Here we are going to take a closer look at the target breakdown for running backs in week 9. 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.
This week we had 11 running backs with 5+ targets in the NFL. Danny Woodhead led the way with 12 targets, catching 9 of them for 77 yards. Woodhead continues to be a big contributor in the passing game as he currently leads all running backs in catches (49), receiving yards (391) and receiving touchdowns (3).
The Buffalo Bills were able to do something no other defense has been able to do this year, keep Jamaal Charles under 100 total yards, although he was just shy with 96 total yards on the day. Charles wasn’t able to get much of anything going in the passing game as he was only able to turn his 7 targets into 6 catches for a season low 6 yards. Charles is going into his bye week and could use this week to rest up as he’s been asked to handle a huge workload so far this year, and with the Chiefs at 9-0, I look for that workload to continue.
Below you will find week 9′s list. Hope you enjoy!
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Catch%= Percent of targets the player caught
*YpT= Yards per target
TT= Total Targets on the Year