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RED ZONE: Target Analysis – Week 4

Week 4 is wrapped up and we are a quarter of the way through the regular season. A few big names made the red zone report this week. Some people have been waiting all year for them to show up and they did … in a big way. 

Legend
Scoring Opportunities Player passed and the play started inside the 10 or ended inside the 5 yard line
RedZone Opportunities Player passed and the line of scrimmage was inside the 20 yard line
Heart Breaks Player passed for more than 5 yards down the field and the play ended inside the 5 yard line
All statistics in this report include plays that were nullified by penalty

Running Back

RANK PLAYER TEAM SCORING OPPORTUNITIES REDZONE OPPORTUNITIES HEART

BREAKS

OPPS TDS OPPS TDS
1 Fournette, Leonard JAC 1 0 10 0 0
2 McCoy, LeSean KCC 4 1 8 1 0
3 Johnson, Kerryon DET 5 0 7 0 0
4 Howard, Jordan PHI 6 3 7 3 2
5 Gallman, Wayne NYG 5 2 5 2 1
6 Chubb, Nick CLE 3 3 5 2 0
7 Gore, Frank BUF 4 0 5 0 0
8 Henry, Derrick TEN 0 0 4 0 0
9 Gurley, Todd LAR 2 2 4 2 0
10 Hyde, Carlos HOU 2 0 4 0 1

Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville

Fournette had 10 red zone opportunities in a game where Jacksonville trailed most of the day. Although he was unable to capitalize on any of them he still gashed Denver for 225 yards on 29 carries, which included an 81-yard run in the third quarter. Even with being down for most of the day, Jacksonville continued to feed Fournette, who looked crisp with fresh legs. Teams are starting to realize the key to beating Denver is running the ball. Jacksonville is going to be a dangerous team moving forward.

Nick Chubb, Cleveland

The Cleveland offense played better in this one because it established a running game early. Chubb had five red zone opportunities on the day and scored three touchdowns in total. His first score came in the third quarter with just under 10 minutes on the clock. From the 14-yard line, Chubb broke three tackles and danced his way into the end zone. With about a minute left in the third quarter, Chubb found paydirt for his second score of the day from the 2-yard line. As if his day couldn’t get any better, in the fourth quarter Chubb took the rock to the house for an 88-yard touchdown with just under 10 minutes left to ice the game. Chubb finished the day with 165 yards on 20 carriers and three touchdowns. For those who invested in Chubb early in drafts, this was the type of performance you were waiting for.

Wide Receiver

RANK PLAYER TEAM SCORING OPPORTUNITIES REDZONE OPPORTUNITIES HEART

BREAKS

OPPS TDS OPPS TDS
1 Adams, Davante GBP 1 0 4 0 0
2 Metcalf, DK SEA 1 0 3 0 0
3 Brown, John BUF 3 0 3 0 3
4 Jeffery, Alshon PHI 2 1 3 1 0
5 Sanu, Mohamed ATL 0 0 3 0 0
6 Golladay, Kenny DET 3 3 3 3 0
7 Valdes-Scantling, Marquez GBP 1 0 2 0 0
8 Tate, Auden CIN 0 0 2 0 0
9 Sutton, Courtland DEN 2 2 2 2 0
10 Lockett, Tyler SEA 1 0 2 0 0

Kenny Golladay, Detroit

In one of the more entertaining games of the afternoon, Golladay had three red zone opportunities on the day, scoring two touchdowns. His first came in the third quarter with just over a minute left on the clock. From about the 9-yard line, Matthew Stafford threw a ball through traffic to hit Golladay in the back of the end zone. In the fourth quarter with just over two minutes on the clock, from the 6-yard line, Stafford threw a floater with which Golladay came down. After a review, the call was upheld as Golladay dragged his toe and got both feet in-bounds. Detroit gave Kansas City all it could handle. Detroit is a team to watch moving forward as it is firing on all cylinders right now. Detroit ultimately lost the game, but Golladay is an elite talent. 

Davante Adams, Green Bay

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Complaints came out of Green Bay that Adams was not involved enough with in-game planning this season. He was unable to convert on his four red zone opportunities but did get a huge workload in this one. On 15 targets he caught 10 balls for 180 yards. He did leave the game in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a toe injury, but after an MRI came back negative he is not expected to miss a significant amount of time. Adams isn’t going to get 15 targets a game, but expect him to be more involved from now on moving forward. When Green Bay all gets on the same page, this offense is going to take off. 

About Nick Lemma

Being from New York Nick is loud and persistent. Known as the Hot-Headed Italian within his circle, his opinions are bold with facts and stats to back them up. While playing across multiple leagues and serving as commissioner of his hometown league for the past 12 years, he’s been consumed by football. Being a seasoned player, he’s had success in various formats and league setups. When he’s not reading or writing about football he can be found spending time with his wife and son.