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Fantasy Football Week 12 Usage Report: Waiver Wire & Trade Advice

Nov 28, 2022

High-end fantasy football performances and weekly finishes are fueled by high numbers of routes run and high-value targets and touches. The majority of top scorers from Week 12 saw healthy doses of red-zone targets, air yards, deep targets and goal-line carries.

Targeting players who run a high percentage of routes is also a good approach for identifying breakout candidates, beatable player props, DFS targets and players to prioritize in the Week 13 fantasy football rankings and 2022 rest of season rankings.

This weekly report will look at recent rates of routes run per dropback along with players who commanded a high rate of high-value opportunities compared to larger samples to find sleeper running backs, wide receivers and tight ends who are garnering more or fewer opportunities in the passing game heading into Week 13 and for the remainder of the 2022 season.

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WIDE RECEIVERS

Player Routes % of routes run per dropback Targets Target Share Target Rate Per Route Run
D.J. Moore 20 100% 6 35% 30%
Amari Cooper 43 100% 12 33% 28%
Donovan Peoples-Jones 43 100% 4 11% 9%
Josh Palmer 53 100% 7 15% 13%
Mack Hollins 39 100% 5 14% 13%
Davante Adams 39 100% 11 31% 28%
Tee Higgins 41 98% 9 25% 22%
Jaylen Waddle 39 98% 10 26% 26%
Brandon Aiyuk 37 97% 8 22% 22%
DeVonta Smith 34 97% 9 36% 26%
A.J. Brown 34 97% 6 24% 18%
Marquise Brown 33 97% 8 30% 24%
Van Jefferson 28 97% 7 29% 25%
Allen Lazard 27 96% 3 12% 11%
Drake London 25 96% 4 16% 16%
Mike Evans 44 96% 9 21% 20%
Chris Godwin 44 96% 13 31% 30%
DK Metcalf 41 95% 15 41% 37%
Christian Kirk 40 95% 9 24% 23%
Kendall Hinton 38 95% 9 28% 24%
Justin Jefferson 37 95% 11 30% 30%
Deebo Samuel 36 95% 7 19% 19%
CeeDee Lamb 29 94% 11 38% 38%
Michael Gallup 29 94% 8 28% 28%
Garrett Wilson 28 93% 8 29% 29%
Zay Jones 39 93% 14 38% 36%
Courtland Sutton 37 93% 8 25% 22%
Keenan Allen 49 92% 7 15% 14%
Adam Thielen 36 92% 10 27% 28%
Tyler Lockett 39 91% 7 19% 18%
Terrace Marshall 18 90% 3 18% 17%
Christian Watson 25 89% 6 24% 24%
Gabe Davis 48 89% 5 13% 10%
DeAndre Hopkins 30 88% 6 22% 20%
Tyler Boyd 37 88% 4 11% 11%
Tyreek Hill 35 88% 9 24% 26%
Richie James Jr. 34 87% 6 21% 18%
Stefon Diggs 47 87% 15 38% 32%
DeVante Parker 36 86% 4 11% 11%
Trenton Irwin 36 86% 4 11% 11%
Chris Olave 29 85% 9 30% 31%
Trent Sherfield 34 85% 5 13% 15%
Darius Slayton 33 85% 6 21% 18%
Olamide Zaccheaus 22 85% 8 32% 36%
Amon-Ra St. Brown 33 85% 10 29% 30%
Robert Woods 31 84% 6 18% 19%
DeAndre Carter 44 83% 10 21% 23%
Quez Watkins 29 83% 5 20% 17%
Terry McLaurin 19 83% 6 27% 32%
Brandon Johnson 33 83% 4 13% 12%
Kalif Raymond 32 82% 6 17% 19%
Treylon Burks 30 81% 6 18% 20%
Nico Collins 36 80% 9 24% 25%
D.J. Chark Jr. 31 79% 5 14% 16%
Devin Duvernay 29 78% 5 17% 17%
Justin Watson 36 78% 2 5% 6%
Corey Davis 23 77% 3 11% 13%
Nelson Agholor 32 76% 8 23% 25%
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 28 76% 6 18% 21%
Chase Claypool 21 75% 5 21% 24%
Laviska Shenault 15 75% 2 12% 13%
Isaiah Hodgins 29 74% 4 14% 14%
Isaiah McKenzie 40 74% 10 26% 25%
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 34 74% 5 14% 15%
Keelan Cole 28 72% 2 6% 7%
Brandin Cooks 32 71% 5 13% 16%
Rashid Shaheed 24 71% 3 10% 13%
Chris Moore 31 69% 3 8% 10%
A.J. Green 23 68% 2 7% 9%
Jarvis Landry 23 68% 4 13% 17%
David Bell 29 67% 6 17% 21%
Julio Jones 31 67% 4 10% 13%
Marvin Jones 28 67% 3 8% 11%
Kendrick Bourne 28 67% 4 11% 14%
Demarcus Robinson 24 65% 4 13% 17%
K.J. Osborn 25 64% 2 5% 8%
Ben Skowronek 18 62% 4 17% 22%
Curtis Samuel 14 61% 0 0% 0%
Jahan Dotson 14 61% 1 5% 7%
Randall Cobb 17 61% 4 16% 24%
Jauan Jennings 23 61% 7 19% 30%
Byron Pringle 16 57% 2 8% 13%
Noah Brown 17 55% 0 0% 0%
Lance McCutcheon 15 52% 3 13% 20%
Marquise Goodwin 21 49% 3 8% 14%
Tutu Atwell 14 48% 2 8% 14%
Dante Pettis 13 46% 2 8% 15%
JuJu Smith-Schuster 21 46% 3 8% 14%
Cedrick Wilson 18 45% 3 8% 17%
Phillip Dorsett 20 44% 2 5% 10%
Elijah Moore 13 43% 2 7% 15%
Robbie Anderson 14 41% 3 11% 21%
Equanimeous St. Brown 11 39% 2 8% 18%
Jakobi Meyers 16 38% 4 11% 25%
Darnell Mooney 10 36% 0 0% 0%
Brandon Powell 10 34% 2 8% 20%
Khalil Shakir 18 33% 0 0% 0%
Skyy Moore 15 33% 6 16% 40%
Tyquan Thornton 13 31% 0 0% 0%
Jamal Agnew 13 31% 5 14% 38%
Kenny Golladay 11 28% 0 0% 0%
River Cracraft 10 25% 4 11% 40%
Denzel Mims 7 23% 1 4% 14%
Velus Jones 6 21% 0 0% 0%
DeSean Jackson 7 19% 3 10% 43%
Dyami Brown 4 17% 1 5% 25%
Braxton Berrios 5 17% 1 4% 20%
Anthony Schwartz 7 16% 2 6% 29%
Tre’Quan Smith 5 15% 1 3% 20%
Breshad Perriman 6 13% 1 2% 17%
Marcus Johnson 5 13% 0 0% 0%
Montrell Washington 5 13% 3 9% 60%
Trent Taylor 5 12% 2 6% 40%
Ray-Ray McCloud 3 8% 1 3% 33%
Josh Reynolds 3 8% 0 0% 0%
Jalen Reagor 2 5% 1 3% 50%
Jalen Virgil 2 5% 2 6% 100%
Jacob Harris 1 3% 1 4% 100%
Andre Baccellia 1 3% 1 4% 100%

D.J. Moore (WR – CAR)

D.J. Moore has LIFE with Sam Darnold as his quarterback. The Panthers WR went 4 for 103 receiving yards on a team-high 6 targets (35% target share) in Week 12. He totaled 141 air yards (77%) as Darnold’s only legitimate receiving threat. Three of his catches were on 20-plus air-yard throws. But I would strongly entertain the idea of selling “high” on Moore as he won’t always be this super efficient on downfield throws. Carolina is also on bye in Week 13, so he won’t help you if you are on the playoff bubble.

Skyy Moore (WR – KC)

Rookie Skyy Moore led the Chiefs with 5 receptions for 36 yards (6 targets) in Week 12. Veteran JuJu Smith-Schuster had just 3 catches for 38 yards on 3 targets. Moore played a higher snap share than Smith-Schuster (46% vs. 38%). But JuJu ran more routes (46% vs. 33%) which puts a slight damper on Moore’s breakout potential the rest of the season.

However, over the last two weeks, the rookie boasts a 39% target rate per route run. 12 targets on just 31 routes run primarily out of the slot.

Good things happen to WRs that command targets at a high rate. And rookies tend to break out in the second half of seasons, so I’d be a buyer of Moore through trade/waivers.

HIGH-VALUE TARGETS:

RED-ZONE TARGETS, AIR YARDS AND DEEP TARGETS

Player Air Yards Share Air Yards Deep Targets Deep Catches Red-Zone Targets Red-Zone TDs
D.J. Moore 77% 141 4 3 1 1
Olamide Zaccheaus 59% 82 1 1 0 0
Chris Olave 53% 131 2 0 1 0
Darius Slayton 53% 108 2 1 0 0
Tee Higgins 52% 130 3 3 0 0
Zay Jones 52% 132 2 2 1 0
Amari Cooper 51% 188 3 1 0 0
Justin Jefferson 51% 108 2 2 1 1
Chase Claypool 51% 87 2 1 1 0
CeeDee Lamb 48% 168 3 1 1 0
Van Jefferson 48% 68 0 0 2 1
DeVonta Smith 46% 82 1 0 3 0
Mike Evans 45% 130 3 0 1 0
Terry McLaurin 45% 68 1 0 1 0
Brandon Aiyuk 44% 85 3 1 1 0
Christian Watson 43% 82 1 0 0 0
Michael Gallup 39% 135 2 0 0 0
Treylon Burks 38% 108 2 1 0 0
Stefon Diggs 38% 135 3 1 2 1
DeAndre Hopkins 38% 104 3 2 0 0
Jaylen Waddle 38% 171 2 1 1 0
Isaiah McKenzie 37% 131 2 2 2 1
DeAndre Carter 36% 63 2 1 0 0
Amon-Ra St. Brown 35% 84 0 0 1 1
Josh Palmer 35% 62 0 0 1 0
DK Metcalf 35% 102 1 1 4 0
Garrett Wilson 34% 54 0 0 2 1
D.J. Chark Jr. 33% 79 2 0 0 0
Marquise Brown 32% 88 2 0 2 0
Davante Adams 31% 95 1 1 0 0
Tyler Lockett 31% 90 1 1 0 0
Jakobi Meyers 29% 86 3 2 0 0
Quez Watkins 28% 50 2 1 1 0
Keenan Allen 27% 48 1 0 3 1
Nelson Agholor 27% 79 2 1 1 0
Chris Godwin 26% 76 1 0 1 1
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 26% 56 2 2 1 0
Kendall Hinton 26% 83 0 0 2 0
A.J. Brown 26% 46 1 0 1 1
Courtland Sutton 25% 80 1 1 2 0
Christian Kirk 25% 63 1 0 1 0
Brandin Cooks 25% 47 1 1 1 0
Nico Collins 24% 46 0 0 1 0
DeVante Parker 24% 71 1 1 0 0
Julio Jones 23% 67 3 1 1 0
Terrace Marshall 23% 42 1 0 0 0
Elijah Moore 23% 37 1 1 0 0
Lance McCutcheon 22% 32 0 0 1 0
DeSean Jackson 22% 79 1 1 0 0
Tyreek Hill 22% 98 1 0 3 0
Jauan Jennings 22% 42 0 0 2 1
Kalif Raymond 21% 50 1 0 3 0
Rashid Shaheed 21% 51 1 1 0 0
Trent Sherfield 21% 93 2 1 1 0
Isaiah Hodgins 20% 42 0 0 0 0
Trenton Irwin 20% 50 0 0 0 0
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 20% 56 1 1 1 0
Robert Woods 20% 56 0 0 1 0
Mack Hollins 19% 59 1 0 0 0
Adam Thielen 19% 40 1 1 3 1
Allen Lazard 18% 34 1 0 0 0
Gabe Davis 17% 61 1 0 0 0
Montrell Washington 17% 54 1 0 0 0
Robbie Anderson 16% 45 1 0 0 0
Randall Cobb 16% 31 0 0 2 1
Richie James Jr. 16% 33 0 0 0 0
Chris Moore 16% 30 1 0 0 0
Devin Duvernay 15% 53 1 0 0 0
Anthony Schwartz 15% 54 1 0 0 0
Demarcus Robinson 15% 52 2 0 1 0
Tutu Atwell 14% 20 0 0 0 0
Skyy Moore 13% 28 0 0 1 0
Brandon Johnson 13% 41 1 0 1 1
Tyler Boyd 12% 29 0 0 0 0
A.J. Green 11% 31 1 0 0 0
JuJu Smith-Schuster 11% 24 0 0 0 0
Dyami Brown 11% 17 0 0 0 0
Corey Davis 11% 18 0 0 0 0
Marquise Goodwin 11% 32 1 1 0 0
Dante Pettis 10% 18 0 0 0 0
K.J. Osborn 10% 22 0 0 0 0
Justin Watson 10% 22 0 0 0 0
Jahan Dotson 10% 15 1 0 0 0
Jarvis Landry 10% 24 0 0 1 0
Jalen Virgil 10% 31 1 0 0 0
Donovan Peoples-Jones 10% 35 1 0 0 0
Equanimeous St. Brown 9% 16 1 0 0 0
Kendrick Bourne 9% 27 0 0 1 0
Deebo Samuel 9% 17 0 0 1 0
Cedrick Wilson 8% 36 0 0 0 0
Drake London 8% 11 1 1 0 0
River Cracraft 7% 33 0 0 0 0
Marvin Jones 7% 18 0 0 1 1
Jamal Agnew 6% 16 0 0 3 1
Jalen Reagor 6% 13 0 0 0 0
Ray-Ray McCloud 6% 12 0 0 0 0
Byron Pringle 6% 10 0 0 1 1
Phillip Dorsett 6% 11 0 0 0 0
David Bell 6% 21 0 0 0 0
Denzel Mims 4% 7 0 0 0 0
Keelan Cole 4% 11 0 0 0 0
Breshad Perriman 3% 9 0 0 0 0
Tre’Quan Smith 3% 7 0 0 0 0
Ben Skowronek 3% 4 0 0 0 0
Jacob Harris 3% 4 0 0 0 0
Andre Baccellia 2% 5 0 0 0 0
Brandon Powell 1% 2 0 0 0 0
Trent Taylor 1% 3 0 0 0 0
Braxton Berrios 1% 1 0 0 0 0
Curtis Samuel 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Velus Jones 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Noah Brown 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Darnell Mooney 0% 0% 0 0 0 0
Khalil Shakir 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Tyquan Thornton 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Kenny Golladay 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Johnson 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Reynolds 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Laviska Shenault -3% -6 0 0 0 0

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RUNNING BACKS

Player Routes % of routes run per dropback Targets Target Share Target Rate Per Route Run Snap Share
James Conner 29 85% 3 11% 10% 97%
Rachaad White 35 76% 9 21% 26% 90%
Aaron Jones 21 75% 4 16% 19% 71%
Jeffery Wilson Jr. 29 73% 3 8% 10% 61%
Kyren Williams 21 72% 3 13% 14% 70%
Dalvin Cook 27 69% 5 14% 19% 86%
Samaje Perine 29 69% 7 19% 24% 80%
Christian McCaffrey 26 68% 6 16% 23% 63%
Devin Singletary 36 67% 1 3% 3% 78%
Latavius Murray 26 65% 1 3% 4% 82%
David Montgomery 18 64% 4 17% 22% 68%
JaMycal Hasty 26 62% 5 14% 19% 78%
Rhamondre Stevenson 26 62% 10 29% 38% 82%
Alvin Kamara 21 62% 7 23% 33% 67%
Cordarrelle Patterson 16 62% 6 24% 38% 58%
Josh Jacobs 24 62% 7 19% 29% 79%
Antonio Gibson 14 61% 3 14% 21% 42%
Austin Ekeler 32 60% 15 32% 47% 70%
Saquon Barkley 23 59% 6 21% 26% 73%
Kenneth Walker 23 53% 1 3% 4% 71%
Dontrell Hilliard 18 49% 3 9% 17% 37%
Dameon Pierce 20 44% 6 16% 30% 56%
Kareem Hunt 18 42% 2 6% 11% 41%
Jerick McKinnon 19 41% 6 16% 32% 34%
D’Onta Foreman 8 40% 0 0% 0% 53%
Miles Sanders 14 40% 3 12% 21% 54%
Ezekiel Elliott 12 39% 1 3% 8% 51%
Derrick Henry 14 38% 3 9% 21% 56%
Nick Chubb 16 37% 1 3% 6% 59%
D’Andre Swift 14 36% 8 23% 57% 34%
Brian Robinson 8 35% 3 14% 38% 48%
Kenneth Gainwell 12 34% 1 4% 8% 34%
Michael Carter 10 33% 2 7% 20% 30%
Myles Gaskin 13 33% 1 3% 8% 34%
A.J. Dillon 9 32% 4 16% 44% 43%
Isiah Pacheco 14 30% 1 3% 7% 51%
Ty Johnson 9 30% 2 7% 22% 24%
Chuba Hubbard 6 30% 0 0% 0% 42%
Kenyan Drake 11 30% 1 3% 9% 25%
Justin Jackson 11 28% 2 6% 18% 25%
Tyler Allgeier 7 27% 0 0% 0% 39%
Zonovan Knight 8 27% 3 11% 38% 48%
Mark Ingram 9 26% 1 3% 11% 30%
Tony Pollard 8 26% 2 7% 25% 59%
Matt Breida 10 26% 1 3% 10% 28%
Darrynton Evans 7 25% 1 4% 14% 32%
Rex Burkhead 11 24% 2 5% 18% 18%
Dare Ogunbowale 11 24% 2 5% 18% 30%
Ameer Abdullah 9 23% 3 8% 33% 18%
Justice Hill 8 22% 0 0% 0% 19%
Elijah Mitchell 8 21% 2 5% 25% 21%
Travis Homer 9 21% 3 8% 33% 20%
Gus Edwards 7 19% 1 3% 14% 50%
Trayveon Williams 7 17% 1 3% 14% 20%
James Cook 9 17% 5 13% 56% 18%
Ronald Jones 7 15% 1 3% 14% 14%
Raheem Blackshear 3 15% 2 12% 67% 5%
Boston Scott 5 14% 0 0% 0% 12%
Cam Akers 4 14% 0 0% 0% 30%
Alexander Mattison 5 13% 0 0% 0% 14%
Jamaal Williams 5 13% 0 0% 0% 42%
DeeJay Dallas 5 12% 2 5% 40% 14%
Joshua Kelley 6 11% 3 6% 50% 21%
Gary Brightwell 4 10% 2 7% 50% 17%
Marlon Mack 4 10% 1 3% 25% 10%
Snoop Conner 4 10% 0 0% 0% 16%
Damien Harris 4 10% 0 0% 0% 20%
Keaontay Ingram 3 9% 0 0% 0% 11%
Devine Ozigbo 3 8% 1 3% 33% 7%
Travis Etienne 3 7% 0 0% 0% 8%
Isaiah Spiller 3 6% 1 2% 33% 12%
Nyheim Hines 3 6% 0 0% 0% 5%
Jonathan Williams 1 4% 0 0% 0% 8%
Caleb Huntley 1 4% 1 4% 100% 5%
Corey Clement 1 3% 1 4% 100% 2%
Jordan Mason 1 3% 0 0% 0% 13%
Zamir White 1 3% 0 0% 0% 4%
Ke’Shawn Vaughn 1 2% 0 0% 0% 13%
Kene Nwangwu 0 0% 0 0% 0% 0%

RB Opportunity Share | Week 12

Goal-line carries (Any carry inside the 10-yard line)

Player Carries Touches Opportunities Goal-Line Carries Goal-line TDs Overall Opportunity Share
James Conner 25 28 28 1 0 90%
Dalvin Cook 22 26 27 3 0 90%
Samaje Perine 17 21 24 2 1 89%
Rachaad White 14 23 23 0 0 85%
Josh Jacobs 33 39 40 1 0 83%
Nick Chubb 26 27 27 2 1 82%
Gus Edwards 16 16 17 3 1 81%
Derrick Henry 17 20 20 1 0 80%
Latavius Murray 13 14 14 1 0 78%
JaMycal Hasty 12 17 17 3 0 77%
Rhamondre Stevenson 7 16 17 1 0 77%
Kenneth Walker 14 15 15 0 0 75%
Alvin Kamara 7 13 14 1 0 74%
Austin Ekeler 5 16 20 0 0 71%
Isiah Pacheco 22 23 23 7 1 68%
Jeffery Wilson 13 14 16 0 0 67%
Miles Sanders 21 24 24 1 1 67%
Christian McCaffrey 11 15 17 2 0 65%
Devin Singletary 14 15 15 2 0 65%
Kyren Williams 11 14 14 0 0 64%
Brian Robinson 18 20 21 0 0 64%
Cordarrelle Patterson 11 15 17 2 0 63%
Saquon Barkley 11 15 17 1 1 63%
David Montgomery 14 17 18 3 0 62%
Dameon Pierce 5 8 11 0 0 58%
Aaron Jones 12 15 16 1 0 57%
D’Onta Foreman 24 24 24 3 0 56%
Tony Pollard 18 20 20 0 0 54%
Zonovan Knight 14 17 17 1 0 53%
Jamaal Williams 18 18 18 6 1 49%
Ezekiel Elliott 16 17 17 1 1 46%
A.J. Dillon 8 11 12 0 0 43%
Tyler Allgeier 11 11 11 0 0 41%
Chuba Hubbard 17 17 17 0 0 40%
Antonio Gibson 9 12 12 0 0 36%
Cam Akers 8 8 8 0 0 36%
D’Andre Swift 5 9 13 2 0 35%
Elijah Mitchell 7 9 9 1 0 35%
Darrynton Evans 9 10 10 0 0 34%
Dare Ogunbowale 4 5 6 1 1 32%
James Cook 2 4 7 0 0 30%
Myles Gaskin 6 7 7 0 0 29%
Mark Ingram 4 4 5 0 0 26%
Gary Brightwell 5 7 7 0 0 26%
Michael Carter 6 8 8 0 0 25%
Travis Homer 2 4 5 0 0 25%
Kenneth Gainwell 8 9 9 3 1 25%
Damien Harris 5 5 5 0 0 23%
Ty Johnson 5 6 7 0 0 22%
Kareem Hunt 5 6 7 0 0 21%
Dontrell Hilliard 2 5 5 0 0 20%
Jordan Mason 5 5 5 0 0 19%
Joshua Kelley 2 4 5 0 0 18%
Jerick McKinnon 0 3 6 0 0 18%
Marlon Mack 2 3 3 0 0 17%
Justin Jackson 4 5 6 0 0 16%
DeeJay Dallas 1 3 3 0 0 15%
Ke’Shawn Vaughn 4 4 4 0 0 15%
Ronald Jones 4 5 5 0 0 15%
Kenyan Drake 2 2 3 0 0 14%
Snoop Conner 3 3 3 0 0 14%
Ameer Abdullah 3 6 6 1 0 13%
Jonathan Williams 4 4 4 0 0 12%
Matt Breida 2 3 3 0 0 11%
Trayveon Williams 2 3 3 0 0 11%
Isaiah Spiller 2 3 3 0 0 11%
Rex Burkhead 0 1 2 0 0 11%
Alexander Mattison 3 3 3 0 0 10%
Travis Etienne 2 2 2 0 0 9%
Boston Scott 3 3 3 0 0 8%
Caleb Huntley 1 2 2 0 0 7%
Keaontay Ingram 2 2 2 0 0 6%
Devine Ozigbo 0 1 1 0 0 6%
Justice Hill 1 1 1 1 0 5%
Raheem Blackshear 0 1 2 0 0 5%
Nyheim Hines 1 1 1 0 0 4%
Zamir White 2 2 2 0 0 4%
Corey Clement 0 1 1 0 0 3%
Kene Nwangwu 0 0 0 0 0 0%

James Conner (RB – ARI)

Have a day, James Conner. The Cardinals RB1 touted 25 carries for 120 yards along with 3 catches for 20 yards and 1 receiving TD. 28 total touches on an elite 97% snap share, while the other Arizona RBs combined for 3 touches. In his last three games, Conner has out-touched No.2 RB Keaontay Ingram 68 to 8.

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TIGHT ENDS

Player Routes % of routes run per dropback Targets Target Share Target Rate Per Route Run
Mark Andrews 35 95% 7 23% 20%
Cole Kmet 26 93% 6 25% 23%
Foster Moreau 35 90% 7 19% 20%
George Kittle 34 89% 4 11% 12%
Evan Engram 34 81% 1 3% 3%
Greg Dulcich 32 80% 3 9% 9%
Hayden Hurst 33 79% 9 25% 27%
Hunter Henry 32 76% 5 14% 16%
David Njoku 32 74% 7 19% 22%
T.J. Hockenson 29 74% 6 16% 21%
Dawson Knox 40 74% 2 5% 5%
Logan Thomas 17 74% 3 14% 18%
Travis Kelce 34 74% 8 22% 24%
Tyler Conklin 22 73% 3 11% 14%
Austin Hooper 27 73% 4 12% 15%
Mike Gesicki 29 73% 1 3% 3%
Trey McBride 24 71% 3 11% 13%
Robert Tonyan 19 68% 3 12% 16%
Will Dissly 28 65% 3 8% 11%
Tommy Tremble 13 65% 2 12% 15%
Gerald Everett 32 60% 4 9% 13%
C.J. Uzomah 18 60% 3 11% 17%
Dalton Schultz 18 58% 4 14% 22%
Jordan Akins 26 58% 5 13% 19%
Josh Oliver 21 57% 6 20% 29%
Cameron Brate 26 57% 5 12% 19%
Noah Fant 24 56% 3 8% 13%
Juwan Johnson 18 53% 2 7% 11%
John Bates 11 48% 4 18% 36%
Teagan Quitoriano 21 47% 2 5% 10%
Lawrence Cager 18 46% 2 7% 11%
Noah Gray 21 46% 2 5% 10%
Brycen Hopkins 13 45% 2 8% 15%
Taysom Hill 15 44% 2 7% 13%
Cade Otton 20 43% 0 0% 0%
Adam Trautman 14 41% 1 3% 7%
Shane Zylstra 15 38% 0 0% 0%
Tyler Higbee 11 38% 0 0% 0%
Johnny Mundt 14 36% 2 5% 14%
Brock Wright 14 36% 3 9% 21%
Chigoziem Okonkwo 13 35% 5 15% 38%
Parker Hesse 9 35% 2 8% 22%
Tanner Hudson 12 31% 1 3% 8%
Joe Fortson 14 30% 3 8% 21%
Ian Thomas 6 30% 2 12% 33%
Grant Calcaterra 9 26% 1 4% 11%
Geoff Swaim 9 24% 1 3% 11%
Harrison Bryant 10 23% 2 6% 20%
James Mitchell 9 23% 1 3% 11%
Jonnu Smith 9 21% 0 0% 0%
Chris Myarick 8 21% 1 3% 13%
Durham Smythe 8 20% 1 3% 13%
Peyton Hendershot 6 19% 0 NA 0%
Jake Ferguson 5 16% 3 10% 60%
Anthony Firkser 6 15% 1 4% 17%
MyCole Pruitt 4 15% 3 12% 75%
Quintin Morris 8 15% 1 3% 13%
Cole Turner 3 13% 1 5% 33%
O.J. Howard 5 11% 2 5% 40%
Ko Kieft 5 11% 1 2% 20%
Tyler Davis 3 11% 1 4% 33%
Trevon Wesco 2 7% 1 4% 50%

David Njoku (TE – CLE)

David Njoku made one of the best one-handed TD grabs I’ve seen this season in Week 12. The Browns tight end finished with 5 catches for 29 yards on 7 targets, including two red-zone targets and three downfield targets. He played 81% of the snaps and ran a route on 74% of dropbacks. The days of him being a locked-and-loaded fantasy TE1 have returned. Even more so with Deshaun Watson back under center.

HIGH-VALUE TARGETS:

RED-ZONE TARGETS, AIR YARDS AND DEEP TARGETS

Player Air Yards Share Air Yards Deep Catches Deep Targets Red-Zone Targets Red-Zone TDs
Foster Moreau 30% 94 0 1 2 1
Mark Andrews 26% 92 1 3 2 0
Josh Oliver 21% 74 1 1 3 1
David Njoku 16% 57 1 3 2 1
Travis Kelce 23% 49 0 0 5 0
Chigoziem Okonkwo 17% 47 0 1 1 0
Hunter Henry 15% 44 0 0 1 0
Cole Kmet 24% 42 0 1 1 0
Hayden Hurst 14% 35 0 0 0 0
John Bates 22% 34 0 1 2 1
O.J. Howard 18% 34 0 0 0 0
Noah Fant 11% 33 1 1 0 0
Greg Dulcich 10% 31 0 1 0 0
Tyler Conklin 17% 28 0 0 0 0
Will Dissly 9% 27 0 0 0 0
Dalton Schultz 8% 27 1 1 3 2
Joe Fortson 12% 26 0 0 0 0
T.J. Hockenson 12% 25 0 0 2 1
Cameron Brate 8% 23 0 0 0 0
George Kittle 10% 20 0 0 1 0
Juwan Johnson 7% 18 0 0 1 0
Austin Hooper 6% 16 0 0 1 0
Jordan Akins 8% 15 0 0 1 0
Dawson Knox 4% 15 0 0 0 0
Robert Tonyan 7% 14 0 0 0 0
Jake Ferguson 4% 14 0 0 0 0
Brycen Hopkins 8% 12 0 0 0 0
Parker Hesse 8% 11 0 0 0 0
Anthony Firkser 8% 11 0 0 0 0
MyCole Pruitt 8% 11 0 0 1 1
Cole Turner 7% 10 0 0 0 0
Tyler Davis 5% 10 0 0 0 0
Tanner Hudson 5% 10 0 0 0 0
Chris Myarick 5% 10 0 0 0 0
Taysom Hill 4% 10 0 0 1 0
Trey McBride 4% 10 0 0 0 0
Tommy Tremble 5% 9 0 0 1 0
Harrison Bryant 2% 9 0 0 0 0
C.J. Uzomah 4% 7 0 0 0 0
Gerald Everett 4% 7 0 0 1 0
Teagan Quitoriano 4% 7 0 0 0 0
Johnny Mundt 3% 6 0 0 0 0
Mike Gesicki 1% 5 0 0 1 0
Brock Wright 2% 4 0 0 0 0
Adam Trautman 2% 4 0 0 0 0
Evan Engram 2% 4 0 0 0 0
Durham Smythe 1% 4 0 0 1 1
Noah Gray 1% 3 0 0 0 0
James Mitchell 1% 3 0 0 0 0
Ko Kieft 1% 2 0 0 1 1
Quintin Morris 1% 2 0 0 0 0
Trevon Wesco 1% 1 0 0 1 0
Geoff Swaim 0% 1 0 0 1 0
Peyton Hendershot 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Cade Otton 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Shane Zylstra 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Higbee 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Thomas 0% 0 0 0 1 0
Jonnu Smith 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Lawrence Cager 0% -1 0 0 0 0
Logan Thomas -1% -2 0 0 0 0
Grant Calcaterra -5% -9 0 0 1 0

Tyler Higbee (TE – LAR)

Tyler Higbee did not record a target despite playing 59% of the snaps in Week 12. He ran a route on just 38% of dropbacks. Absolutely horrific. Drop him across all formats.

TOP TEAM TAKEAWAYS:

Buffalo Bills

  • Devin Singletary carried the ball twice inside the 10-yard line, but Josh Allen scored on his lone goal-line carry. The veteran back finished Thanksgiving with 14 carries for 72 yards, but only saw one target despite running a route on 67% of dropbacks. Meanwhile, No. 2 running back James Cook saw a whopping 5 targets on just 9 routes run (56% target rate per route run). The 65% opportunity share for Singletary was similar to what we saw last week, with Cook getting more involved – this week as a receiver. Singletary is still seeing the vast majority of snaps – 78% snap share in Week 12 – but his grip on the high-value touches is starting to loosen. That will make him that much tougher to trust versus one of the league’s best run defenses in New England for Week 13.
  • Stefon Diggs led the Bills with a 38% target share (15 targets) with 8 catches for 77 yards (135 air yards). But it was Isaiah McKenzie who really showed out versus expectation against a secondary that has struggled mightily to contain slot receivers.
  • McKenzie commanded 10 targets (26% target share) for 96 receiving yards and scored. He also saw over 130 air yards. It’s been 2 out of 3 weeks that McKenzie has seen route participation crest over the 74% mark, so it’s clear he is owning an increased role in matchups that call over a heavy pass-game script.
  • Gabe Davis did virtually nothing – 4 for 38 on 5 targets – but he ran the most routes on Buffalo (89%). Par for the course with his boom-or-bust profile.
  • Tight end Dawson Knox also disappointed greatly, but it was not for a lack of usage. Still ran a route on 74% of dropbacks.

Detroit Lions

  • Kalif Raymond (second in routes run) and D’Andre Swift each saw three red-zone targets (5 total red-zone opportunities) but converted zero into TDs. Swift ended the day with just 5 carries for 19 yards and added four catches on 8 targets.
  • He ran the most routes among the Lions RBs (36%) and was targeted at a whopping 57% per route run. Even so, he still only played 34% of the snaps, which was at least ahead of No. 3 RB Justin Jackson. Those are positive signs for Swift going forward that he continues to see heavy involvement despite a small snap share. His Week 13 matchup is favorable versus the Jaguars, who rank as a bottom-three defense versus RBs in the passing game.
  • Jamaal Williams finished with 6 carries inside the 10-yard line and scored on Thanksgiving. He dominated the snaps (42%) and opportunities (49%) as the Lions’ locked-and-loaded early-down back. Totaled 18 carries for 66 rushing yards.
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown continued his tear of fantasy production on Turkey Day, commanding a 29% target share for 9-122-1.
  • But it’s worth noting WR D.J. Chark Jr., who was another week removed from his injury. The ex-Jaguar earned a 33% air yards share and scored on one of his 5 targets. He ran a route on 79% of dropbacks.

New York Giants

  • Saquon Barkley rushed just 11 times for 39 yards versus the Dallas Cowboys, running behind a patchwork offensive line ravaged by injuries. He salvaged his day with a TD and four catches for 13 yards. The Giants running back wrapped up the outing with a 63% opportunity share and 73% snap share as the team got some work in late for Gary Brightwell (7 touches). Still, the lack of sheer volume the last two weeks (16 touches per game) does raise some eyebrows as does his lack of juice (2.3 yards per carry) on the ground. A long rest period between games should help Barkley, but the matchup upcoming versus Washington is brutal. The Commanders boast the No. 4 run defense in EPA. If I need a win this week, I’d try to move Barkley. He plays Washington in Week 13 and Week 15.
  • Richie James Jr. and Darius Slayton led the Giants with 6 targets each (21%). Slayton went 3-61-0 while James caught 5-41-1. Slayton also dominated the downfield looks with a 53% air yard share. Both ran a route on 85% of dropbacks.
  • Isaiah Hodgins operated as the distant No.3 WR.

Dallas Cowboys

  • Tony Pollard led Dallas in carries (18), opportunity share (54%) and snaps (59%), but Ezekiel Elliott was much more involved than the week prior.
  • Zeke rushed for 92 yards on 16 carries and ran more routes than Pollard (39% vs. 26%). I wouldn’t read too much into Pollard’s reduced role as a receiver as the Cowboys didn’t really need to press the gas pedal on offense with the game in control throughout.
  • Pollard still saw more targets (2 vs. 1) and led in every other usage metric. Buy. The. Dip.
  • Dalton Schultz is a must-start tight end with Dak Prescott at quarterback. And even though he isn’t playing every snap or running all the routes like last season – 58% route participation in Week 12 – Prescott is hyper-targeting him.
  • He scored on two of his 4 targets (22% target rate per route run). 3 of his 4 targets were in the red zone. And there’s room for his route run rate to increase based on his 84% snap share.
  • Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb both ran a route on 94% of Prescott’s dropbacks. Gallup caught five of eight targets (28%) for 63 yards. Also saw 135 air yards. Lamb was the most targeted (11, 35%) and also saw a boatload of air yards (168).
  • Gallup’s targets and involvement compared to Noah Brown – 55% route participation, no targets – solidifies him as the trusted No. 2 Dallas wideout. Great plug-in option off waivers.

New England Patriots

  • Rhamondre Stevenson gave no way to Damien Harris eating into his workload. Stevenson played 82% of the snaps and earned a 77% opportunity share on Thursday night. He also commanded a whopping 10 targets (29%) catching nine for 76 yards. Stevenson has a 25% target share since Week 7, when Mac Jones returned as the starter.
  • Although it must be mentioned that Harris was hampered with a thigh injury on Thursday night, which may have impacted his status. He will be facing an uphill battle to play on a short week with the Patriots back in action on Thursday versus Buffalo.
  • Jakobi Meyers also got banged up multiple times versus the Vikings, limiting his snaps to just 29%. Yet, he still led the team in air yards (86).
  • With Meyers in and out of the lineup, Nelson Agholor picked up the slack. The former first-round pick earned a 23% target share (8), converting his targets into 6 catches for 65 yards and a score. However, he did run fewer routes than DeVante Parker (86% vs. 76%), who led the team.
  • Hunter Henry ran as many routes as Agholor and was one non-reversed catch away from a two-TD outing. He is clearly still working well ahead of Jonnu Smith among Patriots tight ends but Henry is extremely dependent on finding the end zone most weeks.

Minnesota Vikings

  • Dalvin Cook totaled 7 red-zone carries and three inside the 10-yard line but failed to score. His usage was dynamite – 90% opportunity share, 86% snap share, 26 touches – but he was stifled by a strong Patriots run defense. 22 carries for just 42 yards to go along with 4 catches for 14 yards (5 targets).
  • Justin Jefferson got every target he could handle on Thursday night, corralling 11 passes from Kirk Cousins: 9 receptions for 139 receiving yards and 1 TD (30% target share).
  • Adam Thielen also stayed plenty involved, earning 10 targets and 9 catches for 61 yards plus a score. He totally erased K.J. Osborn, who saw just two targets.
  • Thielen’s big day also limited the amount of work T.J. Hockenson saw (5 for 43 on 6 targets), but that’s hardly a reason to panic on the burly tight end. He still played 80% of the snaps and ran a route on 74% of dropbacks.
  • Since he was traded to the Vikings four weeks ago, Hock owns a 22% target share and ranks second on the team in receptions (26).

Washington Commanders

  • Starter Brian Robinson Jr. carried the ball 18 times for 105 rushing yards (5.8 ypc) and scored a 14-yard receiving TD (2 for 20 on 3 targets) in Week 12. Antonio Gibson had just 9 carries for 32 yards and caught all 3 of his targets for 22 yards while running a route on 61% of dropbacks. The two split snaps very closely (48% vs. 42%), with the slight edge given to the rookie.
  • B-Rob earned a 64% opportunity share for his efforts. However, it needs to be noted that Gibson led the team in carries throughout the 1st half (6 to 5) and this rainy-weather game called for the bruiser back to see more touches. Would view this as an opportune time to buy low on Gibson.
  • Curtis Samuel totaled four carries for 13 yards and totaled zero targets on a 60% snap share and 61% route participation. Jahan Dotson with 1 target (61% snap share). Both can be dropped.
  • Terry McLaurin remained WR1 with 6 targets for 48 yards (27% target share, 45% air yards share). He’s an intriguing buy-low target after back-to-back subpar weeks, with a matchup versus a banged-up Giants secondary on deck in Week 13.
  • No. 2 tight end John Bates was second in targets (4) and scored on 1 of his 3 catches for 24 yards. Targeted twice in the red zone. Logan Thomas caught 1 pass for 7 yards on 3 targets despite playing 71% of the snaps.

Atlanta Falcons

  • Tyler Allgeier and Cordarelle Patterson each earned 11 carries for 50-plus rushing yards in Week 12. But C-Patt saw his best-receiving usage since Week 1 with 5 targets (3-19). Totaled 14 touches for 71 yards, with his highest snap share since his injury (58%). Resulted in a team-leading 63% opportunity share.
  • He also ran a route on 62% of dropbacks and saw 2 carries inside the 10-yard line but failed to score. Would acquire him for cheap based on his upward usage trajectory.
  • Without Kyle Pitts, Olamide Zaccheaus led the Falcons with 8 targets (5 for 91 yards, 32% target share).
  • Drake London: 2 for 29 on 4 targets. Woof. Especially considering he led the team in snaps (86%).

Tennessee Titans

  • Derrick Henry got bottled up: 17 for 38 on the ground, but totaled 79 receiving yards on 3 catches (3 targets). Fumbled into the end zone, but still owned almost all the work with 80% of the backfield opportunities.
  • WR Treylon Burks led the team with 6 targets (tied with Nick Westbrook-Ikhine), catching four for 70 yards while running 30 routes (81%) – 1 fewer than Robert Woods. Also recovered the Henry fumble for a touchdown and led the team with 108 air yards.
  • In Burks’ last two games, he leads the team in catches (11), receiving yards (181) and air yards (207). His route participation also increased from Week 11 (66%) in Week 12.
  • Rookie tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo finished with 5 targets, more than Austin Hooper (4). Went 3 for 35 while running a route on 35% of dropbacks.
  • Robert Woods had 6 targets. 2 catches for 16 yards. Woof.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Tee Higgins continues to dominate. Team-leading nine targets (tied with Hayden Hurst, 25%) for 114 yards and 1 TD on 6 catches.
  • Hurst caught 6 for 57 while running a route on 79% of dropbacks. Still very much in the TE streaming conversation.
  • Samaje Perine delivered in relief for Joe Mixon, rushing 17 times for 58 yards and 1 TD. Also added 7 targets (4-35). 21 total touches. He played 80% of the snaps as a full-blown workhorse. Other Bengals RBs combined for 3 touches. He can be trusted in Week 13 if for some reason Mixon is not ready to return from his concussion. The Bengals’ next two matchups against the Chiefs and Browns are extremely favorable for running backs.
  • Tyler Boyd disappoints again…2 for 16 on 4 targets.
  • Trenton Irwin (76% snap share) operated as the clear-cut WR3 with Ja’Marr Chase sidelined.

Chicago Bears

  • David Montgomery totaled 14 carries for 79 yards (5.6 ypc) and caught 3 passes for 34 yards (4 targets). 62% opportunity share on 68% of the snaps played. He also went 0-3 on his rushing attempts inside the 10-yard line.
  • Darrynton Evans operated as RB2, with 9 carries for 34 yards along with 1 catch for 33 yards. Evans’ workload was surprising. And it was not the case of him getting garbage usage with the second carry for the Bears.
  • Cole Kmet led the Bears with 6 targets but finished with just 3 for 27 despite running a route on 93% of dropbacks.
  • Chase Claypool was second with 5 targets and finished with a team-high 51 receiving yards on 2 catches (51% air yards share, two deep targets) in Week 12. Although he did run a route on 75% of dropbacks -despite missing time addressing an injury on the sideline – which led all Bears WRs.
  • Claypool should see the most increased production with Darnell Mooney likely out for the rest of the season.
  • Mooney was not targeted after leaving with an injury. Justin Fields did not play.

New York Jets

  • Mike White (Kings stay kings). The Jets new quarterback delivered BIG. White went 22-28 for 315 yards and 3 TDs. 11.3 yards per attempt. 79% completion rate. 131.1 passer rating from a clean pocket.
  • Has a great matchup on deck versus the Minnesota Vikings just allowed 382 passing yards and 2 TDs to Mac Jones. Jones earned a 136.4 passer rating from a clean pocket on Thursday night.
  • In fact, White’s schedule for the rest of the season features Minnesota, Buffalo, Detroit, Jacksonville and Seattle, suggesting he can be a ride-or-die fantasy QB streamer.
  • Garrett Wilson benefited the most with White under center catching 5 balls for 85 yards and two TDs (29% target share).
  • Elijah Moore scored on one of his 2 targets. But buyer beware because he still only played 35% of the snaps as the WR3, fewer than Corey Davis (68%). Moore only ran a route on 43% of dropbacks.
  • No other Jet has more than 3 targets besides Wilson: Tyler Conklin (3), Zonovan Knight (3) and C.J. Uzomah (3).
  • Knight (kickoff returner) took over as the lead back after an injury to Michael Carter. He rushed 14 times for 49 yards with 3 catches for 34 yards. Played 48% of the snaps and earned the lone carry inside the 10-yard line.
  • The undrafted rookie Knight burst onto the scene for the NC State Wolfpack as a true freshman, leading the team in rushing yards. Although he improved drastically in PFF grading from his first year to his second (65.4 vs. 84.2), the climb did not continue in this past season. The North Carolina State product posted his worst single-season college dominator rating (13%) after just three rushing touchdowns.
  • With him unable to become the sole owner of the backfield, it makes it easy to project Knight as a committee back in the NFL. He has only one game on his college resume with 20-plus carries. However, he does possess receiving skills, having caught 41 passes the past two seasons. Knight also has a propensity to break tackles, ranking 14th in that category since 2020.
  • Ty Johnson scored on the ground (5 for 62) and was targeted twice. 24% snap share, while running more routes than Knight.
  • James Robinson was a healthy scratch. I’d anticipate a three-headed committee approach if Carter misses an extended time with his sprained ankle.
  • Keep in mind that Jets core special teamer Jeff Smith was out for the Jets in Week 12, which likely forced the Jets to activate Knight who plays on special teams. Robinson doesn’t play special teams, so I’d hardly view this as a situation where Knight has leap-frogged J-Rob on the RB depth chart.

Houston Texans

  • Nico Collins led Texans with 9 targets (24% target share), finishing 6 for 44 while also running the most routes (80%).
  • Jordan Akins was TE1 for the Texans, catching all 5 targets for 61 yards and 1 TD. Also lost a fumble. Still, he’s too fringy to trust with a sub-60% routes run rate.
  • Brandin Cooks: 5-59 on 5 targets. He is the beta to Collins’ alpha status.
  • In full blowout fashion, Dameon Pierce carried the ball 5 times for 8 yards. However, he did see 6 targets (3 for 8) for a 30% target rate.
  • Dare Ogunbowale got the first carry of the game and didn’t touch the ball until the middle of the 3rd quarter when he punched in a goal-line TD down 30-0.

Miami Dolphins

  • Jeff Wilson Jr. came through rushing 13 times for 39 yards with 1 rushing TD. He was also targeted thrice. However, he did go into the locker room at one point with a leg injury. He did return later on and was in with the backups. More importantly, he played all the snaps with the starters before leaving. Volume alone will be needed for him to overcome a tough matchup at the 49ers in Week 13.
  • Myles Gaskin was the next man up with 6 carries for 17 yards without Raheem Mostert active.
  • Tyreek Hill: 6-85 on 9 targets, three of which came in the red zone. But no red-zone TDs.
  • Jaylen Waddle: 5-85 on 10 targets while running a route on 98% of Miami’s dropbacks. Leader in air yards (171).
  • The duo combined for 50% of the team’s target share.
  • Trent Sherfield was the No. 3 pass-catcher. Ran more routes than Mike Gesicki and saw 93 air yards on 5 targets (4 from Tua Tagovailoa).

Denver Broncos

  • Latavius Murray led the Broncos backfield with 13 carries for 92 yards, with 1 catch on 1 target. 78% opportunity share. 65% route participation. 82% snap share. Marlon Mack saw two carries for 7 yards and was targeted once. Murray is the team’s clear bellcow.
  • Kendall Hinton led the Broncos with routes and 9 targets, catching 5 for 35. Courtland Sutton posted 8 targets, hanging 6 for 75. Sutton also earned two red-zone targets but did not score. Same for Hinton.
  • Greg Dulcich with just 2 for 11 on 3 targets on an 80% route participation. He had a TD grab wiped off due to a penalty. Brandon Johnson would eventually score.

Carolina Panthers

  • D’Onta Foreman delivers once again in a positive game script. 24 carries for 113 rushing yards. Could have been even bigger had he scored on one of his 3 carries from inside the 10-yard line.
  • Chuba Hubbard even got more involved with 17 carries for 65 yards. Neither was targeted. Raheem Blackshear saw the 2 RB targets, but Foreman ran the most routes.
  • D.J. Moore has LIFE with Sam Darnold as his quarterback. 4 for 103 receiving yards on a team-high 6 targets (35% target share). Totaled 141 air yards (77%) as Darnold’s only legitimate receiving threat. Three of his catches were on 20-plus air-yard throws.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Big Day for Chris Godwin. 12 for 110 receiving yards on a team-high 13 targets (31% target share).
  • Mike Evans saw 9 targets (21% target share) but caught just two passes for 31 yards. Woof. His 130 air yards were basically just prayer yards. 0-for-3 on his 3 deep targets.
  • Julio Jones also saw three deep targets, finishing with 3 catches for 40 yards on 4 targets.
  • Rachaad White started in place of Leonard Fournette and was the team’s primary RB1. Caught all nine of his targets for 45 yards and added 14 carries for 64 yards. Totaled 23 touches for 109 yards. An elite 85% opportunity share with Ke’Shawn Vaughn seeing just 4 carries for 15 yards. White played 90% of the snaps and ran a route on 76% of dropbacks – third-most on the team.
  • However, not all that glitters is not gold for the rookie. 35 of his 64 yards came on a carry early in the game. In the second half, White rushed for 11 yards on 7 carries versus one of the league’s worst run defenses. Tampa Bay’s OL (now down Tristan Wirfs) cannot run the ball effectively on anyone. The Saints will present a much tougher hurdle in Week 13, making White a cash-in “sell-high” candidate. As will the 49ers in Week 14. I’d be concerned that the team will feature Leonard Fournette to some extent if he returns healthy as they have done similarly with their rookie tight end.
  • Cade Otton did not record a target as he split snaps 52% vs. 51% with Cameron Brate. Neither can be used in any fantasy capacity, especially with the Saints TE-erasing defense up next. Otton ran a route on just 43% of dropbacks.

Cleveland Browns

  • Nick Chubb: 26 carries for 116 yards and 1 TD. 1 target. 82% opportunity share. Kareem Hunt totaled 6 touches for 21 yards. Glorified handcuff.
  • Amari Cooper: Home sweet home. 7 for 94 on 12 targets (33% target share, 51% air yards share).
  • David Njoku made one of the best one-handed TD grabs I’ve seen. Finished with 5 catches for 29 yards on 7 targets, including two red-zone targets and three downfield targets. He played 81% of the snaps and ran a route on 74% of dropbacks. The days of him being a locked-and-loaded fantasy TE1 have returned.
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones flamed out (2 for 16), while rookie David Bell posted another 5-plus target outing (21% target rate per route run). Since the bye week, the Purdue product boasts a 15% target share.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Zay Jones with a MONSTER GAME. 11 catches for 145 yards on a team-high 14 targets. 90% snap share.
  • Christian Kirk with only 4 for 46 on 9 targets. 90% snap share. BUY LOW. The Lions are one of the worst defenses against slot WRs this season, setting the stage for Kirk to post a monster bounce-back game.
  • Big Day for Trevor Lawrence: 321 passing yards and 3 TDs, including a game-winner to Marvin Jones and a two-pointer to Zay Jones.
  • JaMycal Hasty filled in for an injured Travis Etienne, totaling 17 touches for 28 receiving yards and 28 rushing yards. Caught all 5 of his targets, including a 28-score. Will be a high waiver wire target if ETN is out extended time. 77% opportunity share and 3 carries inside the 10-yard line. Although Etienne said he was okay post-game.
  • For that reason, I would be buying low ALL OVER Etienne. He’s posted back-to-back duds with a bye week in between. Plays Lions in Week 13 and plays the Texans in Week 17. Two words. League-winner.
  • Tight end Evan Engram‘s egregious 1-for-4 stat line looks even worse when you consider he played 81% of the snaps.
  • Jamal Agnew reared his ugly head in the red zone. He was targeted 5 times on just 13 routes. 3 of his targets were in the red zone, with one turning into a score.

Baltimore Ravens

  • Gus Edwards back to Ravens RB1? He dominated the touches over other Ravens RBs with an 81% opportunity share and 50% snap share. Gus Bus totaled 16 carries for 52 yards and scored on 1 of his 3 carries from inside the 10-yard line. Justice Hill had 1 carry for 3 yards, Kenyan Drake 2 carries for 2 yards (1 target).
  • Mark Andrews: 4 for 50 on 7 targets, and dropped a sure-fire TD in the end zone. Ran a route on 95% of dropbacks (WR1-esque usage).
  • Josh Oliver second with 6 targets: 4 for 76 and 1 TD with no Isaiah Likely.
  • Demarcus Robinson: 4 targets (2 of 20-plus air yards). 1 catch for 17 yards. Devin Duvernay saw the most WR targets (5), played the most snaps (78%) and had 2 carries. Can’t trust either guy with Denver up next.

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Austin Ekeler led the Chargers with a whopping 15 targets catching 11 for 60 yards. He also rushed just 5 times for 20 yards. Joshua Kelley and Isaiah Spiller split backup duties with 2 carries each. Kelley saw more targets (3).
  • Second in targets was No. 4 WR DeAndre Carter, with 10. Went 7-73-1 on an 80% snap share/83% route participation.
  • Keenan Allen and Josh Palmer each saw 7 targets and caught 5 passes. Allen scored on one of his 3 red-zone targets. Also saw an uptick in route participation (93%). Palmer ran a route on 100% of dropbacks.
  • Gerald Everett only caught 4 of his 4 targets for 18 yards. But hauled in a 2-point conversion to win the game. Only played 58% of the snaps as he split some time with Tre’ McKitty and a few other L.A. tight ends. His 60% route participation has been the standard for him, which keeps him outside the trusted fantasy tight end circle of truth.

Arizona Cardinals

  • Have a day, James Conner. 25 carries for 120 yards along with 3 catches for 20 yards and 1 receiving TD. 28 total touches on an elite 97% snap share, while the other Arizona RBs combined for 3 touches.
  • Marquise Brown made his return to the lineup off the short-term IR and led the team with 8 targets while playing almost every down (97%) in Week 12. Caught 6 balls for 46 yards. His two incompletions were on 20-plus air-yard throws. He also failed to convert either of his two red-zone targets into scores. But he’s healthy, and that means he is back in all fantasy lineups post-Cardinals bye week.
  • DeAndre Hopkins saw fewer targets (6), but caught 4 for 87 and 1 score. Also led the team with 100-plus air yards.
  • Robbie Anderson and Trey McBride each saw 3 targets. Anderson ran fewer routes than A.J. Green. Woof.
  • McBride ran a route on 71% of dropbacks but has yet to inspire any confidence he can command targets in this offense despite decent playing time.

New Orleans Saints

  • Alvin Kamara rushed 7 times for 13 rushing yards, but salvaged a fantasy day with 6 for 37 receiving on 7 targets (23% target share).Taysom Hill (6 for 13 with 2 targets) and Mark Ingram (4 for 10 with 1 target) were both inefficient versus the stout 49ers run defense.
  • Chris Olave led the Saints with 9 targets (5-62, 30% target share). The rookie also commanded two deep targets (zero caught) for a total of 131 air yards.
  • Nobody else saw more than 4 targets (Jarvis Landry).
  • Although Rashid Shaheed turned out the second most routes run ahead of Landry as the Saints WR2.
  • Juwan Johnson‘s tight end usage has slipped in recent weeks, due to the return of Adam Trautman. Just a 53% route participation in Week 12. And even though he was close to another TD score – literally hit him in the face – he is becoming riskier to rely on every week.

San Francisco 49ers

  • Brandon Aiyuk remains WR1 in SF. Team-leading 8 targets for 5 catches and 65 receiving yards (22% target share, 3 deep targets) while playing nearly every down (97%).
  • Jauan Jennings was second with 7 targets (2 red-zone), catching 6 for 49 and 1 TD (41% snap share, 61% route participation).
  • Deebo Samuel also earned 7 targets but caught only 3 for 43 yards. Also, totaled 2 carries for 0 yards.
  • Christian McCaffrey finally out-rushed Elijah Mitchell in carries (11 vs. 7) because the latter left with an injury. CMC added four for 17 as a receiver on 6 targets, vs. Mitchell’s two targets. Mitchell also still rushed for more yards (35 vs. 32).
  • CMC did see two carries inside the 10-yard line but did not score. Also was apparently dealing with a knee injury throughout the game, so keep tabs on that throughout the week. Jordan Mason is more of a special teams player, so add Tyrion Davis-Price if possible.
  • TDP has 14 carries back in Week 2 before missing time with an injury.

Los Angeles Rams

  • Tyler Higbee did not record a target, playing 59% of the snaps in Week 12. He ran a route on just 38% of dropbacks. Absolutely horrific. Drop him across all formats.
  • Rookie Kyren Williams led the Rams backfield in carries (11 for 35), targets (3 for 3 and 25 receiving yards) and snaps (70%) over Cam Akers for a second straight week. Akers went 8 for 37 as a rusher with zero targets (30% snap share).
  • Williams also ran a route on 72% of the dropbacks – second most on the team. Buy the rookie as the Rams RB1 with a juicy matchup on deck versus the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Van Jefferson led the Rams with 7 targets. Caught 3 for 29 yards and scored while playing 87% of the snaps. He also ran the most routes (97%) and looks to be the Rams WR1 rest of season with Allen Robinson out for the year.
  • After Jefferson, the Rams WR went Ben Skowronek, Lance McCutcheon, Tutu Atwell and Brandon Powell in terms of routes run.

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Isiah Pacheco‘s run as the Chiefs RB1 continues. 22 carries for 69 yards and 1 TD. Also added a catch for 17 yards and totaled a whopping 7 carries inside the 10-yard line. Red-zone usage that you love to see. KC boasts the No. 2 playoff schedule for RBs. Texans, Seahawks and Broncos. Wheels up for Pacheco.
  • Jerick McKinnon saw more work as a receiver (6 targets) but had zero carries. Ronald Jones compiled just 5 touches.
  • Rookie Skyy Moore led the team with 5 receptions for 36 yards (6 targets). JuJu Smith-Schuster had just 3 catches for 38 yards on 3 targets. Moore played a higher snap share than Smith-Schuster (46% vs. 38%). But JuJu ran more routes (46% vs. 33%) which puts a slight damper on Moore’s breakout potential the rest of the season.
  • However, over the last two weeks, the rookie boasts a 39% target rate per route run. 12 targets on just 31 routes run primarily out of the slot. Good things happen to WRs that command targets at a high rate.
  • Justin Watson led all Chiefs WRs in snaps played (84%) and routes run (78%).

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Josh Jacobs GOD mode. 33 carries for 229 yards (86-yard TD) and two rushing TDs. 6 for 75 as a receiver on 7 targets. 83% opportunity share.
  • Zamir White came in for 2 carries only when Jacobs got tired. Ameer Abdullah saw 3 targets, catching 3 for 39 and 1 TD.
  • Davante Adams: 7-71 on team-high 11 targets (31%).
  • Mack Hollins: 4-63-1 on 5 targets (100% route participation).
  • Foster Moreau also earned 7 targets, but only caught 3 for 33 yards while running a route on 90% of dropbacks. But at least he scored! Chase those routes!

Seattle Seahawks

  • DK Metcalf ended with a 41% target share (15) catching 11 for 90 yards. Also saw four red-zone targets but did not score. Tyler Lockett saw less volume (7 targets) but went 3-68-1.
  • Kenneth Walker totaled 15 touches (1 catch, 14 rushes for 26 yards) but scored two rushing TDs. Still handled 75% of the backfield opportunities.
  • Will Dissly ran more routes and played more snaps than Noah Fant. This continues the trend of these two cannibalizing each other’s fantasy upside.

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Miles Sanders runs wild. The Eagles RB1 rushed 21 times for 143 rushing yards and two TDs on Sunday night football, gashing the Packers run defense. He totaled 24 touches with 3 receptions for 17 yards en route to a 67% opportunity share.
  • Boston Scott (3) and Kenneth Gainwell (8) combined for 11 carries and 1 target. Gainwell scored from inside the 4-yard line – one of three carries he had from inside the 10-yard line – but Sanders scored from inside the 2-yard line later on in the second quarter. This is concerning for Sanders because he busts more often than not when he doesn’t score. Not to mention he has a tough matchup versus the Titans in Week 13. Simply put: Sell high.
  • For the second straight week, DeVonta Smith posted the team’s highest target share (36%) in the absence of Dallas Goedert. Caught 4 of 9 targets for 50 yards but did not score despite 3 red-zone targets.
  • A.J. Brown was second in targets (6), catching 4-46-1. The 2nd straight week when Smith/Brown combined for 60%-plus of the team’s targets.
  • No. 3 WR Quez Watkins also scored for the second straight week on 5 targets, while playing 82% of the snaps.
  • Tight end Jack Stoll played 80% of the snaps and was not targeted. Ran a route on 63% of dropbacks.

Green Bay Packers

  • Christian Watson led the Packers in targets (6, 24%), catching four for 110 receiving yards and one TD. His 63-yard TD came from No. 2 quarterback Jordan Love, who targeted him thrice on his nine pass attempts (33% target share).
  • The rookie owns a 25% target share over his last 3 games since he became a full-time starter.
  • 2 of Allen Lazard‘s 3 targets also came from Love. Lazard finished with just 2 catches for 24 yards despite playing 100% of the snaps and running a route on 96% of dropbacks.
  • Aaron Jones finished with the most carries (12 for 43), but A.J. Dillon stole the show on the ground. Dillon rushed 8 times for 64 yards and 1 TD. Both RBs also caught 3 of their 4 targets. All in all, Jones posted a 57% opportunity share to Dillon’s 43% opportunity share – by far their closest gap in usage over the last several weeks.
  • Robert Tonyan: 3 for 20 on 3 targets. Played just a 51% snap share and ran a route on fewer than 70% of dropbacks. He’s not a viable fantasy tight end by any means.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Najee Harris went down at the end of the second quarter and did not return to the game due to a abdominal injury. At the start of the second half, Anthony McFarland Jr. got the first crack at RB duties (2 carries for 9 yards), but then it was mostly Benny Snell taking over.
  • Snell totaled 8 carries for 36 yards and 1 TD in the second half alone and saw 1 target. Factoring in his first-half usage (4 for 26), he saw the highest opportunity share among Steelers running backs (41%) in Week 12. He would be the waiver wire target if Harris and/or Jaylen Warren are not available in Week 13.
  • Diontae Johnson dominated the targets (8, 28%) as he tends to do, but posted just 5 catches for 49 yards. George Pickens (21% target share) had more yardage on just 3 catches (57 yards). Steven Sims ran as the WR3 (41% route participation).
  • Tight end Pat Freiermuth was also relatively quiet, but still ran a route on 79% of the dropbacks. Just missed on a end-zone target early on Monday night.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Jonathan Taylor controlled the Colts backfield with an 83% opportunity share on a 92% snap share. Totaled 23 touches for just under 100 yards from scrimmage. He also ran a route on 82% of dropbacks (elite) and scored a rushing TD.
  • Since Week 10, JT HAS 72 touches for 355 yards. Other Colts RBs have tallied 12 touches for 41 yards.
  • Michael Pittman Jr. was alpha as ever — 100% route participation, 34% target share — catching 7 of 11 targets for 61 yards and 1 TD. Both Parris Campbell (90% route participation) and Alec Pierce (0 catches on two targets) were non-factors.
  • But the big surprise on Monday night was rookie tight end Jelani Woods. He played ahead of Mo Alie-Cox, running a route on 69% of the dropbacks. Woods earned a 28% target share and caught 8-of-9 targets for a team-high 98 receiving yards.
  • However, don’t get too carried away with Woods’ big night as the Colts other tight end Kylen Granson was inactive and likely caused the spike in usage.

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