2019 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
88
NO 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 9 1.1 5 55.6% 0
Ezekiel Elliott
96
DAL 1 1 2 1 2 2 8 0.8 3 37.5% 1
Mark Ingram
87
BAL 1 2 2 0.2 2 100% 1
Sony Michel
82
NE 1 1 2 4 0.4 1 25% 0
Brian Hill
73
ATL 1 2 1 3 0.5 1 33.3% 1
Bilal Powell
77
NYJ 2 1 1 0.1 0 0% 0
Christian McCaffrey
92
CAR 1 1 2 1 3 1 8 0.8 4 50% 2
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 0
Josh Jacobs
73
OAK 1 1 1 1 3 0.3 2 66.7% 0
Jaylen Samuels
65
PIT 1 1 3 1 1 6 0.8 5 83.3% 1
James White
84
NE 2 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 14 1.6 12 85.7% 1
Kalen Ballage
72
MIA 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.4 2 50% 0
Latavius Murray
81
NO 2 1 3 2 1 1 8 0.8 6 75% 1
Miles Sanders
74
PHI 1 3 1 1 1 6 0.6 5 83.3% 0
Nyheim Hines
78
IND 3 1 1 2 1 5 0.5 3 60% 0
Peyton Barber
75
TB 2 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 1
Tarik Cohen
83
CHI 2 3 1 1 1 6 0.6 3 50% 3
Tevin Coleman
82
SF 1 1 2 1 4 0.5 2 50% 1
Tony Pollard
74
DAL 2 1 2 1 4 0.4 2 50% 0
Wendell Smallwood
74
WAS 4 2 1 1 4 0.4 2 50% 0
Ameer Abdullah
75
MIN 4 1 1 0.1 1 100% 1
Alex Armah
62
CAR 4 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Austin Ekeler
80
LAC 2 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 10 1 9 90% 4
Aaron Jones
81
GB 1 2 1 1 2 2 8 0.8 7 87.5% 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 0.2 2 100% 0
Austin Walter
76
NYG 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Brandon Bolden
73
NE 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Bo Scarbrough
68
DET 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Boston Scott
67
PHI 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Benny Snell Jr.
76
PIT 4 0 0 0 0% 0
CJ Anderson
81
DET 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Carson
88
SEA 1 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 2
Corey Clement
73
PHI 7 0 0 0 0% 0
Chase Edmonds
74
ARI 6 1 1 1 2 5 0.6 4 80% 1
Cullen Gillaspia
71
HOU 5 0 0 0 0% 0
CJ Ham
70
MIN 3 1 1 0.1 1 100% 1
Carlos Hyde
75
HOU 1 2 1 3 0.3 1 33.3% 0
CJ Prosise
76
SEA 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Craig Reynolds
77
WAS 7 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Thompson
77
WAS 3 1 1 1 3 0.5 1 33.3% 0
Devontae Booker
73
DEN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Dalyn Dawkins
68
TEN 4 0 0 0 0% 0
David Fluellen
64
TEN 5 0 0 0 0% 0
DJ Foster
60
ARI 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Devonta Freeman
88
ATL 2 1 2 2 1 6 0.7 5 83.3% 3
Derrius Guice
76
WAS 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Damien Harris
75
NE 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Darrell Henderson
73
LAR 3 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.