2019 Wide Receiver (WR) Targets

We have some true top end wide receivers in the game right now averaging over ten targets per game, and deservingly so. Each week there are a handful of wideouts that surface the top of these lists of targets. Antonio Brown and DeAndre Hopkins to name a few. Targets generate fantasy points, even if they are inefficient targets like playing under a bad quarterback. If a WR1 goes down, targets are up for grabs, and narrowing down the wide receivers that will see a tick upwards in usage. Every team works differently, as some teams spread out targets evenly, while others tend to focus on one or two targets heavily. The table will point out trends as to who gets the most targets each week, while sometimes you can find reasons why numbers increase and decrease. With passing games being in high volume, this is one of the more key stats in football.

NAME 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 % Rec Catch % TD
Tyreek Hill
93
KC 1 2 10 5 9 9 19 35 7 10.2 22 62.9% 4
Michael Thomas
94
NO 1 13 13 7 9 13 12 11 11 14 89 11.1 30.9 73 82% 4
Chris Godwin
83
TB 1 6 9 4 14 9 12 8 9 12 71 8.9 23.1 54 76.1% 6
Odell Beckham Jr
97
CLE 1 11 10 9 7 6 11 7 6 12 67 8.4 24.5 39 58.2% 1
Keenan Allen
94
LAC 1 10 15 17 5 6 6 11 10 4 11 95 9.5 25.1 62 65.3% 3
Christian Kirk
75
ARI 1 12 8 12 5 11 5 10 62 8.9 16.4 40 64.5% 3
Jarvis Landry
82
CLE 1 7 7 9 10 6 5 10 13 10 67 8.4 24.5 36 53.7% 1
Allen Robinson
85
CHI 1 13 7 7 7 8 16 7 5 9 80 8.9 25.7 53 66.2% 3
Kenny Golladay
84
DET 1 9 10 8 9 9 2 8 7 9 71 7.9 21.3 38 53.5% 8
Sammy Watkins
81
KC 1 11 13 8 6 8 10 9 56 8 16.9 35 62.5% 3
Golden Tate N/A NYG 1 6 9 11 10 6 8 42 8.4 12.1 29 69% 1
Tyler Boyd
84
CIN 1 11 10 11 6 14 7 14 9 8 82 10.2 24.3 51 62.2% 1
Auden Tate N/A CIN 1 2 10 6 6 12 6 13 6 54 7.7 16 27 50% 1
Cole Beasley
84
BUF 1 9 4 10 12 3 6 7 2 6 53 6.6 20.5 35 66% 3
Jamison Crowder
77
NYJ 1 17 6 5 3 9 5 5 9 6 59 7.4 23.3 43 72.9% 1
Mike Evans
93
TB 1 5 8 15 7 3 17 12 16 6 83 10.4 27 50 60.2% 7
Marvin Jones
88
DET 1 4 6 9 5 5 13 5 10 6 63 7 19.6 47 74.6% 6
Taylor Gabriel
83
CHI 1 5 2 7 2 6 3 6 31 4.4 9.1 21 67.7% 4
Hunter Renfrow
73
OAK 1 3 8 4 3 5 3 4 7 5 42 4.7 14.6 28 66.7% 2
Pharoh Cooper
66
ARI 2 2 4 4 2 5 17 2.4 3.8 13 76.5% 0
Tyrell Williams
81
OAK 1 7 7 3 7 6 4 5 39 5.6 13.4 26 66.7% 5
A.J. Brown
74
TEN 1 4 5 5 3 2 4 8 3 7 4 45 4.5 14.8 27 60% 3
Andre Patton N/A LAC 1 4 4 8 1.3 1.2 2 25% 0
Breshad Perriman
70
TB 1 5 4 2 1 8 4 24 4 7.8 7 29.2% 1
Isaiah McKenzie N/A BUF 1 2 1 2 3 3 4 11 1.8 4.2 10 90.9% 1
Keesean Johnson
70
ARI 1 10 2 4 3 7 5 2 3 4 40 4.4 11.4 19 47.5% 1
Andy Isabella
74
ARI 2 2 1 3 6 0.7 0.9 6 100% 1
Mike Williams
83
LAC 1 3 5 7 13 10 6 6 3 3 56 6.2 16.2 31 55.4% 0
Robby Anderson
81
NYJ 1 7 6 5 3 8 8 6 4 3 47 5.9 18.6 23 48.9% 1
Scott Miller
70
TB 2 1 2 7 1 2 3 13 2.2 4.2 3 23.1% 0
Ted Ginn
81
NO 1 7 5 5 2 6 5 2 3 33 4.1 11.5 20 60.6% 1
Zay Jones
76
OAK 1 5 3 3 8 2 4 3 27 3.4 9.5 13 48.1% 0
Anthony Miller
77
CHI 1 1 1 3 3 7 9 3 1 2 30 3.3 10.1 17 56.7% 0
Christian Blake N/A ATL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0% 0
Trent Sherfield
68
ARI 2 1 3 3 1 1 2 2 13 1.3 3.5 4 30.8% 0
Tre'Quan Smith
75
NO 1 2 3 2 5 1.7 1.7 5 100% 1
Adam Humphries
77
TEN 1 1 2 9 3 6 6 4 6 4 1 42 4.2 14.8 33 78.6% 1
Jason Moore N/A LAC 2 2 1 3 0.6 0.6 2 66.7% 0
Khalif Raymond N/A TEN 2 3 1 4 1.3 1.1 3 75% 0
Mecole Hardman
71
KC 1 1 6 5 5 6 4 3 2 1 32 3.6 9.6 20 62.5% 4
Robert Foster
74
BUF 2 2 1 1 1 1 5 1 1.9 0 0% 0
Rashard Higgins
72
CLE 1 3 2 1 1 6 2 2.2 3 50% 0
Tajae Sharpe
77
TEN 1 2 2 3 1 1 3 3 4 1 21 2.1 7.2 13 61.9% 2
Vyncint Smith N/A NYJ 2 1 1 4 3 1 9 1.8 3.6 4 44.4% 0
Antonio Brown
99
NE 8 8 8 2.2 4 50% 1
Antonio Callaway N/A CLE 3 3 4 3 5 15 3.8 5.5 8 53.3% 0
Austin Carr
63
NO 2 2 2 4 0.7 1.4 1 25% 0
Amari Cooper
87
DAL 1 9 5 7 8 14 2 5 7 57 7.1 20.9 42 73.7% 6
Ashton Dulin N/A IND 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0
Alex Erickson
63
CIN 1 4 3 1 1 6 14 7 36 4.5 10.7 25 69.4% 0

We have some true top end wide receivers in the game right now averaging over ten targets per game, and deservingly so. Each week there are a handful of wideouts that surface the top of these lists of targets. Antonio Brown and DeAndre Hopkins to name a few. Targets generate fantasy points, even if they are inefficient targets like playing under a bad quarterback. If a WR1 goes down, targets are up for grabs, and narrowing down the wide receivers that will see a tick upwards in usage. Every team works differently, as some teams spread out targets evenly, while others tend to focus on one or two targets heavily. The table will point out trends as to who gets the most targets each week, while sometimes you can find reasons why numbers increase and decrease. With passing games being in high volume, this is one of the more key stats in football.