2018 Tight End (TE) Red Zone Receptions

With tight ends being such a force in the red zone, the volume was one piece of the puzzle, and the next was the catching efficiency. We have seen the great scoring tight ends catch a majority of their red zone looks, and is translates in their touchdown production. Tight end touchdowns often come within the red zone, because let’s be honest, they are not the fastest guys in the world. Tight ends often seen one or two looks at most in a game, and that is on a good day, so making the most of those looks is key to touchdown production. Jimmy Graham and Zach Ertz have shown that this season, already over a combined ten. Touchdowns correlate with red zone catches, as sorting by touchdown makes that noticeable. While you may not pay much attention to tight ends, their red zone efficiency is the one to keep the closest eye on.

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 TD
Eric Ebron
83
IND 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 12 0.8 12
Jared Cook
86
OAK 1 1 4 2 2 1 10 0.6 3
Jordan Leggett
73
NYJ 3 2 1 3 0.2 1
Travis Kelce
97
KC 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 17 1.1 9
Virgil Green
75
LAC 2 2 1 3 0.2 1
Antonio Gates
79
LAC 1 1 1 2 0.1 2
Cameron Brate
80
TB 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 8 0.5 6
George Kittle
76
SF 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 10 0.6 2
Geoff Swaim
72
DAL 2 1 1 1 3 0.3 1
Jimmy Graham
88
GB 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 2
Logan Paulsen
71
ATL 2 1 1 2 0.1 1
Maxx Williams
73
BAL 2 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 1
Tyler Eifert
88
CIN 1 1 1 0.2 1
Zach Ertz
92
PHI 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 3 1 16 1 7
Antony Auclair
60
TB 3 0 0 0
AJ Derby
79
MIA 3 1 1 0.2 1
Alex Ellis
65
KC 3 0 0 0
Anthony Firkser
68
TEN 6 1 1 1 1 4 0.4 1
Austin Hooper
81
ATL 1 1 1 2 4 1 9 0.6 4
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
79
JAX 1 1 1 0.2 1
Adam Shaheen
78
CHI 2 1 1 0.2 1
Blake Bell
63
JAX 4 0 0 0
Ben Braunecker
61
CHI 4 0 0 0
Blake Jarwin
68
DAL 3 2 2 0.1 2
Ben Koyack
75
JAX 5 0 0 0
Brian Parker
66
DEN 5 0 0 0
Benjamin Watson
79
NO 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 2
Charles Clay
82
BUF 1 1 1 0.1 0
Chris Herndon IV
66
NYJ 2 1 2 1 2 6 0.4 3
Chris Manhertz
61
CAR 2 0 0 0
CJ Uzomah
76
CIN 3 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 3
Clive Walford
74
NYJ 4 0 0 0
Cole Wick
67
SF 5 0 0 0
Dwayne Allen
80
NE 2 0 0 0
Dan Arnold
65
NO 3 0 0 0
Derek Carrier
71
OAK 3 1 1 0.1 1
Darrell Daniels
60
ARI 3 0 0 0
Donnie Ernsberger
67
TB 4 0 0 0
Darren Fells
76
CLE 3 1 1 2 0.1 2
Dallas Goedert
78
PHI 2 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 3
David Grinnage
65
JAX 6 0 0 0
Demetrius Harris
72
KC 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 3
David Morgan
72
MIN 2 1 1 0.1 0
David Njoku
82
CLE 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 4
Dalton Schultz
68
DAL 1 1 1 0.1 0
Dion Sims
79
CHI 3 0 0 0
Durham Smythe
69
MIA 5 0 0 0
Delanie Walker
91
TEN 1 0 0 0
Deon Yelder
67
KC 6 0 0 0
Ed Dickson
75
SEA 3 1 1 1 1 4 0.4 3

With tight ends being such a force in the red zone, the volume was one piece of the puzzle, and the next was the catching efficiency. We have seen the great scoring tight ends catch a majority of their red zone looks, and is translates in their touchdown production. Tight end touchdowns often come within the red zone, because let’s be honest, they are not the fastest guys in the world. Tight ends often seen one or two looks at most in a game, and that is on a good day, so making the most of those looks is key to touchdown production. Jimmy Graham and Zach Ertz have shown that this season, already over a combined ten. Touchdowns correlate with red zone catches, as sorting by touchdown makes that noticeable. While you may not pay much attention to tight ends, their red zone efficiency is the one to keep the closest eye on.