2022 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.

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 TEAM DEPTH Wk1 Wk2 Total Avg Rec Catch % TD
Garrett Wilson NYJ 1 3 5 8 4 3 37.5% 2
Cooper Kupp LAR 1 1 4 5 2.5 4 80% 3
Jaylen Waddle MIA 1 4 4 2 2 50% 2
Stefon Diggs BUF 1 1 4 5 2.5 3 60% 2
Amon-Ra St. Brown DET 1 1 3 4 2 3 75% 3
Courtland Sutton DEN 1 1 3 4 2 1 25% 0
A.J. Green ARI 1 2 2 1 0 0% 0
Allen Lazard GB 1 2 2 2 1 50% 1
Allen Robinson II LAR 1 1 2 3 1.5 1 33.3% 1
Adam Thielen MIN 1 1 2 3 1.5 1 33.3% 0
Brandin Cooks HOU 1 2 2 1 0 0% 0
Christian Kirk JAX 1 3 2 5 2.5 3 60% 2
Chris Olave NO 1 2 2 1 1 50% 0
Davante Adams LV 1 3 2 5 2.5 2 40% 2
Drake London ATL 1 2 2 1 2 100% 1
Demarcus Robinson BAL 1 1 2 3 1.5 2 66.7% 1
Hunter Renfrow LV 1 2 2 1 1 50% 0
Joshua Palmer LAC 1 1 2 3 1.5 1 33.3% 1
Josh Reynolds DET 1 1 2 3 1.5 2 66.7% 1
Marquise Brown ARI 1 2 2 4 2 1 25% 1
Mike Strachan IND 1 2 2 1 0 0% 0
River Cracraft MIA 6 2 2 1 1 50% 1
Shi Smith CAR 1 2 2 1 0 0% 0
Tee Higgins CIN 1 2 2 1 2 100% 1
Amari Cooper CLE 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Brandon Aiyuk SF 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Bryan Edwards ATL 1 1 1 2 1 1 50% 0
Curtis Samuel WAS 1 1 1 2 1 2 100% 2
Cam Sims WAS 2 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Christian Watson GB 2 1 1 2 1 1 50% 0
DJ Chark DET 1 1 1 2 1 0 0% 0
Dax Milne WAS 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
DJ Moore CAR 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Dezmon Patmon IND 2 1 1 1 0 0% 0
Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE 1 1 1 2 1 0 0% 0
David Sills V NYG 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Elijah Moore NYJ 1 1 1 2 1 1 50% 0
Greg Dortch ARI 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Jamison Crowder BUF 2 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Jahan Dotson WAS 1 1 1 2 1 2 100% 2
Justin Jefferson MIN 1 3 1 4 2 1 25% 1
JuJu Smith-Schuster KC 1 1 1 2 1 2 100% 0
Kadarius Toney NYG 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Mack Hollins LV 1 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Michael Thomas NO 1 2 1 3 1.5 3 100% 3
Marquez Valdes-Scantling KC 1 1 1 2 1 1 50% 0
Mike Williams LAC 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Nelson Agholor NE 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Noah Brown DAL 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Nico Collins HOU 1 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0

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.