Targets/Touches Report – Week 4

Targets

By: Matt Bradley @mattjbrad910

Top 12 Targets Leaders

Player Team Week 4 Targets
T1. Davante Adams Packers 15
T1. Cooper Kupp Rams 15
T1. Robert Woods Rams 15
4. Chris Godwin Bucs 14
5. Cole Beasley Bills 13
6. Mohamed Sanu Falcons 12
T7. John Brown Bills 11
T7. Austin Hooper Falcons 11
T7. Todd Gurley Rams 11
T7. David Johnson Cardinals 11
T11. Jarvis Landry Browns 10
T11. Christian McCaffrey Panthers 10
T11. James White Patriots 10

Davante Adams, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods all tied for the lead in targets for Week 4. Kupp and Woods had some help being in a shoot out with the Bucs, which meant plenty of balls to go around as Godwin and Gurley joined them on the target leaders list. Hope everyone bought low on Adams after week 3 as he went off for 8/180. If you didn’t, now is your chance as the star receiver is dealing with a toe injury that will leave him at less than 100%.

Hooper has been silently reliable and has joined Darren Waller and Mark Andrews as late round tight ends that could be league winners. This week’s list has 4 great pass catching backs in Gurley, David Johnson, Christian McCaffrey and James White. White’s pass catching makes a difference as although his rushing numbers will never be high, he will always be a valuable PPR option for your fantasy team.

Top 12 Touches Leaders

Player Team Week 4 Touches
1. Christian McCaffrey Panthers 37
2. Leonard Fournette Jaguars 31
T3. Derrick Henry Titans 28
T3. Kerryon Johnson Lions 28
5. Chris Carson Seahawks 26
T6. Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys 24
T6. Wayne Gallman Giants 24
T6. David Montgomery Bears 24
T9. Nick Chubb Browns 23
T9. Austin Ekeler Chargers 23
T11. Dalvin Cook Vikings 20
T11. Devonta Freeman Falcons 20
T11. Ronald Jones Bucs 20
T11. Alvin Kamara Saints 20

Leonard Fournette had himself a game on Sunday, but it doesn’t feel like he did with other backs finding pay dirt to stuff their fantasy points. Volume is always going to be there for Fournette. Kerryon Johnson is looking more and more like a star in the making. He also had an 8 point swing as he was reaching for the end zone, had the ball knocked out and returned for a Chiefs touchdown. Chris Carson also had a good day as he kept both hands on the ball this week. Coaches seem to trust him more and more so don’t be surprised if he’s back on here more often.

Wayne Gallman got Saquon’s workload and found the end zone twice to have a decent day at the office. If it’s only going to be Jonathan Hilliman backing Gallman up, more good days could be ahead with this volume if Barkley doesn’t come back sooner than expected. With Mitch Trubisky out for an extended time, work load will go up for Montgomery in Chicago. Austin Ekeler added another great game to his resume. Unfortunately, Melvin Gordon is back in the building and the window to sell high is now closed. He will still have flex consideration, but nothing more as he reclaims his back up position.  

Top 12 Targets Leaders that may still be available in your leagues

Player Team Week 4 Targets
1. Cole Beasley Bills 13
2. Mohamed Sanu Falcons 12
3. Jimmy Graham Packers 9
T4. Parris Campbell Colts 8
T4. Jack Doyle Colts 8
T4. Gerald Everett Rams 8
T4. Zay Jones Bills 8
T8. Tyler Higbee Rams 7
T8. Dontrelle Inman Chargers 7
T8. Zach Pascal Colts 7
T8. Jaylen Samuels Steelers 7
T8. Preston Williams Dolphins 7

Cole Beasley continues to be steady for four weeks now. He is a great option to have on your bench when bye weeks hit, or a flex option that you know will get you at least 6 receptions and 50 yards. Mohamed Sanu has taken over the WR2 role in Atlanta and should be owned more than Calvin Ridley. Four tight ends make the target waiver list, but only Jimmy Graham should be considered for your fantasy team. Indianapolis had targets spread all over as Hilton didn’t suit up in Week 4. Three of them ended up on this list but none should be owned until we get clarity on who will rise above the rest.

Top 12 Touches Leaders that may still be available in your leagues

Player Team Week 4 Touches
1. Jaylen Samuels Steelers 18
2. Troymaine Pope Chargers 12
3. Darrel Williams Chiefs 11
4. Jonathan Hilliman Giants 10
T5. Ryquell Armstead Jaguars 9
T5. Nyheim Hines Colts 9
T7. Dontrell Hilliard Browns 8
T7. Mark Walton Dolphins 8
T7. DeAndre Washington Raiders 8
T7. Dion Lewis Titans 8
11. Gus Edwards Ravens 7
12. Chase Edmonds Cardinals 6

Jaylen Samuels was involved a ton in the Steelers offense. Not only did he get 18 touches, but he was behind center in wildcat formations with Conner on the field. If Conner misses any time, then Samuels elevates to RB2 territory. Troymaine Pope got in on the Pound the Dolphins action as he replaced Justin Jackson, but this is only a one week flash for Pope with Gordon back. Darrel Williams should be owned if Damien Williams is still sidelined. In reality, the starting Kansas City running back is a must start, but for now it’s split between McCoy and Darrel. Hines is going to be an interesting add as he does get the most passing work for the Colts, but if Mack misses times, Jordan Wilkins is still on the roster and should be the guy to get early down work.

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