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2019 NFL RUNNING BACK RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 12/30/2019

Running backs are ranked according to DYAR, or Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement. This gives the value of the performance on plays where this RB carried/caught the ball compared to replacement level, adjusted for situation and opponent and then translated into yardage. DYAR (and its cousin, YAR, which isn't adjusted based on opponent) is further explained here.

The next statistic given is DVOA, or Defense-adjusted Value Over Average. This number represents value, per play, over an average running back in the same game situations. The more positive the DVOA rating, the better the player's performance. Negative DVOA represents below-average offense. DVOA (and its cousin, VOA, which isn't adjusted based on opponent) is further explained here.

The simple version: DYAR means a running back with more total value. DVOA means a running back with more value per play.

Effective Yards, listed in red, translate DVOA into a yards per attempt figure. This provides an easy comparison: in general, players with more Effective Yards than standard yards played better than standard stats would otherwise indicate, while players with fewer Effective Yards than standard yards played worse than standard stats would otherwise indicate. Effective Yards are not the best way to measure total value because they are more dependent on usage than DYAR.

The final statistic is Success Rate. This number represents the player's consistency, measured by successful running plays (the definition of success being different based on down and distance) divided by total running plays. A player with higher DVOA and a low success rate mixes long runs with downs getting stuffed at the line of scrimmage. A player with lower DVOA and a high success rate generally gets the yards needed, but doesn't often get more. Success Rate is further explained here. It is not adjusted for opponent.

  • These numbers do not separate the performance of a running back from the performance of his offensive line. (You'll find numbers that try to do that on this page.) Be aware that one will affect the other.
  • All fumbles are considered equal, whether recovered by the offense or defense.

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RUSHING: Minimum 100 rushes, 45 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM Suc
Rate
Rk
E.Elliott DAL 320 1 267 1 16.2% 4 12.1% 301 1,358 1,630 12 3 56% 4
C.McCaffrey CAR 273 2 187 6 14.5% 5 7.2% 287 1,387 1,461 15 1 47% 28
M.Ingram BAL 250 3 247 3 19.1% 2 18.7% 202 1,018 1,183 10 2 60% 1
A.Jones GB 209 4 223 4 12.2% 7 13.5% 236 1,091 1,205 16 2 56% 5
K.Drake 2TM 196 5 174 8 18.9% 3 15.7% 170 817 933 8 2 51% 16
D.Henry TEN 190 6 247 2 6.5% 11 11.1% 303 1,542 1,388 16 5 50% 17
R.Mostert SF 189 7 186 7 26.4% 1 25.9% 137 772 770 8 1 53% 9
D.Cook MIN 184 8 188 5 9.4% 10 9.7% 250 1,135 1,179 13 3 49% 23
N.Chubb CLE 155 9 95 15 4.0% 12 -0.9% 298 1,493 1,314 8 2 45% 37
C.Carson SEA 130 10 94 16 1.9% 16 -1.0% 278 1,236 1,278 7 6 57% 3
J.Jacobs OAK 122 11 168 9 3.2% 14 7.6% 242 1,152 1,091 7 1 51% 14
L.Murray NO 121 12 116 13 10.1% 9 9.4% 146 637 754 5 0 60% 2
G.Edwards BAL 121 13 123 12 11.0% 8 11.3% 133 710 728 2 2 56% 6
J.Howard PHI 111 14 103 14 13.9% 6 12.3% 119 525 605 6 0 53% 8
M.Mack IND 99 15 152 10 0.7% 18 5.6% 247 1,091 1,083 8 0 52% 10
P.Lindsay DEN 95 16 130 11 1.9% 17 5.9% 224 1,011 929 7 0 50% 19
J.Mixon CIN 86 17 70 18 -1.3% 20 -2.6% 278 1,138 1,150 5 0 46% 30
S.Barkley NYG 82 18 26 26 0.3% 19 -5.7% 217 1,003 930 6 0 44% 38
A.Kamara NO 77 19 54 22 2.5% 15 -0.8% 171 802 722 5 3 52% 12
D.Singletary BUF 76 20 63 19 3.8% 13 1.8% 151 775 648 2 4 50% 22
C.Hyde HOU 53 21 87 17 -3.4% 26 -0.1% 245 1,086 966 6 4 52% 13
T.Gurley LAR 50 22 53 23 -3.3% 25 -2.9% 223 858 895 12 3 48% 26
R.Jones TB 40 23 23 27 -2.7% 23 -5.2% 172 724 656 6 2 45% 33
A.Peterson WAS 39 24 54 21 -4.0% 28 -2.3% 211 900 799 5 2 47% 27
J.Williams GB 32 25 56 20 -1.3% 21 4.1% 107 460 431 1 0 53% 7
M.Breida SF 28 26 12 33 -2.8% 24 -6.0% 123 623 454 1 2 46% 31
A.Mattison MIN 26 27 8 34 -1.7% 22 -6.4% 100 462 363 1 1 38% 45
L.McCoy KC 23 28 40 24 -3.5% 27 0.4% 101 465 418 4 2 49% 25
S.Michel NE 20 29 0 37 -6.7% 29 -8.6% 247 914 948 7 2 50% 21
M.Sanders PHI 13 30 7 35 -6.8% 31 -7.6% 179 818 660 3 2 45% 34
Dam.Williams KC 8 31 21 29 -6.8% 30 -4.0% 111 500 412 5 1 50% 18
M.Gordon LAC 7 32 36 25 -7.6% 33 -3.7% 162 615 637 8 3 51% 15
D.Washington OAK 7 33 21 30 -7.2% 32 -4.2% 108 387 421 3 0 50% 19
L.Fournette JAX -5 34 -10 39 -9.0% 34 -9.5% 265 1,152 973 3 0 42% 39
A.Ekeler LAC -9 35 22 28 -10.1% 35 -4.7% 132 559 484 3 1 45% 32
R.Freeman DEN -13 36 19 31 -11.0% 36 -5.0% 132 500 431 3 0 41% 42
J.Conner PIT -15 37 18 32 -11.7% 37 -4.9% 115 464 386 4 1 45% 35
B.Snell PIT -16 38 5 36 -12.1% 39 -7.6% 108 426 361 2 1 49% 24
D.Freeman ATL -24 39 -47 42 -11.8% 38 -14.9% 184 661 602 2 2 41% 41
K.Johnson DET -26 40 -11 40 -13.9% 41 -10.8% 113 403 384 3 1 52% 11
T.Coleman SF -41 41 -5 38 -15.9% 43 -9.5% 137 544 419 6 0 39% 44
D.Montgomery CHI -44 42 -43 41 -12.8% 40 -12.8% 242 889 825 6 2 46% 29
F.Gore BUF -52 43 -94 45 -15.5% 42 -21.1% 166 599 558 3 0 45% 36
L.Bell NYJ -76 44 -57 43 -16.6% 44 -14.6% 246 790 696 3 0 42% 40
P.Barber TB -140 45 -84 44 -29.7% 45 -21.3% 154 470 341 7 1 40% 43

RUSHING, OTHERS: 20-99 rushes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
R.Penny SEA 115 77 32.4% 18.8% 65 370 428 3 1
B.Scott PHI 87 72 22.8% 17.4% 61 245 378 5 1
C.Edmonds ARI 84 73 31.5% 26.3% 60 303 315 4 0
R.Burkhead NE 82 74 21.3% 18.3% 65 302 368 3 0
T.Pollard DAL 71 63 11.6% 9.2% 86 455 419 2 1
J.Wilkins IND 63 77 20.6% 26.8% 51 307 288 2 0
J.Jackson LAC 51 55 35.3% 38.9% 29 200 182 0 0
D.Guice WAS 42 50 15.8% 20.1% 42 245 219 2 0
J.Wilson SF 39 32 20.3% 15.4% 27 105 177 4 0
N.Hines IND 38 43 8.3% 10.5% 52 199 256 2 0
M.Boone MIN 34 50 8.5% 16.5% 49 273 227 4 0
M.Walton MIA 31 5 5.8% -6.4% 53 201 235 0 0
T.Johnson DET 28 18 3.4% -0.9% 63 273 247 0 0
I.Smith ATL 27 21 13.8% 8.6% 22 106 147 1 0
M.Brown LAR 23 29 -0.8% 1.2% 69 255 289 5 0
J.D.McKissic DET 23 25 6.0% 7.6% 38 205 170 0 0
J.Williams IND 22 45 2.2% 13.5% 49 235 208 1 0
Du.Johnson HOU 21 39 -2.1% 3.5% 83 410 311 2 1
K.Whyte PIT 20 18 16.3% 14.0% 25 122 101 0 0
D.Thompson KC 15 14 1.0% 0.6% 38 128 158 1 0
K.Hunt CLE 13 7 -0.6% -4.4% 44 165 167 2 1
B.Scarbrough DET 11 15 -5.4% -4.5% 89 378 331 1 1
J.Hill BAL 11 0 -3.5% -8.3% 58 225 200 2 0
B.Hill ATL 11 25 -5.1% -0.6% 78 323 282 2 0
J.Richard OAK 8 11 -4.0% -1.8% 39 145 156 0 0
A.Abdullah MIN 6 7 -0.2% 1.3% 23 115 67 0 0
C.Thompson WAS 3 -5 -6.8% -12.2% 37 138 131 0 0
J.White NE -2 -1 -9.3% -8.9% 67 263 243 1 0
Q.Ollison ATL -3 1 -11.2% -7.8% 22 50 96 4 1
M.Gaskin MIA -3 -1 -10.7% -9.4% 36 133 128 1 0
W.Smallwood WAS -4 -6 -13.0% -15.8% 22 81 66 0 0
D.Henderson LAR -4 -6 -11.4% -12.4% 39 147 126 0 0
W.Gallman NYG -9 -13 -15.4% -18.4% 29 111 96 2 1
Da.Johnson ARI -10 5 -11.2% -7.3% 94 345 325 2 0
Dar.Williams KC -14 -13 -15.2% -14.7% 41 141 162 3 1
B.Powell NYJ -22 -1 -18.6% -9.2% 59 229 155 0 0
T.Cohen CHI -22 -23 -17.0% -17.1% 64 215 193 0 0
R.Armstead JAX -24 -28 -26.4% -30.0% 35 108 75 0 0
D.Lewis TEN -27 -19 -21.3% -17.8% 54 209 138 0 1
T.Montgomery NYJ -27 -23 -30.5% -26.7% 32 103 62 0 0
T.Edmunds PIT -29 -27 -37.2% -35.0% 22 92 40 0 0
J.Hilliman NYG -32 -29 -32.7% -30.4% 30 91 61 1 1
P.Laird MIA -36 -66 -23.7% -36.8% 62 168 145 2 0
C.J.Prosise SEA -41 -31 -49.7% -39.9% 23 72 19 1 1
G.Bernard CIN -54 -44 -34.4% -29.7% 53 170 92 0 0
J.Samuels PIT -66 -59 -33.4% -30.7% 66 175 121 1 0
K.Ballage MIA -76 -88 -34.3% -38.5% 74 135 132 3 0

RECEIVING: Minimum 25 passes, 51 players ranked

  • Passes includes all passes to this receiver, complete and incomplete.
  • Catch Rate is the percentage of passes completed to this receiver.
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM
C.McCaffrey CAR 385 1 353 2 34.5% 4 30.6% 143 1,005 1,364 4 81% 0
A.Ekeler LAC 323 2 362 1 39.1% 3 45.7% 108 993 1,097 8 85% 2
D.Cook MIN 145 3 140 5 29.7% 6 28.1% 63 519 539 0 84% 1
J.White NE 145 4 182 3 15.5% 15 22.9% 95 645 654 5 76% 0
M.Ingram BAL 138 5 147 4 66.6% 1 72.1% 30 247 407 5 87% 0
Du.Johnson HOU 126 6 116 7 25.0% 10 22.1% 62 410 484 3 71% 0
M.Sanders PHI 122 7 136 6 20.4% 11 24.2% 63 509 508 3 79% 0
Da.Johnson ARI 116 8 113 8 30.0% 5 28.6% 47 370 431 4 77% 1
J.Williams GB 105 9 105 10 28.2% 8 28.1% 45 253 395 5 87% 0
K.Juszczyk SF 98 10 109 9 47.7% 2 54.0% 24 239 318 1 83% 0
E.Elliott DAL 95 11 83 12 11.2% 18 8.0% 72 418 470 2 75% 0
J.Mixon CIN 87 12 82 14 19.7% 12 17.9% 45 287 365 3 78% 0
A.Kamara NO 85 13 47 22 2.0% 24 -5.1% 97 533 562 1 84% 1
D.Washington OAK 81 14 83 13 25.6% 9 26.5% 40 292 314 0 90% 0
J.Conner PIT 74 15 89 11 19.7% 13 26.5% 39 251 310 3 87% 0
B.Scott PHI 68 16 63 16 29.5% 7 26.4% 26 204 252 0 92% 1
K.Hunt CLE 67 17 77 15 12.2% 16 16.2% 45 285 320 1 82% 0
C.Carson SEA 62 18 45 23 11.7% 17 4.7% 46 267 302 2 80% 1
D.Freeman ATL 49 19 52 18 -1.5% 26 -0.8% 71 410 388 4 83% 1
D.Henry TEN 42 20 41 24 17.8% 14 17.0% 25 206 183 2 72% 0
J.Richard OAK 41 21 55 17 3.3% 22 9.1% 43 323 255 0 84% 1
P.Laird MIA 39 22 52 19 8.8% 19 16.1% 30 204 206 0 77% 0
R.Jones TB 39 23 51 20 4.5% 20 10.3% 41 309 231 0 76% 1
R.Burkhead NE 38 24 28 28 4.3% 21 -0.2% 38 279 228 0 71% 1
C.Thompson WAS 36 25 22 32 -1.5% 27 -6.4% 58 378 284 0 72% 1
D.Ogunbowale TB 32 26 20 33 -2.4% 28 -6.6% 46 286 267 0 76% 1
A.Jones GB 32 27 50 21 -6.0% 32 -1.5% 69 474 357 3 71% 1
Dam.Williams KC 26 28 35 25 -2.9% 29 1.3% 37 213 220 2 81% 0
J.Jacobs OAK 26 29 26 29 2.4% 23 2.9% 28 166 165 0 71% 0
K.Drake 2TM 25 30 -22 43 -7.5% 34 -19.5% 68 345 334 0 74% 0
T.Coleman SF 24 31 29 27 0.2% 25 3.2% 30 180 169 1 70% 0
L.Murray NO 21 32 25 30 -4.8% 30 -2.7% 43 235 206 1 79% 0
M.Gordon LAC 21 33 16 35 -6.7% 33 -8.3% 55 296 249 1 76% 1
J.Samuels PIT 19 34 25 31 -8.3% 36 -6.8% 57 305 292 1 82% 1
D.Montgomery CHI 17 35 9 36 -4.8% 31 -8.8% 35 185 167 1 71% 0
R.Freeman DEN 13 36 16 34 -8.8% 37 -7.7% 50 256 215 1 86% 0
J.D.McKissic DET 13 37 -1 39 -7.8% 35 -14.1% 42 233 178 1 81% 0
L.Bell NYJ 6 38 34 26 -12.4% 40 -5.9% 78 461 322 1 85% 1
D.Lewis TEN 3 39 -7 41 -11.6% 38 -18.5% 32 164 116 1 78% 0
C.J.Ham MIN 3 40 -2 40 -12.3% 39 -14.9% 27 149 130 1 63% 0
T.Gurley LAR -5 41 -26 46 -15.5% 41 -23.0% 50 207 193 2 62% 0
N.Chubb CLE -11 42 7 37 -18.1% 43 -11.3% 50 278 162 0 72% 1
L.Fournette JAX -14 43 -25 45 -16.5% 42 -18.6% 101 524 354 0 76% 1
N.Hines IND -19 44 1 38 -20.0% 45 -13.5% 58 320 184 0 76% 1
L.McCoy KC -33 45 -14 42 -31.4% 47 -21.4% 35 181 66 1 83% 1
T.Cohen CHI -33 46 -48 47 -19.6% 44 -22.2% 104 456 344 3 76% 1
S.Barkley NYG -35 47 -23 44 -22.2% 46 -19.4% 73 438 223 2 71% 1
T.Johnson DET -44 48 -59 51 -39.8% 51 -48.3% 31 109 30 0 77% 1
G.Bernard CIN -53 49 -57 49 -37.6% 49 -39.3% 43 234 50 0 70% 2
D.Singletary BUF -53 50 -57 50 -37.1% 48 -39.1% 42 194 53 2 69% 0
P.Lindsay DEN -67 51 -55 48 -38.8% 50 -34.4% 48 196 53 0 73% 0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-24 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM
R.Mostert SF 64 58 40.8% 35.7% 22 180 214 2 64% 0
Dar.Williams KC 57 66 37.5% 45.5% 20 167 196 1 75% 0
B.Bolden NE 52 52 69.8% 69.8% 11 111 153 1 82% 0
R.Armstead JAX 49 46 19.6% 18.1% 24 144 205 2 58% 0
K.Johnson DET 40 41 29.9% 31.9% 15 127 146 1 67% 0
M.Breida SF 39 26 19.6% 8.6% 22 120 165 1 86% 0
R.Penny SEA 38 29 45.7% 31.4% 11 83 123 1 73% 0
D.Guice WAS 25 24 33.0% 30.4% 10 79 90 1 70% 0
D.Hilliard CLE 24 17 16.5% 7.3% 15 92 107 0 80% 0
B.Hill ATL 22 13 16.3% 3.7% 14 69 100 1 71% 0
C.J.Prosise SEA 22 14 17.0% 5.9% 12 76 98 0 83% 0
A.Mattison MIN 19 20 21.8% 24.7% 12 82 76 0 83% 0
J.Howard PHI 18 10 8.1% -1.5% 14 69 94 1 71% 0
P.Barber TB 17 8 0.1% -7.2% 24 115 119 1 67% 0
W.Gallman NYG 15 17 5.8% 8.5% 16 102 85 1 69% 0
D.Vitale GB 13 13 3.6% 3.3% 12 97 81 0 58% 0
A.Abdullah MIN 13 4 -3.4% -10.3% 21 88 114 1 71% 0
P.Ricard BAL 13 15 4.4% 7.8% 11 47 75 1 73% 0
T.Pollard DAL 12 24 -2.6% 7.8% 20 107 105 1 75% 0
T.J.Yeldon BUF 12 27 0.0% 18.6% 16 124 84 0 81% 0
J.Hill BAL 10 12 -2.3% 0.7% 15 70 80 0 53% 0
R.Bonnafon CAR 7 -3 -1.0% -19.6% 10 57 51 0 60% 0
W.Smallwood WAS 6 2 -4.6% -11.2% 13 64 62 0 69% 0
F.Gore BUF 5 14 -8.8% 2.0% 16 100 73 0 81% 0
I.Smith ATL 0 7 -14.2% -3.1% 14 87 47 0 79% 0
A.Peterson WAS 0 -2 -14.1% -15.6% 23 142 92 0 74% 1
C.Edmonds ARI -1 -1 -14.8% -15.0% 21 105 87 1 57% 0
M.Mack IND -4 3 -17.9% -10.7% 17 82 61 0 82% 0
T.Homer SEA -5 -2 -21.3% -17.3% 13 56 40 0 85% 0
J.Wilkins IND -9 -8 -30.5% -29.8% 11 43 19 0 64% 0
S.Michel NE -9 -12 -21.3% -24.4% 20 94 66 0 60% 0
D.Thompson KC -11 -6 -33.8% -23.9% 10 43 17 0 90% 0
M.Gaskin MIA -14 -15 -32.5% -33.9% 12 51 25 0 58% 0
Z.Line NO -16 -15 -50.5% -49.9% 10 36 -2 0 60% 0
T.Montgomery NYJ -26 -15 -41.0% -29.9% 17 90 15 0 76% 0
M.Walton MIA -27 -40 -38.2% -50.2% 21 89 23 0 71% 1
D.Sproles PHI -30 -30 -63.3% -63.2% 10 24 -19 0 60% 0
J.Jackson LAC -33 -30 -74.5% -68.9% 11 22 -29 0 82% 0
C.Hyde HOU -37 -47 -50.7% -60.8% 16 42 -5 0 63% 0
B.Powell NYJ -46 -31 -90.8% -65.3% 12 33 -52 0 58% 0
K.Ballage MIA -65 -64 -66.7% -65.9% 24 63 -46 0 58% 0