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RED ZONE: Target Analysis Week 6

Week 6 brings some big names out on a bye this week. Most of us have Michael Thomas, Kenny Golladay, Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, and Alvin Kamara. Some of us also are facing some tough situations because we dropped a game or two already this year and the last thing you want to do if you are 2-3 or worse is drop another game. This is the time to examine who could be available to help you weather the storm.

 

WIDE RECEIVER RED ZONE OPPORTUNITIES
Rank Player Team Scoring Opportunities RedZone Opportunities Heart
Breaks
Opps touchdowns Opps touchdowns
1 PIT 8 2 16 2 2
2 LAR 13 5 15 3 0
3 CIN 10 6 13 4 0
4 NOR 9 3 12 3 3
5 HOU 11 3 12 2 2
6 PIT 8 5 10 1 0
7 GBP 5 4 10 4 1
8 Jones, Marvin DET 7 3 8 2 0
9 PHI 2 1 8 1 0
10 NYG 3 2 7 0 0
26 DEN 2 1 5 1 1
73 GBP 2 2 2 2 0

Quick question! Who leads the Broncos wide receivers in red zone targets? The answer: Courtland Sutton. Surprised? The Broncos are facing the Rams this week, which means they are going to need to throw the ball to keep pace with one of the best offenses in the game. The good news is that you can throw on the Rams and if you are looking for a sneaky play that should score this week, go with Sutton. Pay attention to the injury report though because he is dealing with an ankle injury.

Another name to look out for is Marquez Valdes-Scantling. He drew the start last week because the other Packers wide receivers were banged up and he made the most of his opportunity. If the injuries continue this week, Marquez will get another start and possibly begin to solidify a role a more consistent role in the Packers offense going forward.

 

 

RUNNING BACK RED ZONE OPPORTUNITIES

Rank Player Team Scoring Opportunities Redzone Opportunities Heart
Breaks
Opps touchdowns Opps touchdowns
1 LAR 25 10 40 10 3
2 NOR 20 8 40 7 2
3 OAK 10 3 20 3 1
4 LAC 12 6 20 6 3
5 NEP 8 2 18 1 1
6 DAL 10 3 17 2 1
7 CLE 13 6 16 6 1
8 Conner, James PIT 13 7 16 6 0
9 NYG 12 5 16 3 2
10 KCC 14 5 15 5 1
11 NEP 6 5 14 4 0
12 BAL 8 3 14 3 0
13 JAX 29 4 14 3 2
14 Mixon, Joe CIN 8 2 13 2 2
15 Peterson, Adrian WAS 6 3 13 3 0
17 Smith, Ito ATL 5 2 13 2 1

At this point in the season if you are looking at the wavier wire to cover a bye week you are really just looking for a miracle. I like Ito Smith for another week to be the shortage yardage and red zone back for the Falcons. Devonta Freeman may be out again with a foot bruise and even if he plays, you have to think that they will use him sparingly this week. Look for Smith to get a short yardage score or two.

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Mike is an avid fantasy football player and competes in keeper leagues that are open year round. He is an elementary school teacher by trade so we can only assume that he must also have the patience of a Saint. We hope you enjoy his viewpoint.