Top Targeted Players: 2018 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
Juju Smith-Schuster WR
78
PIT 1 8 19 27 13.5 19.5 18 66.7% 1
Antonio Brown WR
99
PIT 1 16 17 33 16.5 39 18 54.5% 1
Saquon Barkley RB
80
NYG 1 6 16 22 11 16.2 16 72.7% 0
Christian McCaffrey RB
88
CAR 1 9 15 24 12 34.6 20 83.3% 0
Chris Thompson RB
82
WAS 2 7 14 21 10.5 23.3 19 90.5% 1
Adam Thielen WR
90
MIN 1 12 13 25 12.5 33.3 18 72% 1
Golden Tate WR
91
DET 1 15 13 28 14 28.8 14 50% 1
Michael Thomas WR
89
NO 1 17 13 30 15 37.8 28 93.3% 3
Stefon Diggs WR
88
MIN 1 6 13 19 9.5 16.7 12 63.2% 3
Zach Ertz TE
92
PHI 1 10 13 23 11.5 28.6 16 69.6% 0
Davante Adams WR
89
GB 1 8 12 20 10 21.6 13 65% 2
Mike Evans WR
87
TB 1 7 12 19 9.5 25 17 89.5% 2
Nelson Agholor WR
83
PHI 1 10 12 22 11 28.6 16 72.7% 1
Theo Riddick RB
86
DET 1 7 12 19 9.5 13.5 14 73.7% 0
DeAndre Hopkins WR
92
HOU 1 11 11 22 11 32.4 14 63.6% 1
Demaryius Thomas WR
86
DEN 1 10 11 21 10.5 25.6 11 52.4% 1
Quincy Enunwa WR
77
NYJ 1 10 11 21 10.5 47.6 13 61.9% 1
T.Y. Hilton WR
88
IND 1 11 11 22 11 20.8 12 54.5% 2
Amari Cooper WR
85
OAK 1 3 10 13 6.5 7.5 11 84.6% 0
John Brown WR
77
BAL 1 4 10 14 7 10.5 7 50% 2
Michael Crabtree WR
82
BAL 1 6 10 16 8 15.8 8 50% 1
Travis Kelce TE
97
KC 1 6 10 16 8 22.2 8 50% 2
AJ Green WR
95
CIN 1 8 9 17 8.5 28.6 11 64.7% 4
Brandin Cooks WR
88
LAR 1 8 9 17 8.5 24.2 12 70.6% 0
Devin Funchess WR
83
CAR 1 5 9 14 7 19.2 10 71.4% 0
Donte Moncrief WR
81
JAX 1 5 9 14 7 15.2 5 35.7% 1
Julio Jones WR
99
ATL 1 19 9 28 14 44.2 15 53.6% 0
Kenny Golladay WR
76
DET 1 12 9 21 10.5 23.1 13 61.9% 1
Marvin Jones WR
89
DET 1 8 9 17 8.5 15.4 8 47.1% 1
Odell Beckham Jr WR
93
NYG 1 15 9 24 12 40.5 15 62.5% 0
Robert Woods WR
84
LAR 1 9 9 18 9 27.3 9 50% 0
Tyler Boyd WR
76
CIN 1 5 9 14 7 17.9 9 64.3% 1
Jimmy Graham TE
88
GB 1 4 8 12 6 10.8 8 66.7% 0
Jordan Reed TE
95
WAS 1 5 8 13 6.5 16.7 10 76.9% 1
James White RB
85
NE 3 9 8 17 8.5 23.1 11 64.7% 1
Keenan Allen WR
94
LAC 1 11 8 19 9.5 21.6 14 73.7% 1
Keelan Cole WR
77
JAX 1 4 8 12 6 12.1 10 83.3% 1
Kyle Rudolph TE
87
MIN 1 2 8 10 5 5.6 8 80% 1
Terrelle Pryor WR
73
NYJ 1 3 8 11 5.5 14.3 7 63.6% 0
Willie Snead WR
75
BAL 1 6 8 14 7 15.8 9 64.3% 1
Corey Davis WR
78
TEN 1 13 7 20 10 34.2 11 55% 0
Corey Grant RB
74
JAX 3 7 7 3.5 0 6 85.7% 0
David Njoku TE
82
CLE 1 7 7 14 7 17.5 7 50% 0
Evan Engram TE
86
NYG 1 5 7 12 6 13.5 9 75% 1
Giovani Bernard RB
82
CIN 1 1 7 8 4 3.6 5 62.5% 0
Javorius Allen RB
73
BAL 2 6 7 13 6.5 15.8 10 76.9% 0
Josh Doctson WR
77
WAS 1 3 7 10 5 10 5 50% 0
Jarvis Landry WR
85
CLE 1 15 7 22 11 37.5 12 54.5% 0
Jarius Wright WR
75
CAR 2 5 7 12 6 19.2 8 66.7% 1
Melvin Gordon RB
87
LAC 1 13 7 20 10 25.5 15 75% 2

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.