Here is the Red Zone Report Week 4. A look at all of the Red Zone opportunities from week 4 of the NFL season.
A Red Zone opportunity is either a rushing attempt or a pass target. Special attention will be paid to carries received in the 5-yard line. Red Zone will be referred to as RZ for the remainder of the article.
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RB Frank Gore got the majority of the Bills RZ carries in week 4. He received 5, including 2 from inside the 5-yard line. The only other RZ rushing attempt went to QB Josh Allen, who kept the ball inside the 5. As for RZ targets, WR John Brown received 2, while WR Zay Jones and RB T.J. Yeldon saw 1 each.
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New England Patriots
RB Sony Michel ran the ball 3 times in the RZ, while RB Brandon Bolden dod so once. Both of them received 1 carry inside the 5-yard line. There were only 2 Patriots pass attempts in the RZ. 1 went to WR Phillip Dorsett, while RB James White got the other one.
The RZ carries were split pretty evenly for the Ravens RBs in week 4. Mark Ingram received 2 while Gus Edwards and Justice Hill each saw 1. Hill also saw 1 RZ target. But the Baltimore leader in that regard last week was WR Marquise Brown with 2. Also, TE Mark Andrews and WR Miles Boykin each had 1 RZ target in week 4.
It was a run-heavy approach of the Browns in the RZ during week 4. RB Nick Chubb and RB Dontrell Hilliard combined a 7 RZ carries (4 and 3 respectively). Furthermore, they each had 1 rushing attempt from inside the 5-yard line. During week 4, QB Baker Mayfield saw his 1st RZ run of 2019, but he also threw 6 passes in the RZ. Chub and Hilliard each received 1 while the other 4 RZ targets were given to WR Odell Beckham, WR Jarvis Landry, WR Damion Ratley and TE Ricky Seals-Jones.
Even during a big win, the Steelers did not have many RZ opportunities. RB James Conner received the teams only RZ rushing attempt of week 4, while WR Diontae Johnson and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster were each targeted 1 time inside the 20-yard line.
RB Carlos Hyde had half of the Texans week 4 RZ opportunities to himself. That included 2 RZ carries (1 from inside the 5-yard line) and 1 RZ target. The only other Houston player with a RZ target in week 4 was WR Will Fuller. As for the other RZ rushing attempts, RB Duke Johnson and QB Deshaun Watson each received 1. Watson’s came inside the 5.
Before leaving week 4 with an injury, RB Marlon Mack had 2 RZ carries, including 1 inside the 5-yard line. After Mack’s injury, the Colts only ran once more in the RZ, and it was with Jordan Wilkins. Otherwise, Indianapolis threw the ball often enough in the RZ to have 2 players get 2 RZ targets each, WR Deon Cain and TE Jack Doyle. Meanwhile, WR Parris Campbell, RB Nyheim Hines and WR Chester Rogers each received 1 RZ target.
In one of the strangest occurrences so far in these Red Zone reports, RB Leonard Fournette had 8 RZ carries, yet none inside the 5-yard line. Along with 1 RZ target, Fournette saw 9 RZ opportunities, which led the league in week 4, yet he did not score a TD. Elsewhere on the Jaguars, RB Ryquell Armstead received 2 RZ rushing attempts and 1 RZ target. Also, WR D.J. Chark and TE James O’Shaughnessy got 2 RZ targets each.
RB Derrick Henry had most of the Titans week 4 RZ opportunities to himself with 3 carries and 1 target. QB Marcus Mariota ran as much in the RZ as he threw with 1 rushing attempt to go along with 1 pass attempt. His target on that play was WR A.J. Brown.
Kansas City Chiefs
RB LeSean McCoy ran 5 times in the RZ while RB Darrel Williams did so 4 times. Each of them got 3 carries inside the 5-yard line. On top of those rushing attempts, McCoy saw 2 RZ targets which tied for the week 4 team lead along with WR Mecole Hardman and WR Sammy Watkins. Otherwise, TE Travis Kelce, WR Byron Pringle and WR Demarcus Robinson each received 1 RZ target.
Los Angeles Chargers
Both RB Austin Ekeler and RB Troymaine Pope had 2 RZ carries and 1 RZ target. The only difference is that Ekeler received a rushing attempt inside the 5-yard line. Other RZ targets went WR Keenan Allen and TE Sean Culkin with 1 apiece.
Finally, someone other than the Raiders rookie RB got a RZ carry. It was his backfield mate RB DeAndre Washington who saw both of Oaklands RZ rushing attempts from week 4. As for RZ targets, WR Tyrell Williams received 2, while TE Foster Moreau and TE Darren Waller each had 1.
RB Ezekiel Elliott saw all 3 of the Cowboys week 4 RZ rushing attempts which extended his league-lead in that regard to 16. Also, 2 of those carries came inside the 5-yard line. Otherwise, WR Randall Cobb and WR Devin Smith each saw 1 RZ target.
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New York Giants
RB Wayne Gallman had the Giants lone RZ carry from week 4, but it came inside the 5-yard line. He also received 1 RZ target. But the team lead in that regard went to TE Evan Engram with 2 RZ targets in week 4. Other players to get RZ targets include TE Rhett Ellison, WR Cody Latimer and WR Sterling Shepard with 1 each.
RB Jordan Howard had half of the Eagles RZ opportunities to himself with 6 rushing attempts, including 3 inside the 5-yard line. The other Philadelphia players to get RZ rushing attempts were RB Miles Sanders and QB Carson Wentz, with Wentz’ coming inside the 5. Howard also saw 1 RZ target. Two other Eagles received targets, WR Alshon Jeffery with 3 and TE Dallas Goedert with 2.
RB David Montgomery had 2 RZ rushing attempts in week 4 but he did not lead the Bears in RZ opportunities. That distinction belongs to another RB, Tarik Cohen who saw 3 RZ targets. QB Chase Daniel did not always pass in the RZ as he registered 1 RZ carry to himself. However, TE J.P. Holtz and WR Allen Robinson each received 1 RZ target.
RB Kerryon Johnson had 7 RZ rushing attempts to himself, including 2 from inside the 5-yard line. RB J.D. Mckissic also saw 1 RZ carry. WR Kenny Golladay led the Lions in week 4 RZ targets with 3. After him, TE T.J. Hockenson got 2, while RB Nick Bawden and WR Marvin Jones got 1 each.
Green Bay Packers
RB Aaron Jones had 3 RZ rushing attempts, with 1 coming inside the 5-yard line. Meanwhile, RB Danny Vitale also saw 1 RZ carry, but also 1 RZ target. The Packers were often in the RZ, as WR Davante Adams and TE Jimmy Graham both lead the league in week 4 RZ targets with 4 apiece. Other players with RZ targets include WR Geronimo Allison with 2, while WR Allen Lazard, TE Robert Tonyan and WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling each received 1.
Returning from a concussion, RB Ito Smith handled the majority of the Falcons RZ opportunities with 2 carries (1 inside the 5-yard line) and 1 target. WR Mohamed Sanu was the only other Atlanta player to get a RZ target in week 4, and he had 2.
The Panthers ran the ball on all 4 of their RZ opportunities. It was RB Christian McCaffrey who monopolized those touches, getting all 4 to himself. 1 of those rushing attempts occurred inside the 5-yard line.
New Orleans Saints
There were 2 RZ carries for the Saints in week 4, 1 for QB Teddy Bridgewater and 1 for RB Alvin Kamara. Kamara also saw 1 RZ target. While he is typically the primary RZ weapon in New Orleans, it was TE Josh Hill who led the way with 2 RZ targets in week 4. Other Saints players with RZ targets include TE Jared Cook and WR Ted Ginn with 1 each.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB Peyton Barber and RB Ronald Jones each received 3 RZ carries in week 4. Barber had 2 of those runs inside the 5-yard line, while Jones had 1 inside the 5. RB Dare Ogunbowale also had 1 RZ rushing attempts, and it also came inside the 5-yard line. In addition to that Ogunbowale also saw 1 RZ target. It was WR Chris Godwin who led the Buccaneers in that regard with 2 RZ targets during week 4. Other players to get targeted in the RZ were TE Cameron Brate, WR Mike Evans and TE O.J. Howard who each had 1.
Los Angeles Rams
RB Todd Gurley got all 3 of the Rams RZ rushing attempts from week 4. One of them was taken from inside the 5-yard line. As for RZ targets, TE Gerald Everett paced the team with 2 in week 4. Meanwhile, Gurley and TE Tyler Higbee got 1 each.
RB Chris Carson received 3 RZ carries in week 4, while RB C.J. Prosise got 2 in the same game. The one aspect that benefited Prosise was that he received one of those rushing attempts inside the 5-yard line.
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