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Week 10 Looks/Touches

Matt Buser
Yahoo Sports

The following is a list of the Week 10 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

Thomas Jones led all running backs with his season-high 33 touches (30 carries, three receptions) in Week 10, and his 113 rushing yards were also a season-high. To date, Jones is seventh in the league in total touches, with 214 (189 carries, 25 receptions), and 13th among running backs in total yards, with 831 (725 rushing, 106 receiving).
The Bills had no qualms completely involving Anthony Thomas in their offense on Sunday, as he filled in for an injured Willis McGahee against the Colts. Thomas' 28 carries matched McGahee's highest total of the season, and his 109 rushing yards gave him as many 100-yard efforts as McGahee on the season (one).
Willie Parker had a career day against the Saints, with rushes of 76 and 72 yards contributing to his 213 overall rushing yards. Parker now stands at eighth among running backs in both touches-to-date, with 206 (184 carries, 22 receptions), and yards of offense, with 1,001 (847 rushing, 154 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 10 included: Carolina (DeShaun Foster 15, DeAngelo Williams 8, Brad Hoover 8), Dallas (Julius Jones 15, Marion Barber III 15), Houston (Samkon Gado 18, Wali Lundy 17), Indianapolis (Joseph Addai 20, Dominic Rhodes 17), New Orleans (Reggie Bush 17, Deuce McAllister 16), New England (Laurence Maroney 12, Corey Dillon 12), New York Jets (Kevan Barlow 18, Leon Washington 11), and Oakland (LaMont Jordan 11, Justin Fargas 9, Zach Crockett 8).
Parker not only had his best game of the season, but also led all running backs with at least 10 touches in yards per touch. He gained 225 yards of offense (213 rushing, 12 receiving) on his 24 touches (22 carries, two receptions), good for a 9.38-yard average. Tatum Bell's turf toe clearly limited his effectiveness in Week 10, and he came up on the wrong end of the yards-per-touch leaderboard. Bell accumulated just 35 yards (37 rushing, -2 receiving) on his 15 touches (14 carries, one reception), a 2.33-yard average.

LOOKS

Teammates Mark Clayton and Derrick Mason finished first and second on the touches leaderboard, respectively, in Week 10, as Steve McNair has season-highs in most passing categories, including attempts (47). While Clayton holds the slight edge in looks-to-date, with 71 to Mason's 68, the gap is more pronounced over the past four weeks – in those games, Clayton has had 39 looks to Mason's 27.
Although Chad Johnson had been targeted 12 or more times in four previous games entering Week 10, he finally had his breakout game versus the Chargers. Johnson hauled in 11 catches on 12 looks for a career-high 260 yards, and scored twice.
Terrance Copper filled in for the injured Joe Horn and was targeted a team-high 12 times (tied with Reggie Bush). On the day, Copper had six receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Andre Johnson became the first receiver to get to 100 looks on the season, as his 11 in Week 10 gave him 103 on the season. Johnson is second to Steve Smith in looks-per-game, however, with 11.4 to Smith's 12.3 (86 looks in seven games). Rounding out the top 5 are Torry Holt (10.9), Donald Driver (10.8), and Anquan Boldin (10.3).
David Tyree tied teammate Plaxico Burress with 11 looks in Week 10, although both players finished with four catches as Eli Manning completed just 44 percent of his passes. Tyree and Tim Carter (one look in Week 10) are jockeying to replace Amani Toomer as the team's WR2.
Week 10 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM W10 YTD
1 Thomas Jones CHI 33 214
2 LaDainian Tomlinson SDG 28 234
2 Anthony Thomas BUF 28 62
4 Travis Henry TEN 27 149
5 Ronnie Brown MIA 26 204
6 Warrick Dunn ATL 25 187
6 Brian Westbrook PHI 25 160
8 Steven Jackson STL 24 235
8 Willie Parker PIT 24 206
8 Frank Gore SFO 24 198
8 Ladell Betts WAS 24 112
12 Chester Taylor MIN 22 227
12 Tiki Barber NYG 22 226
12 Kevin Jones DET 22 199
12 Ahman Green GNB 22 162
16 Reuben Droughns CLE 21 168
16 Maurice Morris SEA 21 143
18 Larry Johnson KAN 20 246
18 Joseph Addai IND 20 144
20 Rudi Johnson CIN 19 191
21 Kevan Barlow NYJ 18 108
21 Samkon Gado HOU 18 54
23 Edgerrin James ARI 17 229
23 Jamal Lewis BAL 17 176
23 Fred Taylor JAC 17 167
23 Reggie Bush NOR 17 144
23 Dominic Rhodes IND 17 130
23 Wali Lundy HOU 17 105
29 Deuce McAllister NOR 16 144
30 Julius Jones DAL 15 183
30 DeShaun Foster CAR 15 179
30 Tatum Bell DEN 15 165
30 Carnell Williams TAM 15 160
30 Marion Barber III DAL 15 85
35 Laurence Maroney NWE 12 129
35 Corey Dillon NWE 12 114
37 LaMont Jordan OAK 11 119
37 Leon Washington NYJ 11 102
37 Maurice Hicks SFO 11 21
40 Justin Fargas OAK 9 72
41 Correll Buckhalter PHI 8 63
41 DeAngelo Williams CAR 8 41
41 Mewelde Moore MIN 8 38
41 Zack Crockett OAK 8 26
41 Sammy Morris MIA 8 20
41 Brad Hoover CAR 8 18
47 Clinton Portis WAS 7 144
47 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 7 98
47 Cedric Benson CHI 7 74
47 Chris Perry CIN 7 17
51 William Henderson GNB 6 8
52 Michael Robinson SFO 5 39
53 Noah Herron GNB 4 53
53 Mack Strong SEA 4 47
53 Mike Alstott TAM 4 25
53 Keylon Kincade DAL 4 4
53 Damien Nash DEN 4 4
58 Kevin Faulk NWE 3 35
58 Najeh Davenport PIT 3 30
58 Kenny Watson CIN 3 19
58 Jameel Cook HOU 3 19
58 Tony Richardson MIN 3 18
58 Aaron Stecker NOR 3 16
58 Cecil Sapp DEN 3 13
58 Mike Karney NOR 3 9
58 T.J. Duckett WAS 3 8
58 Jeremi Johnson CIN 3 7
58 Ovie Mughelli BAL 3 4
69 Brandon Jacobs NYG 2 64
69 Lorenzo Neal SDG 2 23
69 Mike Sellers WAS 2 19
69 Heath Evans NWE 2 13
69 J.J. Arrington ARI 2 11
69 Kyle Johnson DEN 2 9
69 ReShard Lee OAK 2 9
69 B.J. Askew NYJ 2 7
69 Ahmard Hall TEN 2 6
69 Marcel Shipp ARI 2 4
79 Michael Turner SDG 1 56
79 LenDale White TEN 1 48
79 Musa Smith BAL 1 40
79 Michael Pittman TAM 1 37
79 Mike Anderson BAL 1 26
79 Stephen Davis STL 1 26
79 Jason McKie CHI 1 21
79 Terrelle Smith CLE 1 9
79 Madison Hedgecock STL 1 4
79 Marlion Jackson ATL 1 1
79 Shaud Williams BUF 1 1
Week 10 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM W10 YTD
1 Mark Clayton BAL 14 71
2 Marques Colston NO 13 86
2 Isaac Bruce STL 13 69
2 Derrick Mason BAL 13 68
2 Alge Crumpler ATL 13 65
2 Tony Gonzalez KC 13 63
7 Chris Chambers MIA 12 89
7 Chad Johnson CIN 12 89
7 Steve Smith CAR 12 86
7 Reggie Bush NO 12 73
7 Terrance Copper NO 12 20
12 Andre Johnson HOU 11 103
12 Torry Holt STL 11 98
12 Donald Driver GB 11 97
12 Laveranues Coles NYJ 11 87
12 Keyshawn Johnson CAR 11 79
12 Muhsin Muhammad CHI 11 73
12 Plaxico Burress NYG 11 67
12 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 11 49
12 Donte' Stallworth PHI 11 42
12 David Tyree NYG 11 17
22 Terrell Owens DAL 10 93
22 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 10 68
22 Kevin Jones DET 10 63
22 Reche Caldwell NE 10 52
26 Roy Williams DET 9 85
26 Darrell Jackson SEA 9 80
26 Michael Jenkins ATL 9 51
26 Arnaz Battle SF 9 42
26 Ben Utecht IND 9 30
31 Javon Walker DEN 8 75
31 Drew Bennett TEN 8 65
31 Jerricho Cotchery NYJ 8 61
31 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 8 57
31 Steven Jackson STL 8 56
31 Eddie Kennison KC 8 53
31 Ernest Wilford JAC 8 47
31 Brandon Lloyd WAS 8 35
31 Joseph Addai IND 8 34
31 Mewelde Moore MIN 8 34
31 Randal Williams OAK 8 29
31 Malcolm Floyd SD 8 24
31 Ruvell Martin GB 8 17
44 Marvin Harrison IND 7 86
44 Joey Galloway TB 7 81
44 Santana Moss WAS 7 56
44 Michael Clayton TB 7 53
44 Marty Booker MIA 7 47
44 Alvis Whitted OAK 7 36
44 Stephen Alexander DEN 7 20
44 Warrick Dunn ATL 7 17
44 Sam Hurd DAL 7 9
53 Anquan Boldin ARI 6 93
53 Hines Ward PIT 6 76
53 Lee Evans BUF 6 74
53 Kellen Winslow CLE 6 71
53 Jason Witten DAL 6 57
53 Deion Branch SEA 6 47
53 Edgerrin James ARI 6 46
53 Larry Johnson KC 6 45
53 Peerless Price BUF 6 43
53 Ashley Lelie ATL 6 39
53 Owen Daniels HOU 6 37
53 Nate Washington PIT 6 36
53 Fred Taylor JAC 6 23
53 Demetrius Williams BAL 6 22
53 Adam Bergen ARI 6 17
53 William Henderson GB 6 11
53 Mark Bradley CHI 6 9
70 Randy Moss OAK 5 76
70 Braylon Edwards CLE 5 69
70 Mike Furrey DET 5 67
70 Ben Watson NE 5 66
70 Antonio Gates SD 5 65
70 Todd Heap BAL 5 63
70 Antonio Bryant SF 5 61
70 Randy McMichael MIA 5 59
70 Rod Smith DEN 5 58
70 Greg Jennings GB 5 57
70 Chris Cooley WAS 5 48
70 Eric Moulds HOU 5 45
70 Dallas Clark IND 5 43
70 Matt Jones JAC 5 43
70 Chris Henry CIN 5 40
70 Keenan McCardell SD 5 39
70 Samie Parker KC 5 39
70 Roddy White ATL 5 39
70 Rashied Davis CHI 5 33
70 Heath Miller PIT 5 33
70 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 5 30
70 Patrick Crayton DAL 5 27
70 Dante' Hall KC 5 23
70 Lorenzo Neal SD 5 12
70 Jabar Gaffney NE 5 6
95 Reggie Wayne IND 4 80
95 Wes Welker MIA 4 64
95 Brian Westbrook PHI 4 59
95 Reggie Brown PHI 4 56
95 Reggie Williams JAC 4 53
95 Travis Taylor MIN 4 50
95 Tiki Barber NYG 4 46
95 Cedrick Wilson PIT 4 46
95 Troy Brown NE 4 40
95 Kevin Curtis STL 4 39
95 Bo Scaife TEN 4 39
95 George Wrighster JAC 4 38
95 Ladell Betts WAS 4 35
95 Alex Smith TB 4 33
95 David Martin GB 4 32
95 Ike Hilliard TB 4 26
95 Jameel Cook HOU 4 24
95 Steve Heiden CLE 4 24
95 Dominic Rhodes IND 4 19
95 Billy McMullen MIN 4 15
95 Jerramy Stevens SEA 4 14
95 Bethel Johnson MIN 4 12
95 Chris Perry CIN 4 10