Skip to main content

WR Super Chart: Week 8 (Fantasy Football)

Oct 25, 2018

Welcome to the Week 8 Fantasy Football Super Chart series of the 2018 NFL season, covering the wide receiver position. The Super Chart is an all-in-one spreadsheet that breaks down significant stats, trends, and numbers from the previous week and year-to-date. The main purpose of the Super Chart is to help you determine your starting lineup, waiver wire pickups, and much more by using various forms of stat-driven data. Tracking critical information such as target shares, catch rates, fantasy points per target, and weekly matchups can help you identify breakout candidates by noticing trends before other managers in your league.

Please take a moment to review each category and what it means. If you are already familiar with all of the terms and categories, feel free to skip ahead to view the Super Chart for Week 8.

View your league’s top available players with My Playbook >>

Weekly Fantasy Points/Fantasy Points Per Game (FPPG)
The first stat that we track is simple, yet important. The Super Chart is sorted by Fantasy Points Per Game, but also includes fantasy point totals from the previous week.

Weekly Targets/Weekly Target %
A closer look at the total number of targets for every fantasy-relevant receiver, as well as the total percentage of targets that player accounted for.

YTD Targets/YTD Targets %
We not only track weekly target percentages but also year-to-date targets. This will help determine consistency and potential breakout candidates.

Weekly/YTD Receptions
PPR formats have taken over the fantasy football landscape and tracking receptions is an important part of finding consistent success. There are plenty of underrated fantasy receivers that lack upside but can net you a safe eight to 10 points when you need it.

YTD Catch Rate
Year-to-date catch rate is the percentage of targets that were caught.

Next Week Opponent
This is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a look ahead to the upcoming matchup with the opposition’s rank against WRs in fantasy. The 32nd ranked fantasy defense is a favorable matchup, while the 1st ranked defense is the most difficult.

# of 100 Yard Games
Some leagues offer bonus points at 100 yards receiving, and it’s also a great way to track a receiver’s consistency.

Fantasy Points Per Target
Lastly, fantasy points per target can help you identify explosive players who can put up big numbers with more opportunity.

The Super Chart is packed with so much information that we can only fit so much into the article. To view the Super Chart in its entirety, please click here.

*Data taken from ESPN, FantasyPros, and NFL.com.

Player WK 7 FP FPPG WK 7 Targets WK 7 Target % YTD Targets YTD Target % WK 7 REC YTD REC WK 8 OPP FP Per Target
Adam Thielen 26 25.6 10 25% 89 30% 9 67 vs. NO (32nd) 2.01
Davante Adams BYE 23.1 BYE BYE 71 27% BYE 47 at LAR (9th) 1.95
Michael Thomas 19.9 22 9 30% 58 26% 7 53 at MIN (5th) 2.27
Tyreek Hill 20.6 21.6 10 26% 61 24% 7 41 vs. DEN (12th) 2.48
Antonio Brown BYE 20.6 BYE BYE 72 28% BYE 40 vs. CLE (24th) 1.72
Emmanuel Sanders 27.3 20.1 7 32% 61 24% 6 46 at KC (20th) 2.31
Alshon Jeffery 21.8 19.9 10 27% 39 14% 7 25 at JAX (1st) 2.04
DeAndre Hopkins 14 19.9 8 33% 71 29% 3 47 vs. MIA (11th) 1.96
Odell Beckham 28.2 19.3 11 29% 80 30% 8 53 vs. WAS (19th) 1.69
Mike Evans 17.7 19.2 11 21% 55 23% 7 40 at CIN (23rd) 2.09
Julio Jones 17.4 19 12 31% 81 30% 9 53 BYE 1.64
JuJu Smith-Schuster BYE 18.7 BYE BYE 63 24% BYE 42 vs. CLE (24th) 1.78
A.J. Green 18.7 18.4 14 42% 69 26% 7 40 vs. TB (31st) 1.87
Robert Woods 13.4 18.3 7 29% 58 26% 5 41 vs. GB (15th) 2.21
Cooper Kupp DNP 17.7 DNP DNP 41 19% DNP 30 vs. GB (15th) 2.53
Golden Tate 10.6 17.6 6 27% 57 26% 4 37 vs. SEA (10th) 1.85
Brandin Cooks 17.1 17.2 5 21% 44 20% 4 32 vs. GB (15th) 2.35
DeSean Jackson 11.3 16.9 4 8% 36 15% 2 23 at CIN (23rd) 2.81
Stefon Diggs 10.6 16.9 15 38% 73 24% 8 48 vs. NO (32nd) 1.62
T.Y. Hilton 18.5 16.2 4 17% 42 13% 4 25 at OAK (25th) 1.93
Tyler Boyd 5.7 16.1 4 12% 56 21% 3 40 vs. TB (31st) 2.01
Kenny Golladay 5.7 15.6 2 9% 44 20% 2 29 vs. SEA (10th) 2.13
John Brown 26.4 15.5 7 18% 54 17% 7 28 at CAR (16th) 2
Tyler Lockett BYE 15.1 BYE BYE 32 19% BYE 23 at DET (6th) 2.84
Geronimo Allison BYE 15 BYE BYE 29 11% BYE 19 at LAR (9th) 2.07
Calvin Ridley 9.3 14.8 6 15% 35 13% 5 27 BYE 2.96
Jarvis Landry 25.7 14.8 15 44% 82 30% 10 41 at PIT (27th) 1.27
Julian Edelman 14.6 14.5 8 22% 24 10% 5 16 at BUF (4th) 1.81
Sterling Shepard 21.7 14.4 8 21% 51 19% 5 36 vs. WAS (19th) 1.98
Keenan Allen 12.2 14.3 5 19% 56 25% 5 41 BYE 1.79
Devin Funchess 18.2 14.1 11 28% 47 22% 6 29 vs. BAL (3rd) 1.8
Albert Wilson 6.6 13.8 3 10% 35 17% 3 26 at HOU (8th) 2.77
Will Fuller 12.8 13.8 8 33% 39 16% 6 27 vs. MIA (11th) 2.13
Randall Cobb BYE 13.5 BYE BYE 27 10% BYE 17 at LAR (9th) 1.5
Chris Godwin 10.9 13.1 6 12% 37 15% 5 26 at CIN (23rd) 2.13
Taylor Gabriel 5.6 13.1 4 8% 38 18% 3 30 vs. NYJ (28th) 2.07
Tyrell Williams 21.8 12.6 4 15% 27 12% 4 20 BYE 3.27
Demaryius Thomas 9.2 12.6 6 27% 49 19% 5 33 at KC (20th) 1.8
Michael Crabtree 11.6 12.6 9 23% 64 21% 5 35 at CAR (16th) 1.37
Jordy Nelson BYE 12.4 BYE BYE 31 13% BYE 22 vs. IND (13th) 2.4
Keke Coutee 1.3 11.7 3 13% 30 12% 1 21 vs. MIA (11th) 1.55
Dede Westbrook 5.7 11.7 4 13% 42 15% 4 31 vs. PHI (29th) 1.95
Cole Beasley 12.6 11.4 8 23% 43 21% 7 33 BYE 1.86
Nelson Agholor 8 11.2 7 19% 55 20% 6 38 at JAX (1st) 1.43
Mohamed Sanu 4.1 10.9 2 5% 35 13% 2 24 BYE 2.17
Allen Robinson 1.4 10.9 5 10% 43 20% 1 25 vs. NYJ (28th) 1.52
Corey Davis 4 10.8 7 22% 56 28% 3 30 BYE 1.35
Marvin Jones 5.9 10.7 4 18% 37 17% 3 19 vs. SEA (10th) 1.73
Willie Snead 6.6 10.6 7 18% 50 16% 3 33 at CAR (16th) 1.48
Mike Williams 12.8 10.5 3 12% 29 13% 1 17 BYE 2.53
Christian Kirk 8.7 10.3 6 15% 37 18% 3 28 vs. SF (21st) 1.95
Sammy Watkins 11.4 10.2 7 18% 40 16% 4 26 vs. DEN (12th) 1.79
Marquise Goodwin 4.4 10 5 19% 19 8% 2 11 at ARI (14th) 2.64
Kenny Stills 7.5 10 3 10% 29 14% 1 16 at HOU (8th) 2.42
Josh Gordon 14 10 7 19% 25 10% 4 14 at BUF (4th) 2
Ted Ginn DNP 10 DNP DNP 22 10% DNP 12 at MIN (5th) 1.82
Paul Richardson DNP 9.9 DNP DNP 24 12% DNP 16 at NYG (7th) 2.06
Chester Rogers 8 9.9 4 17% 46 15% 4 32 at OAK (25th) 1.51
Ryan Grant 0 9.8 0 0% 37 12% 0 26 at OAK (25th) 1.59
Donte Moncrief 14.6 9.6 10 31% 49 18% 7 25 vs. PHI (29th) 1.38
David Moore BYE 9.5 BYE BYE 10 6% BYE 7 at DET (6th) 3.79
Amari Cooper BYE 9.5 BYE BYE 31 13% BYE 22 BYE 1.84
Keelan Cole 4.1 9.5 7 22% 46 16% 2 27 vs. PHI (29th) 1.45
Rashard Higgins DNP 9.3 DNP DNP 22 8% DNP 16 at PIT (27th) 2.11
Danny Amendola 20.4 9.3 7 23% 38 18% 6 30 at HOU (8th) 1.72
Quincy Enunwa DNP 9.1 DNP DNP 42 19% DNP 22 at CHI (26th) 1.27
Jamison Crowder DNP 9 DNP DNP 19 10% DNP 13 at NYG (7th) 1.8
Chris Hogan 12.3 8.8 7 19% 30 12% 6 21 at BUF (4th) 2.05
Robby Anderson 7.4 8.8 10 24% 36 16% 3 17 at CHI (26th) 1.71
Phillip Dorsett 1.8 8.6 1 3% 30 12% 1 20 at BUF (4th) 1.73
Larry Fitzgerald 14 8.2 8 21% 43 21% 4 26 vs. SF (21st) 1.34
Cameron Meredith 8.1 0 0% 10 5% 0 9 at MIN (5th) 2.44
Torrey Smith 10.1 7.9 6 15% 27 13% 4 16 vs. BAL (3rd) 1.74
Tre’Quan Smith 7.4 7.3 6 20% 13 6% 3 7 at MIN (5th) 2.79
Jakeem Grant 5.2 7.2 2 6% 23 11% 2 16 at HOU (8th) 2.18
Courtland Sutton 9.8 7.2 3 14% 33 13% 1 14 at KC (20th) 1.53
Anthony Miller 5.5 7.1 7 14% 22 10% 2 11 vs. NYJ (28th) 1.71
Adam Humphries 7.7 7.1 9 17% 31 13% 4 20 at CIN (23rd) 1.37
Jarius Wright 11.1 7 2 5% 23 11% 2 15 vs. BAL (3rd) 1.83
Seth Roberts BYE 7 BYE BYE 21 9% BYE 15 vs. IND (13th) 1.66
Martavis Bryant BYE 6.9 BYE BYE 22 9% BYE 14 vs. IND (13th) 1.56
Zay Jones 5.7 6.8 5 16% 34 17% 3 19 vs. NE (17th) 1.4
Laquon Treadwell 4.1 6.7 3 8% 32 11% 3 22 vs. NO (32nd) 1.47
D.J. Moore 5.9 6.5 5 13% 18 9% 3 13 vs. BAL (3rd) 2.15
Tajae Sharpe 17.1 6.5 9 28% 24 12% 7 16 BYE 1.91
Marquez Valdes-Scantling BYE 6.5 BYE BYE 21 8% BYE 12 at LAR (9th) 1.87
Antonio Callaway 2.4 6.4 2 6% 39 14% 1 16 at PIT (27th) 1.15
Tavon Austin 0 6.3 0 0% 10 5% 0 7 BYE 3.75
Doug Baldwin BYE 6.3 BYE BYE 17 10% BYE 12 at DET (6th) 1.49
Pierre Garcon 1.5 6.3 1 4% 41 18% 1 21 at ARI (14th) 1.07
Taywan Taylor 1.8 6 2 6% 28 14% 1 19 BYE 1.5
Trent Taylor 1.6 6 3 11% 26 11% 1 17 at ARI (14th) 1.39
Kelvin Benjamin 11.1 6 5 16% 37 18% 4 14 vs. NE (17th) 1.13
Aldrick Robinson 10.4 5.9 3 8% 8 3% 1 4 vs. NO (32nd) 3.7
Jordan Matthews 0 5.7 0 0% 9 3% 0 6 at JAX (1st) 2.52
Jermaine Kearse 0 5.4 2 0% 29 13% 0 16 at CHI (26th) 1.12
John Ross 0 5.3 1 3% 16 6% 0 7 vs. TB (31st) 1.66
Jaron Brown BYE 5.3 BYE BYE 10 6% BYE 7 at DET (6th) 2.63
Cordarrelle Patterson 4.4 5.1 0 0% 15 6% 0 11 at BUF (4th) 2.4
Brandon Marshall BYE 5.1 BYE BYE 23 14% BYE 11 at DET (6th) 1.33
Michael Gallup 17.1 5 5 14% 22 11% 3 10 BYE 1.59
Allen Hurns 12.4 5 6 17% 27 13% 5 13 BYE 1.29
Kendrick Bourne 0 4.9 1 4% 19 8% 0 10 at ARI (14th) 1.79
Chris Conley 1.6 4.8 1 3% 19 8% 1 13 vs. DEN (12th) 1.76
Zach Pascal 0 4.7 0 0% 27 9% 0 14 at OAK (25th) 1.23
Ryan Switzer BYE 4.5 BYE BYE 15 6% BYE 13 vs. CLE (24th) 1.81
Josh Doctson 7.2 4.4 6 24% 24 12% 3 11 at NYG (7th) 0.92
DeVante Parker DNP 3 DNP DNP 4 2% DNP 2 at HOU (8th) 1.5

 
Quick Hits

  • Here are some of the notable wide receivers who are either out or unlikely to play this week: Cooper Kupp, Albert Wilson, Keke Coutee, Kenny Stills, Ted Ginn, Ryan Grant, Rishard Higgins, Quincy Enunwa, Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon, and John Ross. All of these players are highlighted in dark red in the Super Chart excel sheet.
  • Adam Thielen continues to dominate everyone in his way, as he has now recorded seven consecutive 100-yard games to start the season. He is the top fantasy wide receiver and it’s not even close at this point.
  • Emmanuel Sanders‘ 27.3 point performance last week has moved him up to number six on the FPPG list, sandwiched between Antonio Brown and DeAndre Hopkins. Not bad company, huh?
  • Stefon Diggs and Jarvis Landry led all WRs with 15 targets in Week 7. Diggs could have a huge second half of the season if teams start keying in on Thielen.
  • Only four receivers have a 30 percent or greater target share this season: Thielen, Landry, Julio Jones, and Odell Beckham.
  • Michael Thomas continues to led the league with an incredible 91 percent catch rate, which is even more impressive when considering that percentage is on a total of 58 targets. On the contrary, Kelvin Benjamin has the worst catch rate, hauling in just 38 percent of the passes thrown his way.
  • Tyrell Williams has been red-hot over the past few weeks and now leads the NFL in Fantasy Points Per Target with 3.27 (min. 20 targets). He has demonstrated the ability to make big plays, but his success doesn’t appear to be sustainable with just a 12 percent target share of the Los Angeles offense.

Import your team to My Playbook for instant Lineup & Trade advice >>


Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | TuneIn | RSS

Mike Dente is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Mike, check out his archive and follow him @1ststopfantasy.

What's your take? Leave a comment

Follow the Pros!

Follow us on Twitter @FantasyPros for exclusive advice and contests