2019 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
94
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
74
SEA 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 4 18 1.1 6 33.3% 4
Kenny Golladay
84
DET 1 2 1 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 16 1 8 50% 6
Auden Tate
65
CIN 2 1 2 3 2 1 4 1 14 1.2 5 35.7% 1
Chris Godwin
83
TB 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 12 0.9 9 75% 5
Courtland Sutton
74
DEN 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 20 1.2 11 55% 3
Geronimo Allison
75
GB 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 10 0.6 5 50% 2
John Brown
77
BUF 1 2 1 1 4 1 9 0.6 5 55.6% 2
Marquise Brown
76
BAL 1 1 2 3 1 13 0.9 9 69.2% 4
Mecole Hardman
71
KC 1 1 1 2 1 1 6 0.4 3 50% 0
Mohamed Sanu
80
NE 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 11 0.7 7 63.6% 2
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
76
GB 1 1 2 1 4 0.2 1 25% 0
Sammy Watkins
81
KC 1 1 2 1 2 6 0.4 3 50% 1
Tyrell Williams
81
OAK 1 1 2 1 2 2 8 0.6 4 50% 4
Zay Jones
76
OAK 1 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.4 3 50% 0
A.J. Brown
74
TEN 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 8 0.5 5 62.5% 4
Allen Robinson
85
CHI 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 20 1.2 11 55% 6
Adam Thielen
93
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
75
ARI 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 12 0.9 11 91.7% 1
Chester Rogers
75
IND 2 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 2 50% 2
Deon Cain
65
PIT 2 1 1 2 0.2 0 0% 0
D.J. Chark
70
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
65
CLE 2 3 1 1 5 0.4 1 20% 0
Demarcus Robinson
75
KC 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.4 2 33.3% 1
Devin Smith
69
DAL 2 1 1 2 0.5 0 0% 0
Julian Edelman
90
NE 1 1 2 1 1 5 5 1 1 1 2 23 1.4 15 65.2% 5
Jarvis Landry
82
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
94
LAC 1 3 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 20 1.2 14 70% 4
Miles Boykin
72
BAL 1 1 1 1 1 4 0.2 4 100% 3
Mike Evans
93
TB 1 1 4 1 1 4 3 2 1 1 18 1.4 8 44.4% 5
Marvin Jones
88
DET 1 2 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 2 15 1.2 11 73.3% 8
Odell Beckham Jr
97
CLE 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 13 0.8 5 38.5% 2
Parris Campbell
70
IND 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.7 5 100% 1
Phillip Dorsett
78
NE 1 1 1 3 1 2 2 10 0.7 5 50% 1
Randall Cobb
82
DAL 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 8 0.5 4 50% 1
Sterling Shepard
83
NYG 1 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 12 1.2 6 50% 2
Ted Ginn
81
NO 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.3 4 80% 1
Tyler Lockett
86
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
80
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
63
NO 2 1 1 0.2 0 0% 0
Amari Cooper
87
DAL 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 9 0.6 6 66.7% 5
Ashton Dulin
74
IND 4 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.