NFL Target Analysis: Week 2
Steve Pimental breaks down all of the data and brings you the Target Analysis Report for Week 2.
With all of the turmoil at quarterback heading into Week 3, there is some uncertainty at wide receiver as well. I’d have an awfully hard time arguing any of the quarterback injuries are good for the affected receivers, though it is true that some quarterbacks target certain weapons more often than others, so we will be paying close attention to how those receivers are used in the coming weeks.
We had three usual suspects at the top of the target chart in Week 2 in Zach Ertz , Keenan Allen and Michael Thomas . They are fourth, second and first respectively through two weeks as well. We know what Allen is at this point, but the other two are pretty interesting. It’s not really shocking Ertz was targeted 15 times with DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jefferey out, and it’s also not too surprising he only caught eight of them for 72 yards. I think we can probably pencil him in for more targets and fewer touchdowns if Jeffrey is out again in Week 3.
Michael Thomas ’s 13 targets...