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.

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
Jeffery Wilson
65
SF 4 5 8 1 2 16 1.6 4
Phillip Lindsay
88
DEN 1 3 1 7 2 1 2 2 2 4 1 4 29 1.8 5
Christian McCaffrey
92
CAR 1 4 2 6 4 2 6 4 5 1 8 5 2 3 3 1 56 3.5 11
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 1 1 5 1 3 4 1 2 2 1 4 2 27 1.9 4
Ezekiel Elliott
96
DAL 1 3 5 5 3 2 10 8 2 3 3 2 1 6 5 2 60 3.8 11
Alexander Mattison
71
MIN 2 1 4 1 4 2 6 1 4 2 2 27 2.1 1
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 3 1 4 2 2 5 6 4 4 6 2 1 2 4 46 3.3 12
Kerryon Johnson
79
DET 1 1 4 7 4 2 3 21 2.6 3
Mark Ingram
87
BAL 1 5 2 4 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 4 3 1 40 2.7 10
Royce Freeman
77
DEN 2 2 1 4 2 2 2 4 2 2 1 1 3 26 1.6 3
Ronald Jones II
77
TB 2 3 4 3 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 20 1.2 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
Chris Thompson
77
WAS 3 1 3 2 6 0.5 0
Devonta Freeman
88
ATL 1 1 3 2 3 2 1 4 1 2 2 21 1.5 2
Jordan Howard
81
PHI 2 1 1 3 6 3 1 1 3 3 22 2.2 6
Kalen Ballage
72
MIA 1 3 2 2 1 3 3 2 16 1.3 3
Leonard Fournette
80
JAX 1 3 8 4 4 8 7 1 4 4 1 1 1 46 3.1 3
LeSean McCoy
83
KC 2 1 2 3 6 2 1 1 1 19 1.5 4
Marlon Mack
84
IND 1 4 1 3 2 4 3 1 3 3 1 2 5 5 37 2.6 7
Miles Sanders
74
PHI 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 3 1 27 1.7 2
Nick Chubb
84
CLE 1 2 3 4 2 8 2 5 7 3 6 1 4 1 3 1 52 3.2 6
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
Darwin Thompson
77
KC 3 2 2 2 4 10 0.8 1
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
Peyton Barber
75
TB 1 1 3 2 3 1 3 1 2 3 1 2 22 1.4 6
Raheem Mostert
73
SF 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 3 14 0.9 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
TJ Yeldon
78
BUF 3 2 2 0.3 0
Austin Ekeler
80
LAC 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 17 1.1 3
CJ Prosise
76
SEA 3 1 2 1 4 0.4 1
Derrick Henry
85
TEN 1 4 2 1 3 5 1 3 2 2 3 4 3 5 7 45 3 13
David Johnson
89
ARI 1 3 2 1 1 4 4 2 17 1.3 2
Dion Lewis
86
TEN 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 0
David Montgomery
73
CHI 1 5 1 2 2 5 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 7 33 2.1 6
Darren Sproles
78
PHI 3 1 1 2 0.3 0
Darrel Williams
66
KC 7 1 4 1 3 10 1 3
Frank Gore
79
BUF 2 4 1 5 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 4 26 1.6 2
James Conner
84
PIT 1 1 2 1 4 4 1 1 14 1.4 4
Kenyan Drake
78
ARI 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 7 3 3 22 1.6 7
Mike Boone
65
MIN 3 1 6 1 4 12 0.8 3
Matt Breida
84
SF 3 1 1 2 1 5 0.4 0
Malcolm Brown
73
LAR 3 5 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 16 1.1 5
Rex Burkhead
77
NE 3 3 2 1 1 2 9 0.7 2
Saquon Barkley
93
NYG 1 4 2 1 1 4 7 3 1 1 4 3 1 32 2.5 3
Tony Pollard
74
DAL 2 1 1 2 0.1 1
Wayne Gallman
72
NYG 2 1 1 3 1 6 0.6 2
Ameer Abdullah
75
MIN 4 1 2 3 0.2 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.