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Target Watch: Week 15

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Seattle Seahawks

Doug Baldwin: 8-6-3-5-10-2-8 (42), Golden Tate: 4-1-3-3-3-4-7 (25), Ben Obomanu: 4-2-2-4-4-2-1 (19), Zach Miller: 5-0-4-1-2-2-3 (17), Marshawn Lynch: 0-2-7-2-3-0-2 (16), Mike Williams: dnp-3-1-5-3-2-2 (16), Justin Forsett: 1-3-0-1-1-0-5 (11), Michael Robinson: 1-0-0-1-1-4-2 (9), Anthony McCoy: 1-2-2-0-1-0-1 (7), Cameron Morrah: 5-dnp-dnp-0-dnp-0-1 (6), Deon Butler: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-0-2 (2)

Trying to figure out which Seattle receiver is going to have a good game is nearly an impossible task. Last week it was Golden Tate and this week it was Doug Baldwin. If I’m gambling, I’m gambling on Tate but otherwise I’m staying far away.

Oh yeah, Marshawn Lynch is an unstoppable force. He may be a zombie.

San Francisco 49ers

Michael Crabtree: 9-5-4-10-9-5-12 (54), Vernon Davis: 3-7-4-10-5-8-3 (40), Braylon Edwards: 7-3-6-4-3-dnp-2 (25), Ted Ginn: 1-1-4-0-3-4-6 (19), Delanie Walker: 0-2-7-5-0-2-2 (18), Kyle Williams: 0-2-1-5-1-2-6 (17), Kendall Hunter: 0-0-3-1-1-3-3 (11), Frank Gore: 0-3-1-2-2-0-1 (9), Justin Peelle: 1-0-0-0-0-1-0 (2)

This Patrick Peterson fella is doing some good work of late and held Michael Crabtree to 7 catches for 63 yards on 12 targets. That doesn’t sound insanely amazing but holding a threat like Crabtree to under 10 yards a reception isn’t bad at all. But it was good to see the faith in Crabtree to give him all those looks. Smith and Harbaugh trust him enough that they’ll throw to him even in tight coverage.

St. Louis Rams

Brandon Lloyd: 13-13-9-14-10-2-12 (73), Brandon Gibson: 6-5-3-7-7-7-1 (36), Austin Pettis: 1-5-4-5-4-7-4 (30), Steven Jackson: 5-2-3-5-3-1-5 (24), Greg Salas: 6-9-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp (15), Lance Kendricks: 3-1-dnp-2-5-1-2 (14), Billy Bajema: 2-1-2-1-0-0-0 (6), Danario Alexander: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-2-4 (6)

After the weird 2 target day in San Francisco, Brandon Lloyd once again saw his normal allotment. Of course Sam Bradford was hurting and hadn’t practiced much so it was a fairly disastrous game, but it’s good to see that Lloyd should remain a safe start.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Williams: BYE-8-5-11-11-9-7 (51), Kellen Winslow: BYE-6-6-11-7-5-5 (40), Arrelious Benn: BYE-2-6-6-5-4-1 (24), Kregg Lumpkin: BYE-6-7-1-3-0-3 (20), Preston Parker: BYE-4-4-2-3-3-3 (19), Dezmon Briscoe: BYE-2-2-3-0-2-7 (16), LeGarrette Blount: BYE-3-2-1-3-2-2 (13), Luke Stocker: BYE-0-0-1-0-0-1 (2)

This was a game for the ages, well, one the Bucs hope gets lost in the ages. The only bright spot was a bit of a bounce back game for LeGarrette Blount. Otherwise Josh Freeman was just terrible and it made the rest of his team follow suit. For Mike Williams’ sake, hope that Freeman is feeling better this week.

Tennessee Titans

Damian Williams: 5-7-7-11-4-7-10 (51), Nate Washington: 6-6-4-9-6-6-9 (46), Lavelle Hawkins: 5-6-1-4-7-4-4 (31), Jared Cook: 2-8-3-9-7-1-1 (31), Chris Johnson: 5-6-7-3-2-1-6 (30), Javon Ringer: 6-2-3-6-5-2-1 (25), Ahmard Hall: 2-1-0-0-2-2-0 (7), Marc Mariani: 1-1-0-1-0-1-1 (5), Craig Stevens: dnp-1-0-0-0-0-3 (4), Daniel Graham: 1-0-0-0-0-1-0 (2)

Nate Washington just keeps having big games when you think it’s time to dump him. Every week I pick Damian Williams for a big game Washington goes off for 20 fantasy points. I still see Williams as the safer play because if Washington isn’t giving you 20 points he’s giving you 2, but either way you should get ready for a bumpy ride.

I don’t want to talk about Chris Johnson.

Washington Redskins

Jabar Gaffney: 5-5-6-10-7-3-8 (44), Roy Helu: 4-17-3-2-7-6-3 (42), Santana Moss: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-7-12-9 (28), Donte Stallworth: 2-dnp-dnp-6-2-2-6 (18), David Anderson: dnp-dnp-3-3-dnp-6-3 (15), Darrel Young: 1-2-1-2-2-dnp-2 (10), Logan Paulsen: 0-2-1-2-2-1-0 (8), Anthony Armstrong: 4-1-0-2-1-0-0 (8)

You knew the Patriots would give this passing game a boost and it did. The loss of Fred Davis will hurt them but for now we can revel in Gaffney and Moss’ good games that we saw coming a mile away.

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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