2021 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.

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 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Wk18 Total Avg TD
Anthony Firkser
73
TEN 1 1 1 2 1 5 0.3 2
Noah Fant
86
DEN 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 11 0.7 4
Travis Kelce
99
KC 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 14 0.9 8
Albert Okwuegbunam
76
DEN 2 2 1 1 4 0.3 2
Blake Bell
67
KC 3 1 1 0.1 0
Cameron Brate
73
TB 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 10 0.6 4
Cole Kmet
72
CHI 1 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.4 0
David Njoku
82
CLE 2 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 3
Geoff Swaim
67
TEN 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 3
Harrison Bryant
73
CLE 3 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 3
Josiah Deguara
69
GB 3 1 1 1 3 0.2 0
Juwan Johnson
67
NO 2 2 1 1 1 5 0.3 3
Mo Alie-Cox
74
IND 1 2 1 1 1 1 6 0.3 3
Nick Boyle
79
BAL 2 1 1 0.2 0
Pat Freiermuth
79
PIT 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 13 0.8 7
Tyler Davis
67
GB 5 1 1 0.1 0
Antony Auclair
67
HOU 4 1 1 2 0.1 1
Andrew Beck
71
DEN 4 0 0 0
Austin Hooper
82
CLE 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 9 0.6 3
Adam Shaheen
68
MIA 2 1 2 3 0.3 0
Adam Trautman
75
NO 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 1
Brandon Dillon
67
MIN 4 0 0 0
Ben Ellefson
67
MIN 4 0 0 0
Brycen Hopkins
67
LAR 4 0 0 0
Blake Jarwin
69
DAL 2 1 1 1 3 0.4 2
Brevin Jordan
69
HOU 2 1 1 1 1 4 0.5 3
Brock Wright
67
DET 0 0 0
Cethan Carter
71
MIA 5 0 0 0
Chris Herndon
67
MIN 2 1 1 0.1 1
Chris Manhertz
69
JAX 5 0 0 0
Codey McElroy
67
TB 5 0 0 0
Chris Myarick
67
NYG 4 1 1 0.1 1
Colby Parkinson
67
SEA 3 1 1 0 0
Colin Thompson
67
CAR 3 0 0 0
C.J. Uzomah
76
CIN 1 1 2 3 0.2 1
Charlie Woerner
67
SF 3 0 0 0
Dan Arnold
75
JAX 1 1 1 2 0.2 0
Devin Asiasi
68
NE 5 0 0 0
Daniel Brown
67
NYJ 5 0 0 0
Derek Carrier
67
LV 3 0 0 0
Dominique Dafney
67
GB 4 0 0 0
Darrell Daniels
67
ARI 5 0 0 0
Darren Fells
75
TB 4 0 0 0
Dallas Goedert
88
PHI 1 2 1 1 1 5 0.3 2
Demetrius Harris
69
ARI 2 0 0 0
Daniel Helm
67
LV 14 0 0 0
Dawson Knox
80
BUF 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 12 0.8 6
Donald Parham Jr.
67
LAC 2 1 1 2 0.1 2
Drew Sample
67
CIN 2 0 0 0
Dalton Schultz
80
DAL 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 9 0.5 6

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.