2022 NFL Vacated Targets and Air Yards

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill

The NFL draft has come and gone, and if there is one thing we have learned from the beginning of the 2022 season, it’s that anything is possible. We have seen some of the biggest names in football be traded, creating a ripple effect across the league and shaking up the NFL’s dynamic.

Of course, the absence of stars like Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, and A..J. Brown is never positive for their erstwhile teams, but they all have something in common- vacated targets. And in football, vacated targets equal opportunity. And, with opportunity comes production; hence why opportunity is king in the NFL.

Below are all 32 teams’ vacated targets, target percent (vs. 2021), and vacated air yards, all sortable by position, RB, WR, and TE. This list will be updated periodically throughout the offseason to identify vacant targets, assist in finding valued players in draft rooms compared to ADP, and serve as a reference for future discussions.


V-TGT = Vacated Targets
V-AY = Vacated Air Yards

Updated: 5/1/22

Team
Total Targets 2021
V-Targets
V-Target%
V-A-Y
RB V-TGT
RB V-TGT Share%
WR V-TGT
WR V-TGT Share%
WR V-A-Y
TE V-TGT
TE V-TGT Share%
TE V-A-Y
New York Giants
561
220
39.22%
1,116
58
26.36%
47
21.36%
496
115
52.27%
620
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
715
186
26.01%
1,757
13
6.99%
62
33.33%
734
111
59.68%
1023
Denver Broncos
516
106
20.54%
599
0
0.00%
4
3.77%
9
102
96.23%
590
Los Angeles Chargers
658
134
20.36%
770
29
21.64%
3
2.24%
18
102
76.12%
752
Minnesota Vikings
577
111
19.24%
608
0
0.00%
15
13.51%
110
96
86.49%
498
New York Jets
579
199
34.37%
1,543
1
0.50%
124
62.31%
1,166
74
37.19%
377
Cincinnati Bengals
540
67
12.41%
319
0
0.00%
4
5.97%
45
63
94.03%
274
Seattle Seahawks
473
77
16.28%
330
14
18.18%
0
0.00%
0
63
81.82%
330
Tennessee Titans
523
336
64.24%
2,739
53
15.77%
220
65.48%
2,371
63
18.75%
368
Cleveland Browns
499
200
40.08%
1,558
6
3.00%
132
66.00%
1,226
62
31.00%
332
Jacksonville Jaguars
585
163
27.86%
1,264
43
26.38%
72
44.17%
961
48
29.45%
303
Washington Commanders
534
159
29.78%
1,142
6
3.77%
105
66.04%
884
48
30.19%
258
Atlanta Falcons
555
238
42.88%
2,061
3
1.26%
193
81.09%
1,818
42
17.65%
243
Indianapolis Colts
501
171
34.13%
1,595
5
2.92%
124
72.51%
1,304
42
24.56%
291
Houston Texans
523
170
32.50%
619
86
50.59%
51
30.00%
412
33
19.41%
207
Chicago Bears
524
217
41.41%
1,825
24
11.06%
162
74.65%
1,623
31
14.29%
202
Dallas Cowboys
636
205
32.23%
1,994
7
3.41%
180
87.80%
1,869
18
8.78%
125
Pittsburgh Steelers
653
100
15.31%
813
10
10.00%
72
72.00%
697
18
18.00%
116
Arizona Cardinals
570
166
29.12%
1,233
53
31.93%
103
62.05%
1,189
10
6.02%
44
Detroit Lions
554
44
7.94%
361
7
15.91%
32
72.73%
337
5
11.36%
24
Las Vegas Raiders
603
159
26.37%
1,690
39
24.53%
116
72.96%
1,682
4
2.52%
8
New Orleans Saints
468
65
13.89%
520
4
6.15%
57
87.69%
508
4
6.15%
12
Carolina Panthers
575
74
12.87%
102
60
81.08%
11
14.86%
87
3
4.05%
15
Baltimore Ravens
592
259
43.75%
2,274
62
23.94%
195
75.29%
2,280
2
0.77%
-6
Los Angeles Rams
602
217
36.05%
2,309
31
14.29%
185
85.25%
2,302
1
0.46%
7
Buffalo Bills
622
193
31.03%
1,707
9
4.66%
184
95.34%
1,707
0
0.00%
0
Green Bay Packers
569
241
42.36%
2,769
0
0.00%
241
100.00%
2,769
0
0.00%
0
Kansas City Chiefs
636
345
54.25%
2,777
80
23.19%
265
76.81%
2,777
0
0.00%
0
Miami Dolphins
597
182
30.49%
1,806
13
7.14%
169
92.86%
1,806
0
0.00%
0
New England Patriots
523
51
9.75%
17
49
96.08%
2
3.92%
17
0
0.00%
0
Philadelphia Eagles
466
5
1.07%
0
5
100.00%
0
0.00%
0
0
0.00%
0
San Francisco 49ers
496
48
9.68%
490
0
0.00%
48
100.00%
490
0
0.00%
0

 

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