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 Red Zone Report Week 13.
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.
Patrick Laird received both of his RZ rushing attempts inside the 5-yard line. Albert Wilson had the Dolphins only other RZ carry. Wilson also had 2 RZ targets but was behind DeVante Parker who had the team lead with 3. Mike Gesicki also got 2 RZ targets. Meanwhile, Laird saw1 RZ target, as did each of Kalen Ballage, Allen Hurns, and Jason Sanders.
New England Patriots
Sony Michel and James White each received 1 RZ rushing attempt. The only difference was that White also had a team-leading 3 RZ targets in week 13. After White, Phillip Dorsett and Jakobi Meyers followed with 2 RZ targets apiece. Also, Julian Edelman and Matt LaCosse each saw 1 RZ target.
New York Jets
The Jets were the only NFL team that did not have a single RZ opportunity during week 13.
Lamar Jackson led the way with 2 RZ carries while Mark Ingram had 1. Each did run the ball once inside the 5-yard line during week 13. Ingram also saw 1 RZ target as did Nick Boyle. However, it was Mark Andrews who led the ravens in RZ targets with 2.
Joe Mixon had half of the Bengals week 13 RZ opportunities to himself. He had 1 RZ carry from inside the 5-yard line as well as 2 RZ targets. Tyler Boyd, Tyler Eifert, and C.J. Uzomah all got 1 RZ target each.
Devlin Hodges led the Steelers in week 13 RZ opportunities with 2 RZ carries, including 1 from inside the 5-yard line. Benny Snell had the team’s only other RZ run. Meanwhile, Deon Cain and Nick Vannett got 1 RZ target apiece.
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Duke Johnson had half of Houston’s week 13 RZ opportunities to himself. That includes 1 RZ rushing attempt and 2 RZ targets. Other RZ targets went to Darren Fells, Carlos Hyde and Deshaun Watson who each saw 1.
Leonard Fournette saw all 4 of the Jaguars week 13 RZ rushing attempts, as well as 1 RZ target. However, the team leader in RZ targets was Nick O’Leary with 3. Other RZ targets went to Dede Westbrook with 2 and Keelan Cole with 1.
Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay each got 2 RZ rushing attempts in week 13. The only difference was that Lindsay also received 1 RZ target. That tied for the Broncos lead alongside Noah Fant, Jeff Heuerman, and Courtland Sutton who each saw 1.
Kansas City Chiefs
Darrel Williams led the Chiefs in week 13 RZ carries with 3, while LeSean McCoy had 2 and Darwin Thompson received 1. McCoy was the only one to run inside the 5-yard line. On top of his 3 carries, Williams also saw 1 RZ target. However, it was Travis Kelce led the team with 2 RZ targets.
Los Angeles Chargers
Ezekiel Elliott had half of the Cowboys week 13 RZ opportunities to himself. That included 1 RZ rushing attempt and 2 RZ targets. Other RZ targets were split evenly between Ventell Bryant, Amari Cooper, and Jason Witten who got 1 apiece.
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New York Giants
Miles Sanders got 3 RZ rushing attempts and 1 RZ target in week 13. Jay Ajayi received the Eagles only other RZ carry. Meanwhile, 3 players each saw 3 3 RZ targets; Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, and Alshon Jeffery. Other RZ targets went to Nelson Agholor and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside who had 1 apiece.
Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson both received 2 RZ rushing attempts in week 13. The only difference was that 1 of Guice’s rushes came inside the 5-yard line. Guice also saw 1 RZ target, which tied for the team lead alongside Kelvin Harmon, Hale Hentges and Terry McLaurin.
David Montgomery had the Bears only RZ carry during week 13. He also got 1 RZ target which tied both Jesper Horsted and Anthony Miller. However, it was Allen Robinson who led the team with 2 RZ targets.
J.D. McKissic and Bo Scarbrough both received 2 RZ rushing attempts including 1 each from inside the 5-yard line. Ty Johnson had the same number of RZ opportunities with 1 run and 1 target from inside that area. Both Danny Amendola and Marvin Jones saw 2 RZ targets each in week 13, while Kenny Golladay and Logan Thomas had 1 apiece.
Green Bay Packers
Aaron Jones got 4 RZ carries, including 2 from inside the 5-yard line. He also received 2 RZ targets. Jamaal Williams saw the only other Packers RZ rushing attempt in week 13. Meanwhile, Davante Adams led the NFL in week 13 RZ targets with 6, while Marcedes Lewis had 3 to himself.
Christian McCaffrey saw the majority of the Panthers RZ opportunities in week 13. All 5 were rushing attempts, including 2 runs from inside the 5-yard line. D.J. Moore had the only other RZ carry in week 13, and he also got 2 RZ targets. Curtis Samuel received the team’s only other RZ target.
New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Peyton Barber and Jameis Winston both got 3 RZ carries during week 13. The only difference was that all of Winston’s runs came from inside the 5-yard line, while Barber only saw 1 carry in that area. Dare Ogunbowale received the Buccaneers only other RZ rushing attempt and it came from inside the 5. Ogunbowale also had 1 RZ target, as did Mike Evans in week 13.
Kyler Murray had 1 RZ carry in week 13, the Cardinal’s only RZ opportunity.
Los Angeles Rams
Todd Gurley led the NFL with 6 RZ rushing attempts in week 13. That includes 2 runs from inside the 5-yard line. Malcolm Brown got the only other RZ carry from the Rams. Robert Woods led the team in week 13 RZ targets with 4, while Tyler Higbee had 3. The remaining RZ targets were split between Cooper Kupp and Johnny Mundt who received 1 each.
San Francisco 49ers
Rashaad Penny tied for the league lead in week 13 RZ opportunities. On top of the 2 RZ targets that he received, Penny only ran 4 times inside the RZ, including 2 from inside the 5-yard line. Chris Carson also had 4 RZ carries, and also saw 2 of them inside the 5. Jacob Hollister and David Moore tied Penny with 2 RZ targets each, while Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf both got 1.