2019 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
Josh Hill
76
NO 2 1 1 1 2 5 0.5 1
Ross Dwelley
66
SF 2 1 2 3 0.3 2
Daniel Brown
64
NYJ 2 1 1 0.1 1
Dallas Goedert
81
PHI 2 2 1 1 4 0.4 3
Darren Waller
67
OAK 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.7 3
Eric Ebron
85
IND 1 1 2 2 1 6 0.6 2
Foster Moreau
73
OAK 2 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.6 4
Greg Olsen
88
CAR 1 2 1 3 0.3 2
Irv Smith Jr.
73
MIN 2 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.5 1
Jared Cook
89
NO 1 1 1 1 3 0.4 3
Jeremy Sprinkle
69
WAS 2 1 1 0.1 1
Mark Andrews
80
BAL 1 1 1 2 1 5 0.5 5
Ryan Griffin
73
NYJ 1 1 1 1 3 0.3 3
Stephen Carlson
70
CLE 4 1 1 0.3 1
Troy Fumagalli
69
DEN 2 1 1 0.2 1
Tyler Kroft
80
BUF 2 1 1 0.2 0
Antony Auclair
60
TB 5 0 0 0
Andrew Beck
77
DEN 6 0 0 0
Anthony Firkser
68
TEN 3 1 1 0.1 1
Austin Hooper
87
ATL 2 2 1 1 1 2 7 0.8 6
Adam Shaheen
72
CHI 2 0 0 0
Blake Bell
63
KC 3 0 0 0
Ben Braunecker
61
CHI 1 1 1 0.1 1
Brandon Dillon
75
MIN 5 0 0 0
Blake Jarwin
71
DAL 2 1 1 0.1 1
Ben Koyack
75
JAX 3 0 0 0
Bradley Sowell
68
CHI 4 0 0 0
Benjamin Watson
83
NE 1 1 2 0.5 0
Cameron Brate
80
TB 1 1 1 2 0.2 2
Cethan Carter
69
CIN 5 0 0 0
Charles Clay
81
ARI 1 1 1 2 0.2 0
Chris Herndon IV
66
NYJ 4 0 0 0
Chris Manhertz
75
CAR 3 0 0 0
CJ Uzomah
80
CIN 2 2 1 3 0.3 0
Clive Walford
74
MIA 2 0 0 0
Dan Arnold
69
NO 3 0 0 0
Daniel Brunskill
68
SF 5 0 0 0
Derek Carrier
71
OAK 3 1 1 0.1 0
Darrell Daniels
60
ARI 3 0 0 0
Darren Fells
73
HOU 1 2 1 3 1 7 0.7 5
Demetrius Harris
76
CLE 3 1 1 0.1 1
Dawson Knox
77
BUF 1 1 1 2 0.2 1
David Njoku
83
CLE 1 1 1 0.5 1
Drew Sample
72
CIN 3 0 0 0
Dalton Schultz
73
DAL 3 0 0 0
Durham Smythe
69
MIA 3 0 0 0
Delanie Walker
91
TEN 2 2 2 0.3 2
Deon Yelder
67
KC 2 0 0 0
Evan Baylis
67
GB 4 0 0 0
Evan Engram
82
NYG 1 1 1 2 1 5 0.6 2

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.