2019 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.

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
Darren Waller
67
OAK 1 1 1 1 3 6 1 5 83.3% 2
Eric Ebron
85
IND 1 1 1 1 2 5 0.8 3 60% 2
Gerald Everett
80
LAR 1 3 2 2 7 1 7 100% 2
Jimmy Graham
82
GB 1 1 5 2 2 10 1.4 5 50% 3
Mark Andrews
80
BAL 1 1 3 1 2 7 1 2 28.6% 2
Zach Ertz
91
PHI 1 6 1 2 9 1.3 3 33.3% 1
Austin Hooper
87
ATL 1 1 3 1 1 1 7 1 4 57.1% 4
Blake Jarwin
71
DAL 2 1 1 0.1 1 100% 1
Derek Carrier
71
OAK 3 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Foster Moreau
73
OAK 2 1 2 1 4 0.7 4 100% 2
Hayden Hurst
80
BAL 2 1 1 2 1 5 0.7 1 20% 1
Irv Smith Jr.
73
MIN 2 1 1 2 0.3 2 100% 0
Jack Doyle
86
IND 2 1 2 1 4 0.7 1 25% 1
Josh Hill
76
NO 2 1 2 1 4 0.6 3 75% 1
Jonnu Smith
75
TEN 2 1 1 2 0.3 2 100% 0
Kyle Rudolph
87
MIN 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.6 3 75% 1
Levine Toilolo
72
SF 3 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Seth DeValve
74
JAX 1 1 1 0.1 0 0% 0
Travis Kelce
94
KC 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 9 1.3 2 22.2% 0
Antony Auclair
60
TB 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Andrew Beck
77
DEN 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Anthony Firkser
68
TEN 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Adam Shaheen
72
CHI 2 1 1 0.2 0 0% 0
Blake Bell
63
KC 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Ben Braunecker
61
CHI 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Brandon Dillon
75
MIN 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Ben Koyack
75
JAX 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Bradley Sowell
68
CHI 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Benjamin Watson
83
NE 1 1 1 1 100% 0
Cameron Brate
80
TB 2 1 1 1 3 0.5 2 66.7% 2
Cethan Carter
69
CIN 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Charles Clay
81
ARI 1 1 1 2 0.3 2 100% 0
Chris Manhertz
75
CAR 2 0 0 0 0% 0
CJ Uzomah
80
CIN 2 2 2 0.3 2 100% 0
Dan Arnold
69
NO 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Daniel Brown
64
NYJ 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Daniel Brunskill
68
SF 5 0 0 0 0% 0
Darrell Daniels
60
ARI 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Darren Fells
73
HOU 2 1 2 1 4 0.6 3 75% 2
Dallas Goedert
81
PHI 2 2 2 0.3 2 100% 1
Demetrius Harris
76
CLE 2 2 1 3 0.5 1 33.3% 1
Dawson Knox
77
BUF 1 1 1 0.2 1 100% 1
David Njoku
83
CLE 4 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Drew Sample
72
CIN 6 0 0 0 0% 0
Dalton Schultz
73
DAL 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Durham Smythe
69
MIA 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Delanie Walker
91
TEN 1 2 2 1 5 0.7 2 40% 2
Deon Yelder
67
KC 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Evan Baylis
67
GB 4 0 0 0 0% 0
Evan Engram
82
NYG 1 1 1 2 1 3 8 1.3 4 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.