2020 NFL RUNNING BACK RATINGS

Regular season totals, through Week 7

Revised as of 10/27/2020

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.

Because it is still early in the season, opponent adjustments are at 70% strength and will increase each week until they hit 100% after Week 10.

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 56 rushes, 31 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM Suc
Rate
Rk
D.Cook MIN 144 1 150 1 27.1% 1 28.7% 92 489 579 7 1 57% 7
D.Henry TEN 137 2 116 3 13.5% 10 10.1% 143 663 757 7 0 52% 14
R.Jones TB 131 3 122 2 19.7% 4 17.7% 110 506 610 4 0 58% 5
D.Henderson LAR 130 4 115 4 24.5% 2 20.5% 87 412 549 3 0 62% 3
K.Hunt CLE 103 5 65 12 15.9% 7 6.8% 101 463 529 3 1 54% 10
J.Conner PIT 94 6 72 9 14.1% 8 8.9% 95 451 507 4 1 56% 8
A.Gibson WAS 93 7 87 7 18.3% 5 16.6% 84 371 448 4 0 51% 18
M.Sanders PHI 80 8 58 14 17.7% 6 10.4% 71 434 390 3 2 54% 13
A.Jones GB 74 9 35 17 13.6% 9 1.9% 75 389 406 5 1 57% 6
N.Chubb CLE 71 10 73 8 22.2% 3 23.2% 57 335 312 4 1 49% 22
J.Robinson JAX 68 11 88 6 6.9% 15 11.4% 107 481 491 4 0 52% 15
K.Drake ARI 65 12 68 11 3.8% 16 4.4% 119 512 555 4 0 54% 12
M.Gordon DEN 63 13 23 20 10.7% 11 -1.6% 82 334 385 4 1 43% 30
A.Kamara NO 62 14 89 5 10.6% 12 19.1% 75 364 378 4 0 55% 9
M.Brown LAR 52 15 44 16 9.1% 13 6.4% 65 274 339 3 0 51% 19
L.Murray NO 48 16 64 13 8.2% 14 13.6% 63 265 325 2 0 68% 1
E.Elliott DAL 44 17 3 23 -0.5% 18 -8.0% 113 458 545 6 4 54% 11
J.Taylor IND 35 18 34 19 0.3% 17 0.1% 89 367 392 3 0 45% 26
F.Gore NYJ 20 19 -3 26 -3.0% 19 -9.3% 86 310 336 0 0 49% 23
C.Edwards-Helaire KC 19 20 49 15 -4.9% 22 1.0% 115 551 470 2 0 52% 16
J.Mixon CIN 16 21 -27 30 -5.5% 24 -13.9% 119 428 474 3 1 46% 24
C.Carson SEA 15 22 72 10 -3.9% 20 13.7% 66 323 301 3 1 68% 2
M.Gaskin MIA 14 23 17 21 -4.9% 21 -4.0% 82 340 351 1 0 60% 4
D.Montgomery CHI 13 24 -2 24 -5.3% 23 -9.2% 96 353 373 1 0 43% 29
Da.Johnson HOU 11 25 4 22 -6.2% 26 -7.7% 101 392 410 3 0 45% 27
M.Davis CAR 8 26 -18 28 -6.0% 25 -14.4% 71 284 274 2 1 45% 25
A.Peterson DET 5 27 -3 27 -7.1% 27 -9.5% 80 314 292 2 0 38% 31
T.Gurley ATL -4 28 34 18 -9.4% 28 -2.2% 121 484 456 7 1 51% 17
J.Jacobs LV -49 29 -23 29 -18.4% 29 -13.2% 116 394 354 5 1 49% 21
D.Singletary BUF -49 30 -3 25 -22.6% 30 -9.3% 79 298 223 1 0 49% 20
J.Kelley LAC -104 31 -71 31 -38.4% 31 -29.0% 75 232 131 1 2 44% 28

RUSHING, OTHERS: 11-55 rushes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.Swift DET 61 60 29.6% 29.2% 35 185 236 4 0
J.Richard LV 42 31 80.8% 58.5% 12 74 108 1 0
J.Wilson SF 38 44 14.2% 17.6% 38 163 207 4 0
C.McCaffrey CAR 38 47 11.7% 16.4% 41 156 222 4 0
C.Edmonds ARI 38 38 17.5% 17.5% 29 176 186 1 1
J.K.Dobbins BAL 37 30 26.8% 20.4% 25 154 149 2 0
G.Edwards BAL 35 33 9.0% 7.7% 48 218 231 1 0
S.Michel NE 31 53 18.6% 37.1% 26 173 150 1 0
J.D.McKissic WAS 31 30 16.3% 15.3% 32 151 158 0 0
M.Ingram BAL 30 43 5.4% 11.5% 50 225 232 2 0
T.Pollard DAL 29 20 14.0% 6.8% 31 109 159 1 0
A.Ekeler LAC 27 69 5.5% 26.6% 49 248 212 1 0
A.Mattison MIN 27 17 3.2% -1.1% 54 258 242 1 0
L.Fournette TB 24 31 8.3% 12.6% 35 173 164 2 0
J.McKinnon SF 22 12 5.5% -1.0% 44 210 174 3 0
C.Hyde SEA 21 29 6.0% 11.9% 31 125 157 2 0
W.Gallman NYG 16 12 6.5% 2.2% 25 110 120 1 0
J.Hasty SF 15 22 10.7% 19.3% 20 103 92 0 0
D.Harris NE 15 26 2.2% 10.2% 33 177 143 0 0
R.Mostert SF 14 35 -2.2% 7.8% 51 303 207 1 0
J.Williams GB 14 13 -2.8% -3.1% 52 219 224 1 0
T.Cohen CHI 13 13 16.4% 15.6% 14 74 67 0 0
J.Jackson LAC 11 -15 2.5% -23.6% 28 96 103 0 0
L.Perine NYJ 9 3 -2.4% -6.7% 33 122 144 1 0
R.Bonnafon CAR 8 14 9.6% 22.7% 12 69 51 0 0
G.Bernard CIN 8 1 -1.5% -8.0% 25 81 108 1 0
D.Booker LV 7 11 0.1% 4.6% 20 126 86 0 1
J.J.Taylor NE 7 22 3.5% 28.0% 16 70 64 0 0
R.Freeman DEN 7 6 -1.3% -2.6% 20 68 92 0 0
B.Scott PHI 5 -18 -5.2% -22.4% 33 113 122 0 0
R.Burkhead NE 2 23 -7.3% 6.5% 39 154 137 2 0
AJ Dillon GB 0 3 -8.9% -4.6% 18 76 56 0 0
P.Lindsay DEN -1 25 -9.1% 8.2% 39 204 127 0 0
K.Johnson DET -1 7 -9.6% -2.4% 25 80 95 1 0
C.Clement PHI -1 -8 -11.4% -26.2% 13 39 39 0 0
D.Johnson CLE -3 -5 -12.2% -13.9% 27 136 76 0 1
J.White NE -4 3 -17.3% -2.6% 12 51 35 0 0
D.Lewis NYG -4 -15 -14.3% -28.7% 16 54 58 1 1
J.McNichols TEN -5 6 -16.5% 1.5% 17 88 47 0 0
L.Bell 2TM -6 -2 -13.9% -10.8% 25 113 81 0 0
A.McFarland PIT -6 -4 -22.0% -17.6% 13 56 27 0 0
D.Freeman NYG -10 -13 -13.3% -14.6% 54 172 174 1 0
Dar.Williams KC -14 0 -23.4% -9.0% 17 61 60 1 0
B.Snell PIT -15 -30 -15.9% -22.9% 44 167 155 2 2
J.Wilkins IND -15 -26 -20.4% -28.8% 29 94 87 0 0
S.Barkley NYG -16 -50 -30.2% -75.3% 19 34 38 0 0
C.Akers LAR -16 -13 -23.8% -21.3% 26 113 65 0 0
N.Hines IND -18 -23 -27.0% -31.6% 26 81 55 1 0
B.Hill ATL -18 -10 -19.8% -14.5% 37 164 111 1 1
I.Smith ATL -22 -15 -52.4% -38.1% 13 41 8 0 0
T.Homer SEA -24 -20 -50.6% -43.8% 18 68 9 0 0
M.Breida MIA -25 -23 -27.8% -26.3% 33 115 72 0 1
Z.Moss BUF -27 -20 -30.0% -24.8% 29 105 64 0 0
Du.Johnson HOU -29 -17 -48.4% -32.9% 18 54 15 0 0
J.Howard MIA -34 -25 -41.8% -32.6% 18 14 33 3 0
P.Barber WAS -35 -40 -27.0% -30.0% 38 81 106 2 0
T.Coleman SF -37 -40 -60.5% -65.4% 18 30 1 0 0

RECEIVING: Minimum 14 passes, 45 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
A.Kamara NO 166 1 172 1 41.7% 5 43.6% 53 460 556 3 87% 0
C.Edmonds ARI 91 2 80 2 34.2% 6 28.4% 32 222 325 2 81% 1
K.Hunt CLE 79 3 67 5 46.9% 3 37.4% 22 106 258 4 73% 0
C.Carson SEA 71 4 68 4 31.0% 8 28.7% 25 147 261 3 88% 0
J.Robinson JAX 68 5 69 3 26.5% 9 27.4% 32 225 260 2 84% 1
M.Davis CAR 63 6 51 9 11.9% 17 7.2% 41 233 304 2 90% 0
A.Ekeler LAC 56 7 62 6 47.4% 2 53.1% 17 144 183 0 100% 0
J.Taylor IND 56 8 60 7 42.1% 4 46.1% 17 162 186 0 94% 0
D.Henderson LAR 54 9 45 11 50.8% 1 40.0% 14 109 171 1 69% 0
M.Gaskin MIA 49 10 48 10 16.0% 11 15.5% 29 182 217 0 93% 0
J.Williams GB 44 11 42 14 25.5% 10 23.1% 19 156 172 0 89% 0
A.Jones GB 42 12 42 13 11.9% 16 11.6% 28 161 204 2 64% 0
G.Bernard CIN 40 13 52 8 14.4% 14 22.8% 25 174 185 1 84% 0
J.McKinnon SF 38 14 34 17 15.5% 12 12.9% 25 117 169 1 68% 0
D.Montgomery CHI 36 15 44 12 4.0% 21 7.9% 33 184 221 1 76% 0
J.Kelley LAC 34 16 41 15 32.0% 7 41.4% 14 117 122 0 93% 0
R.Burkhead NE 32 17 37 16 12.8% 15 16.9% 21 136 154 1 71% 0
D.Swift DET 30 18 34 18 9.5% 18 12.8% 25 152 153 1 80% 0
N.Hines IND 28 19 34 19 6.1% 20 10.1% 27 146 158 1 85% 0
B.Scott PHI 22 20 21 21 15.2% 13 14.2% 15 94 99 1 67% 0
Da.Johnson HOU 22 21 29 20 0.9% 25 5.8% 24 161 150 1 67% 1
B.Hill ATL 19 22 16 23 9.1% 19 6.0% 16 102 98 0 88% 0
J.White NE 19 23 15 25 3.1% 23 -0.6% 21 136 119 0 90% 0
J.Jackson LAC 15 24 16 24 3.9% 22 5.2% 14 78 90 0 86% 0
C.Thompson JAX 13 25 13 26 1.6% 24 0.9% 19 111 89 1 84% 0
J.Mixon CIN 13 26 11 27 -4.7% 27 -6.1% 26 138 132 1 81% 0
D.Lewis NYG 12 27 -7 34 -0.7% 26 -21.8% 17 65 90 0 59% 0
L.Fournette TB 5 28 17 22 -6.5% 28 8.8% 15 81 64 0 87% 0
J.Conner PIT 4 29 7 29 -10.2% 29 -8.0% 20 112 94 0 75% 0
J.K.Dobbins BAL 2 30 1 31 -11.5% 30 -12.8% 14 74 57 0 79% 0
J.Jacobs LV -1 31 3 30 -14.5% 31 -11.1% 24 122 86 0 75% 0
D.Singletary BUF -1 32 9 28 -14.7% 32 -8.5% 29 153 112 0 69% 0
C.Edwards-Helaire KC -3 33 -4 33 -15.5% 33 -15.7% 35 194 131 0 63% 0
J.D.McKissic WAS -6 34 -2 32 -17.1% 34 -15.1% 33 183 109 0 76% 1
D.Cook MIN -11 35 -14 36 -26.8% 36 -30.6% 16 64 36 0 75% 0
L.McCoy TB -11 36 -12 35 -27.4% 37 -28.9% 14 61 34 0 71% 0
T.Pollard DAL -15 37 -16 38 -32.6% 39 -34.3% 15 53 26 0 67% 0
E.Elliott DAL -18 38 -21 39 -20.8% 35 -22.2% 46 210 147 1 72% 1
A.Gibson WAS -24 39 -15 37 -32.0% 38 -24.7% 23 147 46 0 83% 1
D.Henry TEN -28 40 -22 40 -39.5% 40 -34.0% 17 81 20 0 59% 0
M.Brown LAR -31 41 -39 42 -43.3% 42 -50.2% 19 62 11 0 63% 0
T.Gurley ATL -31 42 -36 41 -42.7% 41 -47.2% 20 77 13 0 65% 1
M.Sanders PHI -41 43 -47 43 -43.4% 43 -47.6% 25 91 14 0 48% 0
R.Jones TB -47 44 -53 44 -46.4% 44 -50.6% 27 86 6 0 67% 0
M.Gordon DEN -61 45 -66 45 -77.4% 45 -82.7% 19 57 -57 1 68% 2

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 5-13 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM
R.Mostert SF 64 68 85.0% 92.0% 12 150 178 1 92% 0
A.Ingold LV 63 65 92.5% 95.9% 10 91 173 1 80% 0
J.Wilson SF 40 47 113.9% 137.9% 7 75 104 1 86% 0
M.Breida MIA 36 34 52.9% 49.3% 8 79 113 0 88% 0
L.Murray NO 35 38 69.5% 78.1% 9 77 98 0 78% 0
C.McCaffrey CAR 28 38 46.6% 68.4% 9 67 90 0 78% 0
Z.Moss BUF 23 22 35.5% 35.0% 7 41 80 1 86% 0
T.Ervin GB 19 17 29.2% 24.6% 6 26 70 0 83% 0
A.Mattison MIN 18 22 16.7% 24.1% 11 61 79 0 82% 0
R.Freeman DEN 18 19 24.6% 28.0% 8 58 69 0 88% 0
A.Peterson DET 13 11 19.0% 13.7% 8 50 56 0 75% 0
K.Juszczyk SF 11 20 2.8% 15.9% 12 93 72 0 58% 0
D.Dallas SEA 11 9 28.4% 20.6% 5 33 40 0 80% 0
S.Barkley NYG 10 10 5.4% 5.1% 9 60 60 0 67% 0
D.Booker LV 9 12 11.6% 19.5% 7 43 44 0 100% 0
K.Ballage NYJ 7 10 4.6% 11.2% 10 67 44 0 90% 0
P.Ricard BAL 6 8 2.1% 8.8% 5 17 38 1 60% 0
C.Hyde SEA 1 3 -10.3% -5.8% 7 34 32 0 86% 0
D.Freeman NYG 0 -2 -13.2% -16.7% 10 58 43 0 70% 0
K.Johnson DET -2 -1 -21.3% -18.4% 5 28 14 0 60% 0
M.Ingram BAL -5 -7 -31.7% -38.7% 5 25 10 0 60% 0
C.J.Ham MIN -6 -13 -33.8% -61.8% 5 11 8 0 20% 0
K.Vaughn TB -6 -12 -29.0% -46.9% 7 27 15 1 57% 1
I.Smith ATL -8 -10 -26.3% -29.7% 10 43 29 0 70% 0
T.Cohen CHI -10 -12 -34.0% -38.7% 9 41 15 0 67% 0
Dar.Williams KC -10 -4 -29.7% -19.6% 12 50 25 0 58% 0
F.Gore NYJ -11 -9 -31.9% -29.7% 9 35 20 0 67% 0
W.Gallman NYG -11 -18 -35.6% -49.9% 11 41 8 0 91% 0
J.Richard LV -12 -12 -34.2% -34.9% 13 59 17 0 77% 0
L.Perine NYJ -13 -17 -41.3% -48.8% 8 24 7 0 75% 0
K.Smith ATL -14 -14 -60.0% -59.7% 5 11 -7 0 80% 0
J.McNichols TEN -16 -11 -64.8% -49.0% 6 19 -11 0 67% 0
K.Drake ARI -19 -28 -46.2% -60.6% 10 29 3 0 70% 0
Du.Johnson HOU -22 -16 -43.6% -36.2% 13 77 7 0 77% 1