2019 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
Christian McCaffrey
92
CAR 1 67 79 58 68 56 64 54 61 73 70 650 65 93.4 14
Ezekiel Elliott
96
DAL 1 37 53 48 56 67 75 55 57 70 66 586 58 82.5 8
Miles Sanders
74
PHI 1 36 35 26 22 29 19 33 13 36 64 350 35 43.2 2
Kenyan Drake
78
ARI 1 27 34 46 28 46 30 48 45 61 369 41 49.1 1
Devin Singletary
74
BUF 1 48 25 22 42 41 46 53 277 39 40 3
Kalen Ballage
72
MIA 1 20 21 25 8 4 5 10 21 54 53 336 33 34.1 3
Phillip Lindsay
88
DEN 1 34 39 41 25 28 29 27 36 23 52 334 33 50 5
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 36 47 38 49 47 45 51 51 57 57 51 529 48 71.5 11
Nick Chubb
84
CLE 1 51 42 70 44 41 59 43 45 57 51 503 50 73.4 6
Josh Jacobs
73
OAK 1 43 30 25 36 50 37 31 42 30 45 369 36 57.3 7
Leonard Fournette
80
JAX 1 50 65 54 71 77 55 74 60 56 45 607 60 87.3 1
Tarik Cohen
83
CHI 2 51 23 32 28 31 36 17 16 30 45 362 36 47.2 3
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 50 42 51 55 48 39 54 43 387 48 55.4 2
Todd Gurley
95
LAR 1 54 45 49 74 67 46 32 57 41 465 51 65.9 8
Brian Hill
73
ATL 1 17 11 40 39 166 27 15.1 2
Kareem Hunt N/A CLE 2 38 39 77 38 11.2
Le'Veon Bell
93
NYJ 1 72 61 51 52 51 52 63 48 39 546 54 94.3 4
Raheem Mostert
73
SF 2 20 34 24 24 7 14 2 19 38 319 31 24.5 2
Tevin Coleman
82
SF 1 18 26 43 42 32 41 44 38 284 35 38.2 6
Joe Mixon
87
CIN 1 29 38 35 42 42 30 39 42 57 37 391 39 55.9 4
Duke Johnson
81
HOU 2 42 26 29 45 29 34 39 37 33 36 363 36 49.6 3
David Montgomery
73
CHI 1 28 27 44 50 30 30 60 33 34 35 372 37 56.6 5
Trey Edmunds N/A PIT 3 2 17 21 35 170 34 11.6
Giovani Bernard
80
CIN 2 48 28 26 23 26 33 34 33 18 33 309 30 43.2
Mark Ingram
87
BAL 1 25 46 50 32 53 31 30 31 23 33 354 35 49.3 10
Bo Scarbrough N/A DET 1 32 32 32 4.5 1
James White
84
NE 2 33 22 34 31 31 28 28 32 305 33 43.3 2
Jonathan Williams
65
IND 1 7 31 50 16 5.3
Wendell Smallwood
74
WAS 4 16 2 4 11 10 17 12 18 31 247 24 20.6
Dare Ogunbowale
68
TB 3 27 16 19 21 19 46 27 21 22 29 453 45 33.4 2
Gus Edwards
73
BAL 2 29 16 22 20 21 33 22 28 11 29 296 29 32.2 2
Latavius Murray
81
NO 2 18 23 12 18 23 28 65 62 17 29 295 29 42.8 5
Jaylen Samuels
65
PIT 2 23 22 14 27 15 40 41 25 317 39 32 2
Nyheim Hines
78
IND 2 17 14 18 35 17 9 18 20 30 24 237 23 28.3 1
Royce Freeman
77
DEN 2 30 43 36 34 33 38 42 37 26 24 343 34 51.3 2
Sony Michel
82
NE 1 23 35 17 29 38 41 28 15 22 284 28 42.7 6
Carlos Hyde
75
HOU 1 25 40 31 33 47 56 26 43 39 21 361 36 51.1 4
Marlon Mack
84
IND 5 48 49 44 28 54 54 39 39 32 21 408 40 57.1 4
Rex Burkhead
77
NE 3 32 17 57 12 13 24 21 290 41 26.9 1
Ronald Jones II
77
TB 1 22 8 23 36 20 13 22 42 40 21 253 25 33.4 4
Derrius Guice
76
WAS 2 24 20 44 22 7.5 1
Frank Gore
79
BUF 2 19 45 49 38 33 30 18 21 23 19 295 29 42.6 2
Ty Johnson
70
DET 3 8 13 13 11 2 49 25 44 12 19 267 26 27.7
Adrian Peterson
85
WAS 1 18 37 20 16 37 31 31 36 17 243 27 41.4 1
Bilal Powell
77
NYJ 2 1 2 12 10 7 15 16 77 9 11.6
Jalen Richard
73
OAK 2 9 20 29 19 11 15 17 24 22 16 195 19 28.3
Patrick Laird
76
MIA 2 8 16 184 20 3.7
JD McKissic
75
DET 2 5 4 6 27 14 19 16 27 58 15 247 24 27 1
Ty Montgomery
73
NYJ 3 5 24 8 8 6 6 2 5 15 189 18 14.9
Boston Scott N/A PHI 4 4 8 9 14 67 13 4.8 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.