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
Amari Cooper
85
DAL 1 4 2 1 1 1 13 0.9 6 46.2% 3
AJ Green
95
CIN 1 1 3 2 3 2 1 2 1 15 1.7 6 40% 4
Adam Thielen
90
MIN 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 20 1.2 15 75% 6
Cooper Kupp
78
LAR 1 3 3 1 3 1 1 12 1.5 8 66.7% 3
JuJu Smith-Schuster
78
PIT 1 8 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 4 1 1 29 1.8 16 55.2% 5
Sterling Shepard
84
NYG 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 3 1 19 1.2 9 47.4% 4
Tyler Boyd
76
CIN 1 1 1 3 2 1 2 10 0.7 9 90% 5
Antonio Callaway
68
CLE 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 8 0.5 6 75% 4
Alshon Jeffery
92
PHI 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 14 1.1 8 57.1% 6
Aldrick Robinson
75
MIN 3 2 1 1 4 0.3 3 75% 3
Brandin Cooks
88
LAR 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 17 1.1 15 88.2% 4
Corey Davis
78
TEN 1 3 1 2 3 2 1 1 15 0.9 6 40% 2
Calvin Ridley
79
ATL 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 9 0.6 7 77.8% 6
DeAndre Hopkins
92
HOU 1 2 2 2 3 1 2 2 1 2 4 2 1 1 25 1.6 15 60% 8
Demarcus Robinson
73
KC 2 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.4 5 83.3% 3
Jarvis Landry
85
CLE 1 1 3 2 1 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 19 1.2 10 52.6% 2
Jordy Nelson
85
OAK 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 9 0.6 5 55.6% 3
Michael Thomas
89
NO 1 3 4 2 2 1 2 1 4 1 3 1 3 1 28 1.8 23 82.1% 7
Nelson Agholor
83
PHI 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 12 0.8 8 66.7% 2
Quincy Enunwa
77
NYJ 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 9 0.8 4 44.4% 0
Taylor Gabriel
83
CHI 1 1 2 2 1 2 8 0.5 5 62.5% 2
Ted Ginn
83
NO 2 1 1 2 4 0.8 1 25% 1
Tyreek Hill
89
KC 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 16 1 10 62.5% 5
Tajae Sharpe
77
TEN 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 10 0.6 4 40% 2
Tre'Quan Smith
65
NO 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 10 0.7 4 40% 3
Antonio Brown
99
PIT 1 2 2 1 4 1 3 1 2 3 1 4 24 1.6 11 45.8% 6
Alex Erickson
63
CIN 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 1 33.3% 0
Allen Hurns
82
DAL 2 1 1 2 1 5 0.3 2 40% 1
Allen Robinson
85
CHI 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 14 1.1 5 35.7% 2
Brandon Marshall
82
NO 5 2 1 3 0.4 1 33.3% 1
Cole Beasley
80
DAL 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 10 0.6 6 60% 2
Cameron Meredith
82
NO 2 1 1 2 0.3 1 50% 1
Cordarrelle Patterson
77
NE 2 1 1 1 3 0.2 1 33.3% 1
Chester Rogers
75
IND 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.4 3 42.9% 2
Chad Williams
74
ARI 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.5 1 20% 0
Davante Adams
89
GB 1 2 3 2 1 2 5 2 4 3 2 1 2 3 31 2.1 16 51.6% 12
Josh Bellamy
75
CHI 3 1 1 0.1 1 100% 1
Josh Gordon
80
NE 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 8 0.7 3 37.5% 1
Justin Hardy
76
ATL 2 1 1 3 1 6 0.4 4 66.7% 2
Jordan Matthews
75
PHI 2 1 2 1 4 0.3 2 50% 1
Keenan Allen
94
LAC 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 15 0.9 11 73.3% 6
Kendrick Bourne
60
SF 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 0.8 9 75% 4
Keelan Cole
77
JAX 3 1 3 2 1 7 0.4 3 42.9% 0
Keke Coutee
68
HOU 2 1 1 1 2 5 0.8 4 80% 1
Larry Fitzgerald
87
ARI 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 14 0.9 8 57.1% 5
Martavis Bryant
83
OAK 5 1 1 2 0.2 2 100% 0
Michael Crabtree
82
BAL 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 11 0.7 5 45.5% 3
Michael Gallup
71
DAL 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 0.5 3 37.5% 1
Marvin Jones
89
DET 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 1.2 5 45.5% 3
Odell Beckham Jr
93
NYG 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 4 1 1 1 20 1.7 7 35% 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.