Week 7 Targets is piece is meant to help you figure out who is getting the rock each week. You need opportunity to score fantasy points, this piece can help you see the light on how is getting the coveted opportunitites.
TARGETS - DURING WEEK 7 GAMES
Week 7 featured some great Fantasy showcases, particularly out of some new faces on the field. I hope you brought your appetite this week because there’re plenty here to digest. I’ve added a twist to this week’s offering.
You can see in the RB and QB charts, I’ve included a new column – LOOKS. For RB’s, LOOKS = Carries + Targets. For QB’s, LOOKS = Pass Attempts + Carries.
If you’re a first timer just checking in for this weekly report, here’s how we break it down…
The Gravy Train…
The Gravy Train showcase is to “target” the guys who will be regulars at the top of the list throughout the season. Rain or shine, this crew will find a way to be here most weeks. These are your work horses that can you can ride to your league’s playoff door.
Eating with the Big Dogs…
This section showcases guys who had a great feeding by their offensive coordinators this week but who will see the top of the list infrequently. Or, a fresh face on the rise that has shown he just may belong with the Big Dogs.
Dude, Where’s my Pizza…
Here’s where we highlight this week’s batch of players that normally should be fed but we’re starved out over the weekend.
RUNNING BACKS CARRIES + TARGETS
The Gravy Train… Maurice Jones-Drew is 3rd in the league overall in Looks/Game at just over 23.5. He hit another “All You Can Eat” buffet on Monday night with a whopping 33 Looks. Yum Yum.
Eating with the Big Dogs… Montario Hardesty’s Looks barrage Sunday was liken to Pac-Man chomping down yellow power-pellets and gobbling up my favorite ghosts, Inky, Pinky, Blinky, and Clyde . 33 carries for the 2nd year back was the biggest serving of his career, more than double his previous high of 14.
Dude, Where’s my Pizza?... Ray Rice is now 4th in the league overall in Looks at 22.8 per game. Besides being about the worst offensive display I have ever sat through Monday night, I couldn’t help but notice how Ray Rice had his cheese left out in the wind by the Baltimore play calling brass. Just think of how good that cheese would have tasted if they just let R2D2 eat it up.
WIDE RECEIVER TARGETS
The Gravy Train… Calvin Johnson is averaging just fewer than 10 targets per outing and continued his game plan involvement on Sunday with 11 targets. For as much as Megatron gets fed in Detroit, I don’t think he has an ounce of body fat.
Eating with the Big Dogs… Brandon Lloyd was being starved out of Fantasy relevance in Denver, but this kid was resuscitated back to life Sunday with a nice feeding in St. Louis. With Bradford on the mend, now would be a good time to explore the asking price of Brandon Lloyd.
Dude, Where’s my Pizza?... Miles Austin has only 9 catches for 90 yards and 0 TD’s since his injury in week 2. This weekend he went to bed without supper as DeMarco Murray scorched the Fantasy world. Five targets just ain’t enough to keep Miles satisfied.
TIGHT END TARGETS
The Gravy Train… Kellen Winslow is Porking Out in Tampa this season. He is 4th overall in Targets per game and had a decisive victory for the 1 spot in targets this week at 12. No other TE had nine.
Eating with the Big Dogs… Last week was Fred Davis’s coming out party with Cooley on the pines. This week I’ll feature him here this last time because he’s quickly moving into Big Dog territory. With the 11 targets he saw last week, plus the 8 he chewed up this week, it’s looking like a very nice average for Freddy down the stretch.
Dude, Where’s my Pizza?... Jermichael Finley has been put on a thin diet this season with only 5.3 targets per game. This weekend he only saw two targets, which is borderline criminal considering his skills. In typical Finley fashion, he caught both targets and brought one home for tuddy. I’m fairly certain he considered eating the ball when it finally came to him.
QUARTERBACK THROWING ATTEMPTS + CARRIES
The Gravy Train… Josh Freeman was spraying passes all over Great Britain on Sunday. Without a single carry he still outpaced the rest of the field by 8 Looks; solid display of activity by the young rising Tampa QB.
Eating with the Big Dogs… Rex Grossman is averaging 35 Looks per game as a starter and John Beck came out slinging like a Big Dog in his first start of the season. 40 Looks was good enough to put him 4th overall for the week. That’s a nice number to grow from.
Dude, Where’s my Pizza… For the workload Cam Newton has been chowing down this year (44+ looks per start – 3rd overall), this weekend was just a light snack for the rookie Carolina QB. Even with 10 carries, Newton was 14th on the list with 33 Looks. Only 23 pass attempts is not what Newton owners have been sold so far.
by Mike Spike Jønes
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