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Week 17 Target Watch

Saturday, December 29, 2012


Running Backs

RkPlayerWk13Wk14Wk15Wk16TargT/TmG
1 Darren Sproles 9 7 8 10 34 8.5
2 Joique Bell 3 7 4 12 26 6.5
3 Steven Jackson 7 4 10 2 23 5.8
4 Pierre Thomas 1 8 4 9 22 5.5
5 Doug Martin 4 5 5 8 22 5.5
6 Danny Woodhead 3 3 10 5 21 5.2
7 DeMarco Murray 4 6 4 6 20 5
8 Ray Rice 2 4 7 7 20 5
9 Knowshon Moreno 5 5 3 7 20 5
10 Matt Forte 3 7 8 1 19 4.8
11 Arian Foster 5 6 2 3 16 4


Joique Bell may be one of those players you picked up and dropped more than once in your PPR leagues this season. He flashed ability and opportunity, but it never stayed consistent. Even in PPR leagues your running back has to score touchdowns and Bell's three on the season didn't cut it.

Ray Rice's overall touches and numbers are down this season in comparison to last. The two coincide enough that it looks like Rice hasn't lost anything, but that the Ravens just want to keep him fresh. That makes sense in real life at times, but makes us fake football players cry ourselves to sleep every night.

 

 

RkPlayerWk13Wk14Wk15Wk16TargT/TmG
12 Trent Richardson 5 2 4 4 15 3.8
13 Marcel Reece 6 1 2 5 14 3.5
14 Reggie Bush 1 7 2 4 14 3.5
15 Ronnie Brown 8 4 dnp 2 14 3.5
16 Chris Johnson 5 4 0 4 13 3.2
17 Mike Tolbert 4 3 4 2 13 3.2
18 Darren McFadden dnp 4 4 4 12 3
19 Jamaal Charles 4 1 4 3 12 3
20 C.J. Spiller 1 1 5 5 12 3
21 Ryan Mathews 7 1 4 dnp 12 3
22 Jason Snelling 5 2 3 1 11 2.8
23 Jacquizz Rodgers 2 7 1 1 11 2.8
24 Bryce Brown 5 4 2 0 11 2.8
25 LeSean McCoy dnp dnp dnp 11 11 2.8


C.J. Spiller's numbers have gone up a bit since Fred Jackson was injured again. We want Spiller to touch the ball 20 times a game, but in real football that may not be what's best for him. But I do think he should at least be getting more targets to help him get out into space, which is better on his small frame that 10-15 runs between the tackles a game.

LeSean McCoy hit the target bonanza last week and showed why he is a top fantasy running back as long as he's on the field.



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