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Week 9 Looks/Touches

Matt Buser
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The following is a list of the Week 9 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

Chester Taylor and Steven Jackson finished at the top of the touches leaderboard for Week 9 thanks largely to their activity in their teams' passing games. Taylor had a season-high eight catches on nine looks, while Jackson recorded a whopping 13 catches on 14 looks. This isn't an entirely new development, however. Taylor is fifth among running backs in receptions (32) and fourth in overall touches (205), while Jackson is second in both categories (41 receptions, 211 touches). Jackson led all players with 219 yards of offense (86 rushing, 133 receiving) in Week 9, while Taylor finished sixth with 141 (96 rushing, 45 receiving).
Ronnie Brown had season-highs in touches (31), carries (29), rushing yards (157), and total offense (190 yards) in Week 9 versus the Bears. Brown has totaled 439 yards of offense (343 rushing, 96 receiving) on 73 touches (66 carries, seven catches) over his past three games – during the first five games of the season, Brown had 431 yards (278 rushing, 153 receiving) on 105 touches (85 carries, 20 catches).
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 9 included: Green Bay (Ahman Green 24, Noah Herron 12), Jacksonville (Fred Taylor 13, Maurice Jones-Drew 10), New Orleans (Deuce McAllister 17, Reggie Bush 15), New England (Laurence Maroney 14, Corey Dillon 14), and Tampa Bay (Carnell Williams 13, Michael Pittman 7).
LaDainian Tomlinson led all players with at least 10 in yards per touch. Tomlinson totaled 192 yards (172 rushing, 20 receiving) on his 21 touches (18 carries, three catches), good for a 9.14-yard average. Reggie Bush was on the low end in Week 9, as he managed just 17 yards (-5 rushing, 22 receiving) on 15 touches (11 carries, four receptions).

LOOKS

Donald Driver's season-high 17 looks marked the fifth time in eight games that he's been targeted more than 10 times this season. He's had at least eight looks in all but one game this season, his 86 looks-to-date rank third overall, and his 50 receptions are fourth in the league.
Kellen Winslow's 13 looks in Week 9 were a season high and the second consecutive week that he's been in double digits. Winslow's 65 looks are 16th in the league, and tops among tight ends, and his 51 receptions are third in the league.
Steven Jackson's big receiving day came at the expense of Torry Holt. He was targeted a season-low five times and managed just three receptions for 50 yards. After being targeted at least 12 times in each of the season's first four games, Holt has been in single digits in three of the past four games.
Week 9 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM W9 YTD
1 Chester Taylor MIN 34 205
2 Steven Jackson STL 32 211
3 Ronnie Brown MIA 31 178
4 Kevin Jones DET 30 177
4 Maurice Morris SEA 30 122
6 Larry Johnson KAN 27 226
6 Jamal Lewis BAL 27 159
8 Thomas Jones CHI 24 181
8 Frank Gore SF 24 174
8 Ahman Green GB 24 140
8 Clinton Portis WAS 24 137
12 Wali Lundy HOU 23 88
13 Mike Bell DEN 22 81
14 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 21 206
14 Willie Parker PIT 21 182
14 Anthony Thomas BUF 21 34
17 Tiki Barber NYG 20 204
17 Julius Jones DAL 20 168
17 Reuben Droughns CLE 20 147
20 Rudi Johnson CIN 19 172
20 Travis Henry TEN 19 122
22 Joseph Addai IND 18 124
23 Deuce McAllister NO 17 128
24 Reggie Bush NO 15 127
25 Warrick Dunn ATL 14 162
25 Laurence Maroney NWE 14 117
25 Corey Dillon NWE 14 102
28 Fred Taylor JAC 13 150
28 Carnell Williams TB 13 145
30 Noah Herron GB 12 49
31 LaMont Jordan OAK 10 108
31 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 10 91
31 Mack Strong SEA 10 43
34 Marion Barber III DAL 9 70
34 LenDale White TEN 9 47
34 Kevin Faulk NWE 9 32
37 Cedric Benson CHI 8 67
37 Brandon Jacobs NYG 8 62
37 Stephen Davis STL 8 25
40 Michael Pittman TB 7 36
40 Najeh Davenport PIT 7 27
42 Ladell Betts WAS 6 88
42 Jerious Norwood ATL 6 58
44 Mike Sellers WAS 5 17
45 Willis McGahee BUF 4 168
45 Dominic Rhodes IND 4 113
45 Michael Robinson SF 4 34
45 Mike Anderson BAL 4 25
45 Michael Bennett KAN 4 20
45 Tony Richardson MIN 4 15
51 Musa Smith BAL 3 39
51 Artose Pinner MIN 3 9
51 Alvin Pearman JAC 3 6
51 Cedric Cobbs DEN 3 3
51 Rich Alexis JAC 3 3
56 Michael Turner SD 2 55
56 Mewelde Moore MIN 2 30
56 Jerome Harrison CLE 2 20
56 Zack Crockett OAK 2 18
56 Jameel Cook HOU 2 16
56 Sammy Morris MIA 2 12
56 ReShard Lee OAK 2 7
56 Mike Karney NO 2 6
56 Jeremi Johnson CIN 2 4
56 Ahmard Hall TEN 2 4
56 Daimon Shelton BUF 2 3
56 Earnest Graham TB 2 2
68 Ron Dayne HOU 1 70
68 Justin Fargas OAK 1 63
68 Lorenzo Neal SD 1 21
68 Jason McKie CHI 1 20
68 Justin Griffith ATL 1 15
68 Chris Perry CIN 1 10
68 Cecil Sapp DEN 1 10
68 Terrelle Smith CLE 1 8
68 William Henderson GB 1 2
68 Ovie Mughelli BAL 1 1
Week 9 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER TEAM W9 YTD
1 Donald Driver GB 17 86
2 Reggie Wayne IND 15 76
3 Marques Colston NO 14 73
3 Steven Jackson STL 14 48
5 Randy Moss OAK 13 71
5 Kellen Winslow CLE 13 65
5 Mark Clayton BAL 13 57
8 Chris Chambers MIA 12 77
8 Javon Walker DEN 12 67
10 Andre Johnson HOU 11 92
10 Marvin Harrison IND 11 79
10 Roy Williams DET 11 76
10 Hines Ward PIT 11 70
10 Braylon Edwards CLE 11 64
15 Terrell Owens DAL 10 83
15 Jeremy Shockey NYG 10 51
15 Cedrick Wilson PIT 10 42
15 Bo Scaife TEN 10 35
19 Muhsin Muhammad CHI 9 62
19 Jason Witten DAL 9 51
19 Chester Taylor MIN 9 35
19 Kevin Curtis STL 9 35
19 Rashied Davis CHI 9 28
19 Willie Parker PIT 9 24
19 Noah Herron GB 9 18
26 Ben Watson NE 8 61
26 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 8 58
26 Desmond Clark CHI 8 48
26 Michael Pittman TB 8 39
30 Chad Johnson CIN 7 77
30 Darrell Jackson SEA 7 71
30 Drew Bennett TEN 7 57
30 Rod Smith DEN 7 53
30 Kevin Jones DET 7 53
30 Michael Clayton TB 7 46
30 Frank Gore SF 7 45
30 Eric Parker SD 7 44
30 Michael Jenkins ATL 7 42
30 Deion Branch SEA 7 41
30 Santonio Holmes PIT 7 33
30 Kevin Faulk NE 7 26
30 Joe Jurevicius CLE 7 22
43 Joey Galloway TB 6 74
43 Mike Furrey DET 6 62
43 Reggie Bush NO 6 61
43 Alge Crumpler ATL 6 52
43 Travis Taylor MIN 6 46
43 Eric Moulds HOU 6 40
43 Ernest Wilford JAC 6 39
43 Matt Jones JAC 6 38
43 Keenan McCardell SD 6 34
43 Ronald Curry OAK 6 30
43 Thomas Jones CHI 6 29
43 David Martin GB 6 28
43 Heath Miller PIT 6 28
43 D.J. Hackett SEA 6 22
43 Mike Bell DEN 6 13
43 Justin Gage CHI 6 8
43 Dwayne Blakley ATL 6 7
60 Torry Holt STL 5 87
60 Antonio Gates SD 5 60
60 Todd Heap BAL 5 58
60 Antonio Bryant SF 5 56
60 Terry Glenn DAL 5 55
60 Greg Jennings GB 5 52
60 Tony Gonzalez KC 5 50
60 Chris Cooley WAS 5 43
60 Dallas Clark IND 5 38
60 Troy Brown NE 5 36
60 Chris Henry CIN 5 35
60 Ashley Lelie ATL 5 33
60 Nate Washington PIT 5 30
60 Brandon Jones TEN 5 24
60 Patrick Crayton DAL 5 22
60 Michael Jennings NYG 5 8
60 Najeh Davenport PIT 5 6
77 Isaac Bruce STL 4 56
77 Derrick Mason BAL 4 55
77 Randy McMichael MIA 4 54
77 Troy Williamson MIN 4 53
77 Amani Toomer NYG 4 51
77 Eddie Kennison KC 4 45
77 Reche Caldwell NE 4 42
77 Doug Gabriel NE 4 42
77 Marty Booker MIA 4 40
77 Eric Johnson SF 4 37
77 Owen Daniels HOU 4 31
77 Ladell Betts WAS 4 31
77 Mack Strong SEA 4 27
77 Brandon Lloyd WAS 4 27
77 Tim Carter NYG 4 22
77 Ben Utecht IND 4 21
77 Wali Lundy HOU 4 18
77 Devery Henderson NO 4 17
77 Robert Royal BUF 4 16
77 Joe Klopfenstein STL 4 15
77 Roydell Williams TEN 4 13
77 Jamal Lewis BAL 4 12
77 James Thrash WAS 4 10
77 Sammy Morris MIA 4 9
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