Week 14: 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.

As I reviewed the Looks and Touches totals for the games of Week 14, a number of new names leaped off the page. Not to worry, those familiar faces of Edgerrin James and Anquan Boldin offer comfort near the top. But you might be surprised to see the names of two tight ends, Jeremy Shockey and Antonio Gates, in the top three. Of course, overtime and comeback games will push you up the charts.

Let's rip apart the play-by-play accounts from Week 14.

LOOKS

The Seattle Seahawks are working to finish off home field advantage for the playoffs, and Matt Hasselbeck has turned to veteran receiver Bobby Engram to help lead the way. Engram has scored three touchdowns in the past two weeks after a scoreless start to the season, and was targeted 10 times in the Seahawks' win over San Francisco. The return of Darrell Jackson likely cuts into his opportunities, but Engram has averaged better than seven Looks per game for the year.

Donte' Stallworth racked up 12 Looks in the Monday night loss to the Falcons. It proved to be Aaron Brooks' undoing, as Todd Bouman will be the starter in Week 15. Stallworth has become the No. 1 option for the Saints, averaging 8.2 Looks per game this year.

The Jaguars continue their road to the playoffs with David Garrard under center. After a slow middle of the season with the emergence of Ernest Wilford and Matt Jones, Jimmy Smith has re-established himself as Garrard's top play. He was targeted 10 times in the loss to Indianapolis, and has averaged over eight Looks per game this season.

With just four Looks in Week 14, a number of receivers closed the gap on Plaxico Burress's league-leading total of 150. Chris Chambers, Larry Fitzgerald, and Torry Holt all now stand within 10 Looks of the leader.

TOUCHES

With 39 Touches in Week 14, Edgerrin James ran his season total to 373. That's an average of nearly 29 Touches per game. Owners of James are most certainly dreading the moment that Tony Dungy decides to pull the starters. It doesn't figure to happen in the next two weeks with San Diego and Seattle on tap, but those using Week 17 as championship week need to be ready to plug in another option against the Cardinals.

Jon Gruden continues to work his rookie tailback hard. Carnell Williams turned in perhaps his most impressive effort to date in Week 14, carrying the ball 29 times and scoring two touchdowns. Look for another big effort in the Saturday game against the Patriots.

The Jets had figured to rely heavily on Curtis Martin down the stretch in his quest for another 1,000-yard season. Instead, fans and fantasy owners were treated to a tremendous effort from rookie Cedric Houston. He tallied 28 Touches this week against the Raiders, and figures to take the lion's share of Touches over the final three weeks. The win over Oakland certainly stung some fans who were hoping to ascend to the No. 1 pick at this juncture of the campaign. Nonetheless, Houston turned in a great effort, and stands a good chance to repeat this week against the middle-of-the-road Miami run defense.

After getting roughed up against the Raiders, LaDainian Tomlinson was back on the field for the Chargers in the shocking loss to the Dolphins. He piled up 22 Touches despite bruised ribs that had limited him all week in practice. For the season, Tomlinson has averaged 25 Touches per game.

Week 14 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

WK 14

SEASON

1

Edgerrin James, IND

39

373

2

Tiki Barber, NYG

37

321

3

Rudi Johnson, CIN

33

303

4

Carnell Williams, Tam

31

239

5

Samkon Gado, GB

30

146

6

Larry Johnson, Kan

29

272

6

Domanick Davis, Hou

29

269

6

Clinton Portis, Was

29

302

9

Cedric Houston, NYJ

28

47

10

Corey Dillon, NE

26

182

11

Shaun Alexander, SEA

25

317

12

Willie Parker, PIT

23

213

12

Chester Taylor, BAL

23

138

14

Reuben Droughns, CLE

22

294

14

Michael Bennett, MIN

22

130

14

LaDainian Tomlinson, SD

22

325

17

Steven Jackson, STL

19

259

17

Chris Brown, TEN

19

222

19

Thomas Jones, CHI

18

274

19

Tatum Bell, DEN

18

143

19

LaMont Jordan, OAK

18

312

22

Marion Barber, DAL

17

127

22

Jerome Bettis, PIT

17

88

24

Warrick Dunn, ATL

16

267

24

DeShaun Foster, CAR

16

175

24

Artose Pinner, DET

16

85

27

Antowain Smith, NO

14

137

28

Julius Jones, DAL

12

224

29

Travis Henry, TEN

11

68

29

Ryan Moats, PHI

11

28

29

Ronnie Brown, MIA

11

215

29

Ricky Williams, MIA

11

115

29

Kevin Faulk, NE

11

52

34

T.J. Duckett, ATL

10

100

34

Reno Mahe, PHI

10

20

34

Kevin Jones, DET

10

187

34

J.J. Arrington, ARI

10

111

34

Fred Taylor, JAC

10

164

39

Willis McGahee, BUF

9

291

39

Michael Cloud, NE

9

23

39

Marshall Faulk, STL

9

65

39

Aaron Stecker, NO

9

100

39

B.J. Askew, NYJ

9

9

44

Mike Anderson, DEN

8

222

44

Greg Jones, JAC

8

147

46

Maurice Morris, SEA

7

53

46

Marcel Shipp, ARI

7

151

46

Lorenzo Neal, SD

7

48

49

Verron Haynes, PIT

6

60

49

Shawn Bryson, DET

6

91

49

Mike Alstott, TAM

6

49

49

Lamar Gordon, PHI

6

60

49

Ladell Betts, WAS

6

68

49

Ciatrick Fason, MIN

6

24

49

Tony Fisher, GB

5

73

56

Ron Dayne, DEN

5

35

56

Nick Goings, CAR

5

27

56

Michael Pittman, TAM

5

91

56

Mack Strong, SEA

5

36

56

Leonard Weaver, SEA

5

17

61

William Henderson, GB

4

27

61

Stephen Davis, CAR

4

184

61

Jerald Sowell, NYJ

4

25

61

Chris Cooley, WAS

4

52

65

Shaud Williams, BUF

3

51

65

Maurice Hicks, SF

3

37

65

Lousaka Polite, DAL

3

10

65

Lee Suggs, CLE

3

5

65

Kyle Johnson, DEN

3

19

65

Jarrett Payton, TEN

3

34

65

Frank Gore, SF

3

84

65

Chris Perry, CIN

3

98

73

Terrelle Smith, CLE

2

11

73

Mewelde Moore, MIN

2

162

73

Madison Hedgecock, STL

2

6

73

Justin Griffith, ATL

2

29

73

Jonathan Wells, Hou

2

58

73

Jim Finn, NYG

2

10

73

Dan Kreider, PIT

2

9

73

Brandon Jacobs, NYG

2

34

73

Anthony Thomas, NO

2

41

82

Troy Fleming, TEN

1

8

82

Tony Richardson, KAN

1

11

82

Mike Karney, NO

1

14

82

Michael Turner, SD

1

48

82

Derrick Ward, NYG

1

34

82

Dee Brown, KAN

1

7

82

Chris Hetherington, SF

1

5

82

Bryan Johnson, CHI

1

6

82

Brad Hoover, CAR

1

18

82

Adrian Peterson, CHI

1

60

Week 14 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

WK 14

SEASON

Jeremy Shockey, NYG

21

111

Anquan Boldin, ARI

17

138

Antonio Gates, SD

16

117

Torry Holt, STL

16

144

Muhsin Muhammad, CHI

15

130

Isaac Bruce, STL

15

54

Chad Johnson, CIN

13

132

Marvin Harrison, IND

12

117

Donte' Stallworth, NO

12

107

Todd Heap, BAL

11

92

Mark Clayton, BAL

10

67

Terry Glenn, DAL

10

105

Jason Witten, DAL

10

79

Jimmy Smith, JAC

10

110

Chris Chambers, MIA

10

146

Joe Horn, NO

10

90

Reggie Brown, PHI

10

60

Bobby Engram, SEA

10

88

Santana Moss, WAS

10

124

Derrick Mason, BAL

9

115

Andre Johnson, HOU

9

90

Edgerrin James, IND

9

49

Eddie Kennison, KAN

9

99

Laveranues Coles, NYJ

9

112

Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

8

142

Lee Evans, BUF

8

77

Steve Smith, CAR

8

131

T.J. Houshmandzadeh, CIN

8

98

Rod Smith, DEN

8

99

Robert Ferguson, GB

8

55

Domanick Davis, HOU

8

51

Reggie Wayne, IND

8

105

Justin McCareins, NYJ

8

93

LaMont Jordan, OAK

8

104

Keenan McCardell, SD

8

88

Eric Parker, SD

8

66

Brandon Lloyd, SF

8

103

Chris Cooley, WAS

8

88

Sam Aiken, BUF

7

14

Kris Mangum, CAR

7

31

Keyshawn Johnson, DAL

7

112

Roy Williams, DET

7

76

Donald Driver, GB

7

128

Samie Parker, KAN

7

41

Kevin Faulk, NE

7

28

Deion Branch, NE

7

115

Randy Moss, OAK

7

100

Lorenzo Neal, SD

7

30

Joey Galloway, TAM

7

122

Drew Bennett, TEN

7

85

51

Bryant Johnson, ARI

6

68

51

Nick Goings, CAR

6

15

51

Thomas Jones, CHI

6

36

51

Antonio Bryant, CLE

6

101

51

Charlie Adams, DEN

6

33

51

David Martin, GB

6

35

51

Tony Gonzalez, KAN

6

103

51

Troy Brown, NE

6

60

51

Ben Watson, NE

6

48

51

Tiki Barber, NYG

6

50

51

Amani Toomer, NYG

6

98

51

Doug Jolley, NYJ

6

36

51

Greg Lewis, PHI

6

85

51

Reche Caldwell, SD

6

36

51

D.J. Hackett, SEA

6

43

51

Ike Hilliard, NYG

6

44

51

Ben Troupe, TEN

6

62

68

Adam Bergen, ARI

5

34

68

Roddy White, ATL

5

43

68

Alge Crumpler, ATL

5

105

68

Roscoe Parrish, BUF

5

17

68

Ricky Proehl, CAR

5

45

68

Jeb Putzier, DEN

5

54

68

Scottie Vines, DET

5

58

68

Ernest Wilford, JAC

5

56

68

Kyle Brady, JAC

5

23

68

Larry Johnson, KAN

5

40

68

Michael Bennett, MIN

5

25

68

Nate Burleson, MIN

5

43

68

Jermaine Wiggins, MIN

5

85

68

Zachary Hilton, NO

5

38

68

Jerald Sowell, NYJ

5

31

68

Jerry Porter, OAK

5

115

68

LaDainian Tomlinson, SD

5

68

68

Kevan Barlow, SF

5

68

68

Kevin Curtis, STL

5

96

68

Tyrone Calico, TEN

5

37

86

Michael Jenkins, ATL

4

62

86

Chester Taylor, BAL

4

48

86

Josh Reed, BUF

4

46

86

Desmond Clark, CHI

4

46

86

Rudi Johnson, CIN

4

27

86

Frisman Jackson, CLE

4

31

86

Steve Heiden, CLE

4

55

86

Kyle Johnson, DEN

4

27

86

Mike Williams, DET

4

58

86

William Henderson, GB

4

28

87

Matt Jones, JAC

4

58

87

George Wrighster, JAC

4

20

87

Marty Booker, MIA

4

69

87

Koren Robinson, MIN

4

29

87

Antowain Smith, NO

4

14

87

Az-Zahir Hakim, NO

4

45

87

Corey Dillon, NE

4

23

87

David Givens, NE

4

86

87

Plaxico Burress, NYG

4

150

87

L.J. Smith, PHI

4

92

87

Hines Ward, PIT

4

102

87

Cedrick Wilson, PIT

4

49

87

Shaun Alexander, SEA

4

30

87

Jerramy Stevens, SEA

4

66

87

Marshall Faulk, STL

4

41

87

Chris Brown, TEN

4

34

Week 14 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

WK 14

SEASON

1

Edgerrin James, IND

39

373

2

Tiki Barber, NYG

37

321

3

Rudi Johnson, CIN

33

303

4

Carnell Williams, Tam

31

239

5

Samkon Gado, GB

30

146

6

Larry Johnson, Kan

29

272

6

Domanick Davis, Hou

29

269

6

Clinton Portis, Was

29

302

9

Cedric Houston, NYJ

28

47

10

Corey Dillon, NE

26

182

11

Shaun Alexander, SEA

25

317

12

Willie Parker, PIT

23

213

12

Chester Taylor, BAL

23

138

14

Reuben Droughns, CLE

22

294

14

Michael Bennett, MIN

22

130

14

LaDainian Tomlinson, SD

22

325

17

Steven Jackson, STL

19

259

17

Chris Brown, TEN

19

222

19

Thomas Jones, CHI

18

274

19

Tatum Bell, DEN

18

143

19

LaMont Jordan, OAK

18

312

22

Marion Barber, DAL

17

127

22

Jerome Bettis, PIT

17

88

24

Warrick Dunn, ATL

16

267

24

DeShaun Foster, CAR

16

175

24

Artose Pinner, DET

16

85

27

Antowain Smith, NO

14

137

28

Julius Jones, DAL

12

224

29

Travis Henry, TEN

11

68

29

Ryan Moats, PHI

11

28

29

Ronnie Brown, MIA

11

215

29

Ricky Williams, MIA

11

115

29

Kevin Faulk, NE

11

52

34

T.J. Duckett, ATL

10

100

34

Reno Mahe, PHI

10

20

34

Kevin Jones, DET

10

187

34

J.J. Arrington, ARI

10

111

34

Fred Taylor, JAC

10

164

39

Willis McGahee, BUF

9

291

39

Michael Cloud, NE

9

23

39

Marshall Faulk, STL

9

65

39

Aaron Stecker, NO

9

100

39

B.J. Askew, NYJ

9

9

44

Mike Anderson, DEN

8

222

44

Greg Jones, JAC

8

147

46

Maurice Morris, SEA

7

53

46

Marcel Shipp, ARI

7

151

46

Lorenzo Neal, SD

7

48

49

Verron Haynes, PIT

6

60

49

Shawn Bryson, DET

6

91

49

Mike Alstott, TAM

6

49

49

Lamar Gordon, PHI

6

60

49

Ladell Betts, WAS

6

68

49

Ciatrick Fason, MIN

6

24

49

Tony Fisher, GB

5

73

56

Ron Dayne, DEN

5

35

56

Nick Goings, CAR

5

27

56

Michael Pittman, TAM

5

91

56

Mack Strong, SEA

5

36

56

Leonard Weaver, SEA

5

17

61

William Henderson, GB

4

27

61

Stephen Davis, CAR

4

184

61

Jerald Sowell, NYJ

4

25

61

Chris Cooley, WAS

4

52

65

Shaud Williams, BUF

3

51

65

Maurice Hicks, SF

3

37

65

Lousaka Polite, DAL

3

10

65

Lee Suggs, CLE

3

5

65

Kyle Johnson, DEN

3

19

65

Jarrett Payton, TEN

3

34

65

Frank Gore, SF

3

84

65

Chris Perry, CIN

3

98

73

Terrelle Smith, CLE

2

11

73

Mewelde Moore, MIN

2

162

73

Madison Hedgecock, STL

2

6

73

Justin Griffith, ATL

2

29

73

Jonathan Wells, Hou

2

58

73

Jim Finn, NYG

2

10

73

Dan Kreider, PIT

2

9

73

Brandon Jacobs, NYG

2

34

73

Anthony Thomas, NO

2

41

82

Troy Fleming, TEN

1

8

82

Tony Richardson, KAN

1

11

82

Mike Karney, NO

1

14

82

Michael Turner, SD

1

48

82

Derrick Ward, NYG

1

34

82

Dee Brown, KAN

1

7

82

Chris Hetherington, SF

1

5

82

Bryan Johnson, CHI

1

6

82

Brad Hoover, CAR

1

18

82

Adrian Peterson, CHI

1

60

Week 14 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

WK 14

SEASON

Jeremy Shockey, NYG

21

111

Anquan Boldin, ARI

17

138

Antonio Gates, SD

16

117

Torry Holt, STL

16

144

Muhsin Muhammad, CHI

15

130

Isaac Bruce, STL

15

54

Chad Johnson, CIN

13

132

Marvin Harrison, IND

12

117

Donte' Stallworth, NO

12

107

Todd Heap, BAL

11

92

Mark Clayton, BAL

10

67

Terry Glenn, DAL

10

105

Jason Witten, DAL

10

79

Jimmy Smith, JAC

10

110

Chris Chambers, MIA

10

146

Joe Horn, NO

10

90

Reggie Brown, PHI

10

60

Bobby Engram, SEA

10

88

Santana Moss, WAS

10

124

Derrick Mason, BAL

9

115

Andre Johnson, HOU

9

90

Edgerrin James, IND

9

49

Eddie Kennison, KAN

9

99

Laveranues Coles, NYJ

9

112

Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

8

142

Lee Evans, BUF

8

77

Steve Smith, CAR

8

131

T.J. Houshmandzadeh, CIN

8

98

Rod Smith, DEN

8

99

Robert Ferguson, GB

8

55

Domanick Davis, HOU

8

51

Reggie Wayne, IND

8

105

Justin McCareins, NYJ

8

93

LaMont Jordan, OAK

8

104

Keenan McCardell, SD

8

88

Eric Parker, SD

8

66

Brandon Lloyd, SF

8

103

Chris Cooley, WAS

8

88

Sam Aiken, BUF

7

14

Kris Mangum, CAR

7

31

Keyshawn Johnson, DAL

7

112

Roy Williams, DET

7

76

Donald Driver, GB

7

128

Samie Parker, KAN

7

41

Kevin Faulk, NE

7

28

Deion Branch, NE

7

115

Randy Moss, OAK

7

100

Lorenzo Neal, SD

7

30

Joey Galloway, TAM

7

122

Drew Bennett, TEN

7

85

51

Bryant Johnson, ARI

6

68

51

Nick Goings, CAR

6

15

51

Thomas Jones, CHI

6

36

51

Antonio Bryant, CLE

6

101

51

Charlie Adams, DEN

6

33

51

David Martin, GB

6

35

51

Tony Gonzalez, KAN

6

103

51

Troy Brown, NE

6

60

51

Ben Watson, NE

6

48

51

Tiki Barber, NYG

6

50

51

Amani Toomer, NYG

6

98

51

Doug Jolley, NYJ

6

36

51

Greg Lewis, PHI

6

85

51

Reche Caldwell, SD

6

36

51

D.J. Hackett, SEA

6

43

51

Ike Hilliard, NYG

6

44

51

Ben Troupe, TEN

6

62

68

Adam Bergen, ARI

5

34

68

Roddy White, ATL

5

43

68

Alge Crumpler, ATL

5

105

68

Roscoe Parrish, BUF

5

17

68

Ricky Proehl, CAR

5

45

68

Jeb Putzier, DEN

5

54

68

Scottie Vines, DET

5

58

68

Ernest Wilford, JAC

5

56

68

Kyle Brady, JAC

5

23

68

Larry Johnson, KAN

5

40

68

Michael Bennett, MIN

5

25

68

Nate Burleson, MIN

5

43

68

Jermaine Wiggins, MIN

5

85

68

Zachary Hilton, NO

5

38

68

Jerald Sowell, NYJ

5

31

68

Jerry Porter, OAK

5

115

68

LaDainian Tomlinson, SD

5

68

68

Kevan Barlow, SF

5

68

68

Kevin Curtis, STL

5

96

68

Tyrone Calico, TEN

5

37

86

Michael Jenkins, ATL

4

62

86

Chester Taylor, BAL

4

48

86

Josh Reed, BUF

4

46

86

Desmond Clark, CHI

4

46

86

Rudi Johnson, CIN

4

27

86

Frisman Jackson, CLE

4

31

86

Steve Heiden, CLE

4

55

86

Kyle Johnson, DEN

4

27

86

Mike Williams, DET

4

58

86

William Henderson, GB

4

28

87

Matt Jones, JAC

4

58

87

George Wrighster, JAC

4

20

87

Marty Booker, MIA

4

69

87

Koren Robinson, MIN

4

29

87

Antowain Smith, NO

4

14

87

Az-Zahir Hakim, NO

4

45

87

Corey Dillon, NE

4

23

87

David Givens, NE

4

86

87

Plaxico Burress, NYG

4

150

87

L.J. Smith, PHI

4

92

87

Hines Ward, PIT

4

102

87

Cedrick Wilson, PIT

4

49

87

Shaun Alexander, SEA

4

30

87

Jerramy Stevens, SEA

4

66

87

Marshall Faulk, STL

4

41

87

Chris Brown, TEN

4

34

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