Is it worth it to target long tail keywords?

I was reading a post on backlinko.com which said this:

The Big Problem With Long Tail Keywords

Remember that each Long Tail Keyword may only get 100-1000 searches per month. Which means – in order to get lots search engine traffic from long tails — you need to bang out dozens (or even hundreds) of articles. And each of these need to be optimized around a single Long Tail Keyword.

Publishing reams of long tail-focused content puts you at serious risk of a Google Panda penalty. In fact,…

Is it worth it to target long tail keywords?