Targets and Touches will only have players’ six most recent games, regardless if they were active or on a bye. The data will be in descending order of games played. NFC will debut on Tuesday, and the AFC will be posted on Wednesday.

 

All targets and touches data is compiled from Pro Football Reference. Cornerback data is sourced via Pro Football Focus.


Note: I decided to include more players into the Targets and Touches format for the rest of the season. For simplicity,  cornerbacks who see at least 50 percent of the prior week’s snaps will be included.


Arizona Cardinals


Targets: Larry Fitzgerald (12, 7, 8, 9, 14, 11), David Johnson (6, 4, 6, 6, 13, 9), John Brown (11, 16, 4, 7, 0, 4), Michael Floyd (11, 7, 3, 2, 7, 0), J.J. Nelson (0, 1, 1, 2, 7, 12), Jaron Brown (6, 5, 3, 5, 0, 0), Jermaine Gresham (1, 1, 1, 2, 4, 5), Darren Fells (2, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0), Andre Ellington (0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1), Ifeanyi Momah (0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 1), Brittan Golden (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2), Troy Niklas (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Chris Johnson (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Hakeem Valles (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


Carries: David Johnson (19, 17, 27, 22, 33, 10), Chris Johnson (2, 6, 0, 0, 0, 0), Andre Ellington (0, 1, 6, 5, 2, 0), Carson Palmer (0, 0, 0, 3, 1, 0), Stepfan Taylor (0, 0, 2, 2, 0, 0), Drew Stanton (0, 0, 2, 1, 0, 0), J.J. Nelson (0, 0, 0, 2, 1, 0), Larry Fitzgerald (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Larry Fitzgerald (1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 1), Michael Floyd (1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0), David Johnson (1, 2, 1, 0, 0, 0), John Brown (0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 1), J.J. Nelson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3), Jermaine Gresham (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Darren Fells (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Ifeanyi Momah (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)


RZ Carries: David Johnson (6, 1, 9, 7, 4, 0), Chris Johnson (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), J.J. Nelson (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)


CBs Thrown At (via PFF): Patrick Peterson  4, 7, 1, 5, 4, 5 (2-24, 3-48, 0-0, 3-65, 4-54, 2-73), Marcus Cooper 9, 5, 8, 2, 11, 5 (8-94, 5-41, 4-106-2, 3-30, 0-0, 7-79, 4-41)


Observations: With Michael Floyd hobbled, J.J. Nelson stepped in and played 92 percent of the snaps while receiving a team-high 12 targets. Nelson had a monster week going 8-79-2. The game script played a role as the Cardinals were down big early on. However, Michael Floyd didn’t see a single target. Floyd may be a drop candidate for your fantasy squad. Nelson was recently promoted to starting WR for the Cardinals.


Atlanta Falcons


Targets: Julio Jones (7, 15, 6, 9, 15, 5), Mohamed Sanu (4, 3, 6, 10, 4, 10), Devonta Freeman (5, 3, 5, 5, 6, 6), Jacob Tamme (4, 2, 1, 3, 3, 2), Tevin Coleman (3, 4, 6, 2, 1, 0), Taylor Gabriel (3, 3, 0, 2, 0, 3), Aldrick Robinson (2, 3, 1, 2, 1, 1), Justin Hardy (2, 0, 0, 3, 2, 1), Austin Hooper (0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 5), Levine Toilolo (0, 1, 1, 4, 1, 1), Patrick DiMarco (0, 2, 1, 1, 1, 0), Terron Ward (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)


Carries: Devonta Freeman (14, 13, 23, 12, 15, 11), Tevin Coleman (12, 8, 6, 5, 8, 0), Matt Ryan (5, 4, 3, 1, 3, 2), Terron Ward (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 6)


RZ Targets: Devonta Freeman (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1), Jacob Tamme (2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 0), Mohamed Sanu (1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1), Tevin Coleman (0, 1, 2, 0, 0, 0), Julio Jones (3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Justin Hardy (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Aldrick Robinson (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Austin Hooper (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Levine Toilolo (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Terron Ward (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)


RZ Carries: Devonta Freeman (3, 3, 5, 0, 2, 5), Tevin Coleman (6, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Matt Ryan (3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Terron Ward (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)


CBs Thrown At: Robert Alford  8, 6, 4, 6, 9, 5 ( 6-61, 3-51, 2-15, 2-15, 7-67-1, 4-30), Desmond Trufant 7, 7, 5, 5, 5, 6 (2-37, 3-39-1, 4-40, 5-54, 3-44, 4-51), Brian Poole 9, 8, 1, 2, 3, 8 (7-45-1, 5-62-1, 1-7, 2-22, 0-0, 7-29-1)


Observations: Julio Jones wasn’t much of a factor during Sunday’s after only receiving only five targets and dealing with an injured ankle. Mohamed Sanu garnered the most attention, catching nine of his 10 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown. Terron Ward filled the change-of-pace role for the Falcons, almost splitting touches with Devonta Freeman. Freeman still received all of the goal line work.


Carolina Panthers


Targets: Greg Olsen (10, 13, 13, 7, 0, 3), Kelvin Benjamin (1, 7, 9, 14, 0, 5), Corey Brown (5, 7, 4, 4, 0, 5), Ted Ginn (7, 5, 1, 8, 0, 6), Fozzy Whittaker (6, 9, 1, 2, 0, 2), Devin Funchess (2, 3, 0, 6, 0, 4), Ed Dickson (1, 2, 0, 4, 0, 0), Jonathan Stewart (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 2), Mike Tolbert (3, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Cameron Artis-Payne (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)


Carries: Jonathan Stewart (0, 0, 0, 19, 0, 25), Cam Newton (7, 5, 0, 2, 0, 7), Cameron Artis-Payne (12, 6, 18, 0, 0, 0), Fozzy Whittaker (5, 3, 5, 1, 0, 2), Mike Tolbert (2, 1, 1, 3, 0, 2), Ted Ginn (2, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0), Derek Anderson (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Greg Olsen (0, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1), Kelvin Benjamin (0, 1, 1, 2, 0, 0), Corey Brown (0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 1), Devin Funchess (0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0), Ed Dickson (0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0), Jonathan Stewart (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Mike Tolbert (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Jonathan Stewart (0, 0, 0, 4, 0, 7), Cam Newton (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 5), Mike Tolbert (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Fozzy Whittaker (1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0), Cameron Artis-Payne (0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 0)


CBs Thrown At: Daryl Worley 5, 6, 2, 9 (3-73, 3-50, 2-16-1, 6-70-1), Robert McClain 4 (4-55), Leonard Johnson 10 (10-77)


Observations: Cam Newton threw the ball 27 times which left little volume for the Panthers’ WRs. Jonathan Stewart dominated the carries in this game, with 25 and managed to score two touchdowns when Cam couldn’t convert. I wouldn’t worry too much about Greg Olsen or Kelvin Benjamin. The Cardinals have been stout at defending tight ends and Kelvin Benjamin was blanked by Patrick Peterson.


Chicago Bears


Targets: Alshon Jeffery (7, 5, 6, 13, 11, 8), Zach Miller (9, 3, 8, 10, 5, 10), Cameron Meredith (3, 5, 12, 15, 2, 2), Eddie Royal (3, 7, 9, 6, 0, 0), Kevin White (14, 9, 0, 0, 0, 0), Jordan Howard (6, 4, 3, 4, 1, 4), Jeremy Langford (3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Josh Bellamy (0, 0, 1, 0, 4, 2), Logan Paulsen (0, 3, 1, 0, 0, 2), Ka’Deem Carey (0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0), Deonte Thompson (0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 1), Ben Braunecker (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)


Carries: Jordan Howard (8, 23, 16, 15, 7, 26), Jeremy Langford (3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Ka’Deem Carey (0, 0, 1, 9, 10, 2), Brian Hoyer (4, 3, 1, 1, 0, 0), Jay Cutler (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Joique Bell (0, 3, 0, 0, 0, 0), Paul Lasike (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Cameron Meredith (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Josh Bellamy (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Kevin White (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Matt Barkley (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0)


RZ Targets: Alshon Jeffery (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 3), Zach Miller (4, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0), Eddie Royal (1, 1, 2, 0, 0, 0), Cameron Meredith (0, 1, 3, 1, 0, 0), Jordan Howard (1, 1, 0, 2, 0, 1), Kevin White (2, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Ben Braunecker (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Ka’Deem Carey (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Logan Paulsen (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)


RZ Carries: Jordan Howard (2, 3, 3, 3, 0, 5), Jeremy Langford (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Ka’Deem Carey (0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1), Brian Hoyer (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Cameron Meredith (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


CBs Thrown At: Cre’von LeBlanc 0, 1, 5, 3, 11, 4 (0-0, 1-10, 3-73, 1-5, 7-46-1, 4-52), Tracy Porter 5, 8, 2, 10 (4-50, 4-100-1, 1-11, 5-37), De’Vante Bausby 13, 4 (10-85-1, 3-53-1)


Observations:  The Bears managed to torch this stout Vikings defense with the return of Jay Cutler and the effectiveness of Jordan Howard. Howard throttled the Vikings rush defense for 202 total yards with 153 of those yards coming on the ground. Cameron Meredith was a favorite of Brian Hoyer, but Cutler looked his way just twice. Alshon Jeffery and Zach Miller led the way with 17 combined targets.


Dallas Cowboys


Targets: Cole Beasley (7, 4, 4, 6, 0, 7), Jason Witten (2, 9, 5, 8, 0, 3), Dez Bryant (6, 0, 0, 0, 0, 14), Terrance Williams (4, 6, 5, 5, 0, 7), Brice Butler (1, 9, 3, 3, 0, 3), Ezekiel Elliott (2, 1, 4, 4, 0, 4), Geoff Swaim (1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Lance Dunbar (0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0), Alfred Morris (1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Lucky Whitehead (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Rod Smith (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


Carries: Ezekiel Elliott (30, 23, 14, 28, 0, 22), Alfred Morris (5, 7, 6, 3, 0, 3), Dak Prescott (4, 5, 8, 1, 0, 7), Lance Dunbar (1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Lucky Whitehead (1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1), Cole Beasley (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Jason Witten (1, 2, 1, 1, 0, 1), Brice Butler (0, 2, 1, 2, 0, 1), Dez Bryant (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3), Cole Beasley (0, 0, 1, 2, 0, 0), Ezekiel Elliott (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Terrance Williams (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1), Lance Dunbar (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Ezekiel Elliott (1, 5, 1, 3, 0, 2), Dak Prescott (1, 0, 2, 1, 0, 2), Alfred Morris (1, 0, 1, 2, 0, 1), Lance Dunbar (1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)


CBs Thrown At: Brandon Carr 9, 7, 5, 4, 2, 9  (6-109, 7-81, 4-56-1, 1-9, 2-39, 6-52),  Morris Claiborne 9, 14, 3, 7, 4, 8 ( 4-27, 8-90, 4-40, 2-22, 5-30), Orlando Scandrick 4 (2-15)


Observations:  In Dez Bryant’s return, he dominated the Cowboys in target share, with 14 targets. He managed to catch four of them for 113 yards and a TD. While he wasn’t efficient, the volume is encouraging. The Cowboys square off against the Browns in Week 9.


Detroit Lions


Targets: Golden Tate (6, 4, 5, 10, 12, 9), Marvin Jones (8, 7, 5, 6, 5, 7), Anquan Boldin (6, 8, 4, 9, 4, 3), Theo Riddick (9, 7, 6, 0, 0, 11), Eric Ebron (8, 5, 0, 0, 0, 10), Andre Roberts (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 0), Zach Zenner (0, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1), Ameer Abdullah (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Clay Harbor (0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 0), Cole Wick (1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Justin Forsett (0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 0), Dwayne Washington (1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Khari Lee (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)


Carries: Theo Riddick (10, 11, 11, 0, 0, 11), Zach Zenner (0, 3, 7, 14, 9, 3), Matthew Stafford (2, 2, 6, 5, 2, 0), Ameer Abdullah (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Dwayne Washington (10, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0), Justin Forsett (0, 0, 0, 5, 8, 0), Golden Tate (1, 0, 3, 1, 0, 0), Marvin Jones (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Marvin Jones (1, 0, 1, 2, 2, 1), Theo Riddick (2, 1, 2, 0, 0, 1), Anquan Boldin (1, 1, 0, 4, 2, 0), Golden Tate (0, 0, 1, 0, 3, 0), Eric Ebron (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Ameer Abdullah (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Andre Roberts (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Zach Zenner (0, 1, 3, 2, 1, 0), Theo Riddick (1, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0), Dwayne Washington (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Ameer Abdullah (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Golden Tate (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Justin Forsett (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Matthew Stafford (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)

CBs Thrown At: Nevin Lawson 2, 5, 5, 2, 5, 5 (1-9, 4-25-1, 2-25, 2-17, 3-17, 2-33), Quandre Diggs 5, 3, 3, 2 (5-65-1, 3-12, 3-26, 2-22), Johnson Bademosi 5, 5 (5-72, 3-26)


Observations: Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick returned from injury and combined for 21 targets against the Texans. The prior weeks without them, targets had been more concentrated on Golden Tate, but he still saw nine targets, while Marvin Jones’ role in this offense seems to be at a standstill. Jones has fewer than 40 receiving yards in three of the last four games. Ebron is back in the TE2 conversation in this pass-heavy offense.



Green Bay Packers


Targets: Jordy Nelson (7, 0, 13, 7, 4, 9), Davante Adams (2, 0, 8, 3, 16, 14), Randall Cobb (3, 0, 11, 11, 15, 0), Ty Montgomery (0, 0, 0, 12, 13, 0), Richard Rodgers (3, 0, 5, 3, 1, 0), Jared Cook (3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Jeff Janis (0, 0, 0, 2, 5, 4), James Starks (2, 0, 6, 0, 0, 0), Eddie Lacy (2, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0), Trevor Davis (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 4), Geronimo Allison (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 4), Aaron Ripkowski (0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1), Jared Abbrederis (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Justin Perillo (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Knile Davis (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2), Don Jackson (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0)


Carries: Eddie Lacy (17, 0, 11, 17, 0, 0), Aaron Rodgers (5, 0, 5, 3, 2, 6), James Starks (1, 0, 12, 0, 0, 0), Ty Montgomery (1, 0, 1, 3, 9, 0), Aaron Ripkowski (0, 0, 2, 1, 3, 6), Randall Cobb (0, 0, 1, 0, 5, 0), Don Jackson (0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 4), Knile Davis (0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 3)


RZ Targets: Jordy Nelson (3, 0, 2, 0, 2, 3), Ty Montgomery (0, 0, 0, 3, 7, 0), Randall Cobb (1, 0, 0, 2, 4, 0), Davante Adams (1, 0, 1, 0, 2, 2), Richard Rodgers (1, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0), Jeff Janis (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1), Trevor Davis (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2), Aaron Ripkowski (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Geronimo Allison (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Jared Cook (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Eddie Lacy (2, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0), Aaron Rodgers (0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1), Aaron Ripkowski (0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 2), James Starks (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Ty Montgomery (0, 0, 0, 0, 4, 0), Randall Cobb (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Don Jackson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Knile Davis (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0)


CBs Thrown At:  Ladarius Gunter 4, 5, 2, 6, 9, 6 (4-48, 2-0, 0-0, 6-119-2, 3-33, 3-30), Demetri Goodson 2, 3, 6 (1-3, 3-41, 5-83-1)


Observations: Randall Cobb and shockingly, Ty Montgomery were both ruled out for this game. In return, Davante Adams and Jeff Janis played 94 percent of the snaps for the Packers. Davante Adams saw a team-high 14 targets. Janis caught one Aaron Rodgers’ four TD passes but saw just four targets. Janis isn’t anything more than a deep bench stash. The running game was almost non-existent as Don Jackson managed 10 yards on four carries. The Packers also released Knile Davis Monday afternoon.


Los Angeles Rams – Bye Week


Targets: Tavon Austin (8, 6, 10, 4, 15, 0), Kenny Britt (6, 4, 6, 8, 8, 0), Lance Kendricks (4, 7, 3, 8, 9, 0), Brian Quick (2, 6, 4, 5, 9, 0), Todd Gurley (2, 5, 5, 4, 7, 0), Benny Cunningham (1, 0, 0, 2, 1, 0), Tyler Higbee (0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0), Bradley Marquez (2, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0), Malcolm Brown (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Michael Thomas (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Pharoh Cooper (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


Carries: Todd Gurley (27, 19, 23, 14, 15, 0), Case Keenum (2, 3, 0, 3, 1, 0), Tavon Austin (2, 1, 3, 3, 1, 0), Benny Cunningham (2, 0, 0, 2, 3, 0), Malcolm Brown (0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0), Bradley Marquez (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Todd Gurley (0, 1, 3, 3, 1, 0), Tavon Austin (0, 1, 3, 0, 2, 0), Kenny Britt (0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0), Brian Quick (0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0), Lance Kendricks (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Benny Cunningham (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Bradley Marquez (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Michael Thomas (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Tyler Higbee (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Todd Gurley (7, 3, 6, 4, 1, 0), Tavon Austin (0, 0, 2, 1, 0, 0), Case Keenum (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Benny Cunningham (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0)


CBs Thrown At: Lamarcus Joyner  6, 12, 3, 1, 10, 7 ( 3-18, 9-76, 2-25, 1-12, 7-66, 4-12),  E.J. Gaines 7, 7, 6, 10 (6-55, 3-35-1, 6-55-2, 6-80), Troy Hill 7, 6 (6-70-1, 5-39)


Observations:  Bye Week


Minnesota Vikings


Targets: Kyle Rudolph (10, 7, 4, 0, 11, 6), Stefon Diggs (7, 7, 0, 0, 5, 13), Adam Thielen (4, 3, 8, 0, 5, 5), Cordarrelle Patterson (1, 6, 6, 0, 7, 3), Matt Asiata (1, 2, 3, 0, 8, 5), Charles Johnson (2, 4, 1, 0, 1, 0), Jerick McKinnon (2, 5, 3, 0, 1, 0), Ronnie Hillman (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 5), Adrian Peterson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Jarius Wright (0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 0), Rhett Ellison (1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), MyCole Pruitt (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Zach Line (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


Carries: Jerick McKinnon (16, 18, 20, 0, 11, 0), Matt Asiata (6, 6, 14, 0, 12, 14), Adrian Peterson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Sam Bradford (2, 4, 2, 0, 1, 0), Ronnie Hillman (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 4), Zach Line (0, 3, 0, 0, 2, 0), Cordarrelle Patterson (0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0), Shaun Hill (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Stefon Diggs (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Kyle Rudolph (3, 2, 0, 0, 0, 1), Adam Thielen (1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0), Cordarrelle Patterson (0, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0), Stefon Diggs (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Jerick McKinnon (0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0), Zach Line (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Matt Asiata (1, 1, 1, 0, 3, 4), Jerick McKinnon (2, 3, 4, 0, 1, 0), Adrian Peterson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Sam Bradford (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Stefon Diggs (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Zach Line (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0)


CBs Thrown At: Terence Newman 5, 3, 7, 6, 3, 3 (2-12, 1-9, 4-36, 0-0, 2-9-1, 2-28), Captain Munnerlyn 7, 7, 8, 7, 1, 2 (4-36, 6-87, 6-36, 5-45, 1-14, 2-9), Xavier Rhodes 3, 7, 6, 5, 10 (0-0, 3-23, 5-56-1, 2-18, 4-61)


Observations: The Vikings offense was underwhelming. It was nice to see Stefon Diggs rack up 13 targets when he hadn’t seen double-digit targets since Week 1. Sam Bradford will give Diggs a low floor from week-to-week, but we’ve all witnessed his ceiling. Kyle Rudolph has seen six or more targets in six of their seven this season, but he failed to score in this one. Rudolph gets the Lions in Week 9, who have given up eight TDs to tight ends this season.


New Orleans Saints


Targets: Brandin Cooks (8, 6, 0, 9, 9, 6), Michael Thomas (11, 9, 0, 5, 13, 6), Willie Snead (0, 1, 0, 7, 11, 8), Coby Fleener (11, 5, 0, 7, 2, 4), Travaris Cadet (6, 0, 0, 5, 4, 2), Mark Ingram (6, 7, 0, 3, 4, 0), Brandon Coleman (8, 3, 0, 2, 1, 2), John Kuhn (0, 2, 0, 0, 1, 3), Tommylee Lewis (4, 1, 0, 3, 0, 0), Josh Hill (0, 0, 0, 5, 1, 1), Tim Hightower (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 3), Daniel Lasco (0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 0)


Carries: Mark Ingram (15, 18, 0, 16, 16, 3), Tim Hightower (3, 4, 0, 0, 5, 26), Daniel Lasco (0, 4, 0, 2, 0, 5), Drew Brees (2, 4, 0, 0, 0, 1), John Kuhn (1, 3, 0, 0, 1, 0), Brandin Cooks (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Tommylee Lewis (1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Travaris Cadet (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Michael Thomas (4, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0), Brandin Cooks (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1), Mark Ingram (2, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0), Brandon Coleman (2, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1), Coby Fleener (1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 1), Travaris Cadet (0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0), John Kuhn (0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 1), Tim Hightower (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3), Willie Snead (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Josh Hill (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Mark Ingram (2, 5, 0, 4, 3, 0), Tim Hightower (0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 10), John Kuhn (1, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0), Daniel Lasco (0, 3, 0, 0, 0, 0), Drew Brees (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Brandin Cooks (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Tommylee Lewis (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Travaris Cadet (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)


CBs Thrown At:  Ken Crawley 5, 9, 5, 10, 4, 5 (4-58, 3-34, 4-39, 5-53, 3-46, 5-73), B.W. Webb 7, 9, 5, 3 (3-47, 3-39-1, 4-50, 1-10)


Observations: After fumbling early in the game Mark Ingram rode the pine and finished the game with three carries for -9 yards… Meanwhile, Tim Hightower ran 26 times for 102 yards. The Saints could be heading for an RBBC approach with Sean Payton stating on Monday that Hightower has earned more work. Hightower and Ingram are probably on the low-end RB2 spectrum.


New York Giants – Bye Week


Targets: Odell Beckham (11, 9, 12, 10, 9, 0), Sterling Shepard (7, 7, 7, 8, 7, 0), Victor Cruz (3, 9, 2, 7, 8, 0), Will Tye (5, 6, 3, 2, 3, 0), Bobby Rainey (2, 9, 6, 3, 1, 0), Larry Donnell (4, 0, 0, 7, 3, 0), Shane Vereen (5, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Rashad Jennings (0, 0, 0, 4, 3, 0), Paul Perkins (0, 3, 2, 2, 1, 0), Orleans Darkwa (1, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0), Roger Lewis (0, 0, 0, 3, 1, 0), Jerell Adams (0, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0), Tavarres King (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


Carries: Rashad Jennings (0, 0, 0, 9, 13, 0), Shane Vereen (11, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Orleans Darkwa (10, 12, 7, 0, 0, 0), Bobby Rainey (0, 4, 5, 6, 1, 0), Paul Perkins (0, 2, 2, 2, 4, 0), Eli Manning (0, 0, 1, 0, 2, 0)


RZ Targets: Odell Beckham (3, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0), Victor Cruz (0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0), Shane Vereen (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Sterling Shepard (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Larry Donnell (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Will Tye (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Bobby Rainey (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Roger Lewis (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Shane Vereen (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Orleans Darkwa (3, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0), Eli Manning (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Rashad Jennings (0, 0, 0, 1, 3, 0), Paul Perkins (0, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0), Bobby Rainey (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)


CBs Thrown At: Janoris Jenkins 12, 6, 5, 7, 6, 6 (8-51, 5-48, 2-10, 5-60, 2-26, 2-51), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 3, 10, 15 (1-8, 6-82, 7-53), Leon Hall 6, 7, 2 (4-47, 6-52, 2-32)


Observations: Bye Week.


Philadelphia Eagles


Targets: Jordan Matthews (3, 0, 4, 7, 4, 14), Nelson Agholor (3, 0, 7, 4, 6, 4), Dorial Green-Beckham (4, 0, 4, 4, 4, 9), Darren Sproles (6, 0, 4, 1, 3, 7), Zach Ertz (0, 0, 3, 3, 3, 4), Trey Burton (6, 0, 2, 1, 1, 2), Josh Huff (5, 0, 3, 0, 4, 1), Brent Celek (4, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0), Ryan Mathews (0, 0, 5, 0, 1, 1), Wendell Smallwood (0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0), Kenjon Barner (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)


Carries: Ryan Mathews (2, 0, 11, 9, 14, 4), Darren Sproles (2, 0, 5, 4, 3, 15), Wendell Smallwood (17, 0, 0, 4, 4, 1), Carson Wentz (1, 0, 2, 2, 5, 1), Kenjon Barner (8, 0, 0, 2, 0, 3), Josh Huff (0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0), Nelson Agholor (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Nelson Agholor (0, 0, 1, 1, 2, 2), Jordan Matthews (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1), Dorial Green-Beckham (0, 0, 2, 0, 1, 2), Darren Sproles (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2), Josh Huff (2, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0), Trey Burton (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Brent Celek (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Ryan Mathews (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Zach Ertz (0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0), Kenjon Barner (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)


RZ Carries: Ryan Mathews (0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 3), Darren Sproles (0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 2), Carson Wentz (0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0), Kenjon Barner (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Wendell Smallwood (4, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)


CBs Thrown At: Nolan Carroll 2, 8, 2, 4, 6, 10 (2-33, 3-33, 2-26, 4-53, 4-53, 4-65-1), Leodis McKelvin 5, 10 (3-27-1, 3-87)


Observations: Although, it’s not official, it appears Darren Sproles has taken over as the RB1 for the Eagles. Sproles piled up 20 total touches against the Cowboys while playing 80 percent of the offensive snaps. Ryan Mathews had four carries and a TD while playing a mere eight snaps for the Eagles. It’s difficult to feel good about starting Mathews going forward.


San Francisco 49ers – Bye Week


Targets: Jeremy Kerley (6, 9, 13, 7, 5, 0), Torrey Smith (4, 2, 1, 7, 2, 0), Quinton Patton (4, 3, 2, 7, 4, 0), Garrett Celek (4, 5, 6, 0, 3, 0), Vance McDonald (2, 0, 0, 2, 6, 0), Carlos Hyde (1, 1, 6, 0, 0, 0), Shaun Draughn (2, 1, 0, 1, 7, 0), Rod Streater (1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0), Aaron Burbridge (0, 2, 0, 0, 2, 0), Blake Bell (1, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0), Mike Davis (0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0), DuJuan Harris (0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0)


Carries: Carlos Hyde (21, 15, 22, 14, 0, 0), Blaine Gabbert (5, 12, 10, 0, 0, 0), Shaun Draughn (5, 2, 2, 1, 1, 0), Colin Kaepernick (0, 0, 0, 8, 9, 0), Mike Davis (0, 0, 2, 5, 7, 0), DuJuan Harris (0, 0, 0, 0, 11, 0)


RZ Targets: Jeremy Kerley (1, 0, 3, 0, 1, 0), Quinton Patton (0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0), Shaun Draughn (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Torrey Smith (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Blake Bell (0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0), Aaron Burbridge (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Carlos Hyde (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), DuJuan Harris (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Garrett Celek (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Mike Davis (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Vance McDonald (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Carlos Hyde (8, 3, 4, 0, 0, 0), Blaine Gabbert (1, 2, 1, 0, 0, 0), Shaun Draughn (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), DuJuan Harris (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Mike Davis (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0)


CBs Thrown At: Tramaine Brock 4, 6, 2, 9, 3, 7 (2-56, 3-80, 2-24-2, 2-50-2, 1-6, 3-22)


Observations:  Bye Week


Seattle Seahawks


Targets: Doug Baldwin (10, 4, 0, 5, 9, 6), Jimmy Graham (9, 8, 0, 9, 10, 5), Jermaine Kearse (2, 3, 0, 5, 4, 7), Tyler Lockett (0, 3, 0, 5, 2, 4), Christine Michael (3, 6, 0, 3, 3, 2), Paul Richardson (0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 3), Luke Willson (3, 3, 0, 1, 0, 0), C.J. Spiller (0, 3, 0, 6, 0, 0), C.J. Prosise (0, 0, 0, 0, 3, 4), Thomas Rawls (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Tanner McEvoy (1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0), Alex Collins (2, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Nick Vannett (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1)


Carries: Christine Michael (20, 18, 0, 18, 16, 10), Russell Wilson (1, 5, 0, 6, 1, 3), Thomas Rawls (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Alex Collins (4, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0), C.J. Prosise (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 4), C.J. Spiller (0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0), Terrence Magee (3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Trevone Boykin (2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Doug Baldwin (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Tyler Lockett (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Doug Baldwin (3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Jimmy Graham (2, 1, 0, 0, 1, 2), Jermaine Kearse (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1), C.J. Spiller (0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0), Christine Michael (1, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0), Tyler Lockett (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), C.J. Prosise (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Paul Richardson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Thomas Rawls (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Christine Michael (7, 2, 0, 4, 1, 1), Alex Collins (2, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), C.J. Spiller (0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0), Thomas Rawls (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Trevone Boykin (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)


CBs Thrown At: DeShawn Shead 8, 3, 4, 12, 10, 7  (7-111, 1-8, 1-7, 8-87, 5-71, 6-53), Richard Sherman 4, 3, 12, 7, 7, 5 (1-8, 2-13, 4-89-1, 5-92-1, 4-86, 4-62)


Observations: The Seahawks offense struggled against an exploitable Saints defense as no pass-catcher scored a touchdown, topped 60 yards receiving, or saw more than seven targets. Volume is tough to come by when you only run 19 plays in the first half.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Targets: Mike Evans (13, 11, 12, 0, 13, 11), Adam Humphries (12, 4, 2, 0, 3, 4), Cameron Brate (10, 8, 3, 0, 3, 5), Vincent Jackson (6, 5, 5, 0, 0, 0), Charles Sims (8, 3, 0, 0, 0, 0), Russell Shepard (2, 0, 0, 0, 6, 3), Jacquizz Rodgers (1, 2, 6, 0, 1, 1), Cecil Shorts (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 4), Antone Smith (0, 0, 0, 0, 3, 2), Brandon Myers (3, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Doug Martin (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Alan Cross (1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Luke Stocker (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2), Freddie Martino (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)


Carries: Jacquizz Rodgers (5, 6, 30, 0, 26, 19), Charles Sims (13, 15, 0, 0, 0, 0), Doug Martin (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Jameis Winston (4, 5, 4, 0, 1, 3), Peyton Barber (0, 0, 3, 0, 12, 1), Antone Smith (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 4), Adam Humphries (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Russell Shepard (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Mike Evans (2, 0, 3, 0, 2, 0), Cameron Brate (5, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1), Russell Shepard (1, 0, 0, 0, 2, 1), Vincent Jackson (3, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Brandon Myers (2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Jacquizz Rodgers (0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0), Adam Humphries (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0)


RZ Carries: Jacquizz Rodgers (1, 0, 2, 0, 5, 3), Charles Sims (3, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Jameis Winston (1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1), Doug Martin (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Peyton Barber (0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0)


CBs Thrown At: Vernon Hargreaves 4, 7, 6, 8, 4, 16 (3-44, 4-44, 5-48, 6-70, 2-16, 10-173), Brent Grimes 11, 2, 12, 2, 5, 7 (7-95-1, 1-8, 6-88-1, 1-13, 3-32, 3-25), Jude Adeji-Barimah 1, 7 (1-15, 3-69)


Observations: Mike Evans was in an elite spot, but only managed to haul in four of his 11 targets for 50 yards. After Evans, targets are hard to come by with Russell Shepard, Adam Humphries, and Cameron Brate all seeing six or fewer targets since Vincent Jackson’s season ended. Jacquizz Rodgers is dealing with a sprained foot and was seen in a walking boot on Monday. The Buccaneers are expected to enter an RBBC with a mix of Antone Smith, Peyton Barber and possibly newly signed Mike James.


Washington Redskins


Targets: Jordan Reed (7, 10, 11, 0, 0, 13), Jamison Crowder (7, 3, 3, 4, 9, 13), DeSean Jackson (8, 2, 7, 9, 8, 7), Pierre Garcon (7, 5, 7, 11, 5, 7), Chris Thompson (2, 4, 4, 3, 7, 5), Vernon Davis (0, 1, 4, 4, 6, 5), Matt Jones (2, 2, 2, 0, 0, 0), Ryan Grant (1, 0, 0, 1, 2, 2), Josh Doctson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Rob Kelley (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2), Maurice Harris (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2), Niles Paul (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Rashad Ross (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)


Carries: Matt Jones (17, 22, 14, 16, 10, 0), Chris Thompson (6, 3, 2, 9, 12, 7), Rob Kelley (4, 1, 3, 5, 4, 21), Kirk Cousins (3, 0, 1, 2, 3, 3), Jamison Crowder (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)


RZ Targets: Jamison Crowder (3, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1), Pierre Garcon (1, 1, 1, 4, 0, 0), Jordan Reed (0, 3, 0, 0, 0, 1), DeSean Jackson (0, 0, 1, 2, 0, 1), Chris Thompson (0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 2), Josh Doctson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Vernon Davis (0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0), Rob Kelley (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Ryan Grant (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)


RZ Carries: Matt Jones (2, 6, 2, 2, 2, 0), Rob Kelley (2, 1, 0, 1, 0, 4), Chris Thompson (0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1), Kirk Cousins (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1)


CBs Thrown At: Kendall Fuller 6, 5, 5, 6 (6-31, 3-70, 4-50-1, 5-46), Josh Norman 12 (5-76)


Observations: Jordan Reed returned from his concussion and tied for the team lead with Jamison Crowder in targets, at 13. Vernon Davis continued to produce (5-93) with Reed back as they played a lot of two-TE sets for much of the game. Davis played 43 percent of the snaps, so his production may be hard to trust on a week-to-week basis, especially when you consider Kirk Cousins threw 56 times. Robert Kelly was the lead back with 21 carries against the Bengals. The Redskins take on the Vikings in their next game – Kelley would be difficult to trust.

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