Target Breakdown: Week 12 WR/TE Recap & Week 13 Sleepers

Target Breakdown: Week 12 WR/TE Recap & Week 13 Sleepers

This article is part of our Target Breakdown series.

It was a brutal week for injuries, and while big-name RBs may get most of the attention, TE arguably was hit just as hard given the shaky depth at the position. That last part is arguably less true this year than it was the past few seasons, but the not-as-think ranks are now thinning out with Darren Waller (knee), Pat Freiermuth (concussion) and Dan Arnold (knee) all picking up new injuries.

That said, none of the four teams on bye in Week 13 has provided much fantasy utility at tight end, and after that we'll have just one more week with missing teams (IND, MIA, NE, PHI in Week 14... my condolences to anyone with Jonathan Taylor on bye for a playoff matchup). We'll focus on WRs and TEs below, so check out sister article Backfield Breakdown (published every Monday) if you want details on what the Panthers did post-CMac or how the Lions handled their backfield without D'Andre Swift (among other things). Now let's look at the pass catchers....

Week 12 Sortable Leaderboards

Shows WRs with 15+ routes or 4+ targets, and TEs with 12+ routes or 3+ targets. 

Sorted by target share, which only accounts for the games a player participated in.

Wide Receivers

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Diontae Johnson98%4397.7%1435.9%11239.1%32.6%2.210
2Elijah Moore87%2796.4%834.8%5047.5%29.6%1.700

It was a brutal week for injuries, and while big-name RBs may get most of the attention, TE arguably was hit just as hard given the shaky depth at the position. That last part is arguably less true this year than it was the past few seasons, but the not-as-think ranks are now thinning out with Darren Waller (knee), Pat Freiermuth (concussion) and Dan Arnold (knee) all picking up new injuries.

That said, none of the four teams on bye in Week 13 has provided much fantasy utility at tight end, and after that we'll have just one more week with missing teams (IND, MIA, NE, PHI in Week 14... my condolences to anyone with Jonathan Taylor on bye for a playoff matchup). We'll focus on WRs and TEs below, so check out sister article Backfield Breakdown (published every Monday) if you want details on what the Panthers did post-CMac or how the Lions handled their backfield without D'Andre Swift (among other things). Now let's look at the pass catchers....

Week 12 Sortable Leaderboards

Shows WRs with 15+ routes or 4+ targets, and TEs with 12+ routes or 3+ targets. 

Sorted by target share, which only accounts for the games a player participated in.

Wide Receivers

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Diontae Johnson98%4397.7%1435.9%11239.1%32.6%2.210
2Elijah Moore87%2796.4%834.8%5047.5%29.6%1.700
3Stefon Diggs81%2583.3%934.6%7842.7%36.0%2.960
4Tee Higgins65%2385.2%833.3%13273.3%34.8%4.961
5DJ Moore96%3494.4%1032.3%14844.1%29.4%3.030
6Jaylen Waddle75%2678.8%1032.3%7768.1%38.5%5.271
7Marquise Brown78%2882.4%1031.3%6823.3%35.7%1.820
8Jarvis Landry93%39100.0%1029.4%10933.9%25.6%2.850
9Justin Jefferson92%3397.1%928.1%12053.0%27.3%2.522
10Ty Montgomery50%1961.3%725.9%-19-11.0%36.8%1.630
11Cooper Kupp100%41100.0%1025.6%8922.0%24.4%2.340
12Odell Beckham98%4097.6%1025.6%10024.8%25.0%2.030
13Jakobi Meyers86%3294.1%825.0%11346.7%25.0%3.060
14Russell Gage78%2893.3%725.0%3029.6%25.0%2.210
15Kenny Golladay78%2683.9%724.1%8455.7%26.9%1.922
16Jalen Reagor69%2681.3%724.1%15352.3%26.9%1.190
17Nick Westbrook-Ikhine82%2191.3%523.8%6645.0%23.8%1.190
18Michael Pittman94%4493.6%1023.3%14837.4%22.7%1.200
19Van Jefferson98%41100.0%923.1%16540.7%22.0%2.271
20Brandon Aiyuk90%2589.3%623.1%8639.3%24.0%3.640
21Keenan Allen84%4187.2%1022.7%7223.5%24.4%2.070
22Hunter Renfrow72%3073.2%822.2%9527.1%26.7%4.330
23Laviska Shenault73%3479.1%922.0%8020.1%26.5%0.972
24Adam Thielen96%34100.0%721.9%8537.6%20.6%1.822
25Darnell Mooney87%3792.5%821.6%11132.8%21.6%3.320
26Cedrick Wilson74%4083.3%1021.3%8725.2%25.0%2.600
27Terry McLaurin90%3494.4%720.6%9254.3%20.6%1.500
28Chase Claypool98%4397.7%820.5%14450.0%18.6%1.911
29Davante Adams97%4597.8%920.5%7217.8%20.0%2.310
30Marquez Valdes-Scantling69%3576.1%920.5%15839.4%25.7%1.430
31Josh Reynolds87%2284.6%520.0%11477.5%22.7%3.180
32Laquon Treadwell86%3786.0%819.5%10927.4%21.6%1.431
33Zay Jones66%2868.3%719.4%9025.6%25.0%2.110
34Albert Wilson46%1545.5%619.4%-10-9.1%40.0%1.130
35Cole Beasley69%2480.0%519.2%3217.4%20.8%1.920
36Brandin Cooks82%2993.5%519.2%9240.7%17.2%1.551
37Nico Collins65%2580.6%519.2%8035.2%20.0%1.121
38Danny Amendola38%1858.1%519.2%4318.9%27.8%1.280
39Noah Brown94%4695.8%919.1%5716.6%19.6%1.150
40Cody Hollister76%2087.0%419.0%2316.1%20.0%1.101
41Kendrick Bourne57%2882.4%618.8%2811.4%21.4%2.181
42Tre'Quan Smith80%2890.3%518.5%4726.6%17.9%1.110
43Deonte Harris39%1651.6%518.5%4123.0%31.3%0.560
44Mike Williams88%4187.2%818.2%8427.1%19.5%0.950
45Quez Watkins82%2268.8%517.2%7024.2%22.7%1.050
46Marvin Jones97%4297.7%717.1%9323.4%16.7%1.020
47Michael Gallup96%48100.0%817.0%11834.2%16.7%2.211
48Zach Pascal93%4493.6%716.3%5914.9%15.9%0.270
49Tyler Lockett100%33100.0%516.1%9735.0%15.2%2.911
50Amon-Ra St. Brown98%2596.2%416.0%00.3%16.0%0.920
51Kalif Raymond78%2388.5%416.0%63.8%17.4%0.700
52Deebo Samuel64%2278.6%415.4%6128.0%18.2%0.550
53Marquez Callaway59%2167.7%414.8%4726.6%19.0%1.140
54Lil'Jordan Humphrey46%1548.4%414.8%4224.0%26.7%3.130
55Donovan Peoples-Jones74%3384.6%514.7%6118.9%15.2%0.300
56Mike Evans98%3597.2%514.7%1910.6%14.3%0.461
57Chris Godwin97%3494.4%514.7%2513.6%14.7%0.710
58DeAndre Carter73%2569.4%514.7%4526.6%20.0%1.680
59Darius Slayton72%2477.4%413.8%3221.5%16.7%1.670
60DeVonta Smith92%3093.8%413.8%4214.3%13.3%0.730
61Allen Lazard64%3269.6%613.6%7919.7%18.8%0.412
62Damiere Byrd75%3177.5%513.5%6117.9%16.1%1.350
63Tim Patrick80%2076.9%313.0%3927.4%15.0%1.301
64Courtland Sutton71%1973.1%313.0%2215.2%15.8%0.890
65Jerry Jeudy56%1765.4%313.0%3020.8%17.6%1.470
66Robby Anderson92%3494.4%412.9%6419.0%11.8%0.440
67DK Metcalf93%3193.9%412.9%8731.5%12.9%0.420
68Rashod Bateman45%1955.9%412.5%258.6%21.1%1.630
69Ja'Marr Chase77%2488.9%312.5%74.0%12.5%1.630
70T.Y. Hilton61%3063.8%511.6%266.6%16.7%0.931
71Emmanuel Sanders76%2686.7%311.5%1910.2%11.5%1.080
72Jauan Jennings36%1657.1%311.5%3817.3%18.8%1.502
73Randall Cobb24%1430.4%511.4%379.2%35.7%6.791
74DeSean Jackson51%2458.5%411.1%5415.5%16.7%4.250
75Jakeem Grant28%1230.0%410.8%144.1%33.3%2.080
76Tajae Sharpe78%2790.0%310.7%2625.3%11.1%0.810
77Nelson Agholor83%3397.1%39.4%208.4%9.1%0.610
78Keelan Cole95%2382.1%28.7%1918.6%8.7%1.040
79Tyler Boyd77%2385.2%28.3%137.1%8.7%0.570
80Olamide Zaccheaus49%1860.0%27.1%-3-2.5%11.1%0.280
81Pharoh Cooper59%1961.3%26.9%138.8%10.5%0.320
82Jalen Guyton55%2859.6%36.8%3310.7%10.7%0.821
83Brandon Zylstra53%1850.0%26.5%5416.1%11.1%1.331
84Freddie Swain64%2472.7%26.5%2810.0%8.3%1.330
85Devin Duvernay43%1647.1%26.3%124.2%12.5%0.130
86K.J. Osborn54%2264.7%26.3%167.3%9.1%0.230
87Ja'Marcus Bradley33%1641.0%25.9%82.5%12.5%1.130
88Adam Humphries35%1644.4%25.9%116.4%12.5%0.880
89James Washington44%2250.0%25.1%61.9%9.1%0.140
90Equanimeous St. Brown32%1737.0%24.5%4611.3%11.8%0.410
91Josh Palmer44%2246.8%24.5%134.2%9.1%1.140
92Jamison Crowder50%2175.0%14.3%44.0%4.8%0.240
93Sammy Watkins44%1750.0%13.1%93.2%5.9%0.470
94Tyler Johnson73%2466.7%12.9%42.2%4.2%0.380
95Marquise Goodwin45%2050.0%12.7%236.7%5.0% 0
96Anthony Miller42%1943.2%12.6%10.5%5.3%0.110


Tight Ends

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Tyler Higbee100%3892.7%512.8%4511.1%13.2%0.080
2Dalton Schultz96%4797.9%714.9%8123.4%14.9%0.980
3Dallas Goedert95%2784.4%310.3%144.7%11.1%0.000
4George Kittle93%2485.7%27.7%31.3%8.3%0.540
5Dawson Knox90%2376.7%311.5%95.1%13.0%1.390
6Evan Engram90%2890.3%620.7%74.8%21.4%1.320
7Foster Moreau89%2765.9%513.9%205.7%18.5%0.110
8Austin Hooper89%2769.2%38.8%3912.0%11.1% 0
9Durham Smythe89%1648.5%516.1%54.4%31.3%2.000
10Cole Kmet86%3280.0%1129.7%6017.8%34.4%2.030
11Noah Fant85%1869.2%417.4%2718.8%22.2%0.670
12Rob Gronkowski84%2877.8%1029.4%8747.3%35.7%4.391
13Ryan Griffin84%1864.3%417.4%3331.4%22.2%1.111
14James O'Shaughnessy82%3479.1%512.2%358.8%14.7%0.850
15Mike Gesicki79%2781.8%39.7%119.5%11.1%0.630
16Tyler Conklin79%2264.7%39.4%2410.7%13.6%1.141
17Kyle Pitts78%2790.0%621.4%4240.9%22.2%0.960
18Gerald Everett78%2369.7%929.0%3512.6%39.1%1.611
19Logan Thomas77%2363.9%617.6%5029.5%26.1%1.351
20Pat Freiermuth76%3272.7%410.3%2910.0%12.5%1.251
21T.J. Hockenson76%2180.8%312.0%2919.5%14.3%1.670
22David Njoku74%1948.7%514.7%5617.4%26.3%1.840
23Ian Thomas72%2363.9%39.7%226.6%13.0% 0
24Hunter Henry69%2161.8%515.6%5120.9%23.8%0.761
25Mark Andrews66%2985.3%1031.3%16857.7%34.5%2.241
26C.J. Uzomah65%1866.7%312.5%52.6%16.7%0.500
27Jack Doyle61%2348.9%716.3%7819.7%30.4%3.520
28Brevin Jordan58%1754.8%311.5%62.5%17.6%1.350
29Mo Alie-Cox55%1736.2%24.7%369.1%11.8%0.470
30Jonnu Smith55%1338.2%412.5%2911.8%30.8%3.770
31Jared Cook55%3063.8%511.4%7323.6%16.7%0.832
32Albert Okwuegbunam46%1246.2%28.7%2013.9%16.7%1.000
33Tommy Tremble45%1438.9%39.7%298.5%21.4%0.290
34Josiah Deguara44%2860.9%49.1%215.3%14.3%0.460
35Marcedes Lewis41%817.4%36.8%-2-0.6%37.5%0.500
36Harrison Bryant28%717.9%38.8%288.7%42.9%7.140
37Cameron Brate24%1130.6%411.8%168.8%36.4%2.090
38Darren Waller22%1024.4%513.9%8123.2%50.0%3.300
39Jimmy Graham20%411.1%38.1%4713.8%75.0%8.501


Links to RotoWire's Red Zone Stats

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Rushing Stats


Week 12 Injury Report


WR Allen Robinson (hamstring)

WRs Amari Cooper (COVID-19) + CeeDee Lamb (concussion)

WRs Kadarius Toney (quad) + Sterling Shepard (quad)

WRs Julio Jones (IR/hamstring), A.J. Brown (IR/chest) & Marcus Johnson (IR/hamstring)

WRs Corey Davis (groin) + Denzel Mims (COVID-19)

WR Antonio Brown (ankle)

WR Trinity Benson (knee)

WR Ben Skowronek (back)

WR Anthony Schwartz (concussion)

WRs Will Fuller (finger) + DeVante Parker (shoulder)

WR Calvin Ridley (NFI/personal)

WR Mohamed Sanu (IR/knee)

WR Jamal Agnew (IR/hip)


TEs Kyle Rudolph (ankle) + Kaden Smith (knee)

TE Adam Shaheen (knee)

TE Hayden Hurst (ankle)

TE Adam Trautman (IR/knee)

TE Eric Ebron (IR/knee)

TE Blake Jarwin (IR/hip /COVID-19 list)

TE Tyler Kroft (IR/chest)


In-Game Injuries

WR Marquise Goodwin left with a foot injury.

WR Randall Cobb missed the second half with a groin injury.

WR Odell Beckham was diagnosed with a hip pointer post-game.

WR Deebo Samuel injured his groin again and is expected to miss time.

TE Darren Waller left with a knee injury and is considered week-to-week.

TE Dan Arnold suffered an MCL sprain early in the game. He's been placed on IR.

TE Pat Freiermuth entered concussion protocol.

TE Harrison Bryant suffered a high ankle sprain in the second half.


Waivers & Sleepers for Week 13

Limited to players rostered in less than half of Yahoo leagues.

Wide Receivers

Waivers, Pt. 1 — Potential Week 13 Starters/Streamers

  1. Van Jefferson - 48% rostered
  2. A.J. Green - 41%
  3. Sterling Shepard - 29%
  4. DeSean Jackson - 4%
  5. Russell Gage - 17%
  6. DeAndre Carter - 3%
  7. T.Y. Hilton - 28%
  8. Josh Reynolds - 1%
  9. Jauan Jennings - 0%

Waivers, Pt. 2 — Bench Stashes & Sleepers

  1. Kadarius Toney - 47%
  2. DeVante Parker - 30%
  3. Donovan Peoples-Jones - 14%
  4. Marquez Valdes-Scantling - 26%
  5. Rondale Moore - 22%
  6. Amon-Ra St. Brown - 5%
  7. Will Fuller - 24%
  8. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine - 19%
  9. Gabriel Davis - 2%
  10. Quez Watkins - 1%


Tight Ends

Waivers, Pt. 1 — Potential Week 13 Starters/Streamers

  1. Gerald Everett - 27%
  2. Foster Moreau - 1%
  3. Evan Engram - 34%
  4. Tyler Conklin - 33%
  5. Jared Cook - 48%
  6. Jack Doyle - 1%

Waivers, Pt. 2 — Bench Stashes & Sleepers

  1. Cole Kmet - 24%
  2. David Njoku - 7%
  3. James O'Shaughnessy - 0%
  4. TE Juwan Johnson - 3%
  5. TE Donald Parham - 1%
  6. TE Albert Okwuegbunam - 1%


Drops & Benchings


WR Mecole Hardman

WR Robby Anderson

WR Laviska Shenault

WR Marquez Callaway

TE Dan Arnold



WR Courtland Sutton

WR Emmanuel Sanders

WR Tyler Boyd

WR Marvin Jones

WR Rashod Bateman

TE Hunter Henry


Game-by-Game Breakdowns


Bears (16) at Lions (14) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.AYAY Sh.Tgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgts
1Darnell Mooney87%3792.5%821.6%11132.8%21.6%3.320
2Cole Kmet86%3280.0%1129.7%6017.8%34.4%2.030
3Damiere Byrd75%3177.5%513.5%6117.9%16.1%1.350
4Marquise Goodwin45%2050.0%12.7%236.7%5.0% 0
5Jakeem Grant28%1230.0%410.8%144.1%33.3%2.080
6Jimmy Graham20%410.0%38.1%4713.8%75.0%8.501
7Isaiah Coulter20%1230.0%12.7%175.2%8.3% 0

Team Volume: 40 dropbacks, 39 pass attempts (24-317-1)

  • Mooney went over 100 yards for the second straight week and third time this season, finishing with 5-123-0 on eight targets with gains of 52 and 33 yards.
    • Mooney has seen 30 of Andy Dalton's 109 targets (27.5%), 11 more than any other player (Kmet has 19, catching 14 for only 119 yards and no TD). Robinson missing the past two weeks is obviously a big factor, though.
      • Mooney has seen the same percentage of Justin Fields' targets (27.5%). And with very similar numbers per target
        • 17-253-1, 8.4 YPT on 30 targets from Dalton
        • 29-441-2, 8.3 YPT on 53 targets from Fields.
  • Allen Robinson (hamstring) was out for a second straight game, and Goodwin — who put up 4-104-1 on 71% of snaps the week before — saw just one incomplete target on 67% of snaps through the third quarter of Thursday's game. Goodwin then missed the fourth quarter with a foot injury.
    • Byrd also took 67% of snaps through the third quarter, and then 96% in the fourth. He finished with 4-42-0 on five targets.
  • Kmet led the team in targets and finished second in routes, putting up 8-65-0 to rebound from a 1-12-0 line the week before (on two targets and 90% snap share).


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.AYAY Sh.Tgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgts
1Amon-Ra St. Brown98%2596.2%416.0%00.3%16.0%0.920
2Josh Reynolds87%2284.6%520.0%11477.5%22.7%3.180
3Kalif Raymond78%2388.5%416.0%63.8%17.4%0.700
4T.J. Hockenson76%2180.8%312.0%2919.5%14.3%1.670

Team Volume: 26 DBs, 25 att. (21-171-2)

  • St. Brown moved into an every-down role, rather than just handling slot work in three-wide formations (his role for most of the season).
    • St. Brown played 11 of 12 snaps (92%) in 21/12 personnel (two-wide), after getting 62% of those snaps in Week 11.
      • Prior to Week 11, he'd taken just 8% of Detroit's snaps in those two-wide formations.
      • He didn't do much with the extra snaps/routes, however, catching four of four targets for 23 years. And each of the four targets came in 11 personnel... The four passes in 21/12 went to Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond, who split snaps. Still, this is good news for St. Brown.
  • Hockenson made the most of his three targets with a 3-35-1 receiving line, but his snaps dropped to 76%, the first time this year below 80% in a non-blowout (he got 94% and 88% the two previous games).
    • Probably not a concern, as he still got 81% route share.
  • Reynolds put up 3-70-1 on five targets and 88% of snaps, after finishing with 0-0-0 on three targets and 90% of snaps (he did have two tackles!) the week before.
  • Raymond is still playing a comfortable majority of snaps, but he's slipped to co-No. 2 in terms of playing time (and targets), whereas at one point he was the de facto No. 1, averaging 5.6 targets over the first seven weeks.
    • He's still played at least 63% of snaps in every game, and is averaging 3.0 catches for 34.5 yards overall.


Raiders (36) at Cowboys (33) — OT

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.AYAY Sh.Tgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgts
1Foster Moreau90%2866.7%513.5%205.6%17.9%0.110
2Hunter Renfrow73%3173.8%924.3%9827.8%29.0%4.320
3Bryan Edwards73%2764.3%0 2.6% 30.8%2.6%0.440
4Zay Jones66%2969.0%718.9%9025.4%24.1%2.030
5DeSean Jackson51%2457.1%410.8%5415.3%16.7%4.250
6Darren Waller22%1023.8%513.5%8123.0%50.0%3.300

Team Volume: 42 DBs, 39 att. (24-373-1)

  • Waller left in the second quarter with a hip injury. Interim coach Rich Bisaccia called him "week to week", hinting at missed time.
  • Moreau played 95% of snaps after the first quarter but caught only one of five targets for three yards.
    • Moreau put up 6-60-1 on six targets and 100% snap share when Waller missed Week 7 against the Eagles.
  • Renfrow had career highs in catches and yards, and matched a career high with nine targets.
    • He's never seen 10 targets in a game, but has eight games with exactly nine, including four this year.
      • He also has three games this year with eight targets, and is averaging 7.5 per game without every hitting double digits.
  • The 72% snap share for Edwards was his smallest since Week 1. Maybe because he has four catches over the past four games... on 130 routes. Yikes.
    • Jackson had the long TD and finished with 3-102-1 on four targets and 48% of snaps.
      • A big improvement from 17% and 34% of snaps with one total target in his first two games with the Raiders. He might get more of Edwards' playing time moving forward...
    • Jones put up 5-59-0 on seven targets, his first game all year with more than two catches or four targets.
      • But his fourth game in a row with at least two-thirds of snaps... and it's declined each week, from 96% to 85% to 72% to 69%. Uber-deep-leaguers beware! D-Jax is coming from those Zay/Edwards snaps (which might actually involve targets if Waller misses time).


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.AYAY Sh.Tgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgts
1Michael Gallup96%48100%817.0%11834.2%16.7%2.211
2Dalton Schultz96%4797.9%714.9%8123.4%14.9%0.980
3Noah Brown94%4695.8%919.1%5716.6%19.6%1.150
4Cedrick Wilson74%4083.3%1021.3%8725.2%25.0%2.600

Team Volume: 48 DBs, 47 att. (32-375-2)

  • With Amari Cooper (COVID-19) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion) both out, the Cowboys kept a tight rotation of four pass catchers, while Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott rotated in the backfield.
    • Wilson had 7-104-0. Gallup had 5-106-0. Brown put up 6-53-0. And Schultz had 3-46-1.
      • Each of the four got 40-48 routes and 7-10 targets. Now that's balance!


Bills (31) at Saints (6) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.AYAY Sh.Tgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgts
1Dawson Knox90%2376.7%311.5%95.1%13.0%1.390
2Stefon Diggs81%2583.3%934.6%7842.7%36.0%2.960
3Emmanuel Sanders76%2686.7%311.5%1910.2%11.5%1.080
4Cole Beasley69%2480.0%519.2%3217.4%20.8%1.920
5Gabriel Davis44%1033.3%311.5%4323.5%30.0%4.701

Team Volume: 30 DBs, 28 att. (23-260-4)

  • Beasley played 70% of snaps, up from 57% the week before and 16% in Week 10 (when his rib injury flared up).
    • He still hasn't reached 50 yards since putting up 10-110-0 in Week 8, but the snap shares are at least getting back to normal.
  • Sanders continues to get plenty of snaps and routes amidst a dreadful slump, but the target share has been slipping, now down to 15.3%.
    • Five straight games with 10.5 PPR points or less.
    • 0-0-0, 4-65-0, 2-27-0, 3-26-0, 3-28-0... gross.
  • Knox made the most of three targets with a 3-32-2 receiving line, one week after putting up 6-80-0 on 10 targets.
    • Know has played 84%, 98% and 91% of snaps in three games since returning from a hand injury, averaging 3.3 catches for 43.0 yards and 0.67 TDs on 4.7 targets.
      • He averaged 3.5 for 47.7 yards and 0.83 TDs on 4.5 targets in six games before the injury. So, similar story -- decent volume, awesome efficiency.
  • Diggs scored his sixth TD in the past six games, finishing with 7-74-1 on a team-high nine targets (nobody else saw more than five).
    • His target share is up to 24.9%, 14th in the league.


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.AYAY Sh.Tgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgts
1Tre'Quan Smith80%2890.3%518.5%4726.6%17.9%1.110
2Marquez Callaway59%2167.7%414.8%4726.6%19.0%1.140
3Ty Montgomery50%1961.3%725.9%-19-11.0%36.8%1.630
4Lil'Jordan Humphrey46%1548.4%414.8%4224.0%26.7%3.130
5Juwan Johnson43%1754.8%00.0%00.0%0.0%0.000
6Deonte Harris39%1651.6%518.5%4123.0%31.3%0.560
7Kenny Stills38%1032.3%00.0%00.0%0.0%0.000

Team Volume: 31 DBs, 29 att. (17-163-1)

  • Smith was the only Saint above 68% route share, while six guys were in the range of 32-68 percent.
    • Humphrey's involvement the past two weeks has been new, and it may stick given that he's caught four of six targets for 51 yards and a TD in that stretch (also, competition for playing time isn't exactly fierce).
  • The Saints largely operated from three-wide formations with TE Adam Trautman (IR/knee) out of the picture (I won't show the exact personnel stats, because they're hard to sort out with Montgomery playing a position he isn't listed at).
  • Montgomery is listed here, but he took nearly all his snaps in the backfield, sharing work with Tony Jones.


Steelers (10) at Bengals (41) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Diontae Johnson98%4397.7%1435.9%11239.1%32.6%2.210
2Chase Claypool98%4397.7%820.5%14450.0%18.6%1.911
3Pat Freiermuth76%3272.7%410.3%2910.0%12.5%1.251
4James Washington44%2250.0%25.1%61.9%9.1%0.140
5Anthony Miller42%1943.2%12.6%10.5%5.3%0.110

Team Volume: 44 DBs, 41 att. (24-263-1)

  • Pittsburgh played starters to the very end, with both Johnson and Claypool taking all 23 snaps in the fourth quarter.
  • Freiermuth left in the fourth quarter and later was confirmed to be in concussion protocol.
    • The rookie played 80% of snaps pre-Q4, and finished with 4-40-1 on four targets while running the third most routes (32, 73% share) on the team. Eric Ebron (IR/knee) was out again, and it's not clear if/when he'll be back this year.
  • Washington and Miller split the No. 3 WR role 50/50, combining for only three targets.
    • Pittsburgh took 50 of 62 snaps in 11 personnel, a throwback to past years.
      • Extreme negative game script + TE injuries = much 11*.
        • *But still no targets for the No. 3 receiver.
  • This is the third week in a row where I've mentioned that Diontae Johnson has double-digit targets in all but two games this season, and double-digit PPR points in every contest.
    • I'll say it again next week too. It keeps being true.
  • Claypool is averaging 13.0 more yards per game than he did last year. But man, it doesn't feel like it, with only one TD from 608 receiving yards (and 52 rushing yards).


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Tyler Boyd77%2385.2%28.3%137.1%8.7%0.570
2Ja'Marr Chase77%2488.9%312.5%74.0%12.5%1.630
3C.J. Uzomah65%1866.7%312.5%52.6%16.7%0.500
4Tee Higgins65%2385.2%833.3%13273.3%34.8%4.961

Team Volume: 27 DBs, 25 att. (20-190-1)

  • Higgins finally had his big game, with 6-114-1 on a team-high eight targets.
    • He played fewer snaps than Boyd and Chase but all three were at 85-90 percent route share.
  • Chase hasn't hit 50 yards since his 201-yard effort in Baltimore in Week 7, but we shouldn't be too worried given that he has 31 targets and two TDs in four games since. The rookie is still at a 61% catch rate and 11.0 YPT for the year, with 7.5 targets per game.


Buccaneers (38) at Colts (31) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Mike Evans98%3597.2%514.7%1910.6%14.3%0.461
2Chris Godwin97%3494.4%514.7%2513.6%14.7%0.710
3Rob Gronkowski84%2877.8%1029.4%8747.3%35.7%4.391
4Tyler Johnson73%2466.7%12.9%42.2%4.2%0.380
5Cameron Brate24%1130.6%411.8%168.8%36.4%2.090

Team Volume: 36 DBs, 34 att. (25-226-1)

  • Gronkowski has caught 13 of 18 targets for 194 yards in two games since returning from back spasms. He's a rock-solid TE1 again.
  • Scott Miller saw one incomplete target on three routes in his first game since Week 3 (he was on IR with a toe injury).
    • Johnson, meanwhile, kept the No. 3 role but once again did absolutely nothing with it. Miller Time?
      • Or maybe just time to get A.B. back in the lineup?


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Michael Pittman94%4493.6%1023.3%14837.4%22.7%1.200
2Zach Pascal93%4493.6%716.3%5914.9%15.9%0.270
3T.Y. Hilton61%3063.8%511.6%266.6%16.7%0.931
4Jack Doyle61%2348.9%716.3%7819.7%30.4%3.520
5Mo Alie-Cox55%1736.2%24.7%369.1%11.8%0.470

Team Volume: 47 DBs, 44 att. (27-306-2)

  • Doyle put up 6-81-1 after back-to-back weeks with five targets and three catches. But even this week, his route share was only 49%, so there's still a high risk of a dud each week. Don't mistake the past three weeks for some kind of substantial role change or newfound consistency.
  • Hilton had more of an impact with 4-28-1, but he was still just the No. 3 receiver in terms of snaps/routes.
    • Maybe that changes soon?


Eagles (7) at Giants (13) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Dallas Goedert95%2784.4%310.3%144.7%11.1%0.000
2DeVonta Smith92%3093.8%413.8%4214.3%13.3%0.730
3Quez Watkins82%2268.8%517.2%7024.2%22.7%1.050
4Jalen Reagor69%2681.3%724.1%15352.3%26.9%1.190

Team Volume: 32 DBs, 31 att. (14-129-0)

  • You know how they say some guys will never have to buy a drink again in X city?
    • Well, that's not gonna be Jalen Reagor in Philadelphia. Nope, he's getting the hidden-auto-gratuity treatment.
    • Nick Sirianni said he won't bench Reagor, who was already demoted behind Watkins about a month back in terms of snaps/routes (Reagor still gets a lot of p.t. with Philly being three-wide-heavy on offense).


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Evan Engram90%2890.3%620.7%74.8%21.4%1.320
2Kenny Golladay78%2683.9%724.1%8455.7%26.9%1.922
3Darius Slayton72%2477.4%413.8%3221.5%16.7%1.670
4Pharoh Cooper59%1961.3%26.9%138.8%10.5%0.320
5Chris Myarick41%722.6%26.9%64.3%28.6%1.571
6John Ross17%619.4%26.9%138.9%33.3%4.670

Team Volume: 31 DBs, 39 att. (19-202-1)

  • Kadarius Toney and Sterling Shepard both missed the game with quad injuries.
    • Cooper, unexpectedly, jumped in as the No. 3 receiver, albeit with only two targets.
    • Ross had the same number of targets on six routes, and caught two passes for 28 yards. He was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, and might've played more if not for that.
  • Kyle Rudolph (ankle) and Kaden Smith (knee) both were out, leaving Engram to play 90% of snaps (and lead the team in routes.
    • He still finished with a pretty typicalEngram line, 3-37-0 on six targets.
  • Golladay had 3-50-0 on a team-high seven targets, and Slayton had 3-40-0 on just four looks.


Panthers (10) at Dolphins (33) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1DJ Moore96%3494.4%1032.3%14844.1%29.4%3.030
2Robby Anderson92%3494.4%412.9%6419.0%11.8%0.440
3Ian Thomas72%2363.9%39.7%226.6%13.0% 0
4Brandon Zylstra53%1850.0%26.5%5416.1%11.1%1.331
5Tommy Tremble45%1438.9%39.7%298.5%21.4%0.290
6Shi Smith26%1336.1%00.0%  0.0% 0

Team Volume: 36 DBs, 31 att. (10-179-0)

  • Moore somehow escaped with 4-103-0 thanks to a 64-yard gain, but everything else went wrong for the Panthers in this one, including a season-ending injury for Christian McCaffrey.
    • The injury likely pushes some targets from the RBs to the WRs/TEs, but in a completely broken offense that just lost its best player.
  • Cam Newton was benched for P.J. Walker early in the fourth quarter. Personally, I'd rather have Walker in there if I'm counting on a Carolina pass catcher (yikes). Not that he's even decent, but at least he doesn't run the ball on every snap inside the 5-yard line.


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Durham Smythe89%1648.5%516.1%54.4%31.3%2.000
2Mike Gesicki79%2781.8%39.7%119.5%11.1%0.630
3Jaylen Waddle75%2678.8%1032.3%7768.1%38.5%5.271
4Albert Wilson46%1545.5%619.4%-10-9.1%40.0%1.130
5Hunter Long33%26.1%00.0%00.0%0.0%0.000
6Preston Williams32%721.2%13.2%-3-2.5%14.3%0.570
7Mack Hollins26%1442.4%13.2%1411.9%7.1%0.001

Team Volume: 33 DBs, 21 att. (27-230-1)

  • He waddled, like a penguin, because his name is Waddle. Fantastic.
    • His first 100-yard game, 9-137-1, bringing him to 77-759-4 for the year.
    • With 60 of the 229 Tua targets (26%), catching 45 for 502 and four TDs. Tua + Waddle = $.
  • Tua + Gesicki = ? The TE is down to 16% of Tua's targets, though he did put up 5-50-0 on six looks just a week prior.
    • No need to panic, but it did seem Brissett really pushed the ball to Gesicki, while Tua prefers Waddle. Plus, the rookie has improved throughout the year, demanding more targets.
  • Long, a third-round rookie out of BC, made his fourth appearance of the year and first since Week 6, replacing Adam Shaheen (inactive/knee) as the No. 3 TE. Long has one target (incomplete) on 53 snaps.


Jets (21) at Texans (14) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Keelan Cole95%2382.1%28.7%1918.6%8.7%1.040
2Elijah Moore87%2796.4%834.8%5047.5%29.6%1.700
3Ryan Griffin84%1864.3%417.4%3331.4%22.2%1.111
4Jamison Crowder50%2175.0%14.3%44.0%4.8%0.240
5Braxton Berrios19%1035.7%313.0%65.7%30.0%4.700

Team Volume: 28 DBs, 24 att. (14-145-0)

  • Moore ran a route on every pass play but one, and saw twice as many targets as any of his teammates.
    • The 4-46-0 line isn't great (and neither is Zach Wilson), but the usage remains highly encouraging.
      • He also took another carry, or seven yards.
  • Cole took on an every-down role with Corey Davis (groin) out.
    • The Jets have tightened the WR rotation the past couple weeks, but that could change again if/when Davis and Denzel Mims (COVID-19) return.


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Brandin Cooks82%2993.5%519.2%9240.7%17.2%1.551
2Nico Collins65%2580.6%519.2%8035.2%20.0%1.121
3Pharaoh Brown60%929.0%13.8%93.9%11.1%0.000
4Brevin Jordan58%1754.8%311.5%62.5%17.6%1.350
5Chris Conley51%1135.5%00.0%00.0%0.0%0.000
6Danny Amendola38%1858.1%519.2%4318.9%27.8%1.280

Team Volume: 31 DBs, 26 att. (17-258-2)

  • Jordan Akins was inactive again, with rookie Brevin Jordan handling his old role and putting up 3-23-1 on three targets.
    • Jordan was a fifth-round pick, but his prospect profile is Day 2 quality, imo. And he's still 21. Good dynasty stash, especially in TE premium formats.
  • Cooks has 25% of the Tyrod targets this year, catching 21 of 33 for 301 yards and one TD.
    • Cooks has 29% of the Davis Mills targets, catching 41 of 58 for 403 yards and two TDs.


Falcons (21) at Jaguars (14) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Tajae Sharpe78%2790.0%310.7%2625.3%11.1%0.810
2Russell Gage78%2893.3%725.0%3029.6%25.0%2.210
3Kyle Pitts78%2790.0%621.4%4240.9%22.2%0.960
4Olamide Zaccheaus49%1860.0%27.1%-3-2.5%11.1%0.280

Team Volume: 30 DBs, 29 att. (19-190-1)

  • No. 2 Hayden Hurst (IR/knee) missed a second game and will be out at least one more week. Backups Lee Smith and Parker Hesse combined for 84% snap share but only five routes and one target, leaving the route-running to the four guys listed above plus RBs Cordarrelle Patterson and Mike Davis.
  • Pitts continued his slump with 2-26-0 on six targets, but everything checks out in terms of snap/route/target share.
  • Gage put up 6-62-1 on seven targets, following 5-49-0 on eight targets in the loss to New England the week before.
    • But before that he had two goose eggs in a span of three games.
  • Sharpe has played 57% of snaps or more in five straight games, and has topped two receptions or 22 yards just once in that span (the first of the five games).


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Marvin Jones97%4297.7%717.1%9323.4%16.7%1.020
2Laquon Treadwell86%3786.0%819.5%10927.4%21.6%1.431
3James O'Shaughnessy82%3479.1%512.2%358.8%14.7%0.850
4Laviska Shenault73%3479.1%922.0%8020.1%26.5%0.972
5Chris Manhertz37%818.6%24.9%143.6%25.0%1.380
6Tavon Austin17%716.3%24.9%205.0%28.6%3.001

Team Volume: 43 DBs, 42 att. (23-228-1)

  • TE Dan Arnold left the game after a handful of snaps and later was placed on IR with an MCL sprain, potentially ending his season.
    • O'Shaughnessy, suiting up for the first time since Week 2 after a nasty high-ankle sprain, ended up handling a three-down role with 82% snap share, 79% route share and 12% target share.
  • Talk about retreads. Austin scored his first few TD in a few years, but it was actually Treadwell (the 2016 Vikings' first-round pick) who took on a full-time role after Jamal Agnew's season-ending hip injury last week.
    • Shenault saw nine targets, his most since Week 6, but he finished with only 5-33-0 and right in his usual snap range, despite shifting back to the slot after playing outside more Weeks 5-10.
      • Per PFF, Shenault took 41 of his 53 snaps in the slot, after getting no more than 18 slot snaps in each of the previous six games.


Titans (13) at Patriots (36) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Nick Westbrook-Ikhine82%2191.3%523.8%6645.0%23.8%1.190
2Cody Hollister76%2087.0%419.0%2316.1%20.0%1.101
3Geoff Swaim73%730.4%14.8%42.9%14.3%1.140
4Anthony Firkser42%1460.9%14.8%10.6%7.1%0.500
5Chester Rogers24%1147.8%314.3%2114.1%27.3%0.180
6Dez Fitzpatrick19%313.0%14.8%1510.0%33.3%4.670

Team Volume: 23 DBs, 21 att. (11-93-1)

  • Even with all the injuries, only Westbrook-Ikhine and Hollister topped 61% route share or three targets. The Titans did continue running the ball (successfully, apart from fumbles) while trailing by multiple scores in the second half, so negative game script didn't lead to extra pass volume.
  • Tennessee goes on bye, mercifully, in Week 13. Julio Jones (hamstring) is eligible to return from IR right after, though he won't necessarily be ready.


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Jakobi Meyers86%3294.1%825.0%11346.7%25.0%3.060
2Nelson Agholor83%3397.1%39.4%208.4%9.1%0.610
3Hunter Henry69%2161.8%515.6%5120.9%23.8%0.761
4Kendrick Bourne57%2882.4%618.8%2811.4%21.4%2.181
5Jonnu Smith55%1338.2%412.5%2911.8%30.8%3.770

Team Volume: 34 DBs, 32 att. (23-310-2)

  • The Patriots had six players with 2-5 catches on 3-8 targets, led by Bourne (5-61-2) and Meyers (5-98-0).
  • That's two in a row with no TD for Henry, who still has just one game this year with more than 42 yards. He also has just one game with more than six targets, and none with more than eight.


Chargers (13) at Broncos (28) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Mike Williams88%4187.2%818.2%8427.1%19.5%0.950
2Keenan Allen84%4187.2%1022.7%7223.5%24.4%2.070
3Jared Cook55%3063.8%511.4%7323.6%16.7%0.832
4Jalen Guyton55%2859.6%36.8%3310.7%10.7%0.821
5Josh Palmer44%2246.8%24.5%134.2%9.1%1.140
6Donald Parham36%1123.4%12.3%10.4%9.1%0.450

Team Volume: 47 DBs, 44 att. (28-303-2)

  • The usual route shares, with Williams dropping back to 4-39-0 and Allen staying warm with 7-85-0.
  • Austin Ekeler went for 6-68-1 on eight targets.
  • Cook's semi-meaningless late TD was more impressive than the DeAndre Hopkins catch last year if we ignore situation/context.
    • Cook finished with 2-25-1 on five targets. His first TD since Week 6, which was also the last time he saw more than five targets.


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Noah Fant85%1869.2%417.4%2718.8%22.2%0.670
2Tim Patrick80%2076.9%313.0%3927.4%15.0%1.301
3Courtland Sutton71%1973.1%313.0%2215.2%15.8%0.890
4Jerry Jeudy56%1765.4%313.0%3020.8%17.6%1.470
5Albert Okwuegbunam46%1246.2%28.7%2013.9%16.7%1.000

Team Volume: 26 DBs, 25 att. (15-155-1)

  • Teddy Bridgewater missed part of the game with a shin injury but returned to finish out the contest.
    • Drew Lock completed four of seven passes for 26 yards with an interception and sack, letting the Chargers back into the game in the second quarter before Bridgewater returned. inthe third.
  • Neither a bye week nor a new contract did the trick for Sutton, who finished with 2-17-0. Jeudy and Patrick also had three targets and two catches apiece.


Rams (28) at Packers (36) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Tyler Higbee100%3892.7%512.8%4511.1%13.2%0.080
2Cooper Kupp100%41100%1025.6%8922.0%24.4%2.340
3Odell Beckham98%4097.6%1025.6%10024.8%25.0%2.030
4Van Jefferson98%41100%923.1%16540.7%22.0%2.271

Team Volume: 41 DBs, 39 att. (21-302-3)

  • Pretty simple here, though we'll note that Ben Skowronek (back) was inactive, after sharing snaps with Beckham in the previous game (before a Week 11 bye).
  • Beckham played 98% snaps and ran a route on every dropback but one, finishing with 5-81-1 on 10 targets behind a 54-yard TD catch early in the fourth quarter.


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Davante Adams97%4597.8%920.5%7217.8%20.0%2.310
2Marquez Valdes-Scantling69%3576.1%920.5%15839.4%25.7%1.430
3Allen Lazard64%3269.6%613.6%7919.7%18.8%0.412
4Josiah Deguara44%2860.9%49.1%215.3%14.3%0.460
5Marcedes Lewis41%817.4%36.8%-2-0.6%37.5%0.500
6Equanimeous St. Brown32%1737.0%24.5%4611.3%11.8%0.410
7Randall Cobb24%1430.4%511.4%379.2%35.7%6.791
8Dominique Dafney23%24.3%00.0%  0.0% 0

Team Volume: 46 DBs, 45 att. (28-307-2)

  • Lazard's return from a one-week absence didn't stop Cobb, who put up 4-95-1 in the first half before exiting early with a groin injury.
    • Cobb leads the NFL with 11 targets inside the 10-yard line. (He has only 39 targets overall, tied for 114th among all players.
      • If Cobb misses time, it could help Davante Adams in addition to the guys who pick up more snaps (MVS, Lazard).
  • Before his exit around the two-minute warning of the first half, Cobb took 68% of snaps in 11 personnel, with MVS at 64% and Lazard at 46%.
    • Over the final 32 minutes, Lazard got 93% in 11 and MVS got 26%.
    • In 12 personnel, MVS got 50% and Lazard only 22% (with ESB at 28%).
  • Bye coming up in Week 13, giving Cobb extra time to heal.


Vikings (26) at 49ers (34) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Adam Thielen96%34100.0%721.9%8537.6%20.6%1.822
2Justin Jefferson92%3397.1%928.1%12053.0%27.3%2.522
3Tyler Conklin79%2264.7%39.4%2410.7%13.6%1.141
4K.J. Osborn54%2264.7%26.3%167.3%9.1%0.230

Team Volume: 34 DBs, 33 att. (21-262-2)

  • Same usage as ever. The Dalvin Cook injury could lead to a lower run rate and a smaller target share for the RBs, but neither impact is likely to be drastic.


 Snap %Rts/DBRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.Tgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1George Kittle93%2485.7%27.7%31.3%8.3%0.540
2Brandon Aiyuk90%2589.3%623.1%8639.3%24.0%3.640
3Deebo Samuel64%2278.6%415.4%6128.0%18.2%0.550
4Jauan Jennings36%1657.1%311.5%3817.3%18.8%1.502

Team Volume: 28 DBs, 26 att. (17-230-1)

  • Samuel injured his groin again and didn't play snaps in the fourth quarter.
    • No. 3 receiver Jauan Jennings scored a TD earlier in the game, but it was actually Aiyuk nemesis Trent Sherfield who picked up Samuel's playing time in the fourth quarter, taking 85% of snaps (compared to 15% for Jennings).
    • Hard to say how the 49ers will replace Deebo (in terms of snaps AND touches), given his unique role.
      • I mostly think Aiyuk and Kittle benefit. And Aiyuk put up 3-91-0 on six targets in this one, following 7-85-1 the week before in Jacksonville.


Browns (10) at Ravens (16) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Jarvis Landry93%39100.0%1029.4%10933.9%25.6%2.850
2Austin Hooper89%2769.2%38.8%3912.0%11.1% 0
3David Njoku74%1948.7%514.7%5617.4%26.3%1.840
4Donovan Peoples-Jones74%3384.6%514.7%6118.9%15.2%0.300
5Ja'Marcus Bradley33%1641.0%25.9%82.5%12.5%1.130
6Harrison Bryant28%717.9%38.8%288.7%42.9%7.140

Team Volume: 39 DBs, 37 att. (18-247-1)

  • Bryant, the No. 3 TE, had a nice night with 3-50-0 on three targets, but he left the game late with a high-ankle sprain, potentially knocking him out for the rest of the season.
    • Njoku's route share was down a bit in this one, but he finished with 3-35-1 on five targets, and there's now another factor working in favor of him and Hooper getting routes/targets, in addition to the lack of talent at WR.
  • Landry finally put up some receiving yards (6-111-0) but is still averaging only 4.5 catches for 46 yards on 7.7 targets since returning from IR. The volume is there, but both he and Baker Mayfield are fighting through injuries (and they aren't exactly Moss/Brady in the first place).
    • Landry's snap/route shares also were season highs.
  • The Browns  lost RT Jack Conklin (patella) to a season-ending injury in his first game back from an IR stint due to an elbow injury. Swing tackle Chris Hubbard (pectoral) is already out for the year, so Blake Hance is back in the lineup. Hance has PFF's No. 63 out of 81 OTs, making him the obvious weak link on an otherwise stellar line.


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Marquise Brown78%2882.4%1031.3%6823.3%35.7%1.820
2Mark Andrews66%2985.3%1031.3%16857.7%34.5%2.241
3Rashod Bateman45%1955.9%412.5%258.6%21.1%1.630
4Sammy Watkins44%1750.0%13.1%93.2%5.9%0.470
5Devin Duvernay43%1647.1%26.3%124.2%12.5%0.130

Team Volume: 34 DBs, 32 att. (20-165-1)

  • Apart from Hollywood, the WR snap shares tumbled with everyone healthy and the Ravens shifting toward heavier sets (they went three/four-wide on only 34 of 80 snaps).
    • In 3/4-wide looks, the snaps went to Brown (89%), Duvernay (86%), Watkins (69%) and then Bateman (46%).
    • For two-wide, it was Brown (89%), Bateman (67%) Watkins (33%) and Duvernay (11%).
    • One-wide snaps (15) were split between Brown (six), Tylan Wallace (three) and Bateman/Watkins/Duvernay (two each).
  • This looked a little like the Miami game for Brown, with Cleveland taking away the deep ball and encouraging the Ravens to settle for short passes on the perimeter.
  • The snap and routes shares for Bateman were his lowest yet, supporting fears that Watkins' return would take a big chunk out of the rookie's volume.
    • In two games with Brown, Watkins, Duvernay and Bateman all healthy, Bateman has 50% snap share and 16% target share.
      • Watkins is at 38% and 6%, respectively
      • Duvernay is 52% and 8%
      • Hollywood is 76% and 32%, but with only 14-88-0 on 23 looks.
      • Andrews is 73% and 25%
        • Remember... small samples here. The big takeaway is just that Bateman is splitting snaps/routes with Watkins, a big problem even if he's playing well.


Seahawks (15) at Washington Football Team (17) 

 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Tyler Lockett100%33100.0%516.1%9735.0%15.2%2.911
2DK Metcalf93%3193.9%412.9%8731.5%12.9%0.420
3Gerald Everett78%2369.7%929.0%3512.6%39.1%1.611
4Freddie Swain64%2472.7%26.5%2810.0%8.3%1.330
5Will Dissly36%824.2%26.5%103.7%25.0%2.380
6Dee Eskridge29%824.2%39.7%145.2%37.5%1.250

Team Volume: 33 DBs, 31 att. (20-247-2)

  • Everett coming into some fantasy value late is a pathetic silver lining for this offense.
  • Eskridge had one more target, but Swain ran three times as many routes and scored the late TD. Still Swain in the No. 3 role.


 Snap %RoutesRts/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY ShareTgt/RtYds/RtEZ Tgt
1Terry McLaurin90%3494.4%720.6%9254.3%20.6%1.500
2Logan Thomas77%2363.9%617.6%5029.5%26.1%1.351
3DeAndre Carter73%2569.4%514.7%4526.6%20.0%1.680
4John Bates59%1233.3%12.9%52.7%8.3%1.250
5Adam Humphries35%1644.4%25.9%116.4%12.5%0.880
6Curtis Samuel25%616.7%12.9%-4-2.4%16.7%1.500

Team Volume: 36 DBs, 35 att. (27-223-1)

  • daThomas didn't quite return to his usual role with 95-100% snap share, but he wasn't too far off (77%) and came oh so close to a TD at the end there.
  • Samuel's return (for 25% of snaps) had little impact on Carter, who continued in the No. 2 WR role with 4-42-0 on five targets and a carry for four yards on 73% of snaps.
    • Samuel took two touches for 13 yards, and appears to have survived.


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Jerry Donabedian
Jerry was a 2018 finalist for the FSWA's Player Notes Writer of the Year and DFS Writer of the Year awards. A Baltimore native, Jerry roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.
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