2021 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.

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 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Wk18 Total Avg Catches Catch % TD
Aaron Jones
88
GB 1 4 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 16 1.1 13 81.2% 5
Alvin Kamara
92
NO 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 14 1.2 9 64.3% 5
Justin Jackson
73
LAC 2 3 2 5 0.4 5 100% 0
Joe Mixon
95
CIN 1 1 3 2 2 8 0.5 7 87.5% 2
Ameer Abdullah
67
CAR 3 1 1 2 1 2 7 0.3 3 60% 0
Chase Edmonds
82
ARI 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.6 7 100% 0
D'Andre Swift
78
DET 1 1 2 1 3 2 1 1 11 0.8 7 70% 0
Elijah Mitchell
78
SF 1 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 1
JaMycal Hasty
67
SF 6 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.5 3 60% 0
Ke'Shawn Vaughn
69
TB 3 1 1 2 0.1 1 100% 0
Melvin Gordon III
88
DEN 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 8 0.5 6 75% 2
Peyton Barber
73
LV 3 1 1 1 3 0.3 3 100% 0
Rex Burkhead
73
HOU 1 1 1 1 3 0.2 2 66.7% 0
Rashaad Penny
76
SEA 1 1 1 0.1 0 0% 0
Ty Johnson
68
NYJ 2 2 1 1 4 0.3 3 75% 1
Alex Collins
73
SEA 4 0 0 0 0% 0
AJ Dillon
80
GB 2 2 1 1 1 5 0.3 5 100% 2
Austin Ekeler
88
LAC 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 1 16 1 13 86.7% 7
Antonio Gibson
82
WAS 1 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.4 5 83.3% 2
Alexander Mattison
79
MIN 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 0.5 3 37.5% 1
Anthony McFarland Jr.
70
PIT 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Adrian Peterson
74
SEA 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Artavis Pierce
67
CHI 9 0 0 0 0% 0
Austin Walter
67
NYJ 6 0 0 0 0% 0
Brandon Bolden
72
NE 5 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 10 0.6 8 88.9% 1
Brian Hill
67
SF 7 0 0 0 0% 0
Buddy Howell
67
LAR 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Boston Scott
77
PHI 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Benny Snell Jr.
71
PIT 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Carson
81
SEA 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Corey Clement
67
DAL 3 1 3 4 0.2 4 100% 1
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
78
KC 1 1 1 1 3 0.3 2 66.7% 2
Chris Evans
68
CIN 2 1 1 2 4 0.2 1 50% 0
Chuba Hubbard
71
CAR 2 2 1 3 0.1 0 0% 0
Carlos Hyde
74
JAX 2 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Christian McCaffrey
98
CAR 1 1 2 3 0.4 3 100% 0
Cordarrelle Patterson
86
ATL 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 12 0.8 9 75% 4
Craig Reynolds
67
DET 0 0 0 0% 0
Devontae Booker
69
NYG 2 2 2 0.1 2 100% 1
Darius Bradwell
67
LAC 6 0 0 0 0% 0
Dalvin Cook
94
MIN 1 1 1 1 3 0.2 2 66.7% 0
Damarea Crockett
67
DEN 4 0 0 0 0% 0
DeeJay Dallas
67
SEA 2 1 1 2 0.1 2 100% 0
Darrynton Evans
69
TEN 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Demetric Felton
69
CLE 3 1 1 2 0.1 1 100% 0
D'Onta Foreman
69
TEN 2 1 1 2 0.1 1 100% 0
Devonta Freeman
78
BAL 6 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 9 0.5 6 75% 1
Derrick Gore
71
KC 3 1 1 2 0.2 1 50% 0
Damien Harris
82
NE 1 1 1 2 0.1 1 50% 0
Darrell Henderson Jr.
77
LAR 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 9 0.8 3 33.3% 2

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.