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
Kenny Golladay
76
DET 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 3 13 1 4 30.8% 4
Adam Humphries
81
TB 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 11 0.8 9 81.8% 3
Anthony Miller
73
CHI 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 10 0.8 6 60% 4
Bruce Ellington
78
DET 1 2 2 4 0.6 4 100% 1
Chris Godwin
81
TB 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 2 1 13 1 5 38.5% 5
Davante Adams
89
GB 1 2 3 2 1 2 5 2 4 3 2 1 26 2 14 53.8% 11
Devante Parker
83
MIA 1 1 2 3 0.4 2 66.7% 1
Jaron Brown
79
SEA 2 1 1 1 1 2 6 0.5 6 100% 5
Julian Edelman
89
NE 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 2 3 17 1.9 12 70.6% 3
Jordan Matthews
75
PHI 2 1 2 1 4 0.4 2 50% 1
Jordy Nelson
85
OAK 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 9 0.8 5 55.6% 3
Josh Reynolds
74
LAR 1 1 2 3 2 8 0.6 6 75% 3
Tajae Sharpe
77
TEN 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 10 0.8 4 40% 2
Zay Jones
77
BUF 1 1 1 3 1 1 3 2 2 14 1.1 6 42.9% 3
Alshon Jeffery
92
PHI 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 12 1.2 7 58.3% 5
Allen Robinson
85
CHI 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 13 1.2 4 30.8% 2
Adam Thielen
90
MIN 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 17 1.4 13 76.5% 6
Chris Conley
77
KC 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 8 0.6 6 75% 5
Cody Core
70
CIN 1 1 1 2 0.2 1 50% 0
Corey Davis
78
TEN 1 3 1 2 3 2 1 1 15 1.2 6 40% 2
Christian Kirk
72
ARI 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.4 3 60% 1
Curtis Samuel
73
CAR 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.5 4 80% 3
Doug Baldwin
91
SEA 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 9 0.9 4 44.4% 2
Deandre Carter
67
HOU 1 1 1 0.1 1 100% 0
Devin Funchess
83
CAR 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 11 0.9 7 63.6% 3
D.J. Moore
66
CAR 1 1 1 3 5 0.4 3 60% 1
Dante Pettis
74
SF 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.5 3 60% 3
Golden Tate
91
PHI 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 9 0.8 3 33.3% 1
Isaiah Ford
68
MIA 3 1 1 1 0 0% 0
Isaiah McKenzie
66
BUF 1 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Josh Gordon
80
NE 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 8 0.7 3 37.5% 1
John Ross
75
CIN 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 9 0.9 7 77.8% 4
Keenan Allen
94
LAC 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 15 1.2 11 73.3% 6
Kendrick Bourne
60
SF 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 9 0.7 7 77.8% 3
Kenny Stills
86
MIA 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 4 100% 4
Marcell Ateman
68
OAK 1 1 1 0.2 1 100% 1
Michael Gallup
71
DAL 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 0.5 2 28.6% 0
Michael Thomas
89
NO 1 3 4 2 2 1 2 1 4 1 3 23 1.8 18 78.3% 6
Nelson Agholor
83
PHI 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 9 0.7 6 66.7% 1
Odell Beckham Jr
93
NYG 3 2 1 1 2 2 1 4 1 1 1 20 1.7 7 35% 5
Quincy Enunwa
77
NYJ 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 9 0.8 4 44.4% 0
Randall Cobb
81
GB 1 2 2 1 5 0.7 1 20% 0
Rashard Higgins
63
CLE 1 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 2
Richie James
66
SF 2 1 1 0.1 0 0% 0
Robert Woods
84
LAR 1 2 3 5 1 11 0.8 5 45.5% 4
Stefon Diggs
88
MIN 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 13 1.2 8 61.5% 3
Taylor Gabriel
83
CHI 1 1 2 2 1 2 8 0.6 5 62.5% 2
Tyreek Hill
89
KC 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 14 1.1 10 71.4% 5
T.Y. Hilton
88
IND 1 3 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 14 1.3 6 42.9% 5
Tre'Quan Smith
65
NO 1 2 1 1 2 1 7 0.6 2 28.6% 2

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.