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Week 13: Looks and Touches

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The following is a list of the Week 13 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.

It was another big week for the usual suspects in the rushing and receiving departments. Larry Johnson again rose to the top of the backs with 32 Touches, while Chris Chambers racked up a ridiculous 26 Looks in the frenzied comeback against the Bills. The huge attempt totals from Brett Favre and Kurt Warner naturally place receivers from Green Bay and Arizona all over the Looks list. In the Touches column, Domanick Davis continues to show his versatility and durability while everyone envisions Reggie Bush in a Texans uniform.

But, I'm getting ahead of myself. Welcome to the final Looks and Touches piece ahead of the first round of the fantasy playoffs. As you go down the column, no doubt you'll discover a number of new names on the radar such as Roscoe Parrish and Bryan Gilmore, and the return of some familiar names such as Troy Brown, Koren Robinson, and Tyrone Calico. Take a look at their respective matchups for this week, as each has the opportunity to be among the leaders for Week 14.

Let's break down the play-by-play from Week 13.

LOOKS

By now, we've all seen the highlights of Chris Chambers' leaping TD grab to finish the Dolphins' dramatic comeback over the Bills. Chambers caught 15 balls on Sunday, a remarkable performance in and of itself. A deeper look into the play-by-play reveals that Gus Frerotte and Sage Rosenfels fired 26 passes in his direction.
Anquan Boldin has caught six or more passes in seven games this season (three in double-digits). Without a running game in Arizona, Boldin has been targeted 121 times this season, while teammate Larry Fitzgerald has racked up 134 Looks. The Cardinals still have Houston and Philadelphia on the schedule, and that means more games of 40-plus attempts from Kurt Warner.
Second-year receiver Lee Evans turned in his second multi-TD game of the year, scoring three touchdowns in a brilliant first half from J.P. Losman. Evans finished with 10 Looks on the day (he averages 5.75 per game) and finds himself in a favorable matchup this week against New England. Additionally, veteran receiver Eric Moulds has reportedly been suspended for one game by Coach Mike Mularkey, which will open up more opportunities for the speedy Evans.
TE Zachary Hilton has become a favorite target of Aaron Brooks over the past three weeks, averaging seven Looks per game.
Since returning from his calf injury, Andre Johnson has been making up for lost time in the Looks department. David Carr has thrown to Johnson nearly 12 times per game over the past five weeks. The sight of the ball bouncing off his chest in the end zone against the Ravens was disconcerting, but he'll have plenty of opportunities to atone for his mistake in Week 14 against Tennessee.

TOUCHES

Just as he did last year, Bill Parcells is riding the legs of Julius Jones hard down the stretch. Jones led all backs in Touches in the second half of '04, and he's in the running again this year. He tallied 32 Touches this week (23 carries, 9 receptions) and put to rest the worries of a future split with Marion Barber.
Reuben Droughns became the first Browns back to top 1,000 rushing yards in 20 years, and Romeo Crennel sure gave him the workload to get there. Droughns has averaged more than 22 Touches per game over the course of the season, and has never seen a real threat to his playing time from Lee Suggs or William Green.
J.J. Arrington turned in his heaviest workload of the season with the injury to Marcel Shipp. He piled up 20 percent of his season total with 21 Touches against the 49ers.
Corey Dillon finally returned to the field in Week 14, racking up 20 Touches in leading the Patriots to a win over the Jets. Dillon's legs will be the focal point this week against the weak Buffalo run defense.
Even though the Seahawks were in the middle of a laugher against the Eagles, Shaun Alexander got a decent workout in before sitting down. Alexander carried the ball 19 times before hitting the sidelines. Maurice Morris carried the ball 15 times in relief of Alexander to complete the 42-0 rout. Alexander owners, and those with a suspect backfield and available bench slot for the playoffs, should take a look to see if Morris remains available. If the Seahawks lock up home field advantage, PT for Alexander may be drastically reduced.
Week 13 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER WK 13 SEASON
1 Larry Johnson, Kan 32 243
1 Julius Jones, Dal 32 212
1 Domanick Davis, Hou 32 240
4 Tiki Barber, NYG 31 284
5 Reuben Droughns, Cle 30 272
5 LaDainian Tomlinson, SD 30 303
5 Edgerrin James, Ind 30 334
8 Willis McGahee, Buf 29 282
9 Greg Jones, Jac 28 139
9 Clinton Portis, Was 28 273
11 DeShaun Foster, Car 27 159
12 Michael Bennett, Min 25 108
13 Carnell Williams, Tam 24 208
14 Rudi Johnson, Cin 22 270
15 Samkon Gado, GB 21 116
15 J.J. Arrington, Ari 21 101
17 Corey Dillon, NE 20 156
18 Thomas Jones, Chi 19 256
18 Shaun Alexander, Sea 19 292
18 Curtis Martin, NYJ 19 244
18 Antowain Smith, NO 19 123
22 Warrick Dunn, Atl 17 251
22 Ricky Williams, Mia 17 104
22 LaMont Jordan, Oak 17 294
22 Artose Pinner, Det 17 69
26 Willie Parker, Pit 16 190
27 Steven Jackson, STL 15 240
27 Maurice Morris, Sea 15 46
29 Mike Anderson, Den 14 214
29 Kevin Faulk, NE 14 41
29 Brian Westbrook, Phi 14 218
32 Maurice Hicks, SF 13 34
33 Chris Brown, Ten 12 203
33 Chester Taylor, Bal 12 115
35 Ryan Moats, Phi 11 17
35 Ronnie Brown, Mia 11 204
35 Jerome Bettis, Pit 11 71
35 Jamal Lewis, Bal 11 228
35 Adrian Peterson, Chi 11 59
40 Shawn Bryson, Det 10 85
41 Tony Fisher, GB 9 68
41 Rock Cartwright, Was 9 21
41 Aaron Stecker, NO 9 91
44 Travis Henry, Ten 8 57
44 Ron Dayne, Den 8 30
46 Michael Turner, SD 7 47
46 Frank Gore, SF 7 81
48 Tatum Bell, Den 6 125
48 Reno Mahe, Phi 6 10
48 Michael Pittman, Tam 6 86
51 Chris Cooley, Was 5 48
51 T.J. Duckett, Atl 5 90
51 Stephen Davis, Car 5 180
51 Michael Cloud, NE 5 14
51 Leonard Weaver, Sea 5 12
51 Duce Staley, Pit 5 44
57 Shaud Williams, Buf 4 48
57 Obafemi Ayanbadejo, Ari 4 45
57 Lorenzo Neal, SD 4 41
57 Jonathan Wells, Hou 4 56
57 Ciatrick Fason, Min 4 18
57 Brad Hoover, Car 4 17
63 Zack Crockett, Oak 3 36
64 Marion Barber, Dal 2 110
64 Mack Strong, Sea 2 31
64 Kyle Johnson, Den 2 16
64 Justin Griffith, Atl 2 27
64 Jim Finn, NYG 2 8
64 Dee Brown, Kan 2 6
64 Darren Sproles, SD 2 11
64 Chris Perry, Cin 2 95
64 Brandon Jacobs, NYG 2 32
64 Alvin Pearman, Jac 2 56
74 Troy Fleming, Ten 1 7
74 Tony Richardson, Kan 1 10
74 Terry Jackson, SF 1 7
74 Nehemiah Broughton, Was 1 1
74 Mewelde Moore, Min 1 160
74 Marshall Faulk, STL 1 56
74 Madison Hedgecock, STL 1 4
74 Derrick Ward, NYG 1 33
74 Cedric Houston, NYJ 1 19
74 Anthony Thomas, NO 1 39
Week 13 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER WK 13 SEASON
1 Chris Chambers, Mia 26 136
2 Anquan Boldin, Ari 16 121
3 Hines Ward, Pit 14 98
3 Donald Driver, GB 14 121
5 Torry Holt, STL 13 128
5 Andre Johnson, Hou 13 81
7 Larry Fitzgerald, Ari 12 134
8 Jimmy Smith, Jac 11 100
8 Tony Fisher, GB 11 41
8 Roy Williams, Det 11 69
8 Terry Glenn, Dal 11 95
8 Chad Johnson, Cin 11 119
8 Steve Smith, Car 11 123
8 Mark Clayton, Bal 11 57
15 Bo Scaife, Ten 10 41
15 Isaac Bruce, STL 10 39
15 L.J. Smith, Phi 10 88
15 Randy Moss, Oak 10 93
15 Jerry Porter, Oak 10 110
15 Laveranues Coles, NYJ 10 103
15 Plaxico Burress, NYG 10 146
15 Joe Horn, NO 10 80
15 Bryan Gilmore, Mia 10 19
15 Lee Evans, Buf 10 69
25 Santana Moss, Was 9 114
25 Drew Bennett, Ten 9 78
25 Joey Galloway, Tam 9 115
25 David Givens, NE 9 82
25 Wes Welker, Mia 9 45
25 Jabar Gaffney, Hou 9 78
25 Antonio Chatman, GB 9 64
25 Rod Smith, Den 9 91
25 Julius Jones, Dal 9 37
25 Derrick Mason, Bal 9 106
25 Todd Heap, Bal 9 81
36 Ben Troupe, Ten 8 56
36 Antwaan Randle El, Pit 8 64
36 Zachary Hilton, NO 8 33
36 Randy McMichael, Mia 8 79
36 Robert Ferguson, GB 8 47
36 Keyshawn Johnson, Dal 8 105
36 Braylon Edwards, Cle 8 61
36 T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cin 8 90
36 Michael Jenkins, Atl 8 50
45 Jerramy Stevens, Sea 7 62
45 Antonio Gates, SD 7 101
45 Cedrick Wilson, Pit 7 45
45 Brian Westbrook, Phi 7 102
45 Curtis Martin, NYJ 7 33
45 Donte' Stallworth, NO 7 95
45 Eddie Kennison, Kan 7 90
45 David Martin, GB 7 29
45 Donald Lee, GB 7 40
45 Shawn Bryson, Det 7 43
45 Chris Henry, Cin 7 47
45 Brian Finneran, Atl 7 65
45 Alge Crumpler, Atl 7 100
45 Tyrone Calico, Ten 6 32
59 Brandon Lloyd, SF 6 95
59 Greg Lewis, Phi 6 79
59 Reno Mahe, Phi 6 10
59 Doug Gabriel, Oak 6 55
59 LaMont Jordan, Oak 6 96
59 Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ 6 18
59 Justin McCareins, NYJ 6 85
59 Jeremy Shockey, NYG 6 90
59 Deion Branch, NE 6 108
59 Ben Watson, NE 6 42
59 Marcus Robinson, Min 6 54
59 Ricky Williams, Mia 6 19
59 Ernest Wilford, Jac 6 51
59 Jason Witten, Dal 6 69
59 Antonio Bryant, Cle 6 95
74 Chris Cooley, Was 5 80
74 Kevin Curtis, STL 5 91
74 Jason McAddley, SF 5 6
74 Bobby Engram, Sea 5 78
74 LaDainian Tomlinson, SD 5 63
74 Troy Brown, NE 5 54
74 Corey Dillon, NE 5 19
74 Koren Robinson, Min 5 25
74 Samie Parker, Kan 5 34
74 Marvin Harrison, Ind 5 105
74 Jonathan Wells, Hou 5 22
74 Marcus Pollard, Ind 5 73
74 Ashley Lelie, Den 5 76
74 Reggie Kelly, Cin 5 14
74 Roscoe Parrish, Buf 5 12
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