2022 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 TEAM DEPTH Wk1 Wk2 Total Avg Catches Catch % TD
Austin Ekeler LAC 1 2 2 1 2 100% 0
Antonio Gibson WAS 1 2 2 1 1 50% 0
Alexander Mattison MIN 2 2 2 1 2 100% 0
Devin Singletary BUF 1 1 2 3 1.5 2 66.7% 0
Javonte Williams DEN 1 3 2 5 2.5 2 40% 0
Jeff Wilson Jr. SF 1 2 2 1 2 100% 0
AJ Dillon GB 2 1 1 2 1 2 100% 0
Aaron Jones GB 1 1 1 2 1 2 100% 1
Breece Hall NYJ 2 2 1 3 1.5 3 100% 1
Cam Akers LAR 2 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Christian McCaffrey CAR 1 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Damien Harris NE 1 2 1 3 1.5 2 66.7% 0
Darrel Williams ARI 3 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Eno Benjamin ARI 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
James Cook BUF 3 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Jerick McKinnon KC 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Leonard Fournette TB 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Mark Ingram II NO 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Rachaad White TB 2 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Tony Jones Jr. NO 3 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Ameer Abdullah LV 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Alvin Kamara NO 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Antonio Williams NYG 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Avery Williams ATL 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Brandon Bolden LV 3 1 1 1 1 100% 1
Boston Scott PHI 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Benny Snell Jr. PIT 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Chase Edmonds MIA 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC 1 2 2 1 2 100% 2
Chris Evans CIN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Chuba Hubbard CAR 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Caleb Huntley ATL 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Cordarrelle Patterson ATL 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Craig Reynolds DET 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Dalvin Cook MIN 1 0 0 0 0% 0
DeeJay Dallas SEA 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Demetric Felton Jr. CLE 2 0 0 0 0% 0
D'Onta Foreman CAR 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Derrick Henry TEN 1 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Dontrell Hilliard TEN 5 1 1 1 1 100% 1
Deon Jackson IND 3 0 0 0 0% 0
David Montgomery CHI 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Dare Ogunbowale HOU 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Dameon Pierce HOU 1 0 0 0 0% 0
D'Andre Swift DET 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Dwayne Washington NO 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Damien Williams ATL 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Ezekiel Elliott DAL 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Elijah Mitchell SF 5 0 0 0 0% 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.