Here we are going to take a closer look at the target breakdown for running backs in week 14. 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 the NFL had 15 running backs with at least 5+ targets. Once again Shane Vereen led the way with 17 targets, catching 12 of them for 153 yards. Tom Brady loves targeting Vereen and with the recent injury to Rob Gronkowski I look for Vereen to continue to rack up 12-15 targets in the passing game.
Currently Jamaal Charles leads all running backs with 90 targets on the year but has seen just 5 targets combined over his last two games although it is not impacting his fantasy value as Charles is tearing it up on the ground.
Below you will find week 14’s list.
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Catch%= Percent of targets the player caught
*YpT= Yards per target
TT= Total Targets on the Year