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
Mike Evans
93
TB 1 5 8 15 7 3 17 55 9.2 22.9 27 49.1% 4
Julian Edelman
90
NE 1 11 4 10 7 9 15 56 9.3 21.4 38 67.9% 2
Alshon Jeffery
88
PHI 1 6 9 8 12 36 7.2 13.4 24 66.7% 3
Auden Tate N/A CIN 1 2 10 6 6 12 36 7.2 11.8 19 52.8% 1
Chris Godwin
83
TB 1 6 9 4 14 9 12 54 9 25.3 43 79.6% 6
DeAndre Hopkins
97
HOU 1 13 8 7 8 8 12 56 9.3 27.5 40 71.4% 2
Michael Thomas
94
NO 1 13 13 7 9 13 12 67 11.2 32.2 53 79.1% 3
Odell Beckham Jr
97
CLE 1 11 10 9 7 6 11 54 9 26.2 29 53.7% 1
Stefon Diggs
92
MIN 1 2 7 3 7 4 11 34 5.7 18.3 23 67.6% 4
D.J. Moore
66
CAR 1 10 14 2 5 8 10 49 8.2 21.7 33 67.3% 1
Mike Williams
83
LAC 1 3 5 7 13 10 38 7.6 14.4 19 50% 0
Tyreek Hill
93
KC 1 2 10 12 6 1 7 58.3% 2
Golden Tate N/A NYG 1 6 9 15 7.5 3 9 60% 1
Jamison Crowder
77
NYJ 1 17 6 5 3 9 40 8 25.8 28 70% 0
Julio Jones
97
ATL 1 11 10 9 7 7 9 53 8.8 19.8 34 64.2% 4
Will Fuller
80
HOU 1 3 7 7 6 16 9 48 8 24.4 33 68.8% 3
Adam Thielen
93
MIN 1 3 8 5 6 8 8 38 6.3 23.8 26 68.4% 5
Courtland Sutton
74
DEN 1 8 7 7 9 7 8 46 7.7 22.6 30 65.2% 3
Darius Slayton
73
NYG 1 5 2 5 8 20 5 6.1 12 60% 1
Dede Westbrook
78
JAX 1 6 5 9 6 11 8 45 7.5 21.4 26 57.8% 1
Larry Fitzgerald
85
ARI 1 13 11 7 5 8 8 52 8.7 21.9 35 67.3% 2
Robby Anderson
81
NYJ 1 7 6 5 3 8 29 5.8 17.5 16 55.2% 1
D.J. Chark
70
JAX 1 4 9 5 8 11 7 44 7.3 21.4 30 68.2% 5
Michael Gallup
76
DAL 1 7 8 14 7 36 9 17 24 66.7% 1
Nelson Agholor
81
PHI 1 5 11 12 1 3 7 39 6.5 17.9 23 59% 3
Scott Miller
70
TB 1 1 2 7 10 2.5 1.8 3 30% 0
Tyler Boyd
84
CIN 1 11 10 11 6 14 7 59 9.8 25.5 40 67.8% 1
Terry McLaurin
72
WAS 1 7 9 8 7 7 38 7.6 17.3 23 60.5% 5
Alex Erickson
63
CIN 1 4 3 1 1 6 15 2.5 4.4 11 73.3% 0
Adam Humphries
77
TEN 1 1 2 9 3 6 6 27 4.5 14.9 21 77.8% 0
Albert Wilson
77
MIA 1 4 6 10 5 2.9 7 70% 0
Cooper Kupp
86
LAR 1 10 9 12 15 17 6 69 11.5 28.4 45 65.2% 4
Calvin Ridley
77
ATL 1 6 10 1 6 9 6 38 6.3 14.4 25 65.8% 4
Curtis Samuel
77
CAR 1 4 13 7 7 6 6 43 7.2 20.6 23 53.5% 2
Cedrick Wilson N/A DAL 2 1 6 7 1.8 0.6 5 71.4% 0
Dante Pettis
81
SF 1 1 5 3 6 15 3 7.9 9 60% 1
Keenan Allen
94
LAC 1 10 15 17 5 6 6 59 9.8 27.2 40 67.8% 3
Keke Coutee
71
HOU 1 4 3 4 6 17 3.4 6.9 10 58.8% 0
Preston Williams
72
MIA 1 5 6 12 7 6 36 7.2 22.1 17 47.2% 1
Tavon Austin
71
DAL 1 1 1 1 6 9 2.2 1.8 8 88.9% 0
Ted Ginn
81
NO 1 7 5 5 2 6 25 4.2 11.1 16 64% 1
Corey Davis
81
TEN 1 3 5 4 6 4 5 27 4.5 15.6 16 59.3% 1
D.K. Metcalf
74
SEA 1 6 7 6 4 3 5 31 5.2 16.7 16 51.6% 2
Deebo Samuel
73
SF 1 3 7 4 3 5 22 4.4 14.9 15 68.2% 1
Demaryius Thomas
80
NYJ 1 2 9 5 16 5.3 9.2 9 56.2% 0
Jaron Brown
71
SEA 2 6 3 4 5 18 3 8.3 11 61.1% 2
Jarvis Landry
82
CLE 1 7 7 9 10 6 5 44 7.3 23.8 25 56.8% 0
Keesean Johnson
70
ARI 1 10 2 4 3 7 5 26 5.2 12.9 14 53.8% 0
Tyler Lockett
86
SEA 1 2 12 14 4 4 5 41 6.8 23.1 35 85.4% 3
Willie Snead
79
BAL 1 3 1 5 2 5 5 21 3.5 9.5 15 71.4% 2

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.