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Looks and Touches: Week 4

Matt Buser
Yahoo Sports

The following is a list of the Week 4 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
• The Chiefs unveiled a secret weapon in Week 4, giving some guy named Larry Johnson a league-high 28 touches (25 carries, three catches), and he responded with 148 yards of offense (123 rushing, 25 receiving). Johnson topped 55 rushing yards for the first time this season – this coming after registering at least 120 rushing yards in eight of the season's final 11 regular season games in 2006.

LaDainian Tomlinson topped 100 yards rushing for the first time this season in the same game, registering 132 yards on 20 carries versus the Chiefs while also catching five passes for 22 yards. Tomlinson rushed for at least 100 yards in nine of the regular season's final 10 games in 2006. Tomlinson's 154 yards of offense was good for third among RBs for the week.

Willie Parker failed to reach 100 yards rushing for the first time this season in Week 4, as he was limited to 37 yards rushing on 19 carries by the Cardinals. Consistency hasn't exactly been Parker's calling card – while he topped 130 rushing yards five times in 2006, he was also held to less than 50 yards rushing in five games. Also of note: Parker had a season-high four catches and 29 receiving yards against Arizona, and became the first RB to top 100 touches on the season.

• Time to give some props to the Raiders' O-line. LaMont Jordan had 74 rushing yards on 15 carries before leaving the game late in the second quarter with a back injury. His replacement Justin Fargas then proceeded to rumble for a league-high 179 rushing yards on his 22 carries.

Ronnie Brown topped 200 yards of offense for the second consecutive week, as he rushing for 134 yards on 15 carries and had 73 receiving yards on six catches versus the Raiders. Over the past two weeks, Brown has totaled 418 yards of offense (246 rushing, 172 receiving) and four TD on 50 touches (38 carries, 12 receptions), and he's the season leader among RB in total yards (559 – 311 rushing, 248 receiving).

• 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 4 included: Atlanta (Warrick Dunn 22, Jerious Norwood 11), Dallas (Julius Jones 14, Marion Barber III 10, Tyson Thompson 8), Detroit (Tatum Bell 12, Kevin Jones 12), Indianapolis (Joseph Addai 22, Kenton Keith 11), Minnesota (Adrian Peterson 13, Chester Taylor 9), NY Jets (Thomas Jones 14, Leon Washington 12), Oakland (Justin Fargas 22, LaMont Jordan 16), and Tampa Bay (Earnest Graham 18, Michael Pittman 15).

Selvin Young topped all players with at least 10 touches in yards per touch, as he totaled 100 yards of offense (81 rushing, 19 receiving) on his 10 touches (eight carries, two catches), good for a 10-yard average. Ronnie Brown should also get a mention here, as he averaged 9.86 yards on his 21 touches, en route to his league-high 207 total yards. DeShawn Wynn came in on the other end of the spectrum, managing just 30 yards (20 rushing, 10 receiving) on his 12 touches (10 carries, two catches), a 2.5-yard average.

LOOKS
Bernard Berrian topped the looks leaderboard in Week 4 after being targeted a career-high 14 times by new QB Brian Griese, and he responded with season-highs of eight catches of 99 yards. On the season, Berrian is seventh in the league with 41 looks, 10th with 24 receptions, and 14th with 320 receiving yards.

Derrick Mason has turned into a real PPR-league surprise, as he was the intended target of 13 of Steve McNair's whopping 53 pass attempts in Week 4. Mason ranks second in the league on the season in both looks (50) and receptions (33), although he's just 22nd in the league with 287 receiving yards.

• Perhaps this is why the Seahawks were comfortable trading Darrell Jackson within their own division. Against his former team, D-Jax managed just three catches for 38 yards on his 10 looks. On the season, Jackson has 14 catches for 204 yards on 31 looks, a 45 percent reception rate.

• It's same story, different week for the Tom Brady/Randy Moss tandem. Moss caught each of his nine looks in Week 4, turning them into 102 yards and two TDs against the Bengals. On the season, Moss has 31 catches on 34 looks, a 91 percent reception rate.

• While Terrell Owens struggled in Week 4 (three catches for 33 yards on nine looks), Patrick Crayton made up for some lost time with a monster day – after staying fairly quiet during the season's first three weeks, Crayton erupted for seven catches, 184 yards, and two scores on his eight looks.

• Week 4 was better than nothing for Lee Evans, and that was essentially what he had given his fantasy owners in the season's first three weeks. Evans entered Week 4 having totaled five catches for 29 yards on 17 looks for the Bills' struggling offense – Evans and the passing game showed some signs of life with Trent Edwards at the helm, as he had six catches on his eight looks for 72 yards.

Week 4 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 4 YEAR T/G
1 Larry Johnson KC 28 89 22.3
2 Shaun Alexander SEA 26 98 24.5
2 Travis Henry DEN 26 91 22.8
4 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 25 96 24.0
5 Willie Parker PIT 23 101 25.3
5 Marshawn Lynch BUF 23 85 21.3
5 Jamal Lewis CLE 23 80 20.0
5 Sammy Morris NE 23 58 14.5
9 Joseph Addai IND 22 95 23.8
9 Derrick Ward NYG 22 90 22.5
9 Edgerrin James ARI 22 87 21.8
9 Warrick Dunn ATL 22 77 19.3
9 Justin Fargas OAK 22 44 11.0
14 Ronnie Brown MIA 21 80 20.0
14 Correll Buckhalter PHI 21 34 8.5
16 Cedric Benson CHI 20 82 20.5
17 Frank Gore SF 19 76 19.0
18 DeShaun Foster CAR 18 71 17.8
18 Earnest Graham TB 18 32 8.0
20 Ron Dayne HOU 17 49 16.3
20 Brian Leonard STL 17 27 6.8
22 LaMont Jordan OAK 16 96 24.0
22 Willis McGahee BAL 16 91 22.8
24 Michael Pittman TB 15 39 9.8
24 Kenny Watson CIN 15 26 6.5
26 Thomas Jones NYJ 14 82 20.5
26 Julius Jones DAL 14 56 14.0
28 Adrian Peterson MIN 13 85 21.3
29 Tatum Bell DET 12 54 13.5
29 DeShawn Wynn GB 12 31 7.8
29 Leon Washington NYJ 12 26 6.5
29 Kevin Jones DET 12 16 8.0
33 Jerious Norwood ATL 11 37 9.3
33 Kenton Keith IND 11 25 6.3
35 Marion Barber III DAL 10 54 13.5
35 Selvin Young DEN 10 20 5.0
37 Chester Taylor MIN 9 13 6.5
38 Musa Smith BAL 8 26 6.5
38 Jameel Cook HOU 8 15 3.8
38 Tyson Thompson DAL 8 13 3.3
41 Leonard Weaver SEA 7 10 2.5
42 Carnell Williams TB 6 57 14.3
42 Kevin Faulk NE 6 17 4.3
42 Maurice Morris SEA 6 10 5.0
45 DeAngelo Williams CAR 5 44 11.0
45 Adrian Peterson CHI 5 25 6.3
45 Justin Griffith OAK 5 12 3.0
45 Ryan Grant GB 5 10 3.3
45 Reuben Droughns NYG 5 10 2.5
45 Travis Minor STL 5 6 1.5
51 Vernand Morency GB 4 4 4.0
51 Luke Lawton IND 4 4 1.0
53 Jesse Chatman MIA 3 23 5.8
53 Lorenzo Neal SD 3 12 3.0
53 Maurice Hicks SF 3 8 2.0
53 Brad Hoover CAR 3 7 1.8
53 Kyle Eckel NE 3 3 3.0
53 Garrett Wolfe CHI 3 3 1.5
53 Reagan Mauia MIA 3 3 0.8
60 Najeh Davenport PIT 2 24 6.0
60 Michael Turner SD 2 19 4.8
60 Vonta Leach HOU 2 10 2.5
60 Heath Evans NE 2 10 2.5
60 Tony Hunt PHI 2 6 3.0
60 Anthony Thomas BUF 2 6 1.5
60 Jason Wright CLE 2 6 1.5
60 Jeremi Johnson CIN 2 5 1.3
60 Artose Pinner ATL 2 3 1.0
69 Michael Bennett KC 1 25 6.3
69 Mack Strong SEA 1 13 3.3
69 Cecil Sapp DEN 1 10 2.5
69 Dwayne Wright BUF 1 7 1.8
69 Lawrence Vickers CLE 1 7 1.8
69 Michael Robinson SF 1 4 1.0
69 Tony Richardson MIN 1 3 1.5
69 Korey Hall GB 1 3 0.8
69 Madison Hedgecock NYG 1 2 2.0
69 B.J. Askew TB 1 2 0.5
69 Reno Mahe PHI 1 1 0.3
69 Terrelle Smith ARI 1 1 0.3
69 Jon Bradley DET 1 1 0.3
69 Darren Sproles SD 1 1 0.3
Week 4 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 4 YEAR L/G
1 Bernard Berrian CHI 14 41 10.3
2 Derrick Mason BAL 13 50 12.5
2 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 13 45 11.3
4 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 12 57 14.3
4 Torry Holt STL 12 34 8.5
6 Antonio Gates SD 10 43 10.8
6 Jerricho Cotchery NYJ 10 36 9.0
6 Laveranues Coles NYJ 10 34 8.5
6 Deion Branch SEA 10 33 8.3
6 Darrell Jackson SF 10 31 7.8
6 Dallas Clark IND 10 30 7.5
6 Dwayne Bowe KC 10 27 6.8
6 Desmond Clark CHI 10 22 5.5
14 Donald Driver GB 9 41 10.3
14 Terrell Owens DAL 9 38 9.5
14 Steve Smith CAR 9 36 9.0
14 Randy Moss NE 9 34 8.5
14 Vincent Jackson SD 9 27 6.8
14 Santonio Holmes PIT 9 21 5.3
14 Sidney Rice MIN 9 18 4.5
14 Correll Buckhalter PHI 9 12 3.0
22 Chad Johnson CIN 8 48 12.0
22 Plaxico Burress NYG 8 33 8.3
22 Jason Witten DAL 8 29 7.3
22 Todd Heap BAL 8 28 7.0
22 Lee Evans BUF 8 27 6.8
22 Ronnie Brown MIA 8 24 6.0
22 Reggie Brown PHI 8 24 6.0
22 Arnaz Battle SF 8 24 6.0
22 Patrick Crayton DAL 8 21 5.3
22 Leon Washington NYJ 8 12 3.0
32 Brandon Marshall DEN 7 33 8.3
32 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 7 29 7.3
32 James Jones GB 7 28 7.0
32 Tony Gonzalez KC 7 28 7.0
32 Amani Toomer NYG 7 28 7.0
32 Mike Furrey DET 7 26 6.5
32 Demetrius Williams BAL 7 25 6.3
32 Muhsin Muhammad CHI 7 25 6.3
32 Bobby Wade MIN 7 25 6.3
32 Bobby Engram SEA 7 24 6.0
32 Owen Daniels HOU 7 22 5.5
32 Ike Hilliard TB 7 20 5.0
32 Mark Clayton BAL 7 17 4.3
32 Bryant Johnson ARI 7 16 4.0
32 Kevin Walter HOU 7 13 3.3
32 Andre Davis HOU 7 12 6.0
32 Cedric Benson CHI 7 11 2.8
32 Nate Washington PIT 7 8 2.0
50 Roy Williams DET 6 41 10.3
50 Kellen Winslow CLE 6 32 8.0
50 Wes Welker NE 6 30 7.5
50 Jameel Cook HOU 6 28 7.0
50 Roddy White ATL 6 26 6.5
50 Bubba Franks GB 6 21 5.3
50 Michael Jenkins ATL 6 19 4.8
50 Heath Miller PIT 6 18 4.5
50 Drew Bennett STL 6 18 6.0
50 Alex Smith TB 6 16 4.0
50 DeShaun Foster CAR 6 14 3.5
50 Troy Williamson MIN 6 14 4.7
50 DeAngelo Williams CAR 6 13 3.3
50 Greg Jennings GB 6 13 6.5
50 Donte' Stallworth NE 6 13 3.3
50 Josh Reed BUF 6 12 4.0
50 Quinn Sypniewski BAL 6 8 2.0
50 Reggie Wayne IND 6 31 2.0
50 Jerheme Urban ARI 6 6 3.0
50 Antonio Chatman CIN 6 6 3.0
70 Chris Chambers MIA 5 44 11.0
70 Braylon Edwards CLE 5 32 8.0
70 Jeff King CAR 5 23 5.8
70 Donald Lee GB 5 21 5.3
70 Larry Johnson KC 5 20 5.0
70 Alge Crumpler ATL 5 19 4.8
70 Keary Colbert CAR 5 19 4.8
70 Randy McMichael STL 5 17 4.3
70 Drew Carter CAR 5 15 3.8
70 Rashied Davis CHI 5 14 3.5
70 Frank Gore SF 5 14 3.5
70 Visanthe Shiancoe MIN 5 13 3.3
70 Malcom Floyd SD 5 11 2.8
70 Musa Smith BAL 5 10 2.5
70 Taylor Jacobs SF 5 9 2.3
85 Kevin Curtis PHI 4 33 8.3
85 Shaun McDonald DET 4 30 7.5
85 Marty Booker MIA 4 26 6.5
85 Derrick Ward NYG 4 22 5.5
85 Roscoe Parrish BUF 4 17 4.3
85 Kris Wilson KC 4 17 4.3
85 Warrick Dunn ATL 4 16 4.0
85 Brandon Stokley DEN 4 16 4.0
85 Joseph Addai IND 4 15 3.8
85 Buster Davis SD 4 15 3.8
85 Jason Avant PHI 4 14 3.5
85 Kevin Faulk NE 4 12 3.0
85 Delanie Walker SF 4 11 2.8
85 Laurent Robinson ATL 4 10 3.3
85 Daniel Graham DEN 4 10 2.5
85 Willie Parker PIT 4 9 2.3
85 Chester Taylor MIN 4 7 3.5
85 Michael Gaines BUF 4 6 2.0
85 Leonard Weaver SEA 4 5 1.3