Welcome into the Week 13 edition of Redzone Risers and Fallers for the 2021 season. This is a brand new series for our site, and uses the redzone touches information that is freely available on our site. The reason for adding this tool, and making it available is its importance in helping you make better decisions when it comes to your roster.
The idea is that if a player is starting to be used in the redzone more, then the opportunity to score is increased and you want to add them to your roster. If the opposite happens, you might look to sell that asset.
Now, in this series, we aren’t going to look at big-name players on the whole. That is to say, Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara are expected to be used in and around the redzone. That is unless they start stop being used, in which case they will be included in the fallers.
Week 13 Redzone Risers
Tevin Coleman (RB, NYJ) 10% RZ Touches
Coleman was given the bulk of carries again in the absence of Michael Carter in the backfield. However, unlike last week, he was also the back that was used in the redzone. That has really pushed Coleman as the back to own for the Jets right now. Sure, the overall offense isn’t overly expected to get into the redzone all that much, but the volume and redzone usage gives him flex consideration at the very least.
Adrian Peterson (RB, SEA) 13% RZ Touches
Peterson stepped into the Seahawks backfield, immediately taking the bulk of the carries out of the backfield, as well as the majority of redzone touches. In his first week with the Seahawks he didn’t do alot with the opportunity that he was given, but the signs are there that the volume is there at least for Peterson to be viable in the playoffs.
Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR, DET) 10% RZ Touches
St. Brown finally had the game that people hoped for him at the start of the season. He isn’t a downfield threat, but he does have the ability to run out of the slot and use his route running to get free. That was shown last week after having a big game, which also included the redzone. With that usage, he now is one of four players on the Detroit roster with over 10% of the opportunities for the team. If he continues building, he could be a great pickup at this stage of the season.
K.J. Osborn (WR, MIN)/ Tyler Conklin (TE, MIN) 4/ 11% RZ Touches
I’m combining the two here, because they both saw a good share in the redzone last week. The reason is pretty obvious, Adam Thielen who was one of the team’s main weapons and went down with injury. We could see both of these continue to split looks in the redzone, or see one of them take a step forward in a bigger way. Personally, Osborn is intriguing to me. He has been effective when he has been on the field, just hasn’t been out there that often.
Week 13 Redzone Fallers
James Robinson (RB, JAX) 28% RZ Touches
Let me start out by saying that Robinson is the only part of the Jaguars offense that is worth starting. That isn’t going to change with him not being as involved in the redzone, but it does pull him from a no-brainer RB2 into a player that you will need to consider against other players, or normal RB3’s with good matchups.
Ja'Marr Chase (WR, CIN) 14% RZ Touches
Chase started the season strongly, scoring for fun and racking up huge yardage totals in the process. But as Joe Mixon has become more productive, and Tee Higgins establishing himself in the offense too, Chase has seen his production fall off. That has also been in the redzone, where chase wasn’t given a single opportunity last week, and has found his role become more and more marginalized.
Zach Ertz (TE, ARI) 9% RZ Touches
The Arizona offense is really run through James Conner and Kyler Murray in the redzone. Conner in particular has been performing at an elite level this season. With the strength of Arizona’s offense, there are going to be plenty of chances in the redzone. The thing is though, there are equally just as many mouths to feed, with four players that have been given the same opportunity.