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
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 5 7 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 23 1.8 19 82.6% 3
Christian McCaffrey
88
CAR 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 2 13 1 11 84.6% 5
Dion Lewis
88
TEN 1 1 2 2 2 9 0.7 7 77.8% 1
Damien Williams
78
KC 2 1 2 2 5 0.5 5 100% 1
Jordan Wilkins
67
IND 3 2 1 1 2 6 0.5 5 83.3% 0
Jeffery Wilson
65
SF 1 2 1 3 1 3 100% 0
Nyheim Hines
75
IND 2 1 2 1 1 2 7 0.5 6 85.7% 2
Tarik Cohen
85
CHI 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 11 0.8 8 72.7% 3
Theo Riddick
86
DET 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 10 0.9 8 80% 0
Corey Clement
78
PHI 2 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 0
Devontae Booker
75
DEN 3 1 1 1 2 5 0.4 3 60% 0
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 15 1.2 10 66.7% 2
Elijah McGuire
70
NYJ 2 1 1 0.2 0 0% 0
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 3 100% 1
Isaiah Crowell
77
NYJ 1 1 1 0.1 0 0% 0
JD McKissic
76
SEA 6 1 1 1 0 0% 0
James White
85
NE 2 2 1 2 4 2 1 2 1 2 1 18 1.4 12 66.7% 6
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 2 66.7% 0
Kenyan Drake
83
MIA 1 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.5 2 33.3% 1
LeSean McCoy
89
BUF 1 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Peyton Barber
63
TB 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.4 2 40% 1
Rex Burkhead
80
NE 3 2 1 1 1 5 1 1 20% 0
Sony Michel
76
NE 1 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 2 1 3 2 3 2 2 1 16 1.2 8 50% 3
Ty Montgomery
82
BAL 2 1 1 1 3 0.3 0 0% 0
Ameer Abdullah
81
MIN 3 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Alex Armah
62
CAR 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 2 1 1 2 0.2 1 50% 0
Alex Collins
80
BAL 7 1 1 1 1 4 0.4 2 50% 1
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.4 4 80% 1
Aaron Jones
77
GB 1 2 1 1 4 0.4 2 50% 0
Alfred Morris
75
SF 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Adrian Peterson
80
WAS 1 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 1
Brandon Bolden
73
MIA 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Benjamin Cunningham
71
CHI 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Brian Hill
73
ATL 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Byron Marshall
65
WAS 4 1 1 0.3 1 100% 0
Bilal Powell
81
NYJ 4 1 1 0.1 0 0% 0
Brandon Wilds
66
JAX 6 0 0 0 0% 0
CJ Anderson
79
OAK 6 0 0 0 0% 0
Cameron Artis-Payne
69
CAR 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Carson
77
SEA 1 1 1 1 3 0.3 3 100% 0
Chase Edmonds
65
ARI 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Corey Grant
74
JAX 6 1 1 2 0.4 2 100% 0
CJ Ham
63
MIN 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 3 1 1 2 0.2 0 0% 0
Chris Ivory
78
BUF 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Christine Michael
77
IND 18 0 0 0 0% 0
CJ Prosise
77
SEA 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.