Fantasy Football Advanced Target Report Week 3 – Running Backs

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Here we are going to take a closer look at the target breakdown for running backs in week 3.  With the NFL going to a more “air raid” approach dual threat running backs are becoming more popular across the NFL and a more viable option in fantasy football. Below I have a list of the RB’s who got 5+ targets this week . I gathered each players number of receptions and then divided it by the number of targets he received to get a the players catch rate percentage. Then to get a closer look I took the players receiving yards and divided that number by his number of targets to find out who makes the most out of the amount of targets they get.

Week 3 had 15 running backs get 5+ targets. The average Yards per Target (YpT) this week was 7.3. Jamaal Charles tied for the lead with 8 targets but did the most damage hauling in 7 of them for 80 yards giving him a nice 10.0 YpT. Although that wasn’t enough, as Joique Bell filled the Reggie Bush role pretty flawlessly in his absence catching 4 of his 5 targets for 69 yards giving him a running back best of 13.8 YpT.

On the other side, Maurice Jones-Drew and Doug Martin did not contribute a lot in the passing game. They each were targeted 6 times, both only catching 2 passes. MJD came away with 19 yards receiving giving him a 3.2 YpT and Doug Martin had 20 yards p. utting him at 3.3 YpT.

Below you will find week 3′s list. Hope you enjoy!

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Rank Player Targets Rec Catch % Yards YpT TT
1 Jamaal Charles 8 7 88% 80 10.0 24
2 Danny Woodhead 8 7 88% 55 6.9 20
3 Isaiah Pead 7 7 100% 43 6.1 11
4 Darren Sproles 6 4 67% 39 6.5 20
5 Adrian Peterson 6 6 100% 27 4.5 12
6 Pierre Thomas 6 6 100% 39 6.5 15
7 Doug Martin 6 2 33% 20 3.3 13
8 Brandon Bolden 6 5 83% 49 8.2 6
9 Andre Ellington 6 3 50% 36 6.0 11
10 Maurice Jones-Drew 6 2 33% 19 3.2 9
11 Fred Jackson 5 4 80% 37 7.4 17
12 Jason Snelling 5 4 80% 58 11.6 12
13 Marcel Reece 5 4 80% 45 9.0 8
14 Chris Ogbonnaya 5 4 80% 30 6.0 11
15 Joique Bell 5 4 80% 69 13.8 19

 

Catch%= Percent of targets the player caught

*YpT= Yards per target 

TT= Total Targets on the Year

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Jason Davis

My names Jason Davis and I’m excited about joining the FFlockerroom team. I will be taking on the task of ranking tight ends this year as well as well as tracking player targets and promoting FanDuel tournaments along the way. I've been playing fantasy football for years but writing about it since 2011. I am a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) and am here to help you win championships!!!

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