33 2.2 6
Devontae Booker
71
NYG 1 4 1 5 2 2 1 16 1.1 2
Devin Singletary
80
BUF 1 1 3 3 1 1 2 3 1 5 5 9 6 40 2.1 5
Darrel Williams
72
KC 1 1 1 2 1 6 1 2 5 3 1 4 3 3 34 2 6
Ezekiel Elliott
87
DAL 1 1 3 6 3 6 3 6 1 1 1 4 2 1 38 2.2 10
JaMycal Hasty
67
SF 6 1 1 1 1 4 0.4 1
Justin Jackson
74
LAC 1 1 2 1 7 2 3 3 20 1.5 2
Jamaal Williams
75
DET 2 1 2 4 5 3 2 3 3 1 24 1.9 3
Latavius Murray
76
BAL 1 3 3 3 1 2 1 2 6 22 1.7 5
Larry Rountree III
67
LAC 3 1 2 1 1 5 0.4 1
Malcolm Brown
74
MIA 1 1 2 3 7 1 0
Myles Gaskin
73
MIA 3 1 2 2 5 3 4 8 5 2 32 2 3
Phillip Lindsay
71
MIA 1 1 1 1 2 2 8 0.5 1
Rashaad Penny
76
SEA 1 1 2 3 2 1 6 3 18 1.7 3
Salvon Ahmed
68
MIA 5 1 1 1 3 0.2 0
Saquon Barkley
89
NYG 1 1 5 2 3 1 12 1 2
Tony Jones Jr.
67
NO 3 1 1 1 1 4 0.4 0
Ty'Son Williams
67
BAL 5 1 2 1 4 0.2 0
Ameer Abdullah
70
CAR 5 2 1 1 3 7 0.2 0
Alex Collins
73
SEA 3 6 2 1 1 13 1.2 2
AJ Dillon
79
GB 2 1 1 3 1 4 10 5 5 2 3 4 2 41 2.4 5
Alexander Mattison
77
MIN 2 2 5 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 9 1 3 31 2.1 3

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.