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.

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
Davante Adams
92
GB 1 1 1 4 2 2 5 1 1 3 3 23 1.9 16 69.6% 4
Alshon Jeffery
88
PHI 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 10 1 5 50% 4
D.K. Metcalf
79
SEA 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 4 18 1.1 6 33.3% 4
Kenny Golladay
89
DET 1 2 1 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 16 1 8 50% 6
Auden Tate
67
CIN 2 1 2 3 2 1 4 1 14 1.2 5 35.7% 1
Chris Godwin
88
TB 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 12 0.9 9 75% 5
Courtland Sutton
82
DEN 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 20 1.2 11 55% 3
Geronimo Allison
74
GB 4 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 10 0.6 5 50% 2
John Brown
81
BUF 1 2 1 1 4 1 9 0.6 5 55.6% 2
Marquise Brown
79
BAL 1 1 2 3 1 13 0.9 9 69.2% 4
Mecole Hardman
71
KC 2 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.4 3 50% 0
Mohamed Sanu
81
NE 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 11 0.7 7 63.6% 2
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
75
GB 1 1 2 1 4 0.2 1 25% 0
Sammy Watkins
83
KC 1 1 2 1 2 6 0.4 3 50% 1
Tyrell Williams
83
LV 1 1 2 1 2 2 8 0.6 4 50% 4
Zay Jones
77
LV 1 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.4 3 50% 0
A.J. Brown
81
TEN 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 8 0.5 5 62.5% 4
Allen Robinson
90
CHI 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 20 1.2 11 55% 6
Adam Thielen
89
MIN 1 1 2 3 6 0.6 5 83.3% 3
Byron Pringle
69
KC 2 1 1 2 0.1 2 100% 0
Christian Kirk
76
ARI 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 12 0.9 11 91.7% 1
Chester Rogers
72
IND 5 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 2 50% 2
Deon Cain
67
PIT 3 1 1 2 0.2 0 0% 0
D.J. Chark
80
JAX 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 2 1 15 1 6 40% 4
Diontae Johnson
71
PIT 2 1 1 1 1 3 7 0.4 4 57.1% 1
David Moore
78
SEA 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 8 0.6 2 25% 1
Damion Ratley
67
CLE 3 3 1 1 5 0.4 1 20% 0
Demarcus Robinson
79
KC 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.4 2 33.3% 1
Devin Smith
67
DAL 2 1 1 2 0.5 0 0% 0
Julian Edelman
86
NE 1 1 2 1 1 5 5 1 1 1 2 23 1.4 15 65.2% 5
Jarvis Landry
87
CLE 1 1 3 1 2 4 3 1 2 2 1 2 22 1.4 12 54.5% 5
JuJu Smith-Schuster
89
PIT 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 9 0.8 4 44.4% 0
Keenan Allen
95
LAC 1 3 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 20 1.2 14 70% 4
Miles Boykin
74
BAL 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 4 100% 3
Mike Evans
89
TB 1 1 4 1 1 4 3 2 1 1 18 1.4 8 44.4% 5
Marvin Jones
85
DET 1 2 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 2 15 1.2 11 73.3% 8
Odell Beckham Jr
89
CLE 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 13 0.8 5 38.5% 2
Parris Campbell
73
IND 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.7 5 100% 1
Phillip Dorsett
75
NE 5 1 1 3 1 2 2 10 0.7 5 50% 1
Randall Cobb
76
DAL 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 8 0.5 4 50% 1
Robert Tonyan Jr.
67
GB 5 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 1
Sterling Shepard
84
NYG 1 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 12 1.2 6 50% 2
Ted Ginn
76
NO 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 4 80% 1
Tyler Lockett
85
SEA 1 3 1 1 2 3 5 1 4 4 24 1.5 17 70.8% 7
Trent Sherfield
68
ARI 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 0 0% 0
Will Fuller
85
HOU 1 1 4 1 1 7 0.6 4 57.1% 1
Antonio Brown
99
NE 1 5 5 5 2 40% 1
Antonio Callaway
73
CLE 2 2 1 2 5 1.2 2 40% 0
Austin Carr
67
NO 3 1 1 0.2 0 0% 0
Amari Cooper
88
DAL 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 9 0.6 6 66.7% 5

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.