Looks and Touches: Week 6

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The following is a list of the Week 6 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
Larry Johnson led the league with 33 touches (31 carries, two catches) in Week 6, the second time this season that LJ has topped the leaderboard (previously in Week 4). His combined performance in those two games was 291 yards of offense (242 rushing, 49 receiving) on 61 touches (56 carries, five catches) and his only TD. In his other four games, he's totaled 226 yards of offense (152 rushing, 74 receiving) on 75 touches (59 carries, 16 receptions).

LenDale White saw a season-high 27 touches (25 carries, two catches) in Week 6, thanks in large part to a Chris Brown ankle injury. His two-yard TD aside, he didn't exactly separate himself from his competition with the performance, totaling 73 yards of offense (64 rushing, nine receiving) for an average of just 2.7 yards per touch.

Adrian Peterson went off in Week 6, rushing for 224 yards and 3 TD on his 20 carries and adding a nine-yard reception. Peterson's league-leading 607 rushing yards are 80 more than second place LaDainian Tomlinson's, despite having played five games to LT's six. Peterson's 782 yards of offense are second in the league to Ronnie Brown's 882, despite the fact that Peterson is just 12th in the league in total touches. He wasn't even his team's touch leader in Week 6, as Chester Taylor totaled 22 carries and 83 rushing yards (no receptions) – the Vikings had 43 run plays to 23 pass attempts in the 34-31 win over the Bears.

• Now this is the Maurice Jones-Drew that fantasy owners came to know and love during the 2006 season. MJD's 184 yards of offense (125 rushing, 59 receiving) were third behind Peterson's 233 and LT's 214 for the week, and he did it with just 16 touches (12 carries, four catches) and scored twice. After totaling 156 yards of offense (100 rushing, 56 receiving) and no scores on 32 touches (26 carries, six catches) through his first three games, MJD has totaled 296 yards (207 rushing, 89 receiving) and 3 TDs on 28 touches (21 carries, seven catches) over the past two games.

• 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 6 included: Atlanta (Warrick Dunn 10, Jerious Norwood 10), Carolina (DeShaun Foster 19, DeAngelo Williams 10), Dallas (Marion Barber III 10, Julius Jones 7), Green Bay (DeShawn Wynn 13, Vernand Morency 9), Minnesota (Chester Taylor 22, Adrian Peterson 21), New England (Kevin Faulk 16, Sammy Morris 10), NY Giants (Brandon Jacobs 14, Reuben Droughns 14, Derrick Ward 10), Seattle (Shaun Alexander 14, Leonard Weaver 7), and St. Louis (Brian Leonard 15, Travis Minor 8).

• Jerious Norwood busted off his first long TD run of the season in the form of a 67-yarder on Monday night, and it helped him lead all players with at least 10 touches in yards per touch for the week. He totaled 138 yards of offense (87 rushing, 51 receiving) on his 10 touches (six carries, four catches), good for a 13.8-yard average. Before leaving the Week 6 matchup with the Cowboys with a chest injury, Sammy Morris totaled just 14 yards on his 10 carries (no receptions), and that 1.4-yard average was the worst of any player with at least 10 touches on the week.

LOOKS
• After totaling just nine looks over the past two games, Chris Chambers led the looks leaderboard in Week 6, the second time he's led the way this season (Week 2). He was the target on 18 of Cleo Lemon's 43 passes, but reminiscent of last season's disastrous campaign, only six were converted into catches, resulting in 63 yards. Chambers was traded to the Chargers on Tuesday – while he may not lead the league in looks again this season, he should improve on his 33 percent reception rate from Week 6, as Philip Rivers has completed 65 percent of his passes.

• The winner of the 'battle' between Randy Moss and Terrell Owens was … Wes Welker. While most of the many hours of pre-game discussion were devoted to the other two, Welker emerged from the game with 15 looks, 11 receptions, 124 receiving yards, and 2 TDs. Moss and Owens combined for 22 looks, 12 catches, 125 receiving yards, and 2 TDs.

Kevin Walter was Matt Schaub's go-to guy in Week 6, turning 15 looks into 12 catches for 160 yards. In the three games that Andre Johnson has missed, Walter has totaled 32 looks, 23 catches, and 304 receiving yards – Johnson is likely to miss at least another game.

Week 6 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 6

YEAR

T/G

1

Larry Johnson

KC

33

136

22.7

2

Willis McGahee

BAL

29

149

24.8

3

Ronnie Brown

MIA

28

136

22.7

4

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

27

147

24.5

4

LenDale White

TEN

27

92

18.4

6

Brian Westbrook

PHI

26

96

24.0

7

Thomas Jones

NYJ

25

122

20.3

7

Reggie Bush

NO

25

100

20.0

9

LaMont Jordan

OAK

24

120

24.0

10

Clinton Portis

WAS

23

98

19.6

10

Jason Wright

CLE

23

48

8.0

12

Edgerrin James

ARI

22

136

22.7

12

Chester Taylor

MIN

22

35

11.7

14

Adrian Peterson

MIN

21

106

21.2

15

Cedric Benson

CHI

20

130

21.7

16

DeShaun Foster

CAR

19

109

18.2

16

Earnest Graham

TB

19

59

9.8

18

Ahman Green

HOU

18

59

14.8

19

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

16

67

13.4

19

Kenny Watson

CIN

16

42

8.4

19

Kevin Faulk

NE

16

37

6.2

22

Brian Leonard

STL

15

65

10.8

23

Shaun Alexander

SEA

14

126

21.0

23

Brandon Jacobs

NYG

14

40

13.3

23

Reuben Droughns

NYG

14

26

4.3

26

DeShawn Wynn

GB

13

58

9.7

27

Derrick Ward

NYG

10

116

19.3

27

Warrick Dunn

ATL

10

99

16.5

27

Sammy Morris

NE

10

91

15.2

27

Marion Barber III

DAL

10

78

13.0

27

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

10

61

10.2

27

Jerious Norwood

ATL

10

55

9.2

27

Aaron Stecker

NO

10

26

5.2

34

Vernand Morency

GB

9

29

9.7

34

Jerome Harrison

CLE

9

9

4.5

36

Travis Minor

STL

8

22

3.7

37

Julius Jones

DAL

7

75

12.5

37

Fred Taylor

JAC

7

64

12.8

37

Adrian Peterson

CHI

7

37

6.2

37

Samkon Gado

HOU

7

26

8.7

37

Leonard Weaver

SEA

7

20

3.3

42

Ladell Betts

WAS

6

50

10.0

43

Chris Brown

TEN

5

65

13.0

43

Michael Turner

SD

5

34

5.7

43

Antonio Pittman

STL

5

5

2.5

46

Rudi Johnson

CIN

4

70

17.5

46

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

4

38

7.6

46

Musa Smith

BAL

4

37

6.2

46

Michael Bennett

KC

4

30

5.0

46

Mike Sellers

WAS

4

21

4.2

51

Justin Fargas

OAK

3

47

9.4

51

Leon Washington

NYJ

3

39

6.5

51

Greg Jones

JAC

3

14

2.8

51

Kyle Eckel

NE

3

12

4.0

51

B.J. Askew

TB

3

6

1.0

51

Terrelle Smith

ARI

3

4

0.7

57

Lawrence Vickers

CLE

2

12

2.0

57

Mike Karney

NO

2

10

2.0

57

Tony Hunt

PHI

2

8

2.7

57

Korey Hall

GB

2

5

0.8

57

Madison Hedgecock

NYG

2

5

5.0

62

Lorenzo Neal

SD

1

14

2.3

62

Vonta Leach

HOU

1

12

2.0

62

Maurice Morris

SEA

1

11

2.8

62

Le'Ron McClain

BAL

1

9

1.5

62

Brad Hoover

CAR

1

9

1.5

62

Garrett Wolfe

CHI

1

5

1.3

62

Jason McKie

CHI

1

5

0.8

62

Ovie Mughelli

ATL

1

4

0.7

62

Tony Richardson

MIN

1

4

1.3

62

Mike Anderson

BAL

1

1

1.0

62

Alex Haynes

CAR

1

1

1.0

Week 6 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 6

YEAR

L/G

1

Chris Chambers

MIA

18

66

11.0

2

Wes Welker

NE

15

51

8.5

2

Kevin Walter

HOU

15

38

6.3

4

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

CIN

14

71

14.2

5

Randy Moss

NE

13

55

9.2

5

Nate Burleson

SEA

13

41

6.8

7

Chad Johnson

CIN

12

60

12.0

7

Steve Smith

CAR

12

54

9.0

9

Ronnie Brown

MIA

11

40

6.7

9

Bobby Engram

SEA

11

39

6.5

9

Ronald Curry

OAK

11

35

7.0

9

Greg Jennings

GB

11

28

7.0

13

Tony Gonzalez

KC

10

52

8.7

13

Plaxico Burress

NYG

10

50

8.3

13

Chris Cooley

WAS

10

30

6.0

13

Eric Moulds

TEN

10

25

5.0

13

David Patten

NO

10

24

4.8

13

Ben Obomanu

SEA

10

17

4.3

13

Marques Hagans

STL

10

11

5.5

20

Terrell Owens

DAL

9

56

9.3

20

Torry Holt

STL

9

52

8.7

20

Braylon Edwards

CLE

9

52

8.7

20

Amani Toomer

NYG

9

39

6.5

20

Patrick Crayton

DAL

9

39

6.5

20

Owen Daniels

HOU

9

38

6.3

20

Earnest Graham

TB

9

14

2.3

27

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

8

67

11.2

27

Bernard Berrian

CHI

8

52

8.7

27

Reggie Bush

NO

8

42

8.4

27

Kevin Curtis

PHI

8

41

8.2

27

Brian Westbrook

PHI

8

33

8.3

32

Donald Driver

GB

7

55

9.2

32

Laveranues Coles

NYJ

7

52

8.7

32

Dwayne Bowe

KC

7

42

7.0

32

Ike Hilliard

TB

7

36

6.0

32

Muhsin Muhammad

CHI

7

35

5.8

32

Bobby Wade

MIN

7

32

6.4

32

Reggie Brown

PHI

7

31

6.2

32

Keary Colbert

CAR

7

30

5.0

32

Donte' Stallworth

NE

7

27

4.5

32

Laurent Robinson

ATL

7

25

5.0

32

Jerry Porter

OAK

7

25

5.0

32

Roydell Williams

TEN

7

21

4.2

32

Adrian Peterson

CHI

7

20

3.3

32

Jeff Webb

KC

7

19

3.2

32

Greg Olsen

CHI

7

16

4.0

32

LenDale White

TEN

7

11.0

2.2

48

Derrick Mason

BAL

6

69

11.5

48

Jerricho Cotchery

NYJ

6

53

8.8

48

Kellen Winslow

CLE

6

50

8.3

48

Santana Moss

WAS

6

31

7.8

48

Dennis Northcutt

JAC

6

30

6.0

48

Michael Jenkins

ATL

6

30

5.0

48

Bryant Johnson

ARI

6

30

5.0

48

Joe Horn

ATL

6

28

4.7

48

Andre' Davis

HOU

6

24

6.0

48

LaMont Jordan

OAK

6

21

4.2

48

Matt Jones

JAC

6

15

3.8

59

Jason Witten

DAL

5

49

8.2

59

Jeremy Shockey

NYG

5

41

6.8

59

Marty Booker

MIA

5

41

6.8

59

Roddy White

ATL

5

38

6.3

59

Demetrius Williams

BAL

5

38

6.3

59

Joey Galloway

TB

5

32

5.3

59

Desmond Clark

CHI

5

31

5.2

59

Alge Crumpler

ATL

5

28

4.7

59

Mark Clayton

BAL

5

26

4.3

59

Willis McGahee

BAL

5

25

4.2

59

Bo Scaife

TEN

5

20

4.0

59

Troy Williamson

MIN

5

19

4.8

59

Cedric Benson

CHI

5

18

3.0

59

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

5

16

3.2

59

Zach Miller

OAK

5

16

3.2

59

Vernand Morency

GB

5

15

5.0

59

Justin Gage

TEN

5

15

3.0

59

Reggie Williams

JAC

5

14

3.5

59

Leonard Weaver

SEA

5

13

2.2

59

Ladell Betts

WAS

5

13

2.6

59

Sinorice Moss

NYG

5

12

2.0

59

Ahman Green

HOU

5

11

2.8

59

Dominique Byrd

STL

5

5

1.0

82

Antonio Gates

SD

4

54

9.0

82

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

4

38

6.3

82

Vincent Jackson

SD

4

35

5.8

82

Derrick Ward

NYG

4

30

5.0

82

Donald Lee

GB

4

29

4.8

82

Jeff King

CAR

4

29

4.8

82

Joe Jurevicius

CLE

4

27

4.5

82

Lance Moore

NO

4

23

4.6

82

Marcedes Lewis

JAC

4

21

4.2

82

Brian Leonard

STL

4

20

3.3

82

Jerious Norwood

ATL

4

20

3.3

82

Quinn Sypniewski

BAL

4

19

3.2

82

Kevin Faulk

NE

4

17

2.8

82

Robert Ferguson

MIN

4

16

4.0

82

Jerheme Urban

ARI

4

15

3.8

82

Clinton Portis

WAS

4

14

2.8

82

Jason Wright

CLE

4

14

2.3

82

Mike Williams

OAK

4

14

3.5

82

Reggie Kelly

CIN

4

12

2.4

82

Kenny Watson

CIN

4

11

2.2

82

Antonio Chatman

CIN

4

10

3.3

82

B.J. Askew

TB

4

8

1.3

82

Matt Schobel

PHI

4

8

1.6

Week 6 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 6

YEAR

T/G

1

Larry Johnson

KC

33

136

22.7

2

Willis McGahee

BAL

29

149

24.8

3

Ronnie Brown

MIA

28

136

22.7

4

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

27

147

24.5

4

LenDale White

TEN

27

92

18.4

6

Brian Westbrook

PHI

26

96

24.0

7

Thomas Jones

NYJ

25

122

20.3

7

Reggie Bush

NO

25

100

20.0

9

LaMont Jordan

OAK

24

120

24.0

10

Clinton Portis

WAS

23

98

19.6

10

Jason Wright

CLE

23

48

8.0

12

Edgerrin James

ARI

22

136

22.7

12

Chester Taylor

MIN

22

35

11.7

14

Adrian Peterson

MIN

21

106

21.2

15

Cedric Benson

CHI

20

130

21.7

16

DeShaun Foster

CAR

19

109

18.2

16

Earnest Graham

TB

19

59

9.8

18

Ahman Green

HOU

18

59

14.8

19

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

16

67

13.4

19

Kenny Watson

CIN

16

42

8.4

19

Kevin Faulk

NE

16

37

6.2

22

Brian Leonard

STL

15

65

10.8

23

Shaun Alexander

SEA

14

126

21.0

23

Brandon Jacobs

NYG

14

40

13.3

23

Reuben Droughns

NYG

14

26

4.3

26

DeShawn Wynn

GB

13

58

9.7

27

Derrick Ward

NYG

10

116

19.3

27

Warrick Dunn

ATL

10

99

16.5

27

Sammy Morris

NE

10

91

15.2

27

Marion Barber III

DAL

10

78

13.0

27

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

10

61

10.2

27

Jerious Norwood

ATL

10

55

9.2

27

Aaron Stecker

NO

10

26

5.2

34

Vernand Morency

GB

9

29

9.7

34

Jerome Harrison

CLE

9

9

4.5

36

Travis Minor

STL

8

22

3.7

37

Julius Jones

DAL

7

75

12.5

37

Fred Taylor

JAC

7

64

12.8

37

Adrian Peterson

CHI

7

37

6.2

37

Samkon Gado

HOU

7

26

8.7

37

Leonard Weaver

SEA

7

20

3.3

42

Ladell Betts

WAS

6

50

10.0

43

Chris Brown

TEN

5

65

13.0

43

Michael Turner

SD

5

34

5.7

43

Antonio Pittman

STL

5

5

2.5

46

Rudi Johnson

CIN

4

70

17.5

46

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

4

38

7.6

46

Musa Smith

BAL

4

37

6.2

46

Michael Bennett

KC

4

30

5.0

46

Mike Sellers

WAS

4

21

4.2

51

Justin Fargas

OAK

3

47

9.4

51

Leon Washington

NYJ

3

39

6.5

51

Greg Jones

JAC

3

14

2.8

51

Kyle Eckel

NE

3

12

4.0

51

B.J. Askew

TB

3

6

1.0

51

Terrelle Smith

ARI

3

4

0.7

57

Lawrence Vickers

CLE

2

12

2.0

57

Mike Karney

NO

2

10

2.0

57

Tony Hunt

PHI

2

8

2.7

57

Korey Hall

GB

2

5

0.8

57

Madison Hedgecock

NYG

2

5

5.0

62

Lorenzo Neal

SD

1

14

2.3

62

Vonta Leach

HOU

1

12

2.0

62

Maurice Morris

SEA

1

11

2.8

62

Le'Ron McClain

BAL

1

9

1.5

62

Brad Hoover

CAR

1

9

1.5

62

Garrett Wolfe

CHI

1

5

1.3

62

Jason McKie

CHI

1

5

0.8

62

Ovie Mughelli

ATL

1

4

0.7

62

Tony Richardson

MIN

1

4

1.3

62

Mike Anderson

BAL

1

1

1.0

62

Alex Haynes

CAR

1

1

1.0

Week 6 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 6

YEAR

L/G

1

Chris Chambers

MIA

18

66

11.0

2

Wes Welker

NE

15

51

8.5

2

Kevin Walter

HOU

15

38

6.3

4

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

CIN

14

71

14.2

5

Randy Moss

NE

13

55

9.2

5

Nate Burleson

SEA

13

41

6.8

7

Chad Johnson

CIN

12

60

12.0

7

Steve Smith

CAR

12

54

9.0

9

Ronnie Brown

MIA

11

40

6.7

9

Bobby Engram

SEA

11

39

6.5

9

Ronald Curry

OAK

11

35

7.0

9

Greg Jennings

GB

11

28

7.0

13

Tony Gonzalez

KC

10

52

8.7

13

Plaxico Burress

NYG

10

50

8.3

13

Chris Cooley

WAS

10

30

6.0

13

Eric Moulds

TEN

10

25

5.0

13

David Patten

NO

10

24

4.8

13

Ben Obomanu

SEA

10

17

4.3

13

Marques Hagans

STL

10

11

5.5

20

Terrell Owens

DAL

9

56

9.3

20

Torry Holt

STL

9

52

8.7

20

Braylon Edwards

CLE

9

52

8.7

20

Amani Toomer

NYG

9

39

6.5

20

Patrick Crayton

DAL

9

39

6.5

20

Owen Daniels

HOU

9

38

6.3

20

Earnest Graham

TB

9

14

2.3

27

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

8

67

11.2

27

Bernard Berrian

CHI

8

52

8.7

27

Reggie Bush

NO

8

42

8.4

27

Kevin Curtis

PHI

8

41

8.2

27

Brian Westbrook

PHI

8

33

8.3

32

Donald Driver

GB

7

55

9.2

32

Laveranues Coles

NYJ

7

52

8.7

32

Dwayne Bowe

KC

7

42

7.0

32

Ike Hilliard

TB

7

36

6.0

32

Muhsin Muhammad

CHI

7

35

5.8

32

Bobby Wade

MIN

7

32

6.4

32

Reggie Brown

PHI

7

31

6.2

32

Keary Colbert

CAR

7

30

5.0

32

Donte' Stallworth

NE

7

27

4.5

32

Laurent Robinson

ATL

7

25

5.0

32

Jerry Porter

OAK

7

25

5.0

32

Roydell Williams

TEN

7

21

4.2

32

Adrian Peterson

CHI

7

20

3.3

32

Jeff Webb

KC

7

19

3.2

32

Greg Olsen

CHI

7

16

4.0

32

LenDale White

TEN

7

11.0

2.2

48

Derrick Mason

BAL

6

69

11.5

48

Jerricho Cotchery

NYJ

6

53

8.8

48

Kellen Winslow

CLE

6

50

8.3

48

Santana Moss

WAS

6

31

7.8

48

Dennis Northcutt

JAC

6

30

6.0

48

Michael Jenkins

ATL

6

30

5.0

48

Bryant Johnson

ARI

6

30

5.0

48

Joe Horn

ATL

6

28

4.7

48

Andre' Davis

HOU

6

24

6.0

48

LaMont Jordan

OAK

6

21

4.2

48

Matt Jones

JAC

6

15

3.8

59

Jason Witten

DAL

5

49

8.2

59

Jeremy Shockey

NYG

5

41

6.8

59

Marty Booker

MIA

5

41

6.8

59

Roddy White

ATL

5

38

6.3

59

Demetrius Williams

BAL

5

38

6.3

59

Joey Galloway

TB

5

32

5.3

59

Desmond Clark

CHI

5

31

5.2

59

Alge Crumpler

ATL

5

28

4.7

59

Mark Clayton

BAL

5

26

4.3

59

Willis McGahee

BAL

5

25

4.2

59

Bo Scaife

TEN

5

20

4.0

59

Troy Williamson

MIN

5

19

4.8

59

Cedric Benson

CHI

5

18

3.0

59

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

5

16

3.2

59

Zach Miller

OAK

5

16

3.2

59

Vernand Morency

GB

5

15

5.0

59

Justin Gage

TEN

5

15

3.0

59

Reggie Williams

JAC

5

14

3.5

59

Leonard Weaver

SEA

5

13

2.2

59

Ladell Betts

WAS

5

13

2.6

59

Sinorice Moss

NYG

5

12

2.0

59

Ahman Green

HOU

5

11

2.8

59

Dominique Byrd

STL

5

5

1.0

82

Antonio Gates

SD

4

54

9.0

82

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

4

38

6.3

82

Vincent Jackson

SD

4

35

5.8

82

Derrick Ward

NYG

4

30

5.0

82

Donald Lee

GB

4

29

4.8

82

Jeff King

CAR

4

29

4.8

82

Joe Jurevicius

CLE

4

27

4.5

82

Lance Moore

NO

4

23

4.6

82

Marcedes Lewis

JAC

4

21

4.2

82

Brian Leonard

STL

4

20

3.3

82

Jerious Norwood

ATL

4

20

3.3

82

Quinn Sypniewski

BAL

4

19

3.2

82

Kevin Faulk

NE

4

17

2.8

82

Robert Ferguson

MIN

4

16

4.0

82

Jerheme Urban

ARI

4

15

3.8

82

Clinton Portis

WAS

4

14

2.8

82

Jason Wright

CLE

4

14

2.3

82

Mike Williams

OAK

4

14

3.5

82

Reggie Kelly

CIN

4

12

2.4

82

Kenny Watson

CIN

4

11

2.2

82

Antonio Chatman

CIN

4

10

3.3

82

B.J. Askew

TB

4

8

1.3

82

Matt Schobel

PHI

4

8

1.6

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