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Target Watch: Week 10

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Indianapolis Colts

Reggie Wayne: 13-8-7-6-4-14-6 (77), Pierre Garcon: 10-8-8-11-6-15-6 (75), Austin Collie: 7-7-2-6-5-7-5 (52), Dallas Clark: 6-4-5-7-0 -10-5 (50), Jacob Tamme: 0-0-0-1-0-0-7 (9)

In their last four games Pierre Garcon and Reggie Wayne are ranked 70th and 68th in average fantasy points for wide receivers. That's really all you need to know about the Colts' passing game.

After Delone Carter fumbled he saw the game from the sidelines while Donald Brown was out there for 46 snaps to Carter's 12.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Thomas: 8-11-7-6-1-4-BYE (58), Jason Hill: 5-9-7-3-8-5-BYE (42), Marcedes Lewis: 2-7-4-8-3-9-BYE (36), Maurice Jones-Drew: 3-4- 0-3-3-4-BYE (21), Deji Karim: 2-1-4-1-0-1-BYE (13), Jarett Dillard: 0-3-1-3-dnp-3-BYE (12)

Blaine Gabbert threw for 299 yards and 2 touchdowns!! Oh, that was in his last 3 games? Whoops.

Kansas City Chiefs

Dwayne Bowe: 6-9-11-BYE-10-11-10 (73), Steve Breaston: 6-5-5-BYE-9-4-11 (44), Dexter McCluster: 6-4-2-BYE-2-3-4 (31), Leonard Pope: 3-1-3-BYE-1-1-2 (20), Jonathan Baldwin: dnp-dnp-dnp-BYE-5-8-5 (18), Keary Colbert: 1-4-2-BYE-0-1-1 (12), LeRon McClain: 0-4-0-BYE-2- 2-1 (11)

In desperation mode, Matt Cassel threw the ball at Steve Breaston and Dwayne Bowe a ton. Jonathan Baldwin remained in the mix and just missed a touchdown, but Breaston still remains a trusted guy for Cassel.

Since they were in passing mode most of the game Dexter McCluster was on the field for 55 plays to Jackie Battle's 28. But neither did anything of fantasy relevance, well, positive fantasy relevance.

Miami Dolphins

Brandon Marshall: 7-8-BYE-13-9-6-11 (78), Davone Bess: 9-5-BYE-3-12-5-3 (49), Brian Hartline: 4-5-BYE-6-2-2-0 (33), Reggie Bush: 1-2 -BYE-2-2-5-3 (26), Anthony Fasano: 2-4-BYE-2-2-1-3 (22), Daniel Thomas: 3-dnp-BYE-1-5-dnp-0 (10), Charles Clay: 1-2-BYE-2-1-1-3 (10)

Brandon Marshall had his best game of the season against the Chiefs catching 8 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. That was only his second touchdown of the year which is his only downfall in fantasy right now. He has yet to have a game under four receptions and is fifth in receptions per game with 5.75. He'll continue to be a PPR asset and if he can find the end zone a few more times could be extremely valuable.

Charles Clay is listed as a running back in some fantasy formats but is doing the James Casey FB/TE thing with the Dolphins. He only had 3 targets but caught all three for 50 yards. Keep an eye on this since the Dolphins are out of it and will be looking to evaluate talent and Clay has some.

Minnesota Vikings

Visanthe Shiancoe: 2-8-6-7-8-4-BYE (43), Percy Harvin: 5-7-2-9-3-5-BYE (43), Michael Jenkins: 10-1-6-6-8-2-BYE (39), Devin Aromashodu: 2-2-5-2-5-6-BYE (24), Bernard Berrian: 5-6-dnp-7-dnp-dnp-BYE (24), Kyle Rudolph: 3-4-0-3-1-5-BYE (18), Adrian Peterson: 5-1-0-1-1-5-BYE (18)

Percy Harvin seems to leave every game with an injury, but he's still leading the team in targets and is pretty darn good at football. He's the only Minnesota receiver I'd want on my fake team. Christian Ponder is also targeting his tight ends quite a bit, but Shiancoe and Rudolph are going to hurt each other's value going forward.

Adrian Peterson is better than anyone at football.

New England Patriots

Wes Welker: 20-14-8-10-BYE-8-10 (93), Rob Gronkowski: 9-5-4-7-BYE-9-15 (62), Deion Branch: 3-4-8-5-BYE-7-5 (51), Aaron Hernandez: dnp-dnp-9-14-BYE-4-5 (50), Chad Ochocinco: 4-2-3-1-BYE-1-5 (21), Danny Woodhead: 5-0-dnp-3-BYE-0-6 (17)

Tom Brady has lost some of his first month luster, but he's still putting up good fake football numbers and helping his friends do the same. Wes Welker is the target and reception czar of the universe, but Mr. Robert Gronkowski has surpassed Aaron Hernandez in targets and fake football goodness. Of course Bill Belichick might have Gronk block all next game, but his targets should keep him in the elite tight end race.

New Orleans Saints

Jimmy Graham: 8-14-12-11-7-8-8 (82), Darren Sproles: 9-7-7-11-6-7-6 (72), Marques Colston: dnp-3-6-11-7-6-5 (47), Lance Moore: 9-6-6 -3-4-9-3 (44), Robert Meachem: 8-6-5-2-2-3-1 (39), Pierre Thomas: 1-4-3-1-6-4-5 (33), Devery Henderson: 4-1-1-2-2-4-3 (29)

Jimmy Graham is one of three receivers with 7 or more targets in each game and the only tight end. If you own him don't hide that under a bushel basket or really any kind of basket or enclosed space.

Darren Sproles is still blowing away the running back competition when it comes to targets. He has 72 to Matt Forte's and Ray Rice's 56. Just think if he'd played on the Saints his whole career. Dude would have exactly infinity amount of receptions right about now. So far he has 56 and is on pace for 99.5. I'll be very interested to see how he gets half of a reception.

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Chet Gresham writes Target Watch and The Morning After for and is the founder of The Fake Football. Chet can be found on Twitter .
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