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
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 7 4 14 6 1 6 5 5 6 1 4 3 3 5 3 73 4.9 16
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 2 1 2 5 6 1 2 2 3 1 23 1.6 5
Sony Michel
76
NE 2 2 3 6 6 4 2 4 4 6 2 3 1 43 3.3 5
Kareem Hunt
91
KC 1 4 3 5 1 3 6 3 3 3 2 33 3 10
Melvin Gordon
87
LAC 1 6 3 5 3 4 1 3 3 3 2 33 2.8 11
TJ Yeldon
77
JAX 3 3 3 5 1 1 1 1 1 16 1.1 4
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 1 1 2 4 4 3 6 3 6 11 5 46 2.9 10
Ito Smith
65
ATL 3 6 1 4 1 4 1 2 1 4 24 1.7 4
Javorius Allen
73
BAL 3 2 1 3 4 3 2 1 1 17 1.2 5
James White
85
NE 3 2 1 4 5 1 3 2 7 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 37 2.3 10
Lamar Miller
86
HOU 1 4 2 3 4 1 2 4 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 32 2.3 5
Mike Davis
75
SEA 4 4 3 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 22 1.5 5
Saquon Barkley
80
NYG 1 3 5 4 2 3 2 7 9 4 5 1 2 5 6 61 3.8 10
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 6 11 3 4 13 6 7 4 3 3 3 6 1 3 73 5.2 20
Alex Collins
80
BAL 1 3 1 3 3 3 1 2 4 3 23 2.3 8
David Johnson
91
ARI 1 3 3 5 5 2 1 5 1 2 2 3 1 2 35 2.2 8
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 3 4 3 6 2 6 2 5 4 5 3 3 51 3.4 7
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 2 3 3 1 2 2 1 2 16 1.1 1
Giovani Bernard
82
CIN 2 1 3 3 1 1 1 10 0.8 3
Kerryon Johnson
71
DET 1 2 3 6 2 5 3 21 2.1 4
Phillip Lindsay
69
DEN 3 4 3 4 1 2 3 2 5 1 1 3 3 1 33 2.2 6
Rod Smith
65
DAL 2 3 1 1 1 6 0.4 1
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 2 1 4 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 20 1.4 4
Aaron Jones
77
GB 2 2 3 2 4 4 3 2 20 1.7 6
Bilal Powell
81
NYJ 2 2 2 4 2 10 1.4 0
Doug Martin
77
OAK 2 1 2 4 3 1 2 6 7 1 5 32 2 3
Jay Ajayi
88
PHI 1 2 5 2 3 12 3 3
James Conner
71
PIT 2 2 3 1 2 5 5 4 6 4 3 1 3 39 3 10
Leonard Fournette
88
JAX 1 1 2 6 3 4 5 4 25 3.1 6
Matt Breida
77
SF 2 5 2 2 2 1 3 2 2 4 2 2 27 1.9 4
Marshawn Lynch
87
OAK 1 4 4 6 2 2 18 3 3
Nyheim Hines
75
IND 3 2 3 2 2 6 2 2 3 2 1 2 3 1 31 1.9 4
Royce Freeman
72
DEN 1 3 2 2 1 1 5 2 1 17 1.2 4
Tevin Coleman
87
ATL 2 2 1 4 2 1 4 6 3 1 1 25 1.6 5
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 3 1 1 1 4 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 17 1.1 2
Alfred Morris
75
SF 1 5 2 1 1 3 1 6 3 4 26 2.2 2
Corey Grant
74
JAX 4 1 1 2 0.4 0
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 4 2 19 1.7 2
Duke Johnson
82
CLE 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 11 0.7 3
Dion Lewis
88
TEN 2 2 1 1 3 3 6 3 4 1 30 1.9 2
Jordan Howard
87
CHI 1 3 2 3 1 3 3 4 3 4 5 2 4 37 2.3 9
Jeremy McNichols
69
IND 5 1 1 1 0
Mike Gillislee
76
NO 12 1 1 2 0.5 0
Mark Walton
68
CIN 3 1 1 0.1 0
Peyton Barber
63
TB 1 3 1 1 1 5 1 2 5 5 5 2 6 1 1 39 2.4 6
Ronald Jones II
75
TB 2 1 1 4 6 0.7 1
Roc Thomas
65
MIN 6 1 1 2 0.4 0
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 3 1 23 1.4 6
Ty Montgomery
82
BAL 2 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.5 1

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.