2021 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.

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 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Wk18 Total Avg TD
Austin Ekeler
85
LAC 1 7 1 4 3 7 1 5 3 4 5 2 3 3 7 4 4 63 3.9 18
Alvin Kamara
89
NO 1 7 2 4 3 2 4 6 1 8 2 4 7 50 3.6 8
Christian McCaffrey
93
CAR 1 6 7 1 2 5 1 22 3.1 1
Jonathan Taylor
89
IND 1 6 7 1 6 6 4 6 3 7 8 11 4 7 8 5 1 2 92 5.6 14
Mark Ingram II
80
NO 2 6 4 2 2 2 1 1 4 3 1 26 1.9 2
Nick Chubb
96
CLE 1 6 2 4 6 6 1 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 42 3.1 6
Darrell Henderson Jr.
79
LAR 2 5 5 1 2 5 1 6 1 2 28 2.3 7
Leonard Fournette
87
TB 1 5 5 1 4 8 8 2 5 9 3 4 54 3.9 8
James Conner
85
ARI 1 4 1 3 6 1 4 1 2 5 1 4 4 5 1 3 45 3 14
Damien Harris
81
NE 1 3 4 3 4 4 8 3 4 5 4 4 46 3 12
D'Andre Swift
83
DET 1 3 1 7 2 2 4 3 2 2 1 27 2.2 3
Ezekiel Elliott
87
DAL 1 3 3 8 3 7 4 1 7 2 1 1 1 5 3 1 50 2.9 12
Josh Jacobs
90
LV 1 3 2 3 4 1 4 2 6 2 1 3 5 7 43 2.6 8
Joe Mixon
90
CIN 1 3 1 3 2 6 3 5 7 4 1 1 8 6 50 3.1 14
Kareem Hunt
87
CLE 2 3 2 2 2 4 5 1 19 2.4 4
Mike Davis
79
ATL 3 3 1 4 4 2 1 1 4 2 22 1.2 4
Najee Harris
80
PIT 1 3 1 4 1 3 5 5 2 2 2 1 2 3 1 2 1 38 2.3 8
Chase Edmonds
79
ARI 1 2 1 2 5 3 1 2 2 4 5 27 2.2 2
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
79
KC 1 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 16 1.6 6
Dalvin Cook
92
MIN 1 2 2 3 3 3 7 11 6 2 4 4 47 3.9 5
Derrick Henry
99
TEN 1 2 9 3 5 5 4 5 3 36 4.5 9
David Montgomery
80
CHI 1 2 4 2 5 3 1 4 7 1 3 9 8 1 50 4.1 6
Devin Singletary
80
BUF 1 2 3 3 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 5 6 9 7 46 2.4 5
Damien Williams
74
CHI 3 2 3 3 1 9 0.7 2
Elijah Mitchell
81
SF 1 2 1 1 1 5 1 2 2 4 2 2 23 2.1 5
Javonte Williams
80
DEN 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 4 3 4 3 1 5 2 37 2.2 7
Kenneth Gainwell
72
PHI 2 2 5 2 2 2 2 2 3 20 1.2 5
Tony Jones Jr.
67
NO 3 2 1 1 1 5 0.5 0
Antonio Gibson
78
WAS 1 1 2 1 6 4 1 8 6 6 6 5 1 5 52 3.1 8
Aaron Jones
93
GB 1 1 10 7 2 3 6 3 5 1 1 1 3 1 3 47 3.1 9
Chris Carson
85
SEA 3 1 5 1 7 1.8 2
Cordarrelle Patterson
85
ATL 1 1 4 3 3 5 1 3 1 3 1 6 6 2 3 42 2.8 10
Devontae Booker
71
NYG 1 6 1 5 2 2 1 18 1.2 3
David Johnson
77
HOU 1 1 2 4 2 10 0.8 1
Darrel Williams
72
KC 1 1 1 3 2 6 1 2 6 4 2 4 4 3 40 2.4 6
JaMycal Hasty
67
SF 6 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.7 1
Justin Jackson
74
LAC 1 1 5 1 7 2 3 5 25 1.9 2
Jamaal Williams
75
DET 2 1 2 4 5 3 2 3 3 1 24 1.9 3
Latavius Murray
76
BAL 1 3 3 4 1 2 1 1 2 6 24 1.8 5
Larry Rountree III
67
LAC 3 1 2 1 1 5 0.4 1
Malcolm Brown
74
MIA 1 1 2 4 8 1.1 0
Myles Gaskin
73
MIA 3 1 3 2 7 4 4 9 5 3 38 2.4 6
Phillip Lindsay
71
MIA 1 1 1 1 2 2 8 0.5 1
Rashaad Penny
76
SEA 1 1 2 3 2 1 6 3 18 1.7 3
Salvon Ahmed
68
MIA 5 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 0
Saquon Barkley
89
NYG 1 1 5 2 3 2 13 1.1 3
Tony Pollard
79
DAL 2 1 1 1 4 3 3 4 1 3 1 2 24 1.6 1
Ty'Son Williams
67
BAL 5 1 3 1 1 6 0.4 0
Ameer Abdullah
70
CAR 5 2 2 2 1 5 12 0.4 0
Alex Collins
73
SEA 3 6 2 1 1 13 1.2 2

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.