2018 Running Back (RB) Red Zone Touches

Red zone touches for running backs correlate strongly with scoring touchdowns, as you can see when sorting by averages. Le’Veon Bell and Todd Gurley both were among the tops in red zone touches, which translated to scoring double-digit touchdowns. Red zone touches create scoring opportunities, and in the grand scheme of things volume and opportunity is what you want to look for, and then comes looking for efficiency. One of the more frustrating parts of fantasy football is the red zone backs that takeaway from the backs who march it all the way down the field. Keep an eye out for those backs like LeGarrette Blount who make their living inside the ten. The grid style here will showcase some potential changes within teams if injuries occur, or backs start to struggle. This is an important area to find scoring production for running backs, so the more opportunity the more chance to score.

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 TD
Doug Martin
77
OAK 1 1 2 4 3 1 2 6 7 26 2 3
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 6 11 3 4 13 6 7 4 3 3 3 6 1 70 5.4 18
Peyton Barber
63
TB 1 3 1 1 1 5 1 2 5 5 5 2 31 2.4 5
Saquon Barkley
80
NYG 1 3 5 4 2 3 2 7 9 4 5 1 48 3.7 8
Chris Carson
77
SEA 1 3 2 4 5 1 2 4 4 25 2.5 4
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 3 4 3 6 2 6 2 5 4 5 45 3.5 7
Josh Adams
67
PHI 1 1 1 2 6 4 1 15 1.5 1
Jordan Howard
87
CHI 1 3 2 3 1 3 3 4 3 4 26 2 5
Jeffery Wilson
65
SF 1 1 4 3 8 2.7 0
LeGarrette Blount
85
DET 1 4 3 3 1 2 6 4 23 1.8 4
Sony Michel
76
NE 1 2 3 6 6 4 2 4 4 6 37 3.7 4
Theo Riddick
86
DET 2 4 2 1 1 1 2 4 15 1.4 0
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 7 4 14 6 1 6 5 5 6 1 4 3 3 65 5 13
Corey Clement
78
PHI 2 2 2 4 4 1 1 1 3 18 1.6 2
Chase Edmonds
65
ARI 2 1 1 3 5 0.4 2
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 3 1 2 5 6 1 2 2 3 22 1.8 5
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 2 1 2 4 4 3 6 3 6 30 2.3 7
James Conner
71
PIT 6 2 3 1 2 5 5 4 6 4 3 1 3 39 3.2 10
LeSean McCoy
89
BUF 1 1 3 3 1 5 3 3 1 20 1.7 1
Spencer Ware
80
KC 1 1 1 2 4 1 3 1 13 1 2
Tarik Cohen
85
CHI 2 1 4 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 19 1.5 4
Aaron Jones
77
GB 1 2 3 2 4 4 3 2 20 1.8 6
David Johnson
91
ARI 1 3 3 5 5 2 1 5 1 2 2 29 2.2 7
Damien Williams
78
KC 2 1 2 4 7 0.6 2
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 2 3 3 1 2 2 1 2 16 1.2 1
James Develin
78
NE 4 1 1 2 1 5 0.4 4
Kenyan Drake
83
MIA 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 14 1.1 4
Nyheim Hines
75
IND 2 2 3 2 2 6 2 2 3 2 1 25 1.9 3
Rex Burkhead
80
NE 3 2 2 0.4 0
Royce Freeman
72
DEN 2 3 2 2 1 1 5 2 16 1.5 4
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 2 1 1 1 4 1 2 1 1 2 14 1.1 2
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 1 1 4 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 19 1.5 3
Adrian Peterson
80
WAS 1 7 1 4 1 4 3 3 1 1 3 1 29 2.2 6
Chris Ivory
78
BUF 2 1 2 1 3 1 1 9 0.8 1
Christian McCaffrey
88
CAR 1 3 2 4 1 1 5 7 2 3 14 1 7 50 3.8 12
Devontae Booker
75
DEN 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.4 1
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 10 1.4 0
Darren Sproles
85
PHI 3 3 1 1 5 1.7 2
Deandre Washington
73
OAK 3 6 1 7 1 0
Justin Jackson
66
LAC 2 1 1 2 0.3 1
Jalen Richard
75
OAK 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 10 0.8 0
James White
85
NE 2 2 1 4 5 1 3 2 7 1 1 1 2 30 2.3 9
Jordan Wilkins
67
IND 3 4 2 1 1 1 9 0.7 1
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 9 0.7 1
Kalen Ballage
69
MIA 3 1 1 2 0.2 0
Lamar Miller
86
HOU 1 4 2 3 4 1 2 4 2 2 1 1 2 28 2.3 4
Mike Davis
75
SEA 3 4 3 2 1 2 3 1 16 1.5 4
Mark Ingram
84
NO 2 3 2 2 1 6 1 1 6 22 2.4 5
Nick Chubb
74
CLE 1 1 3 2 6 2 5 1 2 22 1.7 7
Phillip Lindsay
69
DEN 1 4 3 4 1 2 3 2 5 1 1 3 29 2.2 6

Red zone touches for running backs correlate strongly with scoring touchdowns, as you can see when sorting by averages. Le’Veon Bell and Todd Gurley both were among the tops in red zone touches, which translated to scoring double-digit touchdowns. Red zone touches create scoring opportunities, and in the grand scheme of things volume and opportunity is what you want to look for, and then comes looking for efficiency. One of the more frustrating parts of fantasy football is the red zone backs that takeaway from the backs who march it all the way down the field. Keep an eye out for those backs like LeGarrette Blount who make their living inside the ten. The grid style here will showcase some potential changes within teams if injuries occur, or backs start to struggle. This is an important area to find scoring production for running backs, so the more opportunity the more chance to score.