Fantasy Football targets Week 8

Analyzing Fantasy Targets Week 8

As if fantasy football could not get any wackier, target distribution in Week 7 was one of the more interesting weeks to date. Two Houston receivers were among the top five most target receivers as well as two Buffalo receivers, neither of which were Sammy Watkins or Percy Harvin.

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Analyzing Fantasy Targets Week 7

We finally saw last season’s target leader Demaryius Thomas become the most targeted receiver of the week. Usual suspect DeAndre Hopkins was not far behind, we saw a Cardinal crack the top five list, and a receiver from Jacksonville that I am confident no one started.

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Analyzing Fantasy Targets Week 6

Week 5 was the first time since Week 2 that we have not seen a receiver hit the 20 mark in targets. We also saw Julio Jones receive his season low in target totals and welcomed a new comer to not only the top five in targets but the top targeted receiver of the week. There will be some new names on the target list these week as well as familiar faces. In total, ten receivers were within the top five target receivers.

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Analyzing Fantasy Targets Week 5

Julio Jones went into last week coming off a game in which he was the highest targeted player of the season when he saw 20 targets from Matt Ryan. DeAndre Hopkins knocked him off the target monster pedestal with 22 in Week 4. He now leads the NFL with 61 targets on the season but by the time you read this that number will be even higher.

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Analyzing Fantasy Targets Week 4

What a week for receivers. Not only did we see a season high in targets to a single player with 20 to Julio Jones but 23 receivers saw double digit targets, another season high. Seven receivers also had multi-touchdown games, yet another season high.


Draftkings Advice: Applying Zero RB to DFS

I have made no secret about my affinity for the zero RB approach in fantasy football. It has been my formula for success in redraft for the past few seasons. It makes clear sense to me; in PPR leagues I want to load my roster with players who are catching the ball. In many MFL10 and season long drafts this summer I punted the running back position, often times drafting 3-5 wide receivers and/or elite tight ends before drafting my RB1.

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Analyzing Fantasy Targets: Weeks 1-2

Throughout the first two weeks of the season I have been keeping track of highly targeted players and what it means in terms of fantast points. There are the obvious players that are perennial target monsters and then there are players who are doing a lot with a little amount of targets. This led me to think about targets and their correlation to fantasy points.

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Fantasy Draft Strategy: Targeting Targets

Fantasy Targets are one of the most undervalued statistics in fantasy football hands down. For those new to fantasy, the target statline is how many times the ball was thrown at a particular player. The advantage of knowing the number of targets gives you an quick indication of how involved that player is in the passing game.