NFL Target Analysis Week 3
Steve Pimental breaks down all of the data and brings you the Target Analysis Report for Week 3.
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.
Keenan Allen is the only receiver with double-digit targets in all three games this season. I’m slightly worried he won’t get there in Week 4 in what should be a blowout at Miami, but he is as safe as anyone for fantasy. If anything, Allen might still be underrated. He leads the NFL with 12 red zone targets, which is great for someone who hasn’t had more than six touchdowns in a season since 2013.
Tyler Lockett was an afterthought in Week 1, with just two targets. Since then he has set new career-highs in targets in consecutive weeks, with 12 in Week 2 and 14...