2019 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
Josh Jacobs
73
OAK 1 8 4 3 7 1 8 3 7 41 4.1 7
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 2 1 6 2 3 6 20 2.5 1
Brian Hill
73
ATL 1 5 4 9 1.5 1
Derrius Guice
76
WAS 2 4 4 2 0
Ezekiel Elliott
96
DAL 1 3 5 5 3 2 11 9 2 3 4 47 4.7 8
Jonathan Williams
65
IND 2 2 4 6 2 0
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 3 1 4 2 2 5 6 4 4 7 3 41 3.7 10
Devin Singletary
74
BUF 1 1 1 1 5 3 11 1.6 2
Kalen Ballage
72
MIA 1 3 2 2 1 3 4 3 18 1.8 3
Miles Sanders
74
PHI 1 2 2 3 1 3 1 1 2 3 18 1.8 0
Nick Chubb
84
CLE 1 3 4 2 9 2 5 7 3 37 3.7 5
Tevin Coleman
82
SF 1 1 2 6 6 5 3 3 26 3.2 5
Todd Gurley
95
LAR 1 4 2 3 3 10 5 2 3 32 3.6 8
Bo Scarbrough
68
DET 1 2 2 2 1
Dare Ogunbowale
68
TB 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 8 0.8 2
Frank Gore
79
BUF 2 4 1 5 1 4 2 2 19 1.9 2
Justice Hill
71
BAL 3 2 1 2 1 2 8 0.8 0
Joe Mixon
87
CIN 1 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 3 4 2 24 2.4 4
Le'Veon Bell
93
NYJ 1 3 3 1 4 2 16 1.6 4
Latavius Murray
81
NO 2 1 2 10 7 2 2 24 2.4 4
Mark Ingram
87
BAL 1 5 2 4 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 28 2.8 9
Nyheim Hines
78
IND 3 1 1 2 2 6 0.6 1
Phillip Lindsay
88
DEN 1 3 1 7 2 2 2 2 19 1.9 4
Qadree Ollison
75
ATL 3 2 2 1 1
Royce Freeman
77
DEN 2 2 1 4 3 2 2 4 2 20 2 2
Adrian Peterson
85
WAS 1 4 2 2 3 1 2 1 15 1.7 1
Bilal Powell
77
NYJ 2 1 1 0.1 0
Christian McCaffrey
92
CAR 1 4 2 6 4 4 6 5 6 1 38 3.8 9
David Montgomery
73
CHI 1 5 1 2 2 1 5 3 1 20 2 5
Giovani Bernard
80
CIN 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 10 1 0
Jaylen Samuels
65
PIT 1 2 2 2 7 1 1 15 1.9 2
James White
84
NE 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 5 1 21 2.3 2
Malcolm Brown
73
LAR 2 5 2 1 1 3 1 13 1.6 3
Marlon Mack
84
IND 5 4 1 3 2 5 3 1 3 3 1 26 2.6 3
Peyton Barber
75
TB 2 1 3 2 3 1 4 1 2 1 18 1.8 5
Sony Michel
82
NE 1 2 6 2 3 4 2 5 1 31 3.1 6
Tarik Cohen
83
CHI 2 1 3 2 1 1 8 0.8 3
Tony Pollard
74
DAL 2 2 1 1 4 0.4 1
Ameer Abdullah
75
MIN 4 1 1 2 0.2 1
Alex Armah
62
CAR 4 1 1 2 0.2 1
Austin Ekeler
80
LAC 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 24 2.4 7
Aaron Jones
81
GB 1 5 3 3 7 2 2 3 4 29 2.9 12
Alexander Mattison
71
MIN 2 1 4 1 4 2 6 1 4 23 2.1 1
Alfred Morris
74
ARI 2 0 0 0
Austin Walter
76
NYG 5 0 0 0
Brandon Bolden
73
NE 4 1 2 4 0.4 2
Boston Scott
67
PHI 3 1 1 0.2 1
Benny Snell Jr.
76
PIT 4 2 2 0.3 0
CJ Anderson
81
DET 1 2 2 1 0
Chris Carson
88
SEA 1 5 3 3 4 7 1 5 3 4 35 3.5 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.