2019 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.

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
Julian Edelman
90
NE 1 1 2 1 1 5 5 18 2 13 72.2% 4
Tyler Lockett
86
SEA 1 3 1 1 2 3 5 15 1.7 10 66.7% 5
Jamison Crowder
77
NYJ 1 1 2 4 7 0.9 4 57.1% 1
Jarvis Landry
82
CLE 1 3 1 2 4 11 1.4 4 36.4% 1
Golden Tate
86
NYG 1 1 3 4 0.8 4 100% 0
Olabisi Johnson
76
MIN 1 2 3 5 0.6 2 40% 2
Preston Williams
72
MIA 3 2 2 2 3 9 1.1 6 66.7% 3
Antonio Callaway
73
CLE 3 2 1 2 5 1.2 2 40% 0
Bennie Fowler
69
NYG 1 1 1 2 4 0.6 2 50% 0
CJ Board
65
JAX 2 2 2 1 0 0% 0
Curtis Samuel
77
CAR 1 4 1 1 2 8 1 4 50% 3
David Moore
78
SEA 2 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.9 2 33.3% 1
Deebo Samuel
73
SF 1 2 1 2 2 2 9 1.3 5 55.6% 1
Hunter Renfrow
73
OAK 1 1 1 2 4 0.5 4 100% 1
Kenny Golladay
84
DET 1 2 1 3 2 1 2 11 1.4 5 45.5% 4
Mike Evans
93
TB 1 1 4 1 1 4 3 2 16 2 8 50% 5
Mohamed Sanu
80
NE 1 2 2 1 2 7 0.8 6 85.7% 2
Mike Williams
83
LAC 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 2 12 1.5 2 16.7% 0
Sammy Watkins
81
KC 1 1 2 1 2 6 0.9 3 50% 1
Breshad Perriman
70
TB 1 1 1 0.2 1 100% 1
Cole Beasley
84
BUF 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.5 4 100% 3
Chris Conley
73
JAX 1 1 1 2 0.2 0 0% 0
Christian Kirk
75
ARI 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.8 4 80% 0
Cody Latimer
71
NYG 2 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 1
Cordarrelle Patterson
73
CHI 2 1 2 1 4 0.5 3 75% 0
Chester Rogers
75
IND 1 1 1 1 3 0.4 2 66.7% 2
Danny Amendola
79
DET 1 1 1 2 1 5 0.7 3 60% 0
D.J. Chark
70
JAX 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 10 1.1 4 40% 3
DeAndre Hopkins
97
HOU 1 2 3 2 1 1 9 1 6 66.7% 4
Diontae Johnson
71
PIT 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.5 2 50% 0
D.K. Metcalf
74
SEA 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 1 12 1.3 2 16.7% 2
D.J. Moore
66
CAR 1 3 1 4 0.5 2 50% 0
Devante Parker
80
MIA 1 1 1 3 1 6 0.8 4 66.7% 3
Darius Slayton
73
NYG 1 1 1 1 3 0.4 1 33.3% 0
Emmanuel Sanders
89
SF 1 3 4 1 1 1 1 11 1.2 8 72.7% 4
Isaiah McKenzie
69
BUF 1 1 1 1 3 0.5 3 100% 1
John Brown
77
BUF 1 2 1 1 4 0.5 2 50% 1
JuJu Smith-Schuster
89
PIT 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.9 3 42.9% 0
Kendrick Bourne
77
SF 2 1 1 1 3 0.4 1 33.3% 1
Kelvin Harmon
73
WAS 2 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Keesean Johnson
70
ARI 1 2 1 1 1 5 0.6 1 20% 1
Khalif Raymond
65
TEN 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 0
Michael Gallup
76
DAL 1 1 1 1 3 0.5 2 66.7% 1
Marvin Jones
88
DET 1 2 1 1 5 1 1 11 1.4 9 81.8% 6
Parris Campbell
70
IND 4 1 1 1 1 4 0.7 4 100% 1
Phillip Dorsett
78
NE 1 1 1 3 1 6 0.8 3 50% 0
Paul Richardson
79
WAS 1 1 1 2 1 5 0.6 3 60% 2
Randall Cobb
82
DAL 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.7 3 60% 0
Rashard Higgins
72
CLE 1 1 1 0.3 0 0% 0
Stefon Diggs
92
MIN 1 2 1 1 4 0.4 1 25% 1

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.