2018 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
Keenan Allen
94
LAC 1 11 8 7 10 9 6 5 10 9 12 7 19 9 122 9.4 27 88 72.1% 6
Antonio Brown
99
PIT 1 16 17 9 11 13 6 8 11 6 13 13 13 7 142 10.9 25.6 86 60.6% 12
Davante Adams
89
GB 1 8 12 9 14 12 16 7 9 7 12 8 13 11 138 10.6 27.1 92 66.7% 12
T.Y. Hilton
88
IND 1 11 11 10 6 4 5 7 9 10 13 12 98 8.9 16.5 62 63.3% 6
DeAndre Hopkins
92
HOU 1 11 11 10 12 13 6 8 7 12 6 6 12 10 124 9.5 28.7 84 67.7% 9
Curtis Samuel N/A CAR 1 4 1 3 4 4 7 2 11 8 44 4.4 6.9 29 65.9% 4
Jordy Nelson
85
OAK 1 4 4 8 8 4 3 4 3 1 1 11 7 58 4.8 10.3 41 70.7% 3
Adam Thielen
90
MIN 1 12 13 19 12 10 15 10 7 7 12 9 10 136 11.3 28.2 98 72.1% 9
Bruce Ellington
78
DET 1 8 3 1 9 7 10 4 42 6 6.8 31 73.8% 1
Adam Humphries
81
TB 1 5 2 5 7 4 8 10 8 3 5 6 9 8 81 6.2 14.3 57 70.4% 5
Aldrick Robinson N/A MIN 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 3 2 2 9 26 2.6 3.8 15 57.7% 4
Allen Robinson
85
CHI 1 7 14 7 4 6 5 8 7 4 9 8 79 7.2 17.3 46 58.2% 4
Jarvis Landry
85
CLE 1 15 7 15 10 10 10 15 12 7 5 5 9 4 124 9.5 28 69 55.6% 3
JuJu Smith-Schuster
78
PIT 1 8 19 11 11 4 10 6 9 5 10 17 9 12 131 10.1 23.1 91 69.5% 6
Odell Beckham Jr
93
NYG 3 15 9 10 11 14 10 11 11 11 4 9 9 124 10.3 28.6 77 62.1% 6
Robert Woods
84
LAR 1 9 9 11 5 7 10 7 7 9 5 11 9 13 111 8.5 23.5 71 64% 5
Zay Jones
77
BUF 1 6 3 1 7 4 8 5 8 6 11 1 9 9 78 6 17.9 44 56.4% 4
Amari Cooper
85
DAL 1 3 10 5 11 1 1 8 10 5 9 8 13 84 7 18.7 62 73.8% 7
Christian Kirk
72
ARI 3 2 5 8 5 4 7 6 7 6 4 6 8 68 5.7 18.3 43 63.2% 3
D.J. Moore
66
CAR 1 2 2 4 5 5 6 2 5 8 9 8 8 64 4.9 13.3 47 73.4% 2
Julian Edelman N/A NE 1 9 7 8 10 10 12 5 8 12 81 9 15.1 56 69.1% 4
Julio Jones
99
ATL 1 19 9 6 12 9 14 12 10 11 9 14 8 11 144 11.1 28.3 94 65.3% 5
Kenny Golladay
76
DET 1 12 9 7 4 9 2 1 4 13 14 8 8 4 96 7.4 20.4 57 59.4% 5
Michael Thomas
89
NO 1 17 13 10 4 5 9 6 15 8 4 6 8 13 118 9.1 26.7 102 86.4% 8
Nelson Agholor
83
PHI 1 10 12 5 12 4 5 7 6 7 2 1 8 3 82 6.3 17.2 53 64.6% 1
Tyler Boyd
76
CIN 1 5 9 7 15 7 9 4 10 4 11 8 8 6 103 7.9 22.1 72 69.9% 6
Chris Conley
77
KC 1 1 2 3 6 5 1 1 2 2 8 7 3 41 3.2 7.9 27 65.9% 5
Corey Davis
78
TEN 1 13 7 4 15 6 4 7 10 10 4 4 7 3 94 7.2 26.4 54 57.4% 4
Courtland Sutton
73
DEN 1 5 6 3 6 6 4 3 4 5 6 4 7 6 65 5 13.3 30 46.2% 3
Devante Parker N/A MIA 1 3 1 9 2 11 3 7 4 40 5 8.7 22 55% 1
Dante Pettis
74
SF 1 5 2 1 6 7 7 7 35 3.5 6 19 54.3% 5
Golden Tate
91
PHI 1 15 13 8 8 7 6 12 4 8 8 7 3 99 8.2 21.5 63 63.6% 4
Michael Gallup
71
DAL 1 1 2 4 5 3 2 5 6 3 5 6 7 9 58 4.5 12.5 27 46.6% 1
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
67
GB 1 1 1 3 10 6 5 6 7 3 2 7 2 53 4.1 10.5 29 54.7% 2
Robby Anderson
86
NYJ 1 1 5 4 6 5 5 10 6 5 7 7 61 5.5 12.8 31 50.8% 4
Taylor Gabriel
83
CHI 1 5 7 10 7 5 4 6 5 3 9 8 7 7 83 6.4 19.2 57 68.7% 2
Antonio Callaway
68
CLE 1 1 4 10 9 5 7 2 6 5 2 5 6 1 63 4.8 14.1 34 54% 3
Brandin Cooks
88
LAR 1 8 9 8 8 6 5 8 8 12 12 6 7 97 7.5 21.9 66 68% 3
Chris Godwin
81
TB 1 4 6 10 2 9 6 7 3 7 3 4 6 10 77 5.9 13.6 50 64.9% 5
Deandre Carter
67
HOU 1 1 1 1 6 1 10 0.9 0.6 10 100% 0
Dontrelle Inman N/A IND 3 7 4 6 4 6 27 4.5 4.8 19 70.4% 1
Emmanuel Sanders
87
DEN 3 11 4 8 7 14 10 7 4 9 6 12 6 98 8.2 23.5 71 72.4% 4
Kendrick Bourne
60
SF 1 1 1 2 4 7 3 1 10 2 7 3 6 4 51 3.9 11.4 31 60.8% 3
Kenny Stills
86
MIA 1 5 3 5 6 5 2 3 1 3 4 6 9 52 4.3 11.1 32 61.5% 6
Larry Fitzgerald
87
ARI 1 10 5 2 7 3 8 8 12 10 4 2 6 9 86 6.6 21.7 52 60.5% 5
Mike Evans
87
TB 1 7 12 11 9 5 11 13 10 6 7 8 6 6 111 8.5 22 70 63.1% 5
Quincy Enunwa
77
NYJ 1 10 11 8 8 5 1 4 8 4 6 4 69 6.3 16 38 55.1% 1
Seth Roberts
76
OAK 1 2 3 3 7 6 4 2 3 7 3 6 7 53 4.4 10.3 35 66% 2
Sterling Shepard
84
NYG 1 7 5 7 10 7 7 8 8 3 2 6 6 6 82 6.3 17.4 54 65.9% 4
Tyreek Hill
89
KC 1 8 6 5 13 7 12 10 4 5 10 14 6 14 114 8.8 24 74 64.9% 11

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.