2021 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 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Total Avg Rec Catch % TD
Courtland Sutton
82
DEN 1 3 4 7 1.2 6 85.7% 1
Stefon Diggs
99
BUF 1 2 2 2 1 4 11 1.8 8 72.7% 2
Chase Claypool
76
PIT 1 1 3 4 0.8 2 50% 1
Chris Godwin
87
TB 1 4 1 1 4 3 13 2.2 10 76.9% 2
DeAndre Hopkins
99
ARI 1 2 1 2 2 3 10 1.7 6 60% 6
A.J. Green
80
ARI 1 1 3 1 1 2 8 1.3 4 50% 2
Allen Lazard
72
GB 1 1 2 3 0.5 1 33.3% 1
Adam Thielen
87
MIN 1 1 1 2 2 6 1 6 100% 4
Cooper Kupp
86
LAR 1 2 2 3 2 1 2 12 2 9 75% 6
Cedrick Wilson
72
DAL 1 1 2 3 0.5 2 66.7% 1
Justin Jefferson
88
MIN 1 1 3 2 2 8 1.3 5 62.5% 3
Jaylen Waddle
78
MIA 1 1 1 1 2 5 0.8 4 80% 3
K.J. Osborn
67
MIN 1 2 2 0.3 2 100% 0
Robby Anderson
86
CAR 1 1 2 3 0.5 1 33.3% 1
Sterling Shepard
85
NYG 1 1 3 2 6 1.5 4 66.7% 0
Tyreek Hill
99
KC 1 2 2 2 2 8 1.3 6 75% 3
Antonio Brown
87
TB 1 1 1 1 3 0.6 2 66.7% 1
A.J. Brown
88
TEN 1 1 1 1 3 0.6 1 33.3% 1
Adam Humphries
71
WAS 1 1 1 2 0.3 2 100% 0
Auden Tate
74
CIN 2 1 1 0.2 1 100% 1
Cole Beasley
83
BUF 1 1 5 1 7 1.2 5 71.4% 0
Collin Johnson
67
NYG 2 1 1 0.2 0 0% 0
CeeDee Lamb
81
DAL 1 2 1 1 1 1 6 1 3 50% 1
Darnell Mooney
78
CHI 1 1 1 2 0.3 1 50% 1
DJ Moore
67
CAR 1 1 3 1 1 6 1 5 83.3% 3
Donovan Peoples-Jones
71
CLE 1 1 1 0.2 1 100% 1
Dante Pettis
71
NYG 3 1 1 1 0 0% 0
Emmanuel Sanders
84
BUF 1 1 1 1 2 1 6 1 2 33.3% 2
Isaiah McKenzie
77
BUF 2 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
KhaDarel Hodge
71
DET 1 1 1 2 0.4 1 50% 0
Laquon Treadwell
67
JAX 2 1 1 0.5 0 0% 0
Mecole Hardman
75
KC 1 2 1 1 1 5 0.8 4 80% 1
Odell Beckham Jr.
90
CLE 1 1 1 1 3 0.8 0 0% 0
Phillip Dorsett II
77
SEA 2 1 1 0.3 1 100% 0
Quez Watkins
67
PHI 1 1 1 2 0.3 1 50% 0
Rashard Higgins
76
CLE 1 1 1 1 3 0.5 2 66.7% 1
Robert Woods
86
LAR 1 2 1 1 2 1 7 1.2 4 57.1% 3
Shi Smith
67
CAR 2 1 1 1 1 100% 0
Amari Cooper
93
DAL 1 3 2 1 2 8 1.3 5 62.5% 1
Ashton Dulin
69
IND 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Alex Erickson
73
CAR 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Antonio Gandy-Golden
69
WAS 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Andy Isabella
71
ARI 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Anthony Miller
78
HOU 2 1 1 0.5 1 100% 1
Andre Roberts
71
HOU 2 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Allen Robinson II
89
CHI 1 2 2 4 0.7 3 75% 1
Amari Rodgers
67
GB 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Anthony Schwartz
70
CLE 2 0 0 0 0% 0
Amon-Ra St. Brown
70
DET 1 1 2 1 4 0.7 3 75% 0
Antoine Wesley
67
ARI 2 0 0 0 0% 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.