Looks and Touches: Week 1

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The following is a list of the Week 1 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
Shaun Alexander's fantasy owners got exactly what they were hoping for in Week 1 – lots of touches (a league-high 29), 100-plus yards (105 rushing, 12 receiving), and a score (one rushing TD). A stifling Seattle defense and an efficient Matt Hasselbeck certainly helped the cause, and both could be factors again in Week 2 as the Seahawks face the Cardinals.

• Each of the "Big 3" got the season started off in unorthodox fashion. LaDainian Tomlinson was limited to just 25 yards rushing on 17 carries by the Bears, but one carry was a seven-yard TD. H alsoe threw a 17-yard TD pass to Antonio Gates, and had seven receptions for 51 yards. Steven Jackson totaled just one fantasy point (Y! default scoring) on the day thanks to just 61 total yards on 19 touches, no TDs, and two fumbles lost, the same number he lost all of last season. Larry Johnson totaled just 43 yards rushing on a paltry 10 carries, but also caught seven passes for 44 yards.

Travis Henry made Selvin Young look like a bit less fantastic of a waiver addition in Week 1, totaling a league-high 183 yards (139 rushing, 44 receiving) on 26 touches (23 carries, three receptions). Young had just two carries for seven yards (no receptions) while Cecil Sapp had three carries for seven yards (no receptions) for the Broncos.

LaMont Jordan's fantasy owners should be cautiously optimistic at this point – while he had a middling 70 rushing yards on 15 carries (albeit with a TD), he also totaled 89 receiving yards on nine catches, both tops among RB. If Jordan approaches his 2005 totals of 70 receptions and 563 receiving yards, then he was a steal in drafts this season, as he compiled an ADP of 119.0 as the 38th RB taken on average.

• 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 1 included: Carolina (DeShaun Foster 18, DeAngelo Williams 16), Dallas (Julius Jones 17, Marion Barber III 12), Houston (Ahman Green 20, Ron Dayne 13), Jacksonville (Maurice Jones-Drew 10, Fred Taylor 6), Miami (Ronnie Brown 17, Jesse Chatman 13), New Orleans (Reggie Bush 16, Deuce McAllister 12), New England (Laurence Maroney 20, Sammy Morris 13), Tampa Bay (Carnell Williams 14, Michael Pittman 8), Tennessee (Chris Brown 20, LenDale White 20), and Washington (Ladell Betts 18, Clinton Portis 17).

• Chris Brown led all players with at least 10 touches in yards per touch, as he totaled 178 yards (175 rushing, three receiving) on 20 touches (19 carries, one catch), good for an 8.9-yard average. What made it all the more impressive was that it came against a Jaguars defense that allowed just 3.5 yards per carry in 2006, the third-lowest average in the league.

LOOKS
Javon Walker led the Week 1 leaderboard, as his 15 looks accounted for 38 percent of Jay Cutler's passes. Walker registered double-digits in looks just twice during the 2006 season, with a season-high of 13 (Week 7).

• Patriots fans must be absolutely giddy right now – Randy Moss turned nine looks from Tom Brady into nine catches for 183 yards, including a 51-yard TD. Things could get (stay?) ugly for opposing defenses. Also of note: while Brady completed passes to seven different players, only Moss and Wes Welker had more than four looks. Welker totaled six receptions on nine looks, good for 61 yards and a TD.

Ronald Curry was exceptionally active for a Raiders offense that tallied 40 pass attempts in Week 1, catching 10 passes on 12 looks for 133 yards, including a four-yard TD.

• While San Diego's offense sputtered overall against the formidable Chicago defense, Antonio Gates had a fantastic day, totaling nine catches on 12 looks for 107 yards, including a 17-yard TD from LaDainian Tomlinson.

• The Saints failed to get much going against a swarming Colts defense, but Drew Brees targeted Eric Johnson nine times, second among TE, and he responded with eight catches for 57 yards. The sure-handed Johnson could emerge as PPR-league gold at the position. Reggie Bush had four catches for just seven yards, perhaps in a trickle-down effect – Bush averaged six catches and 46 receiving yards last season.

• Arizona's terrific pair of WRs had a very quiet day against a 49ers defense that allowed 25 passing TDs last season, the fourth-most in the league. Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin combined for seven catches on 16 looks, just 42 yards receiving, and one TD.

Week 1 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 1

YEAR

1

Shaun Alexander

SEA

29

29

2

Edgerrin James

ARI

28

28

2

Willie Parker

PIT

28

28

4

Travis Henry

DEN

26

26

4

Joseph Addai

IND

26

26

4

Brian Westbrook

PHI

26

26

4

Warrick Dunn

ATL

26

26

8

LaMont Jordan

OAK

24

24

8

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

24

24

10

Willis McGahee

BAL

22

22

11

Marshawn Lynch

BUF

21

21

11

Rudi Johnson

CIN

21

21

13

Chris Brown

TEN

20

20

13

Adrian Peterson

MIN

20

20

13

Ahman Green

HOU

20

20

13

LenDale White

TEN

20

20

13

Laurence Maroney

NE

20

20

13

Cedric Benson

CHI

20

20

19

Tatum Bell

DET

19

19

19

Frank Gore

SF

19

19

19

Brandon Jackson

GB

19

19

19

Steven Jackson

STL

19

19

23

DeShaun Foster

CAR

18

18

23

Ladell Betts

WAS

18

18

25

Derrick Ward

NYG

17

17

25

Clinton Portis

WAS

17

17

25

Larry Johnson

KC

17

17

25

Julius Jones

DAL

17

17

25

Ronnie Brown

MIA

17

17

30

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

16

16

30

Reggie Bush

NO

16

16

32

Thomas Jones

NYJ

15

15

33

Carnell Williams

TB

14

14

34

Sammy Morris

NE

13

13

34

Jesse Chatman

MIA

13

13

34

Jamal Lewis

CLE

13

13

34

Ron Dayne

HOU

13

13

38

Marion Barber III

DAL

12

12

38

Deuce McAllister

NO

12

12

40

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

10

10

40

Michael Turner

SD

10

10

42

Najeh Davenport

PIT

9

9

43

Michael Pittman

TB

8

8

44

Jerious Norwood

ATL

7

7

44

Leon Washington

NYJ

7

7

44

Adrian Peterson

CHI

7

7

44

Michael Bennett

KC

7

7

48

Musa Smith

BAL

6

6

48

Kenton Keith

IND

6

6

48

Brandon Jacobs

NYG

6

6

48

Fred Taylor

JAC

6

6

52

Earnest Graham

TB

5

5

52

Justin Fargas

OAK

5

5

52

Lorenzo Neal

SD

5

5

52

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

5

5

56

Maurice Morris

SEA

4

4

56

Aaron Stecker

NO

4

4

56

Mack Strong

SEA

4

4

56

Chester Taylor

MIN

4

4

56

Lawrence Vickers

CLE

4

4

56

Mike Sellers

WAS

4

4

56

Anthony Thomas

BUF

4

4

56

J.J. Arrington

ARI

4

4

64

Justin Griffith

OAK

3

3

64

Le'Ron McClain

BAL

3

3

64

Brian Leonard

STL

3

3

64

Cecil Sapp

DEN

3

3

64

Carey Davis

PIT

3

3

64

T.J. Duckett

DET

3

3

70

DeShawn Wynn

GB

2

2

70

Brad Hoover

CAR

2

2

70

Kevin Faulk

NE

2

2

70

Tony Richardson

MIN

2

2

70

Selvin Young

DEN

2

2

70

Moran Norris

SF

2

2

70

Naufahu Tahi

MIN

2

2

70

Jason McKie

CHI

2

2

70

Jeremi Johnson

CIN

2

2

70

Heath Evans

NE

2

2

80

Marcel Shipp

ARI

1

1

80

Madison Hedgecock

STL

1

1

80

Justin Green

BAL

1

1

80

Ahmard Hall

TEN

1

1

80

Reuben Droughns

NYG

1

1

80

Brian Calhoun

DET

1

1

80

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

1

1

80

Jason Wright

CLE

1

1

80

Ovie Mughelli

ATL

1

1

80

Vonta Leach

HOU

1

1

80

Maurice Hicks

SF

1

1

Week 1 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 1

YEAR

1

Javon Walker

DEN

15

15

2

Steve Smith

CAR

13

13

3

Ronald Curry

OAK

12

12

3

Antonio Gates

SD

12

12

3

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

CIN

12

12

3

Reggie Wayne

IND

12

12

3

Derrick Mason

BAL

12

12

3

Donald Driver

GB

12

12

3

Brian Westbrook

PHI

12

12

10

Plaxico Burress

NYG

11

11

10

Chris Chambers

MIA

11

11

12

Amani Toomer

NYG

10

10

12

LaMont Jordan

OAK

10

10

12

Torry Holt

STL

10

10

12

Andre Johnson

HOU

10

10

12

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

10

10

12

Bernard Berrian

CHI

10

10

18

Randy Moss

NE

9

9

18

Eric Johnson

NO

9

9

18

Wes Welker

NE

9

9

18

Jerricho Cotchery

NYJ

9

9

18

Arnaz Battle

SF

9

9

18

Michael Pittman

TB

9

9

18

Kellen Winslow

CLE

9

9

18

Dennis Northcutt

JAC

9

9

18

Demetrius Williams

BAL

9

9

18

Isaac Bruce

STL

9

9

18

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

9

9

29

Laveranues Coles

NYJ

8

8

29

Larry Johnson

KC

8

8

29

Marques Colston

NO

8

8

29

Chad Johnson

CIN

8

8

29

Joey Galloway

TB

8

8

29

Brandon Marshall

DEN

8

8

29

Darrell Jackson

SF

8

8

29

James Jones

GB

8

8

29

Reggie Bush

NO

8

8

29

Terrell Owens

DAL

8

8

29

Braylon Edwards

CLE

8

8

40

Shaun McDonald

DET

7

7

40

Jesse Chatman

MIA

7

7

40

Jeremy Shockey

NYG

7

7

40

Tony Gonzalez

KC

7

7

40

Anquan Boldin

ARI

7

7

40

Dwayne Bowe

KC

7

7

40

Santana Moss

WAS

7

7

40

Steven Jackson

STL

7

7

48

Jason Witten

DAL

6

6

48

Ronnie Brown

MIA

6

6

48

Antwaan Randle El

WAS

6

6

48

Mike Furrey

DET

6

6

48

Jeff King

CAR

6

6

48

Marvin Harrison

IND

6

6

48

Calvin Johnson

DET

6

6

48

Ike Hilliard

TB

6

6

48

Samie Parker

KC

6

6

48

Brandon Jackson

GB

6

6

48

Marcedes Lewis

JAC

6

6

48

Todd Heap

BAL

6

6

48

Roy Williams

DET

6

6

48

Hines Ward

PIT

6

6

48

Devery Henderson

NO

6

6

48

Zach Miller

OAK

6

6

48

Marty Booker

MIA

6

6

48

Steve Smith

NYG

6

6

48

Joe Jurevicius

CLE

6

6

48

Bubba Franks

GB

6

6

48

Reggie Brown

PHI

6

6

69

Marcus Pollard

SEA

5

5

69

Alge Crumpler

ATL

5

5

69

Roddy White

ATL

5

5

69

Derrick Ward

NYG

5

5

69

Warrick Dunn

ATL

5

5

69

Tatum Bell

DET

5

5

69

Brandon Stokley

DEN

5

5

69

Travis Henry

DEN

5

5

69

Vincent Jackson

SD

5

5

69

Brian Leonard

STL

5

5

69

Dallas Clark

IND

5

5

69

Ruvell Martin

GB

5

5

69

Lee Evans

BUF

5

5

69

Vernon Davis

SF

5

5

83

Josh Reed

BUF

4

4

83

Heath Miller

PIT

4

4

83

Donald Lee

GB

4

4

83

Ahman Green

HOU

4

4

83

Jason Avant

PHI

4

4

83

Patrick Crayton

DAL

4

4

83

Laurent Robinson

ATL

4

4

83

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

4

4

83

Rudi Johnson

CIN

4

4

83

Joseph Addai

IND

4

4

83

Daniel Graham

DEN

4

4

83

Mack Strong

SEA

4

4

83

Le'Ron McClain

BAL

4

4

83

Kevin Curtis

PHI

4

4

83

Dante Hall

STL

4

4

83

David Patten

NO

4

4

83

Michael Jenkins

ATL

4

4

83

Justin Peelle

MIA

4

4

83

Dane Looker

STL

4

4

83

Sidney Rice

MIN

4

4

83

Bobby Wade

MIN

4

4

83

Tim Carter

CLE

4

4

83

Najeh Davenport

PIT

4

4

83

Mike Williams

OAK

4

4

83

Muhsin Muhammad

CHI

4

4

83

Tab Perry

CIN

4

4

Week 1 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 1

YEAR

1

Shaun Alexander

SEA

29

29

2

Edgerrin James

ARI

28

28

2

Willie Parker

PIT

28

28

4

Travis Henry

DEN

26

26

4

Joseph Addai

IND

26

26

4

Brian Westbrook

PHI

26

26

4

Warrick Dunn

ATL

26

26

8

LaMont Jordan

OAK

24

24

8

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

24

24

10

Willis McGahee

BAL

22

22

11

Marshawn Lynch

BUF

21

21

11

Rudi Johnson

CIN

21

21

13

Chris Brown

TEN

20

20

13

Adrian Peterson

MIN

20

20

13

Ahman Green

HOU

20

20

13

LenDale White

TEN

20

20

13

Laurence Maroney

NE

20

20

13

Cedric Benson

CHI

20

20

19

Tatum Bell

DET

19

19

19

Frank Gore

SF

19

19

19

Brandon Jackson

GB

19

19

19

Steven Jackson

STL

19

19

23

DeShaun Foster

CAR

18

18

23

Ladell Betts

WAS

18

18

25

Derrick Ward

NYG

17

17

25

Clinton Portis

WAS

17

17

25

Larry Johnson

KC

17

17

25

Julius Jones

DAL

17

17

25

Ronnie Brown

MIA

17

17

30

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

16

16

30

Reggie Bush

NO

16

16

32

Thomas Jones

NYJ

15

15

33

Carnell Williams

TB

14

14

34

Sammy Morris

NE

13

13

34

Jesse Chatman

MIA

13

13

34

Jamal Lewis

CLE

13

13

34

Ron Dayne

HOU

13

13

38

Marion Barber III

DAL

12

12

38

Deuce McAllister

NO

12

12

40

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

10

10

40

Michael Turner

SD

10

10

42

Najeh Davenport

PIT

9

9

43

Michael Pittman

TB

8

8

44

Jerious Norwood

ATL

7

7

44

Leon Washington

NYJ

7

7

44

Adrian Peterson

CHI

7

7

44

Michael Bennett

KC

7

7

48

Musa Smith

BAL

6

6

48

Kenton Keith

IND

6

6

48

Brandon Jacobs

NYG

6

6

48

Fred Taylor

JAC

6

6

52

Earnest Graham

TB

5

5

52

Justin Fargas

OAK

5

5

52

Lorenzo Neal

SD

5

5

52

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

5

5

56

Maurice Morris

SEA

4

4

56

Aaron Stecker

NO

4

4

56

Mack Strong

SEA

4

4

56

Chester Taylor

MIN

4

4

56

Lawrence Vickers

CLE

4

4

56

Mike Sellers

WAS

4

4

56

Anthony Thomas

BUF

4

4

56

J.J. Arrington

ARI

4

4

64

Justin Griffith

OAK

3

3

64

Le'Ron McClain

BAL

3

3

64

Brian Leonard

STL

3

3

64

Cecil Sapp

DEN

3

3

64

Carey Davis

PIT

3

3

64

T.J. Duckett

DET

3

3

70

DeShawn Wynn

GB

2

2

70

Brad Hoover

CAR

2

2

70

Kevin Faulk

NE

2

2

70

Tony Richardson

MIN

2

2

70

Selvin Young

DEN

2

2

70

Moran Norris

SF

2

2

70

Naufahu Tahi

MIN

2

2

70

Jason McKie

CHI

2

2

70

Jeremi Johnson

CIN

2

2

70

Heath Evans

NE

2

2

80

Marcel Shipp

ARI

1

1

80

Madison Hedgecock

STL

1

1

80

Justin Green

BAL

1

1

80

Ahmard Hall

TEN

1

1

80

Reuben Droughns

NYG

1

1

80

Brian Calhoun

DET

1

1

80

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

1

1

80

Jason Wright

CLE

1

1

80

Ovie Mughelli

ATL

1

1

80

Vonta Leach

HOU

1

1

80

Maurice Hicks

SF

1

1

Week 1 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 1

YEAR

1

Javon Walker

DEN

15

15

2

Steve Smith

CAR

13

13

3

Ronald Curry

OAK

12

12

3

Antonio Gates

SD

12

12

3

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

CIN

12

12

3

Reggie Wayne

IND

12

12

3

Derrick Mason

BAL

12

12

3

Donald Driver

GB

12

12

3

Brian Westbrook

PHI

12

12

10

Plaxico Burress

NYG

11

11

10

Chris Chambers

MIA

11

11

12

Amani Toomer

NYG

10

10

12

LaMont Jordan

OAK

10

10

12

Torry Holt

STL

10

10

12

Andre Johnson

HOU

10

10

12

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

10

10

12

Bernard Berrian

CHI

10

10

18

Randy Moss

NE

9

9

18

Eric Johnson

NO

9

9

18

Wes Welker

NE

9

9

18

Jerricho Cotchery

NYJ

9

9

18

Arnaz Battle

SF

9

9

18

Michael Pittman

TB

9

9

18

Kellen Winslow

CLE

9

9

18

Dennis Northcutt

JAC

9

9

18

Demetrius Williams

BAL

9

9

18

Isaac Bruce

STL

9

9

18

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

9

9

29

Laveranues Coles

NYJ

8

8

29

Larry Johnson

KC

8

8

29

Marques Colston

NO

8

8

29

Chad Johnson

CIN

8

8

29

Joey Galloway

TB

8

8

29

Brandon Marshall

DEN

8

8

29

Darrell Jackson

SF

8

8

29

James Jones

GB

8

8

29

Reggie Bush

NO

8

8

29

Terrell Owens

DAL

8

8

29

Braylon Edwards

CLE

8

8

40

Shaun McDonald

DET

7

7

40

Jesse Chatman

MIA

7

7

40

Jeremy Shockey

NYG

7

7

40

Tony Gonzalez

KC

7

7

40

Anquan Boldin

ARI

7

7

40

Dwayne Bowe

KC

7

7

40

Santana Moss

WAS

7

7

40

Steven Jackson

STL

7

7

48

Jason Witten

DAL

6

6

48

Ronnie Brown

MIA

6

6

48

Antwaan Randle El

WAS

6

6

48

Mike Furrey

DET

6

6

48

Jeff King

CAR

6

6

48

Marvin Harrison

IND

6

6

48

Calvin Johnson

DET

6

6

48

Ike Hilliard

TB

6

6

48

Samie Parker

KC

6

6

48

Brandon Jackson

GB

6

6

48

Marcedes Lewis

JAC

6

6

48

Todd Heap

BAL

6

6

48

Roy Williams

DET

6

6

48

Hines Ward

PIT

6

6

48

Devery Henderson

NO

6

6

48

Zach Miller

OAK

6

6

48

Marty Booker

MIA

6

6

48

Steve Smith

NYG

6

6

48

Joe Jurevicius

CLE

6

6

48

Bubba Franks

GB

6

6

48

Reggie Brown

PHI

6

6

69

Marcus Pollard

SEA

5

5

69

Alge Crumpler

ATL

5

5

69

Roddy White

ATL

5

5

69

Derrick Ward

NYG

5

5

69

Warrick Dunn

ATL

5

5

69

Tatum Bell

DET

5

5

69

Brandon Stokley

DEN

5

5

69

Travis Henry

DEN

5

5

69

Vincent Jackson

SD

5

5

69

Brian Leonard

STL

5

5

69

Dallas Clark

IND

5

5

69

Ruvell Martin

GB

5

5

69

Lee Evans

BUF

5

5

69

Vernon Davis

SF

5

5

83

Josh Reed

BUF

4

4

83

Heath Miller

PIT

4

4

83

Donald Lee

GB

4

4

83

Ahman Green

HOU

4

4

83

Jason Avant

PHI

4

4

83

Patrick Crayton

DAL

4

4

83

Laurent Robinson

ATL

4

4

83

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

4

4

83

Rudi Johnson

CIN

4

4

83

Joseph Addai

IND

4

4

83

Daniel Graham

DEN

4

4

83

Mack Strong

SEA

4

4

83

Le'Ron McClain

BAL

4

4

83

Kevin Curtis

PHI

4

4

83

Dante Hall

STL

4

4

83

David Patten

NO

4

4

83

Michael Jenkins

ATL

4

4

83

Justin Peelle

MIA

4

4

83

Dane Looker

STL

4

4

83

Sidney Rice

MIN

4

4

83

Bobby Wade

MIN

4

4

83

Tim Carter

CLE

4

4

83

Najeh Davenport

PIT

4

4

83

Mike Williams

OAK

4

4

83

Muhsin Muhammad

CHI

4

4

83

Tab Perry

CIN

4

4

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