Looks and touches: Week 14

Matt Buser
Yahoo Sports

The following is a list of the Week 14 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
Running backs among the leaders in touches per game over the past three weeks with less-than-universal (100 percent) ownership in Yahoo! leagues: Brandon Jacobs (25 – fifth), Justin Fargas (24.7 – eighth), Earnest Graham (24.3 – 10th), Adrian Peterson CHI (23 – 13th), Kolby Smith (23 – 13th), Ryan Grant (22.3 – 18th), Rudi Johnson (21 – 19th), Chester Taylor (20 – 20th), LenDale White (18.3 – 23rd), and Kevin Jones (17.3 – 24th).

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: Atlanta (Jerious Norwood 8, Warrick Dunn 7), Buffalo (Marshawn Lynch 23, Fred Jackson 16), Dallas (Marion Barber 17, Julius Jones 10), Denver (Selvin Young 17, Travis Henry 10), Indianapolis (Joseph Addai 16, Clifton Dawson 8), Jacksonville (Fred Taylor 20, Maurice Jones-Drew 13), Miami (Samkon Gado 14, Lorenzo Booker 10), Minnesota (Adrian Peterson 14, Chester Taylor 11), Oakland (Justin Fargas 15, LaMont Jordan 15), and Seattle (Maurice Morris 16, Shaun Alexander 10).

Chester Taylor led all running backs with at least 10 touches in yards per touch for Week 14, as he totaled 124 yards of offense (101 rushing, 23 receiving) on just 11 touches (eight carries, three catches), good for an 11.27-yard average. The majority of his offense came on a single play, an 84-yard touchdown run. In one of the week's more surprising developments, the Vikings' Adrian Peterson came in on the opposite end of the spectrum – he managed just three rushing yards on his 14 carries (no catches), an average of 0.21 yards per touch. Peterson fell to second in the league in yards-per-carry (6.1) with the sub-par performance.

LOOKS
Widely-available running backs among the league leaders in looks per game over the past three weeks: Lorenzo Booker (7.5 – fifth), Adrian Peterson CHI (5.3 – eighth), Fred Jackson (5 – 10th), Ladell Betts (4.3 – 13th), Kevin Faulk (4.3 – 13th), Kenny Watson (4.3 – 13th), J.J. Arrington (3.6 – 17th), Ron Dayne (3.6 – 17th), Aaron Stecker (3.5 – 21st), Leon Washington (3.3 – 22nd), and Leonard Weaver (3.3 – 22nd).

Widely-available WR among the league leaders in looks per game over the past three weeks: Bryant Johnson (8.7 – 19th), Jerricho Cotchery (8.5 – 21st), Ted Ginn Jr. (8.3 – 22nd), Darrell Jackson (8 – 24th), Marty Booker (8 – 24th), Reggie Brown (7.7 – 29th), Isaac Bruce (7.3 – 32nd), Ronald Curry (7 – 36th), Jerry Porter (7 – 36th), Josh Reed (7 – 36th), and Ernest Wilford (7 – 36th).

Widely-available TE among the league leaders in looks per game over the past three weeks: Alge Crumpler (9.5 – third), Owen Daniels (6.7 – sixth), Marcedes Lewis (6.3 – ninth), Bo Scaife (6.3 – ninth), Vernon Davis (6 – 12th), and Jeff King (5.7 – 14th).

Week 14 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM Week 14 YEAR T/G
1 LenDale White TEN 32 260 20.00
2 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 31 320 24.62
2 Ryan Grant GB 31 177 14.75
4 Willie Parker PIT 25 327 25.15
4 Brian Westbrook PHI 25 310 25.83
4 Thomas Jones NYJ 25 277 21.31
4 Brandon Jacobs NYG 25 151 18.88
8 Jamal Lewis CLE 24 241 20.08
8 Frank Gore SF 24 233 19.42
8 Rudi Johnson CIN 24 175 17.50
8 Kevin Jones DET 24 171 15.55
12 Clinton Portis WAS 23 293 22.54
12 Marshawn Lynch BUF 23 234 23.40
12 Aaron Stecker NO 23 106 8.15
15 Willis McGahee BAL 22 302 23.23
15 Steven Jackson STL 22 213 23.67
15 Darius Walker HOU 22 22 22.00
18 Earnest Graham TB 21 233 17.92
19 Fred Taylor JAC 20 200 15.38
20 Adrian Peterson CHI 18 132 10.15
21 Marion Barber DAL 17 209 16.08
21 Selvin Young DEN 17 125 10.42
23 Edgerrin James ARI 16 274 21.08
23 Joseph Addai IND 16 270 22.50
23 Maurice Morris SEA 16 122 11.09
23 Fred Jackson BUF 16 53 10.60
27 Justin Fargas OAK 15 218 16.77
27 LaMont Jordan OAK 15 172 15.64
29 Adrian Peterson MIN 14 214 19.45
29 Kolby Smith KC 14 86 6.62
29 Samkon Gado MIA 14 42 21.00
32 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 13 174 13.38
33 DeShaun Foster CAR 12 237 18.23
34 Chester Taylor MIN 11 156 14.18
35 Shaun Alexander SEA 10 191 19.10
35 Julius Jones DAL 10 161 12.38
35 Travis Henry DEN 10 160 17.78
35 Vernand Morency GB 10 47 4.70
35 Lorenzo Booker MIA 10 17 4.25
40 Ron Dayne HOU 9 178 16.18
40 Kenny Watson CIN 9 163 12.54
40 T.J. Duckett DET 9 33 3.67
43 Laurence Maroney NE 8 130 13.00
43 Jerious Norwood ATL 8 100 8.33
43 Clifton Dawson IND 8 20 2.50
46 Warrick Dunn ATL 7 229 17.62
46 Chris Brown TEN 7 101 11.22
46 Ladell Betts WAS 7 89 6.85
46 Najeh Davenport PIT 7 84 7.00
46 Leon Washington NYJ 7 83 6.38
46 Garrett Wolfe CHI 7 16 1.60
52 Pierre Thomas NO 6 25 2.78
53 DeAngelo Williams CAR 5 119 9.15
53 Kenton Keith IND 5 116 8.92
53 Musa Smith BAL 5 62 4.77
53 Leonard Weaver SEA 5 50 3.85
53 Gilbert Harris KC 5 10 3.33
58 Greg Jones JAC 4 28 2.15
58 DeDe Dorsey CIN 4 22 2.20
60 Reuben Droughns NYG 3 86 6.62
60 Kevin Faulk NE 3 84 6.46
60 Antonio Pittman STL 3 33 4.13
60 Lawrence Vickers CLE 3 27 2.08
60 Jeremi Johnson CIN 3 13 1.00
60 Jason Snelling ATL 3 9 2.25
60 Mike Anderson BAL 3 9 1.50
67 Brian Leonard STL 2 109 8.38
67 Correll Buckhalter PHI 2 59 4.92
67 Michael Turner SD 2 50 3.85
67 J.J. Arrington ARI 2 41 3.15
67 Michael Robinson SF 2 36 2.77
67 Adimchinobi Echemandu HOU 2 22 3.67
67 Mike Karney NO 2 20 1.54
67 Marcel Shipp ARI 2 19 1.46
67 Jerome Harrison CLE 2 16 2.67
67 Thomas Tapeh PHI 2 11 0.85
77 Jason Wright CLE 1 72 5.54
77 Mike Sellers WAS 1 38 3.45
77 Cecil Sapp DEN 1 29 2.23
77 Maurice Hicks SF 1 28 2.15
77 Justin Griffith OAK 1 24 1.85
77 Vonta Leach HOU 1 21 1.62
77 B.J. Askew TB 1 18 1.38
77 Le'Ron McClain BAL 1 14 1.08
77 Aveion Cason DET 1 13 1.44
77 Tony Richardson MIN 1 13 1.18
77 Chris Barclay TEN 1 3 1.00
77 Boomer Grigsby KC 1 1 0.10
77 Andrew Pinnock SD 1 1 0.14
Week 14 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM Week 14 YEAR L/G
1 Jason Witten DAL 18 115 8.85
2 Michael Jenkins ATL 14 71 5.46
2 Derek Hagan MIA 14 45 3.46
4 Brandon Marshall DEN 13 128 9.85
4 Marques Colston NO 13 117 9.00
6 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 12 146 11.23
6 Bernard Berrian CHI 12 115 8.85
6 Shaun McDonald DET 12 97 7.46
9 Randy Moss NE 11 123 9.46
9 Wes Welker NE 11 122 9.38
9 Plaxico Burress NYG 11 113 8.69
9 Hines Ward PIT 11 98 8.91
9 Laveranues Coles NYJ 11 89 8.09
9 Earnest Graham TB 11 62 4.77
9 Andre Johnson HOU 11 59 9.83
16 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 10 135 11.25
16 Torry Holt STL 10 124 9.54
16 Tony Gonzalez KC 10 116 8.92
16 Chris Chambers SD 10 114 8.77
16 Steve Smith CAR 10 114 9.50
16 Jerricho Cotchery NYJ 10 100 8.33
16 Antonio Gates SD 10 99 7.62
16 David Patten NO 10 66 5.08
16 Frank Gore SF 10 59 4.92
16 Drew Carter CAR 10 57 4.38
16 Ted Ginn Jr. MIA 10 51 3.92
16 Marion Barber DAL 10 45 3.46
28 Reggie Brown PHI 9 91 7.00
28 Mark Clayton BAL 9 73 5.62
28 Anthony Gonzalez IND 9 42 3.82
28 Jabar Gaffney NE 9 38 2.92
32 Kellen Winslow CLE 8 118 9.08
32 Kevin Walter HOU 8 95 7.31
32 Joey Galloway TB 8 88 6.77
32 Darrell Jackson SF 8 85 6.54
32 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 8 80 6.15
32 Bryant Johnson ARI 8 72 5.54
32 Vernon Davis SF 8 69 6.27
32 Calvin Johnson DET 8 67 5.58
32 Ernest Wilford JAC 8 56 4.31
32 Greg Olsen CHI 8 54 4.91
32 Delanie Walker SF 8 33 2.54
32 Devin Hester CHI 8 28 2.15
32 Ashley Lelie SF 8 26 2.36
32 Lorenzo Booker MIA 8 15 3.00
46 Roddy White ATL 7 100 7.69
46 Chris Cooley WAS 7 93 7.15
46 Jerry Porter OAK 7 80 6.15
46 Vincent Jackson SD 7 67 5.15
46 Alge Crumpler ATL 7 56 5.09
46 Reggie Williams JAC 7 47 3.92
46 Jerheme Urban ARI 7 31 3.88
46 Sean McHugh DET 7 24 2.00
54 Derrick Mason BAL 6 136 10.46
54 Chad Johnson CIN 6 132 10.15
54 Braylon Edwards CLE 6 124 9.54
54 Bobby Engram SEA 6 111 8.54
54 Brian Westbrook PHI 6 97 8.08
54 Dwayne Bowe KC 6 94 7.23
54 Jeremy Shockey NYG 6 91 7.00
54 Santana Moss WAS 6 89 8.09
54 Ronald Curry OAK 6 86 6.62
54 Isaac Bruce STL 6 78 7.09
54 Roydell Williams TEN 6 73 5.62
54 Antwaan Randle El WAS 6 66 5.50
54 Patrick Crayton DAL 6 64 5.33
54 Desmond Clark CHI 6 62 4.77
54 Kenny Watson CIN 6 56 4.31
54 Clinton Portis WAS 6 49 3.77
54 Leon Washington NYJ 6 39 3.00
54 Leonard Pope ARI 6 34 2.62
54 Ladell Betts WAS 6 28 2.15
54 Michael Clayton TB 6 18 1.64
54 Steve Breaston ARI 6 12 0.92
54 Darius Walker HOU 6 6 3.00
76 Donald Driver GB 5 107 8.23
76 Amani Toomer NYG 5 81 6.23
76 Owen Daniels HOU 5 79 6.08
76 Nate Burleson SEA 5 77 5.92
76 Jeff King CAR 5 74 5.69
76 Bo Scaife TEN 5 71 5.46
76 Muhsin Muhammad CHI 5 71 5.46
76 Dennis Northcutt JAC 5 64 4.92
76 Donte' Stallworth NE 5 64 4.92
76 Donald Lee GB 5 57 4.38
76 Brad Smith NYJ 5 55 4.23
76 Roscoe Parrish BUF 5 48 3.69
76 Willis McGahee BAL 5 47 3.62
76 Benjamin Watson NE 5 43 3.91
76 Steven Jackson STL 5 42 4.67
76 Leonard Weaver SEA 5 39 3.00
76 Robert Ferguson MIN 5 37 3.08
76 Alex Smith TB 5 35 3.18
76 LaMont Jordan OAK 5 33 3.00
76 Willie Parker PIT 5 27 2.08
96 Terrell Owens DAL 4 121 9.31
96 Kevin Curtis PHI 4 104 8.00
96 Lee Evans BUF 4 93 7.15
96 Greg Jennings GB 4 73 6.64
96 Josh Reed BUF 4 72 6.00
96 Deion Branch SEA 4 67 7.44
96 Bobby Wade MIN 4 64 4.92
96 Santonio Holmes PIT 4 60 6.00
96 Laurent Robinson ATL 4 53 4.42
96 Heath Miller PIT 4 52 4.00
96 Marcedes Lewis JAC 4 51 3.92
96 Sidney Rice MIN 4 51 4.25
96 Kevin Faulk NE 4 49 3.77
96 Chris Baker NYJ 4 45 3.75
96 L.J. Smith PHI 4 44 4.40
96 Lance Moore NO 4 43 3.31
96 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 4 42 3.23
96 Kris Wilson KC 4 41 3.15
96 Nate Washington PIT 4 41 3.15
96 Tony Scheffler DEN 4 41 3.42
96 Devery Henderson NO 4 38 2.92
96 David Martin MIA 4 38 3.17
96 Visanthe Shiancoe MIN 4 37 2.85
96 DeAngelo Williams CAR 4 34 2.62
96 Jamal Lewis CLE 4 32 2.67
96 Chester Taylor MIN 4 31 2.82
96 Robert Royal BUF 4 30 2.31
96 Marcus Pollard SEA 4 29 2.64
96 Matt Jones JAC 4 28 3.11
96 Craig Davis SD 4 27 2.45
96 Sam Hurd DAL 4 23 1.77
96 Brandon Jacobs NYG 4 19 2.38
96 Garrett Wolfe CHI 4 6 0.60