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Target Watch: Week 11

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Indianapolis Colts

Reggie Wayne: 8-7-6-4-14-6-6 (83), Pierre Garcon: 8-8-11-6-15-6-6 (81), Austin Collie: 7-2-6-5-7-5-5 (57), Dallas Clark: 4-5-7-0-10-5-dnp (50), Jacob Tamme: 0-0-1-0-0-7-8 (17), Joseph Addai: 2-1-dnp-2-dnp- dnp-dnp (15), Donald Brown: 0-0-2-0-1-3-4 (10)

Jacob Tamme was the lone bright spot for the Colts last week. Well, "bright spot" may be a bit of an exaggeration, maybe "less soul suckingly dark"? He led the Colts in targets, receptions and yards and in 2 tight end leagues is worth a look.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Thomas: 11-7-6-1-4-BYE-1 (59), Jason Hill: 9-7-3-8-5-BYE-1 (43), Marcedes Lewis: 7-4-8-3-9-BYE-3 (39), Maurice Jones-Drew: 4-0-3-3-4-BYE-3 (24), Deji Karim: 1-4-1-0-1-BYE-3 (16), Jarett Dillard: 3-1-3- dnp-3-BYE-2 (14)

Like the Colts, the Jaguars are painful to watch. Oh, and they played each other last week. I hope you weren't there.

Chastin West led the Jaguars in targets with 5. If you own any Jaguar not named Maurice Jones-Drew you must have made an error somewhere.

Kansas City Chiefs

Dwayne Bowe: 9-11-BYE-10-11-10-7 (80), Steve Breaston: 5-5-BYE-9-4-11-6 (50), Dexter McCluster: 4-2-BYE- 2-3-4-8 (39), Leonard Pope: 1-3-BYE-1-1-2-5 (25), Jonathan Baldwin: dnp-dnp-BYE-5-8-5-5 (23), LeRon McClain: 4-0-BYE-2-2-1-2 (13), Keary Colbert: 4-2-BYE-0-1-1-dnp (12)

The good news for Chiefs fans is they no longer have a quarterback who went 13 for 28 for 93 yards against one of the worst pass defenses in the league! The bad news is they now have Tyler Palko. If only he was Panko we could batter and bread some food stuff and deep fry it to gorge our sorrows away! This isn't great news for the Chiefs receivers who have had some success this season.

Miami Dolphins

Brandon Marshall: 8-BYE-13-9-6-11-9 (87), Davone Bess: 5-BYE-3-12-5-3-6 (55), Brian Hartline: 5-BYE-6-2- 2-0-3 (36), Reggie Bush: 2-BYE-2-2-5-3-5 (31), Anthony Fasano: 4-BYE-2-2-1-3-4 (26), Charles Clay: 2- BYE-2-1-1-3-2 (12), Daniel Thomas: dnp-BYE-1-5-dnp-0-0 (10)

Matt Moore has helped Brandon Marshall to 15 receptions for 204 yards and a touchdown in the last 2 games. The rest of the season schedule is about middle of the road and Marshall is currently the 3rd most targeted receiver in the league. There's no reason to think that won't continue.

Minnesota Vikings

Percy Harvin: 7-2-9-3-5-BYE-8 (51), Visanthe Shiancoe: 8-6-7-8-4-BYE-4 (47), Michael Jenkins: 1-6-6-8-2- BYE-4 (43), Devin Aromashodu: 2-5-2-5-6-BYE-6 (30), Kyle Rudolph: 4-0-3-1-5-BYE-3 (21), Adrian Peterson: 1-0-1-1-5-BYE-1 (19)

The Vikings were beat down in a humiliating fashion on Monday night by the Packers, but who hasn't been? The good news is that Percy Harvin was once again the main target for Christian Ponder and even though it wasn't the best night he'll ever have, he did total 70 yards and had 6 receptions. That's not the end of the world in a PPR league. After Harvin it's a black hole filled with despair and slow receivers.

New England Patriots

Wes Welker: 14-8-10-BYE-8-10-8 (101), Rob Gronkowski: 5-4-7-BYE-9-15-11 (73), Deion Branch: 4-8-5-BYE-7- 5-9 (60), Aaron Hernandez: dnp-9-14-BYE-4-5-5 (55), Chad Ochocinco: 2-3-1-BYE-1-5-2 (23), Danny Woodhead: 0-dnp-3-BYE-0-6-3 (20)

As usual Tom Brady and Bill Belichick take what's given to them and on Sunday night the Jets were taking away Wes Welker and giving Rob Gronkowski room. Gronk has an amazing 16 receptions for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns in the last two games. And that was his third multi-TD game on the season. I think he's going to be ok. But we have seen a drop off in targets for Aaron Hernandez. With Mr. Belichick these things can turn around pretty quickly, but three games in a row of 5 or less targets for Hernandez is a little worrisome.

New Orleans Saints

Jimmy Graham: 14-12-11-7-8-8-12 (94), Darren Sproles: 7-7-11-6-7-6-6 (78), Marques Colston: 3-6-11-7-6-5 -9 (56), Lance Moore: 6-6-3-4-9-3-3 (47), Robert Meachem: 6-5-2-2-3-1-2 (41), Pierre Thomas: 4-3-1-6-4-5 -5 (38), Devery Henderson: 1-1-2-2-4-3-2 (31)

Jimbo Graham continues to keep his streak of 7-plus target games alive. He and Gronkowski are lapping the tight end field.

Since returning from his injury Marques Colston has been a top 10 fantasy receiver and besides Graham doesn't really have anyone taking looks away from him. His health will always be a concern, but his 7- plus targets a game will get you through the hard times.

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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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