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