Fantasy Football Red Zone Stats (Weeks: 1-8)

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

Lets take a look at the Target Looks of all players, Wide Receiver Red Zone Targets, Running Back Red Zone Rushing Attempts and Tight End Red Zone Targets so far this season. These are all huge and yet rare Fantasy Football stats.

Target Watch Through Week 8 – All Players Targets
Vincent Jackson 90
Cecil Shorts 86
A.J. Green 84
Calvin Johnson 79
Pierre Garcon 78
Victor Cruz 77
Dez Bryant 76
DeSean Jackson 74
Antonio Brown 73
Wes Welker 72
Andre Johnson 71
Eric Decker 70
Julian Edelman 70
Demaryius Thomas 69
Brandon Marshall 68

Vincent Jackson remains on the top of the Target Chart so far this season after seeing 13 Targets in week 8. Rookie QB, Glennon, looks all over the field for Jackson regardless if he’s open or not. Jackson will continue to see tons of Targets. Harry Douglas led The League in Targets last week with 18. He caught 12 of them for 121 yards. Douglas remains a big PPR Play with the amount of Targets he’s receiving. Jordan Reed saw 14 Targets in Week 8, that makes 23 Targets in the last 2 games. He should be owned in all formats.


WR Red Zone Targets – Year to Date (Weeks: 1-8) Red Zone Targets
Wes Welker 18
Calvin Johnson 16
Eric Decker 12
Pierre Garcon 11
Dez Bryant 11
Cecil Shorts 11
Vincent Jackson 10
Demaryius Thomas 10
Kenbrell Thompkins 10
Jordy Nelson 10
Harry Douglas 9
Justin Blackmon 9
Alshon Jeffery 9
A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall 9
Steve Smith, Julio Jones 9

Harry Douglas led all WR’s in week 8 with 18 Targets – only 2 were Red Zone Targets. Marvin Jones led all WR in Red Zone Targets in Week 8, with 5. He caught all 5 of them, including 4 TD’s and 35 yards inside the 20 yard line. Demaryius Thomas saw 4 Targets in the Red Zone – catching 3 of them for 22 yards. Calvin Johnson caught all 3 of his Red Zone Targets including 1 for a TD.  Justin Blackmon saw a rushing attempt inside the Red Zone, but failed converting for -1 yards. Both Cecil Shorts and Blackmon saw 2 targets inside the 20. Wes Welker saw 2 targets this week, while Eric Decker only saw 1 Red Zone Target.


RB Red Zone Rushing Attempts – Year to Date (Weeks: 1-8) Red Zone Rush Attmepts
Frank Gore 31
Jamaal Charles 25
Marshawn Lynch 22
DeAngelo Williams 21
Knowshon Moreno 21
Matt Forte 20
Fred Jackson 20
Eddie Lacy 17
Stevan Ridley 17
Adrian Peterson 17
Chris Johnson 17
Willis McGahee 17
LeSean McCoy 16
Reggie Bush 16
BenJarvus Green-Ellis 16

Eddie Lacy led all RB’s in Rushing attempts with 29 and Red Zone Rushing Attempts in week 8, with 8. Darren McFadden saw 6 while Frank Gore saw 5 attempts. On Gores 5 rushing attempts he averaged 6.6 Yards Per Carry. Eddie Lacy averaged 3 Yards Per Carry inside the Red Zone. Zac Stacy carried the ball 26 times on Monday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks. Stacy looks legit, but will have a hard time getting into the End Zone – he only saw 2 Rushing Attempts inside the Red Zone. Both Darren McFadden and Frank Gore converted on 2 Rushing TD’s inside the 20. Cleveland Browns Fozzy Whittaker caught his only Red Zone Target for a 17 yard TD. Both Matt Forte and Le’Veon Bell led all RB’s in Red Zone Targets with 2.


TE Red Zone Targets – Year to Date (Weeks: 1-8) Red Zone Targets
Jordan Cameron 15
Tony Gonzalez 14
Martellus Bennett 12
Julius Thomas 12
Coby Fleener 9
Jimmy Graham 9
Joseph Fauria 8
Dallas Clark 7
Garrett Graham 7
Jared Cook 7
Delanie Walker 7
Jason Witten 7
Vernon Davis 7
Antonio Gates 7
Greg Olsen, Charles Clay 6

Not a big week for TE’s in the Red Zone, other than Jimmy Graham. Graham who played on a snap count all game caught both of his Red Zone Targets for 2 TD’s. Jimmy Graham only played 18 snaps in week 8 – those of you who started Graham, consider yourself lucky. Jordan Reed saw 14 Targets this week, only 1 was a Red Zone Target. Tim Wright saw 8 Targets, converting 1 for a Red Zone TD. Expect Wright to see an increase in Targets with Mike Williams now out for the season.



2013's Most Accurate Fantasy Football Experts in the nation.




    October 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    I’m in a league with limited Keeper rules and have been offered the following trade:

    I give: J. Charles, A. Morris (keeper), C. Shorts, Chiefs D
    I receive: A. Peterson (keeper), Ray Rice, Garcon, Titans D

    Each team must keep 2 keepers, and Peterson and Morris both qualify as keepers, Rice and Charles do not. There is not compensatory pick given up for Keepers, each team must keep 2. My other keeper will be Eddie Lacy.

    My current team before the trade is:
    QB: Cam Newton
    RBs : Charles, Lacy (keeper), Morris (keeper)
    WRs: S. Smith, Fitz, Jeffrey, Shorts
    TE: Reed
    Def: Chiefs

    This is obviously a big trade for this year and next. Is it worth it since Peterson’s a keeper, or should I roll with what I have?

    • Legion Report

      October 30, 2013 at 11:12 PM

      If you can make an upgrade at WR, we think your team has championship potential. Play to win the championship this year, because who knows what happens next year with injuries. Consistently keep that mindset. In regard to the trade, AP would be a good keeper, but the guys you have are strong options.



    October 31, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Which side do ya like better in this trade: Charles Clay/Gio or Witten/Lamar Miller?

    • Legion Report

      October 31, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      Witten/Miller. Miller’s been running pretty well as of late.



    October 31, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Marvin Jones torched Dee Milliner last week. Which Saint would you push to start against him:?

    • Legion Report

      October 31, 2013 at 11:01 PM

      Besides Jimmy Graham, it’s a toss up in New Orleans. I wouldn’t feel safe starting anyone else in that lineup.



    November 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    With Wayne going down for the year, Colts coach stated DHB’s role wouldn’t increase to much, does this mean Harry Douglas like Targets for HIlton and would you start Hilton over Boytkins?

    • Legion Report

      November 2, 2013 at 1:14 AM

      Go TY Hilton. He’s going to get the majority of looks. Unlike DHB, Hilton has chemistry with Luck and that should translate for the remainder of the season.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *