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Looks and Touches: Week 15

Matt Buser
Yahoo Sports

The following is a list of the Week 15 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
RB among the leaders in touches per game over the past three weeks with less-than-universal (100 percent) ownership in Yahoo! leagues: Ryan Grant (22 – 14th), Adrian Peterson CHI (21.3 – 16th), Aaron Stecker (20.7 – 17th), Fred Taylor (19.7 – 19th), Kolby Smith (19.3 – 20th), Darius Walker (18 – 23rd), DeShaun Foster (18 – 23rd), Fred Jackson (15.3 – 27th), Rudi Johnson (15.3 – 27th), and Ron Dayne (14 – 29th).

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 15 included: Atlanta (Warrick Dunn 9, Jerious Norwood 9), Carolina (DeShaun Foster 18, DeAngelo Williams 17), Cincinnati (Kenny Watson 12, Rudi Johnson 8), Dallas (Marion Barber 7, Julius Jones 7), Denver (Selvin Young 13, Travis Henry 10), Detroit (Kevin Jones 6, T.J. Duckett 4, Aveion Cason 3), Houston (Darius Walker 14, Ron Dayne 12), Jacksonville (Fred Taylor 25, Maurice Jones-Drew 17), Miami (Samkon Gado 20, Lorenzo Booker 14), NY Jets (Thomas Jones 11, Leon Washington 7), San Diego (Darren Sproles 26, LaDainian Tomlinson 17), Seattle (Shaun Alexander 8, Maurice Morris 8), and Tampa Bay (Earnest Graham 27, Michael Pittman 16).

LaDainian Tomlinson made the most of his abbreviated workload in Week 15, leading all RB with at least 10 touches in yards per touch. He totaled 123 yards of offense (116 rushing, seven receiving) on 17 touches (15 carries, two catches), good for a 7.24-yard average. Travis Henry came in on the opposite end of the leaderboard – he managed only 27 yards on his 10 carries (no catches), a 2.7-yard average.

LOOKS
Widely-available RB among the league leaders in looks per game over the past three weeks: Lorenzo Booker (7.7 – third), Adrian Peterson CHI (6.3 – sixth), Aaron Stecker (4.7 – 10th), Fred Jackson (4.3 – 12th), Leon Washington (4.3 – 12th), Kenny Watson (4.3 – 12th), Leonard Weaver (4.3 – 12th), Darius Walker (4 – 16th), Ladell Betts (3.7 – 17th), Kevin Faulk (3.3 – 20th), and Maurice Morris (3.3 – 20th).

Widely-available WR among the league leaders in looks per game over the past three weeks: Shaun McDonald (10.7 – sixth), Marty Booker (10.5 – eighth), Jerricho Cotchery (9 – 12th), Darrell Jackson (8.3 – 19th), Michael Jenkins (8 – 23rd), Jerry Porter (8 – 23rd), Isaac Bruce (7.7 – 28th), Mike Furrey (7.3 – 32nd), Ted Ginn Jr. (7.3 – 32nd), and Derek Hagan (7.3 – 32nd).

Widely-available TE among the league leaders in looks per game over the past three weeks: Alge Crumpler (6.7 – fifth), Vernon Davis (6 – eighth), Chris Baker (5.7 – 10th), Owen Daniels (5 – 12th), Tony Scheffler (5 – 12th), Greg Olsen (4.7 – 14th), and Leonard Pope (4.5 – 15th).

Week 15 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM Week 15 YEAR T/G
1 Jamal Lewis CLE 34 275 21.2
2 Willis McGahee BAL 30 332 23.7
2 Frank Gore SF 30 263 20.2
4 Steven Jackson STL 28 241 24.1
4 Brandon Jacobs NYG 28 179 19.9
4 Aaron Stecker NO 28 134 9.6
7 Brian Westbrook PHI 27 337 25.9
7 Earnest Graham TB 27 260 18.6
7 Justin Fargas OAK 27 245 17.5
10 Laurence Maroney NE 26 156 14.2
10 Darren Sproles SD 26 33 2.5
12 Clinton Portis WAS 25 318 22.7
12 LenDale White TEN 25 285 20.4
12 Fred Taylor JAC 25 225 16.1
15 Marshawn Lynch BUF 21 255 23.2
15 Adrian Peterson MIN 21 235 19.6
15 Kolby Smith KC 21 107 7.6
18 Joseph Addai IND 20 290 22.3
18 Ryan Grant GB 20 197 15.2
18 Samkon Gado MIA 20 62 20.7
21 DeShaun Foster CAR 18 255 18.2
22 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 17 337 24.1
22 Edgerrin James ARI 17 291 20.8
22 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 17 191 13.6
22 Adrian Peterson CHI 17 149 10.6
22 DeAngelo Williams CAR 17 136 9.7
27 Willie Parker PIT 16 343 24.5
27 Michael Pittman TB 16 76 9.5
29 Darius Walker HOU 14 36 18.0
29 Lorenzo Booker MIA 14 31 6.2
31 Selvin Young DEN 13 138 10.6
32 Ron Dayne HOU 12 190 15.8
32 Kenny Watson CIN 12 175 12.5
34 Thomas Jones NYJ 11 288 20.6
35 Travis Henry DEN 10 170 17.0
35 Fred Jackson BUF 10 63 10.5
37 Warrick Dunn ATL 9 238 17.0
37 Jerious Norwood ATL 9 109 8.4
37 Ladell Betts WAS 9 98 7.0
37 Michael Bennett TB 9 51 8.5
37 Dominic Rhodes OAK 9 22 2.8
42 Shaun Alexander SEA 8 199 18.1
42 Rudi Johnson CIN 8 183 16.6
42 Maurice Morris SEA 8 130 10.8
45 Marion Barber DAL 7 216 15.4
45 Julius Jones DAL 7 168 12.0
45 Chris Brown TEN 7 108 10.8
45 Kevin Faulk NE 7 91 6.5
45 Leon Washington NYJ 7 90 6.4
50 Kevin Jones DET 6 177 14.8
50 Chester Taylor MIN 6 162 13.5
50 Musa Smith BAL 6 68 4.9
50 Michael Turner SD 6 56 4.0
50 Antonio Pittman STL 6 39 4.3
55 Justin Griffith OAK 5 29 2.1
55 Garrett Wolfe CHI 5 21 1.9
57 J.J. Arrington ARI 4 45 3.2
57 T.J. Duckett DET 4 37 3.7
57 Maurice Hicks SF 4 32 2.3
57 Andrew Pinnock SD 4 5 0.6
61 Kenton Keith IND 3 119 8.5
61 Najeh Davenport PIT 3 87 6.7
61 Jason Wright CLE 3 75 5.4
61 Pierre Thomas NO 3 28 2.8
61 Aveion Cason DET 3 16 1.6
61 Tony Richardson MIN 3 16 1.3
67 Reuben Droughns NYG 2 88 6.3
67 Brandon Jackson GB 2 65 7.2
67 Leonard Weaver SEA 2 52 3.7
67 Vernand Morency GB 2 49 4.5
67 Greg Jones JAC 2 30 2.1
67 DeDe Dorsey CIN 2 24 2.2
67 Vonta Leach HOU 2 23 1.6
67 Mike Karney NO 2 22 1.6
67 Gilbert Harris KC 2 12 3.0
67 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 2 8 0.7
67 Terrelle Smith ARI 2 7 0.5
67 Ahmard Hall TEN 2 5 0.6
79 Brian Leonard STL 1 110 7.9
79 Mike Sellers WAS 1 39 3.3
79 Heath Evans NE 1 37 2.6
79 Michael Robinson SF 1 37 2.6
79 Brad Hoover CAR 1 19 1.4
79 Jason McKie CHI 1 12 0.9
79 Thomas Tapeh PHI 1 12 0.9
79 Moran Norris SF 1 12 0.9
79 Ovie Mughelli ATL 1 11 0.8
79 Jason Snelling ATL 1 10 2.0
79 Mike Anderson BAL 1 10 1.4
79 Byron Storer TB 1 2 0.3
Week 15 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM Week 15 YEAR L/G
1 Brandon Marshall DEN 16 144 10.3
2 Randy Moss NE 13 136 9.7
2 Shaun McDonald DET 13 110 7.9
2 Marty Booker MIA 13 93 7.2
5 Chad Johnson CIN 12 144 10.3
5 Terrell Owens DAL 12 133 9.5
5 Plaxico Burress NYG 12 125 8.9
5 Brian Westbrook PHI 12 109 8.4
5 Lee Evans BUF 12 105 7.5
5 Deion Branch SEA 12 79 7.9
11 Steve Smith CAR 11 125 9.6
11 Calvin Johnson DET 11 78 6.0
11 Brandon Jacobs NYG 11 30 3.3
14 Jason Witten DAL 10 125 8.9
14 Bobby Engram SEA 10 121 8.6
14 Darrell Jackson SF 10 95 6.8
14 Jerry Porter OAK 10 90 6.4
14 Isaac Bruce STL 10 88 7.3
14 Mike Furrey DET 10 79 5.6
14 Chris Baker NYJ 10 55 4.2
14 Justin McCareins NYJ 10 42 3.0
22 Kellen Winslow CLE 9 127 9.1
22 Donald Driver GB 9 116 8.3
22 Kevin Curtis PHI 9 113 8.1
22 Hines Ward PIT 9 107 8.9
22 Dwayne Bowe KC 9 103 7.4
22 Santana Moss WAS 9 98 8.2
22 Amani Toomer NYG 9 90 6.4
22 Andre Johnson HOU 9 68 9.7
22 Adrian Peterson CHI 9 61 4.4
22 Tony Scheffler DEN 9 50 3.8
32 Reggie Wayne IND 8 128 9.1
32 Marques Colston NO 8 125 8.9
32 Tony Gonzalez KC 8 124 8.9
32 Jerricho Cotchery NYJ 8 108 8.3
32 Chris Cooley WAS 8 101 7.2
32 Santonio Holmes PIT 8 68 6.2
32 Drew Carter CAR 8 65 4.6
32 Anthony Gonzalez IND 8 50 4.2
32 Sinorice Moss NYG 8 37 2.6
32 Eddie Kennison KC 8 26 3.3
32 Lorenzo Booker MIA 8 23 3.8
43 Derrick Mason BAL 7 143 10.2
43 Reggie Brown PHI 7 98 7.0
43 Dallas Clark IND 7 91 7.0
43 Anquan Boldin ARI 7 81 8.1
43 Vernon Davis SF 7 76 6.3
43 Bobby Wade MIN 7 71 5.1
43 Dennis Northcutt JAC 7 71 5.1
43 Drew Bennett STL 7 56 4.7
43 Devard Darling BAL 7 29 2.1
43 Maurice Morris SEA 7 27 2.1
53 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 6 152 10.9
53 Braylon Edwards CLE 6 130 9.3
53 Torry Holt STL 6 130 9.3
53 Joey Galloway TB 6 94 6.7
53 Greg Jennings GB 6 79 6.6
53 Mark Clayton BAL 6 79 5.6
53 Roydell Williams TEN 6 79 5.6
53 Josh Reed BUF 6 78 6.0
53 Muhsin Muhammad CHI 6 77 5.5
53 Justin Gage TEN 6 70 5.0
53 Ernest Wilford JAC 6 62 4.4
53 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 6 48 3.4
53 Joseph Addai IND 6 47 3.6
53 Aaron Stecker NO 6 39 2.8
53 Devin Hester CHI 6 34 2.4
53 Sam Hurd DAL 6 29 2.1
69 Bernard Berrian CHI 5 120 8.6
69 Kevin Walter HOU 5 100 7.1
69 Ronald Curry OAK 5 91 6.5
69 Joe Jurevicius CLE 5 73 5.2
69 David Patten NO 5 71 5.1
69 Earnest Graham TB 5 67 4.8
69 Kenny Watson CIN 5 61 4.4
69 Reggie Williams JAC 5 52 4.0
69 Derek Hagan MIA 5 50 3.6
69 Eric Moulds TEN 5 48 3.4
69 Robert Ferguson MIN 5 42 3.2
69 Javon Walker DEN 5 39 5.6
69 Selvin Young DEN 5 37 2.8
69 Ben Utecht IND 5 35 2.7
69 Antonio Pittman STL 5 9 1.0
69 Brandon Middleton DET 5 7 2.3
85 Wes Welker NE 4 126 9.0
85 Chris Chambers SD 4 118 8.4
85 Roddy White ATL 4 104 7.4
85 Antonio Gates SD 4 103 7.4
85 Owen Daniels HOU 4 83 5.9
85 James Jones GB 4 74 5.3
85 Andre' Davis HOU 4 58 4.8
85 Randy McMichael STL 4 58 4.1
85 Heath Miller PIT 4 56 4.0
85 Steven Jackson STL 4 46 4.6
85 Kris Wilson KC 4 45 3.2
85 Nate Washington PIT 4 45 3.2
85 Leon Washington NYJ 4 43 3.1
85 Leonard Weaver SEA 4 43 3.1
85 Jabar Gaffney NE 4 42 3.0
85 Jeff Webb KC 4 42 3.0
85 Chris Henry CIN 4 34 5.7
85 Matt Jones JAC 4 32 3.2
85 Craig Davis SD 4 31 2.6
85 Willie Parker PIT 4 31 2.2
85 Justin Griffith OAK 4 30 2.1
85 Michael Gaines BUF 4 27 2.1
85 Michael Pittman TB 4 24 3.0
85 Fred Jackson BUF 4 22 3.7
85 Kolby Smith KC 4 21 1.5
85 Brent Celek PHI 4 15 1.1
85 Devin Aromashodu IND 4 7 1.8
85 Dominic Rhodes OAK 4 6 0.8
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