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Evan Silva focuses on 1-2 critical fantasy Matchups in each of Sunday's Week 17 games

Welcome to the targets and touches for Week 17 of the NFL season. 

I have all the targets for each player since Week 12, and then in parentheses are the total and then average targets per game played for that player. Then below that I have the Red Zone targets and touches for each player, now sorted for rushing attempts and passing targets from Week 12 on for your pleasure.  I hope you enjoy and if you get a chance give a follow on Twitter.



Arizona Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald: 11-8-12-9-5 (45) (9), Michael Floyd: 7-10-5-5-5 (32) (6.4), Andre Roberts: 5-8-2-3-2 (20) (4), Rob Housler: 5-6-4-dnp-2 (17) (4.2), Andre Ellington: 2-dnp-2-5-3 (12) (3), Jim Dray: 1-3-3-1-3 (11) (2.2), Stepfan Taylor: 1-3-3-0-0 (7) (1.4), Brittan Golden: dnp-2-dnp-2-2 (6) (2), Jake Ballard: 0-0-0-3-3 (6) (1.2), Rashard Mendenhall: 2-0-0-2-0 (4) (0.8), Jaron Brown: 1-1-1-0-0 (3) (0.6), Alfonso Smith: 1-0-0-0-0 (1) (0.2)

You don’t see too many winning quarterbacks going 13-of-25 for 178 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions, but that’s exactly what Carson Palmer did in a 17-10 win, the first loss for Seattle at home in two years.

As you might expect, the Cardinals’ defense led the team in fantasy points with Jay Feely not far behind. That of course doesn’t leave many fantasy points for others, but it was good to see Michael Floyd catch the game winner. It was his only catch of the day, but it was a great one that shows he can get it done in a big spot.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Larry Fitzgerald: Run 0/Tar 11, Michael Floyd: Run 0/Tar 4, Jim Dray: Run 0/Tar 4, Rob Housler: Run 0/Tar 2, Andre Ellington: Run 8/Tar 2, Andre Roberts: Run 0/Tar 1, Jake Ballard: Run 0/Tar 1, Rashard Mendenhall: Run 14/Tar 1, Carson Palmer: Run 0/Tar 0, Stepfan Taylor: Run 5/Tar 0

Atlanta Falcons

Harry Douglas: 11-15-7-7-9 (49) (9.8), Roddy White: 2-14-10-7-15 (48) (9.6), Tony Gonzalez: 6-7-6-7-11 (37) (7.4), Darius Johnson: 8-4-1-4-dnp (17) (4.2), Steven Jackson: 4-1-3-6-2 (16) (3.2), Jacquizz Rodgers: 3-1-4-4-3 (15) (3), Jason Snelling: 2-1-1-1-3 (8) (1.6), Drew Davis: 1-0-1-0-3 (5) (1), Levine Toilolo: 1-1-dnp-1-1 (4) (1), Patrick DiMarco: 0-1-1-1-1 (4) (0.8), Antone Smith: 0-2-0-dnp-0 (2) (0.5)

Matt Ryan had his best fantasy game since Week 7 and most passing yards since Week 4 as he eclipsed 4,000 total yards for the third straight season. A big chunk of his 348 yards on the day went to Roddy White who caught 12 of 16 targets for 141 yards and a touchdown. That was the most receiving yardage the 49ers had allowed to a single wide receiver all season.

Next season hopefully Julio Jones is back to full health because Ryan will once again be a worthy fantasy play all year if he is.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Tony Gonzalez: Run 0/Tar 9, Harry Douglas: Run 0/Tar 5, Roddy White: Run 0/Tar 3, Darius Johnson: Run 0/Tar 2, Steven Jackson: Run 16/Tar 2, Jason Snelling: Run 0/Tar 1, Levine Toilolo: Run 0/Tar 1, Matt Ryan: Run 1/Tar 0, Jacquizz Rodgers: Run 1/Tar 0

Baltimore Ravens

Torrey Smith: 4-10-5-12-8 (39) (7.8), Jacoby Jones: 6-7-7-9-4 (33) (6.6), Marlon Brown: 2-1-11-6-7 (27) (5.4), Dennis Pitta: dnp-dnp-11-4-7 (22) (7.3), Ray Rice: 1-7-5-4-3 (20) (4), Ed Dickson: 5-2-5-3-5 (20) (4), Bernard Pierce: 0-3-2-0-5 (10) (2), Dallas Clark: 4-2-dnp-dnp-dnp (6) (3), Vonta Leach: 2-0-2-0-1 (5) (1), Brandon Stokley: 1-3-1-dnp-dnp (5) (1.7), Tandon Doss: 1-0-0-0-1 (2) (0.4), Bernard Scott: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-1 (1) (1)

Joe Flacco had a poor game against the Patriots as he threw two interceptions and no touchdowns. Over the last six games he has six total touchdowns and three of those came in one game against the hapless Vikings. This offense is not clicking. The run game continues to go nowhere and the Flacco to Torrey Smith connection isn’t connecting. The return of Dennis Pitta seemed like it would be a boost to the offense, but his last two games have been duds. There is absolutely no consistency from this team.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Ray Rice: Run 12/Tar 5, Torrey Smith: Run 0/Tar 4, Dennis Pitta: Run 0/Tar 3, Marlon Brown: Run 0/Tar 3, Ed Dickson: Run 0/Tar 3, Jacoby Jones: Run 0/Tar 2, Bernard Pierce: Run 5/Tar 1, Vonta Leach: Run 0/Tar 1, Dallas Clark: Run 0/Tar 1, Bernard Scott: Run 1/Tar 0, Joe Flacco: Run 1/Tar 0


Buffalo Bills

Steve Johnson: BYE-8-11-3-dnp (22) (7.3), Robert Woods: BYE-3-5-6-5 (19) (4.8), Scott Chandler: BYE-6-3-5-3 (17) (4.2), Fred Jackson: BYE-4-7-2-2 (15) (3.8), T.J. Graham: BYE-2-3-2-5 (12) (3), C.J. Spiller: BYE-4-1-2-4 (11) (2.8), Marquise Goodwin: BYE-4-0-0-1 (5) (1.2), Chris Hogan: BYE-0-1-0-3 (4) (1), Frank Summers: BYE-1-dnp-3-0 (4) (1.3), Lee Smith: BYE-0-1-0-1 (2) (0.5), Chris Gragg: BYE-dnp-0-1-0 (1) (0.3), Marcus Easley: BYE-0-0-0-1 (1) (0.2)

Thad Lewis didn’t need to do a ton in this game with Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller combining for 188 yards rushing and a touchdown. And you can’t forget the Dan Carpenter revenge factor! 

Robert Woods continues to flash big play ability with three receptions for 70 yards on five targets, but that was really the only bright spot in the passing game. E.J. Manuel should return this week to get some more reps to build on next season.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Steve Johnson: Run 0/Tar 2, Robert Woods: Run 0/Tar 2, Fred Jackson: Run 13/Tar 1, Scott Chandler: Run 0/Tar 1, T.J. Graham: Run 0/Tar 1, Frank Summers: Run 3/Tar 1, Tashard Choice: Run 1/Tar 0, Thaddeus Lewis: Run 0/Tar 0, EJ Manuel: Run 6/Tar 0, C.J. Spiller: Run 4/Tar 0

Carolina Panthers

Greg Olsen: 9-7-12-8-7 (43) (8.6), Steve Smith: 8-4-8-5-2 (27) (5.4), Ted Ginn: 10-4-5-1-4 (24) (4.8), Brandon LaFell: 5-7-4-4-2 (22) (4.4), Mike Tolbert: 1-4-2-2-2 (11) (2.2), DeAngelo Williams: 3-dnp-2-4-1 (10) (2.5), Jonathan Stewart: 1-2-1-dnp-dnp (4) (1.3), Domenik Hixon: 0-0-0-0-3 (3) (0.6)

Cam Newton did his best Tim Tebow impersonation in this one as he was awful most of the game and then led his team down for the game winning drive. This win is set pretty firmly on the backs of the Panthers’ defense with no receiver topping four receptions or 66 yards and Newton only completing 13-of-22 for 188 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Of course Newton is a better quarterback than his play against New Orleans, but he’ll need to be more consistent to make a run in the playoffs.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Greg Olsen: Run 0/Tar 7, Steve Smith: Run 0/Tar 5, Brandon LaFell: Run 1/Tar 3, Ted Ginn: Run 0/Tar 3, Mike Tolbert: Run 8/Tar 2, DeAngelo Williams: Run 8/Tar 1, Domenik Hixon: Run 0/Tar 1, Kenjon Barner: Run 2/Tar 0, Cam Newton: Run 8/Tar 0, Jonathan Stewart: Run 6/Tar 0, Derek Anderson: Run 1/Tar 0


Chicago Bears

Brandon Marshall: 12-9-8-13-9 (51) (10.2), Alshon Jeffery: 8-15-9-5-9 (46) (9.2), Martellus Bennett: 5-5-6-6-8 (30) (6), Matt Forte: 9-2-9-3-5 (28) (5.6), Earl Bennett: 8-3-2-4-3 (20) (4), Tony Fiammetta: 3-0-0-0-0 (3) (0.6), Michael Bush: 2-0-1-0-0 (3) (0.6), Eric Weems: 0-0-0-0-2 (2) (0.4), Dante Rosario: 0-0-1-0-0 (1) (0.2)

The Bears were absolutely destroyed by the Eagles last Sunday night and there is no way around that fact. The defense as usual was run all over while the offense could only muster 11 points against a team Matt Cassel and Greg Jennings completely lit up the week before.

The targets between Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall evened out this week with nine each while Marshall got into the end zone, but Jeffery had more receptions and yards. At this point I’ll be drafting Jeffery ahead of Marshall next season.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Brandon Marshall: Run 0/Tar 7, Earl Bennett: Run 0/Tar 4, Matt Forte: Run 13/Tar 4, Michael Bush: Run 8/Tar 3, Alshon Jeffery: Run 0/Tar 3, Martellus Bennett: Run 0/Tar 2, Dante Rosario: Run 0/Tar 1, Jay Cutler: Run 0/Tar 0, Josh McCown: Run 3/Tar 0

Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green: BYE-7-8-18-12 (45) (11.2), Marvin Jones: BYE-3-4-9-7 (23) (5.8), Mohamed Sanu: BYE-2-4-4-6 (16) (4), Jermaine Gresham: BYE-2-5-5-3 (15) (3.8), Giovani Bernard: BYE-2-4-4-4 (14) (3.5), Tyler Eifert: BYE-2-4-3-1 (10) (2.5), Andrew Hawkins: BYE-3-2-1-3 (9) (2.2), BenJarvus Green-Ellis: BYE-1-1-0-2 (4) (1), Alex Smith: BYE-0-1-0-0 (1) (0.2)

Andy Dalton is having a great season, but it doesn’t feel like it’s been as good as it has been. He’s currently the fifth best fantasy quarterback this year, but it’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride. Here are his weekly points this season 15, 16, 13, 5, 8, 24, 26, 31, 6, 14, 11, BYE, 9, 30, 19, 31. That kind of inconsistency sometimes made him tough to start on the games he went off and then made it tough to sit him on games he didn’t.

A.J. Green is hovering around his numbers from last season. Last week he caught seven of 13 targets for 93 yards and two touchdowns to put him at 94/1365/10. Last season he finished with a line of 97/1350/11.  It looks like an injury would be the only thing to keep him from being a consistent top 5 fantasy receiver for years to come.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: A.J. Green: Run 0/Tar 8, Marvin Jones: Run 0/Tar 4, Mohamed Sanu: Run 0/Tar 4, Jermaine Gresham: Run 0/Tar 2, Giovani Bernard: Run 7/Tar 1, Tyler Eifert: Run 0/Tar 1, Andy Dalton: Run 3/Tar 0, BenJarvus Green-Ellis: Run 12/Tar 0

Cleveland Browns

Josh Gordon: 17-15-10-10-16 (68) (13.6), Jordan Cameron: 10-7-9-6-dnp (32) (8), Greg Little: 7-4-4-7-4 (26) (5.2), Davone Bess: 8-5-4-3-dnp (20) (5), Chris Ogbonnaya: 5-5-3-5-1 (19) (3.8), Fozzy Whittaker: 5-1-7-2-0 (15) (3), Gary Barnidge: 0-0-2-1-4 (7) (1.4), Edwin Baker: dnp-dnp-dnp-4-3 (7) (3.5), MarQueis Gray: dnp-0-2-0-4 (6) (1.5), Josh Cooper: 0-0-dnp-dnp-6 (6) (2), Willis McGahee: 0-2-1-dnp-0 (3) (0.8)

Josh Gordon leads all wide receivers in targets since his suspension as well as in total yards, but he leads the league in total yards even counting the missed games. He has only caught 53.7% of his targets, which is low, but has an amazing 19.6 yards per reception. If you factor in the carousel of sub-par quarterbacks and his low percentage deep ball targets, he’s doing pretty well for himself.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Josh Gordon: Run 0/Tar 8, Edwin Baker: Run 9/Tar 3, Jordan Cameron: Run 0/Tar 3, Greg Little: Run 0/Tar 2, Chris Ogbonnaya: Run 3/Tar 1, Fozzy Whittaker: Run 2/Tar 1, Davone Bess: Run 0/Tar 1, Gary Barnidge: Run 0/Tar 1, MarQueis Gray: Run 1/Tar 0, Jason Campbell: Run 1/Tar 0, Willis McGahee: Run 2/Tar 0

 Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant: 16-9-4-17-11 (57) (11.4), DeMarco Murray: 3-5-5-7-3 (23) (4.6), Jason Witten: 7-3-3-8-2 (23) (4.6), Terrance Williams: 2-6-3-5-6 (22) (4.4), Miles Austin: 3-5-4-4-2 (18) (3.6), Cole Beasley: 4-3-3-4-2 (16) (3.2), Gavin Escobar: 1-0-2-2-0 (5) (1), Lance Dunbar: 2-1-dnp-dnp-dnp (3) (1.5), James Hanna: 0-0-1-1-0 (2) (0.4), Tyler Clutts: dnp-dnp-0-0-1 (1) (0.3)

Dez Bryant led the team in targets with 11 and caught four for 73 yards and a touchdown, but it looks like the Cowboys finally figured out that getting the ball to Terrance Williams over Miles Austin was the best choice as he caught four of six targets for 84 yards to lead the team while Austin had just two targets and caught one for eight yards. It will be extremely surprising to see Austin ahead of Williams on the depth chart next season.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Dez Bryant: Run 0/Tar 10, Jason Witten: Run 0/Tar 7, Terrance Williams: Run 0/Tar 4, Cole Beasley: Run 0/Tar 3, DeMarco Murray: Run 21/Tar 2, Gavin Escobar: Run 0/Tar 1, Joseph Randle: Run 2/Tar 0, Tony Romo: Run 3/Tar 0, Lance Dunbar: Run 1/Tar 0

Denver Broncos

Eric Decker: 4-12-12-5-17 (50) (10), Demaryius Thomas: 9-6-10-5-14 (44) (8.8), Knowshon Moreno: 1-5-7-6-4 (23) (4.6), Julius Thomas: dnp-dnp-7-8-8 (23) (7.7), Wes Welker: 8-5-10-dnp-dnp (23) (7.7), Jacob Tamme: 5-3-5-2-3 (18) (3.6), Andre Caldwell: 0-1-1-10-3 (15) (3), Montee Ball: 3-2-4-5-1 (15) (3), Virgil Green: 2-1-0-0-1 (4) (0.8), Joel Dreessen: 1-0-2-0-0 (3) (0.6), C.J. Anderson: 1-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp (1) (1)

Of course this one will go down in the record books as being Peyton Manning’s record breaking 51st touchdown game, but it also marks a huge finish to the season for Eric Decker. In the last four games he caught 28 passes for 464 yards and seven touchdowns. That includes a game where he caught two passes for 42 yards!  He had just three touchdowns in the first 11 games compared to the seven in the last four. That puts five Broncos’ players over 10 touchdowns. That is a record. This team is one big fat record.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Eric Decker: Run 0/Tar 11, Demaryius Thomas: Run 0/Tar 7, Knowshon Moreno: Run 10/Tar 7, Wes Welker: Run 0/Tar 3, Andre Caldwell: Run 0/Tar 3, Jacob Tamme: Run 0/Tar 2, Joel Dreessen: Run 0/Tar 2, Julius Thomas: Run 0/Tar 2, Montee Ball: Run 11/Tar 1, Virgil Green: Run 0/Tar 1

Detroit Lions


Calvin Johnson: 14-10-5-14-4 (47) (9.4), Kris Durham: 6-7-3-4-7 (27) (5.4), Joique Bell: 3-4-7-2-10 (26) (5.2), Nate Burleson: 10-1-5-6-2 (24) (4.8), Reggie Bush: 7-5-dnp-4-4 (20) (5), Brandon Pettigrew: 5-2-3-2-dnp (12) (3), Joseph Fauria: 1-1-0-1-7 (10) (2), Dorin Dickerson: 0-1-1-0-3 (5) (1), Kevin Ogletree: 0-1-0-0-4 (5) (1), Theo Riddick: 0-1-0-1-0 (2) (0.4), Jeremy Ross: 0-1-0-0-0 (1) (0.2)

As Calvin Johnson goes so goes Matthew Stafford. Stafford's fantasy points by week go - 20, 17, 21, 15, 14, 23, 26, 26, BYE, 18, 22, 15, 19, 6, 7, 6. As you can see the last three weeks have been the worst by far. The fact that they coincide with the fantasy playoffs didn’t help any of his owners much. His poor numbers coincide with Calvin Johnson playing injured or not playing at all this season. The Lions desperately need to find more receiving talent because Stafford isn't going anywhere.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Kris Durham: Run 0/Tar 4, Joseph Fauria: Run 0/Tar 4, Joique Bell: Run 13/Tar 3, Brandon Pettigrew: Run 0/Tar 2, Calvin Johnson: Run 0/Tar 2, Nate Burleson: Run 0/Tar 2, Jeremy Ross: Run 0/Tar 1, Reggie Bush: Run 9/Tar 1, Kevin Ogletree: Run 0/Tar 1, Matthew Stafford: Run 1/Tar 0, Theo Riddick: Run 1/Tar 0

Green Bay Packers

James Jones: 12-5-5-7-12 (41) (8.2), Jarrett Boykin: 10-3-3-6-13 (35) (7), Jordy Nelson: 7-4-4-9-5 (29) (5.8), Eddie Lacy: 6-4-5-5-3 (23) (4.6), Andrew Quarless: 3-2-7-6-4 (22) (4.4), Brandon Bostick: 5-dnp-4-1-dnp (10) (3.3), John Kuhn: 4-1-1-1-1 (8) (1.6), Ryan Taylor: 0-1-2-1-0 (4) (0.8), James Starks: 2-0-0-1-1 (4) (0.8)

Matt Flynn gave it the old college try, but Aaron Rodgers will be back in Week 17 and all the stats over the last five weeks are outdated. Jordy Nelson in seven full games with Aaron Rodgers averaged 5.5 catches, 92.7 yards, and 7 total touchdowns. Nelson in seven games without Rodgers averaged 4.5 catches for 62.4 yards and one total touchdown. I think they may be better with Rodgers at the helm, but I’m just guessing.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Jarrett Boykin: Run 0/Tar 6, Andrew Quarless: Run 0/Tar 5, Jordy Nelson: Run 0/Tar 4, James Jones: Run 0/Tar 3, Eddie Lacy: Run 22/Tar 3, Brandon Bostick: Run 0/Tar 2, Ryan Taylor: Run 0/Tar 1, James Starks: Run 7/Tar 1, Brandon Bostick: Run 0/Tar 1, Scott Tolzien: Run 1/Tar 0, John Kuhn: Run 2/Tar 0, Matt Flynn: Run 1/Tar 0

 

Houston Texans

Andre Johnson: 6-9-21-10-13 (59) (11.8), Garrett Graham: 9-11-14-dnp-dnp (34) (11.3), DeAndre Hopkins: 4-5-7-5-4 (25) (5), Keshawn Martin: 2-1-6-3-6 (18) (3.6), Ben Tate: 6-0-4-6-dnp (16) (4), Ryan Griffin: 2-0-3-6-5 (16) (3.2), Dennis Johnson: 2-2-1-2-4 (11) (2.2), Greg Jones: 0-0-1-0-2 (3) (0.6), Lestar Jean: 0-dnp-dnp-1-1 (2) (0.7), DeVier Posey: 1-0-1-0-dnp (2) (0.5), Deji Karim: 0-0-0-1-1 (2) (0.4)

Matt Schaub remains not very good at football this season. With Case Keenum out with an injury, Schaub got the start against the Broncos at home and completed just 18-of-37 passes for 176 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Schaub’s descent into less than mediocrity is fully complete and this Texans’ team isn’t going to look like the Texans of the last few years next season.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Andre Johnson: Run 0/Tar 6, Garrett Graham: Run 0/Tar 5, DeAndre Hopkins: Run 0/Tar 3, Keshawn Martin: Run 0/Tar 2, Greg Jones: Run 0/Tar 1, Dennis Johnson: Run 5/Tar 1, Matt Schaub: Run 0/Tar 0, Deji Karim: Run 1/Tar 0, Case Keenum: Run 2/Tar 0, Ben Tate: Run 10/Tar 0

Indianapolis Colts

T.Y. Hilton: 9-7-5-12-7 (40) (8), Coby Fleener: 8-5-9-1-3 (26) (5.2), Da'Rick Rogers: dnp-0-9-6-6 (21) (5.2), Trent Richardson: 2-0-6-6-5 (19) (3.8), LaVon Brazill: 5-8-4-dnp-1 (18) (4.5), Donald Brown: 2-3-6-0-3 (14) (2.8), Darrius Heyward-Bey: 6-5-3-0-0 (14) (2.8), Griff Whalen: dnp-dnp-dnp-5-8 (13) (6.5), Weslye Saunders: 2-dnp-2-0-2 (6) (1.5), Stanley Havili: dnp-4-0-dnp-1 (5) (1.7), Jack Doyle: dnp-dnp-1-2-1 (4) (1.3), David Reed: 2-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp (2) (2), Justice Cunningham: 1-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp (1) (1)

Griff Whalen was your targets, receptions and yards leader for the Colts last Sunday. This is a player just signed off their practice squad a couple weeks ago. But Da’Rick Rogers didn’t have a NFL reception when he went off a couple weeks ago, so really some guy named Ducky Singleton could lead them in receiving next week for all I know.

I do know one thing and that is I was wrong about Trent Richardson, at least for this season. Donald Brown on the other hand continues to play well after most had given up on him. He totaled 110 yards and two touchdowns on just 12 touches against Kansas City while Richardson had 19 touches for 58 yards and no touchdowns. The numbers speak for themselves there.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Donald Brown: Run 4/Tar 3, Da'Rick Rogers: Run 0/Tar 2, Darrius Heyward-Bey: Run 0/Tar 2, T.Y. Hilton: Run 0/Tar 2, Coby Fleener: Run 0/Tar 2, Trent Richardson: Run 7/Tar 2, Griff Whalen: Run 0/Tar 2, Jack Doyle: Run 0/Tar 1, Weslye Saunders: Run 0/Tar 1, LaVon Brazill: Run 0/Tar 1, Chris Rainey: Run 0/Tar 1, Andrew Luck: Run 1/Tar 0

Jacksonville Jaguars

Ace Sanders: 5-11-6-3-5 (30) (6), Cecil Shorts: 11-11-6-dnp-dnp (28) (9.3), Marcedes Lewis: 1-4-4-7-6 (22) (4.4), Mike Brown: dnp-2-7-7-6 (22) (5.5), Maurice Jones-Drew: 6-8-3-dnp-5 (22) (5.5), Kerry Taylor: 4-0-0-5-7 (16) (3.2), Jordan Todman: 1-2-2-8-2 (15) (3), Clay Harbor: 1-3-0-4-1 (9) (1.8), Will Ta'ufo'ou: 2-0-0-0-0 (2) (0.4), Jeremy Ebert: 0-dnp-dnp-2-dnp (2) (1), Justin Forsett: 1-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp (1) (1)

Chad Henne has thrown two touchdowns in each of his last four games, scored 15 fantasy points in each of his last three and thrown for exactly 237 yards in his last two. Coincidence? Yes, of course. But he has been getting his teammates some receiving touchdowns, especially Marcedes Lewis who has now caught a touchdown in each of his last four games.

Kerry Taylor led the team in targets, but Mike Brown was the fantasy leader with five receptions on six targets for 71 yards and a touchdown. He has proven he has ability this year. 

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Marcedes Lewis: Run 0/Tar 5, Ace Sanders: Run 0/Tar 4, Mike Brown: Run 0/Tar 4, Cecil Shorts: Run 0/Tar 4, Jordan Todman: Run 9/Tar 2, Clay Harbor: Run 0/Tar 2, Kerry Taylor: Run 0/Tar 1, Will Ta'ufo'ou: Run 0/Tar 1, Maurice Jones-Drew: Run 9/Tar 1, Chad Henne: Run 1/Tar 0

Kansas City Chiefs

Dwayne Bowe: 6-7-5-4-10 (32) (6.4), Jamaal Charles: 6-2-3-8-6 (25) (5), Dexter McCluster: 10-6-5-dnp-3 (24) (6), Donnie Avery: 5-6-2-3-4 (20) (4), Anthony Fasano: 5-5-dnp-dnp-4 (14) (4.7), Sean McGrath: 1-3-3-2-0 (9) (1.8), Junior Hemingway: 0-3-2-2-0 (7) (1.4), Knile Davis: 0-2-2-2-0 (6) (1.2), A.J. Jenkins: 1-4-0-1-0 (6) (1.2), Anthony Sherman: 2-2-0-1-0 (5) (1), Cyrus Gray: 0-1-1-1-1 (4) (0.8), Chad Hall: dnp-0-dnp-1-dnp (1) (0.5)

Kansas City didn’t really show up for this game. Well, Jamaal Charles did as he does, but otherwise it was a lifeless performance for a team that may rest their starters against San Diego this week.

Alex Smith threw for 153 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. In his last eight games he has five games with 20+ fantasy points, two with FOUR fantasy points and one with an unlucky 13. 

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Anthony Fasano: Run 0/Tar 7, Jamaal Charles: Run 14/Tar 7, Dexter McCluster: Run 1/Tar 6, Dwayne Bowe: Run 0/Tar 5, Donnie Avery: Run 0/Tar 1, Knile Davis: Run 3/Tar 1, Sean McGrath: Run 0/Tar 1, Junior Hemingway: Run 0/Tar 1, A.J. Jenkins: Run 1/Tar 1, Chad Hall: Run 0/Tar 1, Alex Smith: Run 1/Tar 0, Chase Daniel: Run 1/Tar 0

Miami Dolphins

Brian Hartline: 5-15-8-8-10 (46) (9.2), Mike Wallace: 10-9-5-9-11 (44) (8.8), Charles Clay: 7-10-10-2-7 (36) (7.2), Rishard Matthews: 7-3-2-9-2 (23) (4.6), Lamar Miller: 4-1-4-1-0 (10) (2), Daniel Thomas: 2-dnp-1-1-2 (6) (1.5), Dion Sims: 1-2-2-1-0 (6) (1.2), Marcus Thigpen: 2-1-1-2-0 (6) (1.2), Marlon Moore: 2-1-0-1-0 (4) (0.8), Michael Egnew: 1-0-0-3-dnp (4) (1)

The Dolphins ran 52 total plays, had six first downs and 103 total yards. They never had a rushing play go for over 3 yards. This is a team that may make the playoffs.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Charles Clay: Run 1/Tar 5, Brian Hartline: Run 0/Tar 5, Mike Wallace: Run 0/Tar 3, Daniel Thomas: Run 9/Tar 3, Marcus Thigpen: Run 0/Tar 3, Lamar Miller: Run 10/Tar 3, Rishard Matthews: Run 0/Tar 2, Ryan Tannehill: Run 0/Tar 0, Mike Gillislee: Run 1/Tar 0

 

Minnesota Vikings

Greg Jennings: 3-9-10-13-6 (41) (8.2), Cordarrelle Patterson: 11-4-7-6-7 (35) (7), Jerome Simpson: 4-9-8-3-5 (29) (5.8), John Carlson: 5-6-4-dnp-dnp (15) (5), Jarius Wright: 1-3-1-5-2 (12) (2.4), Rhett Ellison: 2-1-3-0-3 (9) (1.8), Adrian Peterson: 1-4-2-dnp-1 (8) (2), Matt Asiata: 0-0-0-5-dnp (5) (1.2), Toby Gerhart: 1-1-1-dnp-0 (3) (0.8), Jerome Felton: 1-1-1-0-0 (3) (0.6), Joe Webb: 0-0-0-1-0 (1) (0.2)

When you see glimpses of Matt Cassel being a competent quarterback they are often backed up by him being very much an incompetent quarterback. After last week’s big game against the Eagles he turned around and completed just 13-of-27 passes for 114 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Of course the Bengals are a much better defense than the Eagles, but if the Vikings have to roll Cassel out there next season it’s going to be a long one.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Cordarrelle Patterson: Run 0/Tar 6, Matt Asiata: Run 8/Tar 4, Greg Jennings: Run 0/Tar 3, Jerome Simpson: Run 0/Tar 3, Adrian Peterson: Run 10/Tar 2, Rhett Ellison: Run 0/Tar 2, Joe Webb: Run 0/Tar 1, Toby Gerhart: Run 3/Tar 1, Chase Ford: Run 0/Tar 1, John Carlson: Run 0/Tar 1, Matt Cassel: Run 1/Tar 0

 

New England Patriots

Julian Edelman: 11-12-9-19-11 (62) (12.4), Shane Vereen: 11-6-17-7-2 (43) (8.6), Danny Amendola: 6-5-8-14-3 (36) (7.2), Rob Gronkowski: 10-12-5-dnp-dnp (27) (9), Josh Boyce: dnp-1-5-7-dnp (13) (4.3), Kenbrell Thompkins: 9-3-dnp-dnp-dnp (12) (6), Brandon Bolden: 1-1-dnp-0-4 (6) (1.5), Austin Collie: dnp-dnp-1-3-0 (4) (1.3), Michael Hoomanawanui: dnp-dnp-dnp-3-1 (4) (2), Aaron Dobson: 0-dnp-dnp-dnp-4 (4) (2), LeGarrette Blount: 0-0-2-1-0 (3) (0.6), James Develin: 0-1-1-0-0 (2) (0.4), Stevan Ridley: 0-dnp-1-0-1 (2) (0.5), Matthew Mulligan: 0-0-1-0-0 (1) (0.2)

The Patriots scored two defensive touchdowns in the last two minutes of the game so that 41 points doesn’t really coincide with the offensive output from the Patriots who only totaled 300 yards. Short passing to Julian Edelman and a steady dose of Stevan Ridley and LeGarrette Blount got the job done. 

Edelman remains the target king and leads the team on the season in targets, receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns. It’s been a weird season for the Patriots but Edelman has been the one consistent force and should finish the season with 100 receptions and 1,000 yards.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Julian Edelman: Run 0/Tar 11, Shane Vereen: Run 5/Tar 11, Rob Gronkowski: Run 0/Tar 3, Danny Amendola: Run 0/Tar 3, Michael Hoomanawanui: Run 0/Tar 2, Austin Collie: Run 0/Tar 1, Josh Boyce: Run 0/Tar 1, James Develin: Run 1/Tar 0, Tom Brady: Run 2/Tar 0, Stevan Ridley: Run 2/Tar 0, Brandon Bolden: Run 2/Tar 0, LeGarrette Blount: Run 8/Tar 0

New Orleans Saints

Marques Colston: 6-7-13-13-10 (49) (9.8), Jimmy Graham: 7-9-11-6-11 (44) (8.8), Pierre Thomas: 6-4-4-8-5 (27) (5.4), Darren Sproles: dnp-8-3-10-5 (26) (6.5), Lance Moore: 2-2-4-7-3 (18) (3.6), Kenny Stills: 3-2-2-4-4 (15) (3), Robert Meachem: 3-3-3-1-2 (12) (2.4), Ben Watson: 2-1-1-3-2 (9) (1.8), Jed Collins: 0-1-1-1-2 (5) (1), Josh Hill: 3-1-0-dnp-dnp (4) (1.3), Mark Ingram: 0-0-0-2-1 (3) (0.6), Travaris Cadet: 1-0-0-0-dnp (1) (0.2)

Drew Brees continues to have trouble outside of the dome. After putting it to the Carolina Panthers for 313 yards and four touchdowns just two weeks ago at home, he could muster just 281 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in a 13-17 loss.

On the season Brees is completing 73.2% of his passes for 350.6 yards per game and has a 23 to 3 touchdown to interception ratio at home for a 122.5 QB rating. On the road he is completing 64% of his passes for 290.9 yards per game and a 12 to 9 touchdown to interception ratio on the road for a 84.8 QB rating.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Marques Colston: Run 0/Tar 11, Jimmy Graham: Run 0/Tar 11, Lance Moore: Run 0/Tar 3, Pierre Thomas: Run 8/Tar 2, Darren Sproles: Run 2/Tar 2, Kenny Stills: Run 0/Tar 1, Jed Collins: Run 2/Tar 1, Ben Watson: Run 0/Tar 1, Mark Ingram: Run 2/Tar 0, Khiry Robinson: Run 2/Tar 0, Drew Brees: Run 1/Tar 0

New York Giants

Brandon Myers: 5-6-7-3-7 (28) (5.6), Jerrel Jernigan: 7-0-dnp-8-12 (27) (6.8), Rueben Randle: 7-4-4-2-9 (26) (5.2), Victor Cruz: 4-7-6-7-dnp (24) (6), Hakeem Nicks: dnp-2-7-5-7 (21) (5.2), Andre Brown: 4-5-4-5-3 (21) (4.2), Bear Pascoe: 2-3-1-2-2 (10) (2), Louis Murphy: 1-0-2-1-2 (6) (1.2), Peyton Hillis: dnp-1-0-2-dnp (3) (1)

Jerrel Jernigan looks like Eli Manning’s favorite receiver at the moment. He’s led the team in targets and receptions over the last two games and fits Manning’s need to throw the ball short so he doesn’t break any more interception records.

Matthew Stafford gave this game away on a pick-six to tie it up and go into overtime. Neither team looked like they wanted to win, but somehow the Giants backed into the win. Both teams should be embarrassed.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Brandon Myers: Run 0/Tar 5, Andre Brown: Run 7/Tar 3, Victor Cruz: Run 0/Tar 2, Hakeem Nicks: Run 0/Tar 1, Louis Murphy: Run 0/Tar 1, Jerrel Jernigan: Run 0/Tar 1, Brandon Jacobs: Run 1/Tar 0, Eli Manning: Run 0/Tar 0, Peyton Hillis: Run 4/Tar 0

New York Jets

David Nelson: 5-8-4-4-5 (26) (5.2), Santonio Holmes: 4-0-5-8-6 (23) (4.6), Jeremy Kerley: dnp-dnp-7-3-11 (21) (7), Bilal Powell: 4-5-1-4-5 (19) (3.8), Kellen Winslow Jr: 4-3-6-1-5 (19) (3.8), Jeff Cumberland: 2-3-0-4-3 (12) (2.4), Greg Salas: 3-4-0-0-0 (7) (1.4), Tommy Bohanon: 0-0-2-2-1 (5) (1), Stephen Hill: 1-4-dnp-dnp-dnp (5) (2.5), Chris Ivory: 0-1-0-1-0 (2) (0.4)

While other teams throw in the towel on the season the Jets are amazingly playing some decent football after playing a whole bunch of awful football. Geno Smith’s two alter-egos continue to show up when you least expect them, but this week “Good Geno” played well against a good Browns’ defense completing 20-of36 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns and most importantly, no interceptions. He also rushed 10 times for 48 yards and a touchdown.

The return of Jeremy Kerley has been a nice addition for Smith and you can tell he plays better knowing he has Kerley’s stable presence in the game. This is all of course in relation to how he had been playing, so all the praise is through that lens of lowered expectations.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: David Nelson: Run 0/Tar 6, Santonio Holmes: Run 0/Tar 4, Jeff Cumberland: Run 0/Tar 2, Jeremy Kerley: Run 0/Tar 2, Kellen Winslow Jr: Run 0/Tar 2, Tommy Bohanon: Run 0/Tar 1, Bilal Powell: Run 4/Tar 1, Stephen Hill: Run 0/Tar 1, Josh Cribbs: Run 1/Tar 0, Geno Smith: Run 3/Tar 0, Chris Ivory: Run 7/Tar 0

Oakland Raiders

Andre Holmes: 5-11-7-7-8 (38) (7.6), Rod Streater: 9-4-10-9-5 (37) (7.4), Marcel Reece: 5-4-5-7-6 (27) (5.4), Mychal Rivera: 2-3-8-5-3 (21) (4.2), Rashad Jennings: 5-2-dnp-3-3 (13) (3.2), Jamize Olawale: 2-0-4-1-1 (8) (1.6), Jacoby Ford: 1-5-1-1-dnp (8) (2), Jeron Mastrud: 1-0-0-1-3 (5) (1), Denarius Moore: dnp-dnp-dnp-2-3 (5) (2.5), Darren McFadden: dnp-1-dnp-dnp-3 (4) (2), Nick Kasa: 1-0-0-1-0 (2) (0.4), Brice Butler: 1-dnp-0-dnp-dnp (1) (0.5)

The Raiders wide receiver talent continues to help cancel each other out, especially with very little talent at the quarterback position. Unless your name is Peyton Manning it’s going to be impossible to give Rod Streater, Denarius Moore and Andre Holmes enough productive targets to give any of them any kind of fantasy football consistency. Andre Holmes led them all last week with five receptions on eight targets for 71 yards and no touchdowns, while no other wide receiver topped three receptions or 17 receiving yards. We’ll continue to want these talented receivers on our fake teams, but they’ll continue being extremely inconsistent.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Marcel Reece: Run 4/Tar 6, Andre Holmes: Run 0/Tar 5, Rod Streater: Run 0/Tar 5, Mychal Rivera: Run 0/Tar 4, Jacoby Ford: Run 0/Tar 2, Rashad Jennings: Run 14/Tar 1, Terrelle Pryor: Run 1/Tar 0, Darren McFadden: Run 1/Tar 0, Matt McGloin: Run 1/Tar 0

Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson: BYE-6-6-16-5 (33) (8.2), Riley Cooper: BYE-6-9-7-3 (25) (6.2), LeSean McCoy: BYE-6-1-7-6 (20) (5), Zach Ertz: BYE-6-1-9-1 (17) (4.2), Brent Celek: BYE-6-3-1-4 (14) (3.5), Jason Avant: BYE-4-0-5-3 (12) (3), Brad Smith: BYE-0-1-1-0 (2) (0.5), Chris Polk: BYE-0-0-1-1 (2) (0.5), Damaris Johnson: BYE-0-dnp-1-0 (1) (0.3)

The passing game didn’t have to do too much in this game as Nick Foles completed 21-of-25 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns while the running backs totaled 29 carries for 260 yards and four touchdowns. The Bears must have been tired giving up 100 yard rushing games to just one running back, so they decided two would work this week. On the season the Bears have given up 11 100+ yard rushing games to opposing running backs and 18 rushing touchdowns.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Riley Cooper: Run 0/Tar 4, Jason Avant: Run 0/Tar 2, Brent Celek: Run 0/Tar 2, Zach Ertz: Run 0/Tar 2, DeSean Jackson: Run 1/Tar 1, Chris Polk: Run 1/Tar 0, Nick Foles: Run 9/Tar 0, Bryce Brown: Run 3/Tar 0, LeSean McCoy: Run 13/Tar 0


Pittsburgh Steelers

Antonio Brown: 10-8-9-6-13 (46) (9.2), Emmanuel Sanders: 7-11-6-6-2 (32) (6.4), Le'Veon Bell: 5-9-9-5-3 (31) (6.2), Heath Miller: 6-9-4-4-4 (27) (5.4), Jerricho Cotchery: 1-6-9-3-2 (21) (4.2), Will Johnson: 1-1-1-0-1 (4) (0.8), Jonathan Dwyer: 2-0-0-0-1 (3) (0.6), Felix Jones: 1-0-0-0-1 (2) (0.4), Matt Spaeth: dnp-dnp-0-1-1 (2) (0.7), Markus Wheaton: 0-0-1-0-0 (1) (0.2), David Paulson: 0-0-0-0-1 (1) (0.2)

Antonio Brown was once again the most targeted Steelers’ player. His 13 eclipsed Heath Miller’s four, which came in second. Brown has had five or more receptions in every game this season and has broken the Steelers single season receiving yardage mark. Right now Brown and Le'Veon Bell are taking up a huge chunk of the production each week, which is actually a pretty nice balance when working well. The Steelers’ defense is the weak link at the moment.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Jerricho Cotchery: Run 0/Tar 7, Antonio Brown: Run 0/Tar 6, Emmanuel Sanders: Run 0/Tar 6, Le'Veon Bell: Run 18/Tar 3, Heath Miller: Run 0/Tar 2, Matt Spaeth: Run 0/Tar 2, Will Johnson: Run 0/Tar 1, Jonathan Dwyer: Run 0/Tar 1, Ben Roethlisberger: Run 1/Tar 0

San Diego Chargers

Keenan Allen: 12-10-3-5-7 (37) (7.4), Antonio Gates: 8-9-6-3-3 (29) (5.8), Ryan Mathews: 2-6-4-1-5 (18) (3.6), Eddie Royal: 4-dnp-4-6-4 (18) (4.5), Danny Woodhead: 4-3-5-1-3 (16) (3.2), Vincent Brown: 1-2-4-3-5 (15) (3), Ladarius Green: 5-6-1-0-1 (13) (2.6), Ronnie Brown: 1-0-1-0-0 (2) (0.4), John Phillips: 1-0-0-0-1 (2) (0.4), Le'Ron McClain: 0-0-0-1-0 (1) (0.2), Seyi Ajirotutu: 1-0-0-0-0 (1) (0.2)

Keenan Allen had a few chances, but Philip Rivers was not on target in this one. He had seven targets, but could only reel in three for 26 yards and a touchdown. He was wide open for another short touchdown that Rivers missed him on. With Rivers off his game Ryan Mathews once again played a big role in the offense and totaled 119 yards and a touchdown on 28 touches. He’s been playing through injuries this season and proving he can do so and be productive at the same time. He’ll be a high risk/reward back next season once again, but his track record has just gotten much better.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Keenan Allen: Run 0/Tar 10, Danny Woodhead: Run 4/Tar 6, Eddie Royal: Run 0/Tar 3, Ladarius Green: Run 0/Tar 2, Antonio Gates: Run 0/Tar 2, Ronnie Brown: Run 2/Tar 0, Ryan Mathews: Run 19/Tar 0

Seattle Seahawks

Golden Tate: BYE-5-8-6-3 (22) (5.5), Doug Baldwin: BYE-5-4-7-6 (22) (5.5), Jermaine Kearse: BYE-3-5-3-7 (18) (4.5), Zach Miller: BYE-8-3-3-3 (17) (4.2), Marshawn Lynch: BYE-4-0-6-2 (12) (3), Luke Willson: BYE-1-4-2-1 (8) (2), Ricardo Lockette: BYE-1-0-1-1 (3) (0.8), Robert Turbin: BYE-0-1-1-0 (2) (0.5), Michael Robinson: BYE-1-0-0-1 (2) (0.5), Derrick Coleman: BYE-1-0-0-0 (1) (0.2)

Russell Wilson had probably his worst game in a Seahawks’ uniform against Arizona, completing just 11-of-27 passes for 108 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Of course that didn’t leave many yards for receivers, but thankfully for tight end streamers who target the Cardinals, Zach Miller managed a touchdown.

It looked like Marshawn Lynch was going to get some room early on to run, but after some early success he was held in check for 71 yards on 18 carries. That’s actually more than the Cardinals have been giving up to running backs lately. Over the last eight games Arizona is allowing 48.8 rushing yards per game at 2.9 yards per carry to opposing running backs.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Jermaine Kearse: Run 0/Tar 6, Zach Miller: Run 0/Tar 5, Doug Baldwin: Run 1/Tar 3, Derrick Coleman: Run 0/Tar 1, Marshawn Lynch: Run 19/Tar 1, Michael Robinson: Run 0/Tar 1, Russell Wilson: Run 3/Tar 0

San Francisco 49ers

Anquan Boldin: 6-13-8-8-7 (42) (8.4), Vernon Davis: 7-5-3-7-3 (25) (5), Michael Crabtree: dnp-4-8-6-7 (25) (6.2), Bruce Miller: 0-4-5-5-dnp (14) (3.5), Mario Manningham: 7-0-4-2-dnp (13) (3.2), Frank Gore: 2-2-1-0-1 (6) (1.2), Vance McDonald: 1-0-0-dnp-2 (3) (0.8), Kassim Osgood: 0-0-0-0-1 (1) (0.2), LaMichael James: 1-0-0-0-0 (1) (0.2), Garrett Celek: dnp-dnp-dnp-1-0 (1) (0.5)

Michael Crabtree has now had his first game with a touchdown and his first 100-yard game, so now he just needs to put those two things together.

After scoring a touchdown in six straight games and 13 on the season Vernon Davis had three targets and zero receptions.

Colin Kaepernick had one of his better fantasy games in a while because of his six rushing attempts for 51 yards and a touchdown. It’s his first rushing touchdown since Week 8.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Vernon Davis: Run 0/Tar 6, Anquan Boldin: Run 1/Tar 5, Bruce Miller: Run 1/Tar 4, Michael Crabtree: Run 0/Tar 2, Frank Gore: Run 21/Tar 1, Colin Kaepernick: Run 4/Tar 0, Kendall Hunter: Run 7/Tar 0

St. Louis Rams

Chris Givens: 6-9-2-2-3 (22) (4.4), Jared Cook: 5-6-6-1-2 (20) (4), Stedman Bailey: 1-4-4-4-5 (18) (3.6), Tavon Austin: 5-7-3-dnp-dnp (15) (5), Austin Pettis: 0-3-3-4-2 (12) (2.4), Zac Stacy: 2-2-4-2-1 (11) (2.2), Brian Quick: 2-4-0-1-2 (9) (1.8), Cory Harkey: 0-0-1-3-3 (7) (1.4), Lance Kendricks: 1-0-2-3-1 (7) (1.4), Isaiah Pead: 0-3-0-0-0 (3) (0.6), Benny Cunningham: 0-0-2-0-1 (3) (0.6)

Rookie Stedman Bailey led the team in targets with five and yards with 44 while also rushing for a 27 yard touchdown on a double reverse, but the true leaders in this one were the defense and Zac Stacy who rushed 33 times for 104 yards and one touchdown. That’s not a great yards per carry of 3.15, but it was a workmanlike effort from Stacy who has proven himself as a hard-nosed runner who they can rely on.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Brian Quick: Run 0/Tar 4, Chris Givens: Run 0/Tar 3, Tavon Austin: Run 0/Tar 3, Jared Cook: Run 0/Tar 2, Zac Stacy: Run 19/Tar 2, Lance Kendricks: Run 0/Tar 2, Austin Pettis: Run 0/Tar 2, Cory Harkey: Run 0/Tar 1, Isaiah Pead: Run 0/Tar 1, Benny Cunningham: Run 4/Tar 0, Kellen Clemens: Run 3/Tar 0

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Vincent Jackson: 3-5-8-8-10 (34) (6.8), Tim Wright: 9-3-4-9-6 (31) (6.2), Tiquan Underwood: 5-4-5-5-2 (21) (4.2), Chris Owusu: 0-3-0-5-3 (11) (2.2), Bobby Rainey: 1-3-4-1-1 (10) (2), Brian Leonard: 2-2-0-2-1 (7) (1.4), Skye Dawson: 0-dnp-3-1-dnp (4) (1.3), Erik Lorig: 0-1-1-0-2 (4) (0.8), Eric Page: 0-0-0-1-0 (1) (0.2)

Vincent Jackson has had his usual trouble with consistency this season, but he’s also been playing through injuries and a rookie quarterback. He was the only bright spot for the Buccaneers against the Rams as he caught five of 10 targets for 98 yards.

After Jackson the offense has been in a tremendous funk. The huge 163 yard, three touchdown game by Bobby Rainey to start his tenure as a Buc and then his 80 yard touchdown against Buffalo weren’t enough to get his yards per carry over 4. That’s not going to get the job done in the NFL.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Vincent Jackson: Run 0/Tar 4, Tiquan Underwood: Run 0/Tar 3, Brian Leonard: Run 0/Tar 2, Tim Wright: Run 0/Tar 2, Bobby Rainey: Run 9/Tar 2

Tennessee Titans

Kendall Wright: 7-11-3-20-7 (48) (9.6), Nate Washington: 6-6-6-9-8 (35) (7), Delanie Walker: 9-2-dnp-11-7 (29) (7.2), Justin Hunter: 6-5-8-dnp-1 (20) (5), Chris Johnson: 5-7-3-3-1 (19) (3.8), Kenny Britt: 2-0-dnp-6-dnp (8) (2.7), Michael Preston: dnp-dnp-1-5-0 (6) (2), Taylor Thompson: 2-3-1-0-0 (6) (1.2), Shonn Greene: 1-1-0-0-1 (3) (0.6), Collin Mooney: 2-1-dnp-dnp-dnp (3) (1.5), Visanthe Shiancoe: dnp-dnp-2-dnp-dnp (2) (2), Craig Stevens: 1-dnp-0-0-0 (1) (0.2), Quinn Johnson: dnp-dnp-0-1-0 (1) (0.3), Jackie Battle: 0-0-0-0-1 (1) (0.2)

Nate Washington hasn’t dropped a pass all season and on Sunday caught six of eight targets for 117 yards and a touchdown. He’s never been a good fantasy player, but he has turned into a good real life player.

The run game was what did most of the damage with Chris Johnson carrying the ball 22 times for 90 yards and Shonn Greene carrying the ball 19 times for 91 yards and a touchdown. That’s a bunch of carries right there and by far the most for Shonn Greene this season.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Delanie Walker: Run 0/Tar 7, Chris Johnson: Run 4/Tar 5, Michael Preston: Run 0/Tar 3, Kenny Britt: Run 0/Tar 2, Nate Washington: Run 0/Tar 2, Kendall Wright: Run 0/Tar 2, Justin Hunter: Run 0/Tar 1, Jackie Battle: Run 0/Tar 1, Shonn Greene: Run 10/Tar 1, Ryan Fitzpatrick: Run 3/Tar 0

Washington Redskins

Pierre Garcon: 11-12-12-10-18 (63) (12.6), Santana Moss: 4-1-6-9-4 (24) (4.8), Aldrick Robinson: 3-2-6-7-3 (21) (4.2), Logan Paulsen: 2-4-5-7-2 (20) (4), Josh Morgan: 6-1-3-4-1 (15) (3), Roy Helu: 1-4-4-1-2 (12) (2.4), Fred Davis: 0-4-3-3-1 (11) (2.2), Alfred Morris: 0-3-0-1-1 (5) (1), Darrel Young: dnp-dnp-dnp-0-3 (3) (1.5), Evan Royster: 0-0-1-dnp-dnp (1) (0.3), Niles Paul: 0-dnp-1-0-0 (1) (0.2)

Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-36 passes for 197 yards, one touchdown and one interception and Pierre Garcon caught 11 of 18 targets for 144 yards and a touchdown. The other 53 receiving yards were split up between six players.

Alfred Morris rushed 22 times for 88 yards and a touchdown, which is actually his best fantasy game since Week 9. Since he doesn’t catch many passes he pretty much needs touchdowns to be the RB1 we know he can be, but he only has seven on the season compared to his 13 last season.

Red Zone Targets+Touches: Pierre Garcon: Run 0/Tar 4, Logan Paulsen: Run 0/Tar 4, Santana Moss: Run 0/Tar 3, Fred Davis: Run 0/Tar 3, Aldrick Robinson: Run 0/Tar 1, Josh Morgan: Run 1/Tar 1, Darrel Young: Run 0/Tar 1, Roy Helu: Run 1/Tar 0, Evan Royster: Run 1/Tar 0, Alfred Morris: Run 13/Tar 0, Robert Griffin III: Run 2/Tar 0

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