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Week 11 Looks/Touches

Matt Buser
Yahoo Sports

The following is a list of the Week 11 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

Brian Westbrook topped the touches leaderboard for the first time this season in Week 11, with 34 on season-highs of 22 carries and 12 receptions, but did not have one of his more productive games (for those of you in non points-per-reception leagues) as he failed to score for the third consecutive week. Westbrook actually managed more yards per carry (4.6, 102 rushing yards) than yards per reception (3.8, 46 receiving yards).
Carnell Williams, along with the Tampa Bay offense, showed some signs of life for the first time in weeks. Williams had just his second 100-yard effort of the season, netting a season-high 122 rushing yards on a season-high 27 carries (he also added 34 yards on two receptions). It was just the fifth time this season that Williams registered at least 20 touches.
Frank Gore had a huge day against the Seahawks, rushing for a 49ers franchise-record 212 yards on 24 carries, and adding 26 yards on four receptions. It was the fourth time this season that Gore rushed for 127 yards or more. On the season, Gore is eighth amongst running backs in touches, with 226 (189 carries, 37 receptions), but is third behind just Larry Johnson and LaDainian Tomlinson in total yards, with 1,330 (1043 rushing, 287 receiving).
Justin Fargas was the featured back for the Raiders for most of Week 11 and figures to be going forward, as LaMont Jordan tore the MCL in his left knee during the first quarter of Sunday's game. Jordan's season ends with just 508 yards of offense (434 rushing, 74 receiving) in nine games, currently the 33rd-highest total among running backs. What was particularly disturbing to Jordan's fantasy owners was his complete lack of involvement in the Raiders' passing game – Jordan had just 10 catches in his nine games after logging 70 in 14 games last season.
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 11 included: Denver (Mike Bell 22, Damien Nash 13), Houston (Samkon Gado 15, Wali Lundy 12), Indianapolis (Joseph Addai 14, Dominic Rhodes 12), New England (Laurence Maroney 23, Corey Dillon 12), New Orleans (Reggie Bush 21, Deuce McAllister 13), and the New York Jets (Leon Washington 14, Cedric Houston 11).
Gore's career day also helped him lead all running backs with at least 10 touches in yards per touch. His 238 yards of offense came on 28 touches, good for an 8.50-yard per touch average. Ronnie Brown had what could be considered a bad game for the Dolphins and came up at the bottom of the list. He managed two yards on his 12 carries (no receptions), a mind-numbing 0.17 yards per touch.

LOOKS

Lee Evans has been a decent fantasy wideout so far this season, but he absolutely blew up on Sunday. He took advantage of Houston's pass defense to the tune of 11 catches, on a season-high 16 looks, for 265 yards and two touchdowns. The yardage total was a franchise record, and his amazing 205 receiving yards in the first quarter, thanks to a pair of 83-yard touchdown receptions, set a new league record.
Donovan McNabb and Jeff Garcia combined for 61 pass attempts this past week, resulting in four Philly players being in the top 15 for looks. Garcia, who had 48 of the pass attempts after McNabb left early in the second quarter, relied on the short passing game a great deal. Westbrook and Smith totaled 19 receptions on 26 looks, but had only 103 receiving yards between them. Garcia finished the day averaging just 3.9 yards per attempt.
Devery Henderson did his best Marques Colston impression on Sunday, with nine catches on 12 looks for 169 yards as Colston missed the game with a left ankle sprain. Henderson helped Drew Brees throw for an astonishing 510 yards on the day.
Deion Branch had his best receiving day of the season, with season-highs of 11 looks, seven catches, and 113 yards. Branch also scored his fourth touchdown of the season. His increased involvement in the Seattle passing game has done nothing to limit Darrell Jackson's production, however. Over the past six weeks, Branch has totaled 48 looks, 25 catches, 376 yards, and four scores. Over that same span, Jackson has totaled 56 looks, 28 catches, 492 yards, and five touchdowns.
Week 11 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM W11 YTD
1 Brian Westbrook PHI 34 194
2 Larry Johnson KC 31 277
3 Carnell Williams TB 29 189
4 Chester Taylor MIN 28 255
4 Frank Gore SF 28 226
4 Rudi Johnson CIN 28 219
7 Fred Taylor JAC 27 194
8 Anthony Thomas BUF 26 88
9 Thomas Jones CHI 25 239
9 Julius Jones DAL 25 208
9 Jamal Lewis BAL 25 201
12 Edgerrin James ARI 24 253
13 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 23 257
13 Laurence Maroney NE 23 152
15 Mike Bell DEN 22 103
15 DeAngelo Williams CAR 22 63
17 Reggie Bush NO 21 165
18 Willie Parker PIT 20 226
18 Justin Fargas OAK 20 92
20 Travis Henry TEN 19 168
20 Jason Wright CLE 19 38
22 Shaun Alexander SEA 18 88
23 Warrick Dunn ATL 16 203
24 Samkon Gado HOU 15 69
25 Steven Jackson STL 14 249
25 Ahman Green GB 14 176
25 Joseph Addai IND 14 158
25 Leon Washington NYJ 14 116
29 Deuce McAllister NO 13 156
29 Damien Nash DEN 13 17
31 Ronnie Brown MIA 12 216
31 Dominic Rhodes IND 12 142
31 Corey Dillon NE 12 126
31 Ladell Betts WAS 12 124
31 Wali Lundy HOU 12 117
36 Tiki Barber NYG 11 237
36 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 11 109
36 Cedric Houston NYJ 11 26
36 Arlen Harris DET 11 11
40 Cedric Benson CHI 10 84
41 DeShaun Foster CAR 9 188
41 Marion Barber III DAL 9 94
41 Correll Buckhalter PHI 9 73
41 LenDale White TEN 9 57
45 Musa Smith BAL 8 48
45 Maurice Hicks SF 8 29
45 Brad Hoover CAR 8 26
48 Mike Alstott TB 7 32
49 Mewelde Moore MIN 6 44
49 Nick Goings CAR 6 16
51 LaMont Jordan OAK 5 124
51 Brandon Jacobs NYG 5 69
51 Zack Crockett OAK 5 31
51 Michael Bennett KC 5 25
51 Aaron Stecker NO 5 21
51 T.J. Duckett WAS 5 13
57 Kevin Jones DET 4 203
57 Kevan Barlow NYJ 4 112
57 Michael Turner SD 4 60
57 Michael Pittman TB 4 41
57 Najeh Davenport PIT 4 34
57 Lorenzo Neal SD 4 27
57 Jerome Harrison CLE 4 24
57 Justin Griffith ATL 4 19
57 Daimon Shelton BUF 4 7
57 Aveion Cason DET 4 4
67 Maurice Morris SEA 3 146
67 Vernand Morency GB 3 70
67 Jerious Norwood ATL 3 61
67 Mike Sellers WAS 3 22
67 Marcel Shipp ARI 3 7
72 Mack Strong SEA 2 49
72 Michael Robinson SF 2 41
72 Kevin Faulk NE 2 37
72 Jason McKie CHI 2 23
72 Sammy Morris MIA 2 22
72 Jameel Cook HOU 2 21
72 Cory Schlesinger DET 2 8
72 Ovie Mughelli BAL 2 6
80 Stephen Davis STL 1 27
80 Kenny Watson CIN 1 20
80 Chris Perry CIN 1 18
80 Cecil Sapp DEN 1 14
80 Heath Evans NE 1 14
80 Terrelle Smith CLE 1 10
80 Kyle Johnson DEN 1 10
80 ReShard Lee OAK 1 10
80 William Henderson GB 1 9
80 Jeremi Johnson CIN 1 8
80 Ahmard Hall TEN 1 7
80 Madison Hedgecock STL 1 5
80 Adrian Peterson CHI 1 4
80 Lawrence Vickers CLE 1 4
80 Reno Mahe PHI 1 4
80 Moran Norris SF 1 4
80 Kay-Jay Harris STL 1 1
80 Jerald Sowell TB 1 1
Week 11 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM W11 YTD
1 Lee Evans BUF 16 90
2 Plaxico Burress NYG 15 82
3 Laveranues Coles NYJ 14 101
4 Brian Westbrook PHI 13 72
4 Jeremy Shockey NYG 13 66
4 L.J. Smith PHI 13 62
7 Chris Chambers MIA 12 101
7 Hines Ward PIT 12 88
7 Devery Henderson NO 12 29
10 Andre Johnson HOU 11 114
10 Reggie Bush NO 11 84
10 Deion Branch SEA 11 58
10 Donte' Stallworth PHI 11 53
10 Jermaine Wiggins MIN 11 45
15 Torry Holt STL 10 108
15 Chad Johnson CIN 10 99
15 Marvin Harrison IND 10 96
15 Roy Williams DET 10 95
15 Reggie Wayne IND 10 90
15 Braylon Edwards CLE 10 79
15 Greg Jennings GB 10 67
15 Reggie Brown PHI 10 66
23 Javon Walker DEN 9 84
23 Todd Heap BAL 9 72
23 Marty Booker MIA 9 56
23 Santonio Holmes PIT 9 45
27 Darrell Jackson SEA 8 88
27 Mark Clayton BAL 8 79
27 Mike Furrey DET 8 75
27 Wes Welker MIA 8 72
27 Steven Jackson STL 8 64
27 Travis Taylor MIN 8 58
27 Ernest Wilford JAC 8 55
27 Arnaz Battle SF 8 50
27 Brandon Lloyd WAS 8 43
36 Anquan Boldin ARI 7 100
36 Steve Smith CAR 7 93
36 Keyshawn Johnson CAR 7 86
36 Terry Glenn DAL 7 62
36 George Wrighster JAC 7 45
36 Terrance Copper NO 7 27
36 Aaron Stecker NO 7 23
36 Correll Buckhalter PHI 7 18
36 Anthony Thomas BUF 7 11
45 Joey Galloway TB 6 87
45 Kellen Winslow CLE 6 77
45 Isaac Bruce STL 6 75
45 Ben Watson NE 6 72
45 Antonio Gates SD 6 71
45 Jerricho Cotchery NYJ 6 67
45 Eddie Kennison KC 6 59
45 Reche Caldwell NE 6 58
45 Chris Cooley WAS 6 54
45 Cedrick Wilson PIT 6 52
45 Dallas Clark IND 6 49
45 Ladell Betts WAS 6 41
45 Mewelde Moore MIN 6 40
45 Laurence Maroney NE 6 21
45 James Thrash WAS 6 17
60 Derrick Mason BAL 5 73
60 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 5 73
60 Rod Smith DEN 5 63
60 Reggie Williams JAC 5 58
60 Michael Jenkins ATL 5 56
60 Joe Horn NO 5 55
60 Eric Moulds HOU 5 50
60 Bryant Johnson ARI 5 46
60 Alvis Whitted OAK 5 41
60 Nate Washington PIT 5 41
60 Ronald Curry OAK 5 37
60 Randal Williams OAK 5 34
60 Marcus Robinson MIN 5 32
60 Willie Parker PIT 5 31
60 Joe Jurevicius CLE 5 30
60 Samkon Gado HOU 5 20
60 Justin Griffith ATL 5 19
60 Vincent Jackson SD 5 19
60 Tim Dwight NYJ 5 18
60 Mark Bradley CHI 5 14
60 Damien Nash DEN 5 5
81 Donald Driver GB 4 101
81 Terrell Owens DAL 4 97
81 Alge Crumpler ATL 4 69
81 Drew Bennett TEN 4 69
81 Randy McMichael MIA 4 63
81 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 4 61
81 Michael Clayton TB 4 57
81 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 4 53
81 Frank Gore SF 4 52
81 Edgerrin James ARI 4 50
81 Tiki Barber NYG 4 50
81 Eric Parker SD 4 49
81 Peerless Price BUF 4 47
81 Troy Brown NE 4 44
81 Samie Parker KC 4 43
81 Eric Johnson SF 4 43
81 Rashied Davis CHI 4 37
81 Patrick Crayton DAL 4 31
81 Brandon Jones TEN 4 30
81 Antwaan Randle El WAS 4 30
81 Courtney Anderson OAK 4 28
81 Tim Carter NYG 4 27
81 Chris Baker NYJ 4 27
81 Deuce McAllister NO 4 26
81 Wali Lundy HOU 4 24
81 Dominic Rhodes IND 4 23
81 Mike Bell DEN 4 17
81 Brad Hoover CAR 4 16
81 Daimon Shelton BUF 4 10
81 Jabar Gaffney NE 4 10
81 Devale Ellis DET 4 7
81 Jeff Dugan MIN 4 4