NFL Targets

Accumulating stats is driven from targets and touches within an offense. Every offense has their go-to guys, and this is where we get to see those guys. Targets for tight ends and wide receivers show the most used guys in the passing game, and volume is what we want when looking at wide receivers and tight ends. Running backs can work in the passing game for targets, but rushing attempts is the main stat we will look at. We have seen a trend upwards in heavier rushing attempts, and also universal backs who can act as wide receivers. These tables can show everything from red zone touches to overall usage from tight ends and wide receivers. In the fantasy world, volume is what we are after. Seeing Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliot over 25 touches is a goldmine, or Antonio Brown seeing 10+ touches. Search through to find where the volume is going to.

NAME POS RTG TEAM DEPTH Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Total Avg TM TGT % Catches Catch % TD
Larry Fitzgerald WR
92
ARI 1 13 6 15 7 10 11 3 9 14 10 8 10 7 10 15 13 161 10.1 26.9 109 67.7% 6
Mike Evans WR
89
TB 1 9 12 11 8 8 10 10 6 10 12 6 5 8 8 13 136 9.1 22.5 71 52.2% 5
Mike Wallace WR
79
BAL 1 1 3 5 10 3 5 1 7 4 11 8 5 10 6 13 92 6.1 16.2 52 56.5% 4
Chris Godwin WR
72
TB 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 10 2 2 3 6 2 6 12 55 3.4 9.1 34 61.8% 1
Keenan Allen WR
90
LAC 1 10 10 9 11 12 9 7 5 7 13 14 14 8 8 10 12 159 9.9 27.3 102 64.2% 6
Adam Humphries WR
78
TB 2 3 10 7 5 7 3 6 2 4 4 6 4 3 5 3 11 83 5.2 13.7 61 73.5% 1
Albert Wilson WR
75
KC 2 5 3 4 4 3 2 1 7 5 7 2 8 11 62 4.8 11.4 42 67.7% 3
Brandin Cooks WR
90
NE 1 7 4 7 6 8 9 5 8 11 9 7 3 7 7 5 11 114 7.1 19.4 65 57% 7
Devonta Freeman RB
88
ATL 1 2 2 3 2 4 3 3 5 2 7 3 11 47 3.4 8.9 36 76.6% 1
Julio Jones WR
96
ATL 1 5 9 12 4 7 13 6 12 8 10 15 6 11 8 11 11 148 9.2 27.9 88 59.5% 3
Mohamed Sanu WR
74
ATL 1 9 6 6 3 10 7 3 5 3 9 5 8 5 6 11 96 6.4 18.1 67 69.8% 5
AJ Green WR
91
CIN 1 10 8 13 7 13 6 8 2 7 9 8 17 12 4 10 10 144 9 28.2 75 52.1% 8
Benjamin Watson TE
70
BAL 1 1 8 3 6 4 8 5 4 10 1 3 5 1 4 6 10 79 4.9 13.9 61 77.2% 4
Dontrelle Inman WR
78
CHI 16 2 1 1 8 5 9 2 2 4 10 44 3.7 9.3 25 56.8% 1
Demarcus Robinson WR
69
KC 2 2 1 5 8 1 2 3 4 3 10 39 2.4 7.2 21 53.8% 0
Josh Doctson WR
73
WAS 1 1 2 3 3 5 3 5 7 7 4 5 6 4 13 10 78 4.9 14.4 35 44.9% 6
Jarvis Landry WR
86
MIA 1 15 11 7 10 14 11 12 7 10 11 9 6 8 13 7 10 161 10.1 26.7 112 69.6% 9
Juju Smith-Schuster WR
80
PIT 1 4 6 4 6 3 3 10 7 8 5 6 7 10 79 5.6 13.4 58 73.4% 7
Dede Westbrook WR
74
JAX 1 6 10 9 8 2 7 9 51 7.3 9.7 27 52.9% 1
Giovani Bernard RB
79
CIN 2 2 4 2 4 2 3 2 1 5 2 1 3 8 5 7 9 60 3.8 11.8 43 71.7% 2
Greg Olsen TE
94
CAR 1 4 2 4 1 12 6 9 38 5.4 7.6 17 44.7% 1
Kapri Bibbs RB
68
WAS 5 4 4 9 17 5.7 3.1 14 82.4% 1
Charles Clay TE
79
BUF 1 9 3 6 7 3 3 4 4 3 5 9 10 8 74 5.7 15.5 49 66.2% 2
Christian McCaffrey RB
80
CAR 1 7 5 11 6 7 14 9 7 6 7 5 6 4 7 4 8 113 7.1 22.6 80 70.8% 5
Dez Bryant WR
89
DAL 3 9 16 2 13 8 10 6 11 8 14 5 7 5 4 6 8 132 8.2 26.8 69 52.3% 6
Demaryius Thomas WR
88
DEN 1 8 8 9 5 14 6 9 12 8 9 8 10 12 8 6 8 140 8.8 24.7 83 59.3% 5
Jordan Taylor WR
66
DEN 3 4 2 3 1 2 8 20 2 3.5 13 65% 0
Keelan Cole WR
63
JAX 2 2 3 4 6 1 2 3 5 8 6 7 3 3 9 13 8 83 5.2 15.7 42 50.6% 3
Kendall Wright WR
76
CHI 1 4 10 4 5 3 8 8 4 5 2 11 13 6 8 91 5.7 19.2 59 64.8% 1
Michael Thomas WR
85
NO 1 8 10 8 11 6 11 8 11 10 11 8 9 14 11 5 8 149 9.3 27.8 104 69.8% 5
Neal Sterling WR
65
NYJ 3 1 1 1 8 11 1 2.2 6 54.5% 0
Tarik Cohen RB
71
CHI 2 12 9 4 4 1 3 3 3 2 6 2 4 2 6 2 8 71 4.4 15 53 74.6% 1
Tyler Kroft TE
67
CIN 2 1 4 7 5 4 6 2 6 3 4 2 1 4 5 8 62 3.9 12.2 42 67.7% 7
Alvin Kamara RB
79
NO 1 6 7 5 10 3 7 3 7 5 9 6 6 3 7 9 7 100 6.2 18.7 81 81% 5
Adam Thielen WR
83
MIN 1 10 6 8 8 8 13 12 10 12 9 11 5 13 5 6 7 143 8.9 27.1 91 63.6% 4
Danny Amendola WR
77
NE 1 7 5 7 8 5 4 6 4 9 4 4 10 4 3 7 87 5.8 14.8 61 70.1% 2
Dion Lewis RB
77
NE 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 4 2 6 2 5 7 36 2.2 6.1 32 88.9% 3
Devante Parker WR
83
MIA 1 9 10 8 1 8 9 9 3 4 6 12 10 7 96 7.4 15.9 57 59.4% 1
Golden Tate WR
87
DET 1 12 4 11 5 8 7 8 9 7 4 8 10 9 5 6 7 120 7.5 21.1 92 76.7% 5
Jamison Crowder WR
83
WAS 1 7 5 6 1 5 6 13 11 8 10 7 6 7 4 7 103 6.9 19.1 66 64.1% 3
Josh Gordon WR
76
CLE 1 11 6 11 8 7 43 8.6 7.5 18 41.9% 1
Jermaine Kearse WR
82
NYJ 1 9 5 3 7 4 4 4 5 6 8 11 10 6 5 8 7 102 6.4 20 65 63.7% 5
Kenny Stills WR
79
MIA 1 5 10 3 2 4 9 10 4 8 8 6 13 4 6 6 7 105 6.6 17.4 58 55.2% 6
Martavis Bryant WR
79
PIT 1 6 4 8 5 8 3 2 5 4 6 6 10 6 4 7 84 5.6 14.2 50 59.5% 3
Melvin Gordon RB
87
LAC 1 6 8 2 3 8 12 4 2 8 2 3 4 3 8 3 7 83 5.2 14.2 58 69.9% 4
Tyler Boyd WR
75
CIN 2 4 1 2 2 1 2 3 4 6 7 32 3.2 6.3 22 68.8% 2
Alex Collins RB
72
BAL 1 2 2 1 7 2 2 2 8 4 6 36 2.4 6.3 23 63.9% 0
Amari Cooper WR
86
OAK 1 13 5 5 8 2 6 19 10 9 7 1 1 4 6 96 6.9 17.2 48 50% 7
Antonio Gates TE
79
LAC 3 4 5 5 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 1 3 8 6 52 3.2 8.9 30 57.7% 3
Bennie Fowler WR
75
DEN 2 4 3 7 2 8 5 6 2 1 1 4 4 3 6 56 3.5 9.9 29 51.8% 3

Accumulating stats is driven from targets and touches within an offense. Every offense has their go-to guys, and this is where we get to see those guys. Targets for tight ends and wide receivers show the most used guys in the passing game, and volume is what we want when looking at wide receivers and tight ends. Running backs can work in the passing game for targets, but rushing attempts is the main stat we will look at. We have seen a trend upwards in heavier rushing attempts, and also universal backs who can act as wide receivers. These tables can show everything from red zone touches to overall usage from tight ends and wide receivers. In the fantasy world, volume is what we are after. Seeing Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliot over 25 touches is a goldmine, or Antonio Brown seeing 10+ touches. Search through to find where the volume is going to.

NFL Player Targets Analysis: Accumulating stats is driven from targets and touches within an offense. Every offense has their go-to guys, and this is where we get to see those guys. The Le’Veon Bell’s of the world have a very solid fantasy floor on a week-to-week basis because their volume is so high. While they may have a down week by productions standards at times, when Bell as 122 all-purpose yards it is much better than the guy who at 62 on only 12 touches. Targets for tight ends and wide receivers show the most used guys in the passing game, and volume is what we want when looking at wide receivers and tight ends. Running backs can work in the passing game for targets, but rushing attempts is the main stat we will look at. We have seen a trend upwards in heavier rushing attempts, and also universal backs who can act as wide receivers. Backs that are solely relying on targets in the passing game should be viewed with the wide receivers because that is their role. These tables can show everything from red zone touches to overall usage from tight ends and wide receivers. In the fantasy world, volume is what we are after. Seeing Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliot over 25 touches is a goldmine, or Antonio Brown seeing 10+ touches on a weekly basis. Injuries can change targets and touches on a weekly basis. If a number one wide receiver goes down and he sees 8+ targets a game, there will be others who pick up the slack. The table will help identify trends that come about throughout the season. We can’t avoid it, and those who are top of it will thrive in the fantasy department. Search through to find where the volume is going to.