Opportunity is important for fantasy football. Having an opportunity as close to the goal-line as possible is one of the best ways to score a TD and maximize value. Here is Red Zone Report Week 6, presenting all of the red zone opportunities from last week’s slate of games.
A Red Zone opportunity is defined as either a rushing attempt or a target when the football was snapped inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.
For the rest of this article, the words Red Zone will be replaced with RZ.
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RB Kalen Ballage received 2 RZ carries, both inside the 5-yard line. RB Kenyan Drake had the same number of RZ opportunities but one was a rush the other was a target. No Dolphins player saw multiple RZ targets in week 6 as TE Mike Gesicki, WR DeVante Parker and WR Albert Wilson each got 1.
New England Patriots
QB Tom Brady had half of the Patriots RZ rushing attempts by keeping the ball 4 times inside the 5-yard line. RB Brandon Bolden and RB Sony Michel each received 2 RZ carries, with both of Bolden’s coming inside the 5. RB James White received the majority of New England’s week 6 RZ targets with 3, while WR Julian Edelman got the only other one.
New York Jets
RB Le’Veon Bell saw 3 RZ rushing attempts, with 2 coming inside the 5-yard line. In his first game since week 1, QB Sam Darnold also got 1 RZ carry. WR Demaryius Thomas led the Jets with 3 RZ targets in week 6, followed by TE Ryan Griffin with 2 as well as WR Jamison Crowder and RB Ty Montgomery with 1 each.
It was a run-heavy approach in the RZ for the Ravens in week 6. RB Gus Edwards led the way with 3 RZ rushing attempts, with all 3 coming inside the 5-yard line. RB Mark Ingram and QB Lamar Jackson each saw 2 RZ carries. The only difference was the 1 of Ingram’s was from inside the 5. TE Nick Boyle received the only RZ target from week 6.
RB Giovani Bernard and RB Joe Mixon each got 1 RZ rushing attempt, with Mixon’s coming inside the 5-yard line. Bernard also received 1 RZ target and thus tied for the Bengals week 6 lead in RZ opportunities. WR Auden Tate saw 2 RZ targets while WR Alex Erickson had 1.
RB Nick Chubb had all 8 of the Browns week 6 RZ rushing attempts to himself, with 2 of those runs coming inside the 5-yard line. He also saw 1 RZ target. WR Jarvis Landry received 2 RZ targets while WR Odell Beckham and TE Pharaoh Brown got 1 each.
RB James Conner received the majority of the Steelers week 6 RZ opportunities with 4 carries and 1 target. 2 of those rushing attempts came inside the 5 yard-line. RB Benny Snell also had 2 RZ runs, while WR JuJu Smith-Schuster saw 2 RZ targets.
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RB Carlos Hyde had 5 RZ carries with 2 of those attempts coming inside the 5-yard line. RB Duke Johnson and QB Deshaun Watson each saw 1 RZ rushing attempt, but it was Watson who carries the football from inside the 5. Johnson also received 2 RZ targets which tied WR DeAndre Hopkins for the team lead in week 6. TE Jordan Akins, WR Keke Coutee, TE Darren Fells and WR Will Fuller each got 1 RZ target.
RB Leonard Fournette had 4 RZ carries, but it was RB Ryquell Armstead who got the football inside the 5-yard line on his only RZ rushing attempt. However, it was Fournette who led the team in week 6 RZ targets with 2. TE Geoff Swaim saw the only other RZ target.
RB Royce Freeman doubled up his teammate’s RZ carries in week 6 2-to-1. However, RB Phillip Lindsay‘s attempt came inside the 5-yard line. Lindsay also saw 1 RZ target, the same number that WR DaeSean Hamilton, WR Emmanuel Sanders and WR Courtland Sutton received.
Kansas City Chiefs
RB LeSean McCoy saw both of the Chiefs week 6 RZ rushing attempts as well as 1 RZ target. WR Mecole Hardman led Kansas City with 2 RZ targets, while WR Tyreek Hill, TE Travis Kelce, WR Demarcus Robinson and RB Damien Williams each received 1.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers did not run the football at all in the RZ during week 6. Instead, TE Hunter Henry led the way in RZ opportunities with 3 targets, while WR Travis Benjamin got 2. Meanwhile, WR Keenan Allen, TE Virgil Green and WR Mike Williams saw 1 each.
RB Ezekiel Elliott received most of the week 6 RZ opportunities for the Cowboys with 10 RZ carries (including 2 inside the 5) and 2 RZ targets. QB Dak Prescott also ran the ball in the RZ but did so only twice, with 1 attempt from inside the 5-yard line. What was left in RZ opportunities went to TE Jason Witten and WR Tavon Austin with 2 and 1 RZ targets respectively.
New York Giants
The Giants are the only team that played in week 6 and did not register a RZ opportunity.
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RB Adrian Peterson saw the majority of Washington’s week 6 RZ opportunities with 2 rushing attempts and 1 target. One of those carries came inside the 5-yard line. RB Chris Thompson had the only other RZ target.
RB Kerryon Johnson had all 4 of the Lions week 6 RZ carries to himself, with 3 of them coming inside the 5-yard line. He also received 1 RZ target. WR Kenny Golladay and TE T.J. Hockenson both saw 2 RZ targets while WR Danny Amendola, TE Jesse James and WR Marvin Jones got 1 each.
Green Bay Packers
In his return from injury, RB Jamaal Williams handled 4 RZ rushing attempts and 2 RZ targets. Meanwhile, after leading the NFL in week 5 RZ opportunities, RB Aaron Jones only saw 1 of each. TE Jimmy Graham saw 2 RZ targets while WR Jake Kumerow and WR Darrius Shepherd each had 1.
RB Dalvin Cook got 5 RZ carries while RB Alexander Mattison had 4. 3 of Cook’s attempts came inside the 5-yard line while Mattison only got 1 in that area of the field. As for RZ targets, WR Adam Thielen led the way with 3, while WR Stefon Diggs received 2. Both TEs, Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith, each saw 1 RZ target.
RB Devonta Freeman and RB Ito Smith each had 3 RZ carries in week 6. The only difference was that Freeman also received 2 RZ targets. In his 2019 Falcons debut, RB Keith Smith also figured in the RZ opportunities with 1 rushing attempt. Meanwhile, WR Calvin Ridley matched Freeman’s 2 RZ targets to tie for the team lead in that regard. WR Russel Gage, TE Austin Hooper and WR Mohamed Sanu each saw 1 RZ target.
Once again, RB Christian McCaffrey got the lion’s share of RZ opportunities with 6 carries and 1 target. 2 of those rushing attempts came inside the 5-yard line. Otherwise, QB Kyle Allen saw 1 RZ carry that was inside the 5-yard line, while WR Curtis Samuel had 1 RZ run outside that zone. Samuel also saw 1 RZ target, as did TE Greg Olsen.
New Orleans Saints
QB Taysom Hill and RB Latavius Murray each received 2 RZ rushing attempts while QB Teddy Bridgewater had 1. As for RZ targets, WR Michael Thomas got most of them with 5, while TE Jared Cook saw the only other RZ target.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB Ronald Jones and RB Dare Ogunbowale had identical RZ opportunities, 1 carry each inside the 5-yard line. However, it was WR Mike Evans who led the Bucs in week 6 RZ opportunities with 3 targets, while TE Cameron Brate and WR Chris Godwin each saw 1.
RB David Johnson received the vast majority of the Cardinals week 6 RZ opportunities with 4 carries and 2 targets. 3 of those rushing attempts came inside the 5-yard line. QB Kyler Murray saw the only other RZ rushing attempt, while RB Chase Edmonds, WR KeeSean Johnson and TE Maxx Williams had 1 RZ target each.
Los Angeles Rams
It was a run-heavy approach for the Rams in the RZ during week 6. RB Malcolm Brown saw 3 RZ rushing attempts with 2 coming inside the 5-yard line. Meanwhile, both RB Darrell Henderson and WR Robert Woods had 1 RZ carry, with Henderson’s coming inside the 5. The only Rams RZ target in week 6 went to WR Cooper Kupp.
San Francisco 49ers
Even though the 49ers run an RB committee, early in 2019, a lot of the RZ work was given to 1 player. In his second game back from injury, RB Tevin Coleman became that player with 6 RZ carries and 2 RZ targets. 3 of those rushing attempts even came from inside the 5-yard line. The only other San Francisco player to receive a RZ run was QB Jimmy Garoppolo, and it was also from inside the 5. WR Dante Pettis and WR Deebo Samuel rounded up the RZ opportunities with 1 target apiece.
RB Chris Carson continues to get the majority of the RZ opportunities for the Seahawks. In week 6, he saw 7 RZ rushing attempts, with 2 coming inside the 5-yard line. QB Russell Wilson saw the only other RZ carry. He did, however, spread the ball around as 6 different players received RZ targets. WR Jaron Brown had 3, while everyone else got 1. Those players were TE Will Dissly, WR Tyler Lockett, WR David Moore, WR Malik Turner and TE Luke Willson.