FantasySavvy Football: Team by Team Targets Report

Always a great report for our readers, enjoy the data. Expect another update after Week 8.

Arizona Cardinals

Michael Floyd-

22 targets

11 catches(252 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 22% of pass plays

Larry Fitzgerald

21 targets

10 catches(107 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 21% of pass plays

John Brown

15 targets

9 catches(109 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 15% of pass plays

Andre Ellington

12 targets

9 catches (50 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 12% of pass plays

Note: Interesting to note that neither Larry Fitzgerald or Michael Floyd have hauled in a TD yet.

Atlanta Falcons

Julio Jones

41 targets

29 catches (447 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 26% of pass plays

Roddy White

29 targets

14 catches(187 yards, 2 TDs)

Targeted 19% of pass plays

Harry Douglas

17 targets

12 catches(121 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 11% of pass plays

Note: Nothing of circumstance to see here. Harry Douglas is the rare example of where handcuffing a WR makes sense.

Baltimore Ravens

Steve Smith

42 targets

25 catches(429 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 27% of pass plays

Torrey Smith

21 targets

8 catches(138 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 14% of pass play

Justin Forsett

19 targets

16 catches (63 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 12% of the time

Owen Daniels

17 targets

14 catches(113 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 11% of the time

Notes: Maybe I am wrong here but Steve Smith being targeted 10 times a game has to curb itself some time soon, no?

Buffalo Bills

Sammy Watkins

32 targets

17 catches(197 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 24% of the time

Robert Woods

29 targets

11 catches(119 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 22% of the time

Fred Jackson

24 targets

19 catches(170 yards, 1 TD

Targeted 18% of the time

CJ Spiller

10 targets

10 catches(81 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 8% of the time

Notes: With Orton in at QB, maybe he can revive Robert Woods’ fantasy value. Sammy Watkins also has a lot to gain. Editors note: The Bills are absolute morons for not getting C.J. Spiller more than 10 targets.  His perecentage should be way up. Doug Marrone or Doug Moron?

Carolina Panthers

Kelvin Benjamin

36 targets

21 catches(329 yards, 3 TD)

Targeted 25% of the time

Greg Olsen

31 targets

21 catches(254 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 22% of the time

Chicago Bears

Martellus Bennett

37 targets

29 catches(295 yards, 4 TD)

Targeted 24% of the time

Alshon Jeffery

32 targets

20 catches(262 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Brandon Marshall

32 targets

16 catches(144 yards, 5 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Matt Forte

30 targets

24 catches(194 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 19% of the time

Notes: Matt Forte is on pace for 96 catches. That will ease up I presume but nice to note anyway. Don’t panic with Brandon Marshall. He says he’s close to full strength this week and I assume his numbers will pick up.

Cincinnati Bengals

Giovanni Bernard

19 targets

12 catches(148 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 22% of the time

AJ Green

18 targets

12 catches (233 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Mohammed Sanu

17 targets

12 catches(164 yards, 1 TD

Targeted 20% of the time

Notes: I don’t expect Gio to continue to lead the Bengals in targets but if he is at or near the top of the list, that’s clearly great for his value. Keep an eye on Marvin Jones as he recovers from his injury. Editors Note: Green’s targets look low, but he got hurt in Week 2 and had a bye last week. 

Cleveland Browns

Andrew Hawkins

33 targets

21 catches(244 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 33% of the time

Notes: Hawkins probably won’t be targeted as much with Cameron coming back but he should still hold some value in PPR leagues. Editors Note: Miles Austin not listed here I assume because Kev has no faith whatsoever in this guy.

Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant

33 targets

23 catches(291 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 28% of the time

Jason Witten

23 targets

15 catches (156 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 19% of the time

Terrance Williams

21 targets

14 catches(179 yards, 4 TDs)

Targeted 18% of the time

DeMarco Murray

11 targets

9 catches(68 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 9% of the time

Notes: If you can upgrade Jason Witten, I think now is the time to do it. Between the Cowboys run first style and his lack of TD potential there are going to be a lot of frustrating weeks with him.

Denver Broncos

Emmanuel Sanders

34 targets

25 catches (334 yards, 0 TDs

Targeted 30% of the time

Demaryius Thomas

27 targets

13 catches (141 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 24% of the time

Julius Thomas

17 targets

14 catches(160 yards, 5 TDs)

Targeted 15% of the time

Detroit Lions

Calvin Johsnon

36 targets

21 catches (341 yards, 2 TDs)

Targeted 24% of the time

Golden Tate

31 targets

24 catches(317 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 21% of the time

Reggie Bush

23 targets

18 catches(112 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 16 % of the time

Joique Bell

16 targets

9 catches(73 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 11% of the time

Eric Ebron

12 targets

6 catches(72 yards, 1TD)

Targeted 9% of the time

Notes: Golden Tate continues to be remarkably efficient and Eric Ebron is on the uptick.

Green Bay Packers

Jordy Nelson

52 targets

34 catches(525 yards, 4 TDs)

Targeted 34% of the time

Randall Cobb

34 targets

24 catches(273 yards, 6 TDs)

Targeted 22% of the time

Davante Adams

17 targets

10 catches(90 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 11% of the time

Notes: Jordy Nelson is on pace for a cool 1600 yards and Randall Cobb is on pace for for 20 TDs. Jordy might finish as the #1 WR in fantasy this year.

Houston Texans

Andre Johnson

34 targets

22 catches (262 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 30% of the time

DeAndre Hopkins

25 targets

18 catches(291 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 22% of the time

Arian Foster

15 targets

11 catches(84 yards,0 TDs)

Targeted 13% of the time

Notes: It’s rough starting Andre Johnson these days, and DeAndre Hopkins is standing out. Ryan Fitzpatrick makes it hard to have week to week faith in either of them though.

Indianapolis Colts

TY Hilton

38 targets

22 catches (291 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 22% of the time

Reggie Wayne

33 targets

23 catches(307 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 19% of the time

Coby Fleener

19 targets

10 catches (109 yards, 2 TDs)

Targeted 11% of the time

Hakeem Nicks

18 targets

12 catches(94 yards, 2 TDs)

Targeted 11% of the time

Ahmad Bradshaw

16 targets

14 catches(134 yards, 4 TDs)

Targeted 9% of the time

Notes: Balanced attack here

Jacksonville Jaguars

Allen Robinson

26 targets

17 catches(192 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 19% of the time

Allen Hurns

24 targets

12 catches(254 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 17% of the time

Notes:  Allen Robinson is worth owning in all formats

Kansas City Chiefs

Travis Kelce

24 targets

18 catches(259 yards, 2 TDs)

Targeted 19% of the time

Donnie Avery

24 targets

14 catches(156 yards, 0 TDs)

Targeted 19% of the time

Dwayne Bowe

17 targets

11 catches(153 yards, 0 TDs)

Notes: Kelce is coming.

Miami Dolphins

Mike Wallace

35 targets

20 catches(246 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 23% of the time

Brian Hartline

26 targets

16 catches(161 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 17% of the time

Charles Clay

22 targets

14 catches(111 yards, 0 TD)

Lamar Miller

17 targets

12 catches(53 yards, 1 TD)

Notes: Mike Wallace is a rock solid fantasy option this year, and hopefully action starts to pick up for Charles Clay.

Minnesota Vikings

Greg Jennings

28 targets

17 catches(235 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 17% of the time

Cordarrelle Patterson

25 targets

15 catches(189 yards, 0TD)

Targeted 15% of the time

Jairus Wright

24 targets

14 catches(196 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 15% of the time

Matt Asiata

21 targets

12 catches(111 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 13% of the time

Jerick Mckinnon

16 targets

8 catches(53 yards,0 TDs)

Targeted 10% of the time

New England Patriots

Julian Edelman

36 targets

26 catches(283 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 25% of the time

Rob Gronkowski

26 targets

13 catches(147 yards, 3 TDs)

Shane Vereen

19 targets

14 catches(93 yards, 0 TDs)

New Orleans Saints

Jimmy Graham

42 targets

32 catches(340 yards, 3 TDs)

Targeted 26% of the time

Brandin Cooks

30 targets

23 catches(199 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 19% of the time

Marques Colston

23 targets

12 catches(185 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 14% of the time

Pierre Thomas

13 targets

12 catches (110 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted9% of the time

Notes: While Pierre Thomas isn’t on the field as much he still average 3 catches per game. There is hope he turns it around

New York Giants

Victor Cruz

32 targets

18 catches(299 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 23 % of the time

Larry Donnell

31 targets

25 catches (236 yards, 4 TD)

Targeted 22% of the time

Reuben Randle

30 targets

19 catches(156 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 22% of the time

Notes: It will be interesting to see how Odell Beckham Jr. plays into all of this.

New York Jets

Jeremy Kerley

27 targets

16 catches (144 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 20% of the time

Eric Decker

23 targets

14 catches(204 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 17% of the time

Jace Amaro

14 targets

11 catches(125 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 10% of the time

Notes: Player to watch here is Jace Amaro. He has a lot of ability and his workload is picking up by the week.

Oakland Raiders

James Jones

28 targets

21 catches(272 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 18% of the time

Andre Holmes

21 Targets

11 catches(148 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 14% of the time

Notes: Andre Holmes is a name to watch. After all someone has to move the ball for the Raiders besides James Jones

Philadelphia Eagles

Jeremy Maclin

46 targets

20 catches(353 yards, 3 TD)

Targeted 28% of the time

Riley Cooper

25 targets

15 catches(125 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 15% of the time

Jordan Matthews

24 targets

15 catches(121 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 14% of the time

Zack Ertz

20 targets

13 catches(220 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 12% of the time

Notes: Foles erratic play hasn’t helped, but they need to find ways to get Zack Ertz the ball more. That said, there are a lot of mouths to feed in Philly.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Antonio Brown

39 targets

29 catches(427 yards, 5 TD)

Targeted 28% of the time

Heath Miller

27 targets

21 catches(197 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 19% of the time

Markus Wheaton

26 targets

19 catches(227 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 18% of the time

Le’Veon Bell

23 targets

19 catches(192 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 16% of the time

Notes: Antonio Brown is really REALLY good at football. Heath Miller is a rock solid lower end tier 1 TE

San Diego Chargers

Eddie Royal

29 targets

17 catches(236 yards, 4 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Keenan Allen

29 targets

22 catches(244 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Antonio Gates

23 targets

17 catches(215 yards, 3 TD)

Targeted 17% of the time

Malcom Floyd

15 targets

9 catches(187 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 11% of the time

Notes: Hang tight with Keenan Allen in case you were panicking abut him.

San Francisco 49ers

Michael Crabtree

32 targets

24 catches(230 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 26% of the time

Anquan Boldin

28 targets

21 catches(231 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 23% of the time

Stevie Johnson

17 targets

14 catches(174 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 14% of the time

Vernon Davis

12 targets

9 catches(91 yards, 2 TD0

Targeted 10% of the time

Notes: Crabtree and Vernon Davis are the only ones here that can be placed into weekly lineup reliably.

Seattle Seahawks

Percy Harvin

17 targets

15 catches(106 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 20% of the time

Doug Baldwin

16 targets

10 catches(105 yards, 9 TD)

Targeted 18% of the time

Marshawn Lynch

10 targets

8 catches(81 yards 2 TD)

Targeted 11% of the time

Notes: Watch out for Luke Wilson. He can pay dividends

St.  Louis Rams

Brian Quick

22 targets

16 catches(235 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 21% of the time

Jared Cook

21 targets

15 catches(177 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 20% of the time

Notes: Brian Quick is really coming into his own as a player in the third year of his career. As a WR3, you could do a lot worse.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Vincent Jackson

35 targets

13 catches(134 yards, 2 TD)

Targeted 26% of the time

Mike Evans

27 targets

17 catches(203 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 20% of the time

Louis Murphy

11 targets

6 catches(99 yards,0 TD)

Targeted 8% of the time

Austin Sefarian Jenkins

9 targets

4 catches(70 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 7% of the time

Notes: With Evans out and Sefarian Jenkins questionable, Louis Murphy might be a sneaky flex play for a couple of weeks.

Tennessee Titans

Delanie Walker

32 targets

22 catches(317 yards, 3 TD)

Targeted 25% of the time

Kendall Wright

30 targets

19 catches(176 yards, 3 TD)

Targeted 23% of the time

Justin Hunter

26 targets

9 catches(138 yards, 0 TD)

Targeted 20% of the time

Notes: Hunter, even as inconsistent as he is, is poised to take the #2 job from Nate Washington. If you have the room, stash him. The ability is there

Washington Redskins

Pierre Garcon

38 targets

24 catches (256 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 25% of the time

Niles Paul

28 targets

21 catches(313 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 18% of the time

Desean Jackson

26 targets

15 catches (207 yards, 1 TD)

Targeted 17% of the time

Notes: Lots of value to be found in the redskin passing game. Paul and Jordan Reed might cancel each other out a little bit but if you can own both, it is probably preferable to do so.

 

 

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