2023 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
Brevin Jordan
68
HOU 3 1 1 2 0.1 2
Ben Sims
67
GB 3 1 1 2 0.1 1
Brenton Strange
67
JAX 2 2 1 3 0.2 1
Charlie Kolar
67
BAL 3 1 1 2 0.1 1
Daniel Bellinger
69
NYG 2 1 1 0.1 0
Dallas Goedert
87
PHI 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.4 3
Evan Engram
89
JAX 1 2 1 2 1 1 7 0.4 3
George Kittle
98
SF 1 1 2 2 1 1 7 0.6 3
Harrison Bryant
70
CLE 2 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 3
Isaiah Likely
71
BAL 2 2 1 1 1 5 0.4 2
Juwan Johnson
77
NO 1 1 3 1 1 6 0.5 3
Johnny Mundt
68
MIN 3 1 1 2 0.1 1
Kevin Rader
67
TEN 4 1 1 0.1 0
Robert Tonyan
69
CHI 2 1 1 2 0.1 0
Tanner Hudson
68
CIN 3 1 1 1 3 0.2 1
Anthony Firkser
68
DET 5 0 0 0
Austin Hooper
70
LV 2 2 2 0.2 0
Albert Okwuegbunam
69
PHI 2 0 0 0
Adam Trautman
73
DEN 2 2 1 1 4 0.4 3
Blake Bell
67
KC 3 1 1 0.1 1
Brycen Hopkins
67
LAR 3 1 1 0.1 0
Brady Russell
67
SEA 4 0 0 0
Blake Whiteheart
67
ARI 6 0 0 0
Brayden Willis
67
SF 4 0 0 0
Brock Wright
67
DET 2 0 0.1 0
Cole Fotheringham
67
LV 5 0 0 0
Connor Heyward
67
PIT 3 1 1 2 0.1 0
Cole Kmet
83
CHI 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 8 0.6 5
Chris Manhertz
67
DEN 3 0 0 0
Chigoziem Okonkwo
74
TEN 1 1 1 0.2 1
Cade Otton
76
TB 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 7 0.5 4
Colby Parkinson
68
SEA 3 1 1 2 0.2 1
Chris Pierce
67
CAR 0 0 0
Chris Pierce
67
CAR 0 0 0
Cole Turner
67
WAS 2 1 1 2 0.2 0
C.J. Uzomah
75
NYJ 2 1 1 0.2 1
Charlie Woerner
67
SF 3 1 1 0.1 0
Davis Allen
67
LAR 4 1 1 2 0.1 1
Darrell Daniels
67
DET 0 0 0
Dalton Keene
67
HOU 5 0 0 0
Dalton Kincaid
80
BUF 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 0
Dawson Knox
82
BUF 2 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 2
David Njoku
88
CLE 1 1 2 2 3 8 0.5 3
Drew Ogletree
67
IND 5 1 1 0.1 1
Donald Parham Jr.
68
LAC 2 2 2 1 1 6 0.4 4
Drew Sample
67
CIN 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 1
Dalton Schultz
85
HOU 1 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.5 5
Durham Smythe
72
MIA 1 1 1 2 0.1 0
Darren Waller
86
NYG 1 2 1 3 0.2 1
Darnell Washington
70
PIT 2 1 1 0.1 0

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.