The following is a list of the Week 6 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.
• Larry Johnson led the league with 33 touches (31 carries, two catches) in Week 6, the second time this season that LJ has topped the leaderboard (previously in Week 4). His combined performance in those two games was 291 yards of offense (242 rushing, 49 receiving) on 61 touches (56 carries, five catches) and his only TD. In his other four games, he's totaled 226 yards of offense (152 rushing, 74 receiving) on 75 touches (59 carries, 16 receptions).
• LenDale White saw a season-high 27 touches (25 carries, two catches) in Week 6, thanks in large part to a Chris Brown ankle injury. His two-yard TD aside, he didn't exactly separate himself from his competition with the performance, totaling 73 yards of offense (64 rushing, nine receiving) for an average of just 2.7 yards per touch.
• Adrian Peterson went off in Week 6, rushing for 224 yards and 3 TD on his 20 carries and adding a nine-yard reception. Peterson's league-leading 607 rushing yards are 80 more than second place LaDainian Tomlinson's, despite having played five games to LT's six. Peterson's 782 yards of offense are second in the league to Ronnie Brown's 882, despite the fact that Peterson is just 12th in the league in total touches. He wasn't even his team's touch leader in Week 6, as Chester Taylor totaled 22 carries and 83 rushing yards (no receptions) – the Vikings had 43 run plays to 23 pass attempts in the 34-31 win over the Bears.
• Now this is the Maurice Jones-Drew that fantasy owners came to know and love during the 2006 season. MJD's 184 yards of offense (125 rushing, 59 receiving) were third behind Peterson's 233 and LT's 214 for the week, and he did it with just 16 touches (12 carries, four catches) and scored twice. After totaling 156 yards of offense (100 rushing, 56 receiving) and no scores on 32 touches (26 carries, six catches) through his first three games, MJD has totaled 296 yards (207 rushing, 89 receiving) and 3 TDs on 28 touches (21 carries, seven catches) over the past two games.
• 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 6 included: Atlanta (Warrick Dunn 10, Jerious Norwood 10), Carolina (DeShaun Foster 19, DeAngelo Williams 10), Dallas (Marion Barber III 10, Julius Jones 7), Green Bay (DeShawn Wynn 13, Vernand Morency 9), Minnesota (Chester Taylor 22, Adrian Peterson 21), New England (Kevin Faulk 16, Sammy Morris 10), NY Giants (Brandon Jacobs 14, Reuben Droughns 14, Derrick Ward 10), Seattle (Shaun Alexander 14, Leonard Weaver 7), and St. Louis (Brian Leonard 15, Travis Minor 8).
• Jerious Norwood busted off his first long TD run of the season in the form of a 67-yarder on Monday night, and it helped him lead all players with at least 10 touches in yards per touch for the week. He totaled 138 yards of offense (87 rushing, 51 receiving) on his 10 touches (six carries, four catches), good for a 13.8-yard average. Before leaving the Week 6 matchup with the Cowboys with a chest injury, Sammy Morris totaled just 14 yards on his 10 carries (no receptions), and that 1.4-yard average was the worst of any player with at least 10 touches on the week.
• After totaling just nine looks over the past two games, Chris Chambers led the looks leaderboard in Week 6, the second time he's led the way this season (Week 2). He was the target on 18 of Cleo Lemon's 43 passes, but reminiscent of last season's disastrous campaign, only six were converted into catches, resulting in 63 yards. Chambers was traded to the Chargers on Tuesday – while he may not lead the league in looks again this season, he should improve on his 33 percent reception rate from Week 6, as Philip Rivers has completed 65 percent of his passes.
• The winner of the 'battle' between Randy Moss and Terrell Owens was … Wes Welker. While most of the many hours of pre-game discussion were devoted to the other two, Welker emerged from the game with 15 looks, 11 receptions, 124 receiving yards, and 2 TDs. Moss and Owens combined for 22 looks, 12 catches, 125 receiving yards, and 2 TDs.
• Kevin Walter was Matt Schaub's go-to guy in Week 6, turning 15 looks into 12 catches for 160 yards. In the three games that Andre Johnson has missed, Walter has totaled 32 looks, 23 catches, and 304 receiving yards – Johnson is likely to miss at least another game.
- Adrian Peterson