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
James Conner
71
PIT 1 77 73 150 75 91.7 3
Christian McCaffrey
88
CAR 1 57 63 120 60 85.1
Saquon Barkley
80
NYG 1 55 58 113 56 77.5 1
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 52 51 105 52 81.2 3
Lamar Miller
86
HOU 1 57 51 108 54 77
Chris Thompson
82
WAS 2 33 50 84 42 41.8 1
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 57 50 107 53 80.3
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 59 50 111 55 92.2 2
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 59 49 108 54 93.7 4
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 1 37 47 84 42 61.7
Alex Collins
80
BAL 1 27 42 69 34 33.8 1
Javorius Allen
73
BAL 2 30 42 110 55 37.5 2
Marshawn Lynch
87
OAK 1 27 41 68 34 36.5 2
Tevin Coleman
87
ATL 1 36 41 77 38 51.4 1
TJ Yeldon
77
JAX 2 39 41 80 40 61.9 1
Kareem Hunt
91
KC 1 40 40 80 40 71.4 1
Giovani Bernard
82
CIN 1 14 39 60 30 25.5
Joe Mixon
83
CIN 4 42 39 81 40 76.4 1
Carlos Hyde
84
CLE 1 47 36 83 41 52.8 2
Kenyan Drake
83
MIA 1 46 36 82 41 74.2 1
Kerryon Johnson
71
DET 2 16 36 52 26 22.9
Melvin Gordon
87
LAC 1 62 36 98 49 75.6 3
Peyton Barber
63
TB 1 48 36 84 42 72.7
David Johnson
91
ARI 1 36 35 71 35 67.9 1
Bilal Powell
81
NYJ 2 24 34 62 31 40 1
James White
85
NE 3 36 34 70 35 48 1
Corey Clement
78
PHI 2 13 33 76 38 18.1 1
Dion Lewis
88
TEN 1 49 33 82 41 71 1
Alfred Morris
75
SF 2 34 31 65 32 51.5
Isaiah Crowell
77
NYJ 1 24 31 55 27 40 2
Corey Grant
74
JAX 3 6 30 48 24 9.5
LeSean McCoy
89
BUF 1 34 30 64 32 53.1
Phillip Lindsay
69
DEN 1 26 28 76 38 35.1 1
Theo Riddick
86
DET 1 41 28 69 34 58.6
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 2 20 26 46 23 29
Matt Breida
77
SF 1 30 26 65 32 45.5 1
Ty Montgomery
82
GB 3 23 26 64 32 38.3
Adrian Peterson
80
WAS 1 42 25 67 33 53.2 1
Austin Ekeler
82
LAC 2 22 24 79 39 26.8 1
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 18 24 42 21 29
Jordan Wilkins
67
IND 2 46 24 77 38 56.1
Nyheim Hines
75
IND 3 37 24 61 30 45.1 1
Wendell Smallwood
74
PHI 4 1 24 61 30 1.4
Duke Johnson
82
CLE 2 41 23 64 32 46.1
Latavius Murray
84
MIN 2 14 23 37 18 19.7
Malcolm Brown
67
LAR 2 4 23 45 22 6.3
Marcus Murphy
66
BUF 2 23 23 69 34 35.9
Devontae Booker
75
DEN 3 19 22 59 29 25.7
Jay Ajayi
88
PHI 1 29 22 51 25 40.3 3
James Develin
78
NE 4 35 20 68 34 46.7

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.