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 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12 Wk13 Wk14 Wk15 Wk16 Wk17 Wk18 Total Avg Rec Catch % TD
Ray-Ray McCloud
73
PIT 2 1 1 1 2 5 10 0.7 3 30% 0
Davante Adams
98
GB 1 1 1 3 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 4 4 28 1.9 18 64.3% 10
DK Metcalf
90
SEA 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 4 1 19 1.1 13 72.2% 9
Braxton Berrios
77
NYJ 6 1 1 1 1 1 3 8 0.5 6 75% 2
Darnell Mooney
80
CHI 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 11 0.6 6 60% 3
Joshua Palmer
68
LAC 2 1 3 1 3 8 0.5 6 75% 2
Keenan Allen
93
LAC 1 4 1 4 1 2 2 1 2 4 1 3 25 1.7 17 68% 6
Stefon Diggs
94
BUF 1 2 2 2 1 4 1 5 2 1 1 1 2 5 3 2 34 2 19 59.4% 9
Amari Cooper
90
DAL 1 3 2 1 2 2 2 1 3 2 1 19 1.3 14 73.7% 5
Antoine Wesley
69
ARI 2 2 2 2 6 0.4 2 33.3% 2
Cedrick Wilson
73
DAL 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 9 0.6 6 66.7% 3
Diontae Johnson
83
PIT 1 2 1 3 1 2 4 1 2 3 2 2 23 1.4 11 52.4% 5
Hunter Renfrow
80
LV 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 2 4 3 1 2 2 24 1.4 16 72.7% 7
Ja'Marr Chase
81
CIN 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 12 0.8 10 83.3% 5
Kendrick Bourne
82
NE 2 1 1 2 2 1 7 0.4 4 66.7% 1
KhaDarel Hodge
69
DET 2 1 1 1 2 5 0.3 2 40% 0
Kristian Wilkerson
67
NE 8 2 2 0.7 2 100% 2
Marquise Goodwin
76
CHI 2 1 2 3 0.2 1 33.3% 0
Odell Beckham Jr.
88
LAR 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 12 0.9 5 41.7% 4
Russell Gage
76
ATL 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 14 0.8 7 63.6% 2
Tyreek Hill
95
KC 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 1 4 2 2 24 1.4 16 66.7% 7
Ashton Dulin
71
IND 2 1 1 2 0.1 1 50% 1
A.J. Green
81
ARI 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 16 0.9 4 28.6% 2
Allen Lazard
79
GB 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 16 1 6 42.9% 6
Amon-Ra St. Brown
76
DET 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 14 0.8 9 75% 3
Brandin Cooks
86
HOU 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 9 0.6 7 77.8% 2
Breshad Perriman
71
TB 2 1 1 1 3 0.4 1 50% 0
Cole Beasley
80
BUF 1 1 5 1 2 1 1 1 1 13 0.9 9 69.2% 0
Christian Blake
67
ATL 3 1 1 2 0.1 0 0% 0
Chase Claypool
81
PIT 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 2 13 0.8 5 45.5% 1
Christian Kirk
80
ARI 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 10 0.6 6 66.7% 2
Cooper Kupp
96
LAR 1 2 2 3 2 1 2 3 5 2 2 1 5 1 4 1 2 38 2.2 25 69.4% 12
Cam Sims
71
WAS 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 3 100% 1
Devin Duvernay
69
BAL 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 8 0.5 6 75% 2
Demarcus Robinson
74
KC 2 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 3 75% 0
Deebo Samuel
90
SF 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 10 0.6 4 44.4% 2
DeVonta Smith
79
PHI 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 0.5 4 50% 3
Equanimeous St. Brown
70
GB 7 2 1 1 4 0.2 2 66.7% 0
Gabriel Davis
75
BUF 1 1 1 3 3 3 2 1 3 17 0.9 8 57.1% 6
Greg Dortch
67
ARI 3 1 1 0.2 1 100% 0
Isaiah McKenzie
75
BUF 2 1 2 1 1 5 0.3 4 100% 1
Jalen Guyton
75
LAC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 0.4 3 50% 1
Jarvis Landry
84
CLE 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 10 0.8 5 55.6% 1
Jakobi Meyers
82
NE 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 13 0.8 7 58.3% 2
K.J. Osborn
75
MIN 1 2 3 2 1 8 0.5 6 75% 3
Laviska Shenault Jr.
75
JAX 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 10 0.5 4 50% 0
Marquez Callaway
74
NO 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 9 0.5 5 62.5% 4
Mike Evans
93
TB 1 4 1 2 5 2 1 1 1 2 19 1.1 12 70.6% 8
Marvin Jones Jr.
82
JAX 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 3 16 0.8 5 38.5% 1
Michael Pittman Jr.
84
IND 1 3 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 17 1 7 43.8% 3

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.