Targets are paramount when it comes to evaluating pass-catchers for fantasy football. There are no receiving yards, touchdowns, or receptions without a target. We want the players on our rosters in fantasy football who will earn these targets because targets are the most important thing to look at when trying to separate one pass-catcher from another on a base level. Sure, the player that earned 160 targets may be a better fantasy option than the player who earned 110, but that doesn’t take into account the offenses these players are in, the target share percentages on their particular team, how deep down the field these targets were earned, and so on. Each week, we’ll take a weekly team-by-team look into these target earners and separate the wheat from the chaff. 

We're through 13 weeks of the NFL season and the last set of bye weeks are this week for next week’s target report. We'll go through some team and player usage tendencies. Before we get into the Target Report for Week 13, let's dive into a legend of terms we'll be referencing:






Passes thrown in the direction of a receiver, whether intended or not.


Passes caught by a pass-catcher.

Rec. Yards

Yards gained by a reception by the pass-catcher.


Receiving touchdowns.

Air Yards

 Yards a thrown ball travels before it reaches the pass-catcher; on complete or incomplete passes. This statistic is significant for determining the quarterback and coaching staff's predictive value in an offense and their intent.

Air Yards Team Share %

A pass-catcher has a percentage share of air yards on their team in a given week.

Route %

Percentage of routes a pass-catcher runs on a pass play per dropback on their team.

Snap %

Percentage of snaps a pass-catcher plays on an offensive series on their team.

Target Share %

Percentage of targets a pass-catcher receives in a given week on their team.


A metric that measures how often a receiver is targeted when they are running a route. A higher % means that player is better at earning targets when he's on the field. A low raw route number or low route % coupled with a high TPRR % means that the pass-catcher is efficient at earning targets and could be in line for more routes depending on the team situation.


A metric that contextualizes the efficiency of a pass-catcher with how many receiving yards per route run. A much better metric than yards per reception.


aDOT is "average depth of target", and is the average depth of all targets caught or incomplete by a targeted pass-catcher.


RACR is a ratio dividing receiving yards by total air yards. It measures how many receiving yards a player creates for every air yard thrown at him. The percentage of a team's air yards that a player commands based on his average depth of target and volume of targets. Most RACR numbers for running backs skew wildly by the nature of the running back position that rarely earns air yards.


WOPR is a weighted average that incorporates a player's share of team targets and share of team air yards.


Bye Weeks:

Week 8Chiefs, Chargers

Week 9: Browns, Cowboys, Broncos, Giants, Steelers, 49ers

Week 10: Ravens, Bengals, Patriots, Jets

Week 11: Jaguars, Dolphins, Seahawks, Buccaneers

Week 12: No byes!

Week 13: Cardinals, Panthers

Week 14: Falcons, Bears, Packers, Colts, Saints, Commanders



Start Your Studs: Players you should be starting in all formats, regardless of matchup. Use your judgment in shallower leagues where players who are typically startable are plentiful.

Keep Them Rostered: Players that should be rostered in all formats assuming 12-team leagues with six-player benches. League size designations or other designations (bench stash, etc.) will be in parenthesis next to players for deeper leagues. As always, this is a general recommendation; depending on your league, use your best judgment.

Example: Quez Watkins (deeper 12 and 14 team), Samaje Perine (bench stash).

Dump ‘Em: Players that you should be dropping from your rosters. Use your judgment in deeper leagues where players with usefulness on waivers aren’t as plentiful.

NFL Week 13 Target Report

Arizona Cardinals

On bye in Week 13.

Week 13 Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: DeAndre Hopkins, James Conner, Marquise Brown, Kyler Murray

Keep Them Rostered: Rondale Moore (when healthy), Greg Dortch (when healthy and if Rondale Moore remains out), Trey McBride (deep 12 & 14 team), Keaontay Ingram (deep 12 & 14 team)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Atlanta Falcons

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Drake LondonWR12695017646.6%88.0%87.0%50.0%54.5%4.3214.71.0760.540
Olamide ZaccheausWR5213010327.2%88.0%87.0%20.8%22.7%0.5920.60.5030.126
Anthony FirkserTE22240195.0%48.0%25.9%8.3%16.7%
KhaDarel HodgeWR20006517.2%8.0%11.1%8.3%100.0%0.0032.50.2450.000
Parker HesseTE1116051.3%20.0%63.0%4.2%20.0%
Damiere ByrdWR1112082.1%48.0%35.2%4.2%8.3%
MyCole PruittTE117120.5%20.0%50.0%4.2%20.0%1.402.00.0663.500
Tyler AllgeierRB000000.0%48.0%51.9%0.0%0.0%
Cordarrelle PattersonWR000000.0%44.0%46.3%0.0%0.0%
Keith SmithFB000000.0%4.0%27.8%0.0%0.0%
Caleb HuntleyRB000000.0%0.0%9.3%0.0%0.0%

Same old story with those Atlanta Falcons — run, run, run to their own detriment. But wait, we have a pulse with Drake London! Has it gotten so bad with Kyle Pitts gone that the Falcons decided to consolidate some targets to London (6-95, 12 targets), their top draft pick in 2022?

London was excellent, but the worst part about it is that you only started him in fantasy football if you were desperate despite the Steelers being one of the worst pass defenses in football against the wide receiver position. THAT is how bad the passing game has been for the Falcons — when we can’t even take advantage of good matchups because of the putrid offensive environment for their wide receivers and tight ends.

No other Falcons had more than two receptions, and only one (Olamide Zaccheaus) had more than two targets.


Week 13 Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: LOL

Keep Them Rostered: Drake LondonCordarrelle PattersonTyler AllgeierMarcus Mariota (14 team)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Baltimore Ravens

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Demarcus RobinsonWR874105122.1%83.3%76.4%22.2%20.0%
Mark AndrewsTE745307331.6%89.6%84.7%19.4%16.3%1.2310.40.5130.726
Devin DuvernayWR663402510.8%95.8%94.4%16.7%13.0%0.744.20.3261.360
Isaiah LikelyTE44300208.7%31.3%26.4%11.1%26.7%
Kenyan DrakeRB321702912.6%31.3%47.2%8.3%20.0%
DeSean JacksonWR321003916.9%41.7%34.7%8.3%15.0%0.5013.00.2430.256
James ProcheWR229041.7%18.8%18.1%5.6%22.2%
Justice HillRB2240-10-4.3%22.9%23.6%5.6%18.2%0.36-5.00.053-0.400
Patrick RicardFB110000.0%14.6%34.7%2.8%14.3%
Josh OliverTE000000.0%14.6%33.3%0.0%0.0%
Gus EdwardsRB000000.0%14.6%23.6%0.0%0.0%

Lamar Jackson left this game with a knee injury and Tyler Huntley had to come in and right the ship for the Ravens. To be fair, even with Jackson, the ship is still steering a bit sideways, but Huntley did his best to at least dink and dunk his way to a victory in a game no passing touchdowns were scored. 

Awesome. (Probably sarcasm.)

Targets were spread out amongst a bunch of pass catchers, but Demarcus Robinson (7-41, eight targets, 83% routes) and Mark Andrews (4-53, seven targets) led the way for Baltimore. Can we get the vintage Andrews that Huntley peppered with targets to round last season? Andrews has been underwhelming despite posting three straight top-12 performances, but I sure hope so. He needs it. 


Week 13 Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Mark Andrews, Lamar Jackson (when healthy)

Keep Them Rostered: Demarcus Robinson (deeper 12 and 14 team), Kenyan Drake

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Buffalo Bills

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Stefon DiggsWR9792113851.7%86.5%73.3%27.3%28.1%2.8815.30.7710.667
Gabe DavisWR721519636.0%89.2%81.3%21.2%21.2%0.4513.70.5700.156
James CookRB6641031.1%40.5%42.7%18.2%40.0%2.730.50.28113.667
Isaiah McKenzieWR55440217.9%70.3%52.0%15.2%19.2%1.694.20.2822.095
Nyheim HinesRB21210134.9%27.0%30.7%6.1%20.0%
Devin SingletaryRB2000-6-2.2%35.1%44.0%6.1%15.4%0.00-3.00.0750.000
Khalil ShakirWR1110041.5%16.2%21.3%3.0%16.7%1.674.00.0562.500
Dawson KnoxTE1000-2-0.7%89.2%84.0%3.0%3.0%0.00-2.00.0400.000
Tommy SweeneyTE000000.0%13.5%29.3%0.0%0.0%
John BrownWR000000.0%10.8%16.0%0.0%0.0%
Reggie GilliamFB000000.0%0.0%6.7%0.0%0.0%

The Bills stayed the Bills and even if they only scored 24 points, there was a lot of goodness to be had. 

Stefon Diggs is #good. No surprise there.

Even when scoring a touchdown and earning seven targets, if you started Gabe Davis, you were a bit disappointed. We went through this as our generation’s Mack Hollins, but Davis (2-15-1, seven targets) is just what he is at this point: a boom-or-bust WR3 with high peaks and low valleys.

James Cook (6-41, six targets) was much more involved in the offense this week and more often than he has the entire season. Cook ran a season-high share of both routes (41%) and snaps (43%) and earned six targets, cutting away more work from Devin Singletary (2 targets, no catches) and putting a little more ambiguity into this backfield.


Week 13 Buffalo Bills Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Stefon DiggsJosh Allen

Keep Them Rostered: Gabe DavisIsaiah McKenzie, Devin Singletary, James CookDawson Knox (deeper 12 team and 14 team)

Dump ‘Em: N/A

Carolina Panthers

On bye in Week 13.

Week 13 Carolina Panthers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Yikes.

Keep Them Rostered: DJ Moore, D’Onta ForemanTerrace Marshall (deep 12 & 14 team), Chuba Hubbard (deep 12 & 14 team)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Chicago Bears

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Cole KmetTE767205922.7%96.4%100.0%28.0%25.9%2.678.40.5791.220
Chase ClaypoolWR65280259.6%82.1%63.5%24.0%26.1%
David MontgomeryRB546041.5%67.9%76.9%20.0%26.3%0.320.80.3111.500
Equanimeous St. BrownWR438508733.5%67.9%57.7%16.0%21.1%4.4721.80.4740.977
Dante PettisWR211403613.8%78.6%65.4%8.0%9.1%0.6418.00.2170.389
N'Keal HarryWR114904918.8%10.7%9.6%4.0%33.3%16.3349.00.1921.000
Byron PringleWR000000.0%35.7%38.5%0.0%0.0%
Ryan GriffinTE000000.0%21.4%30.8%0.0%0.0%
Darrynton EvansRB000000.0%25.0%25.0%0.0%0.0%
Velus JonesWR000000.0%7.1%23.1%0.0%0.0%
Trevon WescoTE000000.0%0.0%3.8%0.0%0.0%
Trestan EbnerRB000000.0%0.0%1.9%0.0%0.0%

The Bears were split evenly with their run and pass, but while Justin Fields didn’t throw a touchdown pass (but connected on 40+-yard deep shots to Equanimeous St. Brown and N’Keal Harry), he still put up a solid effort on the ground with 71 rushing yards and a touchdown in Week 13.

Darnell MooneyChase Claypool (5-28, six targets, 82% routes — most as a Bear), and Cole Kmet (6-72, seven targets, 96% routes) are only part of the equation in Chicago; they’re going to need to get an offensive line and potentially another pass-catcher. But Fields has the tools to succeed and he’s great as a standalone option.


Week 13 Chicago Bears Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Justin Fields

Keep Them Rostered: David MontgomeryCole KmetChase Claypool

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Cincinnati Bengals

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Ja'Marr ChaseWR879706729.0%91.7%81.9%25.8%24.2%2.948.40.5901.448
Samaje PerineRB76490-11-4.8%50.0%83.3%22.6%38.9%2.72-1.60.305-4.455
Tyler BoydWR546006226.8%94.4%86.1%16.1%14.7%1.7612.40.4300.968
Tee HigginsWR533514619.9%97.2%93.1%16.1%14.3%
Hayden HurstTE321204318.6%16.7%12.5%9.7%50.0%2.0014.30.2750.279
Mitchell WilcoxTE11130135.6%63.9%72.2%3.2%4.3%0.5713.00.0881.000
Trenton IrwinWR1112083.5%5.6%12.5%3.2%50.0%
Chris EvansRB118131.3%5.6%2.8%3.2%50.0%
Devin AsiasiTE000000.0%22.2%25.0%0.0%0.0%
Trayveon WilliamsRB000000.0%13.9%15.3%0.0%0.0%
Stanley MorganWR000000.0%5.6%8.3%0.0%0.0%
Trent TaylorWR000000.0%2.8%6.9%0.0%0.0%

The big-brained Bengals decided to completely erase Travis Kelce and in turn, beat the Chiefs for the third time this calendar year. Without Joe Mixon, the Bengals rode Samaje Perine (6-49, seven targets, 50% routes; 21 carries, 106 yards) and he looked better than Mixon has this season, full stop.

Tight end Hayden Hurst left the game early on (19% of routes) with a calf injury and it’s one that’s severe enough to already be ruled out for Week 14. Of course, we always talk about consolidation of targets for the Bengals, so while the team did bring in former Giant Tanner Hudson to likely get some receiving work since that’s not what likely starter Mitchell Wilcox does, it’s great for the stud receivers there to get more of the consolidation.

Ja’Marr ChaseTee Higginsand Tyler Boyd saw 58% of the team’s targets and 90% routes per dropback or better in Week 13. Chase (7-97, eight targets) looked all the way back, Higgins (3-35-1, five targets) chipped in with a touchdown, and Boyd (4-60, five targets) was perfectly fine.


Week 13 Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Ja’Marr Chase, Tee HigginsJoe Burrow, Joe Mixon (when healthy)

Keep Them Rostered: Samaje Perine (likely more work coming with Mixon back, at worst a priority handcuff/contingent play), Tyler Boyd

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Cleveland Browns

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Amari CooperWR944008256.9%100.0%81.0%42.9%37.5%1.679.11.0410.488
Donovan Peoples-JonesWR334402416.7%95.8%95.2%14.3%13.0%1.918.00.3311.833
Kareem HuntRB321801812.5%54.2%38.1%14.3%23.1%1.386.00.3021.000
Anthony SchwartzWR1112053.5%4.2%7.9%4.8%100.0%
Pharaoh BrownTE11110-1-0.7%37.5%63.5%4.8%11.1%1.22-1.00.067-11.000
Harrison BryantTE116000.0%66.7%57.1%4.8%6.3%0.380.00.0710.000
Nick ChubbRB100032.1%41.7%50.8%4.8%10.0%
Demetric FeltonRB100074.9%66.7%60.3%4.8%6.3%
David BellWR100064.2%8.3%4.8%4.8%50.0%
Jerome FordRB000000.0%0.0%11.1%0.0%0.0%

You could really tell that Deshaun Watson hadn’t played football in two years, but the Browns were so run-heavy (-17% PROE, second-lowest of Week 13) and facing a terrible Texans team, so it really doesn’t matter.

With only 131 receiving yards and zero touchdowns to go around for the pass-catchers, it was mediocrity across the board. Even Amari Cooper (4-40, 100% route participation) wasn’t immune, despite earning a team-high nine targets.

You have to figure that as Watson gets more comfortable getting back into practice routines and weekly game action, the passing game efficiency and production will follow. Until then? It only makes Cooper a startable option heading into these high-leverage fantasy playoff weeks.


Week 13 Cleveland Browns Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Amari CooperNick ChubbDavid Njoku (when healthy)

Keep Them Rostered: Deshaun WatsonDonovan Peoples-JonesKareem Hunt

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Dallas Cowboys

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
CeeDee LambWR757115325.6%90.3%72.1%23.3%25.0%2.547.60.5291.340
Michael GallupWR742327033.8%83.9%66.2%23.3%26.9%0.8810.00.5870.329
Dalton SchultzTE623307033.8%90.3%72.1%20.0%21.4%1.1811.70.5370.471
Tony PollardRB3215062.9%45.2%41.2%10.0%21.4%
Ezekiel ElliottRB3314021.0%48.4%55.9%10.0%20.0%0.930.70.1577.000
Noah BrownWR22150125.8%90.3%79.4%6.7%7.1%0.546.00.1411.250
Jake FergusonTE22-10-6-2.9%19.4%47.1%6.7%33.3%-0.17-3.00.0800.167
Peyton HendershotTE000000.0%9.7%22.1%0.0%0.0%
Jalen TolbertWR000000.0%9.7%17.6%0.0%0.0%
Sean McKeonTE000000.0%0.0%14.7%0.0%0.0%
KaVontae TurpinWR000000.0%0.0%7.4%0.0%0.0%
Malik DavisRB000000.0%0.0%4.4%0.0%0.0%

Well, it WAS 21-19 Cowboys in the fourth quarter, and then Dallas hung 33 points (almost the equivalent of the Denver Broncos offensive output (35) in Weeks 11-13) on the Colts. Yikes.

The Cowboys didn’t need to pass too much, but when they did, 66% of the targets went to one of CeeDee Lamb (5-71-1, seven targets), Michael Gallup (4-23-2, seven targets), or Dalton Schultz (2-33, six targets). All three had routes per dropback of at least 84% and both Lamb (1) and Gallup caught touchdowns.

Dallas will stay skewed towards the run more often than not (-6.2% PROE) as they are typically in the bottom half of the weekly PROE leaders but are able to have spikes in their passing game production thanks to Dak Prescott in addition to their passing-game efficiency and accompanied run game.


Week 13 Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, Tony Pollard, Ezekiel Elliott, Dalton Schultz

Keep Them Rostered: Michael Gallup

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Denver Broncos

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Greg DulcichTE868509142.1%80.8%71.7%38.1%38.1%4.0511.40.8660.934
Jerry JeudyWR446506228.7%38.5%37.7%19.0%40.0%6.5015.50.4871.048
Latavius MurrayRB44140-9-4.2%50.0%67.9%19.0%30.8%1.08-2.30.257-1.556
Kendall HintonWR1111094.2%80.8%77.4%4.8%4.8%0.529.00.1011.222
Mike BooneRB118052.3%15.4%22.6%4.8%25.0%
Marlon MackRB116041.9%7.7%9.4%4.8%50.0%
Courtland SuttonWR1000115.1%38.5%43.4%4.8%10.0%0.0011.00.1070.000
Montrell WashingtonWR10004319.9%15.4%15.1%4.8%25.0%0.0043.00.2110.000
Eric TomlinsonTE000000.0%23.1%50.9%0.0%0.0%
Eric SaubertTE000000.0%38.5%49.1%0.0%0.0%
Brandon JohnsonWR000000.0%53.8%47.2%0.0%0.0%
Jalen VirgilWR000000.0%11.5%7.5%0.0%0.0%

Denver has been the lowest-scoring offense in the league with just 13.8 actual points per game this season, but we’re always looking for that breakout game. We’re through 12 weeks here and let’s just be honest — it ain’t coming.

All Denver could muster was three field goals and Courtland Sutton (one target, 39% routes) left the game early with a hamstring injury that head coach Nathaniel Hackett is already saying "It’s not looking good for this week for him” in regards to Sutton’s Week 14 availability.

Shouldering the load for the Broncos in the receiving game was tight end Greg Dulcich (6-85, eight targets, 81% routes), who bounced back with strong production on excellent metrics (4.05 YPRR, 0.86 WOPR). Jerry Jeudy (4-65, four targets) also chipped in. 

We see the weapons and think it could be so much better, but we get sucked into the Denver Broncos' cone of influence. This is who they are… and it’s #not good.


Week 13 Denver Broncos Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Courtland Sutton (I’m a glutton for punishment)

Keep Them Rostered: Jerry Jeudy, Greg DulcichLatavius MurrayRussell Wilson (deeper 12 and 14 team)

Dump ‘Em: If you need to dump Russell Wilson, I get it completely. He only has EIGHT passing touchdowns on the season.


Detroit Lions

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Amon-Ra St. BrownWR121111427633.3%90.7%86.8%30.8%30.8%2.926.30.6951.500
D.J. CharkWR6598010847.4%95.3%84.2%15.4%14.6%2.3918.00.5620.907
D'Andre SwiftRB64490-8-3.5%51.2%51.3%15.4%27.3%2.23-1.30.206-6.125
Justin JacksonRB53190-4-1.8%23.3%21.1%12.8%50.0%1.90-0.80.180-4.750
Josh ReynoldsWR43190187.9%76.7%78.9%10.3%12.1%0.584.50.2091.056
Brock WrightTE2225020.9%25.6%46.1%5.1%18.2%
Kalif RaymondWR22120104.4%20.9%17.1%5.1%22.2%1.335.00.1081.200
Shane ZylstraTE114041.8%27.9%30.3%2.6%8.3%0.334.00.0511.000
Jameson WilliamsWR1000229.6%4.7%10.5%2.6%50.0%0.0022.00.1060.000
Jamaal WilliamsRB000000.0%20.9%30.3%0.0%0.0%
James MitchellTE000000.0%27.9%28.9%0.0%0.0%
Jason CabindaFB000000.0%4.7%9.2%0.0%0.0%

Amon-Ra St. Brown (11-114-2, 12 targets) is a menace. So #good.

The Lions blew the doors off of the Jaguars in the D.J. Chark (5-98, six targets, 95% routes) revenge game. Josh Reynolds (3-19, four targets, 77% routes) was the only other Lion to run a moderately capable routes percentage, but with St. Brown and Chark’s great days, the lack of production is expected now that he’s shuffled down the pecking order.

D’Andre Swift is back in our good graces after getting back to pre-injury levels of routes and snaps at 51% for both — compared to Jamaal Williams’ 20% routes and 30% snaps. Swift is a sight for sore eyes and it couldn’t have come at a better time for fantasy managers who stuck with him.

Jameson Williams only played eight snaps and two routes but earned a 22-yard target that he didn’t come down with. We’re still stashing if you have the room.


Week 13 Detroit Lions Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: D’Andre Swift, Amon-Ra St. Brown

Keep Them Rostered: Jamaal Williams, D.J. CharkJared Goff, Jameson Williams (stash still)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Green Bay Packers

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Allen LazardWR656707526.4%96.9%93.9%20.7%19.4%2.1612.50.4950.893
Christian WatsonWR6348112042.3%93.8%92.4%20.7%20.0%1.6020.00.6060.400
Aaron JonesRB55240-11-3.9%34.4%37.9%17.2%45.5%2.18-2.20.232-2.182
Randall CobbWR40006221.8%40.6%50.0%13.8%30.8%0.0015.50.3600.000
AJ DillonRB3326051.8%62.5%68.2%10.3%15.0%1.301.70.1675.200
Robert TonyanTE21100186.3%56.3%51.5%6.9%11.1%0.569.00.1480.556
Samori ToureWR117041.4%28.1%18.2%3.4%11.1%0.784.00.0621.750
Marcedes LewisTE100062.1%21.9%42.4%3.4%14.3%
Josiah DeguaraTE100051.8%18.8%15.2%3.4%16.7%
Sammy WatkinsWR000000.0%9.4%10.6%0.0%0.0%
Tyler DavisTE000000.0%0.0%10.6%0.0%0.0%
Patrick TaylorRB000000.0%6.3%9.1%0.0%0.0%

Even in victory, the Packers were content to play down to the Bears’ talent — a damning shot to the coaching if there ever was one. Still, #RegressionSzn doesn’t apply to Christian Watson (3-48-1, six targets; 46-yard rushing touchdown) as while he ONLY caught one touchdown pass, he took a 46-yard jet motion handoff for another score.

Watson is a bit unfair at this point and needs to be started across the board. What a cheat code.

Besides the greatest player to ever wear #9 for the Packers, targets were pretty spread out with Allen Lazard (5-67, six targets) and Aaron Jones (5-24, five targets, only 34% routes) leading the way outside of Watson.

Jones was a bit banged up and only played a handful of snaps in the second half, which led to AJ Dillon (3-26, three targets; 93 rushing yards and a touchdown) getting a lot more run than he’s typically gotten in 2022.


Week 13 Green Bay Packers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Christian Watson, Aaron Jones

Keep Them Rostered: Allen LazardAaron Rodgers, AJ Dillon

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Houston Texans

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Nico CollinsWR10335117359.9%71.8%72.3%27.0%35.7%1.2517.30.8240.202
Jordan AkinsTE63210124.2%61.5%52.3%16.2%25.0%0.882.00.2721.750
Brevin JordanTE54460258.7%30.8%36.9%13.5%41.7%3.835.00.2631.840
Chris MooreWR33460206.9%48.7%55.4%8.1%15.8%2.426.70.1702.300
Dameon PierceRB3322010.3%48.7%72.3%8.1%15.8%
Phillip DorsettWR32180175.9%79.5%70.8%8.1%9.7%0.585.70.1631.059
Dare OgunbowaleRB32130-9-3.1%23.1%21.5%8.1%33.3%1.44-3.00.100-1.444
Teagan QuitorianoTE30005017.3%46.2%70.8%8.1%16.7%0.0016.70.2430.000
Troy HairstonFB100000.0%7.7%10.8%2.7%33.3%
Amari RodgersWR000000.0%25.6%26.2%0.0%0.0%
Eno BenjaminRB000000.0%7.7%26.2%0.0%0.0%

You’re lucky if you can squeeze any blood from this stone in a given week, but if you tossed Nico Collins (3-35-1, 10 targets, 72% routes) into your lineups, you were disappointed… until he caught a touchdown. He was wildly inefficient, as is the case for the Texans’ pass-catchers no matter who the quarterback is, but at least the day was salvaged to a degree.

With no Brandin Cooks in Week 13, it was your typical assortment of misfit pass-catching toys trying to patch together an NFL offense and get through the season. There’s nobody we’re paying serious attention to for the rest of the season.


Week 13 Houston Texans Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Dameon Pierce

Keep Them Rostered: Nico Collins, Brandin Cooks (when healthy)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Indianapolis Colts

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Alec PierceWR8486110849.3%75.0%70.8%22.9%26.7%2.8713.50.6880.796
Kylen GransonTE641904319.6%55.0%56.9%17.1%27.3%0.867.20.3950.442
Parris CampbellWR544302611.9%80.0%77.8%14.3%15.6%1.345.20.2971.654
Jelani WoodsTE422802812.8%27.5%20.8%11.4%36.4%2.557.00.2611.000
Jonathan TaylorRB43210-15-6.8%67.5%81.9%11.4%14.8%0.78-3.80.123-1.400
Michael PittmanWR42160209.1%100.0%93.1%11.4%10.0%0.405.00.2350.800
Ashton DulinWR21141167.3%25.0%27.8%5.7%20.0%1.408.00.1370.875
Mo Alie-CoxTE1160-3-1.4%25.0%43.1%2.9%10.0%0.60-3.00.033-2.000
Deon JacksonRB1000-4-1.8%10.0%11.1%2.9%25.0%0.00-4.00.0300.000
Mike StrachanWR000000.0%5.0%8.3%0.0%0.0%
Zack MossRB000000.0%2.5%6.9%0.0%0.0%

Here’s the thing with the Colts' offense: there’s usually one bankable performance each week in the passing game, and it’s more often than not from Michael Pittman. Pittman (2-16, four targets) disappointed greatly in Week 13, but the production came mostly from Alec Pierce (4-86-1, eight targets, 75% routes), who caught his touchdown thanks to a trademark interception attempt by Trevon Diggs that failed.

Pierce was the one target for Matt Ryan’s helium lobs, as he comprised roughly half (49%) of the team’s air yards on the night. There’s a reason Ryan was initially benched, and it’s not because he’s a super great quarterback.

With Kylen Granson (4-19, six targets, 55% routes) inactive for Week 12, Jelani Woods (2-28, four targets, just 28% routes) was able to have a monster game with minimal competition. With Woods taking a dip in routes in Week 13, it shows he’s clearly behind Granson in the pecking order.


Week 13 Indianapolis Colts Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman

Keep Them Rostered: Parris Campbell (deep 12 and 14 team leagues), Alec Pierce (14 team leagues)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Jacksonville Jaguars

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Christian KirkWR8610408933.7%84.6%85.7%24.2%24.2%3.1511.10.6001.169
Evan EngramTE753013111.7%82.1%76.8%21.2%21.9%0.944.40.4000.968
Zay JonesWR721604918.6%84.6%82.1%21.2%21.2%0.487.00.4480.327
Marvin JonesWR411708030.3%71.8%67.9%12.1%14.3%0.6120.00.3940.213
Travis EtienneRB33120-8-3.0%66.7%87.5%9.1%11.5%0.46-2.70.115-1.500
Luke FarrellTE113031.1%7.7%10.7%3.0%33.3%
Tim JonesWR113031.1%17.9%19.6%3.0%14.3%0.433.00.0531.000
Chris ManhertzTE1000134.9%15.4%26.8%3.0%16.7%0.0013.00.0800.000
Jamal AgnewWR100041.5%15.4%16.1%3.0%16.7%
Dan ArnoldTE000000.0%15.4%14.3%0.0%0.0%
Snoop ConnerRB000000.0%7.7%7.1%0.0%0.0%
JaMycal HastyRB000000.0%5.1%5.4%0.0%0.0%

The Jaguars were thoroughly embarrassed by a vastly superior (!) Lions team in Week 13, but there were a couple of highlights, including Christian Kirk (6-104, eight targets, 85% routes) who continues to be just awesome for fantasy managers that took the chance on Kirk with a new opportunity on a new team.

Andrew Cooper-favorite Evan Engram caught a touchdown on 5-30 and seven targets, thus stringing us along on this season-long ride we’ll never feel satisfied with. That’s the best way I can put the Engram experience into words.

Week 12 hero Zay Jones followed up his 14-target, 11-145 performance with a two-catch dud in Week 13, exhibiting how quickly the Jaguars’ offense can turn from thriving to spoiled in just a week’s time.


Week 13 Jacksonville Jaguars Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Travis Etienne, Christian Kirk

Keep Them Rostered: Zay JonesTrevor Lawrence, Evan Engram

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Kansas City Chiefs

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingWR6271013965.9%61.3%56.4%26.1%31.6%3.7423.20.8520.511
Travis KelceTE645603014.2%87.1%81.8%26.1%22.2%
JuJu Smith-SchusterWR433502612.3%80.6%76.4%17.4%16.0%1.406.50.3471.346
Isiah PachecoRB22160-4-1.9%32.3%45.5%8.7%20.0%1.60-2.00.117-4.000
Jerick McKinnonRB2291-4-1.9%41.9%47.3%8.7%15.4%0.69-2.00.117-2.250
Justin WatsonWR11150146.6%51.6%61.8%4.3%6.3%0.9414.00.1121.071
Noah GrayTE11150136.2%58.1%58.2%4.3%5.6%0.8313.00.1081.154
Jody FortsonTE1160-3-1.4%22.6%18.2%4.3%14.3%0.86-3.00.055-2.000
Skyy MooreWR000000.0%32.3%41.8%0.0%0.0%
Ronald JonesRB000000.0%9.7%5.5%0.0%0.0%
Michael BurtonFB000000.0%6.5%5.5%0.0%0.0%

A weird, weird game for those invested in the Chiefs, as the Chiefs were stymied by the Bengals' two-deep shell that’s been sweeping the nation and with most defensive attention put on Travis Kelce (4-59, six targets), they dared the Chiefs to throw to other targets. Besides a couple of deep shots to Marquez Valdes-Scantling (2-71, six targets), it did #not work. In fact, the Chiefs’ pass rate had not been this low (58%) since Week 5.

Clearly, this game is an aberration for guys like Kelce who will produce much more often than not, but it shows that the Bengals can be successful in completely taking away a player and forcing a team’s hand to target others. Patrick Mahomes and Kelce are not infallible. No other Chief after MVS and Kelce had more than four targets or three receptions.


Week 13 Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes

Keep Them Rostered: Isiah Pacheco, JuJu Smith-SchusterJerick McKinnon (deep 12 and 14 team leagues), Skyy Moore (deep 12 and 14 team leagues)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Las Vegas Raiders

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Davante AdamsWR128177218757.9%100.0%96.7%44.4%40.0%5.9015.61.0720.947
Mack HollinsWR953505818.0%100.0%98.4%33.3%30.0%
Foster MoreauTE313205717.6%70.0%90.2%11.1%14.3%1.5219.00.2900.561
Josh JacobsRB226000.0%50.0%75.4%7.4%13.3%0.400.00.1110.000
Ameer AbdullahRB1000216.5%30.0%19.7%3.7%11.1%0.0021.00.1010.000
Keelan ColeWR000000.0%73.3%57.4%0.0%0.0%
Jakob JohnsonFB000000.0%13.3%36.1%0.0%0.0%
Jacob HollisterRB000000.0%10.0%9.8%0.0%0.0%
Zamir WhiteRB000000.0%6.7%6.6%0.0%0.0%
DJ TurnerWR000000.0%3.3%4.9%0.0%0.0%

Seems #good!

Besides Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs, if you’re looking for more offense out of the rest of the Raiders, you’ll be looking for a while. No other Raider totaled more than 35 total yards. That was Mack Hollins (5-35, nine targets). There’s “consolidation of the offense”, and then there are the Raiders.

Darren Waller (I know, I know) may come back as soon as Week 15, so we’re still holding onto him based on the lack of strength at tight end.


Week 13 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams

Keep Them Rostered: Darren Waller (when healthy), Mack HollinsHunter Renfrow (when healthy), Derek Carr

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Los Angeles Chargers

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Keenan AllenWR14688118450.4%98.2%96.0%31.1%25.5%1.6013.10.8200.478
Josh PalmerWR1176008423.0%96.4%93.3%24.4%20.4%
Gerald EverettTE658003710.1%62.5%58.7%13.3%17.1%
Austin EkelerRB6567030.8%53.6%60.0%13.3%20.0%
Stone SmarttTE3230154.1%23.2%21.3%6.7%23.1%
DeAndre CarterWR21140369.9%75.0%60.0%4.4%4.8%0.3318.00.1360.389
Michael BandyWR11150113.0%19.6%22.7%2.2%9.1%1.3611.00.0541.364
Tre' McKittyTE1180-5-1.4%10.7%33.3%2.2%16.7%1.33-5.00.024-1.600
Joshua KelleyRB100000.0%28.6%42.7%2.2%6.3%
Richard RodgersTE000000.0%0.0%8.0%0.0%0.0%
Zander HorvathFB000000.0%1.8%4.0%0.0%0.0%

The Chargers dropped back to pass a whopping 56 times (second-most in Week 13) and at the very least, Justin Herbert targeted his top-four pass-catchers to the tune of 82% of the targets. This includes Keenan Allen (6-88-1, 14 targets, 98%) who is obviously all the way back but likely too late for most fantasy managers who drafted him in the third round. Allen will undoubtedly have one of the lowest percentages of his rostership on playoff rosters.

Josh Palmer (7-60, 11 targets, 96% routes) also compiled double-digit targets and is pretty close to a locked-in start while the Chargers are minus Mike Williams.


Week 13 Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Justin Herbert, Austin EkelerMike Williams (when healthy)

Keep Them Rostered: Josh Palmer, Gerald Everett

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Los Angeles Rams

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Tutu AtwellWR5248011243.6%51.4%46.9%20.0%27.8%2.6722.40.6050.429
Tyler HigbeeTE52140187.0%57.1%84.4%20.0%25.0%0.703.60.3490.778
Van JeffersonWR423907127.6%102.9%100.0%16.0%11.1%1.0817.80.4330.549
Brandon PowellWR44390-13-5.1%34.3%40.6%16.0%33.3%3.25-3.30.205-3.000
Ben SkowronekWR323003714.4%85.7%96.9%12.0%10.0%1.0012.30.2810.811
Austin TrammellWR2180145.4%22.9%15.6%8.0%25.0%
Cam AkersRB110000.0%54.3%71.9%4.0%5.3%
Kyren WilliamsRB1000187.0%31.4%28.1%4.0%9.1%0.0018.00.1090.000
Brycen HopkinsTE000000.0%17.1%15.6%0.0%0.0%

The Rams have John WolfordBryce Perkins, and now Baker Mayfield at quarterback. This team STINKS.

I don’t think there’s a pass-catcher to roster, let alone to start. 

Not even if you paid me.

Not Tutu Atwell (2-48) and certainly not Tyler Higbee (2-14), who led the team in targets (five) in Week 13.

Look elsewhere because it’s not going to get better. Sadly, it could get MUCH worse.


Week 13 Los Angeles Rams Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: If you’re looking for studs, they’re left back in 2021.

Keep Them Rostered: Tyler Higbee (and that’s even a stretch; he’s wholly unstartable but tight end is so gross. At your own risk.)

Dump ‘Em: Everybody, lol. Including Matthew Stafford, who won’t play again in 2022.


Miami Dolphins

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Tyreek HillWR149146117544.5%91.9%84.8%41.2%41.2%4.2912.50.9290.834
Jaylen WaddleWR51908120.6%54.1%52.2%14.7%25.0%0.4516.20.3650.111
Alec IngoldFB4315061.5%35.1%54.3%11.8%30.8%
Trent SherfieldWR317514511.5%70.3%65.2%8.8%11.5%2.8815.00.2131.667
River CracraftWR32290389.7%40.5%43.5%8.8%20.0%1.9312.70.2000.763
Durham SmytheTE22210184.6%37.8%58.7%5.9%14.3%1.509.00.1201.167
Jeff WilsonRB2000276.9%37.8%37.0%5.9%14.3%0.0013.50.1360.000
Mike GesickiTE100030.8%21.6%19.6%2.9%12.5%
Raheem MostertRB000000.0%48.6%60.9%0.0%0.0%
Cedrick WilsonWR000000.0%13.5%19.6%0.0%0.0%
Tanner ConnerTE000000.0%5.4%4.3%0.0%0.0%

The Dolphins peaked on the first play of the game, with Tua Tagovailoa hitting Trent Sherfield for a 75-yard touchdown — his only catch of the game. After that, it was downhill from there as the 49ers stymied them for the most part. The Dolphins sure tried to pass their way out of it, with a huge 20.7% PROE (second-highest of any team in 2022) and 80% raw pass rate, the tops in Week 13. 

41% of that target volume fell on Tyreek Hill (9-146-1, 14 targets) with Jaylen Waddle (1-9, five targets) in and out of the lineup with a lower leg injury. Waddle’s been banged up all season with a shoulder injury earlier and now this lower leg. Still, it’s admirable to see Waddle gutting it out, but he’s clearly not 100% and likely won’t be for the rest of the season.


Week 13 Miami Dolphins Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Tua Tagovailoa

Keep Them Rostered: Jeff Wilson, Raheem Mostert

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Minnesota Vikings

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Justin JeffersonWR11745113743.8%97.4%95.6%33.3%29.7%1.2212.50.8060.328
T.J. HockensonTE643305216.6%92.1%89.7%18.2%17.1%0.948.70.3890.635
Adam ThielenWR622707524.0%100.0%86.8%18.2%15.8%0.7112.50.4400.360
K.J. OsbornWR32170258.0%76.3%66.2%9.1%10.3%0.598.30.1920.680
Dalvin CookRB32-30-3-1.0%55.3%75.0%9.1%14.3%-0.14-1.00.1301.000
Alexander MattisonRB2240-11-3.5%28.9%25.0%6.1%18.2%0.36-5.50.066-0.364
Jalen ReagorWR113803812.1%2.6%2.9%3.0%100.0%38.0038.00.1301.000
Johnny MundtTE1112000.0%15.8%35.3%3.0%16.7%
C.J. HamFB000000.0%2.6%20.6%0.0%0.0%
Jalen NailorWR000000.0%2.6%1.5%0.0%0.0%

Not a lot of passing yards to be had here (173) and just one touchdown, but at least it went to the right guy. Justin Jefferson (7-45-1, 11 targets) had everything in Week 13 but the yardage. Everything else is primo, and he’s never NOT been #good. Maybe in preschool, but even then, the dude was probably a STUD at duck, duck, goose.

The typically condensed offense was on full display as always, with T.J. Hockenson (4-33) and Adam Thielen (2-27) both notching six targets but putting up relatively subpar efforts considering the 35 pass attempts the Vikings had.


Week 13 Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Justin JeffersonDalvin Cook

Keep Them Rostered: T.J. Hockenson, Adam ThielenAlexander MattisonKirk Cousins

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New England Patriots

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Rhamondre StevensonRB86240-15-7.3%86.8%98.1%23.5%24.2%0.73-1.90.302-1.600
Jakobi MeyersWR532203718.0%63.2%57.4%14.7%20.8%0.927.40.3470.595
Hunter HenryTE521303115.1%78.9%87.0%14.7%16.7%0.436.20.3260.419
DeVante ParkerWR421604522.0%81.6%87.0%11.8%12.9%0.5211.30.3300.356
Tyquan ThorntonWR323106732.7%36.8%38.9%8.8%21.4%2.2122.30.3610.463
Nelson AgholorWR321703617.6%52.6%55.6%8.8%15.0%0.8512.00.2550.472
Marcus JonesCB22511-8-3.9%7.9%5.6%5.9%66.7%17.00-4.00.061-6.375
Kendrick BourneWR21150125.9%42.1%37.0%5.9%12.5%0.946.00.1291.250
Jonnu SmithTE226000.0%23.7%31.5%5.9%22.2%0.670.00.0880.000
Kevin HarrisRB000000.0%0.0%1.9%0.0%0.0%

When your leader in receiving yards (Marcus Jones — 2-51-1, two targets — who scored the only touchdown for the Patriots as well) is a cornerback and kick returner, you’re in dire straits.

Rhamondre Stevenson (6-24, eight targets) ran a season-high (for any running back) 98% of snaps as he led the team in targets and essentially was their offenses outside of the Jones touchdown.

Jakobi Meyers (3-22, five targets) left the game with a possible concussion after just 63% of routes.


Week 13 New England Patriots Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Rhamondre Stevenson

Keep Them Rostered: Jakobi MeyersHunter Henry (deeper 12 and 14 team)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New Orleans Saints

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Chris OlaveWR646507234.1%78.8%78.8%21.4%23.1%2.5012.00.5600.903
Mark IngramRB55220-1-0.5%30.3%48.1%17.9%50.0%2.20-0.20.265-22.000
Rashid ShaheedWR447506329.9%72.7%69.2%14.3%16.7%3.1315.80.4231.190
Taysom HillTE323515526.1%39.4%51.9%10.7%23.1%2.6918.30.3430.636
Adam TrautmanTE3228083.8%54.5%90.4%10.7%16.7%1.562.70.1873.500
Jarvis LandryWR32140199.0%69.7%61.5%10.7%13.0%0.616.30.2240.737
Alvin KamaraRB32110-6-2.8%51.5%67.3%10.7%17.6%0.65-2.00.141-1.833
Marquez CallawayWR100010.5%12.1%25.0%3.6%25.0%
Lucas KrullTE000000.0%15.2%21.2%0.0%0.0%
Tre'Quan SmithWR000000.0%6.1%21.2%0.0%0.0%
Adam PrenticeFB000000.0%6.1%5.8%0.0%0.0%

Can we be honest here? I hope so because I'd like to think this is a safe space.

This game was especially brutal to watch until Tom Brady ripped out the barely beating heart of the Saints with a game-winning touchdown to Rachaad White.

The worst part was that we know how insanely talented Chris Olave (4-65, six targets) is, but the Saints have spread their pass routes out to so many options in this offense that it caps their upside and cuts them off at the knees. No Saints pass-catcher ran more than 80% of routes, and Olave’s 79% led the way.

I’ve noticed Rashid Shaheed (4-75, four targets) getting a major bump in the pass-catching hierarchy over the last month or so. His routes have climbed in the last four weeks from 16% up to a season-high 73% routes per dropback in Week 13. At least he’s providing SOME upside with explosivity and big-play ability, unlike Jarvis Landry (2-14, three targets, 70% routes), who has been just kind of there.


Week 13 New Orleans Saints Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Alvin Kamara, Chris Olave

Keep Them Rostered: Rashid Shaheed (deep 12 and 14 team leagues), Jarvis Landry (deep 12 and 14 team leagues), Juwan Johnson (deep 12 and 14 team leagues)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New York Giants

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Darius SlaytonWR8690013475.7%97.5%92.4%28.6%20.5%2.3116.80.9590.672
Isaiah HodginsWR654414626.0%87.5%80.3%21.4%17.1%
Daniel BellingerTE5524052.8%82.5%97.0%17.9%15.2%0.731.00.2884.800
Saquon BarkleyRB55180-21-11.9%65.0%87.9%17.9%19.2%0.69-4.20.185-0.857
Richie JamesWR33200147.9%55.0%51.5%10.7%13.6%0.914.70.2161.429
Matt BreidaRB1140-1-0.6%12.5%13.6%3.6%20.0%0.80-1.00.050-4.000
Nick VannettTE000000.0%35.0%45.5%0.0%0.0%
Marcus JohnsonWR000000.0%10.0%15.2%0.0%0.0%
Chris MyarickTE000000.0%5.0%12.1%0.0%0.0%
David SillsWR000000.0%2.5%1.5%0.0%0.0%

The Giants have finally figured out some kind of regularity with their wide receiver and tight end group it seems after just 13 weeks of football. Better late than never!

Darius Slayton (6-90, eight targets, 98% routes) is a pretty solid fantasy start most weeks as he’s always live for a longer touchdown and running virtually every route for the Giants. Daniel Bellinger (5-24, five targets) came back from a nasty eye injury to run routes on 87% of routes and has some competition with Isaiah Hodgins (5-44-1, six targets, 88%) as the second target in this offense.

It’s still a pretty untalented group when considering the whole group and it is lower volume, but Slayton is startable most weeks.


Week 13 New York Giants Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Saquon Barkley

Keep Them Rostered: Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins, Daniel BellingerDaniel Jones

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New York Jets

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Garrett WilsonWR158162023150.1%90.0%91.8%27.3%27.8%3.0015.40.7600.701
Corey DavisWR10585010322.3%78.3%81.2%18.2%21.3%1.8110.30.4290.825
Ty JohnsonRB76380122.6%43.3%32.9%12.7%26.9%1.461.70.2093.167
Tyler ConklinTE7290449.5%61.7%71.8%12.7%18.9%
Elijah MooreWR62705812.6%75.0%68.2%10.9%13.3%
Zonovan KnightRB55280-24-5.2%41.7%55.3%9.1%20.0%1.12-4.80.100-1.167
Braxton BerriosWR3290-4-0.9%20.0%23.5%5.5%25.0%0.75-1.30.076-2.250
C.J. UzomahTE11310173.7%33.3%45.9%1.8%5.0%1.5517.00.0531.824
Denzel MimsWR1000245.2%21.7%18.8%1.8%7.7%0.0024.00.0640.000
James RobinsonRB000000.0%3.3%10.6%0.0%0.0%

The Jets had 58 pass attempts in Week 13, so the volume was plentiful and it was great to see. While Garrett Wilson (8-162, 15 targets, 231 air yards — most in Week 13) is going to have to fight recency bias all-star Christian Watson for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, what Wilson is doing is phenomenal. Imagine being able to get him in the ninth or tenth round of 2022 drafts. We won’t get that discount next season, however.

Also notching double-digit targets was Corey Davis (5-85, 10 targets) and Elijah Moore (2-7, six targets) ran routes on 75%, his highest routes percentage since demanding a trade earlier in the season.


Week 13 New York Jets Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Garrett Wilson

Keep Them Rostered: Zonovan KnightCorey Davis, Elijah Moore (deep 12 and 14 team leagues), Ty Johnson (14 team leagues)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Philadelphia Eagles

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
A.J. BrownWR108119216242.4%93.0%82.2%26.3%25.0%2.9816.20.6920.735
DeVonta SmithWR85102111129.1%93.0%86.3%21.1%20.0%2.5513.90.5190.919
Quez WatkinsWR65370184.7%62.8%50.7%15.8%22.2%1.373.00.2702.056
Kenneth GainwellRB43380133.4%27.9%27.4%10.5%33.3%
Jack StollTE33410297.6%67.4%74.0%7.9%10.3%1.419.70.1721.414
Zach PascalWR32160297.6%32.6%38.4%7.9%21.4%
Miles SandersRB22140-1-0.3%41.9%53.4%5.3%11.1%0.78-0.50.077-14.000
Boston ScottRB115051.3%16.3%23.3%2.6%14.3%0.715.00.0491.000
Grant CalcaterraTE11190164.2%20.9%38.4%2.6%11.1%2.1116.00.0691.188
Britain CoveyWR000000.0%4.7%12.3%0.0%0.0%
Tyree JacksonTE000000.0%14.0%11.0%0.0%0.0%

A.J. Brown (8-119-2) is #good. I mean, his performance was the straw that broke the camel’s back and pretty much got an NFL general manager fired.

Brown wasn’t the only Eagle who ate that the big boy’s table, though. DeVonta Smith (5-102-1) also scored and with the Eagles going so pass-heavy (7.7% PROE, fourth-highest in Week 13), it was much easier for Philadelphia to get there in the passing game.

Which by the way, I have to tout one of the sharpest minds in the industry, @JMToWin, who is the founder of One Week Season and his mind for predicting game scripts from a DFS slant absolutely NAILED how Eagles/Titans would go this week.

The Eagles can do it all and even with Dallas Goedert hurt, the train hasn’t slowed down at all.


Week 13 Philadelphia Eagles Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert (when healthy)

Keep Them Rostered: Miles SandersQuez Watkins (deeper 12 and 14 team)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Pittsburgh Steelers

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Diontae JohnsonWR11560012549.2%100.0%81.5%40.7%35.5%1.9411.40.9560.480
Pat FreiermuthTE537606224.4%54.8%55.4%18.5%29.4%4.4712.40.4491.226
Jaylen WarrenRB22140-1-0.4%25.8%20.0%7.4%25.0%1.75-0.50.108-14.000
George PickensWR2120124.7%87.1%67.7%7.4%7.4%
Steven SimsWR20002811.0%38.7%38.5%7.4%16.7%0.0014.00.1880.000
Connor HeywardTE11171176.7%16.1%21.5%3.7%20.0%3.4017.00.1021.000
Benny SnellRB1111031.2%6.5%13.8%3.7%50.0%5.503.00.0643.667
Zach GentryTE118052.0%38.7%73.8%3.7%8.3%0.675.00.0691.600
Najee HarrisRB1160-1-0.4%35.5%66.2%3.7%9.1%0.55-1.00.053-6.000
Derek WattFB113041.6%9.7%10.8%3.7%33.3%
Gunner OlszewskiWR000000.0%25.8%27.7%0.0%0.0%
Miles BoykinWR000000.0%0.0%12.3%0.0%0.0%

One touchdown each from the Steelers and Falcons in what ended up being a wholly unwatchable game between two differently structured yet equally deficient offenses.

Diontae Johnson (5-60, 11 targets) earned 41% of targets in Week 13, but in typical style, went full-on “Diontae Johnson” and caught less than half of them. We just don’t get efficiency from Johnson and that drags him down out of the must-start tier of wide receivers even though Johnson will likely end up flirting with 150 targets this season.

Only running 55% of routes per dropback, Pat Freiermuth still put up a 3-76 line.

Clearly, Kenny Pickett is still a work in progress.


Week 13 Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: I don’t know of anybody that’s a must-start here.

Keep Them Rostered: Najee Harris, Diontae Johnson, Pat FreiermuthGeorge PickensJaylen Warren

Dump ‘Em: N/A


San Francisco 49ers

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Christian McCaffreyRB1088013514.3%77.8%82.1%25.0%28.6%
Deebo SamuelWR1065805924.2%86.7%82.1%25.0%25.6%1.495.90.5440.983
Brandon AiyukWR954607430.3%100.0%95.2%22.5%20.0%
Jauan JenningsWR423403514.3%42.2%26.2%10.0%21.1%1.798.80.2500.971
George KittleTE32220197.8%93.3%96.4%7.5%7.1%0.526.30.1671.158
Kyle JuszczykFB3312183.3%33.3%54.8%7.5%20.0%0.802.70.1351.500
Tyler KroftTE11140145.7%15.6%27.4%2.5%14.3%2.0014.00.0781.000
Jordan MasonRB000000.0%8.9%17.9%0.0%0.0%
Ray-Ray McCloudWR000000.0%8.9%8.3%0.0%0.0%
Danny GrayWR000000.0%0.0%4.8%0.0%0.0%
Charlie WoernerTE000000.0%0.0%4.8%0.0%0.0%

Despite a ton of targets headed to the main players (80%), the 49ers did not have a lot of downfield work, but that was because the team had to break in a new quarterback on the fly.

The main story was the departure of Jimmy Garoppolo with a foot fracture that will at least knock him out indefinitely. 2022 Mr. Irrelevant Brock Purdy came in to spell Garoppolo and honestly, he looked like he belonged. You can usually tell with quarterbacks in the first few snaps of game time if a player is going to be overmatched or overwhelmed, but Purdy looked neither of those. His aDOT (5.4 yards — the lowest of any quarterback with more than seven dropbacks in Week 13) was not very high whatsoever, but he targeted his best players, moved the ball, and didn’t hurt the team. That’s all you can ask for.

Christian McCaffrey (8-80-1, 10 targets) was excellent, both Deebo Samuel (6-58, 10 targets) and Brandon Aiyuk (5-46, nine targets) were fine, but George Kittle (2-22, three targets) was the one pass-catcher who suffered a bit with the quarterback change.


Week 13 San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle

Keep Them Rostered: Jordan Mason (purely a handcuff/contingent play)

Dump ‘Em: You can go ahead and drop Jimmy Garoppolo as he won’t return for the 49ers in the regular season.


Seattle Seahawks

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Tyler LockettWR12912818933.0%95.5%88.1%31.6%28.6%
DK MetcalfWR88127111241.5%90.9%86.6%21.1%20.0%3.1814.00.6061.134
Noah FantTE544213111.5%47.7%67.2%13.2%23.8%
Tony JonesRB42180-13-4.8%31.8%34.3%10.5%28.6%1.29-3.30.124-1.385
Will DisslyTE2222072.6%45.5%52.2%5.3%10.0%
Marquise GoodwinWR211703613.3%50.0%37.3%5.3%9.1%0.7718.00.1720.472
Colby ParkinsonTE11120103.7%22.7%35.8%2.6%10.0%1.2010.00.0651.200
Laquon TreadwellWR1110-2-0.7%20.5%26.9%2.6%11.1%0.11-2.00.034-0.500
DeeJay DallasRB100051.9%38.6%47.8%2.6%5.9%
Kenneth WalkerRB1000-5-1.9%22.7%20.9%2.6%10.0%0.00-5.00.0270.000
Dareke YoungWR100000.0%2.3%1.5%2.6%100.0%

I remember saying on a live stream in Week 5 (I believe) that if Geno Smith was a top-10 quarterback this season, I would eat a ream of paper. I might have to start googling the most efficient way to do so because it’s not looking like this train is stopping anytime soon as fantasy’s QB9 in points per game. Especially if Kenneth Walker is out in Week 14.

Both of the top Seahawks receivers had awesome lines in Week 13. DK Metcalf (8-127-1, eight targets) and Tyler Lockett (9-128-1, 12 targets) both posted top-six weeks in PPR formats and that would have seemed unimaginable in August before the season started.

This typically consolidated offense keeps humming. If you roster one (or both), you’ve gotten fantastic returns. Especially for Lockett, as he was left for dead in most drafts.


Week 13 Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Geno Smith, Kenneth Walker (when healthy)

Keep Them Rostered: Travis Homer (if Walker is out, becomes a low-end RB2 with some receiving upside), Noah Fant (deep 12 and 14 team leagues)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Chris GodwinWR1386306220.1%81.8%86.3%24.5%28.9%1.404.80.5081.016
Cade OttonTE1062814213.6%83.6%82.5%18.9%21.7%0.614.20.3780.667
Rachaad WhiteRB8641100.0%38.2%41.3%15.1%38.1%1.950.00.2260.000
Leonard FournetteRB76320-7-2.3%58.2%60.0%13.2%21.9%1.00-1.00.182-4.571
Julio JonesWR632809731.4%69.1%65.0%11.3%15.8%0.7416.20.3900.289
Mike EvansWR445905618.1%87.3%83.8%7.5%8.3%1.2314.00.2401.054
Ko KieftTE2112082.6%7.3%18.8%3.8%50.0%
Scotty MillerWR21704113.3%16.4%18.8%3.8%22.2%0.7820.50.1490.171
Russell GageWR11110103.2%32.7%32.5%1.9%5.6%0.6110.00.0511.100
Kyle RudolphTE000000.0%7.3%11.3%0.0%0.0%

Did Mike Evans get the memo that Marshon Lattimore was inactive? I’m not so sure he did, but compared to Tampa’s third-highest raw pass rate (75%) of Week 13, Evans only saw four targets. He wasn’t prioritized as much as some of the other options like Chris Godwin (8-63, 13 targets, 82% routes), who looks like the consistent top passing-game option in this offense over the last few weeks.

Rachaad White (6-41-1, eight targets, 38% routes), the catcher of the game-winning touchdown for Tampa, actually got the starting nod, but he and Leonard Fournette (6-32, seven targets, 58% routes) worked in tandem. Fournette saw the larger share of work, but White being in the game during the crucial last drive and eventual touchdown is a bullish sign for White going forward. Even if Fournette is active, White, with his receiving profile, is a locked-in low-end RB2 in fantasy. Tampa is a high-value touch paradise and has been for the last two seasons that makes both of these backs fruitful starts.


Week 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Chris Godwin, Mike Evans

Keep Them Rostered: Leonard Fournette, Rachaad WhiteTom BradyCade Otton (if Cameron Brate is out), Julio Jones (12 team flex option, deep 12 and 14 team leagues)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Tennessee Titans

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Chigoziem OkonkwoTE546802213.4%57.1%58.2%20.0%25.0%3.404.40.3943.091
Austin HooperTE532205131.1%60.0%49.1%20.0%23.8%1.0510.20.5180.431
Robert WoodsWR51603722.6%97.1%92.7%20.0%14.7%
Derrick HenryRB328021.2%42.9%54.5%12.0%20.0%0.530.70.1894.000
Dontrell HilliardRB22140116.7%42.9%36.4%8.0%13.3%0.935.50.1671.273
Nick Westbrook-IkhineWR2140106.1%97.1%94.5%8.0%5.9%
Treylon BurksWR112512515.2%20.0%18.2%4.0%14.3%3.5725.00.1671.000
C.J. BoardWR116063.7%28.6%29.1%4.0%10.0%0.606.00.0861.000
Geoff SwaimTE114000.0%14.3%36.4%4.0%20.0%0.800.00.0600.000
Kevin RaderTE000000.0%5.7%18.2%0.0%0.0%
Julius ChestnutRB000000.0%5.7%12.7%0.0%0.0%

The Titans stink and former Titan A.J. Brown seemingly got their now former GM Jon Robinson fired. The one saving grace for this passing game was Treylon Burks, but he only caught one pass — a 25-yard touchdown — before leaving the game with a concussion on a huge hit that by a miracle, didn’t jar the football loose.

After Burks left the game early on, it was more of the same humdrum offense. Chigoziem Okonkwo (4-68, five targets) ran a season-high 57% of routes and looks to be gaining some steam as a featured passing game target. Austin Hooper and Robert Woods both earned a team-high five targets with Okonkwo, but Hooper and Woods had much less and minimal production with that.


Week 13 Tennessee Titans Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Derrick Henry

Keep Them Rostered: Treylon Burks, Robert Woods (deep 12 and 14 team leagues)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Washington Commanders

NamePos.TargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %TPRRYPRRaDOTWOPRRACR
Terry McLaurinWR128105113141.5%93.6%90.6%30.0%27.3%2.3910.90.7400.802
Jahan DotsonWR955418928.2%89.4%78.8%22.5%21.4%
Curtis SamuelWR766305617.7%80.9%65.9%17.5%18.4%1.668.00.3871.125
Antonio GibsonRB4220051.6%48.9%49.4%10.0%17.4%0.871.30.1614.000
Logan ThomasTE43200278.5%59.6%56.5%10.0%14.3%0.716.80.2100.741
Brian RobinsonRB22150-1-0.3%21.3%47.1%5.0%20.0%1.50-0.50.073-15.000
Cam SimsWR21-2092.8%6.4%8.2%5.0%66.7%-0.674.50.095-0.222
John BatesTE000000.0%12.8%52.9%0.0%0.0%
Cole TurnerTE000000.0%2.1%28.2%0.0%0.0%
Dyami BrownWR000000.0%12.8%20.0%0.0%0.0%
Jonathan WilliamsRB000000.0%2.1%2.4%0.0%0.0%

Tons of passes as the Commanders came back to… tie the Giants 20-20.

Gross. Eliminate ties. Or the teams that do from playoff contention. I bet THAT would put some urgency into teams instead of punting in overtime.

Terry McLaurin (8-105-1, 12 targets) got his awesome game in Week 13, which seemingly happens once every three or four weeks. You can pretty much schedule it at this point, but with 41 pass attempts, it’s going to be easier to hit close to ceiling projections.

Jahan Dotson (5-54-1, nine targets) ran routes on 89% of routes — his highest since returning to the Commanders lineup a few weeks ago. He’s a sneaky flex play going forward even though the Commanders' offense can be hit or miss at times.


Week 13 Washington Commanders Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Terry McLaurin

Keep Them Rostered: Brian RobinsonAntonio GibsonCurtis Samuel, Jahan Dotson

Dump ‘Em: Logan Thomas is a drop for me, as I can’t get behind the fourth option in this offense and one we’re having nostalgia for to getting his 100% routes before injuries hit him hard in 2021.

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