Welcome to the Week 12 AFC Target Watch. Below I’ve given you each individual’s game by game targets for weeks 6 through 12 and then their average targets per game during that span in parentheses and then each player’s total red zone targets for weeks 8 through 12.
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Steve Smith: 6-5-9-8-7-BYE- 6 (6.8), Owen Daniels: 3-9-dnp-9-4-BYE- 5 (6), Torrey Smith: 5-5-2-7-8-BYE- 6 (5.5), Justin Forsett: 0-1-5-8-1-BYE- 2 (2.8), Kyle Juszczyk: 3-1-1-2-3-BYE- 3 (2.2), Kamar Aiken: 3-1-6-1-1-BYE- 0 (2), Mike Campanaro: 2-1-3-dnp-dnp-BYE- dnp (2), Marlon Brown: dnp-dnp-1-3-2-BYE- 1 (1.8), Crockett Gillmore: 2-1-2-2-1-BYE- 0 (1.3), Lorenzo Taliaferro: 2-0-3-3-0-BYE- 0 (1.3), Bernard Pierce: 0-1-dnp-0-0-BYE- 1 (0.4), Jacoby Jones: 1-0-1-0-0-BYE- 0 (0.3)
Steve Smith had been quiet lately, but a Monday night dome game against a weak pass defense was a great spot for him to get back into the fantasy points. He scored his first touchdown since Week 6 and caught four of six targets for 89 yards, while his receiving mate Torrey Smith saw the same number of targets and caught five for 98 yards. Over the last three weeks the two have had the same amount of targets, but Torrey has been more productive per target. I think we can safely push him ahead of Senior, but it’s still close and they do hurt each other’s upside, especially when they aren’t playing a poor defense whose offense keeps the game close.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Torrey Smith: Run 0/ Tar 3, Steve Smith: Run 0/ Tar 2, Owen Daniels: Run 0/ Tar 2, Kyle Juszczyk: Run 0/ Tar 1, Justin Forsett: Run 11/ Tar 1, Kamar Aiken: Run 0/ Tar 1, Crockett Gillmore: Run 0/ Tar 1, Lorenzo Taliaferro: Run 3/ Tar 0, Joe Flacco: Run 2/ Tar 0
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Sammy Watkins: 3-14-6-BYE-10-7- 5 (7.5), Robert Woods: 10-5-3-BYE-8-5- 11 (7), Chris Hogan: 6-6-1-BYE-7-9- 3 (5.3), Bryce Brown: dnp-dnp-3-BYE-7-10- 0 (5), Scott Chandler: 9-6-2-BYE-6-3- 3 (4.8), Fred Jackson: 6-3-dnp-BYE-5-dnp- 4 (4.5), Marquise Goodwin: 3-dnp-dnp-BYE-0-dnp- dnp (1.5), Chris Gragg: 0-2-0-BYE-1-1- 3 (1.2), Anthony Dixon: 0-4-0-BYE-0-2- 1 (1.2), C.J. Spiller: 1-1-dnp-BYE-dnp-dnp- dnp (1), Frank Summers: 0-1-0-BYE-3-0- dnp (0.8), Lee Smith: 0-0-2-BYE-1-0- 1 (0.7), Mike Williams: dnp-0-0-BYE-dnp-1- 0 (0.2)
The target leader this week was Robert Woods who had 11, while Sammy Watkins finished with just five. Woods made some amazing receptions on those 11 targets as he caught nine of them for 118 yards and a touchdown. He has shown flashes this season, but this was his best game and the Bills are looking pretty stacked at wide receiver right now.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Scott Chandler: Run 0/ Tar 5, Chris Hogan: Run 0/ Tar 4, Robert Woods: Run 0/ Tar 4, Bryce Brown: Run 2/ Tar 2, Sammy Watkins: Run 0/ Tar 2, Anthony Dixon: Run 10/ Tar 1, Lee Smith: Run 0/ Tar 1, Frank Summers: Run 2/ Tar 1, Fred Jackson: Run 5/ Tar 1, Kyle Orton: Run 1/ Tar 0
A.J. Green: dnp-dnp-dnp-6-10-8-16 (10), Mohamed Sanu: 15-9-9-8-7-6-7 (8.7), Jermaine Gresham: 7-12-4-6-6-3-6 (6.3), Giovani Bernard: 5-5-2-dnp-dnp-dnp-3 (3.8), Greg Little: dnp-2-5-0-4-dnp-dnp (2.8), Dane Sanzenbacher: 5-2-0-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp (2.3), Rex Burkhead: 0-0-dnp-3-4-3-dnp (2), Jeremy Hill: 4-1-4-1-2-1-1 (2), Brandon Tate: 5-2-2-1-0-0-0 (1.4), James Wright: 1-2-0-0-2-1-2 (1.1), Cedric Peerman: 0-1-0-4-0-0-0 (0.7), Ryan Hewitt: 0-0-1-2-0-0-0 (0.4), Kevin Brock: 0-0-0-0-2-0-0 (0.3)
Green tied Josh Gordon with the most targets for Week 12 with 16 of which he caught 12 for 121 yards. Now in seven full games he has only dipped below 10 fantasy points once and has four touchdowns. His 12 receptions doubled his high of six, which he’s hit three times this season. It also was his career high. He looks to be playing at his normal elite level after it looked as if his foot injury might linger.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Mohamed Sanu: Run 0/ Tar 8, A.J. Green: Run 1/ Tar 7, Jermaine Gresham: Run 0/ Tar 5, Greg Little: Run 0/ Tar 2, Jeremy Hill: Run 15/ Tar 0, Giovani Bernard: Run 9/ Tar 0, Cedric Peerman: Run 1/ Tar 0, Andy Dalton: Run 4/ Tar 0
Josh Gordon: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-16 (16), Andrew Hawkins: 2-9-9-8-dnp-13-5 (7.7), Taylor Gabriel: 4-7-3-6-5-13-2 (5.7), Miles Austin: 3-8-2-5-6-8-8 (5.7), Jordan Cameron: 5-6-5-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp (5.3), Travis Benjamin: 1-4-2-4-5-3-2 (3), Gary Barnidge: 0-1-1-4-4-5-3 (2.6), Ben Tate: 0-2-1-4-2-1-dnp (1.7), Jim Dray: 1-0-2-1-1-2-1 (1.1), Ray Agnew: 1-1-dnp-dnp-dnp-1-1 (1), Isaiah Crowell: 0-2-1-0-0-4-0 (1), Terrance West: dnp-1-2-1-0-0-1 (0.8)
I don’t think Josh Gordon was on a snap count. How about you? He tied with A.J. Green for the Week 12 target lead with 16 and caught eight of those for 120 yards. He and Brian Hoyer weren’t always on the same page, but we should see them gain chemistry as we head toward the end of the season.
Isaiah Crowell started the game, but Terrance West was still a big part of the running game. Thankfully for Crowell owners he was able to score twice and outplayed West on a per touch basis. With the addition of Gordon and Jordan Cameron this week, the running game should continue to open up and you would think that Crowell would move further ahead of West going forward.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Taylor Gabriel: Run 0/ Tar 4, Andrew Hawkins: Run 0/ Tar 3, Travis Benjamin: Run 0/ Tar 2, Terrance West: Run 12/ Tar 2, Josh Gordon: Run 0/ Tar 2, Miles Austin: Run 0/ Tar 1, Brian Hoyer: Run 2/ Tar 0, Isaiah Crowell: Run 6/ Tar 0, Ben Tate: Run 10/ Tar 0
Demaryius Thomas: 12-9-12-11-14-10-13 (11.6), Emmanuel Sanders: 6-3-9-16-8-8-13 (9), Ronnie Hillman: 5-4-4-10-5-dnp-dnp (5.6), Julius Thomas: 6-6-6-2-7-3-dnp (5), Wes Welker: 1-3-2-8-5-6-4 (4.1), C.J. Anderson: 0-0-0-4-7-10-4 (3.6), Jacob Tamme: 1-0-1-5-0-10-1 (2.6), Montee Ball: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-2-dnp (2), Andre Caldwell: 0-1-0-0-1-4-0 (0.9), Juwan Thompson: 1-0-1-1-0-1-0 (0.6), Cody Latimer: dnp-dnp-0-0-1-dnp-0 (0.2)
Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both saw 13 targets in this game and together they caught 19 for 212 yards and three touchdowns. Unfortunately for Sanders it was Thomas, who scored all three touchdowns, but both were outstanding as usual and once again Peyton Manning keeps multiple offensive players in fantasy points.
C.J. Anderson had another big fantasy game and his work as a receiver continues to help him to those extra fantasy points. This week he caught four of four targets for 28 yards, which is a nice little boost in PPR, but in his last four games he’s had 25 targets of which he’s caught 19 for 220 yards. That’s a player who will get you decent fantasy points in every type of game.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Demaryius Thomas: Run 0/ Tar 11, Emmanuel Sanders: Run 0/ Tar 6, Ronnie Hillman: Run 5/ Tar 6, C.J. Anderson: Run 5/ Tar 4, Wes Welker: Run 0/ Tar 4, Julius Thomas: Run 0/ Tar 3, Jacob Tamme: Run 0/ Tar 3, Juwan Thompson: Run 4/ Tar 0, Peyton Manning: Run 2/ Tar 0,
Andre Johnson: 12-9-12-7-BYE-9-12 (10.2), DeAndre Hopkins: 2-9-11-11-BYE-8-9 (8.3), Arian Foster: 4-6-6-3-BYE-dnp-dnp (4.8), Damaris Johnson: 3-2-4-2-BYE-8-5 (4), Garrett Graham: 1-3-1-1-BYE-2-7 (2.5), Alfred Blue: 0-1-1-2-BYE-0-4 (1.3), Jonathan Grimes: 0-0-0-0-BYE-0-4 (0.7), Keshawn Martin: 0-1-0-1-BYE-1-1 (0.7), C.J. Fiedorowicz: 1-1-0-0-BYE-0-0 (0.3), Ryan Griffin: 0-0-0-0-BYE-0-1 (0.2)
Ryan Mallett tore his pectoral muscle before this game even started, so his extremely poor play does have a legitimate excuse. The numbers from this game feel pretty much tainted, especially with a new quarterback playing in Week 13.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Andre Johnson: Run 0/ Tar 5, DeAndre Hopkins: Run 0/ Tar 4, Garrett Graham: Run 0/ Tar 4, Damaris Johnson: Run 0/ Tar 2, Arian Foster: Run 4/ Tar 2, Jonathan Grimes: Run 1/ Tar 1, Ryan Mallett: Run 0/ Tar 0, Alfred Blue: Run 7/ Tar 0, Ryan Fitzpatrick: Run 1/ Tar 0
Reggie Wayne: 9-8-dnp-10-BYE-9-9 (9), T.Y. Hilton: 9-9-10-6-BYE-7-5 (7.7), Coby Fleener: 4-5-4-11-BYE-7-4 (5.8), Ahmad Bradshaw: 6-3-7-5-BYE-5-dnp (5.2), Hakeem Nicks: 7-1-6-4-BYE-5-1 (4), Dwayne Allen: 7-6-2-5-BYE-0-dnp (4), Donte Moncrief: 0-2-12-1-BYE-1-4 (3.3), Trent Richardson: 0-5-dnp-2-BYE-1-1 (1.8), Jack Doyle: 2-1-0-0-BYE-1-3 (1.2), Daniel Herron: 0-0-1-1-BYE-0-5 (1.2), Griff Whalen: 0-0-3-0-BYE-0-dnp (0.6)
I can’t really understand why Hakeem Nicks continues to play ahead of Donte Moncrief, but in this game I believe we at least saw a sliver of hope. Moncrief had his highest percentage of snaps since Nicks was out with an injury. He finished the day with 39% of the snaps to 37% for Nicks and he had four targets to Nicks’ one. Moncrief caught all four of his targets for 38 yards and should have passed Nicks this week. I’m not making any promises, but I would be surprised to see Nicks with more snaps against Washington.
Dan Herron outplayed Trent Richardson and saw 45% of the snaps to Richardson’s 54. Herron totaled 17 touches for 96 yards and Richardson had 13 for 42 yards. And now word out of Indy is that Herron will take the lead, rightfully so.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Jack Doyle: Run 0/ Tar 3, Hakeem Nicks: Run 0/ Tar 3, Ahmad Bradshaw: Run 6/ Tar 3, T.Y. Hilton: Run 0/ Tar 2, Reggie Wayne: Run 0/ Tar 2, Coby Fleener: Run 0/ Tar 2, Daniel Herron: Run 4/ Tar 1, Dwayne Allen: Run 0/ Tar 1, Trent Richardson: Run 3/ Tar 1, Donte Moncrief: Run 1/ Tar 0, Andrew Luck: Run 3/ Tar 0
Allen Robinson: 9-7-10-8-10-BYE-dnp (8.8), Cecil Shorts: 16-9-8-7-7-BYE-3 (8.3), Allen Hurns: 4-2-4-9-2-BYE-4 (4.2), Clay Harbor: 4-6-4-2-4-BYE-0 (3.3), Marcedes Lewis: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-BYE-3 (3), Jordan Todman: 3-1-2-1-6-BYE-3 (2.7), Denard Robinson: 3-1-2-2-3-BYE-5 (2.7), Marqise Lee: 2-3-2-0-3-BYE-5 (2.5), Toby Gerhart: dnp-dnp-1-4-0-BYE-4 (2.2), Ace Sanders: 1-1-0-0-1-BYE-0 (0.5), Storm Johnson: 1-0-dnp-dnp-dnp-BYE-dnp (0.5), Will Taufoou: 2-1-0-0-0-BYE-0 (0.5), Nic Jacobs: 0-0-1-0-1-BYE-0 (0.3)
This performance by Blake Bortles was depressing. One of the big problems with Blaine Gabbert was that he couldn’t handle pressure and so far Bortles is also failing mightily when pressured. According to PFF he had 10 drop-backs where he was pressured and he completed zero of six passes and was sacked the other four times.
Cecil Shorts had averaged 9.4 targets over the five games leading up to this one and the Jags also lost Allen Robinson and his eight targets per game, but unfortunately for Shorts and my DFS teams, he saw only three targets. I’d assume they’ll go back to him this week, but with Bortles at the helm it is tough to trust any Jaguars player, even Denard Robinson, who was also thwarted by Bortles inability to move the team.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Cecil Shorts: Run 0/ Tar 3, Marqise Lee: Run 0/ Tar 3, Allen Hurns: Run 0/ Tar 2, Allen Robinson: Run 0/ Tar 1, Clay Harbor: Run 0/ Tar 1, Toby Gerhart: Run 2/ Tar 1, Jordan Todman: Run 1/ Tar 1, Blake Bortles: Run 0/ Tar 0, Denard Robinson: Run 9/ Tar 0
Kansas City Chiefs
Dwayne Bowe: BYE-7-6-10-12-4-5 (7.3), Travis Kelce: BYE-4-6-5-2-5-5 (4.5), Jamaal Charles: BYE-4-4-4-4-2-7 (4.2), DeAnthony Thomas: BYE-2-4-1-0-1-6 (2.3), A.J. Jenkins: BYE-2-0-3-4-dnp-dnp (2.2), Anthony Fasano: BYE-1-4-3-1-dnp-2 (2.2), Anthony Sherman: BYE-2-1-1-2-1-1 (1.3), Junior Hemingway: BYE-1-0-2-3-0-2 (1.3), Demetrius Harris: BYE-1-1-1-dnp-dnp-dnp (1), Frankie Hammond: BYE-2-1-0-0-0-3 (1), Knile Davis: BYE-1-1-0-1-1-0 (0.7), Albert Wilson: BYE-1-0-1-0-0-2 (0.7), Phillip Supernaw: BYE-dnp-dnp-1-dnp-1-0 (0.7)
It is an extremely small sample size, but Travis Kelce is Kansas City’s target leader over the last two games. Unfortunately that’s only 10 total targets. That of course is the problem, even when he gets a decent percentage of targets, the ball is spread around widely and KC remains a run first team.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Jamaal Charles: Run 12/ Tar 4, DeAnthony Thomas: Run 0/ Tar 3, Travis Kelce: Run 0/ Tar 3, Knile Davis: Run 8/ Tar 2, Anthony Fasano: Run 0/ Tar 2, Dwayne Bowe: Run 0/ Tar 2, A.J. Jenkins: Run 0/ Tar 1, Junior Hemingway: Run 0/ Tar 1, Alex Smith: Run 4/ Tar 0
Mike Wallace: 9-8-7-8-8-7-5 (7.4), Jarvis Landry: 8-5-3-6-10-5-11 (6.9), Charles Clay: 5-5-3-8-9-6-dnp (6), Brian Hartline: 2-3-4-7-1-4-2 (3.3), Brandon Gibson: dnp-dnp-3-2-2-3-6 (3.2), Dion Sims: 2-2-2-dnp-dnp-2-5 (2.6), Lamar Miller: 3-3-3-2-2-2-1 (2.3), Damien Williams: 0-2-0-2-3-3-2 (1.7), Daniel Thomas: dnp-3-2-2-0-0-0 (1.2), Rishard Matthews: 0-0-2-1-1-1-3 (1.1), LaMichael James: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-1 (1), Knowshon Moreno: 1-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp (1), Gator Hoskins: dnp-dnp-dnp-1-1-0-0 (0.5)
Jarvis Landry is the big target news for the Dolphins right now. His two touchdowns against the Bears got people’s attention of course, but I love his 26 targets over the last three games, with two of those games topping 10 targets.
Mike Wallace still is the target leader, but it’s become very close between him and Landry. Also Wallace hasn’t hit double-digit targets since Week 3. Tannehill is loving Landry’s versatility, which might not lead to huge yardage games, but short passes and red zone targets are just as good, especially since Tannehill is not a good deep ball passer.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Charles Clay: Run 0/ Tar 10, Jarvis Landry: Run 0/ Tar 6, Mike Wallace: Run 0/ Tar 6, Damien Williams: Run 7/ Tar 3, Lamar Miller: Run 10/ Tar 2, Brandon Gibson: Run 0/ Tar 2, Rishard Matthews: Run 0/ Tar 2, Dion Sims: Run 0/ Tar 1, Brian Hartline: Run 0/ Tar 1, Gator Hoskins: Run 0/ Tar 1, Daniel Thomas: Run 7/ Tar 1, Ryan Tannehill: Run 3/ Tar 0
New England Patriots
Julian Edelman: 12-9-4-10-BYE-8-15 (9.7), Rob Gronkowski: 9-10-9-10-BYE-5-10 (8.8), Brandon LaFell: 6-5-11-13-BYE-4-12 (8.5), Shane Vereen: 3-8-5-10-BYE-4-9 (6.5), Timothy Wright: 1-0-7-0-BYE-2-6 (2.7), Danny Amendola: 0-3-2-3-BYE-2-1 (1.8), Aaron Dobson: 1-dnp-dnp-dnp-BYE-dnp-dnp (1), Stevan Ridley: 1-dnp-dnp-dnp-BYE-dnp-dnp (1), James Develin: 1-0-0-2-BYE-1-0 (0.7), Brian Tyms: 2-0-0-0-BYE-2-0 (0.7), LeGarrette Blount: 0-1-2-0-BYE-0-0 (0.4), Michael Hoomanawanui: 1-0-0-0-BYE-1-0 (0.3), Jonas Gray: dnp-0-0-1-BYE-0-dnp (0.2), Brandon Bolden: 0-1-0-0-BYE-0-0 (0.2)
The Patriots spread their offense out and picked apart the Lions secondary in Week 12. Julian Edelman was the leader in targets with 15 targets, his high for the year. He caught 11 for 89 yards and was much more useful in PPR. His upside is sometimes limited by the game plan, but he’s remained fairly steady as a good PPR play.
Tim Wright found the end zone twice in this one and now had six touchdowns in his last seven games, but in four games of those seven he has two receptions for three yards and two touchdown and the other three games he has 17 receptions for 185 yards and four touchdowns.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Julian Edelman: Run 0/ Tar 5, Brandon LaFell: Run 0/ Tar 5, Rob Gronkowski: Run 0/ Tar 4, Shane Vereen: Run 5/ Tar 4, Timothy Wright: Run 0/ Tar 4, Danny Amendola: Run 0/ Tar 1, Tom Brady: Run 1/ Tar 0, LeGarrette Blount: Run 5/ Tar 0, James White: Run 1/ Tar 0, Jonas Gray: Run 21/ Tar 0
New York Jets
Eric Decker: 10-7-11-12-4-BYE-8 (8.7), Percy Harvin: 4-dnp-9-13-5-BYE-5 (7.2), Jace Amaro: 12-5-5-0-5-BYE-2 (4.8), Jeremy Kerley: 7-5-5-4-1-BYE-5 (4.5), Chris Johnson: 2-3-2-3-1-BYE-4 (2.5), Jeff Cumberland: 2-4-3-2-0-BYE-3 (2.3), David Nelson: dnp-2-dnp-dnp-dnp-BYE-dnp (2), Chris Ivory: 2-4-2-0-0-BYE-3 (1.8), Greg Salas: 3-dnp-dnp-2-0-BYE-0 (1.2), Chris Owusu: dnp-dnp-1-dnp-dnp-BYE-dnp (1), T.J. Graham: 1-1-1-0-1-BYE-0 (0.7), Bilal Powell: 0-2-0-0-1-BYE-dnp (0.6), John Conner: 1-0-0-0-0-BYE-0 (0.2)
The Jets are a mess and are now back to Geno Smith after Michael Vick proved to the world that he is done. On the whole the Jets had 6 passing first downs and 126 total passing yards as they got blown out.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Eric Decker: Run 0/ Tar 6, Jace Amaro: Run 0/ Tar 5, Percy Harvin: Run 2/ Tar 5, Jeremy Kerley: Run 0/ Tar 3, Bilal Powell: Run 2/ Tar 0, Chris Ivory: Run 6/ Tar 0, Chris Johnson: Run 4/ Tar 0, Michael Vick: Run 5/ Tar 0
James Jones: 7-8-11-5-12-5-6 (7.7), Andre Holmes: 8-5-7-5-1-6-10 (6), Mychal Rivera: 3-1-9-11-8-5-4 (5.9), Darren McFadden: 4-8-6-5-7-3-2 (5), Vincent Brown: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-6-dnp-4 (5), Marcel Reece: 3-dnp-6-3-2-3-5 (3.7), Brice Butler: 5-1-2-2-4-3-3 (2.9), Kenbrell Thompkins: 0-1-8-2-0-3-1 (2.1), Denarius Moore: 1-1-1-2-2-0-0 (1), Latavius Murray: 0-0-0-2-1-4-0 (1), Maurice Jones-Drew: 1-0-2-2-1-0-0 (0.9), Jamize Olawale: 1-1-0-0-0-0-0 (0.3)
Much of the Raiders offense came from Latavius Murray, who only had four rushing attempts before leaving the game with a concussion. On those four attempts he was able to accumulate 112 yards and two touchdowns while Derek Carr passed for a total of 174 yards on 35 attempts.
The Raiders won this game, their first of the season, but I’m going to give Murray and the Raiders defense the credit. I’m sure they will be so very pleased.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Mychal Rivera: Run 0/ Tar 5, James Jones: Run 0/ Tar 3, Brice Butler: Run 0/ Tar 2, Latavius Murray: Run 2/ Tar 1, Andre Holmes: Run 0/ Tar 1, Denarius Moore: Run 1/ Tar 1, Marcel Reece: Run 2/ Tar 1, Darren McFadden: Run 1/ Tar 1, Maurice Jones-Drew: Run 0/ Tar 1, Derek Carr: Run 1/ Tar 0
Antonio Brown: 10-13-13-16-9-11-BYE (12), Le’Veon Bell: 6-8-7-6-10-4-BYE (6.8), Martavis Bryant: dnp-5-7-5-7-5-BYE (5.8), Markus Wheaton: 11-2-5-4-7-5-BYE (5.7), Heath Miller: 4-1-8-2-3-5-BYE (3.8), Lance Moore: 6-2-3-1-2-1-BYE (2.5), Justin Brown: 4-dnp-dnp-dnp-0-0-BYE (1.3), Will Johnson: 0-1-2-1-1-0-BYE (0.8), Dri Archer: 1-0-1-1-0-1-BYE (0.7), Darrius Heyward-Bey: 0-1-1-0-1-0-BYE (0.5), Matt Spaeth: 0-0-0-1-0-0-BYE (0.2)
Let’s just take a second to appreciate just how good Antonio Brown is. He currently has 88 receptions on 123 targets for 1161 yards and nine touchdowns through 11 games. That puts him on pace for 128 receptions for 1689 yards and 13 touchdowns. But the true testament to his ability is just how consistent he is. He now has 27 straight games with five or more receptions and this season he’s only hit his low of five twice. He currently is neck in neck with Demaryius Thomas for most of the receiving categories, but he is much more consistent, which is gold in fantasy.
Ok, so now let’s take some time to appreciate Le’Veon Bell. Well, let me just write that he rushed 33 times for 204 yards and a touchdowns and also caught two passes for 18 yards against the Titans. This was his first rushing touchdown since Week 1 and his first 100+ yard rushing game since Week 3. But of course he’s been doing so much work as a receiver, that he’s more likely to hit 100 total yards than not this season since he is averaging 130 total yards per game. And if you are in a PPR league, he’s averaging over five receptions a game.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Antonio Brown: Run 0/ Tar 9, Martavis Bryant: Run 0/ Tar 7, Le’Veon Bell: Run 13/ Tar 4, Heath Miller: Run 0/ Tar 2, Markus Wheaton: Run 0/ Tar 1, Lance Moore: Run 0/ Tar 1, LeGarrette Blount: Run 6/ Tar 1
San Diego Chargers
Keenan Allen: 6-10-13-9-BYE-13-9 (10), Malcom Floyd: 7-7-7-5-BYE-6-5 (6.2), Antonio Gates: 8-5-8-5-BYE-3-2 (5.2), Branden Oliver: 5-2-8-2-BYE-3-4 (4), Eddie Royal: 2-5-3-1-BYE-3-6 (3.3), Donald Brown: dnp-dnp-dnp-2-BYE-2-2 (2), Ladarius Green: 5-0-1-1-BYE-2-3 (2), Ryan Mathews: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-BYE-1-2 (1.5), Ronnie Brown: 1-1-1-1-BYE-dnp-dnp (1), Seyi Ajirotutu: 1-0-0-0-BYE-0-1 (0.3), David Johnson: 0-0-0-0-BYE-1-0 (0.2), John Phillips: 0-1-0-0-BYE-0-0 (0.2)
My Keenan Allen love looked like it was really going to pay off last Sunday, but a couple fumbles limited what would have been his best fantasy game of the season. He is averaging over 10 targets per game over the last five games for 6.6 receptions and 69 yards with two total touchdowns. It’s not what we want, but it’s not nothing either. He’ll remain a good PPR play.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Antonio Gates: Run 0/ Tar 4, Keenan Allen: Run 0/ Tar 4, Branden Oliver: Run 5/ Tar 2, Ronnie Brown: Run 0/ Tar 1, Malcom Floyd: Run 0/ Tar 1, Ladarius Green: Run 0/ Tar 1, Ryan Mathews: Run 3/ Tar 0
Delanie Walker: 8-5-9-BYE-5-dnp-9 (7.2), Kendall Wright: 1-9-5-BYE-7-8-6 (6), Justin Hunter: 5-2-10-BYE-2-4-10 (5.5), Nate Washington: 2-1-4-BYE-3-2-6 (3), Dexter McCluster: 6-1-4-BYE-0-2-3 (2.7), Bishop Sankey: 1-1-4-BYE-3-1-3 (2.2), Leon Washington: 3-2-3-BYE-3-0-0 (1.8), Chase Coffman: 1-1-0-BYE-3-4-0 (1.5), Derek Hagan: 0-2-2-BYE-0-1-0 (0.8), Jackie Battle: 0-2-0-BYE-1-2-0 (0.8)
Delanie Walker set his career high with 155 receiving yards on five receptions and ten targets against the Eagles. He has been inconsistent due to inconsistent quarterback play, but when he gets his chances he runs with them. It’s a little sad that much of his career was spent in San Francisco as the #2 tight end.
Justin Hunter also had 10 targets and had his second best fantasy game of the season as he caught four passes for 64 yards and a touchdown. Most of that came on his touchdown catch, which was tipped and floated up to him. I wonder if he could have caught it at full speed?
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Justin Hunter: Run 0/ Tar 4, Nate Washington: Run 0/ Tar 3, Delanie Walker: Run 0/ Tar 3, Chase Coffman: Run 0/ Tar 2, Dexter McCluster: Run 3/ Tar 2, Jackie Battle: Run 0/ Tar 1, Kendall Wright: Run 0/ Tar 1, Leon Washington: Run 0/ Tar 1, Bishop Sankey: Run 10/ Tar 1, Shonn Greene: Run 7/ Tar 0
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