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 56 50 45 66 56 68 24 516 57 84.5 11
Christian McCaffrey
88
CAR 1 57 63 67 69 60 59 64 61 54 554 61 96.5 8
Dion Lewis
88
TEN 1 49 33 30 48 34 32 45 59 330 36 63 2
Mike Davis N/A SEA 1 9 8 47 25 23 20 59 229 28 36.3 4
James White
85
NE 1 36 34 25 40 42 33 45 61 56 377 37 59.7 10
Todd Gurley
93
LAR 1 59 49 64 53 66 58 36 70 54 509 50 84 17
Ezekiel Elliott
90
DAL 1 59 50 58 53 50 63 66 52 453 56 89.1 4
Kareem Hunt
91
KC 1 40 40 47 45 52 31 46 49 50 400 40 68.5 13
Melvin Gordon
87
LAC 1 62 36 40 49 45 38 45 315 39 65.9 11
Aaron Jones N/A GB 1 17 29 22 19 32 43 180 25 28.9 4
Alvin Kamara
90
NO 1 52 51 67 59 31 39 38 41 396 44 70 14
Lamar Miller
86
HOU 1 57 51 52 46 41 45 34 40 366 45 58.7 3
Kerryon Johnson
71
DET 1 16 36 33 20 29 38 48 39 260 28 48.9 3
Tevin Coleman
87
ATL 1 36 41 53 40 27 38 37 39 312 34 57.3 6
Theo Riddick
86
DET 2 41 28 21 25 19 39 173 24 32.6
Phillip Lindsay
69
DEN 1 26 28 11 24 29 20 35 41 38 315 35 41.4 4
LeSean McCoy
89
BUF 1 34 30 35 47 47 2 46 37 278 30 47.2 2
Nick Chubb
74
CLE 1 4 3 5 3 11 7 45 31 37 253 25 21.8 6
Elijah McGuire N/A NYJ 2 36 36 18 6.3
Duke Johnson
82
CLE 2 41 23 29 29 41 35 35 23 35 297 29 43.4 3
Peyton Barber
63
TB 1 48 36 44 31 41 35 43 35 313 34 54.2 2
Mark Ingram N/A NO 2 36 35 23 34 128 25 23.7 3
Adrian Peterson
80
WAS 1 42 25 32 13 37 34 41 32 256 28 47.2 5
Alex Collins
80
BAL 1 27 42 35 37 27 34 28 33 31 294 32 43.7 7
Jamaal Williams
77
GB 2 37 47 30 28 33 27 13 31 260 28 43.9 1
Chris Ivory
78
BUF 5 7 9 54 22 18 16 36 19 30 211 23 35.8 1
Frank Gore
74
MIA 2 18 24 16 25 26 30 25 29 29 222 22 41.4 1
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 2 57 50 18 28 153 38 25.2
Ito Smith
65
ATL 2 18 10 30 12 31 28 28 182 20 28.9 4
Kenyan Drake
83
MIA 1 46 36 29 22 41 49 36 37 28 324 32 60.4 5
Tarik Cohen
85
CHI 2 28 21 30 29 34 42 38 28 294 32 46.3 5
Matt Breida
77
SF 1 30 26 29 38 13 27 5 31 27 238 26 38.2 3
Devontae Booker
75
DEN 2 19 22 26 20 22 22 6 32 26 268 29 32 1
Doug Martin
77
OAK 1 10 17 13 6 6 7 28 26 124 13 21.5
Javorius Allen
73
BAL 2 30 42 39 34 50 28 30 23 26 422 46 44.9 5
Jordan Howard
87
CHI 1 50 48 46 33 36 46 38 26 323 35 59.8 5
Jacquizz Rodgers
80
TB 2 15 18 26 11 10 30 33 26 250 27 29.3
Marcus Murphy
66
BUF 2 23 23 16 18 1 24 155 22 17.8
Isaiah Crowell
77
NYJ 1 24 31 29 20 25 29 33 25 23 239 23 42.2 6
Alfred Blue
76
HOU 2 10 17 16 40 79 25 27 29 22 375 41 42.5 1
Jalen Richard
75
OAK 2 37 8 20 34 26 24 22 22 228 25 36.7
Latavius Murray
84
MIN 1 14 23 38 41 46 58 58 61 22 361 40 59.4 5
Kapri Bibbs N/A WAS 2 6 8 26 23 1 21 133 19 15.7 3
James Develin
78
NE 3 35 20 8 33 15 33 15 27 17 301 30 32.6 1
Samaje Perine N/A WAS 3 8 2 15 57 14 4.6
Derrick Henry
87
TEN 2 20 26 32 28 21 12 24 14 177 19 37.9 4
Raheem Mostert
64
SF 5 1 3 1 13 23 22 12 14 245 27 15 1
Spencer Ware
80
KC 2 9 6 18 24 8 16 22 9 14 172 17 21.6 1
Rashaad Penny
78
SEA 2 25 20 10 16 13 12 112 12 18.3 1
LeGarrette Blount
85
DET 3 13 17 26 14 18 21 7 11 127 14 24 3

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.