Fantasy football red zone analysis: Target Williams, Colston

Monday August 12th, 2013
Mike Williams was targeted 19 times in the red zone last season, good enough for 11th in the league.
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Jaguars' Cecil Shorts: 12 targets, 23.5 percent -- Shorts' 12 targets inside the 20 weren't especially high, though they did represent nearly a quarter of Jacksonville's red zone pass attempts. He doesn't have much of a track record to go on because he didn't play a lot in his rookie season of 2011. And the Jaguars' aren't likely to light up the scoreboard this season. So why is Shorts included in this column? Of his 12 red zone targets, five were inside the 10, and four of those were inside the 5. Justin Blackmon may be a big bigger, but a receiver doesn't get that many targets that close to the goal line on accident. Shorts was one of 15 receivers with at least four targets inside the 5-yard-line. I'm willing to bet he'll get a lot of opportunities in the red zone again this season.

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