Targets/Touches Report – Week 11

By: Matt Bradley @mattjbrad910

Top 12 Targets Leaders

Player Team Week 11 Targets
T1. D.J. Chark Jaguars 15
T1. D.J. Moore Panthers 15
T3. Cameron Brate Bucs 14
T3. John Brown Bills 14
T3. Taylor Gabriel Bears 14
T3. Christian McCaffrey Panthers 14
7. Michael Gallup Cowboys 13
T8. Keenan Allen Chargers 12
T8. Austin Ekeler Chargers 12
T8. DeAndre Hopkins Texans 12
T11. Zach Ertz Eagles 11
T11. Noah Fant Broncos 11
T11. Anthony Miller Bears 11
T11. Michael Thomas Saints 11

 D.J. Chark’s breakout season continues without a hiccup as Nick Foles comes back under center. Chark padded his stats with 104 yards on eight receptions and two scores. D.J. Moore also led the league in targets in week 11 but had more of a disappointing stat line compared to Chark. Moore finished with 8 for 95 as Kyle Allen and the Carolina offense couldn’t find any rhythm on Sunday.  The guy who finished the week with the highest points scored in week 11 outside of the QB position was John Brown. Brown is known for his big play ability, but this season he has shown that he can be a consistent fantasy player every week.

With Amari Cooper dealing with an injury, Michael Gallup has stepped up and he did so on Sunday with 9 for 148. Cooper said his foot will always bother him during the season and if he misses any time, Gallup is an easy WR2 for your team. Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler both flashed in their team’s loss to the Chiefs on Monday night. Chargers are heading into a much needed bye week as speculation of Rivers’ time with the team rises.

Top 12 Touches Leaders                           

Player Team Week 11 Touches
1. Todd Gurley Rams 28
2. Nick Chubb Browns 27
3. Josh Jacobs Raiders 26
4. Christian McCaffrey Panthers 25
5. Alvin Kamara Saints 23
6. Kenyan Drake Cardinals 22
7. Le’Veon Bell Jets 20
T8. Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys 18
T8. Phillip Lindsay Broncos 18
10. Melvin Gordon Chargers 17
T11. Dalvin Cook Vikings 16
T11. Brian Hill Falcons 16
T11. Mark Ingram Ravens 16
T11. Joe Mixon Bengals 16
T11. Devin Singletary Bills 16

Todd Gurley flashed some 2018 Todd Gurley in his team’s Sunday night win. Gurley finally got a full work load and wasn’t on any snap count. With the Rams needing to find their way on offense and on the outside looking in for the playoffs, we could see Gurley featured more. Nick Chubb passed 1000 yards on the ground in just ten games for the Browns. Chubb has been in the RB1 conversation all season long, but it seems that Kareem Hunt has taken all the passing work to himself, limiting Chubb’s upside.

Josh Jacobs continues to carry the Oakland Raiders. Jacobs did have a nice match up with the Bengals and looks to continue against the Jets next Sunday. The reason McCaffrey will be the fantasy MVP this year is not just what he does on the ground, but how much work he gets through the air. Sunday was another sign of it as he had 11 receptions for 121 yards to go with his 70 yards on the ground.  Another guy who carries his team both on the ground and in the air is Saints’ running back Alvin Kamara. Kamara had 75 yards on the ground and another 47 through the air on 10 receptions.

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

Player Team Week 11 Targets
T1. Cameron Brate Bucs 14
T1. Taylor Gabriel Bears 14
T3. Noah Fant Broncos 11
T3. Anthony Miller Bears 11
T5. DeVante Parker Dolphins 10
T5. Deebo Samuel 49ers 10
T7. Nelson Agholor Eagles 9
T7. Olabisi Johnson Vikings 9
T9. Chris Conley Jaguars 8
T9. Tim Patrick Broncos 8
T11. Randall Cobb Cowboys 7
T11. Johnny Holton Steelers 7
T11. Kyle Juszczyk 49ers 7
T11. Kenny Stills Texans 7

A Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tight End finished Sunday with 10 for 73. Unfortunately for O.J. Howard owners it was Cameron Brate. Neither should be trusted in starting line ups. Taylor Gabriel tied Brate for leader of Targets on Waivers. Gabriel’s production seems to be the result of Jalen Ramsey covering Allen Robinson. Another player to benefit from the match was Anthony Miller. Both Gabriel and Miller still have Mitch Trubisky throwing them the ball so it’s a clear sign for them to remain on waivers.

Noah Fant has seen his target share go up since Emmanuel Sanders left town. With Tight Ends being so thin, Fant isn’t a terrible option. DeVante Parker had another great game for the hopeless Dolphins. This is probably going to be the last week Parker is on this list as his ownership should rise. Deebo Samuel continues his hot play on Sunday with 8 for 134. Samuel’s performance was helped by the fact that he was the only reliable target in town with Kittle and Sanders on the shelf for the game. Samuel shouldn’t be on this list next week as Kittle and Sanders should be back in the starting lineup.

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

Player Team Week 11 Touches
T1. Kalen Ballage Dolphins 14
T1. Bo Scarbrough Cowboys 14
T1. Jonathan Williams Colts 14
4. Frank Gore Bills 12
5. Darrel Williams Chiefs 11
6. Cameron Brate Bucs 10
T7. Gus Edwards Ravens 8
T7. Derrius Guice Redskins 8
T7. Raheem Mostert 49ers 8
T7. Bilal Powell Jets 8
T7. Deebo Samuel 49ers 8

Kalen Ballage continues with his disappointing season. His total touches almost surpassed his total yards. Having a Touchdown saved his day, but Ballage should be left on waivers. Bo Scarbrough had his revenge game against the Cowboys. He got most of the work for the Lions and found the end zone to go with his 55 yards. Scarbrough might be the front runner in a very crowded Detroit back field.

Jonathan Williams led the Colts back field when Mack got injured in the game and continued to do so on Thursday night. Gore’s 12 touches took away from Singletary’s workload. Gore only had 27 yards on the ground to show for it and shouldn’t be considered a pick up this week. Darrel Williams got work when Damien Williams went down. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the Chiefs hit their bye this week and should get Damien back in week 13.

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Author: Matt Bradley