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
Travis Kelce
97
KC 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 14 1.1 9
Anthony Firkser
68
TEN 2 1 1 1 3 0.4 1
Austin Hooper
81
ATL 1 1 1 2 4 1 9 0.7 4
Adam Shaheen
78
CHI 2 1 1 0.5 1
Cameron Brate
80
TB 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 8 0.6 6
Demetrius Harris
72
KC 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 3
George Kittle
76
SF 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 0.6 2
Jordan Thomas
69
HOU 1 3 1 1 1 6 0.5 4
Lee Smith
76
OAK 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 2
Zach Ertz
92
PHI 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 12 0.9 6
Antony Auclair
60
TB 2 0 0 0
AJ Derby
79
MIA 5 1 1 0.2 1
Alex Ellis
65
KC 4 0 0 0
Antonio Gates
79
LAC 1 1 1 2 0.2 2
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
79
JAX 5 1 1 0.2 1
Blake Bell
63
JAX 2 0 0 0
Ben Braunecker
61
CHI 4 0 0 0
Blake Jarwin
68
DAL 1 0 0 0
Ben Koyack
75
JAX 3 0 0 0
Brian Parker
66
DEN 2 0 0 0
Benjamin Watson
79
NO 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.4 2
Charles Clay
82
BUF 1 1 1 0.1 0
Chris Herndon IV
66
NYJ 1 1 2 1 4 0.4 2
Chris Manhertz
61
CAR 2 0 0 0
CJ Uzomah
76
CIN 1 1 1 1 3 0.2 2
Cole Wick
67
SF 4 0 0 0
Dwayne Allen
80
NE 3 0 0 0
Dan Arnold
65
NO 5 0 0 0
Derek Carrier
71
OAK 3 1 1 0.1 1
Darrell Daniels
60
ARI 5 0 0 0
Darren Fells
76
CLE 3 1 1 0.1 1
Dallas Goedert
78
PHI 2 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 3
David Grinnage
65
JAX 6 0 0 0
David Morgan
72
MIN 2 1 1 0.1 0
David Njoku
82
CLE 1 1 1 1 3 0.2 3
Dalton Schultz
68
DAL 2 1 1 0.1 0
Dion Sims
79
CHI 3 0 0 0
Durham Smythe
69
MIA 3 0 0 0
Delanie Walker
91
TEN 5 0 0 0
Deon Yelder
67
KC 6 0 0 0
Ed Dickson
75
SEA 2 1 1 2 0.3 2
Eric Ebron
83
IND 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 11 0.8 11
Evan Engram
86
NYG 1 1 1 1 3 0.4 2
Eric Saubert
68
ATL 2 0 0 0
Erik Swoope
73
IND 2 1 1 1 1 4 0.6 3
Eric Tomlinson
67
NYJ 3 0 0 0
Garrett Celek
77
SF 2 1 1 0.1 1
Gerald Everett
75
LAR 1 2 1 1 1 5 0.4 2
Gabe Holmes
62
ARI 4 0 0 0
Greg Olsen
90
CAR 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.6 4

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.