2019 NFL RUNNING BACK RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 3/29/2020

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.

Clicking on a player's name will bring you to his FO player page with advanced stats through the most recent season.

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 324 1 271 1 16.5% 4 12.4% 301 1,358 1,637 12 3 56% 4
C.McCaffrey CAR 278 2 190 6 14.9% 5 7.5% 287 1,387 1,468 15 1 47% 28
M.Ingram BAL 257 3 249 3 19.8% 2 19.0% 202 1,018 1,194 10 2 60% 1
A.Jones GB 207 4 226 4 12.0% 7 13.8% 236 1,091 1,202 16 2 56% 5
K.Drake 2TM 202 5 176 8 19.7% 3 16.0% 170 817 942 8 2 51% 16
D.Henry TEN 192 6 251 2 6.7% 11 11.4% 303 1,542 1,391 16 5 50% 17
R.Mostert SF 191 7 188 7 26.8% 1 26.3% 137 772 775 8 1 53% 9
D.Cook MIN 183 8 191 5 9.3% 10 10.1% 250 1,135 1,178 13 3 49% 23
N.Chubb CLE 162 9 99 15 4.5% 12 -0.6% 298 1,493 1,324 8 2 45% 37
C.Carson SEA 130 10 96 16 1.9% 16 -0.8% 278 1,235 1,278 7 6 57% 3
G.Edwards BAL 126 11 124 12 11.8% 8 11.5% 133 710 736 2 2 56% 6
J.Jacobs OAK 126 12 171 9 3.5% 14 7.9% 242 1,152 1,096 7 1 51% 14
L.Murray NO 125 13 118 13 10.7% 9 9.6% 146 637 760 5 0 60% 2
J.Howard PHI 113 14 105 14 14.2% 6 12.7% 119 525 608 6 0 53% 8
M.Mack IND 102 15 155 10 1.0% 18 5.8% 247 1,091 1,087 8 0 52% 10
P.Lindsay DEN 94 16 133 11 1.9% 17 6.2% 224 1,011 928 7 0 50% 19
J.Mixon CIN 90 17 74 18 -0.9% 20 -2.3% 278 1,137 1,156 5 0 46% 30
S.Barkley NYG 84 18 29 26 0.4% 19 -5.5% 217 1,003 933 6 0 44% 38
A.Kamara NO 81 19 56 23 3.1% 15 -0.5% 171 802 729 5 3 52% 12
D.Singletary BUF 75 20 65 19 3.7% 13 2.1% 151 775 647 2 4 50% 21
T.Gurley LAR 58 21 56 22 -2.4% 25 -2.7% 223 858 907 12 3 48% 26
C.Hyde HOU 54 22 90 17 -3.3% 26 0.2% 245 1,086 968 6 4 52% 13
R.Jones TB 43 23 25 27 -2.3% 24 -4.9% 172 724 660 6 2 45% 33
A.Peterson WAS 39 24 57 21 -4.1% 27 -1.9% 211 900 799 5 2 47% 27
M.Breida SF 33 25 14 33 -1.8% 22 -5.7% 123 623 462 1 2 46% 31
J.Williams GB 31 26 57 20 -1.5% 21 4.3% 107 460 430 1 0 53% 7
A.Mattison MIN 24 27 10 34 -2.2% 23 -6.0% 100 462 360 1 1 38% 45
S.Michel NE 23 28 1 37 -6.4% 29 -8.5% 247 912 953 7 2 49% 22
L.McCoy KC 20 29 41 24 -4.1% 28 0.6% 101 465 414 4 2 49% 25
M.Sanders PHI 14 30 9 35 -6.6% 30 -7.3% 179 818 662 3 2 45% 34
Dam.Williams KC 8 31 23 29 -6.8% 31 -3.7% 111 500 412 5 1 50% 18
M.Gordon LAC 8 32 38 25 -7.5% 33 -3.4% 162 615 639 8 3 51% 15
D.Washington OAK 7 33 22 30 -7.0% 32 -4.0% 108 387 422 3 0 50% 19
L.Fournette JAX 0 34 -7 39 -8.6% 34 -9.2% 265 1,152 980 3 0 42% 39
A.Ekeler LAC -8 35 24 28 -10.0% 35 -4.5% 132 559 485 3 1 45% 32
R.Freeman DEN -12 36 21 31 -11.0% 36 -4.7% 132 500 431 3 0 41% 42
J.Conner PIT -13 37 19 32 -11.3% 38 -4.6% 115 464 389 4 1 45% 35
B.Snell PIT -14 38 6 36 -11.7% 39 -7.2% 108 426 364 2 1 49% 24
D.Freeman ATL -19 39 -45 42 -11.1% 37 -14.6% 184 661 609 2 2 41% 41
K.Johnson DET -26 40 -10 40 -13.7% 41 -10.5% 113 403 385 3 1 52% 11
T.Coleman SF -38 41 -3 38 -15.3% 43 -9.2% 137 544 425 6 0 39% 44
D.Montgomery CHI -46 42 -41 41 -13.0% 40 -12.5% 242 889 820 6 2 46% 29
F.Gore BUF -50 43 -92 45 -15.2% 42 -20.9% 166 599 561 3 0 45% 36
L.Bell NYJ -76 44 -54 43 -16.6% 44 -14.3% 246 790 695 3 0 42% 40
P.Barber TB -140 45 -82 44 -29.8% 45 -21.1% 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 78 32.4% 19.1% 65 370 428 3 1
B.Scott PHI 85 73 22.2% 17.7% 61 245 375 5 1
R.Burkhead NE 85 75 22.2% 18.6% 65 302 373 3 0
C.Edmonds ARI 84 74 31.7% 26.7% 60 303 316 4 0
T.Pollard DAL 71 64 11.6% 9.5% 86 455 419 2 1
J.Wilkins IND 64 77 20.9% 27.1% 51 307 289 2 0
J.Jackson LAC 50 56 34.9% 39.3% 29 200 182 0 0
D.Guice WAS 42 51 15.7% 20.4% 42 245 219 2 0
J.Wilson SF 39 32 20.3% 15.6% 27 105 177 4 0
N.Hines IND 38 44 8.4% 10.7% 52 199 257 2 0
M.Boone MIN 35 51 9.0% 16.8% 49 273 229 4 0
M.Walton MIA 33 5 6.7% -6.1% 53 201 238 0 0
T.Johnson DET 28 19 3.5% -0.5% 63 273 247 0 0
I.Smith ATL 27 21 13.7% 8.8% 22 106 147 1 0
K.Hunt CLE 26 21 7.9% 4.5% 43 173 181 2 1
M.Brown LAR 25 30 -0.1% 1.6% 69 255 293 5 0
J.D.McKissic DET 23 25 6.5% 7.9% 38 205 171 0 0
K.Whyte PIT 21 19 18.1% 14.6% 25 122 104 0 0
J.Williams IND 21 45 2.0% 13.8% 49 235 208 1 0
Du.Johnson HOU 21 40 -2.0% 3.8% 83 410 312 2 1
D.Thompson KC 16 15 1.6% 0.9% 38 128 160 1 0
B.Hill ATL 14 26 -4.1% -0.3% 78 323 287 2 0
J.Hill BAL 13 1 -2.6% -7.9% 58 225 203 2 0
B.Scarbrough DET 10 15 -5.7% -4.4% 89 377 329 1 1
J.Richard OAK 8 12 -3.6% -1.5% 39 145 157 0 0
A.Abdullah MIN 6 7 0.5% 1.8% 23 115 68 0 0
C.Thompson WAS 3 -5 -6.4% -11.9% 37 138 132 0 0
J.White NE -1 0 -9.0% -8.6% 67 263 245 1 0
M.Gaskin MIA -3 -1 -10.3% -9.1% 36 133 129 1 0
Q.Ollison ATL -3 1 -11.1% -7.7% 22 50 97 4 1
W.Smallwood WAS -4 -6 -13.2% -15.5% 22 81 66 0 0
D.Henderson LAR -5 -6 -11.6% -12.2% 39 147 125 0 0
W.Gallman NYG -9 -12 -15.5% -18.1% 29 111 96 2 1
Da.Johnson ARI -9 6 -10.8% -7.0% 94 345 327 2 0
Dar.Williams KC -15 -13 -15.7% -14.6% 41 141 160 3 1
B.Powell NYJ -22 -1 -18.6% -8.8% 59 229 155 0 0
T.Cohen CHI -23 -22 -17.2% -16.8% 64 215 192 0 0
R.Armstead JAX -23 -28 -26.0% -29.6% 35 108 76 0 0
D.Lewis TEN -26 -18 -20.7% -17.4% 54 209 140 0 1
T.Montgomery NYJ -27 -22 -30.4% -26.3% 32 103 62 0 0
T.Edmunds PIT -29 -27 -36.9% -34.8% 22 92 41 0 0
J.Hilliman NYG -32 -28 -32.9% -30.2% 30 91 61 1 1
P.Laird MIA -34 -66 -23.0% -36.5% 62 168 148 2 0
C.J.Prosise SEA -41 -31 -49.6% -39.7% 23 72 19 1 1
G.Bernard CIN -52 -43 -33.5% -29.4% 53 170 95 0 0
J.Samuels PIT -64 -58 -32.6% -30.4% 66 175 125 1 0
K.Ballage MIA -75 -87 -33.9% -38.1% 74 135 134 3 0

RECEIVING: Minimum 25 passes, 50 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 386 1 351 2 34.8% 4 30.4% 142 1,005 1,365 4 82% 0
A.Ekeler LAC 320 2 359 1 38.8% 3 45.1% 108 993 1,093 8 85% 2
M.Ingram BAL 145 3 153 4 74.6% 1 79.1% 29 247 418 5 90% 0
D.Cook MIN 144 4 138 5 29.2% 5 27.5% 63 519 535 0 84% 1
J.White NE 142 5 179 3 14.8% 14 22.4% 95 645 647 5 76% 0
Du.Johnson HOU 125 6 114 7 24.6% 9 21.5% 62 410 481 3 71% 0
M.Sanders PHI 121 7 134 6 20.0% 12 23.7% 63 509 504 3 79% 0
Da.Johnson ARI 114 8 111 8 29.2% 6 28.0% 47 370 426 4 77% 1
J.Williams GB 103 9 103 10 27.4% 8 27.5% 45 253 391 5 87% 0
E.Elliott DAL 99 10 87 12 12.6% 16 9.3% 71 420 474 2 76% 0
K.Juszczyk SF 98 11 108 9 47.6% 2 53.5% 24 239 317 1 83% 0
J.Mixon CIN 86 12 80 13 19.3% 13 17.2% 45 287 363 3 78% 0
A.Kamara NO 83 13 44 22 1.6% 23 -5.7% 97 533 558 1 84% 1
J.Conner PIT 75 14 93 11 21.2% 10 29.8% 38 251 308 3 89% 0
D.Washington OAK 74 15 76 15 21.1% 11 22.3% 41 292 303 0 88% 0
K.Hunt CLE 71 16 80 14 14.2% 15 18.1% 44 285 325 1 84% 0
B.Scott PHI 67 17 62 16 29.0% 7 25.9% 26 204 250 0 92% 1
C.Carson SEA 57 18 39 23 8.9% 18 1.6% 47 266 295 2 79% 1
D.Freeman ATL 51 19 55 18 -0.9% 25 0.1% 70 410 388 4 84% 1
R.Jones TB 47 20 58 17 9.2% 17 14.5% 40 309 242 0 78% 1
J.Richard OAK 39 21 54 19 2.7% 22 8.6% 43 323 252 0 84% 1
P.Laird MIA 39 22 51 21 8.6% 19 15.4% 30 204 205 0 77% 0
R.Burkhead NE 37 23 27 28 4.0% 21 -0.8% 38 279 227 0 71% 1
A.Jones GB 35 24 54 20 -5.1% 29 -0.5% 68 474 359 3 72% 1
C.Thompson WAS 34 25 20 31 -2.1% 26 -7.0% 58 378 280 0 72% 1
D.Ogunbowale TB 31 26 16 32 -2.9% 27 -8.3% 46 286 267 0 76% 1
J.Jacobs OAK 28 27 31 26 4.6% 20 6.6% 27 166 166 0 74% 0
Dam.Williams KC 24 28 34 24 -3.7% 28 0.7% 37 213 216 2 81% 0
K.Drake 2TM 23 29 -25 43 -7.9% 33 -20.1% 68 345 331 0 74% 0
T.Coleman SF 23 30 28 27 0.0% 24 2.7% 30 180 168 1 70% 0
M.Gordon LAC 19 31 15 34 -7.3% 32 -8.8% 55 296 246 1 76% 1
L.Murray NO 19 32 24 29 -5.6% 31 -3.4% 43 235 202 1 79% 0
J.Samuels PIT 17 33 23 30 -8.9% 35 -7.2% 57 305 288 1 82% 1
D.Montgomery CHI 15 34 8 36 -5.5% 30 -9.3% 35 185 164 1 71% 0
J.D.McKissic DET 12 35 -2 39 -8.2% 34 -14.6% 42 233 176 1 81% 0
R.Freeman DEN 10 36 15 33 -10.1% 36 -8.3% 50 256 208 1 86% 0
C.J.Ham MIN 6 37 2 37 -10.1% 37 -12.5% 26 149 134 1 65% 0
D.Lewis TEN 3 38 -8 40 -11.9% 38 -19.0% 32 164 115 1 78% 0
L.Bell NYJ 3 39 32 25 -13.2% 39 -6.5% 78 461 315 1 85% 1
T.Gurley LAR 0 40 -20 42 -13.8% 40 -21.0% 49 207 197 2 63% 0
N.Chubb CLE -4 41 10 35 -15.3% 41 -10.0% 49 278 174 0 73% 1
L.Fournette JAX -17 42 -28 45 -17.0% 42 -19.1% 101 524 349 0 76% 1
N.Hines IND -24 43 -1 38 -21.5% 44 -14.2% 58 320 174 0 76% 1
L.McCoy KC -34 44 -15 41 -32.2% 46 -22.0% 35 181 63 1 82% 1
T.Cohen CHI -36 45 -51 46 -20.1% 43 -22.7% 104 456 337 3 76% 1
S.Barkley NYG -37 46 -25 44 -22.8% 45 -19.9% 73 438 218 2 71% 1
T.Johnson DET -45 47 -60 50 -40.2% 50 -48.8% 31 109 29 0 77% 1
D.Singletary BUF -47 48 -53 47 -35.2% 47 -37.7% 41 194 61 2 71% 0
G.Bernard CIN -55 49 -58 49 -38.5% 48 -40.0% 43 234 46 0 70% 2
P.Lindsay DEN -69 50 -57 48 -39.7% 49 -35.0% 48 196 48 0 73% 0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-24 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM
R.Mostert SF 62 57 39.3% 35.1% 22 180 211 2 64% 0
Dar.Williams KC 57 67 38.9% 48.3% 19 167 195 1 79% 0
B.Bolden NE 52 52 69.5% 69.2% 11 111 153 1 82% 0
R.Armstead JAX 48 46 19.3% 17.5% 24 144 204 2 58% 0
D.Henry TEN 46 46 21.8% 21.8% 24 206 187 2 75% 0
M.Breida SF 39 26 19.5% 7.9% 22 120 165 1 86% 0
K.Johnson DET 39 41 29.3% 31.4% 15 127 145 1 67% 0
R.Penny SEA 37 28 45.4% 30.9% 11 83 122 1 73% 0
D.Hilliard CLE 24 16 16.5% 6.6% 15 92 107 0 80% 0
B.Hill ATL 23 13 16.5% 3.2% 14 69 100 1 71% 0
C.J.Prosise SEA 22 14 16.6% 5.4% 12 76 97 0 83% 0
A.Mattison MIN 18 20 21.2% 24.0% 12 82 76 0 83% 0
T.J.Yeldon BUF 18 33 8.8% 27.9% 15 124 92 0 87% 0
P.Barber TB 17 7 0.3% -7.8% 24 115 120 1 67% 0
J.Howard PHI 17 9 6.7% -2.3% 14 69 92 1 71% 0
W.Gallman NYG 14 19 6.0% 12.6% 15 102 82 1 73% 0
D.Vitale GB 13 12 3.3% 2.6% 12 97 81 0 58% 0
T.Pollard DAL 12 23 -2.7% 7.2% 20 107 104 1 75% 0
P.Ricard BAL 12 14 4.0% 7.2% 11 47 75 1 73% 0
A.Abdullah MIN 12 4 -4.4% -10.7% 21 88 111 1 71% 0
J.Hill BAL 9 12 -3.4% 0.1% 15 70 78 0 53% 0
W.Smallwood WAS 6 2 -5.4% -11.7% 13 64 61 0 69% 0
F.Gore BUF 4 14 -9.6% 1.4% 16 100 71 0 81% 0
I.Smith ATL -1 7 -14.7% -3.8% 14 87 46 0 79% 0
A.Peterson WAS -1 -3 -14.9% -16.2% 23 142 90 0 74% 1
C.Edmonds ARI -2 -2 -15.3% -15.4% 21 105 86 1 57% 0
M.Mack IND -4 2 -18.5% -11.3% 17 82 60 0 82% 0
T.Homer SEA -6 -3 -21.7% -18.0% 13 56 40 0 85% 0
S.Michel NE -9 -13 -21.3% -25.0% 20 94 66 0 60% 0
J.Wilkins IND -9 -9 -31.5% -30.4% 11 43 18 0 64% 0
D.Thompson KC -12 -6 -34.8% -24.6% 10 43 16 0 90% 0
M.Gaskin MIA -14 -15 -32.9% -34.4% 12 51 24 0 58% 0
Z.Line NO -16 -16 -50.9% -50.6% 10 36 -2 0 60% 0
T.Montgomery NYJ -26 -16 -41.6% -30.4% 17 90 13 0 76% 0
M.Walton MIA -28 -40 -39.1% -50.8% 21 89 21 0 71% 1
D.Sproles PHI -30 -30 -63.4% -63.6% 10 24 -19 0 60% 0
J.Jackson LAC -33 -30 -74.9% -69.6% 11 22 -30 0 82% 0
C.Hyde HOU -36 -47 -50.3% -61.3% 16 42 -4 0 63% 0
B.Powell NYJ -47 -31 -93.6% -65.9% 12 33 -55 0 58% 0
K.Ballage MIA -65 -65 -66.6% -66.5% 24 63 -46 0 58% 0