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2019 NFL RUNNING BACK RATINGS

Regular season totals, through Week 10

Revised as of 11/12/2019

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 72 rushes, 36 players ranked

RUSHING: Minimum 80 rushes, 35 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM Suc
Rate
Rk
C.McCaffrey CAR 270 1 146 6 27.4% 1 10.9% 185 989 1,082 11 1 47% 18
E.Elliott DAL 221 2 164 4 20.3% 2 12.9% 178 789 1,016 6 1 56% 6
D.Cook MIN 185 3 204 1 14.1% 4 16.4% 203 991 1,003 10 2 50% 13
J.Jacobs OAK 165 4 175 3 13.6% 5 15.0% 168 811 906 7 0 52% 9
A.Jones GB 158 5 178 2 18.2% 3 21.5% 135 596 764 11 1 61% 1
M.Ingram BAL 113 6 155 5 11.4% 8 19.0% 123 619 668 8 2 57% 4
J.Howard PHI 105 7 110 8 12.8% 7 13.7% 119 525 596 6 0 53% 8
N.Chubb CLE 91 8 53 13 4.1% 12 -1.3% 174 918 766 6 2 41% 33
P.Lindsay DEN 87 9 114 7 8.7% 10 14.1% 118 584 573 5 0 49% 15
C.Carson SEA 83 10 33 19 0.7% 16 -4.9% 200 859 903 4 5 57% 3
L.Murray NO 81 11 75 10 13.3% 6 11.7% 85 371 451 4 0 58% 2
A.Kamara NO 73 12 12 23 11.2% 9 -5.4% 90 402 435 1 2 53% 7
M.Mack IND 61 13 68 11 -0.8% 17 0.1% 178 753 770 3 0 51% 11
R.Jones TB 55 14 34 18 4.9% 11 -0.2% 103 410 443 4 0 46% 24
M.Breida SF 52 15 38 16 3.7% 13 0.4% 109 542 451 1 0 44% 26
T.Gurley LAR 52 16 51 14 3.3% 14 3.1% 104 429 461 6 2 51% 12
D.Henry TEN 45 17 75 9 -2.6% 19 1.5% 187 834 717 8 3 47% 17
T.Coleman SF 39 18 36 17 1.7% 15 0.9% 92 395 394 5 0 42% 30
F.Gore BUF 28 19 -7 28 -3.3% 20 -9.9% 111 449 497 3 0 50% 14
R.Freeman DEN 24 20 49 15 -2.2% 18 4.6% 93 378 355 2 0 43% 28
L.Fournette JAX 10 21 -4 27 -7.2% 22 -9.1% 174 831 650 1 0 40% 34
D.Montgomery CHI 8 22 -2 25 -7.2% 21 -9.0% 129 466 492 5 1 46% 23
S.Michel NE 6 23 -18 29 -7.6% 23 -11.4% 144 484 560 6 1 47% 19
S.Barkley NYG 2 24 -25 31 -8.0% 24 -14.7% 101 402 365 2 0 39% 35
M.Gordon LAC 1 25 -21 30 -8.4% 25 -14.1% 86 300 336 4 2 47% 20
A.Ekeler LAC -4 26 24 20 -9.7% 27 -2.6% 90 342 343 3 1 49% 16
C.Hyde HOU -6 27 61 12 -9.6% 26 0.9% 149 720 539 3 4 56% 5
Da.Johnson ARI -9 28 15 22 -11.1% 28 -4.5% 82 302 291 2 0 43% 29
D.Freeman ATL -17 29 -52 35 -12.4% 29 -20.2% 107 376 355 0 2 42% 32
A.Peterson WAS -30 30 8 24 -15.0% 30 -6.8% 115 493 357 1 1 46% 22
P.Barber TB -33 31 -4 26 -16.8% 31 -9.6% 94 320 291 5 0 44% 27
J.Conner PIT -43 32 18 21 -19.1% 32 -4.0% 97 380 280 4 1 46% 21
K.Johnson DET -60 33 -26 32 -23.3% 33 -15.0% 92 308 253 2 1 52% 10
L.Bell NYJ -83 34 -45 33 -23.7% 34 -16.8% 144 450 339 2 0 42% 31
J.Mixon CIN -90 35 -48 34 -24.5% 35 -17.1% 131 435 342 0 0 45% 25

RUSHING, OTHERS: 15-79 rushes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.Singletary BUF 110 109 53.2% 52.6% 48 309 333 2 0
C.Edmonds ARI 78 71 29.8% 26.5% 58 295 300 4 0
R.Mostert SF 53 44 14.5% 10.6% 61 335 283 1 1
A.Mattison MIN 43 20 6.5% -1.5% 79 389 314 1 1
I.Smith ATL 41 27 25.4% 14.2% 22 106 170 1 0
R.Burkhead NE 41 29 27.1% 16.4% 31 134 164 1 0
L.McCoy KC 39 50 3.6% 7.0% 72 371 340 2 1
J.Jackson LAC 35 36 37.7% 40.1% 20 149 120 0 0
T.Pollard DAL 33 28 8.3% 5.5% 49 226 221 1 0
J.Wilkins IND 33 32 22.6% 22.2% 27 165 144 0 0
K.Drake 2TM 31 24 2.5% -0.1% 72 319 293 1 2
R.Penny SEA 30 11 11.0% -1.6% 36 167 182 1 1
J.Wilson SF 29 24 13.5% 10.2% 25 78 158 4 0
Du.Johnson HOU 24 41 3.5% 11.9% 54 287 214 1 0
M.Brown LAR 24 31 3.9% 7.7% 42 164 201 2 0
B.Scott PHI 22 26 20.5% 26.7% 16 68 100 1 0
M.Walton MIA 18 7 -0.4% -5.3% 53 201 213 0 0
J.D.McKissic DET 18 22 6.8% 10.8% 30 176 127 0 0
G.Edwards BAL 17 53 -3.0% 8.6% 63 278 296 1 0
T.Johnson DET 15 -2 0.0% -9.9% 44 153 169 0 0
W.Gallman NYG 12 -4 0.9% -11.6% 28 110 126 2 1
D.Washington OAK 11 22 -2.0% 4.4% 38 133 163 1 0
B.Hill ATL 10 -4 0.7% -12.2% 28 101 106 1 0
J.Williams GB 9 40 -5.3% 6.3% 65 291 245 1 0
J.Richard OAK 7 11 0.5% 5.3% 18 69 80 0 0
D.Sproles PHI 6 0 0.6% -8.6% 17 66 70 0 0
W.Smallwood WAS 6 5 0.4% -0.3% 17 72 66 0 0
D.Henderson LAR 2 2 -7.1% -7.0% 33 123 116 0 0
Dam.Williams KC -3 -23 -9.5% -15.4% 79 304 283 3 1
N.Hines IND -4 -4 -13.2% -12.4% 22 66 74 0 0
Dar.Williams KC -5 -3 -12.7% -10.7% 24 93 99 2 1
B.Powell NYJ -7 -7 -20.7% -21.4% 16 54 37 0 0
J.Hill BAL -9 3 -17.9% -5.3% 24 96 66 0 0
C.Thompson WAS -11 -12 -20.8% -21.7% 23 79 61 0 0
R.Armstead JAX -13 -23 -28.8% -43.4% 20 59 35 0 0
B.Snell PIT -14 1 -20.0% -7.4% 28 118 85 0 0
J.White NE -15 -5 -19.8% -12.5% 32 104 94 1 0
J.Hilliman NYG -18 -26 -22.3% -28.6% 30 91 83 1 1
M.Sanders PHI -25 -37 -16.6% -20.3% 76 336 230 1 2
T.Edmunds PIT -28 -23 -44.4% -37.8% 17 74 22 0 0
C.J.Anderson DET -29 -24 -52.7% -45.0% 16 43 10 0 0
T.Cohen CHI -33 -35 -36.9% -38.2% 29 77 47 0 0
D.Lewis TEN -34 -24 -47.1% -36.3% 21 77 21 0 1
J.Samuels PIT -43 -43 -34.8% -34.3% 40 89 72 1 0
G.Bernard CIN -55 -42 -48.1% -38.6% 34 88 30 0 0
K.Ballage MIA -66 -61 -38.2% -36.1% 55 113 84 2 0

RECEIVING: Minimum 20 passes, 42 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.Ekeler LAC 245 1 234 1 55.0% 1 52.0% 62 559 760 6 92% 1
D.Cook MIN 143 2 144 2 43.0% 3 43.2% 48 424 475 0 83% 0
C.McCaffrey CAR 133 3 138 3 25.7% 7 27.2% 60 396 515 3 80% 0
J.White NE 107 4 126 4 21.0% 9 27.1% 55 404 441 1 80% 0
M.Sanders PHI 94 5 97 5 45.7% 2 47.5% 27 305 307 1 81% 0
Da.Johnson ARI 85 6 79 8 22.8% 8 20.1% 42 323 343 3 74% 1
A.Kamara NO 82 7 61 11 16.6% 11 9.0% 49 326 360 1 84% 0
J.Williams GB 73 8 86 7 28.4% 6 35.4% 29 166 276 5 86% 0
Du.Johnson HOU 69 9 77 9 31.4% 4 36.3% 32 228 246 2 69% 0
A.Jones GB 64 10 70 10 9.2% 13 11.3% 46 354 327 3 76% 0
J.Conner PIT 60 11 90 6 18.5% 10 34.6% 32 236 255 2 91% 0
D.Freeman ATL 51 12 53 13 7.5% 15 8.3% 44 282 276 3 86% 1
R.Jones TB 43 13 54 12 28.6% 5 40.3% 20 201 160 0 80% 1
J.Mixon CIN 42 14 37 14 11.7% 12 8.9% 28 147 203 3 75% 0
C.Thompson WAS 40 15 36 15 8.2% 14 5.8% 38 276 218 0 71% 0
E.Elliott DAL 32 16 33 16 3.6% 18 4.1% 34 190 199 0 76% 0
Dam.Williams KC 28 17 25 19 2.1% 19 0.5% 26 150 184 1 85% 0
C.Carson SEA 25 18 29 18 0.9% 20 2.9% 33 190 176 2 82% 1
D.Ogunbowale TB 22 19 12 25 -0.1% 21 -6.5% 28 169 160 0 75% 0
J.Samuels PIT 21 20 3 26 -3.7% 23 -12.5% 35 167 195 0 83% 1
J.Jacobs OAK 21 21 19 21 3.9% 17 2.4% 21 132 129 0 67% 0
R.Burkhead NE 20 22 17 23 4.3% 16 1.7% 21 142 120 0 76% 0
M.Gordon LAC 16 23 -8 31 -1.2% 22 -20.3% 21 91 123 1 71% 0
L.Murray NO 14 24 22 20 -5.5% 24 -0.4% 30 160 145 1 83% 0
N.Hines IND 13 25 32 17 -7.3% 25 2.1% 36 218 169 0 75% 0
R.Freeman DEN 11 26 1 28 -7.9% 27 -13.2% 34 181 154 0 79% 0
D.Montgomery CHI 8 27 3 27 -7.8% 26 -11.8% 24 133 104 0 75% 0
J.Richard OAK 7 28 16 24 -8.3% 28 0.2% 21 163 97 0 86% 1
L.Fournette JAX 4 29 18 22 -12.2% 29 -7.6% 52 295 210 0 79% 1
P.Lindsay DEN -6 30 -7 30 -17.5% 31 -18.0% 32 160 111 0 78% 0
K.Drake 2TM -8 31 -12 32 -17.1% 30 -18.3% 44 232 169 0 73% 0
J.D.McKissic DET -10 32 -14 33 -21.6% 32 -24.7% 24 134 69 1 79% 0
L.McCoy KC -17 33 -5 29 -27.9% 35 -18.1% 23 129 52 1 91% 1
N.Chubb CLE -21 34 -19 34 -25.1% 33 -23.8% 36 166 91 0 75% 1
D.Singletary BUF -25 35 -29 36 -33.9% 39 -37.1% 23 111 38 1 65% 0
T.Gurley LAR -26 36 -43 40 -30.3% 36 -41.4% 28 81 59 1 54% 0
D.Lewis TEN -36 37 -43 39 -42.9% 40 -49.1% 25 96 14 0 80% 0
S.Barkley NYG -36 38 -38 37 -27.7% 34 -28.7% 46 258 111 1 72% 1
M.Walton MIA -38 39 -42 38 -48.2% 41 -52.4% 21 89 0 0 71% 1
L.Bell NYJ -49 40 -29 35 -30.4% 37 -23.5% 55 276 112 1 80% 1
G.Bernard CIN -50 41 -53 41 -50.4% 42 -52.7% 26 126 -5 0 73% 2
T.Cohen CHI -52 42 -61 42 -31.1% 38 -34.1% 55 216 107 2 69% 0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 7-19 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM
Dar.Williams KC 48 59 49.8% 64.8% 15 156 154 0 80% 0
B.Bolden NE 47 52 61.3% 68.9% 11 111 142 1 82% 0
D.Washington OAK 47 44 53.1% 49.2% 13 109 146 0 92% 0
D.Henry TEN 46 33 31.8% 19.3% 19 167 166 2 68% 0
M.Breida SF 43 36 31.3% 23.2% 18 110 158 1 89% 0
R.Armstead JAX 39 40 60.5% 62.4% 9 79 117 1 78% 0
M.Ingram BAL 33 43 24.4% 35.8% 16 125 132 0 88% 0
R.Mostert SF 33 38 65.3% 77.4% 7 75 99 1 71% 0
D.Vitale GB 33 33 54.3% 55.1% 8 94 103 0 75% 0
K.Johnson DET 33 43 23.2% 34.6% 14 126 131 1 64% 0
K.Juszczyk SF 26 24 31.0% 27.7% 9 76 96 0 67% 0
T.Coleman SF 21 23 5.8% 8.0% 18 106 117 1 78% 0
C.J.Prosise SEA 17 8 12.1% -2.6% 11 66 84 0 82% 0
D.Hilliard CLE 16 13 8.6% 3.3% 14 88 86 0 79% 0
A.Peterson WAS 15 15 10.2% 9.3% 10 71 78 0 80% 0
W.Gallman NYG 14 16 5.3% 6.7% 16 102 84 1 69% 0
J.Howard PHI 14 6 3.9% -6.8% 14 69 87 1 71% 0
T.J.Yeldon BUF 10 25 1.6% 24.9% 12 100 67 0 83% 0
D.Johnson CLE 8 14 12.5% 32.5% 7 71 37 0 86% 0
C.Edmonds ARI 6 12 -8.8% -3.6% 19 105 92 1 63% 0
M.Mack IND 5 5 -7.1% -7.4% 14 76 64 0 86% 0
W.Smallwood WAS 2 3 -9.3% -7.5% 9 50 37 0 78% 0
I.Smith ATL 1 6 -11.8% -4.2% 14 87 50 0 79% 0
T.Pollard DAL 0 11 -12.6% 17.8% 7 37 27 0 71% 0
F.Gore BUF 0 3 -13.6% -7.7% 9 52 33 0 89% 0
S.Michel NE -2 5 -16.5% -5.6% 11 63 44 0 64% 0
K.Hunt CLE -5 -5 -23.0% -23.3% 9 44 27 0 78% 0
M.Davis CHI -10 -16 -34.7% -47.7% 8 22 14 0 88% 0
C.J.Ham MIN -14 -19 -30.4% -36.1% 15 51 32 1 53% 0
J.Hill BAL -17 -15 -53.9% -50.6% 8 19 -5 0 38% 0
T.Montgomery NYJ -18 -17 -54.9% -52.1% 8 32 -6 0 75% 0
Z.Line NO -18 -17 -62.9% -59.3% 9 31 -11 0 56% 0
T.Johnson DET -19 -22 -35.3% -38.8% 17 58 24 0 76% 0
J.Jackson LAC -20 -25 -58.8% -68.3% 9 20 -10 0 78% 0
P.Barber TB -21 -26 -47.4% -55.0% 13 37 1 0 62% 0
C.Hyde HOU -29 -37 -60.3% -73.0% 10 22 -15 0 60% 0
D.Sproles PHI -32 -30 -66.1% -63.7% 10 24 -22 0 60% 0
K.Ballage MIA -37 -36 -57.0% -56.1% 16 42 -15 0 50% 0