I really like our season-long target leaderboard. I think it is fascinating to watch it evolve as the season goes along, and it can help put a player’s fantasy numbers into proper perspective. That being said, I think I am sometimes guilty of focusing too much on the target column and not enough on the other columns. After all, I chose those stats because I thought they were most useful, but I don’t always remember to use them. With that in mind, we will begin our analysis with one of the stats that is most instructive, especially this deep into the season: Catch Rate.

Catch Rate Leaders

  • Keenan Allen is up to 12th on our target leaderboard, and his 78.3 percent catch rate is second among wide receivers on our list to only Michael Thomas . I think Allen is widely regarded as being a notch below the elite wide receivers, and I don’t think that’s right. Now that he appears to have put his injury concerns behind him, I think he is every bit as good as the nine wide...