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Target Watch: Week 12

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Indianapolis Colts

Pierre Garcon: 8-11-6-15-6-6-BYE (52), Reggie Wayne: 7-6-4-14-6-6-BYE (43), Austin Collie: 2-6-5-7-5-5-BYE (30), Dallas Clark: 5-7-0-10-5-dnp-BYE (27), Jacob Tamme: 0-1-0-0-7-8-BYE (16), Donald Brown: 0-2-0-1-3-4-BYE (10), Delone Carter: 3-1-0-2-0-0-BYE (6)

Jacob Tamme was the lone bright spot for the Colts in Week 10. 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

Marcedes Lewis: 4-8-3-9-BYE-3-11 (38), Jason Hill: 7-3-8-5-BYE-1-7 (31), Mike Thomas: 7-6-1-4-BYE-1-11 (30), Maurice Jones-Drew: 0-3-3-4-BYE-3-6 (19), Jarett Dillard: 1-3-dnp-3-BYE-2-3 (12), Deji Karim: 4-1-0-1-BYE-3-0 (9), Chastin West: 1-0-dnp-dnp-BYE-5-3 (9)

Blaine Gabbert topped 200 yards passing for the first time since Week 5 but couldn’t throw for a touchdown. He hasn’t gotten into double digit fantasy points more than once all season. This does not bode well for anyone.

Kansas City Chiefs

Dwayne Bowe: 11-BYE-10-11-10-7-9 (58), Steve Breaston: 5-BYE-9-4-11-6-8 (43), Jonathan Baldwin: dnp-BYE-5-8-5-5-6 (29), Dexter McCluster: 2-BYE-2-3-4-8-2 (21), Leonard Pope: 3-BYE-1-1-2-5-4 (16), Jake OConnell: 0-BYE-1-0-3-0-6 (10), LeRon McClain: 0-BYE-2-2-1-2-0 (7), Jackie Battle: 2-BYE-0-0-2-0-1 (5)

Tyler Palko showed why he should be trusted to hurt all the Chiefs possible fantasy players. Yes, Dwayne Bowe had 7 receptions for 87 yards and Steve Breaston had 6 receptions for 73 yards but neither could get into the end zone. He also threw for 3 interceptions and no touchdowns and the Patriots pass defense is decimated/not good, just like the prospects of any of the Chiefs’ receivers.

Miami Dolphins

Brandon Marshall: BYE-13-9-6-11-9-3 (51), Davone Bess: BYE-3-12-5-3-6-3 (32), Reggie Bush: BYE-2-2-5-3-5-5 (22), Brian Hartline: BYE-6-2-2-0-3-2 (15), Anthony Fasano: BYE-2-2-1-3-4-2 (14), Charles Clay: BYE-2-1-1-3-2-4 (13), Daniel Thomas: BYE-1-5-dnp-0-0-1 (7)

Matt Moore was extremely efficient in throwing for 3 touchdown passes while throwing for just 160 yards and not allowing one receiver to top 69 yards. That was Charles Clay by the way who I mentioned here a couple weeks ago. He grabbed a touchdown as well as having the most targets of his season. He’s still not a pickup in standard leagues but worth a grab in deeper leagues as a dual TE/RB threat!

Brandon Marshall bobbled a touchdown catch which would have made his 1 reception for 5 yard line look a lot better but alas. He should be ok in games Moore needs to throw more.

Minnesota Vikings

Percy Harvin: 2-9-3-5-BYE-8-8 (35), Michael Jenkins: 6-6-8-2-BYE-4-7 (33), Visanthe Shiancoe: 6-7-8-4-BYE-4-3 (32), Devin Aromashodu: 5-2-5-6-BYE-6-4 (28), Kyle Rudolph: 0-3-1-5-BYE-3-5 (17), Greg Camarillo: 0-3-3-0-BYE-3-2 (11), Adrian Peterson: 0-1-1-5-BYE-1-0 (8), Lorenzo Booker: 2-0-2-dnp-BYE-3-0 (7)

It only took 10 games for Percy Harvin to live up to my hype! I’m not sure if that’s good or bad on my prognostication abilities but I’ll run with it for now. Harvin is still not on the field as much as he should be but he now has 2 touchdowns! And those came in the last 3 games. He will continue to be the leading target and with Adrian Peterson injured (sad trombone) he’ll also see a few more rushing attempts.

New England Patriots

Rob Gronkowski: 4-7-BYE-9-15-11-7 (53), Wes Welker: 8-10-BYE-8-10-8-3 (47), Aaron Hernandez: 9-14-BYE-4-5-5-7 (44), Deion Branch: 8-5-BYE-7-5-9-3 (37), Danny Woodhead: dnp-3-BYE-0-6-3-4 (16), Chad Ochocinco: 3-1-BYE-1-5-2-0 (12), BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 1-1-BYE-0-1-0-2 (5), Kevin Faulk: dnp-dnp-BYE-5-dnp-0-dnp (5)

Bobby Gronk is going all types of Todd Christenson on the NFL and had his 4th multi-touchdown game on the season and has 10 with 6 games to go in what could be the most touchdowns by a tight end ever if he can get 4 more. Yeah, he’s good.

Wes Welker in his first 4 games was averaging 14 targets a game, in his last 6 games he is averaging 7. Last week his 3 was the lowest on the season. Game planning, defenses and his nagging injuries all have a say in this but you know he’s not going to disappear anytime soon.

New Orleans Saints

Jimmy Graham: 12-11-7-8-8-12-BYE (58), Marques Colston: 6-11-7-6-5-9-BYE (44), Darren Sproles: 7-11-6-7-6-6-BYE (43), Lance Moore: 6-3-4-9-3-3-BYE (28), Pierre Thomas: 3-1-6-4-5-5-BYE (24), Robert Meachem: 5-2-2-3-1-2-BYE (15), Devery Henderson: 1-2-2-4-3-2-BYE (14), Jed Collins: 1-2-0-3-1-1-BYE (8), Mark Ingram: 2-1-1-dnp-dnp-1-BYE (5)

Jimbo Graham continued to keep his streak of 7-plus target games alive in Week 10. 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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