2019-2020 Wide Receiver (WR) Red Zone Targets

Bigger bodied wide receivers are used much more in the red zone than smaller receivers. While there are some exceptions, we look at the sure-handed guys who have advantages over smaller cornerbacks. WR1s can dominate in the red zone for usage, mainly because of their size differential. Mike Evans is a prime example of that, who has had a few weeks with multiple red zone targets. In some cases, that is not the same, like Julio Jones seeing two red zone targets through the first six weeks of the season. Much like the other positions, red zone targets correlate with scoring touchdowns, which means fantasy points. Guys with higher targets are ahead of others when looking at the touchdown leaders. DeAndre Hopkins is a prime example, who has five red zone touchdowns this season, and 11 red zone targets. His total for the year so far is eight receiving touchdowns.

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Bigger bodied wide receivers are used much more in the red zone than smaller receivers. While there are some exceptions, we look at the sure-handed guys who have advantages over smaller cornerbacks. WR1s can dominate in the red zone for usage, mainly because of their size differential. Mike Evans is a prime example of that, who has had a few weeks with multiple red zone targets. In some cases, that is not the same, like Julio Jones seeing two red zone targets through the first six weeks of the season. Much like the other positions, red zone targets correlate with scoring touchdowns, which means fantasy points. Guys with higher targets are ahead of others when looking at the touchdown leaders. DeAndre Hopkins is a prime example, who has five red zone touchdowns this season, and 11 red zone targets. His total for the year so far is eight receiving touchdowns.

NAME RTG TEAM DEPTH Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Total Avg Rec Catch % TD
D.K. Metcalf
82
SEA 2 0 4 4 0 0 0% 0
Odell Beckham Jr
88
CLE 1 2 0 4 6 0.8 0 0% 0
Adam Thielen
92
MIN 1 0 1 2 3 6 1.6 4.8 100% 4.8
Emmanuel Sanders
87
NO 2 3 2 1 3 9 4.8 7.2 49.7% 4.8
A.J. Brown
83
TEN 1 0 2 2 2.4 0 0% 0
Chase Claypool
67
PIT 4 2 2 0 0 0% 0
Collin Johnson
67
JAX 7 2 1 2 5 1.6 0 0% 0
Cedrick Wilson
71
DAL 5 2 2 0 0 0% 0
D.J. Chark
79
JAX 1 0 0 2 2 1.2 2.4 100% 2.4
Gabriel Davis
72
BUF 5 2 2 4 0.8 2.4 100% 2.4
Greg Ward
67
PHI 2 2 2 4 1.6 4.8 100% 0
Mike Evans
89
TB 2 0 2 1 2 5 2.4 7.2 100% 7.2
T.Y. Hilton
87
IND 1 0 1 2 3 0.8 0 0% 0
Allen Robinson
91
CHI 1 1 2 1 1 5 2.4 2.4 33.3% 0
CeeDee Lamb
76
DAL 3 0 2 0 1 3 1.6 2.4 50% 0
Cooper Kupp
86
LAR 2 0 2 1 3 2.4 4.8 66.7% 2.4
Cordarrelle Patterson
77
CHI 4 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Damion Ratley
69
NYG 4 0 2 1 3 1.6 0 0% 0
Demarcus Robinson
79
KC 4 1 1 2 1.6 2.4 50% 0
Darius Slayton
81
NYG 1 1 2 0 1 4 2.4 4.8 66.7% 2.4
Freddie Swain
67
SEA 7 0 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Isaiah Ford
72
MIA 4 0 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Isaiah McKenzie
73
BUF 6 0 1 1 2 1.6 2.4 50% 0
Jamison Crowder
81
NYJ 1 0 1 1 2.4 2.4 100% 0
JuJu Smith-Schuster
83
PIT 1 1 2 1 4 2.4 7.2 100% 4.8
Keenan Allen
88
LAC 1 2 3 1 6 3.2 7.2 75% 2.4
Kendrick Bourne
76
SF 3 0 1 1 2 0.8 0 0% 0
Keelan Cole
75
JAX 5 2 1 3 0.8 2.4 100% 2.4
Laviska Shenault Jr
69
JAX 2 0 0 1 1 0.8 2.4 100% 2.4
Marquez Callaway
67
NO 5 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Marquise Brown
77
BAL 1 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Mike Williams
82
LAC 2 0 1 1 0.8 0 0% 0
Olamide Zaccheaus
67
ATL 5 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Rashard Higgins
73
CLE 3 1 1 0 0 0% 0
Sammy Watkins
82
KC 3 2 1 1 1 5 3.2 7.2 75% 2.4
Tyreek Hill
94
KC 1 0 2 1 1 4 2.4 7.2 100% 4.8
Tyler Lockett
86
SEA 1 2 3 1 6 3.2 7.2 75% 7.2
Will Fuller
80
HOU 1 2 1 1 4 1.6 4.8 100% 2.4
Amari Cooper
94
DAL 1 1 3 4 1.6 2.4 50% 0
Ashton Dulin
67
IND 6 0 0 0 0% 0
Alex Erickson
70
CIN 6 0 0 0 0% 0
AJ Green
87
CIN 1 5 5 1.6 0 0% 0
Adam Humphries
79
TEN 3 0 2 1 3 2.4 4.8 66.7% 2.4
Andy Isabella
70
ARI 4 2 2 1.6 4.8 100% 4.8
Allen Lazard
73
GB 2 0 1 1 1.6 4.8 100% 4.8
Anthony Miller
79
CHI 2 0 2 1 3 2.4 0 0% 0
Antonio Gandy-Golden
67
WAS 3 0 0 0 0% 0
Andre Roberts
73
BUF 9 0 0 0 0% 0
Auden Tate
76
CIN 5 2 2 2.4 0 0% 0
Braxton Berrios
68
NYJ 6 2 1 3 1.6 4.8 100% 2.4

Bigger bodied wide receivers are used much more in the red zone than smaller receivers. While there are some exceptions, we look at the sure-handed guys who have advantages over smaller cornerbacks. WR1s can dominate in the red zone for usage, mainly because of their size differential. Mike Evans is a prime example of that, who has had a few weeks with multiple red zone targets. In some cases, that is not the same, like Julio Jones seeing two red zone targets through the first six weeks of the season. Much like the other positions, red zone targets correlate with scoring touchdowns, which means fantasy points. Guys with higher targets are ahead of others when looking at the touchdown leaders. DeAndre Hopkins is a prime example, who has five red zone touchdowns this season, and 11 red zone targets. His total for the year so far is eight receiving touchdowns.