2019-2020 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 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 Rec Catch % TD
Jimmy Graham
78
GB 1 1 5 2 2 1 11 0.7 5 45.5% 3
Dallas Goedert
81
PHI 2 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 11 0.7 8 72.7% 4
Gerald Everett
79
LAR 2 3 2 2 1 8 0.6 7 87.5% 2
Jack Doyle
84
IND 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 14 0.9 6 42.9% 3
Josh Hill
76
NO 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 12 0.8 8 66.7% 3
James O'Shaughnessy
76
JAX 1 1 2 3 0.6 2 66.7% 1
Tyler Eifert
76
CIN 5 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 9 0.6 4 44.4% 2
T.J. Hockenson
76
DET 2 1 2 2 2 7 0.6 3 42.9% 1
Will Dissly
82
SEA 2 2 1 2 1 6 1 4 66.7% 4
Cameron Brate
78
TB 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.4 5 71.4% 4
Darren Waller
85
LV 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 11 0.7 7 63.6% 3
Evan Engram
90
NYG 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 11 1.4 5 45.5% 2
Foster Moreau
73
LV 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 0.5 7 100% 5
Jared Cook
88
NO 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 10 0.7 5 50% 5
JP Holtz
67
CHI 3 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Jeremy Sprinkle
71
WAS 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 1 25% 1
Mark Andrews
86
BAL 2 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 15 1 8 53.3% 8
OJ Howard
78
TB 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 8 0.6 4 50% 1
Ricky Seals-Jones
73
CLE 2 1 1 1 3 6 0.4 4 66.7% 3
Sean Culkin
67
LAC 3 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Trey Burton
80
CHI 1 1 1 2 0.2 0 0% 0
Tyler Higbee
80
LAR 1 2 1 1 1 3 4 1 1 4 19 1.3 14 73.7% 3
Travis Kelce
98
KC 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 19 1.2 7 36.8% 2
Vernon Davis
83
WAS 2 1 1 1 3 0.8 2 66.7% 0
Antony Auclair
67
TB 2 1 1 0.1 0 0% 0
Andrew Beck
77
DEN 1 1 1 1 3 0.2 3 100% 1
Anthony Firkser
68
TEN 1 1 1 2 4 0.3 2 50% 1
Austin Hooper
88
ATL 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 2 18 1.4 10 55.6% 6
Adam Shaheen
73
CHI 2 1 2 3 0.4 0 0% 0
Blake Bell
68
KC 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Ben Braunecker
67
CHI 2 1 1 0.1 1 100% 1
Brandon Dillon
75
MIN 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Blake Jarwin
75
DAL 1 1 1 2 0.1 1 50% 1
Ben Koyack
67
JAX 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Bradley Sowell
68
CHI 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Benjamin Watson
81
NE 1 1 1 3 0.3 3 100% 0
Cethan Carter
68
CIN 3 1 1 0.1 1 100% 1
Charles Clay
74
ARI 5 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 4 80% 1
Chris Herndon IV
78
NYJ 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Charles Jones II
73
JAX 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Manhertz
71
CAR 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Carson Meier
70
ATL 3 0 0 0 0% 0
CJ Uzomah
73
CIN 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 10 0.6 7 70% 2
Clive Walford
70
MIA 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Dan Arnold
71
ARI 3 2 2 4 0.8 1 25% 1
Daniel Brown
69
NYJ 3 1 1 2 0.1 1 50% 1
Derek Carrier
72
LV 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 3 60% 1
Darrell Daniels
67
ARI 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Darren Fells
79
HOU 3 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 11 0.7 9 81.8% 6
Demetrius Harris
77
CLE 5 2 1 1 2 1 7 0.5 2 28.6% 2

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.