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Week 14 Looks/Touches

Matt Buser
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The following is a list of the Week 14 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

Ladell Betts topped the touches leaderboard for the second consecutive week, and is producing like a top-tier RB1. Although he scored only one touchdown over the past three weeks, Betts has totaled 466 yards of offense (430 rushing, 36 receiving) on 92 touches (85 carries, seven receptions), averages of 155.3 yards of offense and 30.7 touches.
Willie Parker's game log continues to be truly a bewildering study in contrasts. His league-high 223 rushing yards on 32 carries in Week 13 gave him 1,199 for the season. That represents the fifth-highest total in the league, but Parker has rushed for more than 70 yards in just six games this season. In fact, he's racked up 793 yards in the five games he's gone over the century mark, an average of 158.6 per game. In the season's eight other games, Parker has totaled 406 rushing yards, an average of 50.8 yards per game.
Artose Pinner came out of nowhere to post one of the best performances by a running back in Week 14. Filling in for the injured Chester Taylor, in favor of Ciatrick Fason and Mewelde Moore, he totaled 140 yards of offense (125 rushing, 15 receiving) on his 31 touches (29 carries, two receptions), and scored three touchdowns on the ground against the Lions.
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 14 included: Atlanta (Warrick Dunn 13, Justin Griffith 13, Jerious Norwood 8), Buffalo (Anthony Thomas 18, Willis McGahee 16), Carolina (DeShaun Foster 10, DeAngelo Williams 6), Chicago (Cedric Benson 16, Thomas Jones 13), Indianapolis (Joseph Addai 12, Dominic Rhodes 11), Jacksonville (Maurice Jones-Drew 16, Alvin Pearman 13, Fred Taylor 9), New Orleans (Deuce McAllister 24, Reggie Bush 12), and the New York Jets (Cedric Houston 19, Leon Washington 14).
Reggie Bush led all running backs with at least 10 touches in yards per touch for Week 14. Bush totaled 162 yards of offense (37 rushing, 125 receiving) on his 12 touches (six carries, six receptions), good for a 13.50-yard average. Three other players also deserve mention here. Julius Jones had 126 yards (116 rushing, 10 receiving) on 11 touches (10 carries, one catch), a 11.45-yard average; Maurice Jones-Drew had 181 yards (166 rushing, 15 receiving) on 16 touches (15 carries, one catch), a 11.31-yard average; and Jones-Drew's teammate Fred Taylor has 131 yards rushing on just nine carries (no receptions), good for a 14.56-yard average. Brandon Jacobs came up on the opposite end of the spectrum, as he managed just 16 yards on his 10 carries (no receptions), a 1.60-yard average.

LOOKS

Reggie Wayne topped the looks leaderboard for the first time this season, and he continues to slightly outpace Marvin Harrison as the most productive wideout on the Colts this season. On the season, Harrison has 119 looks to Wayne's 115 and 74 receptions to Wayne's 70, but Wayne has the edge in receiving yards (1,129 to 1,094) and touchdowns (eight to six).
Steven Jackson has been targeted at least 11 times in three straight games, and has totaled 53 looks over the past five games, the fourth-highest total in the league. His 41 receptions in the past five games are tops in the league over that span.
Torry Holt has reclaimed the distinction of being the most targeted player in the league from Andre Johnson, with 145 to Johnson's 142. Holt was the season's early leader, Johnson held the title from Weeks 9-12, and Holt moved into a tie with Johnson last week, passing him in Week 14. Johnson still has more receptions (92) and receiving yards (1059) than Holt (76 and 985), while Holt has 10 touchdowns to Johnson's five.
Week 14 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM W14 YTD
1 Ladell Betts WAS 35 216
2 Willie Parker PIT 32 293
3 Rudi Johnson CIN 31 294
3 Artose Pinner MIN 31 40
5 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 29 337
6 Steven Jackson STL 28 339
6 Edgerrin James ARI 28 313
8 Sammy Morris MIA 27 76
9 Larry Johnson KC 24 366
9 Jamal Lewis BAL 24 262
9 Deuce McAllister NO 24 229
9 Shaun Alexander SEA 24 179
9 Ron Dayne HOU 24 113
14 Frank Gore SF 22 291
14 Ahman Green GB 22 235
14 Travis Henry TEN 22 228
17 Tiki Barber NYG 21 316
17 Carnell Williams TB 21 242
17 Tatum Bell DEN 21 210
20 Brian Westbrook PHI 20 263
21 Cedric Houston NYJ 19 82
22 Anthony Thomas BUF 18 119
23 Corey Dillon NE 17 165
24 Willis McGahee BUF 16 214
24 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 16 143
24 Cedric Benson CHI 16 119
27 Kevin Jones DET 15 242
27 Justin Fargas OAK 15 137
27 Najeh Davenport PIT 15 58
30 Leon Washington NYJ 14 146
31 Thomas Jones CHI 13 288
31 Warrick Dunn ATL 13 256
31 Justin Griffith ATL 13 36
31 Alvin Pearman JAC 13 19
35 Joseph Addai IND 12 213
35 Reggie Bush NO 12 204
37 Julius Jones DAL 11 242
37 Dominic Rhodes IND 11 188
39 DeShaun Foster CAR 10 198
39 Mike Bell DEN 10 130
39 Brandon Jacobs NYG 10 97
39 Michael Pittman TB 10 56
43 Fred Taylor JAC 9 244
44 Jerious Norwood ATL 8 93
44 Vernand Morency GB 8 93
44 Mike Karney NO 8 22
47 Reuben Droughns CLE 7 197
47 Kevin Faulk NE 7 58
47 Michael Bennett KC 7 43
47 Stephen Davis STL 7 42
47 Kenny Watson CIN 7 34
52 Wali Lundy HOU 6 150
52 DeAngelo Williams CAR 6 113
52 Ciatrick Fason MIN 6 21
55 Maurice Morris SEA 5 157
55 Mewelde Moore MIN 5 59
57 Mike Alstott TB 4 46
57 Chris Brown TEN 4 43
57 Lorenzo Neal SD 4 36
57 Ovie Mughelli BAL 4 19
57 Ahmard Hall TEN 4 19
57 Jeremi Johnson CIN 4 18
57 Adrian Peterson CHI 4 8
57 Patrick Pass NE 4 8
65 Mack Strong SEA 3 58
65 Maurice Hicks SF 3 40
65 Mike Anderson BAL 3 37
65 T.J. Duckett WAS 3 27
65 J.J. Arrington ARI 3 19
65 Obafemi Ayanbadejo ARI 3 14
71 Marion Barber III DAL 2 125
71 Jason Wright CLE 2 59
71 Brad Hoover CAR 2 36
71 ReShard Lee OAK 2 25
71 Heath Evans NE 2 20
71 Travis Minor MIA 2 17
71 Marcel Shipp ARI 2 16
71 Terrelle Smith CLE 2 13
71 Lawrence Vickers CLE 2 6
71 Derrick Wimbush JAC 2 4
71 Andrew Pinnock SD 2 4
82 Correll Buckhalter PHI 1 88
82 Noah Herron GB 1 64
82 Michael Robinson SF 1 44
82 Zack Crockett OAK 1 43
82 Jason McKie CHI 1 26
82 Mike Sellers WAS 1 25
82 Arlen Harris DET 1 24
82 Thomas Tapeh PHI 1 16
82 William Henderson GB 1 11
82 Dan Kreider PIT 1 6
82 Jim Finn NYG 1 4
82 Vonta Leach HOU 1 1
82 John Kuhn PIT 1 1
82 Kay-Jay Harris STL 1 1
Week 14 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM W14 YTD
1 Mike Furrey DET 16 117
1 Reggie Wayne IND 16 115
3 Steve Smith CAR 13 121
3 Steven Jackson STL 13 100
3 Terry Glenn DAL 13 89
3 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 13 88
7 Torry Holt STL 12 145
7 Roy Williams DET 12 126
7 Marvin Harrison IND 12 119
7 Keyshawn Johnson CAR 12 117
7 Jeremy Shockey NYG 12 94
7 Drew Carter CAR 12 49
13 Donald Driver GB 11 129
13 Antonio Gates SD 11 103
13 Greg Jennings GB 11 92
13 Marty Booker MIA 11 82
13 Michael Pittman TB 11 59
13 Alvis Whitted OAK 11 59
19 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 10 102
20 Andre Johnson HOU 9 142
20 Chad Johnson CIN 9 129
20 Joey Galloway TB 9 112
20 Reggie Bush NO 9 106
20 Drew Bennett TEN 9 86
20 Ronald Curry OAK 9 54
20 Antwaan Randle El WAS 9 48
27 Chris Chambers MIA 8 131
27 Terrell Owens DAL 8 130
27 Javon Walker DEN 8 106
27 Jerricho Cotchery NYJ 8 97
27 Bernard Berrian CHI 8 81
27 Samie Parker KC 8 57
27 Joe Jurevicius CLE 8 51
27 Ike Hilliard TB 8 43
27 Vernon Davis SF 8 24
27 Leon Washington NYJ 8 24
37 Anquan Boldin ARI 7 130
37 Laveranues Coles NYJ 7 125
37 Darrell Jackson SEA 7 112
37 Isaac Bruce STL 7 101
37 Mark Clayton BAL 7 97
37 Braylon Edwards CLE 7 96
37 Marques Colston NO 7 93
37 Reggie Brown PHI 7 84
37 Chris Cooley WAS 7 74
37 Jason Witten DAL 7 74
37 Ashley Lelie ATL 7 58
37 Ben Utecht IND 7 45
37 Kris Mangum CAR 7 33
50 Plaxico Burress NYG 6 102
50 Derrick Mason BAL 6 95
50 Kellen Winslow CLE 6 94
50 Todd Heap BAL 6 92
50 Tony Gonzalez KC 6 84
50 Kevin Jones DET 6 78
50 Deion Branch SEA 6 76
50 Arnaz Battle SF 6 66
50 Santonio Holmes PIT 6 62
50 Troy Brown NE 6 55
50 Dominic Rhodes IND 6 38
50 Joe Klopfenstein STL 6 30
50 Brandon Marshall DEN 6 19
50 Stephen Davis STL 6 14
64 Lee Evans BUF 5 114
64 Alge Crumpler ATL 5 84
64 Santana Moss WAS 5 76
64 Bryant Johnson ARI 5 62
64 Matt Jones JAC 5 61
64 Nate Washington PIT 5 61
64 Kevin Curtis STL 5 52
64 Kevin Faulk NE 5 50
64 D.J. Hackett SEA 5 42
64 Dennis Northcutt CLE 5 42
64 DeShaun Foster CAR 5 38
64 Daniel Graham NE 5 29
64 DeAngelo Williams CAR 5 27
64 Tatum Bell DEN 5 26
64 Tony Scheffler DEN 5 26
64 Corey Bradford DET 5 20
64 Mike Karney NO 5 15
81 Randy Moss OAK 4 97
81 Brian Westbrook PHI 4 95
81 Muhsin Muhammad CHI 4 91
81 Ben Watson NE 4 91
81 Rod Smith DEN 4 75
81 Randy McMichael MIA 4 74
81 L.J. Smith PHI 4 72
81 Michael Jenkins ATL 4 70
81 Donte' Stallworth PHI 4 69
81 Tiki Barber NYG 4 67
81 Frank Gore SF 4 67
81 Marcus Robinson MIN 4 58
81 Mewelde Moore MIN 4 50
81 Mack Strong SEA 4 39
81 Chris Baker NYJ 4 38
81 Dante' Hall KC 4 32
81 Vincent Jackson SD 4 31
81 Michael Gaines CAR 4 22
81 Ahmard Hall TEN 4 16
81 Billy Miller NO 4 14
81 Sinorice Moss NYG 4 6
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