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Week 10 Target Watch: NFC

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

San Francisco 49ers


Michael Crabtree: 7-7-6-6-5-BYE (6.9), Mario Manningham: 5-5-10-dnp-4-BYE (5.3), Vernon Davis: 2-7-5-0-2-BYE (4.5), Randy Moss: 1-2-3-4-1-BYE (2.8), Frank Gore: 2-0-4-6-1-BYE (2.5), Kyle Williams: 0-2-4-4-1-BYE (2), Delanie Walker: 4-0-2-1-3-BYE (2), Kendall Hunter: 0-1-1-2-1-BYE (1.1), Garrett Celek: dnp-1-2-0-0-BYE (0.8)


The 49ers used the bye to find where Vernon Davis ran off to.



Seattle Seahawks


Sidney Rice: 7-6-6-4-8-4 (5.6), Golden Tate: 3-4-6-3-7-6 (5), Zach Miller: 3-3-2-2-5-3 (2.9), Doug Baldwin: 3-4-3-2-dnp-3 (3.1), Anthony McCoy: 3-2-1-1-2-0 (1.9), Marshawn Lynch: 4-2-1-2-3-2 (1.9), Braylon Edwards: 0-1-3-2-dnp-dnp (2.1), Robert Turbin: 2-2-2-1-3-1 (1.6), Ben Obomanu: 0-0-1-4-0-dnp (1.1), Charly Martin: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-3-0 (1.5), Michael Robinson: 0-1-0-1-1-3 (0.7), Evan Moore: 0-0-0-1-1-0 (0.6), Leon Washington: 0-0-2-0-2-0 (0.6), Jermaine Kearse: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-2 (2)


If you take out the 49ers game, Russell Wilson has gone 20-for-29 for 234 yards and 2.7 touchdowns a game over the last three (non SF games). That’s not too shabby. But unfortunately for the wide receivers, there still aren’t enough consistent targets. It is difficult enough to stay fantasy relevant with just seven targets per game, but lower that to five and you are in real trouble.



St. Louis Rams


Danny Amendola: 9-5-dnp-dnp-dnp-BYE (9.6), Brandon Gibson: 4-4-9-7-3-BYE (5.2), Chris Givens: 3-5-7-5-4-BYE (3.9), Lance Kendricks: 2-2-4-4-4-BYE (3.4), Steve Smith: dnp-dnp-2-6-1-BYE (3.3), Daryl Richardson: 3-2-3-3-4-BYE (2.4), Steven Jackson: 2-0-5-0-2-BYE (1.9), Austin Pettis: 2-2-3-3-5-BYE (2.5), Brian Quick: 3-1-2-4-4-BYE (2.5), Matthew Mulligan: 0-0-2-0-2-BYE (0.9), Mike McNeill: 0-0-0-0-2-BYE (0.4), Isaiah Pead: dnp-0-1-0-0-BYE (0.3)


The Rams used their bye to comb Jeff Fisher's stache.



Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Vincent Jackson: 11-BYE-8-14-6-4 (8.8), Mike Williams: 8-BYE-6-8-11-8 (6.9), Doug Martin: 5-BYE-4-3-6-5 (4.1), Dallas Clark: 4-BYE-1-6-3-5 (3.6), Tiquan Underwood: 3-BYE-3-6-5-2 (3.3), Danny Ware: 2-BYE-2-1-2-1 (1.4), Luke Stocker: 2-BYE-0-1-0-2 (1), Arrelious Benn: 4-BYE-0-0-1-0 (0.9), LeGarrette Blount: 0-BYE-0-1-0-0 (0.2), Nate Byham: dnp-BYE-dnp-0-0-2 (0.7)


The Tampa bay offense is hitting on all cylinders right now. Of course their opponents haven’t been exactly the 2012 Bears, but they are putting up numbers that run-of-the-mill teams don’t put up, even against poor opponents.


We all know what Doug Martin did, but the play of Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams, and Josh Freeman has been much more consistent than people ever dreamed. Williams is on pace for 58 receptions, 1,008 yards and 10 touchdowns. Jackson for 62 receptions, 1,420 yards and 12 touchdowns. Freeman for 4,094 yards, 32 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and that was after a pretty poor start to the season.


With Martin now firmly hitting his stride, this offense has plenty of staying power if Freeman can stay on track. It will be interesting to see how the second half of the season plays out.



Washington Redskins


Josh Morgan: 5-1-4-2-8-12 (4.7), Leonard Hankerson: 11-1-3-8-4-4 (4.6), Santana Moss: 4-5-4-4-9-2 (4.3), Fred Davis: 4-6-4-1-dnp-dnp (4.4), Logan Paulsen: 0-1-0-6-6-8 (2.6), Evan Royster: 3-1-1-1-1-4 (2), Aldrick Robinson: dnp-1-0-1-1-2 (2.1), Pierre Garcon: 1-7-dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp (4), Niles Paul: 2-0-0-1-1-2 (1), Alfred Morris: 2-1-2-2-0-1 (1), Brandon Banks: 0-0-2-0-0-2 (0.7), Darrel Young: 2-0-1-1-1-0 (0.6), Dezmon Briscoe: 0-dnp-0-dnp-2-1 (0.5), Chris Cooley: dnp-dnp-dnp-dnp-1-1 (1),
Keiland Williams: 1-dnp-0-dnp-dnp-0 (0.3)


The Redskins receivers are horrid for fantasy, real life and Robert Griffin the Third. With no end in sight for Pierre Garcon’s foot ailment, there’s no end in sight for the passing game woes.  If RGIII wasn’t throwing the ball so accurately, the lack of wide receivers wouldn’t be quite so devastating, but he has and it is.


Garcon is close to droppable depending on your situation and the rest of the crew shouldn’t be owned at this point.




Snap count data comes from our friends at Pro Football Focus, red zone data from our other friends at The Football Guys and target percentages from The Fake Football.

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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