2018 Running Back (RB) Snap Counts

As the NFL continues to change, committee backfields have come more frequent. A popular committee over the last couple of seasons has been Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. There are a few bell-cow back situations, like Le’Veon Bell, who sucks up 90% of the team snaps. It takes us back to the days where running backs were the workhorses of the league. While we have seen a little more of that, teams are adding two styles of backs to make up one. Freeman and Coleman are a good example of two running backs that complement each other, but cut into each other’s workload. Snap counts can help decipher the RB1 and RB2 on a team. Their snap counts can be dictated based on game flow, which is something to analyze when building trends for players. Running back snaps fluctuate at a high amount, and the weekly breakdown can help you view who is the most consistent target.

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 TM SNAP % TD
Nyheim Hines
75
IND 2 37 24 43 62 56 30 17 28 20 16 26 46 28 29 23 14 515 32 46.4 4
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 52 51 67 59 31 39 38 41 34 44 37 35 41 47 40 699 46 66.4 18
David Johnson
91
ARI 1 36 35 43 55 48 55 48 53 56 43 37 52 62 34 40 52 749 46 81.7 10
Saquon Barkley
80
NYG 1 55 58 44 54 48 50 59 68 54 47 48 57 31 65 57 59 856 53 84.5 15
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 59 50 58 53 50 63 66 52 62 56 65 63 86 61 49 898 59 89.3 9
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 59 49 64 53 66 58 36 70 54 58 68 65 62 63 825 58 84.6 21
Carlos Hyde
84
JAX 1 47 36 45 50 28 32 28 9 11 16 22 3 16 43 386 27 40.6 5
James Conner
71
PIT 1 77 73 56 50 45 66 56 68 24 58 67 49 32 722 55 81.8 13
Marshawn Lynch
87
OAK 27 41 42 50 21 30 211 35 29.5 3
Melvin Gordon
87
LAC 1 62 36 40 49 45 38 45 45 64 27 42 32 525 43 66.3 14
Dion Lewis
88
TEN 2 49 33 30 48 34 32 45 59 49 44 29 40 38 23 22 24 600 37 67.4 2
TJ Yeldon
77
JAX 39 41 38 48 77 31 56 37 27 23 24 35 13 18 507 36 59.3 5
Mike Davis N/A SEA 2 9 8 47 25 23 20 59 39 22 18 10 33 36 25 430 28 37.2 5
Lamar Miller
86
HOU 1 57 51 52 46 41 45 34 40 46 40 41 51 11 64 619 44 60.1 6
Kareem Hunt
91
KC 2 40 40 47 45 52 31 46 49 50 43 62 505 45 70.6 14
Giovani Bernard
82
CIN 2 14 39 57 44 12 26 23 28 25 30 14 19 342 28 31.3 3
Jay Ajayi
88
PHI 29 22 41 29 121 30 16.2 3
Latavius Murray
84
MIN 2 14 23 38 41 46 58 58 61 22 6 28 12 27 15 4 462 28 53 6
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 10 17 16 40 79 25 27 29 22 18 26 36 22 41 34 19 601 37 41.3 2
James White
85
NE 2 36 34 25 40 42 33 45 61 56 44 37 33 33 25 29 27 629 39 59.7 12
Tevin Coleman
87
ATL 2 36 41 53 40 27 38 37 39 49 34 35 29 33 34 31 25 582 36 57.7 9
Matt Breida
77
SF 1 30 26 29 38 13 27 5 31 27 44 31 10 45 9 377 26 41.3 5
Alex Collins
80
BAL 1 27 42 35 37 27 34 28 33 31 17 311 31 37.8 8
Wendell Smallwood
74
PHI 3 1 24 29 36 29 44 35 31 21 4 1 2 4 20 16 26 537 33 34.1 5
Bilal Powell
81
NYJ 24 34 34 35 34 32 14 216 30 30.1 1
LeSean McCoy
89
BUF 1 34 30 35 47 47 2 46 37 49 37 54 9 31 31 489 34 50.6 3
Javorius Allen
73
BAL 30 42 39 34 50 28 30 23 26 5 1 3 500 35 37.5 5
Jalen Richard
75
OAK 1 37 8 20 34 26 24 22 22 27 32 26 32 33 30 23 16 463 28 38.9 1
James Develin
78
NE 35 20 8 33 15 33 15 27 17 11 30 35 36 20 36 26 556 34 32.1 4
Jordan Howard
87
CHI 1 50 48 46 33 36 46 38 26 30 48 35 34 39 34 40 41 624 39 59.8 9
Sony Michel N/A NE 1 13 23 33 28 37 6 17 30 30 34 23 23 25 345 26 24.6 6
Jordan Wilkins
67
IND 3 46 24 17 31 18 15 3 5 11 8 5 2 13 333 20 23 1
Peyton Barber
63
TB 1 48 36 44 31 41 35 43 35 33 48 36 40 32 32 47 35 616 38 54.4 6
Ito Smith
65
ATL 2 18 10 30 12 31 28 28 22 20 26 24 32 29 336 24 30.2 4
Aaron Jones N/A GB 1 17 29 22 19 32 43 42 44 40 39 42 7 395 32 40.1 9
Duke Johnson
82
CLE 3 41 23 29 29 41 35 35 23 35 17 18 20 18 26 32 37 471 29 41.4 3
Tarik Cohen
85
CHI 1 28 21 30 29 34 42 38 28 31 30 22 42 30 38 33 19 585 36 45.7 8
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 1 20 26 32 28 21 12 24 14 16 21 27 28 24 49 35 26 403 25 34.1 12
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 2 37 47 30 28 33 27 13 31 14 4 13 38 24 59 86 39 573 35 38.5 3
Mark Walton N/A CIN 3 7 28 12 19 14 10 2 1 228 16 13.4
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 18 24 16 25 26 30 25 29 29 29 29 20 24 7 331 23 42.6 1
Theo Riddick
86
DET 3 41 28 21 25 19 39 45 27 29 38 25 25 33 19 414 29 37.1
Leonard Fournette
88
JAX 1 21 24 39 34 31 55 27 49 285 35 20 6
Phillip Lindsay
69
DEN 1 26 28 11 24 29 20 35 41 38 32 36 25 48 39 21 516 34 44.3 10
Spencer Ware
80
KC 9 6 18 24 8 16 22 9 14 20 11 49 41 309 23 22 2
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 2 22 24 18 23 23 21 42 9 20 18 25 49 39 15 522 37 36 6
Chris Ivory
78
BUF 2 7 9 54 22 18 16 36 19 30 19 12 27 31 305 23 31.9 1
Kenyan Drake
83
MIA 1 46 36 29 22 41 49 36 37 28 34 24 30 24 28 39 42 579 36 58.1 9
CJ Ham
63
MIN 5 13 7 17 20 8 14 2 10 2 3 8 5 18 3 412 27 14
Devontae Booker
75
DEN 3 19 22 26 20 22 22 6 32 26 11 6 13 17 15 24 35 441 27 29.4 1

As the NFL continues to change, committee backfields have come more frequent. A popular committee over the last couple of seasons has been Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. There are a few bell-cow back situations, like Le’Veon Bell, who sucks up 90% of the team snaps. It takes us back to the days where running backs were the workhorses of the league. While we have seen a little more of that, teams are adding two styles of backs to make up one. Freeman and Coleman are a good example of two running backs that complement each other, but cut into each other’s workload. Snap counts can help decipher the RB1 and RB2 on a team. Their snap counts can be dictated based on game flow, which is something to analyze when building trends for players. Running back snaps fluctuate at a high amount, and the weekly breakdown can help you view who is the most consistent target.