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Looks and Touches: Week 13

Matt Buser
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The following is a list of the Week 13 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
Shrewd owners who were the first to nab Justin Fargas in their respective leagues have been reaping the benefits over the past few weeks. He totaled 164 yards of offense (146 rushing, 18 receiving) on a league-high 35 touches (33 carries, two catches) in Week 13, and has averaged 127 yards on 27 touches over the past five weeks, with three touchdowns.

Willis McGahee's season-highs of 34 touches (30 carries, four catches) and 159 yards (138 rushing, 21 receiving) against a tough New England defense were pleasant surprises for fantasy owners. McGahee may be in for a spike in touches and production with Steve McNair out for the season. In the last three games that McNair played for the Ravens (Weeks 5, 9-10), the team averaged 7.6 points on the scoreboard, with McGahee averaging 89 yards on 21 touches. In the past three games in which McNair did not play (Weeks 11-13), the Ravens have averaged 22.6 points, with McGahee accounting for 115 yards of offense on 25 touches.

Adrian Peterson's first start for the Bears was a success in terms of fantasy production, particularly in PPR leagues. Peterson totaled 149 yards of offense on his 29 touches, highlighted by seven catches for 82 yards. He failed to score a TD, however, as the Bears scored their lone touchdown on a 1-yard pass to Desmond Clark. Cedric Benson's season-high of 110 yards of offense came back in Week 2, and he had more than two catches just once this season (Week 4).

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 13 included: Atlanta (Warrick Dunn 11, Jerious Norwood 11), Carolina (DeShaun Foster 24, DeAngelo Williams 18), Dallas (Marion Barber 18, Julius Jones 10), Denver (Travis Henry 15, Selvin Young 9), Detroit (Kevin Jones 6, T.J. Duckett 3), Jacksonville (Fred Taylor 14, Maurice Jones-Drew 12), Miami (Jesse Chatman 13, Lorenzo Booker 7), Minnesota (Adrian Peterson 16, Chester Taylor 16), New England (Laurence Maroney 15, Kevin Faulk 9), New Orleans (Reggie Bush 16, Aaron Stecker 11), NY Jets (Thomas Jones 25, Leon Washington 12), and Tennessee (LenDale White 13, Chris Brown 13).

A season-high 94 rushing yards on just eight carries helped Jerious Norwood lead all RB with at least 10 touches in yards per touch. He added three catches for 21 yards, and his combined 115 yards of offense on 11 touches gave him an average of 10.45 yards per touch. Clinton Portis got the call often for the Redskins in Week 13 (25 carries) but couldn't get a lot done against the Bills (50 rushing yards) – he also had two catches for 10 yards, giving him 60 yards on 27 touches, and the 2.22-yard average was the lowest of the week among qualifiers.

LOOKS
Roddy White has had an inconsistent season, as has the entire Falcons passing game, but he's been busy the past few weeks and has posted back-to-back 100-yard games for the first time this season. He had season-highs of 18 looks, 10 catches, and 146 yards in Week 13, and has totaled 28 looks, 16 catches, 250 yards, and two touchdowns over the past two games.

Mike Furrey, last season's PPR-league surprise, had season highs of nine looks and seven receptions in a game in which the team's leading receiver Roy Williams was lost to a strained PCL. Furrey's production has dipped after averaging 9.1 looks, 6.1 receptions, and 67.9 yards per game last season, but he'll improve on his current season numbers (4.1 looks, 2.9 catches, 32.6 yards) with Williams out.

Widely-available RBs among the league leaders in looks per game over the past three weeks: Anthony Thomas (6.5 – third), Kenny Watson (5.3 – sixth), Adrian Peterson CHI (5 – eighth), Fred Jackson (4.7 – ninth), Ron Dayne (4.3 – 10th), J.J. Arrington (4 – 13th), Kevin Faulk (4 – 13th), and Lorenzo Booker (3.5 – 18th).

Widely-available WRs among the league leaders in looks per game over the past three weeks: D.J. Hackett injured (9.5 – 16th), Justin Gage (8.3 – 25th), Jerry Porter (8.3 – 25th), Josh Reed (8.3 – 25th), and Darrell Jackson (8 – 30th).

Widely-available TE among the league leaders in looks per game over the past three weeks: Bo Scaife (7 – sixth), L.J. Smith (7 – sixth), Jeff King (6.3 – 12th), Chris Baker (5.3 – 14th), and Marcedes Lewis (5.3 – 14th).

Week 13 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM Week 13 YEAR T/G
1 Justin Fargas OAK 35 203 16.92
2 Willis McGahee BAL 34 280 23.33
3 Willie Parker PIT 29 302 25.17
3 Earnest Graham TB 29 212 17.67
3 Adrian Peterson CHI 29 114 9.50
6 Brian Westbrook PHI 28 285 25.91
7 Clinton Portis WAS 27 270 22.50
8 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 26 289 24.08
8 Derrick Ward NYG 26 151 18.88
10 Thomas Jones NYJ 25 252 21.00
11 Edgerrin James ARI 24 258 21.50
11 DeShaun Foster CAR 24 225 18.75
11 Steven Jackson STL 24 191 23.88
14 Kolby Smith KC 23 72 6.00
15 Joseph Addai IND 21 254 23.09
15 Ron Dayne HOU 21 169 16.90
17 Shaun Alexander SEA 20 181 20.11
17 Fred Jackson BUF 20 37 9.25
19 Jamal Lewis CLE 19 217 19.73
20 Marion Barber DAL 18 192 16.00
20 DeAngelo Williams CAR 18 114 9.50
22 Frank Gore SF 17 209 19.00
23 Reggie Bush NO 16 230 19.17
23 Adrian Peterson MIN 16 200 20.00
23 Chester Taylor MIN 16 145 14.50
26 Travis Henry DEN 15 150 18.75
26 Ryan Grant GB 15 146 13.27
26 Laurence Maroney NE 15 122 13.56
29 Fred Taylor JAC 14 180 15.00
29 Rudi Johnson CIN 14 151 16.78
31 LenDale White TEN 13 228 19.00
31 Jesse Chatman MIA 13 130 10.83
31 Chris Brown TEN 13 94 11.75
34 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 12 161 13.42
34 Leon Washington NYJ 12 76 6.33
36 Warrick Dunn ATL 11 222 18.50
36 Jerious Norwood ATL 11 92 8.36
36 Aaron Stecker NO 11 83 6.92
39 Julius Jones DAL 10 151 12.58
39 Reuben Droughns NYG 10 83 6.92
41 Selvin Young DEN 9 108 9.82
41 Kevin Faulk NE 9 81 6.75
43 Musa Smith BAL 7 57 4.75
43 Michael Turner SD 7 48 4.00
43 Lorenzo Booker MIA 7 7 2.33
46 Kevin Jones DET 6 147 14.70
47 Kenny Watson CIN 5 154 12.83
47 Maurice Morris SEA 5 106 10.60
47 Leonard Weaver SEA 5 45 3.75
47 Antonio Pittman STL 5 30 4.29
47 Adimchinobi Echemandu HOU 5 20 4.00
52 Correll Buckhalter PHI 4 57 5.18
52 J.J. Arrington ARI 4 39 3.25
52 Cecil Sapp DEN 4 28 2.33
52 Justin Griffith OAK 4 23 1.92
56 Brian Leonard STL 3 107 8.92
56 Lawrence Vickers CLE 3 24 2.00
56 T.J. Duckett DET 3 24 3.00
56 Mewelde Moore MIN 3 24 2.67
56 B.J. Askew TB 3 17 1.42
56 Gilbert Harris KC 3 5 2.50
62 Ladell Betts WAS 2 82 6.83
62 Jason Wright CLE 2 71 5.92
62 Michael Pittman TB 2 60 8.57
62 Michael Bennett TB 2 42 7.00
62 Heath Evans NE 2 36 3.00
62 Dwayne Wright BUF 2 31 2.58
62 Samkon Gado MIA 2 28 28.00
62 Maurice Hicks SF 2 27 2.25
62 Greg Jones JAC 2 24 2.00
62 Vonta Leach HOU 2 20 1.67
62 Brad Hoover CAR 2 18 1.50
62 DeDe Dorsey CIN 2 18 2.00
62 Tony Richardson MIN 2 12 1.20
75 LaMont Jordan OAK 1 157 15.70
75 Kenton Keith IND 1 111 9.25
75 Lorenzo Neal SD 1 21 1.75
75 Mike Karney NO 1 18 1.50
75 Marcel Shipp ARI 1 17 1.42
75 Aveion Cason DET 1 12 1.50
75 Jason McKie CHI 1 11 0.92
75 Luke Lawton IND 1 6 0.86
75 Reagan Mauia MIA 1 6 0.50
75 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 1 6 0.67
75 Chris Barclay TEN 1 2 1.00
75 John Kuhn GB 1 1 0.08
75 Gary Russell PIT 1 1 1.00
Week 13 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM Week 13 YEAR L/G
1 Roddy White ATL 18 93 7.75
2 Hines Ward PIT 16 87 8.70
3 Chad Johnson CIN 15 126 10.50
4 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 14 134 11.17
5 Braylon Edwards CLE 14 118 9.83
6 Andre Johnson HOU 14 48 9.60
7 Tony Gonzalez KC 13 106 8.83
8 Kevin Curtis PHI 12 100 8.33
9 Chris Cooley WAS 12 86 7.17
10 Alge Crumpler ATL 12 49 4.90
11 Terrell Owens DAL 11 117 9.75
12 Dwayne Bowe KC 11 88 7.33
13 Bryant Johnson ARI 11 64 5.33
14 Steve Smith CAR 10 104 9.45
15 Bernard Berrian CHI 10 103 8.58
16 Donald Driver GB 10 102 8.50
17 Santana Moss WAS 10 83 8.30
18 Dallas Clark IND 10 81 7.36
19 Deion Branch SEA 10 63 7.88
20 Derrick Mason BAL 9 130 10.83
20 Reggie Wayne IND 9 118 9.83
20 Brandon Marshall DEN 9 115 9.58
20 Torry Holt STL 9 114 9.50
20 Wes Welker NE 9 111 9.25
20 Brian Westbrook PHI 9 91 8.27
20 Joey Galloway TB 9 80 6.67
20 Mike Furrey DET 9 66 5.50
20 Ted Ginn Jr. MIA 9 41 3.42
20 L.J. Smith PHI 9 40 4.44
30 Randy Moss NE 8 112 9.33
31 Kellen Winslow CLE 8 110 9.17
32 Jason Witten DAL 8 97 8.08
33 Lee Evans BUF 8 89 7.42
34 Marty Booker MIA 8 80 6.67
35 Nate Burleson SEA 8 72 6.00
36 Brandon Stokley DEN 8 69 5.75
37 Roydell Williams TEN 8 67 5.58
38 Joe Jurevicius CLE 8 65 5.42
39 Justin Gage TEN 8 62 5.17
40 Michael Jenkins ATL 8 57 4.75
41 Earnest Graham TB 8 51 4.25
42 Adrian Peterson CHI 8 50 4.17
43 Reggie Williams JAC 8 40 3.64
44 Bobby Engram SEA 7 105 8.75
45 Roy Williams DET 7 104 8.67
46 Plaxico Burress NYG 7 102 8.50
47 Reggie Bush NO 7 98 8.17
48 Shaun McDonald DET 7 85 7.08
49 Ronald Curry OAK 7 80 6.67
50 Laveranues Coles NYJ 7 78 7.80
51 Darrell Jackson SF 7 77 6.42
52 Jerry Porter OAK 7 73 6.08
53 Isaac Bruce STL 7 72 7.20
54 James Jones GB 7 70 5.83
55 Greg Jennings GB 7 69 6.90
56 Josh Reed BUF 7 68 6.18
57 Joe Horn ATL 7 47 5.22
58 Roscoe Parrish BUF 7 43 3.58
59 Ben Watson NE 7 38 3.80
60 Lorenzo Booker MIA 7 7 1.75
61 Arnaz Battle SF 6 89 7.42
62 Amani Toomer NYG 6 76 6.33
63 Owen Daniels HOU 6 74 6.17
64 Ike Hilliard TB 6 73 6.08
65 Bo Scaife TEN 6 66 5.50
66 Muhsin Muhammad CHI 6 66 5.50
67 Bobby Wade MIN 6 60 5.00
68 Patrick Crayton DAL 6 58 5.27
69 Laurent Robinson ATL 6 49 4.45
70 Marcedes Lewis JAC 6 47 3.92
71 Sidney Rice MIN 6 47 4.27
72 Steven Jackson STL 6 37 4.63
73 Ron Dayne HOU 6 22 2.20
74 Fred Jackson BUF 6 15 3.75
75 Chris Chambers SD 5 104 8.67
76 Reggie Brown PHI 5 82 6.83
77 Desmond Clark CHI 5 56 4.67
78 Frank Gore SF 5 49 4.45
79 Ernest Wilford JAC 5 48 4.00
80 Heath Miller PIT 5 48 4.00
81 David Martin MIA 5 34 3.09
82 Aaron Stecker NO 5 30 2.50
83 Chris Henry CIN 5 29 7.25
84 Rashied Davis CHI 5 28 2.33
85 Robert Royal BUF 5 26 2.17
86 Cedrick Wilson PIT 5 24 2.00
87 Eddie Kennison KC 5 17 2.83
88 Reche Caldwell WAS 5 13 2.60
89 Jeremy Shockey NYG 4 85 7.08
90 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 4 72 6.00
91 Jeff King CAR 4 69 5.75
92 Vincent Jackson SD 4 60 5.00
93 Dennis Northcutt JAC 4 59 4.92
94 Donte' Stallworth NE 4 59 4.92
95 Donald Lee GB 4 52 4.33
96 Randy McMichael STL 4 52 4.33
97 Zach Miller OAK 4 50 4.17
98 Drew Bennett STL 4 48 4.80
99 Willis McGahee BAL 4 42 3.50
100 Nate Washington PIT 4 37 3.08
101 Javon Walker DEN 4 34 5.67
102 Leonard Weaver SEA 4 34 2.83
103 Jesse Chatman MIA 4 33 2.75
104 DeShaun Foster CAR 4 30 2.50
105 Justin Fargas OAK 4 30 2.50
106 Keenan McCardell WAS 4 29 3.63
107 Ben Utecht IND 4 28 2.55
108 Justin Griffith OAK 4 25 2.08
109 Marcus Pollard SEA 4 25 2.50
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