2022 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 TEAM DEPTH Wk1 Wk2 Total Avg Rec Catch % TD
Zach Ertz ARI 1 2 3 5 2.5 1 20% 1
David Njoku CLE 1 2 2 1 1 50% 0
Darren Waller LV 1 1 2 3 1.5 1 33.3% 1
Mike Gesicki MIA 2 2 2 1 2 100% 1
Tyler Higbee LAR 1 1 2 3 1.5 1 33.3% 0
Austin Hooper TEN 1 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Dan Arnold JAX 3 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Daniel Bellinger NYG 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Dallas Goedert PHI 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Dawson Knox BUF 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Durham Smythe MIA 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Harrison Bryant CLE 2 1 1 2 1 0 0% 0
Hunter Henry NE 1 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Irv Smith Jr. MIN 1 1 1 2 1 1 50% 1
Jody Fortson KC 3 1 1 2 1 1 50% 1
Juwan Johnson NO 1 1 1 2 1 0 0% 0
Johnny Mundt MIN 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Kyle Pitts ATL 1 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Logan Thomas WAS 1 1 1 2 1 2 100% 1
Mo Alie-Cox IND 1 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Mark Andrews BAL 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Pat Freiermuth PIT 1 1 1 2 1 1 50% 1
Parker Hesse ATL 2 1 1 2 1 1 50% 0
Robert Tonyan GB 1 1 1 2 1 1 50% 0
T.J. Hockenson DET 1 1 1 2 1 1 50% 0
Travis Kelce KC 1 2 1 3 1.5 3 100% 1
Andrew Beck DEN 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Anthony Firkser ATL 3 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Albert Okwuegbunam DEN 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Armani Rogers WAS 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Adam Trautman NO 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Ben Ellefson MIN 3 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Brycen Hopkins LAR 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Brevin Jordan HOU 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Brock Wright DET 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Cameron Brate TB 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Cethan Carter MIA 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Connor Heyward PIT 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Cole Kmet CHI 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Manhertz JAX 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Chigoziem Okonkwo TEN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Cade Otton TB 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Colby Parkinson SEA 3 0 0 0 0% 0
C.J. Uzomah NYJ 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Charlie Woerner SF 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Drew Sample CIN 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Dalton Schultz DAL 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Evan Engram JAX 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Eric Saubert DEN 3 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Eric Tomlinson DEN 2 1 1 0.5 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.