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Looks and Touches: Week 12

Matt Buser
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The following is a list of the Week 12 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
Poor Justin Fargas. He logged 25 touches and a season-high 115 yards during the most prolific scoring week in the history of the NFL, but isn't involved in any of the Raiders' three short-yardage touchdowns, which coincidentally were part of the team's season-high 31 points. He's the lone player in the league with at least 150 touches (151) but no scores, and he's one of just three players with at least 100 touches but no scores (the others being Fred Taylor and Ray Rice)

The lowest touches-per-TD rates for players with at least 100 touches: LenDale White (11.6 – 127/11), Maurice Jones-Drew (14.4 – 158/11), and Tim Hightower (14.4 – 130/9).

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 12 included: Baltimore (Le'Ron McClain 18, Ray Rice 11), Cleveland (Jamal Lewis 12, Jerome Harrison 8), Houston (Steve Slaton 21, Ahman Green 14), Indianapolis (Joseph Addai 23, Dominic Rhodes 12), Jacksonville (Maurice Jones-Drew 12, Fred Taylor 7), Kansas City (Larry Johnson 9, Jamaal Charles 5), Miami (Ronnie Brown 11, Ricky Williams 8), Minnesota (Adrian Peterson 17, Chester Taylor 11), New England (Kevin Faulk 14, Sammy Morris 10), Pittsburgh (Mewelde Moore 19, Willie Parker 14), St. Louis (Antonio Pittman 12, Kenneth Darby 10) and Tampa Bay (Warrick Dunn 19, Carnell Williams 16).

Yards-per-touch leaders for Week 12 (minimum 10 touches) included: Maurice Jones-Drew (9.75, 12 for 117), Kevin Faulk (7.5, 14 for 105), and Fred Jackson (6.91, 11 for 76). The bottom three: Antonio Pittman (1.58, 12 for 19), Carnell Williams (1.69, 16 for 27) and Tim Hightower (1.91, 11 for 21).

Looks
Anquan Boldin has been absolutely massive for fantasy owners over the past five weeks, averaging 13.2 looks, 9.2 catches, 102.6 yards and 1.2 TD. On the season, he's second in the league in looks per game (11.2), behind only Brandon Marshall (12.3).

Notable names not among the Week 12 looks leaders: Bernard Berrian (2), Plaxico Burress (1), Marques Colston (1), Matt Forte (3), Frank Gore (3), Vincent Jackson (2), Antwaan Randle El (2), Bobby Wade (2), Hines Ward (3) and Reggie Wayne (3).

Top 10 players in catch percentage (minimum 4 looks per game): Maurice Jones-Drew (91%, 40/44), Marion Barber (84%, 46/55), Matt Forte (82%, 45/55), Marshawn Lynch (81%, 42/52), Kevin Faulk (80%, 36/45), Wes Welker (78%, 81/104), Josh Reed (78%, 31/40), Billy Miller (76%, 32/42), Bo Scaife (76%, 47/62) and Reggie Bush (75%, 42/56).

Bottom 10 players in catch percentage (minimum 4 looks per game): Marty Booker (26%, 11/42), Justin McCareins (38%, 18/48), Braylon Edwards (40%, 40/101), Justin Gage (42%, 22/52), Mark Clayton (43%, 23/54), Dane Looker (44%, 14/32), L.J. Smith (46%, 19/41), Javon Walker (47%, 15/32), Koren Robinson (48%, 20/42) and Roy Williams (48%, 26/54).

Note: Looks data provided by FFToday.com

Week 12 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 12 YEAR T/G
1 Clinton Portis WAS 31 266 24.2
2 Thomas Jones NYJ 30 242 22.0
3 Marion Barber DAL 26 261 23.7
4 Marshawn Lynch BUF 25 231 21.0
4 Justin Fargas OAK 25 151 16.8
6 Michael Turner ATL 24 255 23.2
6 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 24 242 22.0
6 Derrick Ward NYG 24 151 13.7
9 Joseph Addai IND 23 149 16.6
10 Matt Forte CHI 22 270 24.5
11 Ryan Grant GB 21 224 20.4
11 Steve Slaton HOU 21 191 17.4
11 DeAngelo Williams CAR 21 187 17.0
14 Warrick Dunn TB 19 154 15.4
14 Mewelde Moore PIT 19 140 12.7
14 Peyton Hillis DEN 19 51 5.1
17 Le'Ron McClain BAL 18 135 12.3
17 Pierre Thomas NO 18 86 7.8
19 Adrian Peterson MIN 17 258 23.5
19 Cedric Benson CIN 17 115 16.4
19 Maurice Morris SEA 17 64 8.0
22 Brian Westbrook PHI 16 171 19.0
22 Carnell Williams TB 16 16 16.0
22 Kevin Smith DET 16 160 14.5
25 Frank Gore SF 15 227 20.6
26 Willie Parker PIT 14 127 21.2
26 Ahman Green HOU 14 85 10.6
26 Kevin Faulk NE 14 103 10.3
29 Chris Johnson TEN 13 220 20.0
30 Jamal Lewis CLE 12 212 19.3
30 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 12 158 14.4
30 Darren McFadden OAK 12 94 11.8
30 Dominic Rhodes IND 12 127 11.5
30 Antonio Pittman STL 12 82 10.3
35 Ronnie Brown MIA 11 175 15.9
35 Tim Hightower ARI 11 130 11.8
35 Ray Rice BAL 11 120 10.9
35 Fred Jackson BUF 11 106 9.6
35 Chester Taylor MIN 11 99 9.0
40 Sammy Morris NE 10 96 12.0
40 Kenneth Darby STL 10 29 5.8
42 Larry Johnson KC 9 128 18.3
42 Leon Washington NYJ 9 90 8.2
44 Ricky Williams MIA 8 127 11.5
44 Jerome Harrison CLE 8 35 3.2
44 Tashard Choice DAL 8 22 2.0
47 Willis McGahee BAL 7 157 17.4
47 Fred Taylor JAC 7 135 12.3
47 BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE 7 74 10.6
47 Tatum Bell DEN 7 14 7.0
51 Deuce McAllister NO 6 97 10.8
51 Mike Bell NO 6 6 6.0
51 Adrian Peterson CHI 6 9 0.9
54 Jonathan Stewart CAR 5 128 11.6
54 Jerious Norwood ATL 5 98 8.9
54 Jamaal Charles KC 5 74 6.7
54 Ladell Betts WAS 5 52 6.5
54 J.J. Arrington ARI 5 38 5.4
54 Mike Sellers WAS 5 10 0.9
60 Chris Perry CIN 4 117 10.6
60 Rudi Johnson DET 4 84 7.6
60 Darren Sproles SD 4 53 4.8
60 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 4 52 4.7
64 Brandon Jackson GB 3 59 5.9
64 Leonard Weaver SEA 3 29 3.2
64 Gary Russell PIT 3 17 2.4
64 Jason McKie CHI 3 22 2.0
64 Michael Robinson SF 3 20 1.8
64 Garrett Wolfe CHI 3 14 1.3
64 Lorenzo Neal BAL 3 9 0.8
64 Quinton Ganther TEN 3 5 0.6
64 Jacob Hester SD 3 5 0.5
73 Julius Jones SEA 2 155 14.1
73 Michael Bush OAK 2 84 8.4
73 Correll Buckhalter PHI 2 80 7.3
73 Jason Snelling ATL 2 16 1.5
73 Aveion Cason DET 2 2 1.0
73 Naufahu Tahi MIN 2 10 0.9
73 John Kuhn GB 2 8 0.7
73 Madison Hedgecock NYG 2 5 0.5
73 Tony Richardson NYJ 2 4 0.4
73 Dan Klecko PHI 2 4 0.4
83 Edgerrin James ARI 1 122 12.2
83 LenDale White TEN 1 127 11.5
83 T.J. Duckett SEA 1 45 4.1
83 B.J. Askew TB 1 12 2.4
83 DeShaun Foster SF 1 26 2.4
83 Patrick Cobbs MIA 1 24 2.2
83 Lawrence Vickers CLE 1 14 1.8
83 Carey Davis PIT 1 14 1.6
83 Ahmard Hall TEN 1 14 1.3
83 Mike Cox KC 1 8 0.7
83 Moran Norris DET 1 4 0.7
83 Vonta Leach HOU 1 7 0.6
83 Casey Cramer MIA 1 2 0.3
Week 12 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 12 YEAR L/G
1 Anquan Boldin ARI 18 101 11.2
2 Braylon Edwards CLE 15 101 9.2
2 Greg Jennings GB 15 92 8.4
4 Steve Smith CAR 13 89 9.9
4 Tony Gonzalez KC 13 101 9.2
4 Terrell Owens DAL 13 95 8.6
4 Randy Moss NE 13 89 8.1
8 Andre Johnson HOU 12 119 10.8
8 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 12 114 10.4
10 Brandon Marshall DEN 11 123 12.3
10 Wes Welker NE 11 104 9.5
10 DeSean Jackson PHI 11 91 8.3
10 Laveranues Coles NYJ 11 79 7.2
14 Roddy White ATL 10 108 9.8
14 Isaac Bruce SF 10 63 5.7
14 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 10 44 4.0
14 Joseph Addai IND 10 32 3.6
18 Matt Jones JAC 9 89 8.9
18 Santonio Holmes PIT 9 80 8.0
18 Torry Holt STL 9 79 7.2
18 Muhsin Muhammad CAR 9 79 7.2
18 Steve Breaston ARI 9 77 7.0
18 Kevin Walter HOU 9 70 6.4
18 Anthony Gonzalez IND 9 65 5.9
18 Marion Barber DAL 9 55 5.0
18 Bryant Johnson SF 9 42 3.8
18 Davone Bess MIA 9 35 3.2
28 Santana Moss WAS 8 92 8.4
28 Marvin Harrison IND 8 85 7.7
28 Chris Cooley WAS 8 80 7.3
28 Donald Driver GB 8 76 6.9
28 Lee Evans BUF 8 69 6.3
28 Ted Ginn Jr. MIA 8 68 6.2
28 Brandon Stokley DEN 8 58 5.8
28 Shaun McDonald DET 8 62 5.6
28 Jabar Gaffney NE 8 45 4.1
28 Heath Miller PIT 8 34 3.8
28 Domenik Hixon NYG 8 28 2.5
39 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 7 108 9.8
39 Kevin Curtis PHI 7 43 8.6
39 Greg Camarillo MIA 7 83 7.5
39 Jerricho Cotchery NYJ 7 77 7.0
39 Dallas Clark IND 7 68 6.8
39 Devin Hester CHI 7 52 5.2
39 Josh Reed BUF 7 40 5.0
39 Mark Clayton BAL 7 54 4.9
39 Chris Johnson TEN 7 52 4.7
39 Marcedes Lewis JAC 7 51 4.6
39 Brandon Jones TEN 7 49 4.5
39 Dustin Keller NYJ 7 47 4.3
39 Andre Caldwell CIN 7 7 3.5
39 J.J. Arrington ARI 7 23 3.3
53 Dwayne Bowe KC 6 112 10.2
53 Calvin Johnson DET 6 96 8.7
53 Eddie Royal DEN 6 83 8.3
53 Antonio Bryant TB 6 86 7.8
53 Lance Moore NO 6 83 7.5
53 Justin McCareins TEN 6 48 5.3
53 Amani Toomer NYG 6 58 5.3
53 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 6 56 5.1
53 Michael Jenkins ATL 6 55 5.0
53 Chris Chambers SD 6 44 4.9
53 Desmond Clark CHI 6 51 4.6
53 Kevin Faulk NE 6 45 4.5
53 Warrick Dunn TB 6 44 4.4
53 Dane Looker STL 6 32 4.0
53 Dominic Rhodes IND 6 43 3.9
53 Jordy Nelson GB 6 40 3.6
53 Hank Baskett PHI 6 38 3.5
53 Reggie Williams JAC 6 37 3.4
53 Ray Rice BAL 6 35 3.2
53 Jerheme Urban ARI 6 33 3.0
53 Harry Douglas ATL 6 27 2.5
74 Kellen Winslow CLE 5 78 8.7
74 Derrick Mason BAL 5 84 7.6
74 Justin Gage TEN 5 52 6.5
74 Koren Robinson SEA 5 42 6.0
74 Deion Branch SEA 5 18 6.0
74 Jeremy Shockey NO 5 46 5.8
74 Bo Scaife TEN 5 62 5.6
74 Mark Bradley KC 5 45 5.6
74 Roy Williams DAL 5 54 5.4
74 Steve Smith NYG 5 58 5.3
74 Marshawn Lynch BUF 5 52 4.7
74 Tony Scheffler DEN 5 35 4.4
74 Billy Miller NO 5 42 4.2
74 Todd Heap BAL 5 42 3.8
74 Jason Avant PHI 5 37 3.7
74 Mewelde Moore PIT 5 40 3.6
74 Kevin Boss NYG 5 39 3.5
74 David Martin MIA 5 36 3.3
74 Pierre Thomas NO 5 25 2.3
74 Sidney Rice MIN 5 18 2.3
74 Mike Sellers WAS 5 11 1.0
95 Jason Witten DAL 4 75 6.8
95 Donnie Avery STL 4 66 6.6
95 Owen Daniels HOU 4 71 6.5
95 Antonio Gates SD 4 65 5.9
95 Bobby Engram SEA 4 47 5.9
95 Rashied Davis CHI 4 54 4.9
95 Donte' Stallworth CLE 4 28 4.7
95 Robert Royal BUF 4 46 4.2
95 Derrick Ward NYG 4 41 3.7
95 Ashley Lelie OAK 4 39 3.5
95 Jamaal Charles KC 4 30 2.7
95 Antonio Pittman STL 4 21 2.6
95 Brent Celek PHI 4 27 2.5
95 Malcolm Kelly WAS 4 7 2.3
95 DeAngelo Williams CAR 4 21 1.9
95 Ruvell Martin GB 4 15 1.9
95 Casey Fitzsimmons DET 4 14 1.6
95 Jason McKie CHI 4 15 1.4
95 Glenn Holt CIN 4 5 0.5

Note: Looks data provided by FFToday.com