A big factor in determining fantasy football production is touchdowns. Ths purpose of this article is to identify which players have the most chances at getting the football close to the end zone, and thus the best chances at scoring a touchdown. Here is the Red Zone Report Week 11.
A Red Zone Opportunity is any rushing attempt or target that a player receives within 20 yards of an opponent’s end zone. Special attention will be paid to carries from inside the 5-yard line.
For the remainder of this article, the words Red Zone will be replaced with RZ.
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New England Patriots
New York Jets
Le’Veon Bell had 2 RZ carries and both were from inside the 5-yard line. Bilal Powell also received 1 RZ rushing attempt as well as a RZ target in week 11. Robby Anderson ended up leading the Jets in RZ targets with 2. Meanwhile, Daniel Brown and Ryan Griffin each got 1 RZ target.
Justice Hill had both of the Ravens RZ rushing attempts during week 11. He also got 1 RZ target but was still behind Mark Ingram who received 2. Other RZ targets went to Mark Andrews, Seth Roberts and Willie Snead who all received 1 each.
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Nick Chubb led the Browns in week 11 RZ carries with 3, including 1 from inside the 5-yard line. Baker Mayfield saw the only other RZ run for the team and it was also inside the 5. The RZ targets were evenly split between Odell Beckham, Stephen Carlson, KhaDarel Hodge and Jarvis Landry with 1 each.
The Texans were the only team that played week 11 and did not have a RZ opportunity.
Jonathan Williams had 4 RZ rushing attempts, including 1 inside the 5-yard line. In a trick play, offensive lineman Quenton Nelson took a 1 RZ carry. Nyheim Hines and Marlon Mack also ran the football in the RZ one time each. Hines also received 1 RZ target as did Eric Ebron, Marcus Johnson, Zach Pascal.
D.J. Chark saw 1 RZ target in week 11, the Jaguars only RZ opportunity in that game.
Phillip Lindsay led the team in RZ carries during week 11 with 3. Royce Freeman was right behind with 2, including 1 from inside the 5-yard line. Andy Janovich also had a 1 carry inside the 5 in addition to his RZ target. Brandon Allen did distribute the ball but also kept it for a RZ carry himself. Courtland Sutton was the only other Broncos player to run the football inside the RZ and he also added 2 RZ targets. However, it was Tim Patrick who led the team in that category with 4. Other RZ targets went to Noah Fant with 3 and Troy Fumagalli with 1.
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angels Chargers
Melvin Gordon received 2 RZ rushing attempts while Austin Ekeler had 1. Ekeler also saw 1 RZ target but it was Keenan Allen who led the Chargers in that regard during week 11 with 3. Hunter Herny also had 1 RZ target.
Josh Jacobs led the NFL in RZ opportunities during week 11 with 6 RZ carries, with 2 of those runs coming inside the 5-yard line, and 1 RZ target. Alec Ingold had the Raiders only other RZ run and it also came from inside the 5. Darren Waller led the team with 3 RZ targets while Hunter Renfrow got 2. Also, Zay Jones and Foster Moreau received 1 RZ target each.
Ezekiel Elliott had half of the Cowboys week 11 RZ opportunities to himself. That includes 3 RZ carries, with 1 coming inside the 5-yard line. Elliott also received 2 RZ targets. That tied Randall Cobb for the team lead in week 11 RZ targets. Otherwise, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Tony Pollard all saw 1 RZ target apiece.
Miles Sanders had the majority of the Eagles week 11 RZ opportunities to himself. He ran twice from inside the RZ and also saw 1 target in that area. The only other Eagles player to see a RZ target was Nelson Agholor with 1.
In his return from injury, Derrius Guice saw most of Washington’s week 11 RZ carries with 4, including 1 from inside the 5-yard line. Adrian Peterson saw the team’s only other RZ run. As for RZ targets, they were evenly split between Michael Burton, Hale Hentges, Terry McLaurin, Trey Quinn, Wendell Smallwood and Jeremy Sprinkle with 1 each.
Dalvin Cook had the majority of the Vikings week 11 RZ targets to himself in the form of 3 RZ carries, including 1 form inside the 5-yard line, and 1 RZ target. The only other RZ target went to Irv Smith.
After a busy week in the RZ, Brian Hill had almost as many opportunities in that area during week 11. Hill had 4 RZ rushing attempts, including 1 from inside the 5-yard line. Rookie Qadree Ollison got 2 RZ carries, including 1 from inside the 5-yard line. Both Hill and Ollison were also targeted in the RZ. The only other Falcons player to run the football in that area was Keith Smith. Julio Jones led the team with 2 RZ targets, while Russell Gage, Justin Hardy and Calvin Ridley each had 1.
New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara looked had the most RZ opportunities for the Saints in week 11 with 3 carries and 2 targets. Latavius Murray was also involved with 1 RZ rushing attempt and 1 RZ target. Michael Thomas led the way in RZ targets with 3 while Josh Hill had 2. Meanwhile, Jared Cook and Ted Ginn received 1 RZ target each.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kyler Murray carried the ball twice in the RZ during week 11, including 1 attempt from inside the 5-yard line. He was the only Cardinals player to run the ball inside the RZ because, in every other instance, Murray threw the football. Both Pharoh Cooper and Christian Kirk were targeted twice in the RZ, while Charles Clay, Larry Fitzgerald and Andy Isabella got 1 RZ target apiece.
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
Tevin Coleman received all 3 of the 49ers RZ carries in week 11, including 1 run from inside the 5-yard line. He also saw 2 RZ targets in that game but was behind both Ross Dwelly and Kyle Juszczyk, who had 3 each. Other RZ targets went to Kendrick Bourne, Deebo Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders who got 1 apiece.