My favorite part of fantasy, regardless of the sport, is preparing for the draft. I love putting together rankings and, so long as you are willing to be flexible, I don’t think there is anything wrong about starting to collect your thoughts about next season before this one is completely finished. Obviously, Week 17 is a big week for DFS, and many of the top target-getters in Week 16 are important for Week 17 and the playoffs. That being said, this week’s Target Analysis will mostly take a look at the target leaders from Week 16 and the season as a whole within the context of their prospects for 2019.

  • DeAndre Hopkins is seventh in the NFL with 144 targets, ninth in the NFL with 103 receptions and he and Christian McCaffrey are the only players on our target leaderboard with nary a drop. Hopkins had five drops last season and four in 2016, so while having no drops is probably a fluke, I do think his hands are an underrated part of his game, and one reason he feels...