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 Total Avg Catches Catch % TD
D'Andre Swift
78
DET 1 1 2 1 3 7 1.2 5 71.4% 0
Aaron Jones
91
GB 1 4 1 1 2 8 1.3 7 87.5% 4
Chase Edmonds
80
ARI 1 1 1 1 2 5 0.8 5 100% 0
Devin Singletary
79
BUF 2 1 2 3 0.5 3 100% 0
Myles Gaskin
74
MIA 1 1 2 3 0.5 1 33.3% 1
Chris Evans
69
CIN 2 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Darrell Henderson Jr.
72
LAR 1 1 1 1 3 0.6 1 33.3% 0
Ezekiel Elliott
88
DAL 1 2 2 1 1 6 1 6 100% 1
Elijhaa Penny
68
NYG 3 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Jerick McKinnon
74
KC 2 1 1 2 0.3 2 100% 0
James Robinson
83
JAX 1 1 1 2 0.3 2 100% 0
Kareem Hunt
89
CLE 1 1 1 1 3 0.5 1 33.3% 0
Mark Ingram II
80
HOU 1 1 1 2 0.3 1 50% 0
Najee Harris
79
PIT 1 2 4 3 1 10 1.7 6 60% 1
Ameer Abdullah
67
MIN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Alex Collins
69
SEA 1 0 0 0 0% 0
AJ Dillon
77
GB 2 2 2 0.3 2 100% 1
Austin Ekeler
85
LAC 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.7 4 100% 3
Antonio Gibson
83
WAS 1 1 1 0.2 0 0% 0
Alvin Kamara
97
NO 1 2 1 1 4 0.8 4 100% 3
Alexander Mattison
74
MIN 2 2 1 3 0.5 1 33.3% 1
Artavis Pierce
67
CHI 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Brandon Bolden
69
NE 2 1 2 1 4 0.7 3 75% 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
87
SEA 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Corey Clement
70
DAL 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
85
KC 6 1 1 1 3 0.6 2 66.7% 2
Chuba Hubbard
71
CAR 1 2 2 0.3 0 0% 0
Carlos Hyde
75
JAX 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Christian McCaffrey
99
CAR 4 1 1 0.3 1 100% 0
Cordarrelle Patterson
78
ATL 1 2 2 3 7 1.4 6 85.7% 3
Devontae Booker
71
NYG 1 2 2 0.4 2 100% 1
Dalvin Cook
98
MIN 1 1 1 2 0.5 2 100% 0
Damarea Crockett
67
DEN 4 0 0 0 0% 0
DeeJay Dallas
67
SEA 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Demetric Felton
68
CLE 2 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Devonta Freeman
76
BAL 2 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Derrick Gore
67
KC 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Damien Harris
74
NE 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Derrick Henry
96
TEN 1 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
D'Ernest Johnson
68
CLE 3 0 0 0 0% 0
David Johnson
77
HOU 2 2 1 3 0.5 1 33.3% 1
David Montgomery
84
CHI 6 1 1 2 0.5 2 100% 0
Dare Ogunbowale
68
JAX 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Devine Ozigbo
67
NO 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Dwayne Washington
69
NO 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Darrel Williams
69
KC 1 1 1 1 3 0.5 2 66.7% 0
Damien Williams
79
CHI 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.