Targets are paramount when it comes to evaluating pass-catchers for fantasy football. There are no air yards, receiving yards, receptions, or touchdowns without first earning a target. And to earn a target, you need to be deemed “open” by the quarterback. It’s one big trickle-down effect. There’s a reason the biggest and most consistent target-earners are near the top of fantasy football ADP: They can be relied on by not just their team’s offense to earn targets and produce on those targets, but that also trickles down to the fantasy managers drafting those pass-catchers and starting them in their lineups each week.

In this season’s Fantasy Football Target Report, we’ll take a weekly team-by-team look into these target earners and separate the wheat from the chaff. To properly lead into what we’ll be looking at this season, we’ll have to establish a baseline of the most important things we’re looking at with targets and other receiving metrics that paint the full picture for who we should be rostering, who we should be adding, and who we can drop. Combing the box score stats doesn’t paint a clear picture of the players we should target, roster, and start. Fantasy football rankings can only paint so much of the picture as well.


Everything we’ll be talking about here and this season in this season’s Fantasy Football Target Report will be some of the best statistics and metrics that correlate with fantasy football production. Think of targets as a page in a coloring book, just the outline yet to be colored. Coloring on that page adds context and flavor to that page. That’s what we’ll be doing with targets — adding more context than just some target totals and saying, “go add this player,” which doesn’t help anybody.

This season, we're adding a video component, so if you want to get some of the juiciest nuggets of the target report in video form, check out the Target Report Bulletpoints for the upcoming Week 11!




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


Passes caught by a pass-catcher

Rec. Yards

Yards gained from a completed pass by the pass-catcher.


Receiving touchdowns

Air Yards

 The distance between where the pass is thrown from a quarterback to where the intended receiver either catches or doesn’t catch the ball. Caught or not caught, the air yards are recorded regardless.

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’s percentage share of a team's air yards 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.

Yards per Target

Receiving yards a player gets on average per target. YPT is another intent-based metric but more predictive with the more targets a player receives.


Targets per route run (TPRR) is a metric that measures how often a receiver is targeted vs. the amount of routes they run. A higher TPRR means that the 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.

25%+ TPRRElite

17-18%Close to replacement level

Sub 17%Not fantasy relevant


aDOT is "average depth of target". It’s the average depth of all targets caught or incomplete by a targeted pass-catcher. Shows how a receiver is used in his team’s offense (vertical threat, short area target, etc.)


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


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


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, which rarely earns air yards.


Bye Weeks:

  • Week 5: CLE, LAC, SEA, TB
  • Week 6: GB, PIT
  • Week 7: CAR, CIN, DAL, HOU, NYJ, TEN
  • Week 9: DEN, DET, JAX, SF
  • Week 10: KC, LAR, MIA, PHI
  • Week 11: ATL, IND, NE, NO
  • Week 13: BAL, BUF, CHI, LV, MIN, NYG
  • Week 14: ARI, WAS


  • Always Start Your Studs: These are players you should be starting in all formats, regardless of matchup. Use your judgment in shallower leagues where startable players are plentiful.
  • Start ‘Em: Players that should be starting most weeks on your fantasy rosters.
  • Keep Them Rostered: Players that should be rostered in most formats but shouldn't be started unless you’re in a pinch or during bye weeks. Maybe they’re not startable due to various issues like a backup quarterback playing, a player coming back from injury, a contingent running back, or are just unproductive, consistent, or dependable at the moment. League size designations or other designations (bench stash, etc.) will be in parenthesis next to players for deeper leagues. Depending on your league, this is a general recommendation, so use your best judgment.
  • Example: Robert Woods (deeper 12 & 14-team), Royce Freeman (bench stash).
  • Add ‘Em: Players that warrant an add due to circumstances, productivity, or metrics that show they’re being utilized heavily in their offenses. These will usually have a format that they should be added in. 
  • Listing a player as “12-team leagues” assumes that the player also be an addition in deeper 12-team and 14-team formats as well. 
  • 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.
  • Any player not listed in any of these categories for a particular team is assumed to not be rosterable in most fantasy formats.

All statistics below are listed in the following format:

  • WR/TE as:
    • (10-4-100-2) Targets - Receptions - Rec. Yds. - TD
  • RB as:
    • (18-75-1; 10-4-100-2) Rush Att. - Rush Yds. - TD; Targets - Receptions - Rec. Yds. - TD

NFL Target Report

Arizona Cardinals

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Marquise BrownWR412806721.0%100.0%100.0%12.9%7.011.1%16.80.780.3410.4183665
Rondale MooreWR854307021.9%75.0%64.6%25.8%5.429.6%8.81.590.5410.6142742
Zach PascalWR1000123.8%5.6%4.6%3.2%0.050.0%
Michael WilsonWR633405818.2%91.7%89.2%19.4%5.718.2%
Greg DortchWR     0.0%2.8%1.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Trey McBrideTE9813108526.6%77.8%78.5%29.0%14.632.1%9.44.680.6221.5412851
Geoff SwaimTE2213092.8%38.9%47.7%6.5%6.514.3%4.50.930.1171.4441431
Elijah HigginsTE1000185.6%11.1%18.5%3.2%0.025.0%
James ConnerRB     0.0%36.1%63.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Keaontay IngramRB     0.0%22.2%21.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Tony JonesRB     0.0%5.6%10.8%0.0%0.00.0%

In Kyler Murray’s return as Cardinals’ starting quarterback, he didn’t throw a touchdown pass. Still, he was markedly better than any Cardinals signal-caller so far. While all the pass-catchers didn’t come along for the ride in this one, Trey McBride (9-8-131; 78% routes) looked like a man among boys and, honestly, a bit like Gronk with the way he operated catching passes and trucking defenders trying to tackle him. If Zach Ertz returns to take some of McBride’s role, people should be fired.

Rondale Moore (8-5-43) earned a bunch of targets a bit further down the field (8.8-yard aDOT), which is great to see in Murray’s return. Marquise Brown (4-1-28; 100% route participation) was the odd man out but did miss a touchdown. We know one thing: the Cardinals’ pass-catchers get an across-the-board bump, as does James Conner (16-73; 63% snaps), who returned to his first game action since Week 5. The offensive environment is upgraded considerably, even if Murray isn’t a massive, immediate smash.

Week 10 Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: N/A

Start ‘Em: Marquise Brown, Kyler Murray, Trey McBride, James Conner

Keep Them Rostered: Michael Wilson (deeper 12 & 14-team), Rondale Moore (deeper 12 & 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: Emari Demercado


Atlanta Falcons

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Drake LondonWR433605938.3%74.1%77.5%22.2%9.020.0%14.81.800.6020.6102055
KhaDarel HodgeWR     0.0%33.3%40.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Scott MillerWR112121.3%18.5%19.7%5.6%2.020.0%2.00.400.0921.000514
Van JeffersonWR10004529.2%25.9%35.2%5.6%0.014.3%
Kyle PittsTE533003623.4%74.1%71.8%27.8%6.025.0%7.21.500.5800.8332051
Jonnu SmithTE2110149.1%55.6%43.7%11.1%0.513.3%
MyCole PruittTE     0.0%14.8%42.3%0.0%0.00.0%
John FitzPatrickTE     0.0%0.0%7.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Bijan RobinsonRB2111021.3%81.5%74.6%11.1%5.59.1%1.00.500.1765.5002253
Tyler AllgeierRB117000.0%18.5%26.8%5.6%7.020.0%0.01.400.0830.000519
Cordarrelle PattersonRB2270-4-2.6%37.0%31.0%11.1%3.520.0%-2.00.700.148-1.7501022
Keith SmithFB     0.0%14.8%29.6%0.0%0.00.0%

Despite Arthur Smith’s best efforts, he couldn’t beat the 1-8 now 2-8 Arizona Cardinals in Week 10. At the very least, Bijan Robinson (22-95-1; 2-1-11) did get 65% of the running back carries instead of ceding half or more to Tyler Allgeier (9-31; 1-1-7) for some reason. 

The Falcons will also go into their bye to get their quarterback position healthy as Taylor Heinicke left the game with an injury, so Desmond Ridder was summoned back in. Both quarterbacks combined for a whopping 94 passing yards and a touchdown to Scott Miller (1-1-2-1), which didn’t matter for anybody in fantasy land. In fact, no Falcon caught more than three receptions, and no Falcon went for over 40 years. Drake London (4-3-36; 74% routes) and Kyle Pitts (5-3-30; 74% routes) were non-factors.

Maybe a good team would be better if they focused on using their best players? What a novel concept!

Week 10 Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: N/A

Start ‘Em: Bijan Robinson, Drake London, Kyle Pitts

Keep Them Rostered: Jonnu Smith (deeper 12 & 14-team), Tyler Allgeier (14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Baltimore Ravens

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Rashod BatemanWR422505824.2%76.7%74.1%17.4%6.317.4%
Odell Beckham.WR2140141.7%40.0%33.3%8.7%20.016.7%2.03.330.14210.0001218
Zay FlowersWR657309539.6%86.7%87.0%26.1%12.223.1%15.82.810.6680.7682647
Nelson AgholorWR20003012.5%53.3%42.6%8.7%0.012.5%
Devin DuvernayWR     0.0%6.7%7.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Mark AndrewsTE424402610.8%76.7%72.2%17.4%11.017.4%6.51.910.3371.6922339
Isaiah LikelyTE115052.1%3.3%7.4%4.3%5.0100.0%
Charlie KolarTE     0.0%0.0%13.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Gus EdwardsRB114041.7%36.7%51.9%4.3%4.09.1%4.00.360.0771.0001128
Justice HillRB     0.0%23.3%25.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Keaton MitchellRB21320114.6%16.7%24.1%8.7%16.040.0%5.56.400.1632.909513
Patrick RicardFB100072.9%33.3%59.3%4.3%0.010.0%

With a game that went 33-31 and the Ravens losing, one would think there was a ton of offense and fun stuff to be had. That was not the case, as there were only 23 pass attempts to go around for Baltimore and an interception return for a touchdown that took away from the offensive scoring.

Odell Beckham (2-1-40-1; 40% routes) caught a touchdown on his only reception of the day on his lowest routes of the season. Zay Flowers (6-5-73) and Mark Andrews (4-2-44) led the way in volume with the production, as no other Raven besides Rashod Bateman (4-2-25) caught more than one ball or earned more than two targets.

Gus Edwards (11-24-1; 1-1-4; 52% snaps) did his thing much less efficiency than in previous weeks. Justice Hill’s (2-7; 26%) snaps dropped to 26%, and Keaton Mitchell (3-34-1; 2-1-32) was used sparingly at 24% of snaps but hit on two long plays, with one being a touchdown. Mitchell is proving to be every bit the home run hitter and deserves his workload ramped up, likely at Hill's expense.

Mitchell only got two more touches after his first quarter, perhaps due to the lingering hamstring injury from last week's injury report. Still, he could be a huge part of Baltimore’s offense going forward with more work.

Week 10 Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, Zay Flowers

Start ‘Em: N/A

Keep Them Rostered: Gus Edwards, Keaton MitchellJustice Hill (deeper 12 & 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Buffalo Bills

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Stefon DiggsWR533403013.8%96.3%98.1%20.0%6.819.2%6.01.310.3961.1332653
Gabe DavisWR6256010146.3%96.3%98.1%24.0%9.323.1%
Trent SherfieldWR     0.0%18.5%16.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Deonte HartyWR1000156.9%11.1%7.4%4.0%0.033.3%
Khalil ShakirWR212404219.3%70.4%75.9%8.0%12.010.5%
Dalton KincaidTE655113717.0%88.9%75.9%24.0%8.525.0%
Quintin MorrisTE     0.0%11.1%25.9%0.0%0.00.0%
James CookRB22110-4-1.8%33.3%46.3%8.0%5.522.2%-
Latavius MurrayRB3210-3-1.4%51.9%51.9%12.0%0.321.4%-
Ty JohnsonRB     0.0%0.0%1.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Reggie GilliamFB     0.0%0.0%1.9%0.0%0.00.0%

The noted 2023 turnover factory Josh Allen added three more (two INT, fumble) to his resume on Monday Night Football and it cost the Bills yet again, dropping them to 5-5 with a loss to the Broncos. The same Broncos that also have a win over the Chiefs because “you can’t predict ball”. Nobody can.

The night started with James Cook (12-109; 2-2-11) returning to the doghouse after fumbling himself on the game’s first play. Latavius Murray (9-68-1; 3-2-1) took the majority of running back touches until Cook returned in the second quarter with renewed vigor. While the running game accounted for two of the three touchdowns on the night, the passing game wasn’t great.

Dalton Kincaid (6-5-51-1) was pretty solid in this one, earning a tie for the team lead in targets with Gabe Davis (6-2-56). Stefon Diggs (5-3-34) only saw five targets in what was not a banner night for Buffalo. Reacting to their loss, the Bills fired offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey. They installed former LSU passing game coordinator, Panthers offensive coordinator, and current Bills quarterbacks coach Joe Brady as offensive coordinator. Brady was famously fired by former Panthers head coach Matt Rhule for passing the ball TOO much. He could be a bit of a spark for a Bills team that needs it, but tossing aside Dorsey seems like a pretty transparent move to make him the scapegoat with more significant team issues.  

Week 10 Buffalo Bills Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Dalton Kincaid

Start ‘Em: James Cook

Keep Them Rostered: Gabe Davis, Khalil Shakir, Latavius Murray (deeper 12 & 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Carolina Panthers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Adam ThielenWR1064203615.8%100.0%100.0%29.4%4.222.7%3.60.950.5521.1674460
Jonathan MingoWR732004821.1%100.0%98.3%20.6%2.915.9%6.90.450.4560.4174459
Terrace MarshallWR311102410.5%81.8%78.3%8.8%3.78.3%8.00.310.2060.4583647
Ihmir Smith-MarsetteWR     0.0%0.0%1.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Mike StrachanWR214505725.0%18.2%21.7%5.9%22.525.0%28.55.630.2630.789813
Hayden HurstTE421403414.9%56.8%55.0%11.8%3.516.0%8.50.560.2810.4122533
Tommy TrembleTE33160167.0%40.9%45.0%8.8%5.316.7%5.30.890.1811.0001827
Miles SandersRB2215073.1%43.2%38.3%5.9%7.510.5%3.50.790.1102.1431923
Chuba HubbardRB2216000.0%29.5%50.0%5.9%8.015.4%
Raheem BlackshearRB116062.6%11.4%11.7%2.9%6.020.0%

I’m not sure what we can expect from this offense, except Adam Thielen (10-6-42) gets a ton of short-area targets from Bryce Young as he scrambles for his life. That we can set our watch to. You can’t trust anybody else from this passing game. Not Jonathan Mingo (7-3-20; 100% routes), not Terrace Marshall (3-1-11; 82% routes); nobody.

Chuba Hubbard (9-23; 2-2-16) led the way for the running backs but ceded the receiving work to Miles Sanders (2-(-5); 2-2-15) for some reason. This team is just making it up as it goes along.

Week 10 Carolina Panthers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Adam Thielen

Start ‘Em: N/A

Keep Them Rostered: Chuba Hubbard, Miles Sanders, Jonathan Mingo (14-team), Bryce Young (14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Chicago Bears

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
DJ MooreWR9558010849.5%100.0%93.1%28.1%6.424.3%12.01.570.7690.5373767
Darnell MooneyWR421404520.6%83.8%66.7%12.5%3.512.9%11.30.450.3320.3113148
Equanimeous St. BrownWR114041.8%32.4%38.9%3.1%4.08.3%4.00.330.0601.0001228
Tyler ScottWR11150156.9%37.8%38.9%3.1%15.07.1%
Trent TaylorWR     0.0%2.7%8.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Cole KmetTE754503013.8%83.8%91.7%21.9%6.422.6%4.31.450.4241.5003166
Robert TonyanTE     0.0%32.4%31.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Marcedes LewisTE     0.0%5.4%27.8%0.0%0.00.0%
D'Onta ForemanRB2212020.9%29.7%52.8%6.3%6.018.2%
Roschon JohnsonRB64140-3-1.4%51.4%41.7%18.8%2.331.6%-0.50.740.272-4.6671930
Darrynton EvansRB2000177.8%5.4%8.3%6.3%0.0100.0%

With the Bears being able to control things with their running game and the guiding hand of Tyson Bagent for one more start, the Bears still edged the Panthers 16-13.

It was a D’Onta Foreman (21-80-1; 2-2-12) game as he was by far the biggest and most consistent weapon the Bears had against the Panthers. DJ Moore (9-5-58) and Cole Kmet (7-5-45) each had solid games in the early going before the Bears salted a lot of clock away. This game wasn’t for the faint of heart, but of all the games in Week 10, this was certainly one of them.

Week 10 Chicago Bears Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: DJ Moore

Start ‘Em: D’Onta Foreman

Keep Them Rostered: Justin Fields (missed Week 6-10 - thumb), Cole KmetKhalil Herbert (Missed Week 6-10 - ankle), Roschon Johnson (deeper 12 & 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Cincinnati Bengals

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Ja'Marr ChaseWR6512419828.3%91.5%84.4%15.4%20.714.0%16.32.880.4291.2654354
Tyler BoydWR128117010028.9%93.6%92.2%30.8%9.827.3%8.32.660.6641.1704459
Trenton IrwinWR425418023.1%80.9%81.3%10.3%13.510.5%20.01.420.3160.6753852
Andrei IosivasWR1000288.1%25.5%28.1%2.6%0.08.3%
Stanley MorganWR     0.0%6.4%6.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Irv SmithTE1160-1-0.3%31.9%32.8%2.6%6.06.7%-1.00.400.036-6.0001521
Drew SampleTE32120257.2%25.5%35.9%7.7%4.025.0%
Mitchell WilcoxTE100000.0%6.4%7.8%2.6%0.033.3%
Tanner HudsonTE76330298.4%36.2%31.3%17.9%4.741.2%4.11.940.3281.1381720
Joe MixonRB32-10-8-2.3%66.0%73.4%7.7%-0.39.7%-2.7-0.030.0990.1253147
Trayveon WilliamsRB1120-5-1.4%25.5%21.9%2.6%2.08.3%-
Chris EvansRB     0.0%2.1%3.1%0.0%0.00.0%

The Bengals found themselves in a bit of shootout here with the Houston Texans (how apropos), but the Texans surprisingly came out as victors. Maybe not so surprising if you’re a fan of the Wild West. Whatever. You know what I meant.

No Tee Higgins, so Trenton Irwin (4-2-54-1) was running 81% of routes in the condensed personnel that the Bengals typically play. Ja'Marr Chase (6-5-124-1) and Tyler Boyd (12-8-117) were in their normal roles and both had over 100 yards receiving, with Chase grabbing a touchdown.

The Bengals only ran the ball 16 times to 40 pass attempts, but Joe Mixon (11-46-1; 3-2-(-1)) always had his stranglehold on the rush attempts as he was the only running back with rushing attempts in this game.

Week 10 Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Ja'Marr Chase

Start ‘Em: Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins (missed Week 10/11 - hamstring), Joe Mixon

Keep Them Rostered: Tyler Boyd, Trenton Irwin (solid flex play in Week 11 as Higgins will miss this week too)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Cleveland Browns

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Amari CooperWR9698012239.7%97.7%92.3%28.1%10.920.9%
Elijah MooreWR754418226.7%86.4%83.3%21.9%6.318.4%
Cedric TillmanWR30005718.6%90.9%7.7%9.4%0.07.5%
James ProcheWR10003611.7%2.3%3.8%3.1%0.0100.0%
David NjokuTE9658051.6%81.8%87.2%28.1%6.425.0%0.61.610.43311.6003668
Jordan AkinsTE118051.6%4.5%6.4%3.1%8.050.0%
Harrison BryantTE113000.0%15.9%30.8%3.1%3.014.3%0.00.430.0470.000724
Jerome FordRB112000.0%59.1%64.1%3.1%2.03.8%
Kareem HuntRB     0.0%25.0%35.9%0.0%0.00.0%

Between the trio of Amari Cooper (9-6-98), Elijah Moore (7-5-44-1), and David Njoku (9-6-58), the targets were hugely consolidated. We’re talking almost 80% here. With the news of Deshaun Watson out for the season and the likely starter being Dorian Thompson-Robinson, this entire passing game takes a step down in terms of the pass-catching weapons. They’re basically New York Jets-adjacent right now, with a shaky quarterback needing to be propped up by an awesome defense. 

Having Jerome Ford (17-107; 1-1-2) will help, as he took 64% of snaps and put up a 100-yard effort against the Ravens, which is no small task. Between Ford and Kareem Hunt (10-32-1; 36%), the running game will at least be competent, but no matter what, it all hinges on the quarterback, whether it’s DTR or P.J. Walker.

Week 10 Cleveland Browns Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: N/A

Start ‘Em: Amari Cooper, Jerome Ford

Keep Them Rostered: Kareem Hunt, David NjokuElijah Moore

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: Deshaun Watson (out for season - shoulder)


Dallas Cowboys

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
CeeDee LambWR1411151115734.2%77.1%76.9%31.8%10.837.8%
Brandin CooksWR109173113329.0%52.1%52.6%22.7%17.340.0%13.36.920.5441.3012541
Michael GallupWR227016514.2%50.0%47.4%4.5%35.08.3%32.52.920.1671.0772437
Jalen TolbertWR52205411.8%62.5%61.5%11.4%0.416.7%
Jalen BrooksWR44390153.3%29.2%30.8%9.1%9.828.6%3.82.790.1592.6001424
Jake FergusonTE74261347.4%60.4%66.7%15.9%3.724.1%4.90.900.2900.7652952
Luke SchoonmakerTE100000.0%25.0%35.9%2.3%0.08.3%
Sean McKeonTE     0.0%14.6%16.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Tony PollardRB     0.0%62.5%69.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Rico DowdleRB     0.0%20.8%28.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Deuce VaughnRB1111010.2%2.1%6.4%2.3%11.0100.0%
Hunter LuepkeRB     0.0%4.2%6.4%0.0%0.00.0%

Dallas Cowboys: Play a normal game for once in your lives challenge, level: IMPOSSIBLE

Just once. At least this time, they didn’t get fully removed from existence as they crushed the Giants and didn’t let up in the passing department. Dak Prescott threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns, spreading them across the passing game weapons.

CeeDee Lamb (14-11-151-1; 1-14-1) is an absolute monster with his third consecutive game of at least 14 targets, 11 receptions and 151+ receiving yards. He’s on the heater of heaters right now as he even added a rushing touchdown for good measure. Brandin Cooks (10-9-173-1) even came along for the ride with his best game of the season. Toss in touchdowns to Jake Ferguson (7-4-26-1) who is out here Dalton Schultz’ing like it’s 2021, and Michael Gallup (2-2-70-1), and most everybody who mattered got into the end zone.

That is, except for Tony Pollard (15-55). Pollard’s 2023 has been just weird, with all the huge blowouts, the Cowboys getting boat-raced in some games, and luck just not panning out for him. His role has never been in question as he’s gotten no less than 53% of snaps in any game. But when Rico Dowdle (12-79-1) is out here scoring in garbage time, you have to wonder what is going on.

Week 10 Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: CeeDee Lamb, Dak Prescott

Start ‘Em: Tony Pollard, Jake Ferguson

Keep Them Rostered: Brandin Cooks

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Denver Broncos

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Jerry JeudyWR333502828.0%81.1%65.3%10.3%11.710.0%
Courtland SuttonWR1185316868.0%91.9%86.7%37.9%4.832.4%6.21.561.0450.7793465
Marvin MimsWR1000-6-6.0%75.7%69.3%3.4%0.03.6%-
Lil'Jordan HumphreyWR1114066.0%13.5%18.7%3.4%14.020.0%6.02.800.0942.333514
David SillsWR     0.0%2.7%5.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Adam TrautmanTE221501010.0%48.6%64.0%6.9%7.511.1%5.00.830.1731.5001848
Chris ManhertzTE116033.0%18.9%40.0%3.4%6.014.3%3.00.860.0732.000730
Lucas KrullTE1000-2-2.0%40.5%26.7%3.4%0.06.7%-
Javonte WilliamsRB4431100.0%32.4%52.0%13.8%7.833.3%0.02.580.2070.0001239
Samaje PerineRB3334055.0%35.1%33.3%10.3%11.323.1%1.72.620.1906.8001325
Jaleel McLaughlinRB2240-12-12.0%13.5%14.7%6.9%2.040.0%-6.00.800.019-0.333511
Michael BurtonFB     0.0%2.7%16.0%0.0%0.00.0%

Somehow, the Broncos have beaten both the Chiefs and Bills in consecutive games to general bewilderment by most people who follow the sport. How did they do it in Week 10? Well, Russell Wilson didn’t need to do too much, he was just efficient. Wilson completed 24-of-29 passes, he didn’t turn the ball over, and he leaned on the ground game. 

Javonte Williams (21-79; 4-4-31-1) led the way with a ton of early-down work and caught a touchdown too. Samaje Perine (1-8; 3-3-35) and Jaleel McLaughlin (6-8; 2-2-4) mixed in, but it’s Williams’ backfield.

Courtland Sutton (11-8-53 has lapped the field in terms of the wide receivers and tight ends — even Jerry Jeudy (3-3-35). Sutton led the group with 11 targets whereas only Jeudy had more than two on the night. It’s incredibly difficult to start Jeudy as he’s been getting 5-to-7 targets each game except this one. He’s merely a floor play and a shaky one at that. Following the rookie post-bye playbook, Marvin Mims (1-0-0; 1-(-3))ran a season-high 76% routes even though it didn’t amount to production and the target he got was behind the line of scrimmage.

Week 10 Denver Broncos Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: N/A

Start ‘Em: Courtland Sutton, Javonte Williams

Keep Them Rostered: Jerry Jeudy (deeper 12 & 14-team), Russell Wilson (deeper 12 & 14-team), Jaleel McLaughlin (14-team), Samaje Perine (14-team), Marvin Mims (14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Detroit Lions

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Amon-Ra St. BrownWR98156111446.7%93.9%92.4%28.1%17.329.0%
Jameson WilliamsWR22180135.3%54.5%51.5%6.3%9.011.1%
Kalif RaymondWR42460145.7%33.3%25.8%12.5%11.536.4%
Josh ReynoldsWR421503916.0%78.8%69.7%12.5%3.815.4%9.80.580.2990.3852646
Antoine GreenWR     0.0%6.1%10.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Sam LaPortaTE544004719.3%75.8%80.3%15.6%8.020.0%9.41.600.3690.8512553
Brock WrightTE32231114.5%36.4%51.5%9.4%7.725.0%3.71.920.1722.0911234
James MitchellTE     0.0%3.0%10.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Jahmyr GibbsRB5335062.5%63.6%57.6%15.6%7.023.8%1.21.670.2525.8332138
David MontgomeryRB     0.0%33.3%37.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Craig ReynoldsRB     0.0%0.0%4.5%0.0%0.00.0%

Lions vs. Chargers in Week 10 has been my favorite game of the relatively young season, and one of the biggest questions was regarding the workload split of David Montgomery (12-116-1; 38% snaps) and Jahmyr Gibbs (14-77-2; 5-3-35; 58% snaps, 64% routes). The short answer? Start them both and ask questions later. Monty peeled off a 75-yard touchdown run which might have been the best play of his career and at least shut me up from calling him “liquid concrete” for the foreseeable future. Gibbs punched in two touchdowns and will be the high man on the totem pole for receiving work of these two backs. That said, again — start them both.

Amon-Ra St. Brown (9-8-156-1; 2-9) is really freaking good, but Sam LaPorta (5-4-40) had a quiet game to his standards. Fantasy managers had some bad luck with the fourth-quarter touchdown going to Brock Wright (3-2-23-1) on a 25-yard snag.

Week 10 Detroit Lions Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Amon-Ra St. Brown, Sam LaPorta, Jahmyr Gibbs, David Montgomery

Start ‘Em: Jared Goff

Keep Them Rostered: Josh Reynolds (14-team), Jameson Williams (14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Green Bay Packers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Christian WatsonWR722309526.0%79.1%75.0%18.9%3.320.6%13.60.680.4650.2423451
Romeo DoubsWR533118623.5%81.4%82.4%13.5%6.214.3%17.20.890.3670.3603556
Jayden ReedWR558416016.4%55.8%51.5%13.5%16.820.8%12.03.500.3171.4002435
Dontayvion WicksWR435104612.6%46.5%44.1%10.8%12.820.0%11.52.550.2501.1092030
Malik HeathWR     0.0%4.7%4.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Luke MusgraveTE426406818.6%72.1%73.5%10.8%16.012.9%
Tucker KraftTE3160113.0%41.9%51.5%8.1%2.016.7%3.70.330.1430.5451835
Josiah DeguaraTE     0.0%2.3%7.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Aaron JonesRB64190-11-3.0%48.8%55.9%16.2%3.228.6%-1.80.900.222-1.7272138
AJ DillonRB31110113.0%37.2%50.0%8.1%3.718.8%3.70.690.1431.0001634
Emanuel WilsonRB     0.0%7.0%4.4%0.0%0.00.0%

The Packers continue to struggle on offense as they haven’t put up 20 points in a game since Week 2. Jordan Love almost put up a 300-yard passing game, but in terms of the production to his pass-catchers, it was spread out to a bunch of players as usual.

All eight pass-catchers who earned a target earned between 3-to-7, which was Christian Watson (7-2-23), which led his father to multiple social media tirades this week. Totally normal LaVar Ball-like behavior. 

Watson should be fine, but Love and Watson really need to start eating breakfast together or getting on the same page. Luke Musgrave (4-2-64) caught passes of 36 and 28 yards, which is a nice little niche in this offense, but we’d like him to earn a little more target volume instead. Romeo Doubs (5-3-31-1) got into the end zone as well, but still hard to trust any of these guys.

Jayden Reed (5-5-84-1) is second to only Tyreek Hill with seven receptions of 30+ yards, yet he doesn’t run enough routes to properly slot into a fantasy lineup. Right now, he’s diet Rashid Shaheed on a worse, less-stable offense.

The Packer running backs are pretty much split right now, with Aaron Jones (13-35; 6-4-19) seeing more routes (49%) and AJ Dillon (9-70; 3-1-11) mixing in on early downs, where he’s gained some more efficiency since Jones has been back in the lineup. It’s still not super great for either, but Jones is the one we want and has any kind of chance to put up usable fantasy days.

Week 10 Green Bay Packers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: N/A

Start ‘Em: Aaron Jones

Keep Them Rostered: Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs (deeper 12 & 14-team), Jayden Reed (deeper 12 & 14-team), Luke Musgrave (deeper 12 & 14-team), AJ Dillon (14-team and weak contingent play)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Houston Texans

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Robert WoodsWR31150296.2%63.4%60.0%7.7%5.011.5%9.70.580.1590.5172645
Noah BrownWR87172013228.3%80.5%74.7%20.5%21.524.2%
John MetchieWR22250245.2%22.0%25.3%5.1%12.522.2%12.02.780.1131.042919
Xavier HutchinsonWR100051.1%12.2%13.3%2.6%0.020.0%
Tank DellWR14656118239.1%97.6%96.0%35.9%4.035.0%13.01.400.8120.3084072
Dalton SchultzTE647108117.4%82.9%88.0%15.4%11.817.6%
Eric SaubertTE     0.0%9.8%32.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Dalton KeeneTE     0.0%4.9%10.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Devin SingletaryRB2111030.6%56.1%81.3%5.1%5.58.7%1.50.480.0813.6672361
Mike BooneRB3260102.1%26.8%18.7%7.7%2.027.3%3.30.550.1300.6001114

THE TEXANS. Beating the Bengals IN Cincinnati. The Carolina Panthers would kill to redo the 2023 NFL Draft over, now wouldn’t they?

The Texans have been a remarkable story throughout the season, with multiple weapons showing out at points in the year, but the point I’m getting at is there’s always somebody out injured. Not all of them have played together. Robert Woods (3-1-15; 63% routes) had a few weeks and then missed the previous two weeks before returning in Week 10. Nico Collins missed Week 10. Tank Dell (14-6-56-1; 1-13; 98% routes) missed Week 6 before the Week 7 bye. Since Week 2, the three starting wide receivers for the Texans have been whoever is healthy out of Woods, Dell, Collins and Brown.

And that gets us to Noah Brown (8-7-172; 81% routes), who famously was hurt for a four-week stretch at the beginning of the season and helped usher in Dell’s emergence. Brown came back in Week 6 as Woods has been out. Brown, in the last two weeks, has 14 targets and 13 receptions, with 153 and 172-yard games plus a touchdown in Week 9. Those were his first two 100-yard games of his entire career.

We must ask: where does that leave Brown in this offense and, more importantly, as a fantasy option going forward? With how well C.J. Stroud has executed this offense and lifted the receiver boats in this offense, we assumed before the season was a bottom-five pass-catching unit. He’s at best fourth in the pecking order behind Dell, Collins, and Dalton Schultz (6-4-71), but with this offense producing the way they have, Brown can be a solid flex option during bye weeks. But one of these weeks, Brown will turn back into a frog. He’s a boom-or-bust wide receiver option just because he’s lower in the pecking order in Houston, and we’ll inevitably get all of the pass-catchers healthy in this offense to see who they truly prioritize. There’s a chance it could be Woods, who only ran 63% of routes this week, but there’s just as good of a chance it could be Brown. That’s why he’s not a guy I’m prioritizing to get into fantasy lineups, but with this Texans offense producing big-time, Brown is always a threat to have a great game.

Devin Singletary got 30 carries and was huge for them in this game, showing actual talent for the first time this season from a Texans’ running back. Having Stroud back there and making the defense account for him and the weapons certainly opens things up for the running back — no matter who it is — to get some good looks. That’s why we’re still keeping a candle lit for Dameon Pierce, but it’s faint.

Week 10 Houston Texans Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Tank Dell, C.J. Stroud

Start ‘Em: Nico Collins (missed Week 10 - calf)

Keep Them Rostered: Dameon Pierce (missed Week 9/10 - ankle), Devin Singletary, Dalton Schultz, Robert Woods (deeper 12 & 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Indianapolis Colts

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Michael PittmanWR12884010446.2%92.9%94.7%46.2%7.046.2%
Alec PierceWR11210219.3%100.0%96.5%3.8%21.03.6%21.00.750.1231.0002855
Josh DownsWR324005825.8%42.9%24.6%11.5%13.325.0%19.33.330.3540.6901214
Isaiah McKenzieWR44310198.4%46.4%45.6%15.4%7.830.8%4.82.380.2901.6321326
Juwann WinfreeWR     0.0%0.0%1.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Mo Alie-CoxTE1000146.2%39.3%59.6%3.8%0.09.1%
Kylen GransonTE2150-1-0.4%53.6%56.1%7.7%2.513.3%-0.50.330.112-5.0001532
Will MalloryTE217094.0%17.9%15.8%7.7%3.540.0%4.51.400.1430.77859
Jonathan TaylorRB116010.4%75.0%87.7%3.8%6.04.8%
Zack MossRB     0.0%7.1%15.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Trey SermonRB     0.0%0.0%1.8%0.0%0.00.0%

The Colts were almost evenly split (28 passes, 26 runs) in final Germany game this season, and they didn’t need to do a lot of heavy lifting. To be fair, they did only score 10 points, but that was apparently enough to beat the woeful Patriots.

Jonathan Taylor (23-69-1; 1-1-6; 88% snaps) now has the full split and wrestled rush work away from Zack Moss (1-2; 16% snaps).

No Colt outside of Michael Pittman (12-8-84) earned more than four targets as Josh Downs (3-2-40; 43% routes) left after re-aggravating his knee injury. Isaiah McKenzie (4-4-31; 46%) got a lot of the work Downs left behind and was the second-highest target earner in Week 10 for the Colts.

Week 10 Indianapolis Colts Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Michael Pittman, Jonathan Taylor

Start ‘Em: N/A

Keep Them Rostered: Josh Downs (left Week 9 - knee), Gardner Minshew (deeper 12 & 14-team),  Zack Moss (deeper 14-team; contingent play)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Jacksonville Jaguars

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Calvin RidleyWR322002712.2%92.3%91.2%9.7%6.78.3%9.00.560.2300.7413652
Christian KirkWR116104015168.0%92.3%89.5%35.5%9.530.6%13.72.891.0080.6893651
Jamal AgnewWR     0.0%5.1%5.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Tim JonesWR22170104.5%43.6%56.1%6.5%8.511.8%
Elijah CooksWR     0.0%30.8%29.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Evan EngramTE7412020.9%92.3%87.7%22.6%1.719.4%0.30.330.3456.0003650
Luke FarrellTE     0.0%7.7%14.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Brenton StrangeTE1000188.1%20.5%26.3%3.2%0.012.5%
Travis EtienneRB4290188.1%59.0%61.4%12.9%2.317.4%4.50.390.2500.5002335
Tank BigsbyRB100031.4%15.4%17.5%3.2%0.016.7%
D'Ernest JohnsonRB22280-7-3.2%20.5%21.1%6.5%14.025.0%-3.53.500.075-4.000812

The Jaguars had the doors blown off by the San Francisco 49ers as they couldn’t even be competitive in a 34-3 stonewalling. 

Travis Etienne (9-35; 4-2-9) suffered in his production, which was to be expected with such a blowout script. He still hit 61% snaps in a sizable role before ceding end-game touches to D’Ernest Johnson (3-12; 2-2-28) and Tank Bigsby (3-5; 1-0-0).

Sometimes, we just have to adjust our expectations for what a player used to be versus what he is. Just a few years ago, Calvin Ridley (3-2-20) was a target-hogging maniac catching balls from Matt Ryan in Atlanta in the prime of his career. After Week 5 in 2021, he left the team not to play again that season; he had his year-long suspension last season and now returns with the Jaguars this season. Many people expected Ridley to light the world on fire with his late-second-round average draft position. That was not the case after expectations were raised following an 8-101-1 performance in Week 1.

The Jaguars’ passing offense has failed at almost all levels as they and quarterback Trevor Lawrence were expected to take a team-level leap in their end-of-2022 run. Lawrence is only averaging 236 yards per game; he has had multiple touchdowns in only two games this season and has finished as a top-12 quarterback just three times in nine games. Christian Kirk (11-6-104), at 14 fantasy points per game, has been a much better target earner and consistent fantasy option this season than Ridley, with 10.6 fantasy points per game.

Whether it's Lawrence or Ridley himself, it doesn’t matter who is at fault here. You could throw some blame at Ridley:

Calvin Ridley's average success rate vs. press coverage in Matt Harmon’s Reception Perception

  • 2018 to 2021: 76.7%
  • 2023: 64%. 

The offense has been pretty putrid compared to the expectation, but when you look at it from a fantasy lens, Ridley just hasn’t delivered. Right now, he’s a boom-or-bust WR3 that has multiple failing factors each week.

Week 10 Jacksonville Jaguars Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Travis Etienne

Start ‘Em: Christian Kirk, Evan Engram, Calvin Ridley (borderline)

Keep Them Rostered: Trevor Lawrence

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Kansas City Chiefs


Week 10 Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes

Start ‘Em: Isiah Pacheco

Keep Them Rostered: Rashee RiceJerick McKinnon (14-team) 

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Las Vegas Raiders

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Davante AdamsWR13686017589.7%100.0%96.9%52.0%6.640.6%13.52.691.4080.4913262
Jakobi MeyersWR22210115.6%90.6%90.6%8.0%10.56.9%5.50.720.1591.9092958
Hunter RenfrowWR1150-3-1.5%50.0%42.2%4.0%5.06.3%-3.00.310.049-1.6671627
Tre TuckerWR     0.0%34.4%25.0%0.0%0.00.0%
DeAndre CarterWR     0.0%3.1%10.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Austin HooperTE117052.6%31.3%42.2%4.0%7.010.0%5.00.700.0781.4001027
Michael MayerTE53191157.7%68.8%87.5%20.0%3.822.7%3.00.860.3541.2672256
Josh JacobsRB22110-5-2.6%68.8%82.8%8.0%5.59.1%-2.50.500.102-2.2002253
Zamir WhiteRB     0.0%0.0%1.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Ameer AbdullahRB1140-3-1.5%28.1%15.6%4.0%4.011.1%-3.00.440.049-1.333910

When Antonio Pierce says he knows who the best players are, believe him.

Josh Jacobs (27-116; 2-2-11) saw a massive workload with 27 carries and Davante Adams (13-6-86) led the way with 13 targets — which equates to a whopping 52% target share on the night. Michael Mayer (5-3-19-1) caught a touchdown on a nice 69% routes per dropback. After Jakobi Meyers’ (2-2-21) quiet night, only three players earned targets and that was one each. 

Week 10 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs

Start ‘Em: Jakobi Meyers

Keep Them Rostered: Michael Mayer (deeper 12 & 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Los Angeles Chargers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Keenan AllenWR1411175213550.6%87.8%75.0%35.0%12.538.9%9.64.860.8791.2963654
Quentin JohnstonWR44341259.4%85.4%84.7%10.0%8.511.4%6.30.970.2161.3603561
Derius DavisWR2270-7-2.6%22.0%25.0%5.0%3.522.2%-3.50.780.057-1.000918
Simi FehokoWR     0.0%2.4%4.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Jalen GuytonWR644116122.8%85.4%79.2%15.0%6.817.1%
Gerald EverettTE20002910.9%41.5%33.3%5.0%0.011.8%
Donald ParhamTE2218051.9%36.6%44.4%5.0%9.013.3%
Stone SmarttTE30003814.2%29.3%30.6%7.5%0.025.0%
Nick VannettTE     0.0%4.9%15.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Austin EkelerRB74480-19-7.1%53.7%69.4%17.5%6.931.8%-
Joshua KelleyRB     0.0%24.4%30.6%0.0%0.00.0%

Keenan Allen (14-11-175-2) — what else is there to say? He dominated everything for the Chargers even after coming out for a brief stretch after landing on his shoulder. He hasn’t practiced this week and is listed as “day-to-day”, but hopefully, some of that missed time is just veteran maintenance. Seeing 85% of routes and somehow splitting work with Jalen Guyton (6-4-41-1; 85% routes) is Quentin Johnston (4-4-34-1), who both caught a touchdown. At least for this week, QJ did NOT stand for “Quite Joever”.

Continuing his role is Austin Ekeler (19-67-1; 7-4-48), who saw a ton of high-value touches (10) and yet hasn’t topped 3.5 yards per carry since the opening week of this season. Still, as long as he’s active in his receiving role, he’s forgiven (to an extent).

Week 10 Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Keenan AllenJustin Herbert, Austin Ekeler

Start ‘Em: N/A

Keep Them Rostered: Joshua Palmer (placed on IR - knee), Quentin Johnson (deeper 12 & 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Los Angeles Rams


Week 10 Los Angeles Rams Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Cooper Kupp, Puca Nacua

Start ‘Em: N/A

Keep Them Rostered: Darrell Henderson, Royce Freeman, Matthew Stafford (slated to return in Week 11), Tyler Higbee (14-team), Tutu Atwell (14-team), Kyren Williams (on IR - ankle)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Miami Dolphins


Week 10 Miami Dolphins Fantasy Takeaways:

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

Start ‘Em: Raheem Mostert

Keep Them Rostered: De’Von Achane (slated to come off of IR in Week 11, Jeff Wilson (14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Minnesota Vikings

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Jordan AddisonWR746907429.6%100.0%97.3%21.9%9.917.1%10.61.680.5350.9324171
Jalen NailorWR1116031.2%95.1%91.8%3.1%16.02.6%3.00.410.0555.3333967
Trishton JacksonWR     0.0%4.9%2.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Brandon PowellWR543504016.0%78.0%67.1%15.6%7.015.6%
N'Keal HarryWR     0.0%0.0%5.5%0.0%0.00.0%
T.J. HockensonTE1511134113453.6%82.9%63.0%46.9%8.944.1%8.93.941.0781.0003446
Josh OliverTE     0.0%19.5%43.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Johnny MundtTE2280-3-1.2%2.4%21.9%6.3%4.0200.0%-
Alexander MattisonRB216020.8%46.3%45.2%6.3%3.010.5%1.00.320.0993.0001933
Ty ChandlerRB     0.0%31.7%43.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Kene NwangwuRB     0.0%2.4%4.1%0.0%0.00.0%
C.J. HamFB     0.0%12.2%13.7%0.0%0.00.0%

This game was pretty much a war of attrition on both sides as Alexander Mattison (8-27; 2-1-6) left the game with a concussion. Ty Chandler (15-45-1) was taking some work anyway from Mattison as Cam Akers is of course, out for the season. Still, Chandler probably passed the proverbial “eye test” more than any other back has in Minnesota this season.

Joshua Dobbs was not spectacular, but was solid enough for the Vikings in his first start, with the top options being fed and fed constantly. T.J. Hockenson (15-11-134-1) amassed 47% of the target volume in Week 10 for the Vikings and between Hockenson, Jordan Addison (7-4-69), and Brandon Powell (5-4-35), they accounted for almost 85% of the total targets.

Justin Jefferson is unlikely to play in Week 11 but could make his return in Week 12. However, with the bye in Week 13 for the Vikings, it would make sense if the Vikings remain in playoff contention to return after the bye to play the Raiders in Week 14.

Week 10 Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: T.J. Hockenson

Start ‘Em: Jordan Addison

Keep Them Rostered: Ty Chandler, Alexander Mattison (left Week 10 - concussion), K.J. Osborn (missed Week 10 - concussion), Joshua Dobbs (deeper 12 & 14-team), Justin Jefferson (on IR - hamstring)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New England Patriots

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
JuJu Smith-SchusterWR119000.0%100.0%98.6%3.8%9.02.9%
Demario DouglasWR968406151.7%85.3%72.5%34.6%9.331.0%6.82.900.8811.3772950
Kayshon BoutteWR1111097.6%50.0%37.7%3.8%11.05.9%9.00.650.1111.2221726
Jalen ReagorWR     0.0%0.0%1.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Hunter HenryTE532103328.0%79.4%72.5%19.2%4.218.5%6.60.780.4840.6362750
Mike GesickiTE322203227.1%58.8%66.7%11.5%7.315.0%
Pharaoh BrownTE     0.0%11.8%47.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Rhamondre StevensonRB53140-10-8.5%70.6%66.7%19.2%2.820.8%-2.00.580.229-1.4002446
Ezekiel ElliottRB22340-7-5.9%23.5%33.3%7.7%17.025.0%-
Ty MontgomeryRB     0.0%2.9%1.4%0.0%0.00.0%

Even though the Patriots put up only six points, there were some things to like. Definitely not the quarterback position though, as Mac Jones was pulled AGAIN to give Bailey Zappe a chance at the go-ahead drive for the Patriots. We fade these quarterbacks like our lives depend on it.

This amalgamation of quarterback mediocrity has to throw to somebody, so why not Demario Douglas? Douglas (9-6-84) has picked up where Kendrick Bourne left off in terms of earning target volume in this offense before he got hurt. After that, it’s a hodge-podge of dust collectors like JuJu Smith-Schuster (1-1-9), Hunter Henry (5-3-21), and Mike Gesicki (3-2-22).

The Patriots’ best chance to move the ball with regularity in most instances is the running game, where Rhamondre Stevenson and Ezekiel Elliott have been a solid pairing all season. Stevenson (20-88; 5-3-14) carries the receiving workload with a solid edge on early-down work, but Elliott (13-54; 2-2-34) gets his too. It’s symbiotic. Not THAT great considering this team is 2-8 and can’t score points to save their lives. But yet, here we are. 

Week 10 New England Patriots Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: N/A

Start ‘Em: Rhamondre Stevenson, Demario Douglas

Keep Them Rostered: Hunter Henry (deeper 12 & 14-team), Ezekiel Elliott (deeper 12 & 14-team), JuJu Smith-Schuster (deeper 12 & 14-team), Mike Gesicki (deeper 12 & 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New Orleans Saints

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Chris OlaveWR9694118244.8%89.4%80.6%22.5%10.421.4%
Michael ThomasWR2190102.5%4.3%3.0%5.0%4.5100.0%5.04.500.0920.90022
Rashid ShaheedWR952409423.2%80.9%68.7%22.5%2.723.7%10.40.630.5000.2553846
A.T. PerryWR423815613.8%89.4%83.6%10.0%9.59.5%14.00.900.2470.6794256
Lynn BowdenWR11120102.5%14.9%28.4%2.5%12.014.3%10.01.710.0551.200719
Juwan JohnsonTE3120409.9%68.1%76.1%7.5%0.79.4%
Foster MoreauTE     0.0%12.8%31.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Taysom HillTE42170133.2%34.0%29.9%10.0%4.325.0%
Alvin KamaraRB7733000.0%61.7%76.1%17.5%4.724.1%
Jamaal WilliamsRB113010.2%10.6%22.4%2.5%3.020.0%1.00.600.0393.000515
Adam PrenticeFB     0.0%0.0%1.5%0.0%0.00.0%

In the other half of the war of attrition game with the Vikings, Derek Carr suffered a shoulder injury and entered concussion protocol after taking a huge hit in the second half, which led Jameis Winston to emerge and play the rest of the game.

With very little Michael Thomas (2-1-9; two total routes) to speak of, that got the dust off of rookie A.T. Perry (4-2-38-1), who ended up running almost 90% of routes as likely the one-for-one replace for the departed Thomas. Chris Olave (9-6-94-1) got back into the end zone with a beautiful ball from Winston in the far corner of the end zone. Rashid Shaheed (9-5-24) saw a bunch of targets too but didn’t really do much with them.

Alvin Kamara (9-42; 7-7-33) — our generation’s Leonard Fournette — compiled his way to a bunch of catches with 76% of the snaps, his usual role. There wasn’t much for Jamaal Williams (4-7; 1-1-3) here as he only saw 22% of snaps and not many routes; it was pretty much Kamara in the backfield for Week 10.

Week 10 New Orleans Saints Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Chris Olave

Start ‘Em: Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas (left Week 10 - knee), Taysom Hill

Keep Them Rostered: Derek Carr (left Week 10 - shoulder/concussion), Rashid Shaheed (deeper 12 & 14-team), 

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New York Giants

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Darius SlaytonWR432103019.9%81.1%82.5%15.4%5.313.3%7.50.700.3700.7003047
Isaiah HodginsWR2000127.9%51.4%59.6%7.7%0.010.5%
Parris CampbellWR116000.0%27.0%29.8%3.8%6.010.0%0.00.600.0580.0001017
Jalin HyattWR10004731.1%40.5%29.8%3.8%0.06.7%
Wan'Dale RobinsonWR3260127.9%59.5%47.4%11.5%2.013.6%
Sterling ShepardWR41213422.5%24.3%19.3%15.4%0.544.4%
Daniel BellingerTE3234085.3%64.9%80.7%11.5%11.312.5%2.71.420.2104.2502446
Lawrence CagerTE21101149.3%21.6%19.3%7.7%5.025.0%
Tyree JacksonTE     0.0%13.5%21.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Saquon BarkleyRB31-50-5-3.3%40.5%61.4%11.5%-1.720.0%-1.7-0.330.1501.0001535
Matt BreidaRB     0.0%10.8%22.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Jashaun CorbinRB33120-1-0.7%29.7%26.3%11.5%4.027.3%-

The Tommy DeVito era ain’t great for these New York Football Giants. Daniel Bellinger (3-2-34) led the team in receiving yards if you’re into that. Saquon Barkley (13-66; 3-1-(-5)) could only do so much. Yikes.

Week 10 New York Giants Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Saquon Barkley

Start ‘Em: N/A

Keep Them Rostered: Darren Waller (placed on IR - hamstring)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New York Jets

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Garrett WilsonWR14993012337.5%89.1%92.4%37.8%6.634.1%
Allen LazardWR511705817.7%91.3%89.4%13.5%3.411.9%11.60.400.3260.2934259
Xavier GipsonWR312405817.7%73.9%68.2%8.1%8.08.8%19.30.710.2450.4143445
Irvin CharlesWR     0.0%4.3%6.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Malik TaylorWR21604313.1%23.9%16.7%5.4%3.018.2%21.50.550.1730.1401111
Tyler ConklinTE777004714.3%65.2%63.6%18.9%10.023.3%6.72.330.3841.4893042
C.J. UzomahTE116020.6%21.7%34.8%2.7%6.010.0%2.00.600.0453.0001023
Jeremy RuckertTE     0.0%10.9%22.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Breece HallRB33470-8-2.4%56.5%69.7%8.1%15.711.5%-2.71.810.105-5.8752646
Dalvin CookRB100030.9%8.7%15.2%2.7%0.025.0%
Michael CarterRB100020.6%15.2%13.6%2.7%0.014.3%
Nick BawdenFB     0.0%2.2%7.6%0.0%0.00.0%

If Zach Wilson is going to be a below-replacement-level quarterback in the NFL, the least he could do is get the ball to the guy who actually matters a bunch. The guy we drafted in the late-1st/early-2nd round, Garrett Wilson (14-9-93). Wilson was far and away the best player on offense on Monday night, with Tyler Conklin (7-7-70) serving up a passable night in a pinch for desperate fantasy managers at a thin tight end position if you don't have an elite option to start.

Breece Hall (13-28; 3-3-47) did take 70% of the snaps, continuing his lockdown of most high-value touches in this offense. Those should only grow as the Jets did cut Michael Carter (1-0-0 receiving) and that should slide those receptions over to Hall rather than Dalvin Cook (4-26; 1-0-0), who I’m surprised the team didn’t cut.

Week 10 New York Jets Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Garrett Wilson

Start ‘Em: Breece Hall

Keep Them Rostered: Tyler Conklin (deeper 12 & 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Philadelphia Eagles


Week 10 Philadelphia Eagles Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith

Start ‘Em: D’Andre Swift

Keep Them Rostered: Dallas Goedert (placed on IR - forearm)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Pittsburgh Steelers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Diontae JohnsonWR411706762.0%96.2%81.5%18.2%4.316.0%16.80.680.7070.2542553
George PickensWR434505349.1%96.2%95.4%18.2%11.316.0%13.31.800.6160.8492562
Allen RobinsonWR     0.0%69.2%76.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Calvin AustinWR1130-2-1.9%19.2%20.0%4.5%3.020.0%-2.00.600.055-1.500513
Miles BoykinWR     0.0%3.8%13.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Darnell WashingtonTE116000.0%26.9%50.8%4.5%6.014.3%0.00.860.0680.000733
Rodney WilliamsTE     0.0%0.0%4.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Najee HarrisRB43140-10-9.3%34.6%50.8%18.2%3.544.4%-2.51.560.208-1.400933
Jaylen WarrenRB4290-9-8.3%50.0%50.8%18.2%2.330.8%-2.30.690.214-1.0001333
Anthony McFarlandRB     0.0%3.8%1.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Connor HeywardFB4332098.3%69.2%52.3%18.2%8.022.2%2.31.780.3313.5561834

The Steelers weren’t as dependent on their passing game as they typically are, but they didn’t need to be with their running both cooking against the Packers.

Labeled by Andrew Cooper as the “new Tony Pollard”, Jaylen Warren (15-101-1; 4-2-9) has been solidly relevant in fantasy for most of this season, with the promise by a select few (including me) that Warren would be the RB1 in Pittsburgh at some point this season. Well, we’re closer than ever before as Warren actually got the first carry and snap of the game for the Steelers. He followed up last week’s 88-yard effort with his first 100-yard rushing game on just 15 carries. The real story is Warren encroaching on Najee Harris’ (16-82-1; 4-3-14) work on early downs. Typically, Warren has played way more on third downs, and Harris has played more on early downs and short yardage. Both backs nearly split the early down work, with Harris getting just one more early-down snap than Warren in Week 10.

Warren has been more efficient than Harris this season, and perhaps the proverbial pendulum is swinging toward Warren. Warren has been a tougher start in shallower leagues, but he should be starting in every league right now. Yes, Harris will be involved and continue to be involved, but if you’re looking for the floor AND the ceiling based on how Warren’s role in this offense has evolved over the last couple of weeks, Warren is the guy you want to put your chips in on.

The team leader in targets for the Steelers was five players with four each. Naturally, that doesn’t lend itself to much production or even air yards, as Diontae Johnson (4-1-17) and George Pickens (4-3-45) combined for just 110 air yards with everybody else (typically running backs) dropping the number down 10-20 air yards in the other direction just based on how they’re used in the passing game.

Week 10 Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Diontae Johnson

Start ‘Em: George Pickens, Najee Harris, Jaylen Warren

Keep Them Rostered: Kenny Pickett (deeper 12 & 14-team), Pat Freiermuth (on IR - hamstring)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


San Francisco 49ers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Brandon AiyukWR335515127.3%83.9%67.7%11.1%18.311.5%
Deebo SamuelWR4430094.8%67.7%54.8%14.8%7.519.0%2.31.430.2563.3332134
Jauan JenningsWR218042.1%35.5%24.2%7.4%4.018.2%2.00.730.1262.0001115
Ronnie BellWR112002010.7%12.9%24.2%3.7%20.025.0%
Willie SneadWR     0.0%9.7%25.8%0.0%0.00.0%
George KittleTE4311617540.1%90.3%72.6%14.8%29.014.3%
Charlie WoernerTE     0.0%29.0%45.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Ross DwelleyTE     0.0%9.7%24.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Christian McCaffreyRB10647000.0%90.3%75.8%37.0%4.735.7%0.01.680.5560.0002847
Elijah MitchellRB     0.0%9.7%29.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Jordan MasonRB     0.0%0.0%4.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Kyle JuszczykFB322612815.0%51.6%51.6%11.1%8.718.8%9.31.630.2710.9291632

The 49ers were fresh off of their bye and so were the Jaguars, but San Francisco ACTUALLY looked like they were, as they throttled the Jaguars 34-3.

Christian McCaffrey (16-95; 10-6-57) was the bellcow here as he led the team in targets and of course, the rushing stats too. The team tried to get CMC a touchdown to keep his streak alive, with the 49ers hilariously letting Sam Darnold throw CMC a pass on fourth down to get it for him.

Besides McCaffrey, the 49ers were very efficient. George Kittle (4-3-116-1) and Brandon Aiyuk (3-3-55-1) did their damage on limited targets. Deebo Samuel (4-4-30; 3-29-1 returned with a solid outing to build on considering the blowout script.

Week 10 San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Christian McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk

Start ‘Em: Deebo Samuel, George KittleBrock Purdy

Keep Them Rostered: Elijah Mitchell (purely a contingent play should something happen to CMC; 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Seattle Seahawks

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
DK MetcalfWR12798013753.1%93.9%88.8%28.6%8.226.1%
Tyler LockettWR10892110440.3%83.7%78.8%23.8%9.224.4%
Jaxon Smith-NjigbaWR54530-5-1.9%67.3%62.5%11.9%10.615.2%-1.01.610.165-10.6003350
Jake BoboWR22130103.9%24.5%27.5%4.8%6.516.7%
Dareke YoungWR     0.0%2.0%2.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Noah FantTE3260135.0%57.1%58.8%7.1%2.010.7%
Will DisslyTE2222020.8%24.5%40.0%4.8%11.016.7%1.01.830.07711.0001232
Colby ParkinsonTE113031.2%32.7%42.5%2.4%3.06.3%
Kenneth WalkerRB21641-5-1.9%26.5%47.5%4.8%32.015.4%-2.54.920.058-12.8001338
Zach CharbonnetRB54180-1-0.4%61.2%52.5%11.9%3.616.7%-0.20.600.176-18.0003042

DK Metcalf (12-7-98) and Tyler Lockett (10-8-92-1) both had awesome games and crushed in volume with 52% of the targets. Jaxon Smith-Njigba (5-4-53) had a nice start early in the game but managed a -0.6-yard aDOT. Yes, that’s a negative aDOT. We need to return to the last few weeks where JSN was used like a real boy with aDOTs of 7.6, 10, and 6.6 in three of the previous four weeks. 

After that trio, Zach Charbonnet (6-44; 5-4-18; 61% routes, 53% snaps) has a clear grasp on routes in this offense and continues to out-snap Kenneth Walker (19-63; 2-1-64-1). Walker is still the pretty sizable leader with his early-down role and shouldn’t be giving that up anytime soon. Walker even chipped in with a 64-yard receiving touchdown. That said, Charbonnet is also getting a few touches on that side of the equation, making him a borderline flex option with these bye weeks.

Week 10 Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Kenneth Walker

Start ‘Em: Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Keep Them Rostered: Geno Smith, Zach Charbonnet

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Mike EvansWR106143119054.4%85.7%72.3%34.5%14.333.3%19.04.770.8980.7533047
Chris GodwinWR645405315.2%88.6%76.9%20.7%9.019.4%8.81.740.4171.0193150
Trey PalmerWR422105515.8%88.6%83.1%13.8%5.312.9%13.80.680.3170.3823154
Deven ThompkinsWR21503710.6%8.6%23.1%6.9%2.566.7%18.51.670.1780.135315
Rakim JarrettWR     0.0%8.6%21.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Cade OttonTE32100205.7%85.7%95.4%10.3%3.310.0%6.70.330.1950.5003062
Ko KieftTE     0.0%0.0%10.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Payne DurhamTE     0.0%14.3%16.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Rachaad WhiteRB3247100.0%60.0%70.8%10.3%15.714.3%
Sean TuckerRB     0.0%0.0%1.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Chase EdmondsRB11-20-6-1.7%25.7%27.7%3.4%-2.011.1%-6.0-0.220.0400.333918

The Buccaneers were dead even with rushing attempts and pass attempts (29 for both), so this balanced attack primarily ran through Rachaad White (20-51; 3-2-47-1; 71% snaps) on the ground. Though White did catch a 43-yard touchdown on a nice play. Mike Evans (10-6-143-1) was the primary beneficiary through the air, and my days of doubting that man are over (Joever, some say) at this point. Maybe it was because I had him on the cover of the Target Report last week? I’ll check back as I have both Lions running backs on there this week to see if I jinxed it.

Chris Godwin (6-4-54) earned some targets, but the attack on both the ground and through the air was heavily concentrated in Week 10.

Week 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: Mike Evans

Start ‘Em: Chris Godwin

Keep Them Rostered: Rachaad WhiteCade Otton (deep 12 & 14-team), Trey Palmer (14-team), Baker Mayfield (14-team)

Add ‘Em: Chase Edmonds (somebody who the Bucs wanted to use before he hit IR, back healthy now and could find a role in the next little bit. Purely speculative.)

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Tennessee Titans

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
DeAndre HopkinsWR8327016238.0%86.0%79.4%21.1%3.421.6%20.30.730.5820.1673750
Nick Westbrook-IkhineWR41908419.7%53.5%61.9%10.5%2.317.4%21.00.390.2960.1072339
Kyle PhilipsWR53610368.5%46.5%34.9%13.2%12.225.0%
Chris MooreWR422105112.0%83.7%82.5%10.5%5.311.1%12.80.580.2420.4123652
Chigoziem OkonkwoTE632705312.4%53.5%54.0%15.8%4.526.1%
Trevon WescoTE     0.0%7.0%34.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Josh WhyleTE521606415.0%37.2%42.9%13.2%3.231.3%
Kevin RaderTE     0.0%4.7%6.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Derrick HenryRB11-40-6-1.4%23.3%42.9%2.6%-4.010.0%-6.0-0.400.0300.6671027
Tyjae SpearsRB54420-18-4.2%44.2%60.3%13.2%8.426.3%-

The Titans had a stunning (426) amount of air yards and only scored six points against the Buccaneers, so hey; it wasn’t like Will Levis didn’t try. It was just a good defensive effort by the Buccaneers and locking up DeAndre Hopkins (8-3-27). Kyle Philips (5-3-61; 47% routes) actually led the team in receiving and hey, let the kid run more routes as an underneath option.

Derrick Henry (11-24; 1-1-(-4); 43% snaps) saw his opportunities fade away as the Titans needed to get Tyjae Spears (5-18; 5-4-42; 60% snaps) on the field in catch-up/trail-script mode. 

Week 10 Tennessee Titans Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: DeAndre Hopkins, Derrick Henry

Start ‘Em: N/A

Keep Them Rostered: Will Levis (deeper 12 & 14-team), Tyjae Spears (deeper 12 & 14-team), Chigoziem Okonkwo (deeper 12 & 14-team), Treylon Burks (missed Week 10 - concussion; 14-team)

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Washington Commanders

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Terry McLaurinWR843306733.3%95.5%91.4%19.0%4.119.0%8.40.790.5190.4934253
Jahan DotsonWR2000115.5%100.0%100.0%4.8%0.04.5%
Curtis SamuelWR62602813.9%56.8%53.4%14.3%1.024.0%
Dyami BrownWR224112411.9%22.7%19.0%4.8%20.520.0%
Byron PringleWR21703517.4%18.2%17.2%4.8%3.525.0%17.50.880.1930.200810
Jamison CrowderWR1000105.0%4.5%10.3%2.4%0.050.0%
Logan ThomasTE55400189.0%93.2%77.6%11.9%8.012.2%3.60.980.2412.2224145
John BatesTE3321000.0%31.8%43.1%7.1%7.021.4%0.01.500.1070.0001425
Brian RobinsonRB66119163.0%45.5%53.4%14.3%19.830.0%1.05.950.23519.8332031
Antonio GibsonRB6542152.5%52.3%50.0%14.3%7.026.1%0.81.830.2328.4002329
Alex ArmahFB1130-3-1.5%6.8%10.3%2.4%3.033.3%-

44 pass attempts, 14 rushing attempts in a game where it was 9-9 at halftime and 27 points were scored in the fourth quarter. That led to Sam Howell peppering mostly the running backs in the passing game as far as the big production. Brian Robinson (8-38; 6-119-1) and Antonio Gibson (4-13; 5-42-1) each had 50%+ snaps here and were the top two yardage producers, accounting for just over half of Howell’s passing yards on the day. 

Terry McLaurin (8-4-33) and a returning Curtis Samuel (6-2-6) saw a bunch of targets, but neither produced. Logan Thomas (5-5-40) is the quintessential “shrug your shoulders” fantasy floor play. Jahan Dotson (2-0-0) was shut out yet again on two targets, and this seems like something you can see from the beginning of the game because if they don’t work him into the game flow, he just disappears. He got one target early and one in the fourth quarter, which he was late reacting to. He’s easily one of the most polarizing fantasy assets where you can’t trust him no matter what. Even if he puts up a usable stat line in Week 11, how can you trust that to continue?

Week 10 Washington Commanders Fantasy Takeaways:

Start Your Studs: N/A

Start ‘Em: Terry McLaurin

Keep Them Rostered: Brian Robinson, Sam Howell, Logan Thomas (deeper 12 & 14-team), Antonio Gibson (deeper 12 & 14-team), Curtis Samuel (deeper 12 & 14-team), Jahan Dotson (deeper 12 & 14-team) 

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


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