2019-2020 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 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
Tarik Cohen
83
CHI 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 0.6 6 66.7% 3
Carlos Hyde
75
HOU 2 2 1 1 4 0.2 2 50% 0
LeSean McCoy
83
KC 2 2 2 1 5 0.4 3 60% 1
Austin Ekeler
80
LAC 2 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 13 0.8 10 76.9% 4
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 13 0.9 9 69.2% 0
Derrick Henry
85
TEN 1 1 1 2 0.1 1 50% 0
Dare Ogunbowale
68
TB 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.4 4 57.1% 0
Ito Smith
76
ATL 2 1 2 3 0.4 2 66.7% 0
Justice Hill
71
BAL 3 1 1 1 3 0.2 3 100% 0
Jordan Howard
81
PHI 1 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 1
Joe Mixon
87
CIN 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.4 7 100% 3
James White
84
NE 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 1 3 1 1 20 1.3 17 85% 4
Kalen Ballage
72
MIA 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.4 2 40% 0
Kenyan Drake
78
ARI 1 1 1 1 2 5 0.4 3 60% 0
Leonard Fournette
80
JAX 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 11 0.7 8 72.7% 0
Nick Chubb
84
CLE 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 1 25% 0
Nyheim Hines
78
IND 2 1 1 2 1 5 0.3 3 60% 0
Ryquell Armstead
71
JAX 2 1 2 3 0.2 2 66.7% 2
Royce Freeman
77
DEN 2 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.4 4 66.7% 1
Todd Gurley
95
LAR 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 3 60% 2
Troymaine Pope
66
LAC 4 1 1 0.1 1 100% 1
Wayne Gallman
72
NYG 3 1 1 1 3 0.3 3 100% 1
Ameer Abdullah
75
MIN 3 1 1 2 0.1 1 50% 1
Alex Armah
62
CAR 1 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Aaron Jones
81
GB 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 12 0.8 10 83.3% 1
Alexander Mattison
71
MIN 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Alfred Morris
74
ARI 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Adrian Peterson
85
WAS 1 1 1 2 0.1 2 100% 0
Austin Walter
76
NYG 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Brandon Bolden
73
NE 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Brian Hill
73
ATL 2 2 1 3 0.2 1 33.3% 1
Bilal Powell
77
NYJ 3 1 1 2 0.2 1 50% 0
Bo Scarbrough
68
DET 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Boston Scott
67
PHI 6 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 2 0.1 2 100% 2
Corey Clement
73
PHI 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Chase Edmonds
74
ARI 3 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.5 4 66.7% 1
Cullen Gillaspia
71
HOU 1 0 0 0 0% 0
CJ Ham
70
MIN 1 1 1 2 4 0.2 2 50% 1
Christian McCaffrey
92
CAR 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 2 1 1 15 0.9 10 66.7% 3
CJ Prosise
76
SEA 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Craig Reynolds
77
WAS 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Thompson
77
WAS 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.5 2 33.3% 0
Devontae Booker
73
DEN 3 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 1 1 1 3 0.2 3 100% 0
Dalyn Dawkins
68
TEN 5 0 0 0 0% 0
David Fluellen
64
TEN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
DJ Foster
60
ARI 4 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.