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.

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
Todd Gurley
95
LAR 1 54 45 49 74 67 46 32 57 41 54 56 70 54 56 807 53 74.7 14
Leonard Fournette
80
JAX 1 50 65 54 71 77 55 74 60 56 45 82 65 51 55 58 918 61 82.9 3
Aaron Jones
81
GB 1 38 43 22 68 50 36 34 44 32 34 41 39 36 35 52 75 679 42 61.3 19
Christian McCaffrey
92
CAR 1 67 79 58 68 56 64 54 61 73 70 76 74 70 72 63 51 1,056 66 93.4 19
Ezekiel Elliott
96
DAL 1 37 53 48 56 67 75 55 57 70 66 56 69 72 50 60 51 946 59 83.4 14
Alvin Kamara
88
NO 1 50 42 51 55 48 39 54 43 44 41 55 42 44 28 647 46 58.7 6
David Johnson
89
ARI 1 77 36 65 54 54 52 3 30 9 15 22 13 15 446 34 41.8 6
Kerryon Johnson
79
DET 1 50 33 48 54 43 11 16 27 282 35 25.6 4
Devonta Freeman
88
ATL 1 39 41 55 50 40 50 31 64 30 62 48 53 58 54 675 48 56.7 6
David Montgomery
73
CHI 1 28 27 44 50 30 30 60 33 34 35 47 40 47 36 35 49 627 39 57.3 7
Dalvin Cook
87
MIN 1 36 47 38 49 47 45 51 51 57 57 51 24 34 28 615 43 59.4 13
Austin Ekeler
80
LAC 2 48 49 49 48 46 28 38 24 24 35 46 35 31 30 33 45 613 38 56.9 11
Chris Carson
88
SEA 1 41 43 37 48 62 66 64 42 64 71 35 39 55 51 18 736 49 65.5 9
Derrick Henry
85
TEN 1 36 30 38 48 38 37 48 42 40 37 40 45 37 39 47 602 40 59.2 18
Wayne Gallman
72
NYG 2 14 9 41 47 6 10 13 13 12 2 184 18 15.4 3
Duke Johnson
81
HOU 1 42 26 29 45 29 34 39 37 33 36 30 38 42 21 29 21 544 34 48.5 5
TJ Yeldon
78
BUF 3 2 5 29 45 32 41 193 32 14
Nick Chubb
84
CLE 1 51 42 70 44 41 59 43 45 57 51 43 41 39 35 39 31 731 45 68.3 8
Joe Mixon
87
CIN 1 29 38 35 42 42 30 39 42 57 37 40 52 44 44 39 51 661 41 58.9 8
Frank Gore
79
BUF 2 19 45 49 38 33 30 18 21 23 19 23 15 14 19 2 14 382 23 34.8 2
James Conner
84
PIT 1 32 31 36 38 48 30 64 13 34 9 335 33 32.9 7
Darrel Williams
66
KC 7 37 36 14 7 18 9 11 29 18 290 29 18.5 4
Josh Jacobs
73
OAK 1 43 30 25 36 50 37 31 42 30 45 23 34 43 469 36 45.2 7
Ronald Jones II
77
TB 2 22 8 23 36 20 13 22 42 40 21 33 21 27 34 37 23 428 26 36.4 6
Nyheim Hines
78
IND 2 17 14 18 35 17 9 18 20 30 24 22 31 35 9 11 31 428 26 31.2 4
James White
84
NE 2 33 22 34 31 31 44 28 28 32 21 68 41 25 33 22 544 36 42.5 6
Royce Freeman
77
DEN 2 30 43 36 34 33 38 42 37 26 24 28 32 27 32 28 24 514 32 50.1 4
Carlos Hyde
75
HOU 2 25 40 31 33 47 56 26 43 39 21 29 21 41 42 39 5 538 33 49.1 6
Jordan Howard
81
PHI 2 17 18 25 33 29 41 23 53 43 1 288 28 23.9 7
LeSean McCoy
83
KC 2 20 31 26 32 14 29 26 23 6 27 24 24 17 299 23 28.2 5
Mark Ingram
87
BAL 1 25 46 50 32 53 31 30 31 23 33 36 33 34 30 511 34 48.6 15
Ito Smith
76
ATL 2 39 25 3 30 35 18 3 160 22 12.9 1
Sony Michel
82
NE 1 23 35 17 29 38 41 31 28 15 22 36 15 9 27 31 26 438 27 36.5 7
Kenyan Drake
78
ARI 2 27 34 46 28 46 30 48 45 61 51 39 46 56 65 626 44 58.4 8
Marlon Mack
84
IND 1 48 49 44 28 54 54 39 39 32 21 26 25 31 27 517 36 47.3 8
Tarik Cohen
83
CHI 2 51 23 32 28 31 36 17 16 30 45 42 36 34 55 34 33 625 39 49.8 3
Troymaine Pope
66
LAC 4 28 1 2 219 15 2.9 1
Chris Thompson
77
WAS 3 43 28 40 27 32 13 23 26 18 37 30 317 28 33
Jonathan Hilliman N/A NYG 5 27 44 31 115 38 9.4
JD McKissic
75
DET 3 5 4 6 27 14 19 16 27 58 15 11 17 16 12 7 8 341 21 23.8 1
Jaylen Samuels
65
PIT 2 23 22 14 27 15 40 41 25 22 34 28 17 42 20 519 37 36.3 2
Dontrell Hilliard
65
CLE 3 13 1 25 4 10 26 30 8 1 3 1 2 7 3 358 25 12.5 2
Phillip Lindsay
88
DEN 1 34 39 41 25 28 29 27 36 23 52 27 25 31 23 41 35 516 32 50.3 7
Malcolm Brown
73
LAR 3 21 25 17 24 3 36 12 11 18 14 3 14 26 394 28 20.9 5
Giovani Bernard
80
CIN 2 48 28 26 23 26 33 34 33 18 33 21 13 30 22 51 18 467 29 40.7
Miles Sanders
74
PHI 1 36 35 26 22 29 19 33 13 36 64 64 62 50 55 59 23 663 41 52.9 6
Dare Ogunbowale
68
TB 3 27 16 19 21 19 46 27 21 22 29 14 23 23 21 27 12 684 42 31.7 2
Adrian Peterson
85
WAS 2 18 37 20 16 37 31 31 36 17 20 23 28 32 33 28 407 27 42.4 5
Gus Edwards
73
BAL 2 29 16 22 20 21 33 22 28 11 29 25 20 18 30 48 491 30 38.4 2
Jalen Richard
73
OAK 2 9 20 29 19 11 15 17 24 22 16 23 12 24 22 24 18 345 21 29.4

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.