NFL Red Zone Report: Week 1
Matt Selz breaks down red zone performances and stats from across the NFL.
We’ve been harping on this since the pre-season with a couple of specific articles in the draft guide and mentioned it in several more throughout the rest of the pre-season. Red Zone targets, passing, rushing attempts, and defense are all highly important things to focus on from a fantasy perspective so that we can see where the scoring is coming from on a weekly basis. We already know how many touchdowns are scored inside the 20 in the games so let’s look at who’s getting those chances and how the defenses are behaving in the Red Zone.
Patrick Mahomes , QB KC – Mahomes picked up right where he left off as the reigning league MVP with 10 Red Zone attempts in the first week as they hung 40 points on the Jaguars in Week 1. He targeted six different receivers in those 10 attempts while completing six of them for 28 yards and a touchdown. Mahomes was brilliant in the Red Zone last year with 35 touchdowns and just one pick over 100 attempts. There is...