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Week 3 Looks/Touches

Matt Buser
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The following is a list of the Week 3 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

Willie Parker rebounded splendidly from a horrific Week 2 performance against the Jaguars, totaling 146 rushing/receiving yards (133 rushing, 13 receiving) and two touchdowns on a league-leading 32 touches against the Bengals. Parker currently ranks third in the league with 78 touches (71 carries, seven receptions) through the season's first three weeks, and his 300 rushing/receiving yards (268 rushing, 32 receiving) rank 14th among running backs.
Ahman Green has been very involved in the Packers offense and playing well – of course, it's the whole playing well for an entire season thing that would actually make Green owners happy. Regardless, Green was particularly active in the passing game in Week 3, catching eight passes for 68 yards and his first touchdown of the season while totaling 63 yards rushing on 22 carries. His 353 rushing/receiving yards (215 rushing, 138 receiving) through Week 3 are good for fifth among running backs, and his 17 receptions are good for second.
Mike Bell, fantasy sleeper, we hardly knew ye. Let's break down the touches for the two Bells (Tatum and Mike) for the season's first three weeks: in Week 1, Tatum edged Mike 15 to 14; in Week 2, Tatum saw just a bit more action, with 18 to Mike's 14; enter Week 3, where Tatum's 29 dwarfed Mike's four. Tatum totaled 142 yards of offense (123 rushing, 19 receiving) on 27 carries and two receptions in Week 3, while Mike managed just 12 yards on four carries.
The platoon watch notes when a team's RB2 is given at least half as many touches as the RB1 during the game, regardless of the reason. Platoon watch stats for Week 3: Jacksonville (Fred Taylor 22, Maurice Jones-Drew 17), New Orleans (Deuce McAllister 23, Reggie Bush 17), New York Jets (Kevan Barlow 12, Leon Washington 9), Philadelphia (Brian Westbrook 12, Correll Buckhalter 7), Seattle (Shaun Alexander 22, Maurice Morris 15), Washington (Ladell Betts 19, Clinton Portis 18).
Westbrook and Portis appear on the platoon watch list this week thanks to their teams' large leads in their respective games. Coincidentally, those two players led the way in yards-per-touch for Week 3. Westbrook had a dream game, scoring three touchdowns and totaling 164 yards (117 rushing, 47 receiving) on just 12 touches (eight carries, four receptions), a 13.67 average. Portis scored twice and totaled 164 yards (86 rushing, 78 receiving) on 18 touches (16 carries, two receptions), good for a 9.11 yard average. With the Raiders on a bye week, someone other than LaMont Jordan was bound to bring up the rear – that honor goes to Maurice Morris, who rushed for just 18 yards on 15 carries after replacing the injured Shaun Alexander, a measly 1.20 average.

LOOKS

Hopefully you became aware of Steve Smith's status for Sunday's game in time to get him into the lineup – it certainly didn't take him long to get back into the swing of things. His stat-line was vintage Steve Smith, as he recorded seven catches on a league-high 14 looks for 112 yards.
Torry Holt has accumulated a league-high 40 looks after three weeks, and had his first big-time game of the season in Week 3, grabbing eight catches on 13 looks for 120 yards and a touchdown against the Cardinals.
Joey Galloway's game log is not exactly a thing of beauty. He's had catch totals of zero, nine, and one in the season's first three weeks, respectively. While his lone catch this past week was an eight-yard touchdown, he was targeted just seven times after a league-high 18 looks in Week 2.
Hines Ward's struggles are undoubtedly tied to Ben Roethlisberger's, as Ward was targeted 11 times in Week 3 but managed just two receptions for 17 yards. Roethlisberger completed just 18 of 39 passes overall against the Bengals, and has completed less than 50 percent of his passes on the season, while Ward has managed just nine catches on 26 looks.
Week 3 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM W3 YTD
1 Willie Parker PIT 32 78
2 Ahman Green GNB 30 75
3 Tatum Bell DEN 29 62
4 Willis McGahee BUF 28 76
4 Ronnie Brown MIA 28 67
6 Steven Jackson STL 27 77
7 Edgerrin James ARI 25 79
8 Chester Taylor MIN 23 84
8 Deuce McAllister NOR 23 58
8 DeShaun Foster CAR 23 57
8 Travis Henry TEN 23 33
12 Frank Gore SFO 22 75
12 Fred Taylor JAC 22 74
12 Shaun Alexander SEA 22 70
12 Kevin Jones DET 22 59
16 Rudi Johnson CIN 21 78
16 Thomas Jones CHI 21 65
16 Jamal Lewis BAL 21 58
16 Carnell Williams TAM 21 49
20 Ladell Betts WAS 19 48
21 Tiki Barber NYG 18 69
21 Clinton Portis WAS 18 30
23 Reggie Bush NOR 17 53
23 Laurence Maroney NWE 17 50
23 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 17 23
26 Jason Wright CLE 16 17
27 Warrick Dunn ATL 15 66
27 Ron Dayne HOU 15 26
27 Maurice Morris SEA 15 24
30 Dominic Rhodes IND 14 49
31 Brian Westbrook PHI 12 59
31 Kevan Barlow NYJ 12 38
33 Verron Haynes PIT 10 18
34 Leon Washington NYJ 9 10
35 Correll Buckhalter PHI 7 23
35 Kevin Faulk NWE 7 14
35 Michael Robinson SFO 7 10
38 Joseph Addai IND 6 34
38 Mack Strong SEA 6 16
38 Mewelde Moore MIN 6 12
41 Corey Dillon NWE 5 43
41 Musa Smith BAL 5 17
41 Mike Alstott TAM 5 12
41 Justin Griffith ATL 5 7
41 Maurice Hicks SFO 5 6
41 Rock Cartwright WAS 5 5
47 Mike Bell DEN 4 32
47 DeAngelo Williams CAR 4 23
47 Kenny Watson CIN 4 8
50 Michael Pittman TAM 3 10
50 Vernand Morency GNB 3 9
50 Tony Fisher STL 3 8
50 Jerome Harrison CLE 3 7
50 Mike Sellers WAS 3 6
50 Brad Hoover CAR 3 5
56 Brandon Jacobs NYG 2 15
56 LenDale White TEN 2 11
56 Noah Herron GNB 2 7
56 Shawn Bryson DET 2 5
56 Lee Suggs MIA 2 5
56 Darian Barnes MIA 2 3
56 Cory Schlesinger DET 2 2
56 Cedric Houston NYJ 2 2
56 Ryan Moats PHI 2 2
65 Jerious Norwood ATL 1 21
65 Anthony Thomas BUF 1 11
65 Sam Gado HOU 1 8
65 Stephen Davis STL 1 7
65 Tony Richardson MIN 1 5
65 Lawrence Vickers CLE 1 3
65 Brian Calhoun DET 1 3
65 Alvin Pearman JAC 1 2
65 Heath Evans NWE 1 2
65 Marcel Shipp ARI 1 1
65 Cecil Sapp DEN 1 1
65 William Henderson GNB 1 1
Week 3 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM W3 YTD
1 Steve Smith CAR 14 14
2 Torry Holt STL 13 40
2 Laveranues Coles NYJ 13 35
2 Muhsin Muhammad CHI 13 27
2 Andre Johnson HOU 13 25
2 Lee Evans BUF 13 23
7 Marvin Harrison IND 12 38
7 Anquan Boldin ARI 12 31
7 Alge Crumpler ATL 12 20
10 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 11 32
10 Todd Heap BAL 11 28
10 Hines Ward PIT 11 26
10 Roy Williams DET 11 26
10 Benjamin Watson NE 11 24
10 Bernard Berrian CHI 11 21
10 Reggie Brown PHI 11 19
10 Mark Clayton BAL 11 18
10 Doug Gabriel NE 11 14
10 Eric Johnson SF 11 14
20 Drew Bennett TEN 10 33
20 Marques Colston NO 10 27
20 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 10 10
23 Donald Driver GB 9 30
23 Derrick Mason BAL 9 26
23 Darrell Jackson SEA 9 25
23 Keyshawn Johnson CAR 9 25
23 Troy Williamson MIN 9 25
23 Antonio Bryant SF 9 24
23 Braylon Edwards CLE 9 23
23 Chris Henry CIN 9 23
31 Kellen Winslow CLE 8 24
31 Ahman Green GB 8 23
31 Rod Smith DEN 8 21
31 Troy Brown NE 8 19
31 Travis Taylor MIN 8 16
31 Cedrick Wilson PIT 8 14
37 Joey Galloway TB 7 28
37 Reggie Wayne IND 7 24
37 Mike Furrey DET 7 21
37 Frank Gore SF 7 20
37 Bobby Engram SEA 7 19
37 George Wrighster JAC 7 16
37 Reche Caldwell NE 7 15
37 Peerless Price BUF 7 13
37 Kevin Faulk NE 7 11
46 Chris Chambers MIA 6 29
46 Jerricho Cotchery NYJ 6 23
46 Isaac Bruce STL 6 22
46 Brian Westbrook PHI 6 21
46 Kevin Jones DET 6 20
46 Javon Walker DEN 6 20
46 Wes Welker MIA 6 19
46 Dennis Northcutt CLE 6 18
46 Ernest Wilford JAC 6 17
46 Santana Moss WAS 6 16
46 Jeremy Shockey NYG 6 16
46 Michael Jenkins ATL 6 15
46 Josh Reed BUF 6 13
46 Ben Troupe TEN 6 13
46 Nate Burleson SEA 6 11
46 Laurence Maroney NE 6 8
46 David Tyree NYG 6 6
63 Amani Toomer NYG 5 25
63 Reggie Bush NO 5 24
63 Reggie Williams JAC 5 24
63 Greg Jennings GB 5 23
63 Joe Horn NO 5 18
63 Eric Moulds HOU 5 15
63 Randy McMichael MIA 5 13
63 Verron Haynes PIT 5 12
63 Ashley Lelie ATL 5 12
63 Joseph Addai IND 5 10
63 Tim Carter NYG 5 10
63 Greg Lewis PHI 5 10
63 Daniel Graham NE 5 9
63 Willis McGahee BUF 5 8
63 Alex Smith TB 5 8
63 Thomas Jones CHI 5 7
63 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 5 5
80 Tiki Barber NYG 4 22
80 L.J. Smith PHI 4 22
80 Plaxico Burress NYG 4 21
80 Desmond Clark CHI 4 17
80 Chris Cooley WAS 4 17
80 Ladell Betts WAS 4 16
80 Dallas Clark IND 4 14
80 Arnaz Battle SF 4 13
80 Marty Booker MIA 4 13
80 DeShaun Foster CAR 4 13
80 Bubba Franks GB 4 11
80 Bryan Gilmore SF 4 11
80 Nate Washington PIT 4 11
80 Santonio Holmes PIT 4 10
80 Brandon Lloyd WAS 4 10
80 Heath Miller PIT 4 10
80 Roscoe Parrish BUF 4 10
80 Tony Scheffler DEN 4 10
80 Roddy White ATL 4 10
80 Chris Baker NYJ 4 9
80 Tatum Bell DEN 4 8
80 Mewelde Moore MIN 4 8
80 Deuce McAllister NO 4 7
80 Maurice Hicks SF 4 5