Week 13: Looks and Touches

Mike Harmon
Yahoo! Sports

The following is a list of the Week 13 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.

It was another big week for the usual suspects in the rushing and receiving departments. Larry Johnson again rose to the top of the backs with 32 Touches, while Chris Chambers racked up a ridiculous 26 Looks in the frenzied comeback against the Bills. The huge attempt totals from Brett Favre and Kurt Warner naturally place receivers from Green Bay and Arizona all over the Looks list. In the Touches column, Domanick Davis continues to show his versatility and durability while everyone envisions Reggie Bush in a Texans uniform.

But, I'm getting ahead of myself. Welcome to the final Looks and Touches piece ahead of the first round of the fantasy playoffs. As you go down the column, no doubt you'll discover a number of new names on the radar such as Roscoe Parrish and Bryan Gilmore, and the return of some familiar names such as Troy Brown, Koren Robinson, and Tyrone Calico. Take a look at their respective matchups for this week, as each has the opportunity to be among the leaders for Week 14.

Let's break down the play-by-play from Week 13.

LOOKS

By now, we've all seen the highlights of Chris Chambers' leaping TD grab to finish the Dolphins' dramatic comeback over the Bills. Chambers caught 15 balls on Sunday, a remarkable performance in and of itself. A deeper look into the play-by-play reveals that Gus Frerotte and Sage Rosenfels fired 26 passes in his direction.

Anquan Boldin has caught six or more passes in seven games this season (three in double-digits). Without a running game in Arizona, Boldin has been targeted 121 times this season, while teammate Larry Fitzgerald has racked up 134 Looks. The Cardinals still have Houston and Philadelphia on the schedule, and that means more games of 40-plus attempts from Kurt Warner.

Second-year receiver Lee Evans turned in his second multi-TD game of the year, scoring three touchdowns in a brilliant first half from J.P. Losman. Evans finished with 10 Looks on the day (he averages 5.75 per game) and finds himself in a favorable matchup this week against New England. Additionally, veteran receiver Eric Moulds has reportedly been suspended for one game by Coach Mike Mularkey, which will open up more opportunities for the speedy Evans.

TE Zachary Hilton has become a favorite target of Aaron Brooks over the past three weeks, averaging seven Looks per game.

Since returning from his calf injury, Andre Johnson has been making up for lost time in the Looks department. David Carr has thrown to Johnson nearly 12 times per game over the past five weeks. The sight of the ball bouncing off his chest in the end zone against the Ravens was disconcerting, but he'll have plenty of opportunities to atone for his mistake in Week 14 against Tennessee.

TOUCHES

Just as he did last year, Bill Parcells is riding the legs of Julius Jones hard down the stretch. Jones led all backs in Touches in the second half of '04, and he's in the running again this year. He tallied 32 Touches this week (23 carries, 9 receptions) and put to rest the worries of a future split with Marion Barber.

Reuben Droughns became the first Browns back to top 1,000 rushing yards in 20 years, and Romeo Crennel sure gave him the workload to get there. Droughns has averaged more than 22 Touches per game over the course of the season, and has never seen a real threat to his playing time from Lee Suggs or William Green.

J.J. Arrington turned in his heaviest workload of the season with the injury to Marcel Shipp. He piled up 20 percent of his season total with 21 Touches against the 49ers.

Corey Dillon finally returned to the field in Week 14, racking up 20 Touches in leading the Patriots to a win over the Jets. Dillon's legs will be the focal point this week against the weak Buffalo run defense.

Even though the Seahawks were in the middle of a laugher against the Eagles, Shaun Alexander got a decent workout in before sitting down. Alexander carried the ball 19 times before hitting the sidelines. Maurice Morris carried the ball 15 times in relief of Alexander to complete the 42-0 rout. Alexander owners, and those with a suspect backfield and available bench slot for the playoffs, should take a look to see if Morris remains available. If the Seahawks lock up home field advantage, PT for Alexander may be drastically reduced.

Week 13 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

WK 13

SEASON

1

Larry Johnson, Kan

32

243

1

Julius Jones, Dal

32

212

1

Domanick Davis, Hou

32

240

4

Tiki Barber, NYG

31

284

5

Reuben Droughns, Cle

30

272

5

LaDainian Tomlinson, SD

30

303

5

Edgerrin James, Ind

30

334

8

Willis McGahee, Buf

29

282

9

Greg Jones, Jac

28

139

9

Clinton Portis, Was

28

273

11

DeShaun Foster, Car

27

159

12

Michael Bennett, Min

25

108

13

Carnell Williams, Tam

24

208

14

Rudi Johnson, Cin

22

270

15

Samkon Gado, GB

21

116

15

J.J. Arrington, Ari

21

101

17

Corey Dillon, NE

20

156

18

Thomas Jones, Chi

19

256

18

Shaun Alexander, Sea

19

292

18

Curtis Martin, NYJ

19

244

18

Antowain Smith, NO

19

123

22

Warrick Dunn, Atl

17

251

22

Ricky Williams, Mia

17

104

22

LaMont Jordan, Oak

17

294

22

Artose Pinner, Det

17

69

26

Willie Parker, Pit

16

190

27

Steven Jackson, STL

15

240

27

Maurice Morris, Sea

15

46

29

Mike Anderson, Den

14

214

29

Kevin Faulk, NE

14

41

29

Brian Westbrook, Phi

14

218

32

Maurice Hicks, SF

13

34

33

Chris Brown, Ten

12

203

33

Chester Taylor, Bal

12

115

35

Ryan Moats, Phi

11

17

35

Ronnie Brown, Mia

11

204

35

Jerome Bettis, Pit

11

71

35

Jamal Lewis, Bal

11

228

35

Adrian Peterson, Chi

11

59

40

Shawn Bryson, Det

10

85

41

Tony Fisher, GB

9

68

41

Rock Cartwright, Was

9

21

41

Aaron Stecker, NO

9

91

44

Travis Henry, Ten

8

57

44

Ron Dayne, Den

8

30

46

Michael Turner, SD

7

47

46

Frank Gore, SF

7

81

48

Tatum Bell, Den

6

125

48

Reno Mahe, Phi

6

10

48

Michael Pittman, Tam

6

86

51

Chris Cooley, Was

5

48

51

T.J. Duckett, Atl

5

90

51

Stephen Davis, Car

5

180

51

Michael Cloud, NE

5

14

51

Leonard Weaver, Sea

5

12

51

Duce Staley, Pit

5

44

57

Shaud Williams, Buf

4

48

57

Obafemi Ayanbadejo, Ari

4

45

57

Lorenzo Neal, SD

4

41

57

Jonathan Wells, Hou

4

56

57

Ciatrick Fason, Min

4

18

57

Brad Hoover, Car

4

17

63

Zack Crockett, Oak

3

36

64

Marion Barber, Dal

2

110

64

Mack Strong, Sea

2

31

64

Kyle Johnson, Den

2

16

64

Justin Griffith, Atl

2

27

64

Jim Finn, NYG

2

8

64

Dee Brown, Kan

2

6

64

Darren Sproles, SD

2

11

64

Chris Perry, Cin

2

95

64

Brandon Jacobs, NYG

2

32

64

Alvin Pearman, Jac

2

56

74

Troy Fleming, Ten

1

7

74

Tony Richardson, Kan

1

10

74

Terry Jackson, SF

1

7

74

Nehemiah Broughton, Was

1

1

74

Mewelde Moore, Min

1

160

74

Marshall Faulk, STL

1

56

74

Madison Hedgecock, STL

1

4

74

Derrick Ward, NYG

1

33

74

Cedric Houston, NYJ

1

19

74

Anthony Thomas, NO

1

39

Week 13 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

WK 13

SEASON

1

Chris Chambers, Mia

26

136

2

Anquan Boldin, Ari

16

121

3

Hines Ward, Pit

14

98

3

Donald Driver, GB

14

121

5

Torry Holt, STL

13

128

5

Andre Johnson, Hou

13

81

7

Larry Fitzgerald, Ari

12

134

8

Jimmy Smith, Jac

11

100

8

Tony Fisher, GB

11

41

8

Roy Williams, Det

11

69

8

Terry Glenn, Dal

11

95

8

Chad Johnson, Cin

11

119

8

Steve Smith, Car

11

123

8

Mark Clayton, Bal

11

57

15

Bo Scaife, Ten

10

41

15

Isaac Bruce, STL

10

39

15

L.J. Smith, Phi

10

88

15

Randy Moss, Oak

10

93

15

Jerry Porter, Oak

10

110

15

Laveranues Coles, NYJ

10

103

15

Plaxico Burress, NYG

10

146

15

Joe Horn, NO

10

80

15

Bryan Gilmore, Mia

10

19

15

Lee Evans, Buf

10

69

25

Santana Moss, Was

9

114

25

Drew Bennett, Ten

9

78

25

Joey Galloway, Tam

9

115

25

David Givens, NE

9

82

25

Wes Welker, Mia

9

45

25

Jabar Gaffney, Hou

9

78

25

Antonio Chatman, GB

9

64

25

Rod Smith, Den

9

91

25

Julius Jones, Dal

9

37

25

Derrick Mason, Bal

9

106

25

Todd Heap, Bal

9

81

36

Ben Troupe, Ten

8

56

36

Antwaan Randle El, Pit

8

64

36

Zachary Hilton, NO

8

33

36

Randy McMichael, Mia

8

79

36

Robert Ferguson, GB

8

47

36

Keyshawn Johnson, Dal

8

105

36

Braylon Edwards, Cle

8

61

36

T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cin

8

90

36

Michael Jenkins, Atl

8

50

45

Jerramy Stevens, Sea

7

62

45

Antonio Gates, SD

7

101

45

Cedrick Wilson, Pit

7

45

45

Brian Westbrook, Phi

7

102

45

Curtis Martin, NYJ

7

33

45

Donte' Stallworth, NO

7

95

45

Eddie Kennison, Kan

7

90

45

David Martin, GB

7

29

45

Donald Lee, GB

7

40

45

Shawn Bryson, Det

7

43

45

Chris Henry, Cin

7

47

45

Brian Finneran, Atl

7

65

45

Alge Crumpler, Atl

7

100

45

Tyrone Calico, Ten

6

32

59

Brandon Lloyd, SF

6

95

59

Greg Lewis, Phi

6

79

59

Reno Mahe, Phi

6

10

59

Doug Gabriel, Oak

6

55

59

LaMont Jordan, Oak

6

96

59

Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ

6

18

59

Justin McCareins, NYJ

6

85

59

Jeremy Shockey, NYG

6

90

59

Deion Branch, NE

6

108

59

Ben Watson, NE

6

42

59

Marcus Robinson, Min

6

54

59

Ricky Williams, Mia

6

19

59

Ernest Wilford, Jac

6

51

59

Jason Witten, Dal

6

69

59

Antonio Bryant, Cle

6

95

74

Chris Cooley, Was

5

80

74

Kevin Curtis, STL

5

91

74

Jason McAddley, SF

5

6

74

Bobby Engram, Sea

5

78

74

LaDainian Tomlinson, SD

5

63

74

Troy Brown, NE

5

54

74

Corey Dillon, NE

5

19

74

Koren Robinson, Min

5

25

74

Samie Parker, Kan

5

34

74

Marvin Harrison, Ind

5

105

74

Jonathan Wells, Hou

5

22

74

Marcus Pollard, Ind

5

73

74

Ashley Lelie, Den

5

76

74

Reggie Kelly, Cin

5

14

74

Roscoe Parrish, Buf

5

12

Week 13 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

WK 13

SEASON

1

Larry Johnson, Kan

32

243

1

Julius Jones, Dal

32

212

1

Domanick Davis, Hou

32

240

4

Tiki Barber, NYG

31

284

5

Reuben Droughns, Cle

30

272

5

LaDainian Tomlinson, SD

30

303

5

Edgerrin James, Ind

30

334

8

Willis McGahee, Buf

29

282

9

Greg Jones, Jac

28

139

9

Clinton Portis, Was

28

273

11

DeShaun Foster, Car

27

159

12

Michael Bennett, Min

25

108

13

Carnell Williams, Tam

24

208

14

Rudi Johnson, Cin

22

270

15

Samkon Gado, GB

21

116

15

J.J. Arrington, Ari

21

101

17

Corey Dillon, NE

20

156

18

Thomas Jones, Chi

19

256

18

Shaun Alexander, Sea

19

292

18

Curtis Martin, NYJ

19

244

18

Antowain Smith, NO

19

123

22

Warrick Dunn, Atl

17

251

22

Ricky Williams, Mia

17

104

22

LaMont Jordan, Oak

17

294

22

Artose Pinner, Det

17

69

26

Willie Parker, Pit

16

190

27

Steven Jackson, STL

15

240

27

Maurice Morris, Sea

15

46

29

Mike Anderson, Den

14

214

29

Kevin Faulk, NE

14

41

29

Brian Westbrook, Phi

14

218

32

Maurice Hicks, SF

13

34

33

Chris Brown, Ten

12

203

33

Chester Taylor, Bal

12

115

35

Ryan Moats, Phi

11

17

35

Ronnie Brown, Mia

11

204

35

Jerome Bettis, Pit

11

71

35

Jamal Lewis, Bal

11

228

35

Adrian Peterson, Chi

11

59

40

Shawn Bryson, Det

10

85

41

Tony Fisher, GB

9

68

41

Rock Cartwright, Was

9

21

41

Aaron Stecker, NO

9

91

44

Travis Henry, Ten

8

57

44

Ron Dayne, Den

8

30

46

Michael Turner, SD

7

47

46

Frank Gore, SF

7

81

48

Tatum Bell, Den

6

125

48

Reno Mahe, Phi

6

10

48

Michael Pittman, Tam

6

86

51

Chris Cooley, Was

5

48

51

T.J. Duckett, Atl

5

90

51

Stephen Davis, Car

5

180

51

Michael Cloud, NE

5

14

51

Leonard Weaver, Sea

5

12

51

Duce Staley, Pit

5

44

57

Shaud Williams, Buf

4

48

57

Obafemi Ayanbadejo, Ari

4

45

57

Lorenzo Neal, SD

4

41

57

Jonathan Wells, Hou

4

56

57

Ciatrick Fason, Min

4

18

57

Brad Hoover, Car

4

17

63

Zack Crockett, Oak

3

36

64

Marion Barber, Dal

2

110

64

Mack Strong, Sea

2

31

64

Kyle Johnson, Den

2

16

64

Justin Griffith, Atl

2

27

64

Jim Finn, NYG

2

8

64

Dee Brown, Kan

2

6

64

Darren Sproles, SD

2

11

64

Chris Perry, Cin

2

95

64

Brandon Jacobs, NYG

2

32

64

Alvin Pearman, Jac

2

56

74

Troy Fleming, Ten

1

7

74

Tony Richardson, Kan

1

10

74

Terry Jackson, SF

1

7

74

Nehemiah Broughton, Was

1

1

74

Mewelde Moore, Min

1

160

74

Marshall Faulk, STL

1

56

74

Madison Hedgecock, STL

1

4

74

Derrick Ward, NYG

1

33

74

Cedric Houston, NYJ

1

19

74

Anthony Thomas, NO

1

39

Week 13 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

WK 13

SEASON

1

Chris Chambers, Mia

26

136

2

Anquan Boldin, Ari

16

121

3

Hines Ward, Pit

14

98

3

Donald Driver, GB

14

121

5

Torry Holt, STL

13

128

5

Andre Johnson, Hou

13

81

7

Larry Fitzgerald, Ari

12

134

8

Jimmy Smith, Jac

11

100

8

Tony Fisher, GB

11

41

8

Roy Williams, Det

11

69

8

Terry Glenn, Dal

11

95

8

Chad Johnson, Cin

11

119

8

Steve Smith, Car

11

123

8

Mark Clayton, Bal

11

57

15

Bo Scaife, Ten

10

41

15

Isaac Bruce, STL

10

39

15

L.J. Smith, Phi

10

88

15

Randy Moss, Oak

10

93

15

Jerry Porter, Oak

10

110

15

Laveranues Coles, NYJ

10

103

15

Plaxico Burress, NYG

10

146

15

Joe Horn, NO

10

80

15

Bryan Gilmore, Mia

10

19

15

Lee Evans, Buf

10

69

25

Santana Moss, Was

9

114

25

Drew Bennett, Ten

9

78

25

Joey Galloway, Tam

9

115

25

David Givens, NE

9

82

25

Wes Welker, Mia

9

45

25

Jabar Gaffney, Hou

9

78

25

Antonio Chatman, GB

9

64

25

Rod Smith, Den

9

91

25

Julius Jones, Dal

9

37

25

Derrick Mason, Bal

9

106

25

Todd Heap, Bal

9

81

36

Ben Troupe, Ten

8

56

36

Antwaan Randle El, Pit

8

64

36

Zachary Hilton, NO

8

33

36

Randy McMichael, Mia

8

79

36

Robert Ferguson, GB

8

47

36

Keyshawn Johnson, Dal

8

105

36

Braylon Edwards, Cle

8

61

36

T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cin

8

90

36

Michael Jenkins, Atl

8

50

45

Jerramy Stevens, Sea

7

62

45

Antonio Gates, SD

7

101

45

Cedrick Wilson, Pit

7

45

45

Brian Westbrook, Phi

7

102

45

Curtis Martin, NYJ

7

33

45

Donte' Stallworth, NO

7

95

45

Eddie Kennison, Kan

7

90

45

David Martin, GB

7

29

45

Donald Lee, GB

7

40

45

Shawn Bryson, Det

7

43

45

Chris Henry, Cin

7

47

45

Brian Finneran, Atl

7

65

45

Alge Crumpler, Atl

7

100

45

Tyrone Calico, Ten

6

32

59

Brandon Lloyd, SF

6

95

59

Greg Lewis, Phi

6

79

59

Reno Mahe, Phi

6

10

59

Doug Gabriel, Oak

6

55

59

LaMont Jordan, Oak

6

96

59

Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ

6

18

59

Justin McCareins, NYJ

6

85

59

Jeremy Shockey, NYG

6

90

59

Deion Branch, NE

6

108

59

Ben Watson, NE

6

42

59

Marcus Robinson, Min

6

54

59

Ricky Williams, Mia

6

19

59

Ernest Wilford, Jac

6

51

59

Jason Witten, Dal

6

69

59

Antonio Bryant, Cle

6

95

74

Chris Cooley, Was

5

80

74

Kevin Curtis, STL

5

91

74

Jason McAddley, SF

5

6

74

Bobby Engram, Sea

5

78

74

LaDainian Tomlinson, SD

5

63

74

Troy Brown, NE

5

54

74

Corey Dillon, NE

5

19

74

Koren Robinson, Min

5

25

74

Samie Parker, Kan

5

34

74

Marvin Harrison, Ind

5

105

74

Jonathan Wells, Hou

5

22

74

Marcus Pollard, Ind

5

73

74

Ashley Lelie, Den

5

76

74

Reggie Kelly, Cin

5

14

74

Roscoe Parrish, Buf

5

12

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