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Breaking down Week 11 red zone usage leaders at each position for fantasy football

Here’s which players were used the most in the red zone in Week 11.

Nico Collins of the Houston Texans and C.J. Stroud react after a touchdown in the first quarter of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NRG Stadium on November 05, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Don’t look now, but the fantasy playoffs are nearly here, which means that every snap means more. Here’s a look at some of the top red zone producers in Week 11, which could offer a look at what each team has in store for Week 12.

Wide receiver red zone targets leaders

1. Nico Collins, Houston Texans, 5
T-2. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions, 4
T-2. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers, 4
T-3. Calvin Ridley, Jacksonville Jaguars, 3
T-3. Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams, 3
T-3. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 3

While Collins finished his day with two catches for 12 yards in the red zone on Sunday, his owners have to feel good about his amount of red zone targets. Collins had 65 yards in his return from a calf injury and should continue to be a red-zone target for the rest of the season. It’s no surprise to see Allen, Ridley, and Evans on this list considering they were among the top overall target leaders for Week 11; all three recorded red zone touchdowns. Ridley had his best game since Week 1 as he had two touchdowns and 23 yards receiving in the red zone.

Tight end red zone target leaders

T-1. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers, 2
T-1. Dalton Schultz, Houston Texans, 2
T-1. Cade Otten, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2

These three were the only tight ends to have multiple targets in the red zone, with Kittle and Schultz both recording touchdowns. Schultz had two yards on his one red zone catch, while Kittle had eight yards on his two catches. Otten turned his two targets into a six-yard reception.

Running back red zone attempt leaders

1. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals, 3
T-2. Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco 49ers, 2
T-2. Salvon Ahmed, Miami Dolphins, 2
T-2. Breece Hall, New York Jets, 2
T-2. Darrell Henderson Jr., Los Angeles Rams 2

While the rest of the Bengals’ fantasy stocks took a hit this week due to Joe Burrow’s injury, Mixon should still be one of the top running backs due to his red zone presence in both the rushing and passing game; at this point, it’s just a matter of if Brandon Allen will be able to get the Bengals to the red zone. McCaffrey Ahmed and Hall each caught a touchdown out of the backfield, while Henderson added a red zone touchdown on the ground. All three appear to be solid red zone options for their teams in Week 12.