Welcome to the AFC targets and touches for Week 14 of the NFL season. The NFC portion can be found with a click of the clicky thing.
I have all the targets for each player since Week 9, and then in parentheses are the total and then average targets per game played for that player. Then below that I have the Red Zone targets and touches for each player, now sorted for rushing attempts and passing targets from Week 9 on. I hope you enjoy and if you get a chance give a follow on Twitter.
Torrey Smith: 8-14-8-4-10 (44) (8.8), Jacoby Jones: 8-2-2-6-7 (25) (5), Ray Rice: 4-6-5-1-7 (23) (4.6), Ed Dickson: 3-4-3-5-2 (17) (3.4), Marlon Brown: 9-3-dnp-2-1 (15) (3.8), Dallas Clark: 1-2-4-4-2 (13) (2.6), Tandon Doss: 4-1-5-1-0 (11) (2.2), Deonte Thompson: 4-1-3-dnp-dnp (8) (2.7), Bernard Pierce: 0-3-0-0-3 (6) (1.2), Brandon Stokley: dnp-dnp-dnp-1-3 (4) (2), Vonta Leach: 0-0-1-2-0 (3) (0.6)
Torrey Smith led the team in targets with 10 and caught six for 93 yards and a touchdown. He now has three touchdowns in his last four games and 10 red zone targets in his last five. That’s good news, especially as he goes up against the Vikings’ putrid pass defense this week.
Jacoby Jones has shown some life with 13 targets the past two weeks, but it’s hard to trust him when he had two in each of the two previous games, but in a good matchup he could have some value.
Dennis Pitta may return this week, but would be on a snap count. He’s not going to hurt anyone too much with so little time left in the season.
Ray Rice continues to be unable to get more than what is blocked for him, which isn’t much. He is getting targets and receptions, which is nice in PPR leagues, but he’s not able to do much at all after the catch.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Torrey Smith: Run 0/Tar 10, Marlon Brown: Run 0/Tar 3, Dallas Clark: Run 0/Tar 3, Ray Rice: Run 16/Tar 3, Jacoby Jones: Run 0/Tar 1, Deonte Thompson: Run 0/Tar 1, Joe Flacco: Run 0/Tar 0, Vonta Leach: Run 2/Tar 0
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Steve Johnson: 7-10-dnp-BYE-8 (25) (8.3), Scott Chandler: 9-3-3-BYE-6 (21) (5.2), Marquise Goodwin: 4-4-9-BYE-4 (21) (5.2), T.J. Graham: 4-4-4-BYE-2 (14) (3.5), C.J. Spiller: 3-3-2-BYE-4 (12) (3), Fred Jackson: 2-4-2-BYE-4 (12) (3), Robert Woods: 8-dnp-dnp-BYE-3 (11) (5.5), Chris Gragg: 0-6-0-BYE-dnp (6) (2), Chris Hogan: 0-1-4-BYE-0 (5) (1.2), Lee Smith: 0-1-2-BYE-0 (3) (0.8), Marcus Easley: 1-2-0-BYE-0 (3) (0.8), Frank Summers: 0-0-1-BYE-1 (2) (0.5), Tashard Choice: 1-0-1-BYE-0 (2) (0.5)
C.J. Spiller’s return to prominence was the fantasy story in this one. He only played 24-of-64 snaps compared to Fred Jackson’s 39-of-64, but it was enough to get him 17 touches for 157 yards and a touchdown. Jackson also put up good numbers with two touchdowns and 78 yards on 15 touches. It doesn’t hurt that they were playing the woeful Falcons.
Robert Woods saw 53 snaps to Marquise Goodwin’s 23, but only had three targets, which he caught two of for 34 yards while Goodwin had four targets, but caught none.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Steve Johnson: Run 1/Tar 4, T.J. Graham: Run 0/Tar 3, Robert Woods: Run 0/Tar 2, C.J. Spiller: Run 2/Tar 2, Scott Chandler: Run 0/Tar 1, Marcus Easley: Run 0/Tar 1, Chris Gragg: Run 0/Tar 1, Tashard Choice: Run 1/Tar 1, Marquise Goodwin: Run 0/Tar 1, Jeff Tuel: Run 1/Tar 0, Fred Jackson: Run 11/Tar 0, EJ Manuel: Run 4/Tar 0, Frank Summers: Run 1/Tar 0
A.J. Green: 19-15-5-BYE-7 (46) (11.5), Mohamed Sanu: 9-8-5-BYE-2 (24) (6), Marvin Jones: 7-7-2-BYE-3 (19) (4.8), Giovani Bernard: 4-8-5-BYE-2 (19) (4.8), Tyler Eifert: 4-10-1-BYE-2 (17) (4.2), Jermaine Gresham: 7-dnp-6-BYE-2 (15) (5), Andrew Hawkins: 2-0-2-BYE-3 (7) (1.8), Alex Smith: 0-2-1-BYE-0 (3) (0.8), BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 0-0-0-BYE-1 (1) (0.2), Dane Sanzenbacher: 1-0-0-BYE-dnp (1) (0.3)
Andy Dalton had another poor game, but his team’s ability to run the ball helped him out. He only completed 14-of-23 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception while BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed 20 times for 92 yards and a touchdown and Giovani Bernard rushed 14 times for 57 yards. That left only seven targets for A.J. Green who averages 10 a game. He did turn those targets into five receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown.
Andrew Hawkins had his best game since returning with three targets and three receptions for 65 yards. The problem though lies in the number of snaps for any receiver not named Green. Green finished with 54 snaps compared to the spread out snaps of the other receivers – Marvin Jones 24, Mohamed Sanu 26 and Hawkins 14.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Giovani Bernard: Run 6/Tar 3, A.J. Green: Run 0/Tar 3, Mohamed Sanu: Run 0/Tar 2, Tyler Eifert: Run 0/Tar 1, Alex Smith: Run 0/Tar 1, Marvin Jones: Run 0/Tar 1, Andy Dalton: Run 1/Tar 0, BenJarvus Green-Ellis: Run 6/Tar 0
Josh Gordon: 7-BYE-15-17-15 (54) (13.5), Jordan Cameron: 5-BYE-7-10-7 (29) (7.2), Chris Ogbonnaya: 6-BYE-12-5-5 (28) (7), Greg Little: 9-BYE-6-7-4 (26) (6.5), Davone Bess: 4-BYE-6-8-5 (23) (5.8), Fozzy Whittaker: 4-BYE-5-5-1 (15) (3.8), Willis McGahee: 0-BYE-2-0-2 (4) (1), Gary Barnidge: 1-BYE-1-0-0 (2) (0.5), Armanti Edwards: 1-BYE-0-dnp-dnp (1) (0.5)
This game was Josh Gordon’s as he saw 15 targets and compiled 10 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns. The next most productive receiver was Jordan Cameron who had seven targets with four receptions for 43 yards. That is less than 261.
Willis McGahee continues to plug away, but has so little upside that his 16 touches for 71 yards and a touchdown against the Jaguars is hardly repeatable even against a woeful Patriots run defense this week.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Josh Gordon: Run 0/Tar 7, Greg Little: Run 0/Tar 4, Chris Ogbonnaya: Run 2/Tar 4, Jordan Cameron: Run 0/Tar 3, Davone Bess: Run 0/Tar 2, Gary Barnidge: Run 0/Tar 1, Willis McGahee: Run 9/Tar 0, Fozzy Whittaker: Run 2/Tar 0, Armanti Edwards: Run 1/Tar 0
Demaryius Thomas: BYE-10-13-9-6 (38) (9.5), Wes Welker: BYE-6-10-8-5 (29) (7.2), Eric Decker: BYE-5-6-4-12 (27) (6.8), Knowshon Moreno: BYE-8-1-1-5 (15) (3.8), Julius Thomas: BYE-5-5-dnp-dnp (10) (5), Montee Ball: BYE-0-4-3-2 (9) (2.2), Jacob Tamme: BYE-0-0-5-3 (8) (2), Virgil Green: BYE-1-0-2-1 (4) (1), Andre Caldwell: BYE-1-1-0-1 (3) (0.8), C.J. Anderson: BYE-0-0-1-dnp (1) (0.3), Joel Dreessen: BYE-0-0-1-0 (1) (0.2)
Just when you think Eric Decker is the redheaded stepchild of the bunch he goes and has a huge game. He led the team with 12 targets, catching eight for 174 yards and four touchdowns. Demaryius Thomas did manage 106 yards on six targets and three receptions, but Welker was left out in the cold on this one with just three receptions for 38 yards. This just goes to reaffirm that you never sit any Broncos receiver if he’s playing.
The running backs also put up good overall numbers, Knowshon Moreno got his in the passing game and Montee Ball had a great ground game. Moreno had 45 snaps to Ball’s 24, but 19 touches to his 14 touches. It looks like we’ll see a split closer to this going forward, but dependent on game flow and productivity.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Eric Decker: Run 0/Tar 4, Demaryius Thomas: Run 0/Tar 3, Wes Welker: Run 0/Tar 2, Jacob Tamme: Run 0/Tar 2, Knowshon Moreno: Run 9/Tar 2, Montee Ball: Run 6/Tar 2, Virgil Green: Run 0/Tar 1, Joel Dreessen: Run 0/Tar 1, Julius Thomas: Run 0/Tar 1
Andre Johnson: 13-12-17-6-9 (57) (11.4), Garrett Graham: 6-3-13-9-11 (42) (8.4), DeAndre Hopkins: 6-11-2-4-5 (28) (5.6), Ben Tate: 2-5-6-6-0 (19) (3.8), DeVier Posey: 4-6-4-1-0 (15) (3), Keshawn Martin: 0-0-5-2-1 (8) (1.6), Dennis Johnson: 0-1-0-2-2 (5) (1), Ryan Griffin: 0-1-dnp-2-0 (3) (0.8), Greg Jones: 1-1-1-0-0 (3) (0.6), Lestar Jean: 0-1-0-0-dnp (1) (0.2)
Case Keenum had a much better outing than his last two games, but most of the fantasy points went to Ben Tate who got into the end zone three times. Keenum also got into the end zone with his feet, which is good to see for his fantasy outlook.
Andre Johnson led the way with eight receptions for 121 yards on nine targets, but the target leader was Garrett Graham who had 11. Those 11 targets unfortunately ended up as three receptions for 36 yards, but it’s good to know how much Keenum looks his way.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Andre Johnson: Run 0/Tar 6, Ben Tate: Run 16/Tar 3, Garrett Graham: Run 0/Tar 3, DeAndre Hopkins: Run 0/Tar 2, Ryan Griffin: Run 0/Tar 1, DeVier Posey: Run 0/Tar 1, Keshawn Martin: Run 0/Tar 1, Matt Schaub: Run 0/Tar 0, Dennis Johnson: Run 2/Tar 0, Case Keenum: Run 3/Tar 0
T.Y. Hilton: 12-8-9-9-7 (45) (9), Coby Fleener: 5-10-10-8-5 (38) (7.6), Darrius Heyward-Bey: 6-6-3-6-5 (26) (5.2), LaVon Brazill: 2-5-1-5-8 (21) (4.2), Griff Whalen: 9-5-3-dnp-dnp (17) (5.7), Trent Richardson: 3-5-5-2-0 (15) (3), Donald Brown: 2-5-1-2-3 (13) (2.6), Stanley Havili: 1-4-1-dnp-4 (10) (2.5), Weslye Saunders: dnp-dnp-3-2-dnp (5) (2.5), David Reed: 0-1-0-2-dnp (3) (0.8), Daniel Herron: dnp-1-0-0-0 (1) (0.2), Justice Cunningham: dnp-dnp-dnp-1-dnp (1) (1)
This game was not one for the fantasy faint of heart. Not one receiver topped 50 yards and Andrew Luck was held to 17-of-32 for 200 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.
Your target leader in this one was LaVon Brazill who had eight, but only caught three for 42 yards. Darrius Heyward-Bey had another horrible drop-filled day as he caught one of five targets and it looks like Brazill will continue to get more going forward.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: T.Y. Hilton: Run 0/Tar 8, Darrius Heyward-Bey: Run 0/Tar 6, Griff Whalen: Run 0/Tar 4, Coby Fleener: Run 0/Tar 4, LaVon Brazill: Run 0/Tar 4, Donald Brown: Run 6/Tar 3, Stanley Havili: Run 0/Tar 1, David Reed: Run 0/Tar 1, Trent Richardson: Run 3/Tar 0, Daniel Herron: Run 1/Tar 0, Andrew Luck: Run 3/Tar 0
Cecil Shorts: BYE-4-5-11-11 (31) (7.8), Ace Sanders: BYE-1-10-5-11 (27) (6.8), Maurice Jones-Drew: BYE-4-4-6-8 (22) (5.5), Marcedes Lewis: BYE-6-7-1-4 (18) (4.5), Clay Harbor: BYE-1-5-1-3 (10) (2.5), Mike Brown: BYE-4-3-dnp-2 (9) (3), Kerry Taylor: BYE-dnp-5-4-0 (9) (3), Jordan Todman: BYE-1-1-1-2 (5) (1.2), Will Ta’ufo’ou: BYE-1-1-2-0 (4) (1), Stephen Burton: BYE-1-dnp-dnp-dnp (1) (1), Danny Noble: BYE-0-1-0-0 (1) (0.2), Justin Forsett: BYE-dnp-dnp-1-dnp (1) (1)
The Jaguars continue to play better football all around, but they aren’t filling the fantasy stat sheet in the process. They won this game 32-28 over the Browns and Josh Scobee led the way with 13 fantasy points.
Cecil Shorts and Ace Sanders tied with 11 targets, but Shorts got into the end zone while tight ends Marcedes Lewis and Clay Harbor both caught touchdowns, but did little else.
Maurice Jones-Drew threw one of those touchdowns and ran 23 times for 77 yards. He continues to play well and has been a solid fantasy contributor in PPR leagues lately.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Ace Sanders: Run 0/Tar 4, Marcedes Lewis: Run 0/Tar 3, Cecil Shorts: Run 0/Tar 2, Clay Harbor: Run 0/Tar 1, Will Ta’ufo’ou: Run 0/Tar 1, Maurice Jones-Drew: Run 11/Tar 0, Chad Henne: Run 1/Tar 0, Jordan Todman: Run 2/Tar 0
Kansas City Chiefs
Dwayne Bowe: 12-BYE-14-6-7 (39) (9.8), Dexter McCluster: 4-BYE-8-10-6 (28) (7), Jamaal Charles: 7-BYE-8-6-2 (23) (5.8), Donnie Avery: 5-BYE-3-5-6 (19) (4.8), Anthony Fasano: 1-BYE-4-5-5 (15) (3.8), Sean McGrath: 0-BYE-3-1-3 (7) (1.8), Anthony Sherman: 0-BYE-3-2-2 (7) (1.8), A.J. Jenkins: 0-BYE-0-1-4 (5) (1.2), Knile Davis: 0-BYE-1-0-2 (3) (0.8), Junior Hemingway: 0-BYE-0-0-3 (3) (0.8), Kyle Williams: dnp-BYE-0-dnp-dnp (2) (1), Cyrus Gray: 0-BYE-0-0-1 (1) (0.2)
Alex Smith had one of his best games in this one, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Peyton Manning to Eric Decker connection. And he also wasn’t helped by a number of drops by his receivers. Smith completed passes to 11 different players as he threw for 293 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Those spread out targets led to no player topping 53 yards receiving.
Jamaal Charles kept up his superb play with 19 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown and two receptions for 27 yards. He now has a touchdown or more in nine of 12 games.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Anthony Fasano: Run 0/Tar 7, Dexter McCluster: Run 1/Tar 6, Dwayne Bowe: Run 0/Tar 6, Jamaal Charles: Run 11/Tar 4, Knile Davis: Run 1/Tar 1, Junior Hemingway: Run 0/Tar 1, Anthony Sherman: Run 2/Tar 1, A.J. Jenkins: Run 0/Tar 1, Donnie Avery: Run 0/Tar 1
Brian Hartline: 5-8-13-5-15 (46) (9.2), Mike Wallace: 8-7-6-10-9 (40) (8), Charles Clay: 3-8-7-7-10 (35) (7), Rishard Matthews: 4-14-6-7-3 (34) (6.8), Lamar Miller: 4-3-2-4-1 (14) (2.8), Daniel Thomas: 2-0-1-2-dnp (5) (1.2), Michael Egnew: 1-2-0-1-0 (4) (0.8), Marcus Thigpen: 1-0-0-2-1 (4) (0.8), Dion Sims: dnp-0-0-1-2 (3) (0.8), Marlon Moore: dnp-0-0-2-1 (3) (0.8)
The Dolphins/Jets game looked like it may end in a zero-zero tie early on, but Ryan Tannehill and company put it on them in the second half and looked like a team you could get fantasy points from.
Brian Hartline had a big game with nine receptions on 15 targets for 127 yards and a touchdown while Charles Clay caught seven of 10 targets for 80 yards and Mike Wallace put up 82 yards and a touchdown catching seven of nine targets without being assimilated by the Borg. Those are all numbers you can use on your fantasy team.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Rishard Matthews: Run 0/Tar 5, Brian Hartline: Run 0/Tar 4, Charles Clay: Run 1/Tar 4, Daniel Thomas: Run 7/Tar 3, Lamar Miller: Run 4/Tar 1, Mike Wallace: Run 0/Tar 1, Michael Egnew: Run 0/Tar 1, Marcus Thigpen: Run 0/Tar 1, Ryan Tannehill: Run 2/Tar 0, Mike Gillislee: Run 1/Tar 0
New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski: 10-BYE-7-10-12 (39) (9.8), Julian Edelman: 4-BYE-4-11-12 (31) (7.8), Shane Vereen: dnp-BYE-11-11-6 (28) (9.3), Danny Amendola: 4-BYE-7-6-5 (22) (5.5), Aaron Dobson: 9-BYE-7-0-dnp (16) (5.3), Kenbrell Thompkins: dnp-BYE-2-9-3 (14) (4.7), Stevan Ridley: 4-BYE-0-0-dnp (4) (1.3), Michael Hoomanawanui: 2-BYE-1-dnp-dnp (3) (1.5), Brandon Bolden: 0-BYE-dnp-1-1 (2) (0.7), Matthew Mulligan: 0-BYE-1-0-0 (1) (0.2), Josh Boyce: dnp-BYE-0-dnp-1 (1) (0.5), James Develin: 0-BYE-0-0-1 (1) (0.2)
So Julian Edelman is back to his early season value, which means Danny Amendola is not the guy we hoped he would be. After eight targets in the three previous games Edelman has 23 in the last two. This is Bill Belichick at his most maddening.
Stevan Ridley is buried under the doghouse and was a healthy scratch while LeGarrette Blount and Shane Vereen took the rushing looks. Blount continues to have some value somehow, while Vereen missed a huge game by inches on a drop and getting called out of bounds at the goal line.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Julian Edelman: Run 0/Tar 8, Rob Gronkowski: Run 0/Tar 8, Shane Vereen: Run 3/Tar 4, Aaron Dobson: Run 0/Tar 2, LeGarrette Blount: Run 5/Tar 0, Tom Brady: Run 2/Tar 0, Stevan Ridley: Run 12/Tar 0, Brandon Bolden: Run 3/Tar 0, James Develin: Run 1/Tar 0
New York Jets
David Nelson: 3-BYE-3-5-8 (19) (4.8), Bilal Powell: 3-BYE-1-4-5 (13) (3.2), Stephen Hill: 1-BYE-7-1-4 (13) (3.2), Greg Salas: 3-BYE-2-3-4 (12) (3), Santonio Holmes: dnp-BYE-8-4-0 (12) (4), Jeff Cumberland: dnp-BYE-4-2-3 (9) (3), Kellen Winslow Jr.: dnp-BYE-1-4-3 (8) (2.7), Zach Sudfeld: 4-BYE-0-0-0 (4) (1), Tommy Bohanon: 2-BYE-2-0-0 (4) (1), Josh Cribbs: 2-BYE-0-0-0 (2) (0.5), Chris Ivory: 0-BYE-1-0-1 (2) (0.5), Jeremy Kerley: 2-BYE-dnp-dnp-dnp (2) (2)
The duo of Geno Smith and Matt Simms combined for 13-of-28 passing for 108 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. I would rather not talk about the passing game if you don’t mind.
Chris Ivory was the lone bright spot (and you have to really look), with 12 carries for 61 yards. If he can stay healthy, and yes, that is a big if, he could do big things.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: David Nelson: Run 0/Tar 5, Stephen Hill: Run 0/Tar 3, Jeff Cumberland: Run 0/Tar 2, Bilal Powell: Run 4/Tar 2, Greg Salas: Run 0/Tar 1, Zach Sudfeld: Run 0/Tar 1, Chris Ivory: Run 8/Tar 0, Geno Smith: Run 4/Tar 0, Josh Cribbs: Run 2/Tar 0
Rod Streater: 6-4-8-9-4 (31) (6.2), Denarius Moore: 11-9-6-dnp-dnp (26) (8.7), Rashad Jennings: 10-5-3-5-2 (25) (5), Andre Holmes: dnp-dnp-3-5-11 (19) (6.3), Marcel Reece: 2-3-5-5-4 (19) (3.8), Mychal Rivera: 5-2-6-2-3 (18) (3.6), Jacoby Ford: 5-0-1-1-5 (12) (2.4), Juron Criner: 8-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp (8) (8), Darren McFadden: 2-dnp-dnp-dnp-1 (3) (1.5), Nick Kasa: 1-0-0-1-0 (2) (0.4), Jeron Mastrud: 1-0-0-1-0 (2) (0.4), Jamize Olawale: 0-0-0-2-0 (2) (0.4), Brice Butler: dnp-dnp-0-1-dnp (1) (0.5)
This was the Andre Holmes show for the Raiders on Thanksgiving. He caught seven of 11 targets for 136 yards and looked great doing so. Holmes is in his third year, but is a physically gifted player. One game isn’t enough to drop everything to get him on your team, but he surely showed that he should get more playing time going forward.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Denarius Moore: Run 0/Tar 4, Jacoby Ford: Run 0/Tar 4, Rod Streater: Run 0/Tar 3, Andre Holmes: Run 0/Tar 2, Juron Criner: Run 0/Tar 2, Darren McFadden: Run 0/Tar 1, Terrelle Pryor: Run 2/Tar 0, Marcel Reece: Run 1/Tar 0, Jeremy Stewart: Run 2/Tar 0, Matt McGloin: Run 0/Tar 0, Rashad Jennings: Run 16/Tar 0
Antonio Brown: 9-11-13-10-8 (51) (10.2), Emmanuel Sanders: 11-6-2-7-11 (37) (7.4), Heath Miller: 5-5-10-6-9 (35) (7), Le’Veon Bell: 10-3-5-5-9 (32) (6.4), Jerricho Cotchery: 8-2-5-1-6 (22) (4.4), Markus Wheaton: dnp-1-5-0-0 (6) (1.5), Jonathan Dwyer: 1-1-2-2-0 (6) (1.2), Felix Jones: 3-0-0-1-0 (4) (0.8), Will Johnson: 0-0-1-1-1 (3) (0.6), David Paulson: 0-0-2-0-0 (2) (0.4), Michael Palmer: 0-1-0-0-0 (1) (0.2)
It doesn’t happen often, but Antonio Brown didn’t lead the team in targets this week. He was actually fourth with eight. Emmanuel Sanders led the way with 11 targets and caught six for 43 yards and touchdown.
The big winner this week was Le’Veon Bell (before his concussion that is) with 136 total yards and a touchdown on 23 touches. He was robbed of another touchdown on the hit that knocked him unconscious. To put up this kind of game against Baltimore in Baltimore is a pretty good feat. And for PPR leagues he now has 19 targets in his last three games.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Jerricho Cotchery: Run 0/Tar 11, Emmanuel Sanders: Run 0/Tar 7, Le’Veon Bell: Run 16/Tar 7, Antonio Brown: Run 0/Tar 6, Heath Miller: Run 0/Tar 4, Will Johnson: Run 0/Tar 2, Markus Wheaton: Run 0/Tar 1, David Paulson: Run 0/Tar 1, Ben Roethlisberger: Run 1/Tar 0, Jonathan Dwyer: Run 1/Tar 0, Felix Jones: Run 1/Tar 0
San Diego Chargers
Keenan Allen: 11-5-6-12-10 (44) (8.8), Antonio Gates: 10-8-6-8-9 (41) (8.2), Danny Woodhead: 12-5-2-4-3 (26) (5.2), Vincent Brown: 6-4-6-1-2 (19) (3.8), Ladarius Green: 1-1-5-5-6 (18) (3.6), Eddie Royal: 6-4-3-4-dnp (17) (4.2), Ryan Mathews: 0-2-2-2-6 (12) (2.4), Seyi Ajirotutu: 0-0-2-1-0 (3) (0.6), John Phillips: 0-0-1-1-0 (2) (0.4), Ronnie Brown: 0-0-0-1-0 (1) (0.2)
Keenan Allen is starting to run away with the offensive rookie of the year trophy. This week he caught eight passes on 11 targets for 106 yards. That’s his fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season and he wasn’t even a starter until Week 4.
Ladarius Green had his most snaps and targets in his short career, catching two of six targets for 45 yards and a touchdown. Antonio Gates isn’t going anywhere with his nine targets in this one, but they are using them on the field together more often now and Green could have a true bust out game before the season is over.
Ryan Mathews took a big step forward in this one. First of all he came into the game with a balky hamstring, so expectations were already low for the oft-injured player, but he ended up getting 19 touches for 92 yards. That’s good, but the six targets and five receptions is even better because that means he was playing ahead of Danny Woodhead who only had three targets. This is still a fluid situation, but it’s good to see Mathews still chugging along.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Danny Woodhead: Run 5/Tar 7, Keenan Allen: Run 0/Tar 5, Antonio Gates: Run 0/Tar 4, Ladarius Green: Run 0/Tar 3, Eddie Royal: Run 0/Tar 2, John Phillips: Run 0/Tar 1, Vincent Brown: Run 0/Tar 1, Philip Rivers: Run 3/Tar 0, Ryan Mathews: Run 9/Tar 0, Ronnie Brown: Run 3/Tar 0
Kendall Wright: 5-9-12-7-11 (44) (8.8), Delanie Walker: 2-8-10-9-2 (31) (6.2), Nate Washington: 4-5-3-6-6 (24) (4.8), Chris Johnson: 4-7-1-5-7 (24) (4.8), Justin Hunter: 2-7-1-6-5 (21) (4.2), Taylor Thompson: 0-1-0-2-3 (6) (1.2), Shonn Greene: 1-3-0-1-1 (6) (1.2), Collin Mooney: 1-0-0-2-1 (4) (0.8), Kenny Britt: 1-1-0-2-0 (4) (0.8), Craig Stevens: 1-1-1-1-dnp (4) (1), Damian Williams: 1-0-dnp-dnp-dnp (1) (0.5)
Kendall Wright once again led the way with 11 targets, but also once again couldn’t get into the end zone. Ryan Fitzpatrick is good for his targets and PPR value, but he still needs a better quarterback to help him live up to his potential.
Taylor Thompson came in for the concussed Delanie Walker, but couldn’t reel in any of his three targets. I like his dynasty value, but he has a ways to go.
Justin Hunter followed up his breakout game with a huge dud. He caught one pass on five targets for nine yards. There’s a lot of talent on this team, but they need the good Jake Locker to show up next season.
Red Zone Targets+Touches: Chris Johnson: Run 14/Tar 6, Delanie Walker: Run 0/Tar 5, Kendall Wright: Run 0/Tar 4, Justin Hunter: Run 0/Tar 2, Nate Washington: Run 0/Tar 1, Taylor Thompson: Run 0/Tar 1, Jake Locker: Run 1/Tar 0, Shonn Greene: Run 7/Tar 0, Ryan Fitzpatrick: Run 5/Tar 0