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Targets and Touches

Week 12 NFC Targets/Touches

by Graham Barfield
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

In case you missed it, the AFC Targets and Touches column can be found here.

 

From here on out, this column will only have players’ six most recent games, regardless if they were active or on a bye. Targets and touches will be in descending order of games played.

 

All targets and touches data is compiled from Pro Football Reference.

 

Note: if a player has an asterisk next to a number in their data set that indicates the player was injured during the game. Also, this data will stick to fantasy relevant players meaning that running backs and wide receivers that only see one target or touch per-game will not be included.

 

Note: Both Week 13 Targets and Touches Reports will come out on Friday, December 4th next week.

 

Arizona Cardinals

 

Targets: Larry Fitzgerald (7, 10, 5, 11, 15, 13), Michael Floyd (3, 8, 4, 8, 9, 0), John Brown (4, 14, 6, 0, 3, 3), Chris Johnson (0, 1, 0, 1, 2, 2), David Johnson (0, 1, 2, 2, 1, 2), Andre Ellington (0, 2, 4, 1, 4, 2)

 

RB Touches: Chris Johnson (11, 15, 18, 30, 25, 19), David Johnson (3, 4, 5, 3, 0, 4), Andre Ellington (3, 3, 6, 3, 8, 3)

 

Red zone Targets: John Brown (1, 3, 2, 0, 0, 1), Larry Fitzgerald (1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1), Michael Floyd (0, 3, 1, 1, 1, 0), David Johnson (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Chris Johnson (0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: Chris Johnson (1, 1, 4, 5, 1, 2), David Johnson (2, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0), Andre Ellington (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)

 

CBs Thrown At: Jerraud Powers 4, 14, 2, 1, 4, 13 (3-36-2, 8-119, 2-18, 1-6, 3-82-1, 8-135-1), Tyrann Mathieu 10, 5, 8, 8, 7, 1 (5-33-2, 2-86-1, 4-21, 4-26-1, 3-33, 1-7), Patrick Peterson 6, 6, 5, 5, 1, 6 (4-48, 2-26, 3-41, 4-38, 0-0, 2-24)

 

Analysis: The biggest beneficiary of John Brown and Michael Floyd’s relative hamstring ailments has been Larry Fitzgerald. Over the past three games, Fitz has seen double-digit targets and a massive 34.5% share of the Cards’ targets. John Brown was active in Week 11 and played 87.1% of the snaps, but only garnered three targets while Floyd did not suit up. For as long as Brown and Floyd aren’t fully 100%, Fitz should continue to vacuum up highly efficient targets out of the slot from Carson Palmer.

 

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Atlanta Falcons

 

Targets: Julio Jones (10, 10, 17, 13, 17, 15), Devonta Freeman (8, 10, 3, 8, 10, 0*), Roddy White (4, 4, 4, 3, 2, 9), Leonard Hankerson (4, 6, 0*, 0, 0, 7), Tevin Coleman (0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 2), Jacob Tamme (10, 5, 5, 12, 10, 3)

 

RB Touches: Devonta Freeman (34, 21, 27, 27, 20, 3*) and Tevin Coleman (2, 4, 3, 4, 1, 17)

 

Red zone Targets: Julio Jones (0, 1, 3, 1, 3, 0), Roddy White (1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 2), Devonta Freeman (1, 1, 0, 3, 2, 0), Leonard Hankerson (2, 1, 0, 0, 0, 2), Tevin Coleman (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Jacob Tamme (0, 0, 2, 2, 1, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: Devonta Freeman (5, 0, 3, 8, 1, 2) and Tevin Coleman (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 6)

 

CBs Thrown At: Desmond Trufant 3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 5 (2-16, 1-19, 1-6, 2-41-1, 2-21, 3-25), Jalen Collins 9, 2, 1, 7, 4 (4-81, 0-0, 0-0, 4-56-1, 3-28), Robert Alford 6, 3, 10, 4, 0, 2 (1-19, 3-38, 6-48, 0-0, 0-0, 1-8)

 

Analysis: There’s a lot to unpack from Atlanta’s Week 11, starting with Devonta Freeman. After just three carries, Freeman left the game with a concussion and did not return. He’s in the league’s protocol now, but HC Dan Quinn said Freeman is, “off to a good start” on Monday of this week. He remained in the protocol as of Wednesday. In relief of Freeman, Tevin Coleman face-planted, subsequently turning his 17 carries into a middling 48 yards.

 

Additionally, please don’t chase Roddy White’s nine targets in Week 11. He legitimately turned almost double-digit targets into 24 yards receiving. Matt Ryan even conceded the Falcons scripted throws to White to open up the game against the Colts, but those targets clearly would have been better served to Leonard Hankerson or Jacob Tamme at this point in White’s career. Speaking of Ryan, here are Matt Ryan's quarterback weekly finishes this year: QB12, QB19, QB5, QB24, QB28, QB16, QB20, QB9, QB15, and QB11. Ryan doesn't possess a week-winning ceiling in fantasy and has proven to just be a low-QB1 floor play in 2015.

 

Carolina Panthers

 

Targets: Greg Olsen (11, 5, 12, 7, 8, 6), Jonathan Stewart (1, 1, 2, 2, 0, 1), Ted Ginn (4, 8, 10, 4, 8, 8), Devin Funchess (6, 2, 1, 4, 2, 8)

 

RB Touches: Jonathan Stewart (21, 24, 25, 21, 22, 22)

 

Red zone Targets: Greg Olsen (0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 2), Ted Ginn (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2), Devin Funchess (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 2), Jonathan Stewart (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)

 

Red zone Carries: Jonathan Stewart (5, 5, 4, 3, 7, 4), Cam Newton (1, 1, 4, 2, 2, 1), Mike Tolbert (0, 2, 0, 1, 1, 3)

 

CBs Thrown At: Josh Norman 2, 2, 7, 5, 3, 5 (2-(-2), 1-3, 3-29, 2-49, 2-9, 4-33), Bene Benwikere 3, 8, 7, 12, 3, 5 (1-2, 7-62, 6-69-1, 5-51-2, 3-38, 3-14), Charles Tillman 3, 6, 5, 7, 10, 4 (2-15, 2-17, 2-17, 3-44, 5-99, 3-53) – Inactive in Week 11

 

Analysis: Over the past four games, Devin Funchess has quietly ascended up the Panthers’ target totem pole. With Corey Brown inactive in Week 11 against Washington, Funchess played a season-high 81% of the Panthers’ snaps. From Week 8-11 (four games), Funchess leads the Panthers wide receivers in yardage gained (184 yards) while Jerricho Cotchery has 163 yards and Ted Ginn has 162. We’ll see if this trend continues, but the 21-year-old Funchess may be maturing just a bit as the season progresses.

 

Chicago Bears

 

Targets: Alshon Jeffery (0, 11, 15, 16, 4, 0), Matt Forte (7, 5, 4*, 0, 0, 0), Martellus Bennett (11, 11, 5, 9, 3, 6), Eddie Royal (0, 5, 3, 0, 0, 0), Marquess Wilson (9, 8, 3, 3, 3, 7), Jeremy Langford (2, 2, 1, 4, 9, 6)

 

RB Touches: Matt Forte (23, 27, 14*, 0, 0, 0), Jeremy Langford (3, 6, 12, 21, 27, 16), Ka’Deem Carey (7, 14, 9)

 

Red zone Targets: Alshon Jeffery (0, 2, 2, 3, 1, 0), Matt Forte (1, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0), Eddie Royal (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Martellus Bennett (1, 3, 0, 2, 0, 1), Marquess Wilson (1, 4, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2), Jeremy Langford (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 4)

 

Red zone Carries: Matt Forte (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Jeremy Langford (0, 0, 1, 3, 5, 1), Ka’Deem Carey (1, 4, 0)

 

CBs Thrown At: Kyle Fuller 3, 9, 6, 4, 8, 5 (2-15, 8-60-2, 2-24, 3-20, 1-1, 2-22-1) and Tracy Porter 8, 8, 7, 4, 3, 4 (5-71-1, 3-43, 3-33, 1-6, 1-48)

 

Analysis: Alshon Jeffery (groin) and Matt Forte (knee) are both due back for their Thanksgiving Day game against the Packers on the road in Week 12. We know Jeffery is a target monster when active, but the bigger question is how Forte will be used now that Jeremy Langford has emerged as a viable option. I won’t guess how the split will shake out in Forte’s first game back, but I do feel very confident saying he won’t be handling 25-plus touches every game again this season. 

 

Dallas Cowboys

 

Targets: Dez Bryant (6, 8, 12, 9), Jason Witten (6, 8, 4, 8, 5, 3), Terrance Williams (6, 7, 2, 5, 3, 4), Cole Beasley (6, 2, 1, 11, 1, 3), Darren McFadden (10, 2, 8, 2, 4, 3)

 

RB Touches: Darren McFadden (14, 31, 26, 27, 20, 32) and Robert Turbin (8)

 

Red zone Targets: Dez Bryant (0, 1, 1, 2), Jason Witten (2, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Cole Beasley (0, 0, 1, 2, 0, 0), Terrance Williams (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Darren McFadden (1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: Darren McFadden (1, 3, 1, 4, 0, 1) and Robert Turbin (1)

 

CBs Thrown At: Brandon Carr 1, 5, 7, 4, 7, 4 (1-16, 4-73, 4-45, 4-17, 3-43, 1-15) and Morris Claiborne 11, 4, 2, 4, 5, 4 (7-67, 4-120-1, 0-0, 3-35, 2-36, 2-37) – Inactive in Week 11

 

Analysis: So much for Darren McFadden being “limited” with a mid-week groin injury, right? McFadden continued his otherworldly volume in Week 11 in Tony Romo’s return with an absurd 32 touches on 68.9% of snaps. He’s dealt with lower-extremity issues his whole career, but fantasy owners’ should just continue to roll with McFadden until the wheels fall off – especially now with Romo and the Cowboys’ clock-grinding offensive pace back in place.

 

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Detroit Lions

 

Targets: Calvin Johnson (7, 9, 7, 10, 9, 9), Eric Ebron (0, 0, 5, 5, 8, 2), Golden Tate (18, 9, 6, 7, 4, 11), Ameer Abdullah (2, 4, 0, 2, 1, 2), Theo Riddick (13, 6, 4, 7, 3, 6), Joique Bell (0, 0, 2, 1, 3, 1), Lance Moore (3, 8, 6, 3, 6, 2)

 

RB Touches: Ameer Abdullah (7, 17, 8, 1, 6, 13), Joique Bell (0, 0, 5, 7, 16, 7), Theo Riddick (10, 10, 6, 11, 6, 11)

 

Red zone Targets: Calvin Johnson (0, 2, 2, 0, 0, 0), Ameer Abdullah (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2), Golden Tate (0, 3, 0, 0, 1, 2), Theo Riddick (1, 0, 2, 1, 0, 0), Lance Moore (2, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0), Eric Ebron (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1)

 

Red zone Carries: Joique Bell (0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 5), Ameer Abdullah (0, 2, 2, 0, 0, 1), Theo Riddick (0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0)

 

CBs Thrown At: Nevin Lawson 6, 16, 7 (5-20, 7-57, 4-40) and Darius Slay 2, 6, 5, 3, 1, 4 (3-26, 2-25, 2-22, 4-51, 1-7, 0-0, 1-8)

 

Analysis: I’m done trying to guess what the Lions’ are doing with their running game. We know that Theo Riddick is a receiving back specialist – he leads all backs in receptions (50), and is second in receiving yards (445) and missed tackles forced on receptions (18) – but Joique Bell was coming off a Week 10 matchup where he played 60% of the snaps and Ameer Abdullah played just 18.5% of snaps. Here was the Lions’ backfield snap split in Week 11: Riddick (37), Abdullah (25), and Bell (13).

 

Green Bay Packers

 

Targets: Randall Cobb (6, 5, 9, 12, 10, 9), Davante Adams (0, 0, 2, 11, 21, 4), Eddie Lacy (1, 2, 2, 1, 0, 2), James Jones (3, 5, 2, 6, 2, 11), Richard Rodgers (8, 5, 4, 9, 5, 5), James Starks (6, 2, 2, 8, 7, 1)

 

RB Touches: Eddie Lacy (14, 6, 13, 5*, 0, 23) and James Starks (8, 11, 7, 16, 21, 9)

 

Red zone Targets: Randall Cobb (0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 4), James Jones, (0, 2, 0, 1, 1, 1), Davante Adams (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Eddie Lacy (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Richard Rodgers (0, 1, 0, 2, 1, 1), James Starks (0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: Eddie Lacy (1, 2, 0, 1, 2, 1) and James Starks (1, 1, 0, 3, 0, 2) – No Red zone attempts in Week 10 and 11

 

CBs Thrown At: Sam Shields 4, 7, 14, 0*, 3, 7 (1-7, 1-10, 9-117, 0-0, 3-36, 6-45), Casey Hayward 6, 7, 10, 0, 4, 7 (2-5, 4-54, 7-135, 0-0, 2-7-1, 6-43), Damarious Randall 2, 7, 6, 8, 5, 7 (2-28, 4-40, 5-72, 4-88-1, 4-53, 4-53)

 

Analysis: Eddie Lacy and James Starks nearly split snaps (41:34) in Week 11, but Lacy received the bulk of the touches (23:9). 17 of Lacy’s 22 carries came in the second half against the Vikings simply because the Packers are desperate for a running attack they can use to nurse leads late in games. However, I’m not necessarily jumping back on the Lacy train after his 100 rushing yard performance against Minnesota. It was a major step in the right direction, but obviously the season-long sample we have on Lacy this year is far worse. However -- just by the nature of the position in fantasy this year -- Lacy is at least back on the low-end RB2 (top-24) radar for Week 12 against a weak Chicago run defense.

 

Minnesota Vikings

 

Targets: Stefon Diggs (9, 9, 12, 5, 2, 9), Mike Wallace (9, 5, 4, 6, 2, 2), Kyle Rudolph (5, 2, 2, 2, 4, 9), Jarius Wright (3, 6, 2, 3, 2, 5), Adrian Peterson (1, 3, 2, 2, 3, 2)

 

RB Touches: Adrian Peterson (27, 22, 22, 31, 29, 15)

 

Red zone Targets: Kyle Rudolph (2, 1, 0, 0, 2, 1), Adrian Peterson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Jarius Wright (0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0), Mike Wallace (2, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0), Stefon Diggs (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: Adrian Peterson (5, 3, 0, 3, 3, 1)

 

CBs Thrown At: Xavier Rhodes 9, 5, 9, 2, 6, 3 (4-70-1, 4-40-1, 6-45-1, 1-10, 5-44-1, 3-50), Terence Newman 5, 0, 9, 4, 11, 7 (2-11, 0-0, 6-76, 3-79, 4-26, 3-54-1), Captain Munnerlyn 4, 6, 4, 7, 6, 8  (2-1, 3-55, 4-33, 4-16, 4-57, 4-40-1)

 

Analysis: Week 11 was a decent rebound for Stefon Diggs. He was coming off a two-week stretch with just seven targets and a combined 14.6% target share. Diggs bumped up to 24.3% of Vikings’ targets against Green Bay, mostly because the Vikings had to throw while attempting to come from behind against the Packers. Don’t be mistaken, however – this is still a run-first team (Minnesota is the fourth most run-heavy team at 49.5%) and when the Vikings are ahead, they’re more than content to rely on Adrian Peterson heavily.

 

New Orleans Saints – On Bye in Week 11

 

Targets: Brandin Cooks (9, 5, 13, 8, 10, 8), Mark Ingram (3, 3, 2, 5, 5, 4), Marques Colston (5, 0, 3, 9, 3, 5), C.J. Spiller (4, 5, 6, 4, 2, 2), Ben Watson (5, 12, 5, 10, 5, 5), Willie Snead (11, 5, 7, 8, 10, 1)

 

RB Touches: Mark Ingram (14, 23, 16, 20, 26, 7) and C.J. Spiller (6, 7, 10, 6, 3, 10)

 

Red zone Targets: Brandin Cooks (1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Mark Ingram (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Willie Snead (2, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0), Marques Colston (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Ben Watson (2, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: Mark Ingram (1, 5, 3, 3, 4, 0) and C.J. Spiller (0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1)

 

CBs Thrown At: Brandon Browner 7, 5, 4, 8, 10, 1 (5-54, 4-47-1, 2-27-1, 6-55, 7-85, 1-8-1) and Delvin Breaux 7, 6, 10, 10, 8, 2 (6-58, 2-20, 4-150-2, 9-138-3, 3-32-1, 1-78-1)

 

New York Giants – On Bye in Week 11

 

Targets: Odell Beckham (11, 8, 6, 9, 17, 12), Shane Vereen (8, 4, 3, 9, 4, 4), Rueben Randle (6*, 6, 5, 9, 5, 4), Larry Donnell (7, 5, 5, 1*, 0, 0), Rashad Jennings (4, 3, 0, 3, 1, 3), Andre Williams (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1) Dwayne Harris (8, 4, 2, 7, 3, 9), Orleans Darkwa (1, 0*, 0, 0)

 

RB Touches: Rashad Jennings (15, 16, 5, 12, 13, 13), Shane Vereen (13, 5, 5, 10, 10, 6), Andre Williams (3, 5, 4, 5, 8, 2), Orleans Darkwa (8, 4, 6, 5)

 

Red zone Targets: Odell Beckham (4, 1, 0, 3, 1, 1), Larry Donnell (2, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Rueben Randle (0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0), Shane Vereen (1, 0, 0, 2, 1, 1), Dwayne Harris (1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 3)

 

Red zone Carries: Rashad Jennings (2, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0), Andre Williams (0, 2, 0, 0, 2, 1), Shane Vereen (0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 3), Orleans Darkwa (1, 2, 1) – No Red zone Carries in Week 10

 

CBs Thrown At: Prince Amukamara 10, 4, 8, 9, 5 (7-52, 3-49, 4-54, 4-58, 3-16-1) – Inactive in Week 6-10 (Pectoral tear) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 5, 5, 6, 7, 11, 7 (3-19, 5-62, 2-38, 4-31, 4-26, 5-62)

 

Philadelphia Eagles

 

Targets: Jordan Matthews (7, 11, 7, 12, 5, 4), Zach Ertz (7, 7, 8, 6, 10, 4*), Darren Sproles (2, 2, 10, 3, 6, 7), DeMarco Murray (8, 4, 4, 7, 8, 5), Nelson Agholor (1*, 0, 0, 0, 4, 4), Ryan Mathews (3, 1, 3, 1, 3, 0)

 

RB Touches: DeMarco Murray (27, 26, 20, 24, 28, 17), Darren Sproles (6, 3, 8, 7, 8, 9), Ryan Mathews (11, 10, 9, 11, 10, 0)

 

Red zone Targets: Jordan Matthews (0, 2, 0, 1, 2, 1), DeMarco Murray (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Zach Ertz (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Nelson Agholor (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Darren Sproles (1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0), Ryan Mathews (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1) – No Plays in Red zone in Week 11

 

Red zone Carries: DeMarco Murray (1, 5, 1, 3, 2, 5), Ryan Mathews (0, 2, 1, 0, 2, 3), Darren Sproles (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0) – No Plays in Red zone in Week 11

 

CBs Thrown At: Byron Maxwell 0*, 4, 5, 6, 6, 3 (0-0, 2-39, 4-38. 3-18, 3-68, 3-51) and Nolan Carroll 9, 11, 8, 7, 5, 5 (6-79, 6-113, 5-39, 5-84, 3-28, 3-21-3)

 

Analysis: Without Ryan Mathews (concussion) in Week 11, the Eagles backfield snap split was: Darren Sproles (32 snaps) and DeMarco Murray (30). Clearly, anyone aware of the Eagles’ Week 11 knows that Philadelphia got completely smashed at home on the back of Jameis Winston’s 5 passing touchdown performance – hence Sproles’ heavy snap-load in the pass game in come-back mode. And, any sense of hope towards a Mark Sanchez-related revival for Jordan Matthews proved fruitless. “JMatt” received a pitiful four targets against the Bucs’.

 

San Francisco 49ers

 

Targets: Anquan Boldin (12, 9, 7, 0, 0, 7), Torrey Smith (2, 6, 1, 5, 4, 3), Carlos Hyde (5, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0), Quinton Patton (3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 3), Shaun Draughn (5, 11)

 

RB Touches: Carlos Hyde (9, 22, 23, 11, 0, 0) and Shaun Draughn (20, 20)

 

Red zone Targets: Anquan Boldin (5, 3, 1, 0, 0, 1), Carlos Hyde (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Torrey Smith (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Quinton Patton (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Shaun Draughn (0, 3)

 

Red zone Carries: Carlos Hyde (5, 5, 0, 0, 0, 0) and Shaun Draughn (3, 1)

 

CBs Thrown At: Tramaine Brock 4, 7, 10, 4, 5, 2 (3-15, 4-90, 4-57, 3-80-1, 2-14, 2-16), Kenneth Acker 7, 6, 5, 2, 2, 2 (5-98, 3-37, 2-41-1, 1-7, 1-66-1, 2-20-1), Jimmie Ward 9, 6, 1, 3, 9, 7 (7-53, 6-47-1, 1-4, 3-25, 6-36, 7-91-1)

 

Analysis: Shaun Draughn has 40 touches in the ‘Niners last two games as Carlos Hyde (foot) is not over his stress fracture. Draughn also leads San Francisco in targets in their past two games (one game was without Anquan Boldin) with 16, as he receives constant dump-off/check-down passes from Blaine Gabbert. While Hyde is still out, you could start much worse options than Draughn in 12-, 14-, or 16-team PPR leagues.

 

Seattle Seahawks

 

Targets: Doug Baldwin (3, 4, 3, 6, 10, 6), Jimmy Graham (5, 12, 5, 10, 8, 3), Tyler Lockett (5, 2, 5, 4, 1, 5), Fred Jackson (3, 2, 4, 1, 0, 2), Jermaine Kearse (3, 3, 4, 1, 2, 5), Thomas Rawls (0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 3)

 

RB Touches: Thomas Rawls (23, 1, 8, 4, 2, 33) and Fred Jackson (5, 2, 5, 1, 0, 6)

 

Red zone Targets: Jimmy Graham (1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0), Fred Jackson (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Doug Baldwin (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2), Jermaine Kearse (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Tyler Lockett (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1)

 

Red zone Carries: Thomas Rawls (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 4), Fred Jackson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Russell Wilson (0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 1)

 

CBs Thrown At: Richard Sherman 6, 4, 0, 5, 8, 4 (2-21, 5-60, 3-51, 0-0, 1-15, 5-67-1, 2-19) and Cary Williams 7, 7, 1, 1, 6, 4 (5-73-1, 5-77, 1-27, 1-3, 3-53-1, 4-77-1)

 

Analysis: Marshawn Lynch (sports hernia) is set to have surgery on Wednesday of this week and will miss “about a month” per media reports. The average absence after undergoing a core-muscle surgery like Lynch’s is six weeks. Lynch can be safely dropped from all non-keeper or dynasty fantasy squads, as Thomas Rawls will be the hammer back in Seattle. Here are Rawls’ rushing lines in games “Beast Mode” has missed: 17-48, 23-169-1, and 30-209-1.

 

St. Louis Rams

 

Targets: Todd Gurley (5, 3, 5, 3, 0), Tavon Austin (5, 7, 7, 7, 4, 5), Jared Cook (6, 4, 3, 3, 3, 6), Kenny Britt (4, 2, 2, 0, 3, 5), Brian Quick (3, 1, 1, 3, 7, 0), Wes Welker (6, 4)

 

RB Touches: Todd Gurley (30, 23, 23, 27, 15, 25) and Tavon Austin (3, 1, 3, 8, 3, 1)

 

Red zone Targets: Tavon Austin (2, 3, 0, 0, 0, 1), Jared Cook (2, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0), Todd Gurley (1, 0, 0, 1, 0), Kenny Britt (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Brian Quick (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Wes Welker (1) – No Red zone Targets in Week 11

 

Red zone Carries: Todd Gurley (2, 3, 0, 2, 4, 3) and Tavon Austin (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)

 

CBs Thrown At: Trumaine Johnson 6, 7, 11, 6, 3, 6 (5-71-1, 7-65, 6-56, 2-8, 2-11, 3-29), Janoris Jenkins 1, 5, 6, 6, 3, 9 (0-0, 3-17, 2-11, 4-75, 2-11, 5-41), Lamarcus Joyner 9, 4, 3, 3, 2, 5 (6-97-1, 3-21, 2-15, 1-7, 2-10, 4-51)

 

Analysis: You know what to do with this offense at this point. Start Todd Gurley every single week.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

Targets: Mike Evans (5, 12, 9, 19, 13, 7), Vincent Jackson (3, 2*, 0, 0, 0, 6), Charles Sims (4, 3, 4, 2, 5, 4), Doug Martin (3, 3, 1, 4, 4, 1)

 

RB Touches: Doug Martin (27, 22, 24, 13, 22, 27) and Charles Sims (16, 12, 9, 9, 7, 13)

 

Red zone Targets: Mike Evans (1, 1, 1, 3, 2, 1, 2), Vincent Jackson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3), Charles Sims (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2), Doug Martin (1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: Doug Martin (5, 3, 4, 4, 1, 6) and Charles Sims (3, 4, 1, 0, 1, 0)

 

CBs Thrown At: Sterling Moore 7, 9, 8 (4-46, 5-50, 6-53-1), Jude Adjei-Barimah 7, 7, 5 (5-38, 5-47, 2-13), Alterraun Verner 4, 1, 8, 6, 2, 3 (4-64, 1-19, 6-49, 3-21, 2-14, 2-19)

 

Analysis: Mike Evans' target share in games without Vincent Jackson: 39.8% (13.7 targets per-game). With Jackson in the lineup Evans averages 28.1% of Bucs’ targets (8 targets per-game).

 

Washington

 

Targets: Jordan Reed (0, 0, 13, 7, 4, 8), DeSean Jackson (6, 5, 8), Pierre Garcon (8, 8, 6, 8, 2, 4), Matt Jones (2, 0, 4, 3, 3, 2), Alfred Morris (0, 1, 1, 0, 3, 0), Jamison Crowder (8, 9, 5, 8, 5, 1), Chris Thompson (7, 10, 0, 4, 1, 4)

 

RB Touches: Alfred Morris (8, 12, 7, 4, 18, 2), Matt Jones (12, 0, 12, 13, 14, 7), Chris Thompson (11, 0, 0, 2, 3, 7)

 

Red zone Targets: Jordan Reed (2, 0, 0, 4, 3, 3), DeSean Jackson (1, 2) Pierre Garcon (3, 1, 2, 1, 1, 0), Chris Thompson (1, 2, 1, 0, 1, 0), Jamison Crowder (3, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1), Alfred Morris (1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0) – No Red zone Plays in Week 11

 

Red zone Carries: Alfred Morris (2, 3, 3, 0, 0, 2), Matt Jones (3, 3, 0, 1, 2, 5), Chris Thompson (0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 0) – No Red zone Plays in Week 11

 

CBs Thrown At: Chris Culliver 4, 4, 0*, 4, 9, 11 (3-22, 2-84-1, 0-0, 3-67, 5-114-1, 6-85-2), Bashaud Breeland 12, 6, 7, 3, 4, 5 (4-39, 4-58-2, 6-97, 1-17, 4-16-1, 5-43), Will Blackmon 4, 3, 7, 6, 3, 5 (2-41, 2-27, 3-75-1, 3-30-1, 2-21, 2-21)

 

Analysis: Washington ran it just 12 times against Carolina, playing from behind because of 5 fumbles and one interception. Here is Washington’s target share splits since DeSean Jackson returned from injury in Week 9: Jordan Reed (20%), Jackson (20%), Jamison Crowder (14.7%), Pierre Garcon (14.7%), Chris Thompson (9.5%), and Matt Jones (8.4%). Jordan Reed was seeing 24.4% of Washington’s targets prior to Jackson’s return, but Reed is still Kirk Cousins’ go-to target in the red zone. Reed has a touchdown ceiling in place, but the receiving floor needs to be lowered a bit with targets being shared so diversely here.