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 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Wk18 Total Avg Rec Catch % TD
Anthony Firkser
70
TEN 2 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.4 4 80% 1
Cameron Brate
71
TB 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 4 2 1 1 1 2 19 1.2 10 52.6% 4
Josiah Deguara
67
GB 1 1 1 2 2 6 0.4 3 50% 0
Juwan Johnson
72
NO 3 2 1 2 1 6 0.4 4 80% 3
Noah Fant
85
DEN 1 2 2 1 1 2 3 2 2 1 16 1 11 68.8% 4
Travis Kelce
96
KC 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 16 1 14 87.5% 7
Albert Okwuegbunam
74
DEN 1 2 1 1 1 5 0.4 4 80% 2
Blake Bell
67
KC 2 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Cole Kmet
73
CHI 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 12 0.8 6 50% 0
David Njoku
83
CLE 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 9 0.6 5 55.6% 3
Dalton Schultz
80
DAL 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 14 0.8 9 64.3% 6
Geoff Swaim
67
TEN 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 0.5 5 62.5% 3
Harrison Bryant
69
CLE 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 4 100% 3
Mo Alie-Cox
72
IND 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 0.6 5 55.6% 3
Nick Boyle
75
BAL 2 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Pat Freiermuth
79
PIT 1 2 1 2 2 3 4 1 2 1 2 20 1.2 12 66.7% 7
Rob Gronkowski
90
TB 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 12 1.1 6 50% 5
Tyler Davis
67
GB 2 1 1 2 0.1 1 100% 0
Tyler Higbee
87
LAR 1 1 2 2 1 3 3 2 2 1 1 2 20 1.3 12 66.7% 3
Zach Ertz
84
ARI 1 1 1 3 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 3 18 0.9 6 40% 3
Zach Gentry
67
PIT 2 2 1 1 1 5 0.3 2 40% 0
Antony Auclair
67
HOU 4 1 1 2 0.1 2 100% 1
Andrew Beck
67
DEN 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Austin Hooper
77
CLE 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 12 0.8 9 75% 3
Adam Shaheen
70
MIA 1 1 1 1 3 6 0.5 3 50% 0
Adam Trautman
74
NO 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 8 0.6 3 42.9% 1
Brandon Dillon
67
MIN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Ben Ellefson
67
MIN 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Brycen Hopkins
67
LAR 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Blake Jarwin
73
DAL 1 1 1 2 2 6 0.8 3 50% 2
Brevin Jordan
72
HOU 3 1 1 1 1 4 0.5 4 100% 3
Brock Wright
67
DET 1 1 1 0.1 0 0% 0
Cethan Carter
70
MIA 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Chris Herndon
67
MIN 2 1 1 0.1 1 100% 1
Chris Manhertz
70
JAX 1 0 0 0 0% 0
Codey McElroy
67
TB 5 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Chris Myarick
67
NYG 1 1 0.1 1 100% 1
Colby Parkinson
67
SEA 3 1 2 3 0.1 0 0% 0
Colin Thompson
67
CAR 2 0 0 0 0% 0
C.J. Uzomah
78
CIN 1 1 1 4 6 0.4 3 50% 1
Charlie Woerner
69
SF 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Dan Arnold
74
JAX 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.4 2 50% 0
Devin Asiasi
67
NE 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Daniel Brown
67
NYJ 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Derek Carrier
67
LV 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Dominique Dafney
67
GB 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Darrell Daniels
67
ARI 3 1 1 0.1 0 0% 0
Darren Fells
75
TB 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Dallas Goedert
88
PHI 1 2 1 1 1 1 6 0.4 5 83.3% 2
Demetrius Harris
70
ARI 4 1 1 0.1 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.