2023 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 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Wk18 Total Avg Rec Catch % TD
Brenton Strange
67
JAX 3 2 2 4 0.3 3 75% 1
Johnny Mundt
68
MIN 2 1 2 3 0.2 2 50% 1
Sam LaPorta
83
DET 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 15 0.9 11 68.8% 8
Adam Trautman
73
DEN 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 10 0.8 6 46.2% 3
Brevin Jordan
68
HOU 2 1 1 2 0.1 2 100% 2
Ben Sims
67
GB 4 1 1 2 0.1 2 100% 1
Charlie Kolar
67
BAL 3 1 1 2 0.1 2 100% 1
Chigoziem Okonkwo
74
TEN 1 1 1 1 3 0.4 3 50% 1
Daniel Bellinger
69
NYG 2 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Dallas Goedert
87
PHI 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 8 0.7 6 60% 3
Dalton Kincaid
80
BUF 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 9 0.6 5 55.6% 0
Evan Engram
89
JAX 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 9 0.6 7 70% 3
George Kittle
98
SF 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 10 0.8 9 75% 3
Harrison Bryant
70
CLE 2 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 4 80% 3
Isaiah Likely
71
BAL 2 2 1 2 1 6 0.4 6 85.7% 2
Juwan Johnson
77
NO 1 1 1 3 1 1 7 0.6 7 87.5% 3
Jonnu Smith
77
ATL 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 0.5 6 66.7% 2
Kevin Rader
67
TEN 3 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Mitchell Wilcox
67
CIN 3 1 1 2 0.1 1 50% 0
Noah Fant
76
SEA 1 1 1 1 3 0.2 2 66.7% 0
Noah Gray
71
KC 2 1 1 2 0.2 1 33.3% 1
Robert Tonyan
69
CHI 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 2 66.7% 0
Tanner Hudson
68
CIN 4 1 1 1 3 0.2 3 100% 1
Anthony Firkser
68
DET 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Austin Hooper
70
LV 1 2 2 0.2 3 100% 0
Albert Okwuegbunam
69
PHI 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Blake Bell
67
KC 3 1 1 0.1 1 100% 1
Brycen Hopkins
67
LAR 2 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Brady Russell
67
SEA 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Blake Whiteheart
67
ARI 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Brayden Willis
67
SF 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Brock Wright
67
DET 2 0 0.1 1 100% 0
Cole Fotheringham
67
LV 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Connor Heyward
67
PIT 1 1 1 1 3 0.2 2 66.7% 0
Cole Kmet
83
CHI 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 13 0.9 11 73.3% 5
Chris Manhertz
67
DEN 2 1 1 0.1 0 0% 0
Cade Otton
76
TB 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 10 0.6 8 72.7% 4
Colby Parkinson
68
SEA 3 1 1 1 1 4 0.4 4 57.1% 1
Chris Pierce
67
CAR 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Pierce
67
CAR 0 0 0 0% 0
Cole Turner
67
WAS 3 1 3 4 0.3 2 50% 0
C.J. Uzomah
75
NYJ 2 1 1 1 3 0.3 2 50% 1
Charlie Woerner
67
SF 2 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Davis Allen
67
LAR 3 1 1 2 0.1 2 100% 1
Darrell Daniels
67
DET 0 0 0 0% 0
Dalton Keene
67
HOU 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Dawson Knox
82
BUF 1 3 1 1 1 2 8 0.7 4 50% 2
David Njoku
88
CLE 1 2 3 2 3 1 1 1 3 16 1.1 8 47.1% 3
Drew Ogletree
67
IND 5 1 1 2 0.2 1 50% 1
Donald Parham Jr.
68
LAC 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 9 0.6 6 66.7% 4

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.