Welcome into the Week 4 edition of Redzone Risers and Fallers for the 2022 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 4 Redzone Risers
Breece Hall (RB, NYJ) 31% RZ Touches
Hall appears on the risers for another week, as part of a Jets offense that has taken a step forward. The rookie RB wasn’t given a large share of the backfield to start the season as the team instead opted for Michael Carter. But, that has since changed and Hall looks set to be the backfield weapon that was hoped for during preseason.
Caleb Huntley (RB, ATL) 11% RZ Touches
The Atlanta backfield is up for grabs with starter Cordarrelle Patterson put on IR. I’m not sure who I’d prefer truly, and what the split would look like. What I do know is that Huntley was used in the redzone, and Tyler Allgeier wasn’t.
Courtland Sutton (WR, DEN) 20% RZ Touches
The Denver offense isn’t looking great- but you don’t need me to tell you that. You have eyes. Sutton though has been fine for fantasy, with good receptions and yards totals. The issue at the moment is that he hasn’t scored too many TDs though. With the increased targets he has gotten in the redzone though, that is surely going to change.
Devin Duvernay (WR, BAL) 13% RZ Touches
Duvernay stepped up as the secondary Ravens receiver (I’m excluding Mark Andrews here) to start the season and hasn’t really looked back. A deep threat, with the ability to get open close to the line if required, he has seen increased redzone usage. If Rashod Bateman is forced to miss time, Duvernay should be an effective option for fantasy owners.
Zach Ertz (TE, ARI) 24% RZ Touches
Ertz is a big part of this Cardinals offense, especially in the redzone. Ertz has been a redzone weapon throughout his career, and currently leads the TE position in targets in the redzone (joint on opportunities with Travis Kelce, who has had one rush).
Week 4 Redzone Fallers
Ezekiel Elliott (RB, DAL) 14% RZ Touches
Elliott’s role is becoming squeezed out of the backfield. Tony Pollard took targets away, has been getting involved in carries, and now is becoming more of a redzone threat. The signs are there that Elliott is starting to slip even further when it comes to fantasy.
Garrett Wilson (WR, NYJ) 26% RZ Touches
It wasn’t too long ago that Wilson was the cover picture for this article as a riser. Now he is a faller as the offense adjusts itself to the QB change of Joe Flacco to Zach Wilson. I’m not saying that I’m off Wilson- because I’m not. He just doesn’t have that sky-high ceiling now.
Robert Tonyan (TE, GB) 6% RZ Touches
Tonyan’s lack of redzone targets is a concern because that was where he had huge value previously. The Packers offense has moved towards running the ball more, but still has thrown the ball in the redzone 18 times with Tonyan only having two of those looks. That could change as he continues his return from injury, but it’s really important to note.
So, that’s this weeks edition of Redzone Risers and Fallers for the 2022 season, taking into account the action from Week 4. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or jump into our Discord server
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