We are three weeks into the season and the target numbers are piling up so it’s time to sift through them for some gems or cubic zirconium.
Johnny Knox: In the first 3 weeks his targets have gone 4, 10, 3. Hmmm, not the consistency you want to see. Hester isn’t going anywhere and Bennett is a possession receiver. Knox might end up being a Devery Henderson home run type and this isn’t the Saints. Ok, he’s above Randy Moss because I liked the title, sue me.
Randy Moss: He still leads the world with 47 targets while bringing in 26 of those. With Welker hurting, his targets have been many, but it’s not like he’ll start getting snubbed for Dubya Dubya when he returns.
Nate Burleson: He has 34 targets and is the only receiver with 10 or over for each game. That consistency is nice to have. These numbers give me a little more confidence in recommending him, especially for bye-week fodder.
Percy Harvin: His targets have gone up each week from 6 to 7 to 10 which is understandable and encouraging. He was riding the hype machine this preseason and it looks like for good reason.
Jericho Cotchery: Sanchez and Cotchery, by day a blossoming QB/WR duo, by night, masked crime fighters prowling New York City streets saving babies from fires and old ladies from hoodlums. Oh and Cotchery has seen an uptick in targets, not by the mafia, but from Sanchez. This duo should continue to connect.
Mike Sims-Walker: He’s gone from 1 target to 9, to 10. He is entrenched as the 1a or 1b receiver and will outplay Torry Holt going forward. Grab Walker Jacksonville Ranger. Doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?
Bernard Berrian: Since he was injured his targets have gone up of course (2,6,9), but he still doesn’t seem to be on the same page as Favre. Berrian is too much of a deep threat for them not to rectify that.
Louis Murphy: 9, 6, 5 Jamarcus Russell is a lot of jive!
Chris Henry: With 7 total targets he won’t be leading the league in yards or TD’s anytime soon. He’s got skill, but he’s also got Caldwell and Coles in front of him. There aren’t that many games in the NFL. Hold at your own risk.
Vernon Davis: He has 23 targets which ranks in the top 5 for TEs and 25% of those targets have been in the red zone which is tops for TEs. He’s getting used like a top TE so you might as well make him yours.
Kellen Winslow: He leads all TEs with 28 targets. He plays for the Bucs which can destroy his value like it did last week, but it can also help is value since they throw it to him as if he was a #1 WR. I’m going to see how Johnson targets him before having a panic attack.
Brent Celek: He is second in targets with 27. I had him as an add yesterday like every other fantasy site in existence and some yet to exist. He will continue to get a lot of work in the Eagles’ pass happy offense. Don’t pass on him or you won’t be happy.
Daniel Fells: His weekly targets go to the tune of 1, 0, 5 with 2 TD’s. Go figure.
Greg Olsen: His targets have gone 6, 6, 6. If you reached for him in the draft you may believe he’s the anti-christ. I still am holding out hope, but I think in the last game he was scared by those neon green unis of Seattle and I saw a tentacle slip from his helmet.