Week 12 Looks/Touches

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The following is a list of the Week 12 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

It looked like Shaun Alexander and the Seahawks were trying to make up for lost time, as Alexander carried the ball a career-high 40 times on Monday night. Okay, so it may have had more to do with the sloppy conditions and Matt Hasselbeck's rust in his first game after missing four weeks with a knee injury. Either way, and despite zero receptions, Alexander recorded the second-most touches for a running back in a single week – Larry Johnson had 41 in Week 8 – en route to 201 yards rushing.

Steven Jackson continues to have a very solid season, but has been an absolute beast in points-per-reception leagues. His Week 12 numbers included 192 yards of offense (121 rushing, 71 receiving) on 32 touches (23 carries, nine catches), and he scored his sixth touchdown of the season. Jackson is currently seventh in the league in rushing yards, with 932, passed Brian Westbrook for the league lead in receiving yardage among running backs (553) during his Week 12 performance, and is now second among backs in receptions (63) to Reggie Bush (64).

Peyton Manning attempted just 20 passes against the Eagles while handing the ball off 39 times to Joseph Addai and Dominic Rhodes. Rhodes had a respectable 68 yards on his 15 carries and added 21 receiving yards on three catches, but Addai simply went off. Addai had 171 rushing yards on his 24 carries, including touchdowns of 15, 10, 15, and four yards, and added 37 yards to his stats on two receptions. The numbers for the two backs over the past three weeks: Addai has 389 yards of offense (299 rushing, 90 receiving) on 60 touches (50 carries, 10 receptions) and five scores; Rhodes has 231 yards (170 rushing, 61 receiving) on 47 touches (38 carries, 9 catches) and no touchdowns.

Willie Parker had another one of "those" games. Parker was stuffed early by an ultra-physical Ravens defense, and the Steelers were forced to abandon the run once they fell behind. Parker finished the day with 22 yards on 10 carries and added 15 yards on two receptions. Parker has topped 100 yards rushing in four games this season, and in those four games totaled 570 rushing yards (143 per game) and six touchdowns. In the Steelers' other seven games, Parker totaled 345 rushing yards (49 per game) and three scores.

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 12 included: Atlanta ( Warrick Dunn 19, Jerious Norwood 15), Buffalo ( Willis McGahee 13, Anthony Thomas 7), Dallas ( Marion Barber III 18, Julius Jones 11), Detroit ( Arlen Harris 10, Aveion Cason 5), Indianapolis (Joseph Addai 26, Dominic Rhodes 18), Jacksonville ( Fred Taylor 22, Maurice Jones-Drew 13), Miami ( Ronnie Brown 16, Sammy Morris 12), New England ( Laurence Maroney 17, Corey Dillon 12), and the New York Jets ( Cedric Houston 12, Kevan Barlow 8, Leon Washington 7).

Maurice Jones-Drew topped the yards-per-touch leaderboard for those players with at least 10 touches. Jones-Drew had 125 yards of offense (78 rushing, 47 receiving) on his 13 touches (eight carries, five receptions), good for a 9.62-yard average. Cedric Houston came in on the low end of the spectrum, totaling 18 yards (13 rushing, five receiving) on his 12 touches (11 carries, one catch), just a 1.50-yard average.

LOOKS

Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin finished one-two at the top of the looks leaderboard, something that many draft day hopes were pinned on happening more than just once through the season's first 12 weeks. The two combined for 20 catches on 31 looks, 312 receiving yards, and one touchdown. Matt Leinart had season highs of 51 pass attempts, 31 completions, and 405 yards passing on the day. One unfortunate side-effect of the aerial display – Edgerrin James had a season-low four carries and 15 rushing yards.

A bit more surprising was that Andre Johnson and Eric Moulds finished two-five on the looks leaderboard as David Carr had season-highs of 54 pass attempts, 39 completions, and 321 yards passing. Johnson is tops in the league in total looks (129), looks per game (11.7), and receptions (84, 16 more than the second-highest total), and has been a target of at least nine passes in every game since the second week of the season. Moulds recorded season-highs for looks (13), receptions (10), and receiving yards (79) in the game.

And now back to not-so-surprising news. Ashley Lelie had the biggest 0-fer of the week, as he was targeted five times but recorded no receptions. Lelie has 18 catches on 47 looks this season, and his 38 percent reception rate is the lowest in the league among players with at least four looks per game. Steven Jackson is tops in the league in that department, as he has 63 receptions on 76 looks, an 83 percent catch rate. Moulds is tops among qualifying wideouts with 49 receptions on 63 looks, a 78 percent catch rate. And among tight ends, Kellen Winslow leads the way with 66 catches on 85 looks, also a 78 percent reception rate.

Week 12 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

W12

YTD

1

Shaun Alexander

SEA

40

128

2

Larry Johnson

KC

35

312

3

Steven Jackson

STL

32

281

4

Chester Taylor

MIN

30

285

4

Tiki Barber

NYG

30

267

6

Brian Westbrook

PHI

27

221

7

Rudi Johnson

CIN

26

245

7

Joseph Addai

IND

26

184

7

Ladell Betts

WAS

26

150

10

Frank Gore

SF

25

251

11

Thomas Jones

CHI

24

263

12

Fred Taylor

JAC

22

216

12

Deuce McAllister

NO

22

178

14

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

20

277

14

Ahman Green

GB

20

196

14

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

20

83

17

Warrick Dunn

ATL

19

222

18

Jamal Lewis

BAL

18

219

18

Dominic Rhodes

IND

18

160

18

Marion Barber III

DAL

18

111

21

Carnell Williams

TB

17

206

21

Laurence Maroney

NE

17

169

23

Ronnie Brown

MIA

16

231

23

Wali Lundy

HOU

16

133

25

Travis Henry

TEN

15

183

25

Justin Fargas

OAK

15

107

25

Jerious Norwood

ATL

15

76

28

Willis McGahee

BUF

13

181

28

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

13

122

28

Mike Bell

DEN

13

116

31

Willie Parker

PIT

12

238

31

Corey Dillon

NE

12

138

31

Cedric Houston

NYJ

12

38

31

Sammy Morris

MIA

12

34

35

Julius Jones

DAL

11

219

35

Brandon Jacobs

NYG

11

80

37

Cedric Benson

CHI

10

94

37

Arlen Harris

DET

10

21

39

Reggie Bush

NO

8

173

39

Kevan Barlow

NYJ

8

120

39

Musa Smith

BAL

8

56

42

Leon Washington

NYJ

7

123

42

Anthony Thomas

BUF

7

95

42

Zack Crockett

OAK

7

38

42

Maurice Hicks

SF

7

36

42

T.J. Duckett

WAS

7

20

42

Lousaka Polite

DAL

7

7

48

Edgerrin James

ARI

6

259

48

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

6

79

48

Vernand Morency

GB

6

76

48

Jason Wright

CLE

6

44

48

Kevin Faulk

NE

6

43

48

Stephen Davis

STL

6

33

48

Mike Anderson

BAL

6

32

48

Brad Hoover

CAR

6

32

48

Kenny Watson

CIN

6

26

48

Travis Minor

MIA

6

6

58

Mack Strong

SEA

5

54

58

Damien Nash

DEN

5

22

58

Ovie Mughelli

BAL

5

11

58

Aveion Cason

DET

5

9

62

Samkon Gado

HOU

4

73

62

Michael Bennett

KC

4

29

62

Jerome Harrison

CLE

4

28

62

Nick Goings

CAR

4

20

66

Reuben Droughns

CLE

3

171

66

Maurice Morris

SEA

3

149

66

Noah Herron

GB

3

56

66

Michael Pittman

TB

3

44

66

Mike Alstott

TB

3

35

66

Justin Griffith

ATL

3

22

66

Heath Evans

NE

3

17

66

Ahmard Hall

TEN

3

10

74

Mewelde Moore

MIN

2

46

74

Michael Robinson

SF

2

43

74

ReShard Lee

OAK

2

12

74

Mike Karney

NO

2

11

74

Jeremi Johnson

CIN

2

10

74

Eric Shelton

CAR

2

3

74

Ciatrick Fason

MIN

2

2

81

LenDale White

TEN

1

58

81

Najeh Davenport

PIT

1

35

81

Lorenzo Neal

SD

1

28

81

Jason McKie

CHI

1

24

81

Mike Sellers

WAS

1

23

81

Chris Perry

CIN

1

19

81

Cecil Sapp

DEN

1

15

81

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

1

14

81

J.J. Arrington

ARI

1

12

81

Terrelle Smith

CLE

1

11

81

Kyle Johnson

DEN

1

11

81

William Henderson

GB

1

10

81

Obafemi Ayanbadejo

ARI

1

9

81

Justin Green

BAL

1

4

81

Dan Kreider

PIT

1

4

81

Earnest Graham

TB

1

3

81

Fred McCrary

ATL

1

2

81

Shaud Williams

BUF

1

2

81

James Hodgins

NYJ

1

1

81

Andrew Pinnock

SD

1

1

Week 12 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

W12

YTD

1

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

16

69

2

Andre Johnson

HOU

15

129

2

Anquan Boldin

ARI

15

115

4

Mike Furrey

DET

14

89

5

Eric Moulds

HOU

13

63

6

Laveranues Coles

NYJ

12

113

6

Terrell Owens

DAL

12

109

6

Roy Williams

DET

12

107

6

Antonio Gates

SD

12

83

6

Steven Jackson

STL

12

76

11

Torry Holt

STL

11

119

11

Chad Johnson

CIN

11

110

11

Keyshawn Johnson

CAR

11

97

11

Benjamin Watson

NE

11

83

11

Jerricho Cotchery

NYJ

11

78

11

Bernard Berrian

CHI

11

66

11

Marcus Robinson

MIN

11

43

18

Steve Smith

CAR

10

103

19

Joey Galloway

TB

9

96

19

Isaac Bruce

STL

9

84

19

Brian Westbrook

PHI

9

81

19

Deion Branch

SEA

9

67

23

Donald Driver

GB

8

109

23

Lee Evans

BUF

8

98

23

Hines Ward

PIT

8

96

23

Randy Moss

OAK

8

86

23

Kellen Winslow

CLE

8

85

23

Muhsin Muhammad

CHI

8

84

23

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

CIN

8

81

23

Greg Jennings

GB

8

75

23

Marty Booker

MIA

8

64

23

Cedrick Wilson

PIT

8

60

23

Bryant Johnson

ARI

8

54

23

Jermaine Wiggins

MIN

8

53

23

Nate Washington

PIT

8

49

23

Wali Lundy

HOU

8

32

37

Chris Chambers

MIA

7

108

37

Darrell Jackson

SEA

7

95

37

Javon Walker

DEN

7

91

37

Todd Heap

BAL

7

79

37

Drew Bennett

TEN

7

76

37

Jeremy Shockey

NYG

7

73

37

Antonio Bryant

SF

7

71

37

Chris Cooley

WAS

7

61

37

Owen Daniels

HOU

7

45

37

Bobby Wade

TEN

7

45

37

D.J. Hackett

SEA

7

35

37

Stephen Alexander

DEN

7

28

49

Plaxico Burress

NYG

6

88

49

Derrick Mason

BAL

6

79

49

Rod Smith

DEN

6

69

49

Terry Glenn

DAL

6

68

49

Travis Taylor

MIN

6

64

49

Santana Moss

WAS

6

62

49

Arnaz Battle

SF

6

56

49

Chris Henry

CIN

6

49

49

Bo Scaife

TEN

6

47

49

Roddy White

ATL

6

47

49

Heath Miller

PIT

6

42

49

Randal Williams

OAK

6

40

49

Kevin Faulk

NE

6

37

49

Ahman Green

GB

6

37

49

Drew Carter

CAR

6

36

49

Vincent Jackson

SD

6

25

49

John Madsen

OAK

6

11

66

Reggie Wayne

IND

5

95

66

Wes Welker

MIA

5

77

66

Reche Caldwell

NE

5

63

66

Michael Jenkins

ATL

5

61

66

Joe Horn

NO

5

60

66

Desmond Clark

CHI

5

57

66

Tiki Barber

NYG

5

55

66

Santonio Holmes

PIT

5

50

66

George Wrighster

JAC

5

50

66

Ashley Lelie

ATL

5

47

66

Maurice Drew

JAC

5

38

66

Brandon Jones

TEN

5

35

66

Joe Jurevicius

CLE

5

35

66

Devery Henderson

NO

5

34

66

David Kircus

DEN

5

23

66

Brad Hoover

CAR

5

21

82

Reggie Bush

NO

4

88

82

Braylon Edwards

CLE

4

83

82

Tony Gonzalez

KC

4

67

82

Randy McMichael

MIA

4

67

82

L.J. Smith

PHI

4

66

82

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

4

65

82

Eddie Kennison

KC

4

63

82

Reggie Williams

JAC

4

62

82

Frank Gore

SF

4

56

82

Eric Parker

SD

4

53

82

Peerless Price

BUF

4

51

82

Eric Johnson

SF

4

47

82

Brandon Lloyd

WAS

4

47

82

Samie Parker

KC

4

47

82

Michael Pittman

TB

4

47

82

Ronald Curry

OAK

4

41

82

Dennis Northcutt

CLE

4

36

82

Patrick Crayton

DAL

4

35

82

Malcolm Floyd

SD

4

30

82

Nate Burleson

SEA

4

26

82

Laurence Maroney

NE

4

25

82

David Tyree

NYG

4

24

82

Adam Bergen

ARI

4

23

82

Robert Royal

BUF

4

23

82

Mike Bell

DEN

4

21

82

Mark Campbell

NO

4

21

82

Jerramy Stevens

SEA

4

21

82

Aveion Cason

DET

4

5

Week 12 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

W12

YTD

1

Shaun Alexander

SEA

40

128

2

Larry Johnson

KC

35

312

3

Steven Jackson

STL

32

281

4

Chester Taylor

MIN

30

285

4

Tiki Barber

NYG

30

267

6

Brian Westbrook

PHI

27

221

7

Rudi Johnson

CIN

26

245

7

Joseph Addai

IND

26

184

7

Ladell Betts

WAS

26

150

10

Frank Gore

SF

25

251

11

Thomas Jones

CHI

24

263

12

Fred Taylor

JAC

22

216

12

Deuce McAllister

NO

22

178

14

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

20

277

14

Ahman Green

GB

20

196

14

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

20

83

17

Warrick Dunn

ATL

19

222

18

Jamal Lewis

BAL

18

219

18

Dominic Rhodes

IND

18

160

18

Marion Barber III

DAL

18

111

21

Carnell Williams

TB

17

206

21

Laurence Maroney

NE

17

169

23

Ronnie Brown

MIA

16

231

23

Wali Lundy

HOU

16

133

25

Travis Henry

TEN

15

183

25

Justin Fargas

OAK

15

107

25

Jerious Norwood

ATL

15

76

28

Willis McGahee

BUF

13

181

28

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

13

122

28

Mike Bell

DEN

13

116

31

Willie Parker

PIT

12

238

31

Corey Dillon

NE

12

138

31

Cedric Houston

NYJ

12

38

31

Sammy Morris

MIA

12

34

35

Julius Jones

DAL

11

219

35

Brandon Jacobs

NYG

11

80

37

Cedric Benson

CHI

10

94

37

Arlen Harris

DET

10

21

39

Reggie Bush

NO

8

173

39

Kevan Barlow

NYJ

8

120

39

Musa Smith

BAL

8

56

42

Leon Washington

NYJ

7

123

42

Anthony Thomas

BUF

7

95

42

Zack Crockett

OAK

7

38

42

Maurice Hicks

SF

7

36

42

T.J. Duckett

WAS

7

20

42

Lousaka Polite

DAL

7

7

48

Edgerrin James

ARI

6

259

48

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

6

79

48

Vernand Morency

GB

6

76

48

Jason Wright

CLE

6

44

48

Kevin Faulk

NE

6

43

48

Stephen Davis

STL

6

33

48

Mike Anderson

BAL

6

32

48

Brad Hoover

CAR

6

32

48

Kenny Watson

CIN

6

26

48

Travis Minor

MIA

6

6

58

Mack Strong

SEA

5

54

58

Damien Nash

DEN

5

22

58

Ovie Mughelli

BAL

5

11

58

Aveion Cason

DET

5

9

62

Samkon Gado

HOU

4

73

62

Michael Bennett

KC

4

29

62

Jerome Harrison

CLE

4

28

62

Nick Goings

CAR

4

20

66

Reuben Droughns

CLE

3

171

66

Maurice Morris

SEA

3

149

66

Noah Herron

GB

3

56

66

Michael Pittman

TB

3

44

66

Mike Alstott

TB

3

35

66

Justin Griffith

ATL

3

22

66

Heath Evans

NE

3

17

66

Ahmard Hall

TEN

3

10

74

Mewelde Moore

MIN

2

46

74

Michael Robinson

SF

2

43

74

ReShard Lee

OAK

2

12

74

Mike Karney

NO

2

11

74

Jeremi Johnson

CIN

2

10

74

Eric Shelton

CAR

2

3

74

Ciatrick Fason

MIN

2

2

81

LenDale White

TEN

1

58

81

Najeh Davenport

PIT

1

35

81

Lorenzo Neal

SD

1

28

81

Jason McKie

CHI

1

24

81

Mike Sellers

WAS

1

23

81

Chris Perry

CIN

1

19

81

Cecil Sapp

DEN

1

15

81

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

1

14

81

J.J. Arrington

ARI

1

12

81

Terrelle Smith

CLE

1

11

81

Kyle Johnson

DEN

1

11

81

William Henderson

GB

1

10

81

Obafemi Ayanbadejo

ARI

1

9

81

Justin Green

BAL

1

4

81

Dan Kreider

PIT

1

4

81

Earnest Graham

TB

1

3

81

Fred McCrary

ATL

1

2

81

Shaud Williams

BUF

1

2

81

James Hodgins

NYJ

1

1

81

Andrew Pinnock

SD

1

1

Week 12 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

W12

YTD

1

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

16

69

2

Andre Johnson

HOU

15

129

2

Anquan Boldin

ARI

15

115

4

Mike Furrey

DET

14

89

5

Eric Moulds

HOU

13

63

6

Laveranues Coles

NYJ

12

113

6

Terrell Owens

DAL

12

109

6

Roy Williams

DET

12

107

6

Antonio Gates

SD

12

83

6

Steven Jackson

STL

12

76

11

Torry Holt

STL

11

119

11

Chad Johnson

CIN

11

110

11

Keyshawn Johnson

CAR

11

97

11

Benjamin Watson

NE

11

83

11

Jerricho Cotchery

NYJ

11

78

11

Bernard Berrian

CHI

11

66

11

Marcus Robinson

MIN

11

43

18

Steve Smith

CAR

10

103

19

Joey Galloway

TB

9

96

19

Isaac Bruce

STL

9

84

19

Brian Westbrook

PHI

9

81

19

Deion Branch

SEA

9

67

23

Donald Driver

GB

8

109

23

Lee Evans

BUF

8

98

23

Hines Ward

PIT

8

96

23

Randy Moss

OAK

8

86

23

Kellen Winslow

CLE

8

85

23

Muhsin Muhammad

CHI

8

84

23

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

CIN

8

81

23

Greg Jennings

GB

8

75

23

Marty Booker

MIA

8

64

23

Cedrick Wilson

PIT

8

60

23

Bryant Johnson

ARI

8

54

23

Jermaine Wiggins

MIN

8

53

23

Nate Washington

PIT

8

49

23

Wali Lundy

HOU

8

32

37

Chris Chambers

MIA

7

108

37

Darrell Jackson

SEA

7

95

37

Javon Walker

DEN

7

91

37

Todd Heap

BAL

7

79

37

Drew Bennett

TEN

7

76

37

Jeremy Shockey

NYG

7

73

37

Antonio Bryant

SF

7

71

37

Chris Cooley

WAS

7

61

37

Owen Daniels

HOU

7

45

37

Bobby Wade

TEN

7

45

37

D.J. Hackett

SEA

7

35

37

Stephen Alexander

DEN

7

28

49

Plaxico Burress

NYG

6

88

49

Derrick Mason

BAL

6

79

49

Rod Smith

DEN

6

69

49

Terry Glenn

DAL

6

68

49

Travis Taylor

MIN

6

64

49

Santana Moss

WAS

6

62

49

Arnaz Battle

SF

6

56

49

Chris Henry

CIN

6

49

49

Bo Scaife

TEN

6

47

49

Roddy White

ATL

6

47

49

Heath Miller

PIT

6

42

49

Randal Williams

OAK

6

40

49

Kevin Faulk

NE

6

37

49

Ahman Green

GB

6

37

49

Drew Carter

CAR

6

36

49

Vincent Jackson

SD

6

25

49

John Madsen

OAK

6

11

66

Reggie Wayne

IND

5

95

66

Wes Welker

MIA

5

77

66

Reche Caldwell

NE

5

63

66

Michael Jenkins

ATL

5

61

66

Joe Horn

NO

5

60

66

Desmond Clark

CHI

5

57

66

Tiki Barber

NYG

5

55

66

Santonio Holmes

PIT

5

50

66

George Wrighster

JAC

5

50

66

Ashley Lelie

ATL

5

47

66

Maurice Drew

JAC

5

38

66

Brandon Jones

TEN

5

35

66

Joe Jurevicius

CLE

5

35

66

Devery Henderson

NO

5

34

66

David Kircus

DEN

5

23

66

Brad Hoover

CAR

5

21

82

Reggie Bush

NO

4

88

82

Braylon Edwards

CLE

4

83

82

Tony Gonzalez

KC

4

67

82

Randy McMichael

MIA

4

67

82

L.J. Smith

PHI

4

66

82

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

4

65

82

Eddie Kennison

KC

4

63

82

Reggie Williams

JAC

4

62

82

Frank Gore

SF

4

56

82

Eric Parker

SD

4

53

82

Peerless Price

BUF

4

51

82

Eric Johnson

SF

4

47

82

Brandon Lloyd

WAS

4

47

82

Samie Parker

KC

4

47

82

Michael Pittman

TB

4

47

82

Ronald Curry

OAK

4

41

82

Dennis Northcutt

CLE

4

36

82

Patrick Crayton

DAL

4

35

82

Malcolm Floyd

SD

4

30

82

Nate Burleson

SEA

4

26

82

Laurence Maroney

NE

4

25

82

David Tyree

NYG

4

24

82

Adam Bergen

ARI

4

23

82

Robert Royal

BUF

4

23

82

Mike Bell

DEN

4

21

82

Mark Campbell

NO

4

21

82

Jerramy Stevens

SEA

4

21

82

Aveion Cason

DET

4

5

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