Week 7 Looks/ Touches

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The following is a list of the Week 7 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

Tiki Barber continues to pile up the touches and yardage – his 647 rushing yards lead the league, as do his 869 rushing/receiving yards, and his 155 touches through Week 7 are good for sixth in the league. What is astonishing is the fact that Barber still has yet to score a touchdown. The Giants have scored 13 times through the air and three times on the ground, with Brandon Jacobs having all three of the team's rushing touchdowns to his credit.

Larry Johnson's workload and subsequent production have been anything but consistent so far this season. In the three games he's had more than 30 touches (Weeks 2, 4, and 7) he's totaled 470 yards (359 rushing, 111 receiving) and four touchdowns on 96 touches (85 carries, 11 receptions). In his three other games (Weeks 1, 5, and 6) he's totaled 322 yards (130 rushing, 192 receiving) and two touchdowns on 62 touches (48 carries, 14 receptions).

Wali Lundy has returned as the Texans' running back of choice after not seeing game action for three straight weeks. Lundy totaled 108 yards (93 rushing, 15 receiving) and a touchdown on 23 touches (19 carries, four catches) against Jacksonville, replacing a largely ineffective Samkon Gado in the second quarter.

Willie Parker's game log is not a thing of beauty. In three Steelers home games, Parker has totaled 357 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and in three games on the road, he's totaled 124 rushing yards and one score.

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 7 included: Dallas ( Julius Jones 14, Marion Barber III 7), Houston (Wali Lundy 23, Samkon Gado 13), Indianapolis ( Dominic Rhodes 14, Joseph Addai 12), Jacksonville ( Fred Taylor 17, Maurice Jones-Drew 15), New England ( Corey Dillon 14, Laurence Maroney 9), New York Jets ( Leon Washington 21, Kevan Barlow 12), and Washington ( Clinton Portis 16, Ladell Betts 15).

Brian Westbrook was the yards-per-touch leader among those in double figures in Week 7, totaling 214 yards (101 rushing, 113 receiving) on 20 touches (13 carries, seven catches), good for a 10.7-yard average. On the season, Westbrook's 795 yards of offense (462 rushing, 333 receiving) are second in the league while his 114 touches (84 carries, 30 receptions) are just the 17th-highest total. Dominic Rhodes averaged just 2.29 yards on his 14 touches (13 carries, one reception), worst among players who touched the ball at least 10 times.

LOOKS

Antonio Gates became the first non-wide receiver to top the looks leaderboard in a given week, as he was a target of 15 of Philip Rivers' career-high 43 passes. Gates' production has improved noticeably after a slow start – he's scored in three straight games, totaling 17 catches, 29 looks, and 196 yards in the process. He recorded 10 catches, 18 looks, 122 receiving yards, and one score in his first three games.

Randy Moss finally had a big game for the Raiders, catching seven of his 14 looks for 129 yards and a score. Maybe, just maybe, this will be something for Moss, Andrew Walter, and the previously winless Raiders to build on. On the opposite side of the field, Anquan Boldin managed just four catches for 59 yards despite 13 looks, a disappointing follow-up to his explosive performance against the Bears in Week 6.

Say the following out loud, as matter-of-factly as possible, and see how strange it sounds coming out of your mouth. Mike Furrey is having a better fantasy season than Chad Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Donald Driver, Joe Horn, Randy Moss, and Drew Bennett (to name a few).

Hines Ward made up for missing production in one fell swoop on Sunday, with season-highs of 12 looks and eight catches resulting in career-highs 171 yards and three touchdowns. Over the past two games, the Steelers have netted 653 yards and seven touchdowns on 55 passing attempts.

Reggie Williams undoubtedly had a lot of fantasy owners counting on a big game against Houston's porous pass defense. After totaling 15 looks, eight catches, 147 receiving yards, and three touchdowns in his previous two games, Williams was targeted just four times and did not record a catch.

Week 7 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

W7

YTD

1

Tiki Barber

NYG

31

155

2

Larry Johnson

KAN

30

158

2

Chester Taylor

MIN

30

158

4

Rudi Johnson

CIN

27

139

4

Tatum Bell

DEN

27

137

6

Warrick Dunn

ATL

26

126

7

Carnell Williams

TAM

25

119

8

Justin Fargas

OAK

23

44

8

Wali Lundy

HOU

23

42

10

Willis McGahee

BUF

22

164

11

LaDainian Tomlinson

SDG

21

157

11

Kevin Jones

DET

21

147

11

Leon Washington

NYJ

21

76

14

Ronnie Brown

MIA

20

147

14

Willie Parker

PIT

20

137

14

Brian Westbrook

PHI

20

114

17

Maurice Morris

SEA

19

80

18

Ahman Green

GNB

18

93

19

Fred Taylor

JAC

17

121

20

DeShaun Foster

CAR

16

145

20

Clinton Portis

WAS

16

113

20

Reuben Droughns

CLE

16

92

23

Ladell Betts

WAS

15

82

23

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

15

57

25

Edgerrin James

ARI

14

185

25

Julius Jones

DAL

14

124

25

Dominic Rhodes

IND

14

103

25

Corey Dillon

NWE

14

84

29

Samkon Gado

HOU

13

36

30

Joseph Addai

IND

12

84

30

Kevan Barlow

NYJ

12

84

32

Zack Crockett

OAK

11

12

33

Brandon Jacobs

NYG

10

47

33

Mike Bell

DEN

10

43

35

Laurence Maroney

NWE

9

93

35

Jerious Norwood

ATL

9

41

37

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

8

50

38

Vernand Morency

GNB

7

56

38

Marion Barber III

DAL

7

51

40

Michael Pittman

TAM

5

22

40

Chris Perry

CIN

5

5

42

Michael Turner

SDG

4

48

42

Mack Strong

SEA

4

30

42

Brian Calhoun

DET

4

9

45

Jameel Cook

HOU

3

10

45

Nick Goings

CAR

3

7

45

ReShard Lee

OAK

3

4

48

Noah Herron

GNB

2

35

48

Verron Haynes

PIT

2

31

48

Mike Alstott

TAM

2

21

48

Kevin Faulk

NWE

2

20

48

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

2

13

48

Justin Griffith

ATL

2

12

48

Mike Sellers

WAS

2

12

48

Brad Hoover

CAR

2

10

48

Sammy Morris

MIA

2

10

48

J.J. Arrington

ARI

2

9

48

Obafemi Ayanbadejo

ARI

2

8

48

Brandon Miree

GNB

2

4

60

Mewelde Moore

MIN

1

22

60

Lorenzo Neal

SDG

1

20

60

Najeh Davenport

PIT

1

16

60

Kenny Watson

CIN

1

15

60

Anthony Thomas

BUF

1

13

60

Marcel Shipp

ARI

1

2

60

A.J. Schable

ARI

1

1

60

Derrick Wimbush

JAC

1

1

Week 7 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

W7

YTD

1

Antonio Gates

SD

15

47

2

Steve Smith

CAR

14

65

2

Darrell Jackson

SEA

14

55

2

Randy Moss

OAK

14

54

5

Anquan Boldin

ARI

13

76

5

Donald Driver

GB

13

61

5

Mike Furrey

DET

13

56

5

Javon Walker

DEN

13

47

5

Rod Smith

DEN

13

42

5

Marty Booker

MIA

13

36

11

Chad Johnson

CIN

12

57

11

Randy McMichael

MIA

12

50

11

Hines Ward

PIT

12

49

11

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

CIN

12

43

15

Brian Westbrook

PHI

11

44

16

Terrell Owens

DAL

10

57

16

Reggie Wayne

IND

10

50

16

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

10

43

19

Chris Chambers

MIA

9

65

19

Andre Johnson

HOU

9

63

19

Marvin Harrison

IND

9

61

19

Wes Welker

MIA

9

57

19

Reche Caldwell

NE

9

30

24

Keyshawn Johnson

CAR

8

62

24

Plaxico Burress

NYG

8

45

24

Terry Glenn

DAL

8

44

24

Jerricho Cotchery

NYJ

8

43

24

Alge Crumpler

ATL

8

41

24

Tony Gonzalez

KC

8

39

24

Deion Branch

SEA

8

28

24

Derek Hagan

MIA

8

25

24

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

8

18

33

Laveranues Coles

NYJ

7

66

33

Roy Williams

DET

7

65

33

Braylon Edwards

CLE

7

49

33

Ben Watson

NE

7

40

33

Bryant Johnson

ARI

7

34

33

Roddy White

ATL

7

28

33

Joe Jurevicius

CLE

7

15

40

Lee Evans

BUF

6

65

40

Joey Galloway

TB

6

57

40

Santana Moss

WAS

6

49

40

Reggie Brown

PHI

6

46

40

Kevin Jones

DET

6

46

40

Amani Toomer

NYG

6

44

40

L.J. Smith

PHI

6

43

40

Peerless Price

BUF

6

35

40

Eric Moulds

HOU

6

31

40

Ernest Wilford

JAC

6

31

40

Eric Parker

SD

6

30

40

Ladell Betts

WAS

6

27

40

Marcus Robinson

MIN

6

27

40

Keenan McCardell

SD

6

26

40

Santonio Holmes

PIT

6

22

40

Clinton Portis

WAS

6

21

40

Jameel Cook

HOU

6

15

57

Kellen Winslow

CLE

5

42

57

Michael Clayton

TB

5

37

57

Jason Witten

DAL

5

33

57

Jeremy Shockey

NYG

5

31

57

Samie Parker

KC

5

30

57

Ronnie Brown

MIA

5

27

57

Antwaan Randle El

WAS

5

25

57

Cedrick Wilson

PIT

5

25

57

Ronald Curry

OAK

5

23

57

Brandon Lloyd

WAS

5

23

57

Ashley Lelie

ATL

5

22

57

Reggie Kelly

CIN

5

15

57

Ben Utecht

IND

5

15

57

Maurice Morris

SEA

5

13

57

D.J. Hackett

SEA

5

12

57

Josh Cribbs

CLE

5

11

73

Greg Jennings

GB

4

47

73

Reggie Williams

JAC

4

43

73

Chris Cooley

WAS

4

38

73

Tiki Barber

NYG

4

36

73

Travis Taylor

MIN

4

36

73

Larry Johnson

KC

4

32

73

Michael Jenkins

ATL

4

31

73

Josh Reed

BUF

4

27

73

Bubba Franks

GB

4

26

73

Dallas Clark

IND

4

24

73

Chester Taylor

MIN

4

22

73

Courtney Anderson

OAK

4

19

73

Tatum Bell

DEN

4

19

73

Heath Miller

PIT

4

18

73

David Martin

GB

4

17

73

Patrick Crayton

DAL

4

16

73

Reuben Droughns

CLE

4

14

73

Samkon Gado

HOU

4

13

73

David Kircus

DEN

4

12

73

Robert Royal

BUF

4

12

73

Brandon Manumaleuna

SD

4

10

73

Wali Lundy

HOU

4

7

73

Brandon Marshall

DEN

4

6

73

Ruvell Martin

GB

4

4

73

Chris Perry

CIN

4

4

Week 7 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

W7

YTD

1

Tiki Barber

NYG

31

155

2

Larry Johnson

KAN

30

158

2

Chester Taylor

MIN

30

158

4

Rudi Johnson

CIN

27

139

4

Tatum Bell

DEN

27

137

6

Warrick Dunn

ATL

26

126

7

Carnell Williams

TAM

25

119

8

Justin Fargas

OAK

23

44

8

Wali Lundy

HOU

23

42

10

Willis McGahee

BUF

22

164

11

LaDainian Tomlinson

SDG

21

157

11

Kevin Jones

DET

21

147

11

Leon Washington

NYJ

21

76

14

Ronnie Brown

MIA

20

147

14

Willie Parker

PIT

20

137

14

Brian Westbrook

PHI

20

114

17

Maurice Morris

SEA

19

80

18

Ahman Green

GNB

18

93

19

Fred Taylor

JAC

17

121

20

DeShaun Foster

CAR

16

145

20

Clinton Portis

WAS

16

113

20

Reuben Droughns

CLE

16

92

23

Ladell Betts

WAS

15

82

23

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

15

57

25

Edgerrin James

ARI

14

185

25

Julius Jones

DAL

14

124

25

Dominic Rhodes

IND

14

103

25

Corey Dillon

NWE

14

84

29

Samkon Gado

HOU

13

36

30

Joseph Addai

IND

12

84

30

Kevan Barlow

NYJ

12

84

32

Zack Crockett

OAK

11

12

33

Brandon Jacobs

NYG

10

47

33

Mike Bell

DEN

10

43

35

Laurence Maroney

NWE

9

93

35

Jerious Norwood

ATL

9

41

37

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

8

50

38

Vernand Morency

GNB

7

56

38

Marion Barber III

DAL

7

51

40

Michael Pittman

TAM

5

22

40

Chris Perry

CIN

5

5

42

Michael Turner

SDG

4

48

42

Mack Strong

SEA

4

30

42

Brian Calhoun

DET

4

9

45

Jameel Cook

HOU

3

10

45

Nick Goings

CAR

3

7

45

ReShard Lee

OAK

3

4

48

Noah Herron

GNB

2

35

48

Verron Haynes

PIT

2

31

48

Mike Alstott

TAM

2

21

48

Kevin Faulk

NWE

2

20

48

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

2

13

48

Justin Griffith

ATL

2

12

48

Mike Sellers

WAS

2

12

48

Brad Hoover

CAR

2

10

48

Sammy Morris

MIA

2

10

48

J.J. Arrington

ARI

2

9

48

Obafemi Ayanbadejo

ARI

2

8

48

Brandon Miree

GNB

2

4

60

Mewelde Moore

MIN

1

22

60

Lorenzo Neal

SDG

1

20

60

Najeh Davenport

PIT

1

16

60

Kenny Watson

CIN

1

15

60

Anthony Thomas

BUF

1

13

60

Marcel Shipp

ARI

1

2

60

A.J. Schable

ARI

1

1

60

Derrick Wimbush

JAC

1

1

Week 7 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

W7

YTD

1

Antonio Gates

SD

15

47

2

Steve Smith

CAR

14

65

2

Darrell Jackson

SEA

14

55

2

Randy Moss

OAK

14

54

5

Anquan Boldin

ARI

13

76

5

Donald Driver

GB

13

61

5

Mike Furrey

DET

13

56

5

Javon Walker

DEN

13

47

5

Rod Smith

DEN

13

42

5

Marty Booker

MIA

13

36

11

Chad Johnson

CIN

12

57

11

Randy McMichael

MIA

12

50

11

Hines Ward

PIT

12

49

11

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

CIN

12

43

15

Brian Westbrook

PHI

11

44

16

Terrell Owens

DAL

10

57

16

Reggie Wayne

IND

10

50

16

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

10

43

19

Chris Chambers

MIA

9

65

19

Andre Johnson

HOU

9

63

19

Marvin Harrison

IND

9

61

19

Wes Welker

MIA

9

57

19

Reche Caldwell

NE

9

30

24

Keyshawn Johnson

CAR

8

62

24

Plaxico Burress

NYG

8

45

24

Terry Glenn

DAL

8

44

24

Jerricho Cotchery

NYJ

8

43

24

Alge Crumpler

ATL

8

41

24

Tony Gonzalez

KC

8

39

24

Deion Branch

SEA

8

28

24

Derek Hagan

MIA

8

25

24

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

8

18

33

Laveranues Coles

NYJ

7

66

33

Roy Williams

DET

7

65

33

Braylon Edwards

CLE

7

49

33

Ben Watson

NE

7

40

33

Bryant Johnson

ARI

7

34

33

Roddy White

ATL

7

28

33

Joe Jurevicius

CLE

7

15

40

Lee Evans

BUF

6

65

40

Joey Galloway

TB

6

57

40

Santana Moss

WAS

6

49

40

Reggie Brown

PHI

6

46

40

Kevin Jones

DET

6

46

40

Amani Toomer

NYG

6

44

40

L.J. Smith

PHI

6

43

40

Peerless Price

BUF

6

35

40

Eric Moulds

HOU

6

31

40

Ernest Wilford

JAC

6

31

40

Eric Parker

SD

6

30

40

Ladell Betts

WAS

6

27

40

Marcus Robinson

MIN

6

27

40

Keenan McCardell

SD

6

26

40

Santonio Holmes

PIT

6

22

40

Clinton Portis

WAS

6

21

40

Jameel Cook

HOU

6

15

57

Kellen Winslow

CLE

5

42

57

Michael Clayton

TB

5

37

57

Jason Witten

DAL

5

33

57

Jeremy Shockey

NYG

5

31

57

Samie Parker

KC

5

30

57

Ronnie Brown

MIA

5

27

57

Antwaan Randle El

WAS

5

25

57

Cedrick Wilson

PIT

5

25

57

Ronald Curry

OAK

5

23

57

Brandon Lloyd

WAS

5

23

57

Ashley Lelie

ATL

5

22

57

Reggie Kelly

CIN

5

15

57

Ben Utecht

IND

5

15

57

Maurice Morris

SEA

5

13

57

D.J. Hackett

SEA

5

12

57

Josh Cribbs

CLE

5

11

73

Greg Jennings

GB

4

47

73

Reggie Williams

JAC

4

43

73

Chris Cooley

WAS

4

38

73

Tiki Barber

NYG

4

36

73

Travis Taylor

MIN

4

36

73

Larry Johnson

KC

4

32

73

Michael Jenkins

ATL

4

31

73

Josh Reed

BUF

4

27

73

Bubba Franks

GB

4

26

73

Dallas Clark

IND

4

24

73

Chester Taylor

MIN

4

22

73

Courtney Anderson

OAK

4

19

73

Tatum Bell

DEN

4

19

73

Heath Miller

PIT

4

18

73

David Martin

GB

4

17

73

Patrick Crayton

DAL

4

16

73

Reuben Droughns

CLE

4

14

73

Samkon Gado

HOU

4

13

73

David Kircus

DEN

4

12

73

Robert Royal

BUF

4

12

73

Brandon Manumaleuna

SD

4

10

73

Wali Lundy

HOU

4

7

73

Brandon Marshall

DEN

4

6

73

Ruvell Martin

GB

4

4

73

Chris Perry

CIN

4

4

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