2021 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 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Total Avg Rec Catch % TD
Tyler Higbee
84
LAR 1 1 2 2 1 3 9 1.5 7 77.8% 2
Blake Jarwin
75
DAL 2 1 1 2 4 0.7 2 50% 2
Jonnu Smith
83
NE 2 1 1 3 1 2 8 1.3 5 62.5% 1
Noah Fant
83
DEN 1 2 2 1 1 2 8 1.3 6 75% 3
Austin Hooper
86
CLE 2 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.8 3 60% 1
Cameron Brate
74
TB 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.7 3 75% 0
Chris Herndon
67
MIN 2 1 1 0.2 1 100% 1
Cole Kmet
74
CHI 1 1 1 2 0.3 1 50% 0
C.J. Uzomah
75
CIN 1 1 1 0.2 1 100% 1
Darrell Daniels
67
ARI 2 1 1 0.2 0 0% 0
Durham Smythe
69
MIA 2 1 1 2 0.3 1 50% 0
Geoff Swaim
69
TEN 3 1 1 1 3 0.5 2 66.7% 0
Hunter Henry
86
NE 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.7 3 75% 3
Jordan Akins
74
HOU 1 2 1 3 0.5 0 0% 0
Jared Cook
84
LAC 1 2 1 1 1 5 0.8 3 60% 2
Kyle Rudolph
82
NYG 2 2 1 1 4 0.7 0 0% 0
Mark Andrews
87
BAL 1 3 3 1 7 1.2 5 71.4% 3
Mike Gesicki
85
MIA 1 1 1 2 0.3 2 100% 1
O.J. Howard
82
TB 2 1 1 0.2 1 100% 1
Pat Freiermuth
73
PIT 1 2 1 3 0.5 2 66.7% 1
Tyler Conklin
70
MIN 1 3 1 4 0.7 3 75% 1
Travis Kelce
99
KC 1 2 1 1 1 5 0.8 5 100% 3
Tommy Sweeney
67
BUF 2 1 1 0.2 1 100% 1
Will Dissly
77
SEA 2 1 1 2 0.3 1 50% 1
Antony Auclair
67
HOU 3 1 1 0.2 1 100% 1
Andrew Beck
67
DEN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Anthony Firkser
73
TEN 1 1 1 2 0.5 1 50% 0
Albert Okwuegbunam
67
DEN 4 2 2 0.5 2 100% 1
Adam Shaheen
70
MIA 5 1 1 0.2 0 0% 0
Adam Trautman
73
NO 2 1 1 2 0.4 1 50% 0
Blake Bell
67
KC 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Brandon Dillon
67
MIN 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Ben Ellefson
67
MIN 6 0 0 0 0% 0
Cethan Carter
73
MIA 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Manhertz
73
JAX 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Codey McElroy
67
TB 4 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Chris Myarick
67
NYG 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Colby Parkinson
67
SEA 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Colin Thompson
67
CAR 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Charlie Woerner
67
SF 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Dan Arnold
73
JAX 1 1 1 2 0.3 1 50% 0
Daniel Brown
67
NYJ 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Derek Carrier
67
LV 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Dominique Dafney
67
GB 6 0 0 0 0% 0
Darren Fells
74
DET 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Dallas Goedert
86
PHI 3 2 1 1 1 5 1 4 80% 2
Demetrius Harris
67
ARI 1 1 1 0.2 0 0% 0
Dawson Knox
77
BUF 1 1 1 4 1 7 1.2 5 71.4% 3
David Njoku
76
CLE 1 1 1 2 0.3 2 100% 0
Donald Parham Jr.
67
LAC 2 1 1 2 0.3 1 50% 1

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.