Josh Gordon, your fantasy friend (USA Today Sports Images)
Programming note: It's a travel day for the author, so this week you're getting a just-the-facts version of Target Practice, free of bullets. I could have pushed this feature back a day, but I like to get the numbers posted before Tuesday's waiver deadline. You'll find both weekly and year-to-date target totals after the jump. But first, an important fantasy PSA about an under-owned receiver...
OK, so Cleveland rookie Josh Gordon may not have had a monster day in Week 14, but his 8-catch, 86-yard effort was useful enough. The key stat for Gordon on Sunday was his season-high 12 targets, which gives him 77 for the year and 33 over his last four games. The rookie is now on pace for a 900-yard campaign, yet, as of this writing, he's still available in 50 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
I realize that thousands of fake teams shut down in the final weeks of each season, but I'd like to think that we still have enough active owners out there to boost Gordon's ownership into a proper range — let's say north of 60 percent. He'll face Washington in Week 15, the league's 31st ranked pass defense, so the match-up ahead is plenty friendly. He'll be a top-24 receiver on my board, easy.
If Gordon sees another double-digit target total — and he hasn't drawn less than seven in any game since Week 9 — we're in for a big day. Use as needed, gamers.
And now, the data dump...
Target leaders, Week 14, 2012
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