Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Fantasy Football Week 1 Targets Leaders

Since targets have become a stat, fantasy junkies have fallen in love with it, including us! But just because your favorite WR gets thrown to 12 times each week, that does not guarantee anything! That is why we calculated their Catch % for you!

Stats courtesy of ESPN

Running Back Targets Leaders

PLAYERPositionTEAMRECTARCatch%YDSAVGTDLONG20+
Darren McFaddenRBOAK1318 72%866.60170
LeSean McCoyRBPHI69 67%264.30100
Darren SprolesRBNO58 63%3571170
Chris JohnsonRBTEN67 86%477.80160
Reggie BushRBMIA66 100%467.70190
Matt ForteRBCHI36 50%4013.30311
Kevin SmithRBDET46 67%297.3190
Ronnie BrownRBSD55 100%265.2070
Maurice Jones-DrewRBJAC35 60%186080
Curtis BrinkleyRBSD35 60%289.30120

If Darren McFadden gets 18 targets a game, he is pretty much a lock for the top fantasy RB this year in PPR leagues. 


PLAYERPositionTEAMRECTARCatch%YDSAVGTDLONG20+
Erik LorigFBTB44100%215.30150
Steven JacksonRBSTL44100%317.80120
Brandon JacksonRBCLE2450%20100140
Le'Ron McClainRBSD44100%153.8070
Ray RiceRBBAL3475%258.30180
Jonathan DwyerRBPIT2450%115.50110
Doug MartinRBTB44100%235.80110
Vonta LeachFBBAL33100%1860100
Montell OwensRBJAC1333%88080
Peyton HillisRBKC33100%82.7040
Mike TolbertRBCAR33100%82.70201
Arian FosterRBHOU1333%-4-40-40
C.J. SpillerRBBUF2367%2512.50301
Ben TateRBHOU33100%227.3080
Stevan RidleyRBNE2367%2713.50201
Ryan WilliamsRBARI2367%178.50120
Daniel ThomasRBMIA1333%32320321
Roy HeluRBWSH33100%258.30211
Trent RichardsonRBCLE1333%55050

Ray Rice owners, dont panic with the 4 targets, the Ravens destoryed the Bengals and he got plenty of rest on the sideline.  Be grateful he can score twice on such limited touches!

Wide Receiver Targets Leaders

PLAYERPositionTEAMRECTARCatch%YDSAVGTDLONG20+
Reggie WayneWRIND91850%135150233
Brandon MarshallWRCHI91560%11913.21242
Jeremy MaclinWRPHI71450%9613.71461
Steve SmithWRCAR71164%10615.10322
Larry FitzgeraldWRARI41136%6315.80232
Marques ColstonWRNO41136%7117.80251
DeSean JacksonWRPHI41136%7719.30351
Kevin OgletreeWRDAL81173%11414.32401
Victor CruzWRNYG61155%589.70261
A.J. GreenWRCIN51145%70140190
Andre JohnsonWRHOU81080%11914.91292
Vincent JacksonWRTB41040%4711.80211
Lance MooreWRNO61060%120201332
Steve JohnsonWRBUF41040%5513.81291
Dexter McClusterWRKC61060%8213.70211
Rod StreaterWROAK41040%276.81130
Braylon EdwardsWRSEA5956%438.60160
Greg JenningsWRGB5956%346.80100
Sidney RiceWRSEA4944%3691110
Laurent RobinsonWRJAC5956%6613.20261
Danny AmendolaWRSTL5956%70140170
Michael CrabtreeWRSF7978%7610.90201
Andre RobertsWRARI5956%5410.81190
Andrew HawkinsWRCIN8989%8610.80271
Julio JonesWRATL6967%108182312
Randall CobbWRGB99100%778.60160

This list is pretty much exactly what we all thought it would be, except for Kevin Ogletree but he just might be the best addition to any fantasy football team this year!

Tight End Targets Leaders

PLAYERPositionTEAMRECTARCatch%YDSAVGTDLONG20+
Jermichael FinleyTEGB71164%476.71160
Brandon PettigrewTEDET51050%7715.40242
Jimmy GrahamTENO61060%8514.21233
Coby FleenerTEIND61060%8213.70243
Dennis PittaTEBAL5956%7314.61252
Antonio GatesTESD4850%4310.80170
Tony SchefflerTEDET5863%3060100
Owen DanielsTEHOU4850%8721.80293
Brent CelekTEPHI4850%6516.30281
Jermaine GreshamTECIN3838%30100130
Heath MillerTEPIT4757%5012.51231
Greg OlsenTECAR6786%569.30201
Aaron HernandezTENE6786%599.81231
Kyle RudolphTEMIN5771%6713.40291
Tony GonzalezTEATL5683%5310.61251
Scott ChandlerTEBUF4667%389.51130
Martellus BennettTENYG4667%40101120
Jared CookTETEN4667%64160351
Rob GronkowskiTENE66100%60101281
Tony MoeakiTEKC3650%3712.30180
Clay HarborTEPHI3650%165.31100

Owners who took a chance on Kyle Rudolph were paid back and will be all season long, but more so in PPR leagues.  Also, Dennis Pitta is on this list and Ed Dickson is not.  I am not sure what to make of that yet, but with the way the Ravens manhandled the Bengals, it is hard to judge anything. 

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