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 15.
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.
Frank Gore and Devin Singletary bot had 4 RZ carries during week 15. Josh Allen got 2 RZ rushing attempts, including 1 from inside the 5-yard line. Meanwhile, John Brown and Tyler Kroft both received 1 RZ target.
Myles Gaskin and Patrick Laird each saw 1 RZ carry, but Laird also had 1 RZ target. However, it was DeVante Parker who led the team in week 15 with 2 RZ targets. Otherwise, Isaiah Ford, Allen Hurns, and Albert Wilson got the remaining RZ targets, with 1 each.
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Nick Chubb got the Browns only RZ carry during week 15, and it came from inside the 5-yard line. Meanwhile, both Odell Beckham and Ricky Seals-Jones led the team in RZ targets with 3. The rest were given to Jarvis Landry with 2 and KhaDarel Hodge with 1.
James Conner‘s RZ target was the Steelers only RZ opportunity during week 15.
Ryquell Armstead and Leonard Fournette both saw 1 RZ rushing attempt, but Fournette also had 2 RZ targets. However, it was Chris Conley who led the team with 4 RZ targets. Keelan Cole got the only other RZ target for the Jaguars.
Derrick Henry received 5 RZ carries, including 2 runs from inside the 5-yard line. Dion Lewis and Ryan Tannehill both saw 1 RZ rushing attempt. The only differences were that Tannehill’s run came inside the 5-yard line, while Lewis also had 1 RZ target. However, he still fell behind A.J. Brown who led the Titans with 2 RZ targets. The remaining RZ targets were evenly split between Khari Blasingame, Corey Davis, Anthony Firkser, and Kalif Raymond with 1 each.
Kansas City Chiefs
Darwin Thompson received 2 RZ rushing attempts while Spencer Ware saw 1. Ware also tied for the Chiefs lead in RZ targets with 1. Ware equaled Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Demarcus Robinson in that regard.
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Los Angeles Chargers
Melvin Gordon and Justin Jackson both had 1 RZ carry in week 15. Gordon’s attempt came from inside the 5-yard line, and he also got 1 RZ target. It was Mike Williams who led the Chargers in RZ targets with 2, while Keenan Allen received 1.
Ezekiel Elliott saw the majority of the Cowboys RZ opportunities with 7 in week 15. That includes 5 RZ carries, with 2 of those coming inside the 5-yard line. Elliott also led the team in RZ targets with 2. The remaining RZ targets were divided between Randall Cobb, Michael Gallup and Jason Witten with 1 each. Furthermore, Tavon Austin and Dak Prescott both ran the ball 1 time inside the RZ.
New York Giants
Miles Sanders saw 4 RZ rushing attempts, including 1 from inside the 5-yard line. Boston Scott had the both team’s other RZ carries. Sanders also got 1 RZ target but was behind team leaders Zach Ertz and Greg Ward who received 3 each. Both J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Dallas Goedert saw 1 RZ target each.
Tarik Cohen and David Montgomery both received 2 RZ carries during week 15. The only difference was that Montgomery ran once from inside the 5-yard line. The Bears 4 RZ targets were divided equally between Allen Robinson, Jesper Horsted, Anthony Miller, and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Green Bay Packers
Devonta Freeman and Qadree Ollison both received 1 RZ carry. Ollison’s attempt came from inside the 5-yard line, while Freeman added 1 RZ target. 4 of the Falcons’ remaining RZ targets went to Julio Jones, while Austin Hooper saw 3.
Both Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel had 4 RZ opportunities during week 15. McCaffrey got 3 carries and 1 target, while Samuel had the opposite, 3 targets and 1 carry. Each player also ran the football 1 time inside the 5-yard line.
New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray each received 1 RZ rushing attempt. Kamara also saw 1 RZ target. Michael Thomas led the Saints in RZ targets with 3 while Josh Hill, Taysom Hill and Tre’Quan Smith got 1 each.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ronald Jones‘ RZ carry was the Buccaneers only RZ opportunity during week 15.
Kenyan Drake led the NFL during week 15 with 7 RZ rushing attempts, 3 of which came from inside the 5-yard line. Kyler Murray had the only other Cardinal’s RZ run. He also threw 4 passes in the RZ and targeted 4 players evenly: Dan Arnold, Charles Clay, Larry Fitzgerald, and Christian Kirk.
Los Angeles Rams
Jared Goff and Todd Gurley both got 2 RZ carries each, with one of Goff’s runs coming from inside the 5-yard line. Gurley also received 1 RZ target, which tied him for the Rams’ Week 15 lead alongside Brandin Cooks, Tyler Higbee, and Cooper Kupp.
San Francisco 49ers
Raheem Mostert was the only 49ers players to see multiple RZ rushing attempts during week 15 with 2. The remaining RZ carries went to Tevin Coleman, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Kyle Juszczyk. Of those players, Coleman, Juszczyk, and Mostert each had 1 run from inside the 5-yard line. Juszczyk also got 1 RZ target but was behind George Kittle in that category as the tight end saw 4.
Chris Carson received 3 RZ rushing attempts during week 15 to lead the Seahawks in that category. Travis Homer had 2, while C.J. Prosise procured 1. As for RZ targets, Tyler Lockett paced the team with 4 while George Fant, D.K. Metcalf, and Malik Turner saw 1 each.