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RED ZONE: Target Analysis

Rank Player Team Pos. Rec. Targets Com.% TD
21 Green, Virgil DEN TE 1 2 50 1
22 Jeffery, Alshon PHI WR 1 2 50 1
23 Smith-Schuster, JuJu PIT WR 1 2 50 1
24 Thompson, Deonte CHI WR 1 2 50 1
25 Nelson, J.J. ARI WR 1 2 50 1
26 LaFell, Brandon CIN WR 1 2 50 0
27 Ginn, Ted NO WR 1 2 50 0
28 Evans, Mike TB WR 1 2 50 1
29 Gates, Antonio LAC TE 1 2 50 1
30 Garcon, Pierre SF WR 0 2 0 0

Alshon Jeffery‘s 16-yard score came on a play where he fell short of the goal line but wasn’t touched by a defender so Jeffery simply kept rolling into the end zone to score a heady touchdown. Up next, Jeffery is looking at coverage from Janoris Jenkins, so don’t count on another Week 3 touchdown.

Much like Kendall Wright, Deonte Thompson isn’t going to be a consistent source of touchdowns or red zone looks, at least not with Mike Glennon under center.

J.J. Nelson is currently the No. 3 wide receiver in PPR leagues with 10 receptions on 13 targets. Nelson scored a 9-yard touchdown in the second quarter that came after he was tackled at the 1-yard line after hauling in another red zone look from the 16. With Larry Fitzgerald simply looking slow and unable to get open, Nelson looks like the real deal and should continue to play a prominent role, especially with John Brown out.

If you believe in the ‘revenge game’ narrative, Ted Ginn gets the Panthers this week. Ginn nearly scored against the Patriots and will remain the Saints’ No. 2 option for at least one more week, when Willie Snead returns from his 3-game suspension.

Now that Antonio Gates has the all-time record for touchdown receptions by a tight end, we might see Hunter Henry step up and take a more prominent role for Los Angeles. Henry did nothing in the opener but caught all seven of his Week 2 targets, including an 11- yard grab from the Miami 18 and drawing a pass interference call on a first-and-goal target from the 4.

Rank Player Team Pos. Rec. Targets Com.% TD
31 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR 0 2 0 0
32 Miller, Zach CHI TE 0 2 0 0
33 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR 0 2 0 0
34 Thomas, Michael NO WR 0 2 0 0
35 Williams, Maxx BAL TE 1 1 100 0
36 Ingram, Mark NO RB 1 1 100 0
37 Kearse, Jermaine NYJ WR 1 1 100 1
38 Fleener, Coby NO TE 1 1 100 1
39 Sims, Charles TB RB 1 1 100 0
40 Burkhead, Rex NE RB 1 1 100 1
41 Ertz, Zach PHI TE 1 1 100 0
42 Marshall, Brandon NYG WR 1 1 100 0
43 Hooper, Austin ATL TE 1 1 100 0
44 Maclin, Jeremy BAL WR 1 1 100 1
45 Richardson, Paul SEA WR 1 1 100 1
46 Dorsett, Phillip NE WR 1 1 100 0
47 Grant, Ryan WAS WR 1 1 100 1
48 Agholor, Nelson PHI WR 1 1 100 1
49 Humphries, Adam TB WR 1 1 100 0
50 Ebron, Eric DET TE 1 1 100 1
51 Adams, Davante GB WR 1 1 100 0
52 Ellington, Andre ARI RB 1 1 100 0
53 Blount, LeGarrette PHI RB 1 1 100 0
54 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB 1 1 100 0
55 Patterson, Cordarrelle OAK WR 1 1 100 0
56 Kupp, Cooper LA WR 1 1 100 0
57 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB 1 1 100 1
58 Coleman, Brandon NO WR 1 1 100 1
59 Brown, Malcolm LA RB 1 1 100 0
60 Hill, Josh NO TE 1 1 100 0
61 Montgomery, Ty GB RB 1 1 100 1
62 White, James NE RB 1 1 100 0
63 Lockett, Tyler SEA WR 1 1 100 0
64 Cook, Jared OAK TE 1 1 100 0
65 Boyle, Nick BAL TE 1 1 100 0

Both of T.Y. Hilton‘s red zone targets were from 11 yards out and Hilton was targeted short, rather than down the field. Hilton will continue to be badly hampered by Andrew Luck‘s absence, but his struggles to produce touchdowns are nothing new.

Jermaine Kearse is the WR5 after two weeks, thanks in large part due to garbage time production. These kind of numbers are hard to rely on, but Kearse has looked every bit like New York’s No. 1 wide receiver and is worth a waiver wire add.

As with most of the New York Giants offense, Brandon Marshall has been atrocious and stands as the WR100 after two weeks. Marshall has caught only two of nine targets for 27 yards and that includes a Week 1 game that Odell Beckham Jr. missed.

Ty Montgomery‘s usage as a runner and receiver in short yardage situations has been a pleasant surprise and Montgomery currently sits as the RB3. Even if he sees a limited amount of touches, Montgomery has double-digit touchdown potential with his versatile role.

 

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