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Targets and Touches

Week 14 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.

 

Targets and Touches will only have players’ six most recent games, regardless if they were active or on a bye. The data 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.

 

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Arizona Cardinals

 

Targets: Larry Fitzgerald (5, 11, 15, 13, 14, 11), Michael Floyd (4, 8, 9, 0, 2, 12), John Brown (6, 0, 3, 3, 7, 8), David Johnson (2, 2, 1, 2, 4, 3), Andre Ellington (4, 1, 4, 2, 5, 0), Kerwynn Williams (0)

 

RB Touches: David Johnson (5, 3, 0, 4, 10, 24), Andre Ellington (6, 3, 8, 3, 8, 0), Kerwynn Williams (6)

 

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

 

Red zone Carries: David Johnson (1, 0, 0, 0, 3, 3) and Andre Ellington (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)

 

CBs Thrown At: Tyrann Mathieu 8, 8, 7, 1, 11, 5 (4-21, 4-26-1, 3-33, 1-7, 8-97, 3-24), Patrick Peterson 5, 5, 1, 6, 1, 6 (3-41, 4-38, 0-0, 2-24, 0-0, 4-40), Justin Bethel 10 (2-41)

 

Analysis: Without Andre Ellington (turf toe) and Chris Johnson (broken leg), David Johnson handled all of the Cardinals running back touches in the first half (15) against the Rams in Week 13 before the game got out of hand. Johnson had 60 snaps, while Kerwynn Williams played 14 snaps and Stepfan Taylor had 12. Andre Ellington is not slated to be available again in Week 14, which means David Johnson will be on the “RB1” (top-12) radar for Thursday Night Football against the Vikings beatable run defense (especially since they are again without run-stuffer, DT Linval Joseph).

 

Atlanta Falcons

 

Targets: Julio Jones (17, 13, 17, 15, 7, 17), Devonta Freeman (3, 8, 10, 0*, 0, 11), Roddy White (4, 3, 2, 9, 8, 4), Tevin Coleman (1, 1, 0, 2, 2, 1), Jacob Tamme (5, 12, 10, 3, 6, 4)

 

RB Touches: Devonta Freeman (27, 27, 20, 3*, 0, 24) and Tevin Coleman (3, 4, 1, 17, 18, 4)

 

Red zone Targets: Julio Jones (3, 1, 3, 0, 0, 4), Roddy White (0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 1), Devonta Freeman (0, 3, 2, 0, 0, 0), Tevin Coleman (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Jacob Tamme (2, 2, 1, 0, 1, 1)

 

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

 

CBs Thrown At: Desmond Trufant 2, 3, 3, 5, 5, 6 (1-6, 2-41-1, 2-21, 3-25, 4-27, 4-55), Jalen Collins 2, 1, 7, 4, 2, 1 (0-0, 4-56-1, 3-28, 2-24, 1-36), Robert Alford 10, 4, 0, 2, 1, 3 (6-48, 0-0, 0-0, 1-8, 1-18, 2-28)

 

Analysis: As hard as it is to hear, Matt Ryan is Julio Jones’ biggest obstacle to reach his ceiling. Over the past three weeks, Jones has 15, 7, and 17 targets (the most of all receivers during that span) and Julio has finished as the WR2, WR47, and WR21 in weekly PPR ranks. You’re not benching Julio in the fantasy playoffs, but expectations need to be tempered in Week 14 with Ryan’s average play and Jones’ rough draw against the Panthers’ shutdown corner, Josh Norman.

 

Carolina Panthers

 

Targets: Greg Olsen (12, 7, 8, 6, 9, 12), Jonathan Stewart (2, 2, 0, 1, 4, 3), Ted Ginn (10, 4, 8, 8, 0, 10), Devin Funchess (1, 4, 2, 8, 4, 3)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

CBs Thrown At: Josh Norman 7, 5, 3, 5, 6, 5 (3-29, 2-49, 2-9, 4-33, 2-16, 2-30) and Bene Benwikere 7, 12, 3, 5, 6, 6 (6-69-1, 5-51-2, 3-38, 3-14, 4-31, 3-27)

 

Analysis: Greg Olsen continued his absurd target share in Week 13, receiving 29.3% of Cam Newton’s looks against the Saints. Olsen now has 28% of the Panthers’ team targets and the next closest tight ends in team target share are Delanie Walker (24%) and Jordan Reed (23.9%). A rare semblance of consistency at the position, Greg Olsen has finished as the TE7 or better (PPR) in six of his last eight games. 


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Chicago Bears

 

Targets: Alshon Jeffery (15, 16, 4, 0, 11, 12), Matt Forte (4*, 0, 0, 0, 1, 5), Martellus Bennett (5, 9, 3, 6, 0, 4), Marquess Wilson (3, 3, 3, 7, 5, 0), Jeremy Langford (1, 4, 9, 6, 3, 3)

 

RB Touches: Matt Forte (14*, 0, 0, 0, 16, 25) and Jeremy Langford (12, 21, 27, 16, 13, 14)

 

Red zone Targets: Alshon Jeffery (2, 2, 3, 1, 0, 2), Matt Forte (2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Martellus Bennett (3, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0), Marquess Wilson (4, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 1), Jeremy Langford (0, 0, 0, 1, 4, 0) – No Red Zone Targets in Week 13

 

Red zone Carries: Matt Forte (0, 0, 0, 0, 5, 2) and Jeremy Langford (1, 3, 5, 1, 1, 0)

 

CBs Thrown At: Kyle Fuller 6, 4, 8, 5, 2, 5 (2-24, 3-20, 1-1, 2-22-1, 0-0, 2-18) and Tracy Porter 7, 4, 3, 4, 11, 5 (3-43, 3-33, 1-6, 1-48, 2-14, 2-82)

 

Analysis: When Alshon Jeffery has played at least 77% of the Bears snaps this year he has target totals of: 11, 11, 15, 16, 11, and 12. During those six games, Jeffery has no fewer than four receptions and no less than 78 yards receiving.

 

I do want to note here that Matt Forte tipped the starting role scale back in his favor in Week 13 against the ‘Niners, playing on 46 snaps to Jeremy Langford’s 28 and severely out-touching Langford (25:14). Per Rich Hribar’s Worksheet, the Bears have 25 or more rushing attempts in 12 games this season, tied with Carolina for the most in the league. Chicago has been very run-heavy this year under John Fox and Adam Gase and as long as they remain conservative, Forte can still reach high-end “RB2” (top-24) numbers in PPR-scoring formats even in a relative timeshare with Langford.

 

Dallas Cowboys

 

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

 

RB Touches: Darren McFadden (26, 27, 20, 32, 14, 15) and Robert Turbin (8, 3, 8)

 

Red zone Targets: Dez Bryant (0, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1), Jason Witten (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Cole Beasley (1, 2, 0, 0, 3, 1), Terrance Williams (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Darren McFadden (1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: Darren McFadden (1, 4, 0, 1, 2, 4) and Robert Turbin (1, 0, 1)

 

CBs Thrown At: Brandon Carr 7, 4, 7, 4, 4, 3 (4-45, 4-17, 3-43, 1-15, 3-59, 2-30) and Morris Claiborne 4, 2, 4, 5, 4, 9 (4-120-1, 0-0, 3-35, 2-36, 2-37, 6-88-1)

 

Analysis: Without Tony Romo, one would think Dallas would scheme the ball to Dez Bryant – but that hasn’t been the case at all. In Dez’s four starts with Cassel this year, he has seen 6, 8, 12, and 7 targets. In those games, Bryant’s receiving lines are: 2-12 (vs. Seattle), 5-104-1 (vs. Philadelphia), 5-45 (vs. Tampa), and 3-62 (vs. Washington); Dez has led the Cowboys in targets once in his four appearances with Matt Cassel.

 

Detroit Lions

 

Targets: Calvin Johnson (7, 10, 9, 9, 14, 8), Eric Ebron (5, 5, 8, 2, 3, 2), Golden Tate (6, 7, 4, 11, 8, 10), Ameer Abdullah (0, 2, 1, 2, 2, 1), Theo Riddick (4, 7, 3, 6, 5, 6), Joique Bell (2, 1, 3, 1, 3, 2)

 

RB Touches: Ameer Abdullah (8, 1, 6, 13, 17, 13), Joique Bell (5, 7, 16, 7, 9 10), Theo Riddick (6, 11, 6, 11, 7, 6)

 

Red zone Targets: Calvin Johnson (2, 0, 0, 0, 4, 1), Ameer Abdullah (0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0), Golden Tate (0, 0, 1, 2, 3, 1), Theo Riddick (2, 1, 0, 0, 3, 0), Eric Ebron (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1)

 

Red zone Carries: Joique Bell (0, 0, 2, 5, 3, 0), Ameer Abdullah (2, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1), Theo Riddick (0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0)

 

CBs Thrown At: Nevin Lawson 6, 16, 7, 5, 6 (5-20, 7-57, 4-40, 5-47, 2-9) and Darius Slay 5, 3, 1, 4, 3, 2 (2-22, 4-51, 1-7, 0-0, 1-8, 2-20, 0-0)

 

Analysis: Here are Calvin Johnson’s weekly PPR performances since the Lions Week 9 bye: WR21, WR25, WR6, and WR33. He’s been a great floor option this year (and that has continued) but the monster ceiling just hasn’t been there outside of two games (Week 6 at home to the Bears: 6-166-1 and Week 12 at home to the Eagles: 8-93-3).

 

Green Bay Packers

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Red zone Carries: Eddie Lacy (2, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1) and James Starks (0, 2, 0, 0, 1, 1)

 

CBs Thrown At: Sam Shields 14, 0*, 3, 7, 5, 9 (9-117, 0-0, 3-36, 6-45, 3-26, 6-56-1), Casey Hayward 10, 0, 4, 7, 8, 3 (7-135, 0-0, 2-7-1, 6-43, 6-63, 2-21), Quinten Rollins 7 (4-58)

 

Analysis: Apparently, Eddie Lacy missed “curfew” on the Wednesday night before the Packers game on Thursday Night with the Lions and subsequently ended up in a Week 13 timeshare, earning 19 snaps to James Starks’ 35 and John Crockett’s 7. Right after Lacy was gathering steam in Week 11 and 12 (rushing for 22-100-0 and 17-105-0), he saw just five carries and picked up 4 yards against the Lions. Mike McCarthy said Lacy looks “rejuvenated” on Tuesday of this week and all indications are he will “start” in Week 14 against Dallas. There is still no way you can trust Lacy in the fantasy playoffs.

 

Minnesota Vikings

 

Targets: Stefon Diggs (12, 5, 2, 9, 4, 6), Mike Wallace (4, 6, 2, 2, 0, 3), Kyle Rudolph (2, 2, 4, 9, 10, 4), Jarius Wright (2, 3, 2, 5, 2, 2), Adrian Peterson (2, 2, 3, 2, 4, 4)

 

RB Touches: Adrian Peterson (22, 31, 29, 15, 31, 12)

 

Red zone Targets: Kyle Rudolph (1, 0, 0, 2, 1, 0), Adrian Peterson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Jarius Wright (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Mike Wallace (1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Stefon Diggs (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1) – No Red Zone Plays in Week 13

 

Red zone Carries: Adrian Peterson (3, 0, 3, 3, 1, 2) – No Red Zone Plays in Week 13

 

CBs Thrown At: Xavier Rhodes 9, 2, 6, 3, 4, 3 (6-45-1, 1-10, 5-44-1, 3-50, 3-25, 2-14), Terence Newman 9, 4, 11, 7, 5, 7 (6-76, 3-79, 4-26, 3-54-1, 2-29, 6-61-1), Captain Munnerlyn 4, 7, 6, 8, 8, 2  (4-33, 4-16, 4-57, 4-40-1, 6-54-1, 2-16)

 

Analysis: The Vikings ran just 48 plays in Week 13 against the Seahawks. To understand how low of a total that is, the league average this year is around 63-66 plays per-game. Without any semblance of an adequate passing game – for fantasy football purposes – this offense is St. Louis Rams-esque; Adrian Peterson is the Vikings attack.

 

New Orleans Saints

 

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

 

RB Touches: Mark Ingram (16, 20, 26, 7, 15, 16) and C.J. Spiller (10, 6, 3, 10, 3, 1)

 

Red zone Targets: Brandin Cooks (1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0), Mark Ingram (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Willie Snead (1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Marques Colston (1, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0), Ben Watson (0, 1, 0, 0, 3, 1)

 

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

 

CBs Thrown At: Brandon Browner 4, 8, 10, 1, 7, 10 (2-27-1, 6-55, 7-85, 1-8-1, 4-49, 5-60-2) and Delvin Breaux 10, 10, 8, 2, 2, 4* (4-150-2, 9-138-3, 3-32-1, 1-78-1, 1-1, 1-0)

 

Analysis: Mark Ingram is apparently dealing with a “serious” shoulder injury that may end his season, per a report by Rand Getlin. If Ingram’s injury is season threatening -- unless New Orleans signs a back off of the street -- they will likely resort to some sort of rotation between to-date, free-agent mistake, C.J. Spiller and 29-year-old, Tim Hightower. As Phil Alexander of Football Guys noted here, when Mark Ingram missed some of the 2nd half in Week 10 with a shoulder injury, Tim Hightower had 11 carries to C.J. Spiller's 8 and Spiller played on 32% of snaps to Hightower's 28%.

 

New York Giants

 

Targets: Odell Beckham (6, 9, 17, 12, 18, 11), Shane Vereen (3, 9, 4, 4, 5, 3), Rueben Randle (5, 9, 5, 4, 6, 6), Rashad Jennings (0, 3, 1, 3, 3, 2), Andre Williams (0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1) Dwayne Harris (2, 7, 3, 9, 5, 2), Orleans Darkwa (0*, 0, 0, 0, 2), Will Tye (2, 2, 6, 7, 8, 4)

 

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

 

Red zone Targets: Odell Beckham (0, 3, 1, 1, 0, 0), Rueben Randle (0, 1, 1, 0, 2, 2), Shane Vereen (0, 2, 1, 1, 0, 0), Dwayne Harris (0, 2, 0, 3, 0, 0), Rashad Jennings (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: Rashad Jennings (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1), Andre Williams  (0, 2, 1, 0, 0, 1), Shane Vereen (1, 0, 3, 0, 0, 1), Orleans Darkwa (1, 2, 1, 0, 0, 1)

 

CBs Thrown At: Prince Amukamara 4, 8, 9, 5, 3, 6 (4-54, 4-58, 3-16-1, 2-25, 6-80-1) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 6, 7, 11, 7, 4, 6 (2-38, 4-31, 4-26, 5-62, 3-38, 4-49)

 

Analysis: You know to completely ignore the Giants’ four-way running back corps to this point unless you’re in a very deep league, so I’m just going to completely avoid wasting column space here with it.

 

Instead, I’ll mention here that Odell Beckham has 8-130-3, 9-105, 4-104-1, 9-142-1, and 6-149-1 over his last five games and he's finished no lower than the PPR WR11 during that span. He’s back to his absurd 2014 season pace and is looking like a bonafide league-winner.

 

Philadelphia Eagles

 

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

 

RB Touches: DeMarco Murray (20, 24, 28, 17, 14, 8), Darren Sproles (8, 7, 8, 9, 6, 19), Ryan Mathews (9, 11, 10, 0, 0, 0)

 

Red zone Targets: Jordan Matthews (1, 2, 1, 0, 0, 1), DeMarco Murray (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Zach Ertz (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Nelson Agholor (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Darren Sproles (1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Ryan Mathews (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: DeMarco Murray (3, 2, 5, 0, 2, 1), Ryan Mathews (0, 2, 3, 0, 0, 0), Darren Sproles (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1)

 

CBs Thrown At: Byron Maxwell 5, 6, 6, 3, 9, 5 (4-38. 3-18, 3-68, 3-51, 4-46, 3-37) and Eric Rowe 10, 12 (7-86-2, 4-42)

 

Analysis: Can I leave this section blank? I might just do it. It’s odd not to have a trust-worthy Eagles player at this point of the season, but coming off of a game with just eight touches and 22.2% of snaps coupled with Ryan Mathews’ (concussion) probable Week 14 return, there is no way you can trust DeMarco Murray during the fantasy playoffs.

 

San Francisco 49ers

 

Targets: Anquan Boldin (7, 0, 0, 7, 11, 13), Torrey Smith (1, 5, 4, 3, 3, 3), Vance McDonald (1, 2, 5, 4, 7, 3), Shaun Draughn (5, 11, 5, 6)

 

RB Touches: Shaun Draughn (20, 20, 20, 18)

 

Red zone Targets: Anquan Boldin (3, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1), Torrey Smith (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Shaun Draughn (0, 3, 0, 0), Vance McDonald (0, 0, 0, 2, 1, 0)

 

Red zone Carries: Shaun Draughn (3, 1, 1, 1)

 

CBs Thrown At: Tramaine Brock 10, 4, 5, 2, 7, 6 (4-57, 3-80-1, 2-14, 2-16, 5-74, 2-40), Kenneth Acker 5, 2, 2, 2, 10, 6 (2-41-1, 1-7, 1-66-1, 2-20-1, 9-92, 2-30), Jimmie Ward 1, 3, 9, 7, 3, 4 (1-4, 3-25, 6-36, 7-91-1, 2-41, 2-8)

 

Analysis: Anquan Boldin’s weekly PPR ranks with Blaine Gabbert: WR23, WR24, and WR50. Shaun Draughn’s: RB15, RB15, and RB13. Boldin and Draughn have quietly ascended to usable fantasy producers with Gabbert at the controls as weekly floor options.

 

Seattle Seahawks

 

Targets: Doug Baldwin (3, 6, 10, 6, 8, 7), Tyler Lockett (5, 4, 1, 5, 3, 7), Fred Jackson (4, 1, 0, 2, 2, 2), Jermaine Kearse (4, 1, 2, 5, 5, 1), Thomas Rawls (2, 0, 0, 3, 1, 3)

 

RB Touches: Thomas Rawls (8, 4, 2, 33, 21, 22) and Fred Jackson (5, 1, 0, 6, 3, 3)

 

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

 

Red zone Carries: Thomas Rawls (0, 0, 0, 4, 4, 5), Fred Jackson (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Russell Wilson (0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 2)

 

CBs Thrown At: Richard Sherman 0, 5, 8, 4, 10, 3 (3-51, 0-0, 1-15, 5-67-1, 2-19, 3-24, 1-6) and DeShawn Shead 15, 5 (8-110, 2-32)

 

Analysis: Since Week 9, Doug Baldwin (27.9% target share) is 11th among all receivers in target share and has three top-12 “WR1” performances in three of his last four games. Baldwin’s production directly coincides with the fact Russell Wilson has absolutely caught fire over the past three weeks. Wilson lit up the ‘Niners, Steelers, and Vikings for a combined 879 yards, 11 passing touchdowns, zero interceptions while adding 95 yards rushing and a touchdown (on 22 attempts) with his legs.

 

St. Louis Rams

 

Targets: Todd Gurley (3, 5, 3, 0, 2, 0), Tavon Austin (7, 7, 4, 5, 6, 3), Jared Cook (3, 3, 3, 6, 6, 9), Kenny Britt (2, 0, 3, 5, 11, 6), Brian Quick (1, 3, 7, 0, 6, 6), Wes Welker (6, 4, 3, 3)

 

RB Touches: Todd Gurley (23, 27, 15, 25, 10, 9) and Tavon Austin (3, 8, 3, 1, 4, 2)

 

Red zone Targets: Tavon Austin (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Jared Cook (0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 2), Todd Gurley (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Kenny Britt (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2), Brian Quick (0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Wes Welker (1, 0, 0, 0)

 

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

 

CBs Thrown At: Janoris Jenkins 6, 6, 3, 9, 6, 10 (2-11, 4-75, 2-11, 5-41, 4-29-1, 7-102-1) and Lamarcus Joyner 3, 3, 2, 5, 0, 8 (2-15, 1-7, 2-10, 4-51, 0-0, 5-22)

 

Analysis: We all know the production has fallen off of a proverbial cliff for Todd Gurley, so let’s look ahead at his Week 14 spot at home, against the Lions. Detroit was a team to attack with the run earlier in the year, but since their Week 9 bye, Detroit has allowed the following rushing lines: 15-42 (James Starks), 13-28-1 (Latavius Murray), 14-30 (DeMarco Murray), and a combined 19-41 (Starks, Eddie Lacy, and John Crockett). Detroit has allowed just 2.49 yards per carry to those opposing backs over the past four weeks.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

Targets: Mike Evans (9, 19, 13, 7, 10, 7), Vincent Jackson (0, 0, 0, 6, 10, 5), Charles Sims (4, 2, 5, 4, 3, 3), Doug Martin (1, 4, 4, 1, 3, 2), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (6)

 

RB Touches: Doug Martin (24, 13, 22, 27, 15, 26) and Charles Sims (9, 9, 7, 13, 7, 9)

 

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

 

Red zone Carries: Doug Martin (4, 4, 1, 6, 1, 6) and Charles Sims (1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 2)

 

CBs Thrown At: Sterling Moore 7, 9, 8, 6, 11(4-46, 5-50, 6-53-1, 5-101-1, 4-28), Jude Adjei-Barimah 7, 7, 5, 11,3 (5-38, 5-47, 2-13, 8-71-1, 3-34), Alterraun Verner 8, 6, 2, 3, 1, 5 (6-49, 3-21, 2-14, 2-19, 0-0, 4-21-1)

 

Analysis: In his Week 13 return, Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) played on just 28.8% of the Bucs’ snaps, but he did receive six targets (and one red zone target) on his 14 routes run.

 

Washington

 

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

 

RB Touches: Alfred Morris (7, 4, 18, 2, 24, 6), Matt Jones (12, 13, 14, 7, 9, 19), Chris Thompson (0, 2, 3, 7, 3, 5)

 

Red zone Targets: Jordan Reed (0, 4, 3, 3, 0, 0), DeSean Jackson (1, 2, 0, 0) Pierre Garcon (2, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1), Chris Thompson (1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Jamison Crowder (1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1), Alfred Morris (1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0) – No Red Zone Targets in Week 13

 

Red zone Carries: Alfred Morris (0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 0), Matt Jones (1, 2, 5, 0, 1, 2), Chris Thompson (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)

 

CBs Thrown At: Bashaud Breeland 7, 3, 4, 5, 13, 5 (6-97, 1-17, 4-16-1, 5-43, 5-54, 3-45) and Will Blackmon 7, 6, 3, 5, 13, 4 (3-75-1, 3-30-1, 2-21, 2-21, 6-89-2, 2-47)

 

Analysis: Like the New York Giants, you’re avoiding Washington for usable running back production -- so we don't care that Alfred Morris was "benched" in Week 13 against Dallas. Washington has shown they want to try and feature Matt Jones. Here are Jordan Reed’s (PPR) tight end finishes since DeSean Jackson returned in Week 9: TE12, TE5, TE15, TE5, and TE19.