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Targets, Touches & Looks - Week 1 - Fantasy Football 2018

Targets, Touches & Looks - Week 1 - Fantasy Football 2018

Posted by Stagg Party on 09/14/18

by   The Archer


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Targets, Touches & Looks for QBs - Week 1 (2018)

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Running Backs


Targets, Touches & Looks for RBs - Week 1 (2018)

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-Conner is in store for a monster workload so long as Bell is out – appears to be a locked and loaded RB1 weekly until that happens.


-Mixon and Lewis both passed the eye-test and looked far superior to their teammates. Expect these volumes to continue.


-Howard’s pass-catching training seems to have paid off. This secures a heavy workload for Howard, and will also eat into Cohen’s receiving numbers. 


-Lindsay surprised in week 1, occupying the role that many expected Booker to hold. He should be owned in all leagues, and Booker can be dropped.  


-Collins should see an uptick in volume going forward. The game dynamic allowed for him to be punished for his fumble, but since Kenneth Dixon was placed on the IR, his job should be secure for now. Javorius Allen will limit his ceiling, however, and will see most of the 3rd down work.


-Ekeler could provide flex value in close games or games where the Chargers are trailing, but his usage will likely be limited when they are trying to run the clock.




Wide Receivers


Targets, Touches & Looks for WRs - Week 1 (2018)

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-Landry truthers can be at ease after seeing this target share. It looks like more of the same that was seen in Miami can be expected from Jarvis Landry this season


-Sanders looks like he was a solid value in drafts, especially in PPR.


-What appears to be a PPR bargain who was added off waivers in the majority of leagues. There is little reason to believe Enunwa can’t maintain this workload assuming he stays healthy. He should provide a decent PPR floor throughout the year and we don’t know what upside Darnold could bring. 


-Dorsett could regress in the short term due to Hogan’s smaller target share, as well as in the long term with the return of Edelman.


-Cooper owners can hope that this performance is due to the Rams defense forcing Carr to dump off to Jared Cook and Jalen Richard, but this stat was a little scary: Cooper has had less than 10 receiving yards in 6 of his last 13 games. If you’re the Cooper owner, don’t panic, but if you’re thin at the position look to add some depth on your bench.





Tight Ends


Targets, Touches & Looks for TEs - Week 1 (2018)

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-This explosion is likely due to the game script and the Rams pass rushing abilities. After showing he’s up to the task though, Cook has the potential to provide a high floor going forward as Carr’s security blanket. Considering the tight end landscape, he should be owned in all leagues even though it may be fool’s gold.


-Kittle looked great in this game and is clearly a focal point of the offensive game plan. He should provide weekly starter value for the rest of the season. 


-With Delanie Walker being out for the season, Jonnu Smith could provide weekly starter value. He’s shown flashes in the past, and the Titans offense has featured a tight end historically. If we combine their targets, this would’ve been tied for second most amongst tight ends. 


-Don’t panic with Trey Burton or Travis Kelce. The targets were there, but things just didn’t work out this week. 






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By: Stagg Party

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