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Looks and Touches: Week 14

Matt Buser
Yahoo Sports

The following is a list of the Week 14 leaders in looks and touches. It identifies 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
There weren't a lot of fresh faces among the Week 14 leaders. If you are still reading this column, you are probably playing who got you there in the first place, anyway. With that said, some notables included: Tashard Choice (28 touches, 166 yards; filled in for the injured Marion Barber); Le'Ron McClain (20 touches, 61 yards, 1 TD; he once again saw the lion's share of the touches for the Ravens); DeShaun Foster (17 touches, 43 yards; Frank Gore's ankle injury led to surplus touches); Maurice Morris (16 touches, 58 yards; Julius Jones did not log a touch); Dominic Rhodes (13 touches, 43 yards, 1 TD; Joseph Addai left the game early and is banged up); and Tatum Bell (13 touches, 68 yards; Peyton Hillis is done for the season and he's next in line).

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 14 included: Arizona (Tim Hightower 12, J.J. Arrington 8), Atlanta (Michael Turner 18, Jerious Norwood 9), Baltimore (Le'Ron McClain 20, Willis McGahee 12), Carolina (DeAngelo Williams 20, Jonathan Stewart 15), Cleveland (Jamal Lewis 9, Jason Wright 7), Denver (Tatum Bell 13, Peyton Hillis 9), Indianapolis (Dominic Rhodes 13, Joseph Addai 12), Jacksonville (Maurice Jones-Drew 19, Fred Taylor 14), Miami (Ronnie Brown 18, Ricky Williams 13), New Orleans (Pierre Thomas 17, Reggie Bush 13), New England (Sammy Morris 11, Kevin Faulk 8), NY Giants (Brandon Jacobs 10, Derrick Ward 9, Ahmad Bradshaw 5), NY Jets (Thomas Jones 13, Leon Washington 7), Pittsburgh (Willie Parker 12, Mewelde Moore 9), San Francisco (Frank Gore 17, DeShaun Foster 17), Tampa Bay (Warrick Dunn 13, Carnell Williams 10), Tennessee (LenDale White 25, Chris Johnson 23) and Washington (Clinton Portis 14, Ladell Betts 9).

Yards-per-touch leaders for Week 14 (minimum 10 touches) included: DeAngelo Williams (9.6, 20 for 192), Reggie Bush (8.15, 13 for 106), and Jonathan Stewart (7.67, 15 for 115). The bottom three: Willis McGahee (2.0, 12 for 24), Willie Parker (2.1, 12 for 25), and Marshawn Lynch (2.5, 14 for 35).

Looks
Under-the-radar names among the league leaders in looks per game over the past three weeks: Davone Bess (10), Domenik Hixon (8.7), Devin Hester (8.3), Josh Reed (8), Deion Branch (7.7), Zach Miller (7.7), Jabar Gaffney (6.7), Bryant Johnson (6.7), Mark Clayton (6.3), Dane Looker (6.3) and Shaun McDonald (6).

Notable names not among the Week 14 looks leaders: Chris Chambers (3), Antonio Gates (1), Ted Ginn Jr. (3), Anthony Gonzalez (3), DeSean Jackson (3), Muhsin Muhammad (3) and LaDainian Tomlinson (1).

Top 10 players in catch percentage (minimum 5 looks per game): Matt Forte (83%, 54/65), Kevin Faulk (80%, 48/60), Jeremy Shockey (79%, 44/56), Wes Welker (76%, 97/128), Bo Scaife (75%, 50/67), Chris Cooley (74%, 67/91), Brian Westbrook (73%, 43/59), Anthony Gonzalez (73%, 51/70), Eddie Royal (73%, 69/95) and Josh Reed (72%, 41/57).

Bottom 10 players in catch percentage (minimum 5 looks per game): Braylon Edwards (38%, 45/120), Justin Gage (41%, 26/63), Mark Clayton (45%, 30/66), Roy Williams (47%, 30/64), Koren Robinson (47%, 23/49), Santonio Holmes (48%, 44/92), Terrell Owens (49%, 55/113), Marques Colston (49%, 49%, 25/51), Kevin Curtis (50%, 28/56) and Donnie Avery (51%, 38/75).

Note: Looks data provided by FFToday.com

Week 14 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 14 YEAR T/G
1 Brian Westbrook PHI 39 235 21.4
2 Steve Slaton HOU 29 243 18.7
3 Tashard Choice DAL 28 62 4.8
4 Matt Forte CHI 26 322 24.8
5 LaDainian Tomlinson SDG 25 286 22.0
5 LenDale White TEN 25 175 13.5
7 Adrian Peterson MIN 24 312 24.0
7 Kevin Smith DET 24 197 15.2
9 Steven Jackson STL 23 198 22.0
9 Chris Johnson TEN 23 261 20.1
11 Ryan Grant GNB 20 256 19.7
11 DeAngelo Williams CAR 20 231 17.8
11 Le'Ron McClain BAL 20 180 13.8
14 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 19 192 14.8
15 Michael Turner ATL 18 304 23.4
15 Cedric Benson CIN 18 145 16.1
15 Ronnie Brown MIA 18 208 16.0
18 Frank Gore SFO 17 271 20.8
18 Pierre Thomas NOR 17 115 8.8
18 DeShaun Foster SFO 17 43 3.3
21 Maurice Morris SEA 16 89 8.9
22 Jonathan Stewart CAR 15 148 11.4
23 Clinton Portis WAS 14 292 22.5
23 Marshawn Lynch BUF 14 262 20.2
23 Justin Fargas OAK 14 184 16.7
23 Fred Taylor JAC 14 159 12.2
27 Thomas Jones NYJ 13 273 21.0
27 Reggie Bush NOR 13 150 16.7
27 Warrick Dunn TAM 13 189 15.8
27 Dominic Rhodes IND 13 153 11.8
27 Ricky Williams MIA 13 152 11.7
27 Tatum Bell DEN 13 27 6.8
33 Willie Parker PIT 12 155 19.4
33 Willis McGahee BAL 12 169 16.9
33 Joseph Addai IND 12 177 16.1
33 Tim Hightower ARI 12 152 11.7
33 Darren Sproles SDG 12 65 5.0
38 Larry Johnson KAN 11 163 18.1
38 Sammy Morris NWE 11 118 11.8
40 Brandon Jacobs NYG 10 200 16.7
40 Carnell Williams TAM 10 30 10.0
42 Jamal Lewis CLE 9 246 18.9
42 Derrick Ward NYG 9 175 13.5
42 Mewelde Moore PIT 9 163 12.5
42 Jerious Norwood ATL 9 113 8.7
42 Peyton Hillis DEN 9 82 6.8
42 Ladell Betts WAS 9 66 6.6
48 Kevin Faulk NWE 8 124 10.3
48 Chester Taylor MIN 8 121 9.3
48 J.J. Arrington ARI 8 48 5.3
48 Jacob Hester SDG 8 17 1.3
52 Leon Washington NYJ 7 102 7.8
52 Jason Wright CLE 7 32 2.5
54 Antonio Pittman STL 6 94 9.4
54 Leonard Weaver SEA 6 37 3.4
56 Ray Rice BAL 5 140 10.8
56 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 5 57 4.8
56 Lousaka Polite MIA 5 15 1.9
59 Jamaal Charles KAN 4 81 6.2
59 LaMont Jordan NWE 4 28 5.6
59 T.J. Duckett SEA 4 52 4.0
59 Jerome Harrison CLE 4 41 3.2
59 Gary Russell PIT 4 24 2.7
59 B.J. Askew TAM 4 16 2.3
59 Mike Sellers WAS 4 15 1.2
66 Edgerrin James ARI 3 125 11.4
66 Darren McFadden OAK 3 107 10.7
66 James Johnson CIN 3 3 3.0
66 Michael Robinson SFO 3 23 1.8
66 Adrian Peterson CHI 3 13 1.1
66 Vonta Leach HOU 3 10 0.8
72 Chris Perry CIN 2 124 9.5
72 Michael Bush OAK 2 86 7.2
72 Rudi Johnson DET 2 86 7.2
72 Brandon Jackson GNB 2 73 6.1
72 Ryan Moats HOU 2 14 2.0
72 Lawrence Vickers CLE 2 18 1.8
72 Jason Snelling ATL 2 19 1.5
72 Jerome Felton DET 2 7 0.7
80 Deuce McAllister NOR 1 102 9.3
80 Kyle Eckel PHI 1 7 3.5
80 Lorenzo Booker PHI 1 26 2.6
80 Carey Davis PIT 1 15 1.4
80 Mike Karney NOR 1 12 1.3
80 Ahmard Hall TEN 1 17 1.3
80 Aveion Cason DET 1 5 1.3
80 Brad Hoover CAR 1 15 1.2
80 Ovie Mughelli ATL 1 12 0.9
80 Deon Anderson DAL 1 3 0.3
80 Jackie Battle KAN 1 1 0.2
80 Cecil Sapp HOU 1 1 0.1
Week 14 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 14 YEAR L/G
1 Wes Welker NE 17 128 9.8
2 Braylon Edwards CLE 14 120 9.2
3 Roddy White ATL 13 128 9.8
4 Brandon Marshall DEN 12 147 12.3
4 Dwayne Bowe KC 12 128 9.8
6 Tony Gonzalez KC 11 123 9.5
6 Davone Bess MIA 11 56 4.3
8 Antonio Bryant TB 10 106 8.2
8 Jason Witten DAL 10 95 7.3
8 Isaac Bruce SF 10 80 6.2
8 Devin Hester CHI 10 70 5.8
12 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 9 131 10.1
12 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 9 125 9.6
12 Steve Smith CAR 9 104 9.5
12 Terrell Owens DAL 9 113 8.7
12 Randy Moss NE 9 109 8.4
12 Kevin Walter HOU 9 83 6.4
12 Vincent Jackson SD 9 81 6.2
12 Zach Miller OAK 9 70 5.4
12 John Carlson SEA 9 67 5.2
12 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 9 58 4.5
12 Jabar Gaffney NE 9 57 4.4
12 Domenik Hixon NYG 9 46 3.5
24 Andre Johnson HOU 8 138 10.6
24 Steve Breaston ARI 8 95 7.3
24 Torry Holt STL 8 95 7.3
24 Marques Colston NO 8 51 6.4
24 Antwaan Randle El WAS 8 73 5.6
24 Brian Westbrook PHI 8 59 5.4
24 Marcedes Lewis JAC 8 61 4.7
24 Nate Washington PIT 8 60 4.6
24 Bryant Johnson SF 8 53 4.1
24 Jason Wright CLE 8 27 2.1
24 Tashard Choice DAL 8 14 1.1
35 Matt Jones JAC 7 107 8.9
35 Reggie Wayne IND 7 111 8.5
35 Santana Moss WAS 7 107 8.2
35 Eddie Royal DEN 7 95 7.9
35 Greg Jennings GB 7 97 7.5
35 Deion Branch SEA 7 36 7.2
35 Lee Evans BUF 7 85 6.5
35 Josh Reed BUF 7 57 5.7
35 L.J. Smith PHI 7 51 4.6
35 Warrick Dunn TB 7 52 4.3
35 Jerramy Stevens TB 7 47 4.3
35 Ronald Curry OAK 7 43 3.6
35 Steve Heiden CLE 7 41 3.2
35 Gijon Robinson IND 7 18 1.5
49 Anquan Boldin ARI 6 117 10.6
49 Santonio Holmes PIT 6 92 7.7
49 Derrick Mason BAL 6 99 7.6
49 Lance Moore NO 6 89 6.8
49 Justin Gage TEN 6 63 6.3
49 Donnie Avery STL 6 75 6.3
49 Owen Daniels HOU 6 81 6.2
49 Bernard Berrian MIN 6 80 6.2
49 Jeremy Shockey NO 6 56 5.6
49 Roy Williams DAL 6 64 5.3
49 Matt Forte CHI 6 65 5.0
49 Kevin Faulk NE 6 60 5.0
49 Dustin Keller NYJ 6 64 4.9
49 Tony Scheffler DEN 6 49 4.9
49 Dane Looker STL 6 45 4.5
49 Leon Washington NYJ 6 51 3.9
49 Chris Henry CIN 6 35 3.9
49 Mewelde Moore PIT 6 49 3.8
49 Syndric Steptoe CLE 6 36 2.8
49 Devin Thomas WAS 6 23 1.8
69 Calvin Johnson DET 5 110 8.5
69 Reggie Bush NO 5 71 7.9
69 Chad Johnson CIN 5 89 7.4
69 Dallas Clark IND 5 76 6.3
69 Bobby Engram SEA 5 58 5.8
69 Amani Toomer NYG 5 72 5.5
69 Steve Smith NYG 5 67 5.2
69 Mark Clayton BAL 5 66 5.1
69 Rashied Davis CHI 5 64 4.9
69 Michael Jenkins ATL 5 63 4.8
69 Steven Jackson STL 5 43 4.8
69 Greg Olsen CHI 5 59 4.5
69 Visanthe Shiancoe MIN 5 48 3.7
69 Jordy Nelson GB 5 42 3.2
69 J.J. Arrington ARI 5 29 3.2
69 Daniel Graham DEN 5 41 3.2
69 Chansi Stuckey NYJ 5 39 3.0
69 John Standeford DET 5 16 2.7
69 Ladell Betts WAS 5 26 2.6
69 Jason Hill SF 5 31 2.4
69 David Anderson HOU 5 23 1.8
90 Kevin Curtis PHI 4 56 8.0
90 Hines Ward PIT 4 99 7.6
90 Marvin Harrison IND 4 92 7.1
90 Chris Cooley WAS 4 91 7.0
90 Laveranues Coles NYJ 4 90 6.9
90 Jerricho Cotchery NYJ 4 89 6.8
90 Donald Driver GB 4 82 6.3
90 Brandon Stokley DEN 4 67 5.6
90 Bo Scaife TEN 4 67 5.2
90 Frank Gore SF 4 65 5.0
90 Chris Johnson TEN 4 58 4.5
90 Marty Booker CHI 4 46 4.2
90 Heath Miller PIT 4 44 4.0
90 Reggie Williams JAC 4 48 3.7
90 Roscoe Parrish BUF 4 40 3.6
90 Jerious Norwood ATL 4 46 3.5
90 Reggie Kelly CIN 4 39 3.0
90 Andre' Davis HOU 4 24 2.7
90 Darren McFadden OAK 4 26 2.6
90 Brian Finneran ATL 4 33 2.5
90 Clinton Portis WAS 4 32 2.5
90 Darren Sproles SD 4 25 1.9

Note: Looks data provided by FFToday.com

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