2019 Running Back (RB) Red Zone Targets

With running backs being even more versatile than ever before, pass-catching backs have emerged over the last decade or so. They play an important role in the offense, but have also evolved into being red zone receiving threats. Now this isn’t going to be a high volume category like red zone rushing attempts, or any other stat, but it does show another dimension to the position. Premium backs will tend to average .5 to 1 red zone targets per game on the season. Targets can be a great stat to look at, but we also want to see what backs are the most efficient with their targets. The Catch% column guides you to the more efficient backs that make the most out of their targets, which translate into touchdowns. Finding running backs that work in the passing game and get rushing attempts will hold a higher correlation to racking up touchdowns.

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 Catches Catch % TD
Ameer Abdullah
75
MIN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Alex Armah
62
CAR 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Austin Ekeler
80
LAC 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Aaron Jones
81
GB 1 2 2 1 2 100% 0
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 2 1 3 1.5 1 33.3% 0
Alexander Mattison
71
MIN 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Adrian Peterson
85
WAS 1 1 1 1 1 100% 0
Brandon Bolden
73
NE 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Benny Snell Jr.
76
PIT 3 0 0 0 0% 0
CJ Anderson
81
DET 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Carson
88
SEA 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Corey Clement
73
PHI 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Chase Edmonds
74
ARI 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Cullen Gillaspia
71
HOU 5 0 0 0 0% 0
CJ Ham
70
MIN 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Carlos Hyde
75
HOU 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Christian McCaffrey
92
CAR 1 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
CJ Prosise
76
SEA 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Thompson
77
WAS 2 1 1 2 1 1 50% 0
Devontae Booker
73
DEN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 0 0 0 0% 0
David Fluellen
64
TEN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Devonta Freeman
88
ATL 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Derrius Guice
76
WAS 6 0 0 0 0% 0
Darrell Henderson
73
LAR 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Derrick Henry
85
TEN 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Dontrell Hilliard
65
CLE 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Duke Johnson
81
HOU 2 2 2 1 2 100% 0
D'Ernest Johnson N/A CLE 2 0 0 0 0% 0
David Johnson
89
ARI 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Dion Lewis
86
TEN 2 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
David Montgomery
73
CHI 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Dare Ogunbowale
68
TB 3 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Devin Singletary
74
BUF 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Darren Sproles
78
PHI 3 1 1 2 1 2 100% 0
Darwin Thompson
77
KC 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Dwayne Washington
67
NO 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Deandre Washington
74
OAK 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Damien Williams
79
KC 1 3 3 1.5 3 100% 0
Ezekiel Elliott
96
DAL 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Elijhaa Penny
62
NYG 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Frank Gore
79
BUF 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Giovani Bernard
80
CIN 2 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Gus Edwards
73
BAL 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Gregory Howell Jr.
67
HOU 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Ito Smith
76
ATL 2 0 0 0 0% 0
James Conner
84
PIT 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
James Develin
77
NE 6 0 0 0 0% 0
Justice Hill
71
BAL 3 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Jordan Howard
81
PHI 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0

With running backs being even more versatile than ever before, pass-catching backs have emerged over the last decade or so. They play an important role in the offense, but have also evolved into being red zone receiving threats. Now this isn’t going to be a high volume category like red zone rushing attempts, or any other stat, but it does show another dimension to the position. Premium backs will tend to average .5 to 1 red zone targets per game on the season. Targets can be a great stat to look at, but we also want to see what backs are the most efficient with their targets. The Catch% column guides you to the more efficient backs that make the most out of their targets, which translate into touchdowns. Finding running backs that work in the passing game and get rushing attempts will hold a higher correlation to racking up touchdowns.