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Week 11: Looks and Touches

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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.

In Week 11, the scoreboard updated with the rapidity of a stock ticker, and fantasy owners certainly celebrated the massive point totals. The shootouts in Cincinnati and St. Louis aided fantasy owners in piling up big points, and naturally that meant a huge number of opportunities for multiple receiving options in those contests. Two-hundred and fifty different players were targeted at least once this past week.

Even with the big efforts by those QBs and huge outings for Drew Brees, Byron Leftwich, and several others, the running backs saw their share of action, led by Larry Johnson.

It's time to scour the play-by-play accounts of Week 11.

LOOKS

Owners of Steve Smith have enjoyed his brilliant comeback season, watching him rack up massive reception and yardage totals on a weekly basis. Though he didn't find the end zone this week against the Bears, Smith still hauled in 14 balls for 169 yards. However, that's not the frightening part. Smith was targeted 22 times by Jake Delhomme in Sunday's loss. For the year, he's averaging 10.8 Looks per week.
With two more TD passes tossed by Aaron Brooks on Sunday, the Patriots pass defense has allowed multiple TD strikes in eight of 10 games. Jim Haslett clearly reviewed the tapes and put the ball into the air with great frequency (OK, Antowain Smith's 11 carries for 32 yards didn't exactly set the world aflame). Joe Horn and Donte' Stallworth provided great opportunities for fantasy owners, piling up 17 and 13 Looks, respectively.
Steve McNair and the Titans absorbed a difficult loss on Sunday against the Jaguars, but he welcomed back top receiving option Drew Bennett to the fold. Bennett was targeted eight times on the day (five receptions) and appears fully recovered from his thumb injury. Bennett and McNair make for solid options this week against the 49ers.
The Terrell Owens' saga is finally behind the Eagles after Wednesday's arbitration ruling, and Brian Westbrook's role in the offense is growing by the week. Westbrook's workload on the ground has increased in the past three weeks, with 16 or more carries in each of those games, and his role in the passing game continues to grow as well. For the year, Westbrook is averaging 8.5 Looks per game.
Trent Green looked to Tony Gonzalez frequently in Sunday's drubbing of the Texans, targeting the Pro Bowl TE 13 times (86 times for the season). Gonzalez figures to turn in another huge effort in Week 12 when the Chiefs host New England.

TOUCHES

For the second straight week, Larry Johnson shouldered a heavy load for the Chiefs. He led all backs with 37 Touches while rumbling to 211 yards. After five games with single-digit carries in the first seven games of the year, Johnson has carried the ball 85 times in the past three weeks.
Bill Parcells shifted the bulk of the workload back to Julius Jones in Week 11. Jones tallied 22 Touches, but lost most of those all-important handles around the goal-line to Marion Barber. As his high ankle sprain becomes a distant memory, Jones figures to increase his role and steal back those TD runs.
There was some speculation that Adrian Peterson would continue to see significant time against the Panthers last week. Instead, Thomas Jones returned from his rib injury to handle the ball 25 times in the Bears' victory. Jones gained 87 yards against the stout Carolina defense, and will be tested again this week by the Buccaneers.
Speaking of the Buccaneers, fantasy owners finally saw the return of Carnell Williams to fantasy prominence (and his heaviest workload) after being slowed by injury. He ran for 30 yards on his first carry en route to his first 100-yard game since Week 3. Williams and the Tampa running game will be tested this week against the Bears.
Week 11 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER WK 11 SEASON
1 Larry Johnson, Kan 37 175
2 LaMont Jordan, Oak 32 247
3 Reuben Droughns, Cle 31 218
4 Mike Anderson, Den 29 187
5 Edgerrin James, Ind 27 275
6 Thomas Jones, Chi 25 209
6 Shaun Alexander, Sea 25 241
8 Mewelde Moore, Min 24 136
8 Chris Brown, Ten 24 178
10 Tiki Barber, NYG 23 222
10 Clinton Portis 23 215
10 Chester Taylor, Bal 23 103
13 LaDainian Tomlinson, SD 22 242
13 Julius Jones, Dal 22 155
13 Carnell Williams, Tam 22 162
16 Willie Parker, Pit 20 158
16 Warrick Dunn, Atl 20 216
16 Brian Westbrook, Phi 20 179
19 Rudi Johnson, Cin 18 220
19 Heath Evans, NE 18 43
19 Greg Jones, Jac 18 88
22 Domanick Davis, Hou 16 180
23 T.J. Duckett, Atl 15 66
23 Steven Jackson, STL 15 198
23 Patrick Pass, NE 15 53
23 Marion Barber, Dal 15 98
23 Kevin Jones, Det 15 173
28 Kevan Barlow, SF 14 172
29 Ronnie Brown, Mia 13 176
29 Ricky Williams, Mia 13 69
29 Jamal Lewis, Bal 13 189
29 J.J. Arrington, Ari 13 73
29 Aaron Stecker, NO 13 70
34 DeShaun Foster, Car 12 105
34 Chris Perry, Cin 12 88
34 Maurice Hicks, SF 12 12
37 Tatum Bell, Den 11 119
37 Samkon Gado, GB 11 68
37 Antowain Smith, NO 11 92
37 Willis McGahee, Buf 11 232
41 Marcel Shipp, Ari 9 135
42 Tony Fisher, GB 8 54
42 Michael Turner, SD 8 40
44 Michael Bennett, Min 7 80
45 Shawn Bryson, Det 6 64
45 Fred Taylor, Jac 6 154
47 Chris Cooley, Was 5 40
47 Mike Alstott, Tam 5 38
47 Lorenzo Neal, SD 5 35
47 Curtis Martin, NYJ 5 198
47 Ciatrick Fason, Min 5 11
47 Cecil Sapp, Den 5 7
53 Stephen Davis, Car 4 169
53 Rock Cartwright, Was 4 11
53 Lamar Gordon, Phi 4 51
53 Adrian Peterson, Chi 4 43
57 Shaud Williams, Buf 3 44
57 Obafemi Ayanbadejo, Ari 3 41
57 Justin Green, Bal 3 6
57 Jason Wright, Cle 3 14
57 Dee Brown, Kan 3 4
57 Brandon Jacobs, NYG 3 30
57 Alvin Pearman, Jac 3 51
64 Zack Crockett, Oak 2 32
64 Verron Haynes, Pit 2 54
64 Tyson Thompson, Dal 2 49
64 Terry Jackson, SF 2 5
64 Terrelle Smith, Cle 2 9
64 Maurice Morris, Sea 2 31
64 Mack Strong, Sea 2 25
64 Jerome Bettis, Pit 2 54
64 Jerald Sowell, NYJ 2 19
64 Dominic Rhodes, Ind 2 31
64 Derrick Ward, NYG 2 32
64 Dan Kreider, Pit 2 6
64 Daimon Shelton, Buf 2 9
64 Bryan Johnson, Chi 2 5
78 William Henderson, GB 1 23
78 Troy Fleming, Ten 1 6
78 Sammy Morris, Mia 1 16
78 Nick Goings, Car 1 20
78 Mike Karney, NO 1 11
78 Michael Pittman, Tam 1 78
78 Marshall Faulk, STL 1 53
78 Madison Hedgecock, STL 1 2
78 Lousaka Polite, DAL 1 6
78 Jonathan Wells, Hou 1 50
78 Jim Finn, NYG 1 4
78 Jeremi Johnson, CIN 1 8
78 James Mungro, IND 1 3
78 James Jackson, ARI 1 5
78 Fred McCrary, ATL 1 2
78 Darren Sproles, SD 1 9
78 Cory Schlesinger, DET 1 6
78 Cedric Houston, NYJ 1 13
78 Artose Pinner, DET 1 49
78 Andrew Pinnock, SD 1 1
Week 11 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER WK 11 SEASON
1 Steve Smith, Car 22 108
2 Torry Holt, STL 17 97
2 Joe Horn, NO 17 63
4 Kevin Curtis, STL 13 83
4 Brandon Lloyd, SF 13 77
4 Donte' Stallworth, NO 13 81
4 Tony Gonzalez, Kan 13 86
4 Marvin Harrison, Ind 13 90
4 Chad Johnson, Cin 13 100
4 Muhsin Muhammad, Chi 13 102
4 Larry Fitzgerald, Ari 13 117
12 L.J. Smith, Phi 12 74
13 Taylor Jacobs, Was 11 15
13 Hines Ward, Pit 11 76
13 Jabar Gaffney, Hou 11 60
13 Eric Moulds, Buf 11 90
13 Alge Crumpler, Atl 11 81
13 Anquan Boldin, Ari 11 85
19 Bobby Engram, Sea 10 62
19 Brian Westbrook, Phi 10 85
19 Jerry Porter, Oak 10 91
19 Justin McCareins, NYJ 10 74
19 Plaxico Burress, NYG 10 121
19 Amani Toomer, NYG 10 77
19 Jermaine Wiggins, Min 10 71
19 Reggie Wayne, Ind 10 87
19 Andre Johnson, Hou 10 51
19 Donald Driver, GB 10 99
19 Roy Williams, Det 10 52
30 Chris Cooley, Was 9 70
30 Laveranues Coles, NYJ 9 86
30 Aaron Stecker, NO 9 29
30 Eddie Kennison, Kan 9 78
30 Jimmy Smith, Jac 9 75
30 Dallas Clark, Ind 9 37
30 Antonio Bryant, Cle 9 82
30 Lee Evans, Buf 9 50
30 Michael Jenkins, Atl 9 41
39 Drew Bennett, Ten 8 60
39 D.J. Hackett, Sea 8 31
39 Keenan McCardell, SD 8 67
39 Reggie Brown, Phi 8 43
39 Randy Moss, Oak 8 78
39 LaMont Jordan, Oak 8 77
39 Chris Chambers, Mia 8 97
39 Marty Booker, Mia 8 65
39 Matt Jones, Jac 8 53
39 Keyshawn Johnson, Dal 8 85
39 T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cin 8 70
39 Justin Gage, Chi 8 28
51 Erron Kinney, Ten 7 63
51 Joe Jurevicius, Sea 7 58
51 Greg Lewis, Phi 7 69
51 Andre' Davis, NE 7 10
51 Zachary Hilton, NO 7 19
51 Koren Robinson, Min 7 14
51 Ernest Wilford, Jac 7 41
51 Ashley Lelie, Den 7 66
51 Jason Witten, Dal 7 54
51 Braylon Edwards, Cle 7 45
51 Derrick Mason, Bal 7 89
51 Mark Clayton, Bal 7 38
51 Todd Heap, Bal 7 64
51 Chester Taylor, Bal 7 43
65 Santana Moss, Was 6 99
65 Antonio Gates, SD 6 85
65 Antwaan Randle El, Pit 6 52
65 Heath Miller, Pit 6 35
65 Deion Branch, NE 6 90
65 Kyle Brady, Jac 6 15
65 Corey Bradford, Hou 6 43
65 Donald Lee, GB 6 29
65 Terry Glenn, Dal 6 75
65 Steve Heiden, Cle 6 42
65 Chris Perry, Cin 6 53
65 Ricky Proehl, Car 6 36
65 DeShaun Foster, Car 6 33
78 Chris Brown, Ten 5 24
78 Joey Galloway, Tam 5 98
78 Shaun McDonald, STL 5 53
78 Johnnie Morton, SF 5 33
78 Lorenzo Neal, SD 5 19
78 LaDainian Tomlinson, SD 5 48
78 Cedrick Wilson, Pit 5 34
78 Randy McMichael, Mia 5 64
78 Tony Fisher, GB 5 26
78 Rod Smith, Den 5 74
78 Chris Henry, Cin 5 35
78 Josh Reed, Buf 5 39
78 Randy Hymes, Bal 5 27
78 Roddy White, Atl 5 30
78 LeRon McCoy, Ari 5 18
78 Adam Bergen, Ari 5 24