2020 Tight End (TE) Red Zone Targets

Tight ends have become a staple for passing games inside the red zone and out. Many reasons for that, but they have a size advantage over corners, and are quicker than linebackers if they are caught in coverage. Jimmy Graham isn’t making much noise outside the 20 this season, but has 17 red zone targets, which is six more than any other tight end this season. Despite having a 58% catch rate, his six touchdowns are tied with Zach Ertz. We are looking at most production from tight ends coming within the red zone due to them being fairly touchdown dependent. Catch rates are fairly important for guys that are not getting enough volume, which can be shown in the charts.

Tight ends have become a staple for passing games inside the red zone and out. Many reasons for that, but they have a size advantage over corners, and are quicker than linebackers if they are caught in coverage. Jimmy Graham isn’t making much noise outside the 20 this season, but has 17 red zone targets, which is six more than any other tight end this season. Despite having a 58% catch rate, his six touchdowns are tied with Zach Ertz. We are looking at most production from tight ends coming within the red zone due to them being fairly touchdown dependent. Catch rates are fairly important for guys that are not getting enough volume, which can be shown in the charts.

NAME RTG TEAM DEPTH Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Total Avg Rec Catch % TD
Travis Kelce
94
KC 1 1 2 2 3 8 2.4 7.2 100% 4.8
Jimmy Graham
79
CHI 1 2 4 2 8 4.1 9.6 77.4% 7.2
Jonnu Smith
77
TEN 1 0 5 1 2 8 3.2 7.2 75% 7.2
Anthony Firkser
74
TEN 2 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Adam Shaheen
71
MIA 2 2 1 3 0.8 0 0% 0
Darren Waller
88
LV 1 0 5 1 3 1 10 3.2 7.2 75% 2.4
Hunter Henry
83
LAC 1 0 1 1 0.8 0 0% 0
Hayden Hurst
77
ATL 1 2 1 1 4 1.6 2.4 50% 2.4
Irv Smith Jr.
79
MIN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Jared Cook
89
NO 1 0 2 1 1 4 2.4 2.4 33.3% 2.4
Mark Andrews
83
BAL 1 3 2 1 1 7 4.8 9.6 66.2% 4.8
Mike Gesicki
81
MIA 1 0 8 1 0 1 10 4 4.8 40% 4.8
Rob Gronkowski
92
TB 1 1 1 1 3 0.8 2.4 100% 0
Tyler Eifert
79
JAX 1 8 1 1 1 11 3.2 4.8 50% 2.4
Trevon Wesco
72
NYJ 3 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Will Dissly
80
SEA 2 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Zach Ertz
91
PHI 1 0 2 1 1 4 2.4 4.8 66.7% 2.4
Antony Auclair
67
TB 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Andrew Beck
67
DEN 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Adam Trautman
70
NO 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Austin Hooper
89
CLE 1 2 1 3 0.8 0 0% 0
Blake Bell
67
DAL 3 2 2 0.8 2.4 100% 0
Ben Ellefson
67
JAX 0 0 0 0% 0
Blake Jarwin
74
DAL 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Cameron Brate
78
TB 3 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Cethan Carter
69
CIN 3 1 1 0.8 2.4 100% 0
Charlie Woerner
67
SF 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Herndon IV
75
NYJ 1 2 2 0.8 0 0% 0
Chris Manhertz
75
CAR 2 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Cole Kmet
73
CHI 2 0 0 0.8 0 0% 0
Colin Thompson
67
CAR 0 0 0 0% 0
CJ Uzomah
72
CIN 1 0 2 2 2.4 2.4 50% 0
Dan Arnold
67
ARI 1 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Daniel Brown
70
NYJ 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Derek Carrier
72
LV 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Darrell Daniels
67
ARI 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Devin Asiasi
71
NE 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Darren Fells
75
HOU 1 2 1 3 1.6 2.4 50% 2.4
Dallas Goedert
80
PHI 2 0 2 2 1.6 4.8 100% 0
Demetrius Harris
73
CHI 3 0 1 1 0.8 0 0% 0
Dawson Knox
76
BUF 1 0 2 2 1.2 2.4 100% 0
David Njoku
75
CLE 2 0 0 2.4 2.4 100% 2.4
Drew Sample
68
CIN 2 11 2 13 3.2 4.8 50% 0
Dalton Schultz
71
DAL 2 1 5 1 7 3.2 4.8 50% 2.4
Durham Smythe
70
MIA 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Deon Yelder
67
KC 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Eric Ebron
86
PIT 1 2 1 3 1.6 2.4 50% 2.4
Evan Engram
89
NYG 1 1 2 1 4 2.4 4.8 66.7% 0
Eric Tomlinson
67
NYG 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Farrod Green
67
IND 0 0 0 0% 0

Tight ends have become a staple for passing games inside the red zone and out. Many reasons for that, but they have a size advantage over corners, and are quicker than linebackers if they are caught in coverage. Jimmy Graham isn’t making much noise outside the 20 this season, but has 17 red zone targets, which is six more than any other tight end this season. Despite having a 58% catch rate, his six touchdowns are tied with Zach Ertz. We are looking at most production from tight ends coming within the red zone due to them being fairly touchdown dependent. Catch rates are fairly important for guys that are not getting enough volume, which can be shown in the charts.