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Looks and Touches: Week 11

Matt Buser
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The following is a list of the Week 11 leaders in looks and touches. It defines those running backs and receivers who received the most attention this past weekend.

Touches is defined as the number of times a running back carried or caught the football.
Looks is defined as the number of times a player was the intended target of a pass.

TOUCHES
Brian Westbrook is having quite the season. He led all players with 33 touches (32 carries, once catch) in Week 11, and was third among RB with 148 yards of offense (148 rushing, zero receiving). On the season, and despite having missed Week 4 to injury, Westbrook is second in the league with 233 touches (178 carries, 55 receptions), leads the league with 1,367 yards of offense (849 rushing, 518 receiving) and is third among RB with 9 TD (five rushing, four receiving). Westbrook is the top-scoring RB in standard scoring leagues, with 184 fantasy points in nine games.

• Maybe we should start talking up the Vikings' O-line as regularly as we gush about their RBs. Chester Taylor went off in Week 11, filling in for the injured Adrian Peterson, to the tune of a league-high 164 rushing yards on 22 carries and a league-most 202 yards of total offense on 25 touches. On the season, Vikings' ball-carriers have averaged 5.9 yards on 299 carries (including Peterson at 6.4 and Taylor at 5.6), a full 1.2 yards per carry more than the second-place Broncos.

Kenny Watson out-produced Rudi Johnson in Week 11, a situation that is becoming a weekly occurrence. Watson had 45 yards on his nine carries (good for a 5-yard average), while Johnson had 25 yards on his eight carries (3.1-yard average); Watson also added 50 receiving yards on eight catches, while Johnson had a single two-yard reception. Over the past three weeks, Watson has averaged 81.7 yards on 13.3 touches, while Johnson has averaged 30.7 yards on 14 touches.

• The platoon watch notes when a team's RB2 is given at least half as many touches as the RB1, regardless of the reason. Platoon watch for Week 11: Chicago (Cedric Benson 12, Adrian Peterson 6), Cincinnati (Kenny Watson 17, Rudi Johnson 9), Dallas (Marion Barber 16, Julius Jones 9), Jacksonville (Fred Taylor 20, Maurice Jones-Drew 13), Kansas City (Priest Holmes 20, Kolby Smith 11), New England (Heath Evans 12, Kyle Eckel 11, Laurence Maroney 6), NY Giants (Brandon Jacobs 15, Reuben Droughns 14), Pittsburgh (Willie Parker 21, Najeh Davenport 12), and Tampa Bay (Earnest Graham 18, Michael Pittman 12).

Chester Taylor's big day put him atop the leaderboard for yards per touch among RB with at least 10 touches – his 202 yards of offense (164 rushing, 38 receiving) on 25 touches (22 carries, three catches) was good for 8.08 yards per touch. Willie Parker's poor showing against the Jets had him on the opposite end of the spectrum – his 52 rushing yards on 21 carries (no catches) were good for just 2.48 yards per touch.

LOOKS
Reggie Bush couldn't get much going on the ground against the Texans, totaling just 34 yards on 15 carries, but his 12 receptions on a league-high 16 looks for 70 yards certainly helped make up for it. On the season, Bush is 17th in the league with 86 looks and fourth with 67 receptions.

D.J. Hackett has been Matt Hasselbeck's target of choice since returning from an ankle sprain three weeks ago. Over the past three games, the third-year wideout has averaged 10.3 looks, 7.7 receptions, 98.3 receiving yards, and 1 TD. In standard scoring leagues, he's been the highest-scoring WR not named Terrell Owens or Randy Moss during that time, with 46 fantasy points.

Carson Palmer has been spreading the love around since Chris Henry returned from suspension. Over the past two games, Henry has totaled 18 looks, 12 catches, 180 yards, and 1 TD; T.J. Houshmandzadeh has totaled 20 looks, 14 catches, 132 yards, and 1 TD; and Chad Johnson has totaled 16 looks, 12 catches, 159 yards, and 0 TD.

• All I can say is that I hope you sold high on Plaxico Burress when you had the opportunity. After averaging 5 catches on 8.3 looks for 84.5 yards and 1.3 TD over the season's first six games, he's averaged 3.8 catches on 8 looks for 32 yards and 0 TD over the past four games.

Week 11 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM Week 11 YEAR T/G
1 Brian Westbrook PHI 33 233 25.89
2 Thomas Jones NYJ 31 208 20.80
3 Reggie Bush NOR 27 202 20.20
3 Steven Jackson STL 27 141 23.50
5 Jamal Lewis CLE 26 167 18.56
6 Joseph Addai IND 25 221 24.56
6 Justin Fargas OAK 25 144 14.40
6 Chester Taylor MIN 25 96 12.00
9 Ron Dayne HOU 24 130 16.25
10 Willis McGahee BAL 23 227 22.70
10 Edgerrin James ARI 23 215 21.50
10 Warrick Dunn ATL 23 192 19.20
10 Jesse Chatman MIA 23 105 10.50
14 Willie Parker PIT 21 248 24.80
14 LaDainian Tomlinson SDG 21 233 23.30
14 DeShaun Foster CAR 21 190 19.00
14 Ryan Grant GNB 21 110 12.22
18 Frank Gore SFO 20 160 17.78
18 Fred Taylor JAC 20 150 15.00
18 Priest Holmes KAN 20 51 12.75
21 Maurice Morris SEA 19 84 10.50
22 Earnest Graham TAM 18 160 16.00
23 Kenny Watson CIN 17 140 14.00
24 Marion Barber DAL 16 152 15.20
24 Selvin Young DEN 16 99 9.90
26 LenDale White TEN 15 205 20.50
26 Brandon Jacobs NYG 15 126 18.00
28 Clinton Portis WAS 14 218 21.80
28 Kevin Jones DET 14 119 14.88
28 Reuben Droughns NYG 14 57 5.70
28 Anthony Thomas BUF 14 28 3.11
32 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 13 137 13.70
33 Cedric Benson CHI 12 205 20.50
33 Najeh Davenport PIT 12 73 7.30
33 Michael Pittman TAM 12 58 9.67
33 Heath Evans NWE 12 33 3.30
37 Kyle Eckel NWE 11 34 4.86
37 Kolby Smith KAN 11 17 1.70
39 Julius Jones DAL 9 124 12.40
39 Rudi Johnson CIN 9 112 16.00
41 DeAngelo Williams CAR 7 92 9.20
41 Chris Brown TEN 7 72 12.00
41 Andre Hall DEN 7 15 3.00
44 Laurence Maroney NWE 6 97 13.86
44 Adrian Peterson CHI 6 63 6.30
44 Leonard Weaver SEA 6 39 3.90
47 Jason Wright CLE 5 63 6.30
47 Fred Jackson BUF 5 7 3.50
49 Jerious Norwood ATL 4 74 8.22
49 Naufahu Tahi MIN 4 7 1.00
49 Justin Griffith OAK 4 1 0.11
52 Brian Leonard STL 3 102 10.20
52 Kenton Keith IND 3 93 9.30
52 Ladell Betts WAS 3 69 6.90
52 Brandon Jackson GNB 3 63 10.50
52 Correll Buckhalter PHI 3 53 5.89
52 Musa Smith BAL 3 43 4.30
52 Lawrence Vickers CLE 3 20 2.00
52 Antonio Pittman STL 3 20 4.00
60 Kevin Faulk NWE 2 67 6.70
60 Leon Washington NYJ 2 61 6.10
60 Aaron Stecker NOR 2 57 5.70
60 Mike Sellers WAS 2 37 3.70
60 Dwayne Wright BUF 2 29 2.90
60 Lorenzo Neal SDG 2 20 2.00
60 Mewelde Moore MIN 2 18 2.57
60 Carey Davis PIT 2 18 1.80
60 Cecil Sapp DEN 2 16 1.60
60 Mike Karney NOR 2 16 1.60
60 Dominic Rhodes OAK 2 13 2.17
60 Moran Norris SFO 2 11 1.10
60 Tony Richardson MIN 2 10 1.25
60 Jason McKie CHI 2 9 0.90
60 Madison Hedgecock NYG 2 7 7.00
60 Darren Sproles SDG 2 5 0.50
60 Jason Snelling ATL 2 2 2.00
77 J.J. Arrington ARI 1 28 2.80
77 Chris Henry TEN 1 27 5.40
77 Vonta Leach HOU 1 18 1.80
77 Adimchinobi Echemandu HOU 1 15 5.00
77 Brad Hoover CAR 1 14 1.40
77 B.J. Askew TAM 1 14 1.40
77 Le'Ron McClain BAL 1 12 1.20
77 Patrick Cobbs MIA 1 12 1.20
77 DeDe Dorsey CIN 1 10 1.43
77 Thomas Tapeh PHI 1 9 0.90
77 Ovie Mughelli ATL 1 8 0.80
77 Jon Bradley DET 1 7 0.70
77 Pierre Thomas NOR 1 7 1.00
77 Oliver Hoyte DAL 1 1 0.25
77 Byron Storer TAM 1 1 0.33
Week 11 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM Week 11 YEAR L/G
1 Reggie Bush NO 16 86 8.60
2 Braylon Edwards CLE 15 95 9.50
3 Marques Colston NO 14 94 9.40
3 Shaun McDonald DET 14 75 7.50
5 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 13 110 11.00
5 Randy Moss NE 13 92 9.20
5 Keary Colbert CAR 13 57 6.33
5 D.J. Hackett SEA 13 33 6.60
9 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 12 112 11.20
9 Derrick Mason BAL 12 108 10.80
9 Bernard Berrian CHI 12 87 8.70
12 Terrell Owens DAL 11 98 9.80
12 Roy Williams DET 11 90 9.00
12 Bobby Engram SEA 11 89 8.90
12 Plaxico Burress NYG 11 82 8.20
12 Jason Witten DAL 11 81 8.10
12 Santana Moss WAS 11 62 7.75
12 Jerry Porter OAK 11 59 5.90
12 Chris Henry CIN 11 18 9.00
20 Chad Johnson CIN 10 97 9.70
20 Dwayne Bowe KC 10 70 7.00
20 Dallas Clark IND 10 65 7.22
20 Chris Cooley WAS 10 64 6.40
20 Antwaan Randle El WAS 10 58 5.80
20 Isaac Bruce STL 10 56 7.00
20 Justin Gage TEN 10 47 4.70
27 Torry Holt STL 9 93 9.30
27 Antonio Gates SD 9 79 7.90
27 Kevin Curtis PHI 9 79 7.90
27 Arnaz Battle SF 9 78 7.80
27 Vernon Davis SF 9 51 6.38
27 Kenny Watson CIN 9 43 4.30
27 Quinn Sypniewski BAL 9 43 4.30
27 Devard Darling BAL 9 15 1.50
35 Chris Chambers SD 8 92 9.20
35 Wes Welker NE 8 85 8.50
35 Darrell Jackson SF 8 61 6.10
35 Greg Jennings GB 8 55 6.88
35 Josh Reed BUF 8 51 5.67
35 Donte' Stallworth NE 8 48 4.80
35 Brad Smith NYJ 8 44 4.40
35 Greg Olsen CHI 8 39 4.88
43 Kellen Winslow CLE 7 92 9.20
43 Donald Driver GB 7 80 8.00
43 Kevin Walter HOU 7 75 7.50
43 Lee Evans BUF 7 74 7.40
43 Jeff King CAR 7 57 5.70
43 Bo Scaife TEN 7 52 5.20
43 Deion Branch SEA 7 43 7.17
43 Frank Gore SF 7 32 3.56
43 Andre Johnson HOU 7 27 9.00
43 L.J. Smith PHI 7 26 3.71
43 George Wrighster JAC 7 21 2.10
43 Keenan McCardell WAS 7 17 2.83
55 Reggie Wayne IND 6 97 9.70
55 Brandon Marshall DEN 6 96 9.60
55 Jeremy Shockey NYG 6 71 7.10
55 Anquan Boldin ARI 6 65 9.29
55 Ronald Curry OAK 6 65 6.50
55 Amani Toomer NYG 6 62 6.20
55 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 6 60 6.00
55 Mark Clayton BAL 6 58 5.80
55 Santonio Holmes PIT 6 56 6.22
55 Mike Furrey DET 6 54 5.40
55 Drew Carter CAR 6 37 3.70
55 Joseph Addai IND 6 36 4.00
55 Chris Baker NYJ 6 31 3.44
55 Steven Jackson STL 6 27 4.50
55 Ted Ginn Jr. MIA 6 26 2.60
55 Jamal Lewis CLE 6 23 2.56
55 Justin Fargas OAK 6 23 2.30
55 Antonio Chatman CIN 6 20 2.86
55 Dwayne Jarrett CAR 6 11 3.67
55 Legedu Naanee SD 6 11 1.57
75 Tony Gonzalez KC 5 89 8.90
75 Jerricho Cotchery NYJ 5 83 8.30
75 Reggie Brown PHI 5 68 6.80
75 Hines Ward PIT 5 60 7.50
75 Owen Daniels HOU 5 59 5.90
75 Roydell Williams TEN 5 53 5.30
75 Bobby Wade MIN 5 52 5.20
75 Joe Jurevicius CLE 5 50 5.00
75 Dennis Northcutt JAC 5 49 4.90
75 Andre Davis HOU 5 47 5.88
75 Donald Lee GB 5 47 4.70
75 Zach Miller OAK 5 42 4.20
75 Sidney Rice MIN 5 37 4.11
75 Eric Moulds TEN 5 36 3.60
75 Brandon Jones TEN 5 34 4.86
75 Leonard Weaver SEA 5 29 2.90
75 Jesse Chatman MIA 5 28 2.80
75 Justin McCareins NYJ 5 26 2.60
75 Justin Griffith OAK 5 21 2.10
75 Najeh Davenport PIT 5 19 1.90
95 Sinorice Moss NYG 4 62 7.75
95 James Jones GB 4 56 5.60
95 Muhsin Muhammad CHI 4 55 5.50
95 Brandon Stokley DEN 4 51 5.10
95 David Patten NO 4 51 5.10
95 Vincent Jackson SD 4 50 5.00
95 Eric Johnson NO 4 49 4.90
95 Kevin Jones DET 4 33 4.13
95 Tony Scheffler DEN 4 30 3.33
95 Derek Hagan MIA 4 27 2.70
95 Brandon Jacobs NYG 4 15 2.14
95 Chris Brown TEN 4 13 2.17
95 Ron Dayne HOU 4 13 1.63
95 Tim Dwight OAK 4 12 4.00
95 Anthony Thomas BUF 4 11 1.22