Target Breakdown: Week 17 WR/TE Recap & Week 18 Sleepers

Target Breakdown: Week 17 WR/TE Recap & Week 18 Sleepers

This article is part of our Target Breakdown series.

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Week 18 Sortable Leaderboards

Wide Receivers

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Marquez Callaway84%2480.0%1043.5%12070.5%41.7%4.04
2Braxton Berrios88%3191.2%1240.0%6632.0%38.7%2.10
3Darnell Mooney85%3386.8%1339.4%14050.9%39.4%2.09
4Stefon Diggs79%2596.2%939.1%13154.5%36.0%2.08
5Brandin Cooks77%3291.4%1136.7%11363.5%34.4%2.06
6Rashod Bateman84%3286.5%1034.5%9233.0%31.3%1.81
7DeVante Parker95%4093.0%1334.2%15242.0%32.5%1.15
8DJ Moore92%3297.0%833.3%7480.8%25.0%0.91
9Davante Adams82%3788.1%1433.3%10942.7%37.8%3.68
10Diontae Johnson89%4593.8%1532.6%12042.1%33.3%0.69
11DK Metcalf66%2583.3%932.1%9043.0%36.0%2.52
12Ja'Marr Chase92%4193.2%1231.6%14455.0%29.3%6.49
13Amon-Ra St. Brown83%3491.9%1131.4%9237.3%32.4%3.26
14Zay Jones77%3088.2%1031.3%12040.5%33.3%4.00
15Justin Jefferson100%41100.0%1130.6%11047.6%26.8%1.41
16Keenan Allen73%2580.6%930.0%9954.2%36.0%1.76
17Tyreek Hill84%3085.7%1029.4%12742.4%33.3%1.33
18KhaDarel Hodge75%3183.8%1028.6%9839.8%32.3%2.45
19Hunter Renfrow69%2985.3%928.1%10033.6%

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Week 18 Sortable Leaderboards

Wide Receivers

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Marquez Callaway84%2480.0%1043.5%12070.5%41.7%4.04
2Braxton Berrios88%3191.2%1240.0%6632.0%38.7%2.10
3Darnell Mooney85%3386.8%1339.4%14050.9%39.4%2.09
4Stefon Diggs79%2596.2%939.1%13154.5%36.0%2.08
5Brandin Cooks77%3291.4%1136.7%11363.5%34.4%2.06
6Rashod Bateman84%3286.5%1034.5%9233.0%31.3%1.81
7DeVante Parker95%4093.0%1334.2%15242.0%32.5%1.15
8DJ Moore92%3297.0%833.3%7480.8%25.0%0.91
9Davante Adams82%3788.1%1433.3%10942.7%37.8%3.68
10Diontae Johnson89%4593.8%1532.6%12042.1%33.3%0.69
11DK Metcalf66%2583.3%932.1%9043.0%36.0%2.52
12Ja'Marr Chase92%4193.2%1231.6%14455.0%29.3%6.49
13Amon-Ra St. Brown83%3491.9%1131.4%9237.3%32.4%3.26
14Zay Jones77%3088.2%1031.3%12040.5%33.3%4.00
15Justin Jefferson100%41100.0%1130.6%11047.6%26.8%1.41
16Keenan Allen73%2580.6%930.0%9954.2%36.0%1.76
17Tyreek Hill84%3085.7%1029.4%12742.4%33.3%1.33
18KhaDarel Hodge75%3183.8%1028.6%9839.8%32.3%2.45
19Hunter Renfrow69%2985.3%928.1%10033.6%31.0%2.62
20Jarvis Landry70%3370.2%1027.8%8026.8%30.3%1.30
21A.J. Brown64%1684.2%527.8%8864.4%31.3%2.56
22Marquise Brown75%3081.1%827.6%11039.6%26.7%0.93
23Cole Beasley49%1765.4%626.1%5321.9%35.3%1.29
24Brandon Aiyuk90%2291.7%626.1%10037.7%27.3%4.27
25Deebo Samuel85%2187.5%626.1%6223.2%28.6%3.00
26Christian Kirk89%3692.3%925.0%10537.3%25.0%2.19
27Michael Pittman94%2796.4%625.0%1910.9%22.2%1.74
28Kristian Wilkerson84%3088.2%824.2%13853.5%26.7%1.40
29Jakobi Meyers77%3088.2%824.2%6525.2%26.7%2.43
30DeVonta Smith95%27100.0%624.0%11645.0%22.2%2.00
31Russell Gage80%2382.1%523.8%7338.5%21.7%2.17
32Terry McLaurin95%3692.3%823.5%2917.9%22.2%1.69
33Marvin Jones96%29100.0%623.1%8549.2%20.7%1.59
34Laquon Treadwell80%2275.9%623.1%7342.2%27.3%3.95
35Ray-Ray McCloud66%3572.9%1021.7%3612.7%28.6%1.00
36Cooper Kupp100%3288.9%720.0%3514.9%21.9%2.97
37Odell Beckham98%36100.0%720.0%6929.8%19.4%1.08
38Chase Claypool87%4287.5%919.6%8429.4%21.4%0.40
39Courtland Sutton88%2689.7%518.5%8137.9%19.2%2.31
40Kendall Hinton61%2069.0%518.5%5827.3%25.0%1.15
41Amari Cooper89%3792.5%718.4%6731.2%18.9%0.49
42Jaylen Waddle92%3990.7%718.4%5916.4%17.9%1.21
43Allen Robinson71%2668.4%618.2%4315.6%23.1%1.35
44Kendrick Bourne59%2882.4%618.2%166.3%21.4%2.71
45Pharoh Cooper35%640.0%218.2%1332.7%33.3%0.00
46A.J. Green80%3487.2%616.7%9333.1%17.6%2.18
47Nico Collins58%2571.4%516.7%5128.6%20.0%1.40
48Josh Palmer47%1445.2%516.7%169.0%35.7%1.14
49Keelan Cole82%2882.4%516.7%9043.4%17.9%1.25
50Cyril Grayson63%2651.0%816.3%10921.5%30.8%3.12
51Quez Watkins51%1555.6%416.0%2710.5%26.7%1.00
52Tyler Boyd76%4193.2%615.8%3914.8%14.6%0.88
53Cedrick Wilson47%1947.5%615.8%2210.2%31.6%1.84
54Tavon Austin65%2379.3%415.4%42.2%17.4%0.09
55Cam Sims77%3076.9%514.7%5634.9%16.7%1.60
56Olamide Zaccheaus96%2796.4%314.3%2010.3%11.1%0.30
57Allen Lazard74%3276.2%614.3%5822.8%18.8%2.25
58Van Jefferson54%1850.0%514.3%6025.9%27.8%3.50
59Mike Evans75%4180.4%714.3%13025.7%17.1%1.15
60Antoine Wesley59%2153.8%513.9%5218.3%23.8%1.43
61Donovan Peoples-Jones90%4493.6%513.9%7926.6%11.4%1.73
62Rashard Higgins55%2553.2%513.9%5719.1%20.0%0.32
63K.J. Osborn94%3995.1%513.9%7934.3%12.8%1.28
64Mike Williams83%3096.8%413.3%6435.1%13.3%2.10
65Jeff Smith97%3294.1%413.3%2612.3%12.5%0.41
66Tee Higgins83%4295.5%513.2%6324.1%11.9%1.48
67Gabriel Davis87%26100.0%313.0%3414.1%11.5%1.54
68T.Y. Hilton61%2382.1%312.5%6939.3%13.0%1.96
69Tyler Johnson67%3568.6%612.2%7615.0%17.1%1.43
70Byron Pringle50%1954.3%411.8%3912.8%21.1%1.84
71Laviska Shenault28%827.6%311.5%42.3%37.5%1.63
72Trinity Benson75%2773.0%411.4%2911.8%14.8%1.15
73Nick Westbrook-Ikhine68%1473.7%211.1%2921.3%14.3%0.00
74Chester Rogers31%842.1%211.1%53.8%25.0%1.63
75Tyler Lockett83%2893.3%310.7%125.7%10.7%0.86
76D'Wayne Eskridge34%1136.7%310.7%3416.2%27.3%0.64
77CeeDee Lamb86%3792.5%410.5%3516.1%10.8%1.38
78Michael Gallup39%1640.0%410.5%2812.9%25.0%2.25
79Devin Duvernay42%1951.4%310.3%248.7%15.8%1.00
80Antonio Brown36%1937.3%510.2%295.8%26.3%1.37


Tight Ends

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Dallas Goedert93%2074.1%728.0%6023.3%35.0%3.55
2Dalton Schultz93%3075.0%1026.3%4320.1%33.3%1.80
3Noah Fant89%2379.3%725.9%3616.7%30.4%4.00
4Tyler Higbee96%3186.1%925.7%5322.9%29.0%2.23
5Zach Ertz90%3692.3%925.0%4817.0%25.0%1.14
6Tyler Conklin92%3380.5%925.0%4519.3%27.3%1.42
7Mo Alie-Cox59%1450.0%520.8%3520.2%35.7%2.00
8Mark Andrews83%3389.2%620.7%5519.8%18.2%2.70
9Travis Kelce78%3291.4%720.6%3712.3%21.9%0.78
10Rob Gronkowski94%4384.3%1020.4%9919.5%23.3%2.67
11Kyle Pitts52%1450.0%419.0%3920.6%28.6%4.93
12Mike Gesicki78%3479.1%718.4%8122.5%20.6%1.50
13Evan Engram64%1386.7%218.2%36.6%15.4%0.92
14Gerald Everett70%1963.3%517.9%4722.3%26.3%1.89
15Geoff Swaim92%947.4%316.7%32.1%33.3%1.00
16Anthony Firkser44%526.3%316.7%2316.7%60.0%4.80
17C.J. Uzomah90%3375.0%615.8%2810.8%18.2%0.97
18Cole Kmet80%2360.5%515.2%165.7%21.7%1.09
19Hunter Henry56%2367.6%515.2%4919.2%21.7%1.61
20Parker Hesse68%2071.4%314.3%116.0%15.0%1.55
21Austin Hooper51%2144.7%513.9%3210.7%23.8%1.33
22Pat Freiermuth76%3572.9%613.0%93.2%17.1%0.63
23Ian Thomas88%2163.6%312.5%1415.5%14.3%1.57
24John Bates92%3384.6%411.8%3622.4%12.1%1.06
25David Njoku72%3063.8%411.1%268.7%13.3%0.93
26Tre' McKitty52%1032.3%310.0%63.4%30.0%2.20
27Kyle Rudolph45%746.7%19.1%1433.8%14.3%0.00
28Blake Bell36%617.1%38.8%113.6%50.0%5.83
29Dawson Knox87%26100.0%28.7%156.3%7.7%0.00
30Juwan Johnson47%1343.3%28.7%74.0%15.4%0.31
31George Kittle95%2187.5%28.7%4215.9%9.5%1.38
32Durham Smythe66%1739.5%37.9%143.7%17.6%2.18
33Luke Farrell72%1862.1%27.7%52.9%11.1%0.39
34Albert Okwuegbunam50%1137.9%27.4%-2-1.0%18.2%0.45
35Josiah Deguara41%1638.1%37.1%218.1%18.8%0.69
36Kenny Yeboah62%1647.1%26.7%3115.1%12.5%2.25
37Cameron Brate28%1835.3%36.1%122.4%16.7%0.28
38Tyler Davis43%1842.9%24.8%20.7%11.1%0.50
39Zach Gentry51%1327.1%24.3%10.3%15.4%0.00
40Pharaoh Brown61%1028.6%13.3%42.5%10.0%0.90
41Brevin Jordan56%2057.1%13.3%31.6%5.0%0.45
42Stephen Anderson79%2374.2%13.3%-4-2.1%4.3%0.35
43Foster Moreau100%2573.5%13.1%41.5%4.0%0.36


Links to RotoWire's Red Zone Stats

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Rushing Stats


Week 17 Injury Report


WRs Jerry Jeudy + Tim Patrick (reserve/COVID-19)

WRs Kadarius Toney (shoulder) + Darius Slayton (reserve/COVID-19) + John Ross (knee)

WR Julio Jones (reserve/COVID-19)

WR Jamison Crowder (calf)

WR Tre'Quan Smith (chest)

WR Nelson Agholor (concussion)

WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee)

WR Rondale Moore (ankle) 

WR Adam Thielen (IR/ankle)

TE Darren Waller (knee, reserve/COVID-19)

TE Jared Cook (reserve/COVID-19)

TE Tyler Kroft (reserve/COVID-19)


In-Game Injuries

WR Michael Gallup suffered an ACL tear.

TE Kyle Pitts injured his hamstring and missed most of the second half.

TE Will Dissly hurt his heel.


Waivers & Sleepers for Week 18

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

Wide Receivers

  1. Braxton Berrios - 7%
  2. K.J. Osborn - 41%
  3. Kendrick Bourne - 26%
  4. Rashod Bateman - 36%
  5. Laquon Treadwell - 3%
  6. Cyril Grayson - 0%
  7. Donovan Peoples-Jones - 13%
  8. Zay Jones - 1%
  9. Ray-Ray McCloud - 1%
  10. Gabriel Davis - 25%
  11. Cedrick Wilson - 3%
  12. T.Y. Hilton - 18%
  13. Keelan Cole - 1%
  14. Kristian Wilkerson - 0%
  15. Allen Lazard - 29%


Tight Ends

  1. Tyler Conklin - 39%
  2. Cole Kmet - 32%
  3. C.J. Uzomah - 22%
  4. David Njoku - 12%
  5. John Bates - 1%



Marquise Brown

Van Jefferson

Robby Anderson

Laviska Shenault

Marvin Jones


Game-by-Game Breakdowns

Dolphins (3) at Titans (34) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1DeVante Parker95%4093.0%1334.2%15242.0%32.5%1.15
2Jaylen Waddle92%3990.7%718.4%5916.4%17.9%1.21
3Mike Gesicki78%3479.1%718.4%8122.5%20.6%1.50
4Durham Smythe66%1739.5%37.9%143.7%17.6%2.18
5Isaiah Ford27%1227.9%25.3%92.6%16.7%0.00

Team Volume: 43 DBs, 38 att. (18-205-0)

  • Parker saw a season-high 13 targets after zero the week before in New Orleans. He finished with 4-46-0 in a brutal performance from the Miami offense.
    • The passing game is still all Parker, Waddle and Gesicki, with a bit of the backup TEs mixed in.
  • Waddle cooled off with 3-47-0 on seven targets, after three straight games with at least nine catches for 90 yards.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Geoff Swaim92%947.4%316.7%32.1%33.3%1.00
2Nick Westbrook-Ikhine68%1473.7%211.1%2921.3%14.3%0.00
3A.J. Brown64%1684.2%527.8%8864.4%31.3%2.56
4Anthony Firkser44%526.3%316.7%2316.7%60.0%4.80

Team Volume: 19 DBs, 18 att. (13-120-2)

  • Brown finished with only 2-41-0 on five targets, even with Julio Jones on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
    • Ryan Tannehill attempted only 18 passes, and his two TDs went to Swaim and Firkser.


Rams (20) at Ravens (19) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Cooper Kupp100%3288.9%720.0%3514.9%21.9%2.97
2Odell Beckham98%36100.0%720.0%6929.8%19.4%1.08
3Tyler Higbee96%3186.1%925.7%5322.9%29.0%2.23
4Van Jefferson54%1850.0%514.3%6025.9%27.8%3.50
5Ben Skowronek46%1850.0%25.7%125.3%11.1%1.00

Team Volume: 36 DBs, 35 att. (26-309-2)

  • Jefferson had a decent receiving line with 4-63-0 on five targets, but he took only two of 14 snaps in the fourth quarter, with Skowronek getting the other 12.
    • Skowronek caught both his targets for 18 yards... nothing earth-shattering.
    • Jefferson had played 92% and 96% of snaps the previous two weeks, with only three catches for 29 yards total on eight targets. He did more this past Sunday, but lost playing time to Skowronek nonetheless.
  • Meanwhile, it was the every-down plan for Kupp, Beckham and Higbee.
    • The TE cooled down from a fast start but still finished with a solid line (6-69-0), with Kupp then heating up later on and OBJ capping things off with the game-winning TD.
  • The seven targets for Kupp were a season low, and just his second time with single digits this year. He's nonetheless in good shape to make a run at the single-season records for catches and (especially) receiving yards, though I can't say I really care about any record that's broken in game No. 17.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Rashod Bateman84%3286.5%1034.5%9233.0%31.3%1.81
2Mark Andrews83%3389.2%620.7%5519.8%18.2%2.70
3Marquise Brown75%3081.1%827.6%11039.6%26.7%0.93
4Devin Duvernay42%1951.4%310.3%248.7%15.8%1.00

Team Volume: 37 DBs, 32 att. (20-197-0)

  • Andrews was efficient but not quite as well fed with 6-89-0 on six targets.
  • Bateman led the team with 10 targets, catching seven for 58 yards. This was the rookie's third straight game playing more than 80 percent of snaps, while Sammy Watkins has seen 20% and 5% in his last two.
  • Still nothing from Brown, who was having his issues even before Lamar Jackson's ankle injury.


Falcons (16) at Bills (29) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
Olamide Zaccheaus96%2796.4%314.3%2010.3%11.1%0.30
Russell Gage80%2382.1%523.8%7338.5%21.7%2.17
Parker Hesse68%2071.4%314.3%116.0%15.0%1.55
Kyle Pitts52%1450.0%419.0%3920.6%28.6%4.93
Christian Blake48%1553.6%14.8%2312.1%6.7%0.00

Team Volume: 28 DBs, 23 att. (13-197-0)

  • Pitts injured his hamstring in the second quarter and played only two snaps in the third quarter before exiting for good.
    • Hesse took 60% of snaps in the first half and 85% in the second, finishing with 3-31-0 on three targets (No. 2 TE Hayden Hurst was on the COVID list).


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Dawson Knox87%26100.0%28.7%156.3%7.7%0.00
2Gabriel Davis87%26100.0%313.0%3414.1%11.5%1.54
3Stefon Diggs79%2596.2%939.1%13154.5%36.0%2.08
4Cole Beasley49%1765.4%626.1%5321.9%35.3%1.29

Team Volume: 26 DBs, 26 att. (11-120-0)

  • Emmanuel Sanders (knee) was out for a second time in three weeks, while Davis and Beasley returned from the COVID list. Nobody made noise in a run-heavy, bad-weather game, but Diggs did see dominant shares of both the targets (39%) and air yards (55%).


Buccaneers (28) at Jets (24) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Rob Gronkowski94%4384.3%1020.4%9919.5%23.3%2.67
2Mike Evans75%4180.4%714.3%13025.7%17.1%1.15
3Tyler Johnson67%3568.6%612.2%7615.0%17.1%1.43
4Cyril Grayson63%2651.0%816.3%10921.5%30.8%3.12
5Antonio Brown36%1937.3%510.2%295.8%26.3%1.37
6Cameron Brate28%1835.3%36.1%122.4%16.7%0.28

Team Volume: 51 DBs, 50 att. (34-410-3)

  • Non-zero chance this all ends* with Antonio Brown making a game-winning catch in the end zone in the Super Bowl. Probably for the Bucs, but not necessarily.
    • Grayson did his best A.B. impression with 6-81-1 on eight targets. That, after 3-81-0 on three targets the week before.
      • Prior to Week 16, his only target of the season was a 50-yard TD back in Week 8.
  • Tyler Johnson also helped, with 4-50-0 on six targets after a goose egg the week before. But still no sign of a ceiling from him.

*just the season, not the A.B. saga


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Jeff Smith97%3294.1%413.3%2612.3%12.5%0.41
2Braxton Berrios88%3191.2%1240.0%6632.0%38.7%2.10
3Keelan Cole82%2882.4%516.7%9043.4%17.9%1.25
4Kenny Yeboah62%1647.1%26.7%3115.1%12.5%2.25

Team Volume: 34 DBs, 33 att. (19-234-1)

  • Berry O's is a real player, even if his name sounds like off-brand fruit loops.
    • Berrios was the Jets' best weapon again with Jamison Crowder (calf) inactive.
    • Berrios finished with 8-65-1 on 12 targets plus 2-12-1 rushing (and two kick returns for 55 yards).
    • Over the past four weeks Berrios has handled 29 targets, five carries, 10 kick returns and six punt returns, producing 225 yards and three TDs on offense plus 411 yards and another TD on special teams. How did Belichick ever let this guy get away?
  • Preseason hero Kenny Yeboah filled in for Tyler Kroft (COVID) at tight end, catching both his targets for 36 yards, though he ran a route on only 47% of Zach Wilson's glorious dropbacks.


Eagles (20) at Washington Football Team (16) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1DeVonta Smith95%27100.0%624.0%11645.0%22.2%2.00
2Dallas Goedert93%2074.1%728.0%6023.3%35.0%3.55
3Jalen Reagor51%1866.7%14.0%145.5%5.6%0.00
4Quez Watkins51%1555.6%416.0%2710.5%26.7%1.00

Team Volume: 27 DBs, 26 att. (17-214-0)

  • Goedert led the way with 6-71-0 on seven targets but then was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday (along with a bunch of other Eagles).
  • Watkins' snaps were scaled way back for a second time in the past three weeks, with the first time also being against Washington (35% in Week 15). It wasn't Reagor benefitting, but rather No. 2 TE Jack Stoll and No. 4 WR Greg Ward.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Terry McLaurin95%3692.3%823.5%2917.9%22.2%1.69
2John Bates92%3384.6%411.8%3622.4%12.1%1.06
3Cam Sims77%3076.9%514.7%5634.9%16.7%1.60
4Adam Humphries54%2769.2%25.9%84.8%7.4%0.44

Team Volume: 39 DBs, 36 att. (27-247-0)

  • Ricky Seals-Jones entered concussion protocol, leaving Bates in a three-down role, though he'd already been getting more snaps than RSJ.
  • Sims put up 4-48-0 on five targets in his second start of the year, following a goose egg on three targets the week before in his first start. Just like last year, he's the guy Washington turns to at the end of the season after every other option for the No. 2 receiver job has failed miserably.


Raiders (23) at Colts (20) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Foster Moreau100%2573.5%13.1%41.5%4.0%0.36
2Zay Jones77%3088.2%1031.3%12040.5%33.3%4.00
3Bryan Edwards75%2470.6%26.3%227.5%8.3%0.00
4Hunter Renfrow69%2985.3%928.1%10033.6%31.0%2.62
5DeSean Jackson26%1441.2%39.4%4816.1%21.4%0.36

Team Volume: 34 DBs, 32 att. (24-255-1)

  • Moreau was targeted only once and lost a bunch of routes to pass-blocking, but he again worked in an every-down role with Darren Waller (knee, COVID) out.
  • Jones had by far his best game after a lengthy stretch of mediocre receiving lines, erupting for 8-120-0 on 10 targets.
    • It was the first career 100-yard game for the 2017 second-round pick. He might actually work as a No. 2 receiver long-term if Hunter Renfrow is your No. 3, Waller's your tight end and you have a real No. 1. (It's the last part that's a problem.)
  • Renfrow put up 7-76-1 on nine targets, scoring his seventh TD of the year and crossing over the 1,000-yard threshold for the first time.
  • Bryan Edwards is still alive. You have to figure it's only blocking/health that's keeping him on the field more than Jackson... even this last-gasp version of Jackson.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Michael Pittman94%2796.4%625.0%1910.9%22.2%1.74
2T.Y. Hilton61%2382.1%312.5%6939.3%13.0%1.96
3Mo Alie-Cox59%1450.0%520.8%3520.2%35.7%2.00
4Zach Pascal57%2175.0%28.3%2614.8%9.5%0.38
5Jack Doyle37%725.0%00.0%  0.0%0.00

Team Volume: 28 DBs, 27 att. (16-148-1)

  • Doyle played fewer snaps than usual after exiting early last week with knee and ankle injuries.
    • Alie-Cox took over some of Doyle's snaps and routes, finishing with 50% route share and 3-28-0 on five targets.
  • Hilton finally got more snaps/routes than Pascal, though barely, and it may have had something to do with Pascal being on the COVID list the week before.
  • Pittman finished with 6-47-0, down from 8-82-0 the week before. It's been two months since he had a big game, but his target share remains robust at 25.8 percent. While he isn't the most exciting player, especially compared to some other talented young wideouts, Pittman might have a true breakout in him if the Colts upgrade their QB / passing game in the offseason.


Giants (3) at Bears (29) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Kenny Golladay80%1493.3%19.1%820.0%7.1%0.00
2David Sills71%15100.0%19.1%1126.6%6.7%0.80
3Evan Engram64%1386.7%218.2%36.6%15.4%0.92
4Kyle Rudolph45%746.7%19.1%1433.8%14.3%0.00
5Pharoh Cooper35%640.0%218.2%1332.7%33.3%0.00

Team Volume: 15 DBs, 11 att. (4-24-0)

  • Before this game, I thought the players were trying to get the coaches fired. Now I wonder if it's the other way around, or if Joe Judge is just trying to get himself fired and doesn't care who else he drags down. (The Captain may be obligated to go down with his ship, but that doesn't mean he can't drop a deuce on the deck right before submersion.)
  • Mike Glennon (wrist) is out for Week 18, if you care.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Darnell Mooney85%3386.8%1339.4%14050.9%39.4%2.09
2Cole Kmet80%2360.5%515.2%165.7%21.7%1.09
3Allen Robinson71%2668.4%618.2%4315.6%23.1%1.35
4Damiere Byrd45%2360.5%26.1%145.1%8.7%1.00
5Marquise Goodwin35%1436.8%26.1%3010.7%14.3%0.00

Team Volume: 38 DBs, 36 att. (18-173-1)

  • Mooney put up 7-69-1 on his second-most targets (13) of the season. He needs 71 yards Week 18 to reach 1,000 for the year.
  • Robinson went for 4-35-0 on six targets in his first appearance since Week 14. His snap (71%) and route (68%) numbers were a little below pre-injury norms (typically in the 80s or 90s).


Chiefs (31) at Bengals (34) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Tyreek Hill84%3085.7%1029.4%12742.4%33.3%1.33
2Travis Kelce78%3291.4%720.6%3712.3%21.9%0.78
3Demarcus Robinson64%2365.7%25.9%3411.3%8.7%1.43
4Byron Pringle50%1954.3%411.8%3912.8%21.1%1.84
5Blake Bell36%617.1%38.8%113.6%50.0%5.83
6Mecole Hardman31%1028.6%12.9%3411.1%10.0%5.30

Team Volume: 35 DBs, 35 att. (26-259-2)

  • Pringle's 48% snap share was his smallest since Week 9. He did have two more targets than Robinson, but D-Rob got more routes and snap and scored a TD.
  • Kelce played slightly fewer snaps than usual after a stint on the COVID list, but he still ran. a route on the vast majority (91%) of dropbacks. And Hill was at 86% route share, with 84% snap share.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Ja'Marr Chase92%4193.2%1231.6%14455.0%29.3%6.49
2C.J. Uzomah90%3375.0%615.8%2810.8%18.2%0.97
3Tee Higgins83%4295.5%513.2%6324.1%11.9%1.48
4Tyler Boyd76%4193.2%615.8%3914.8%14.6%0.88

Team Volume: 43 DBs, 39 att. (30-446-4)

  • This was Chase's third game of the year with multiple TDs and second with 200 yards. The 11-266-3 receiving line pushed him past Justin Jefferson's rookie record (1,429 - 1,400).
  • Joe Mixon had the second most targets (eight), with Higgins (3-62-0), Boyd (4-36-1) and Uzomah (4-32-0) all posting mediocre lines on either five or six targets.


Jaguars (10) at Patriots (50) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Marvin Jones96%29100.0%623.1%8549.2%20.7%1.59
2Laquon Treadwell80%2275.9%623.1%7342.2%27.3%3.95
3Luke Farrell72%1862.1%27.7%52.9%11.1%0.39
4Tavon Austin65%2379.3%415.4%42.2%17.4%0.09

Team Volume: 29 DBs, 27 att. (17-193-1)

  • Treadwell veered ever so slightly off-brand with a 6-87-0 line on six targets. He'd previously finished between 53 and 66 receiving yards in five consecutive games. He still hasn't scored a TD, but the 65.2 percent catch rate and 8.9 YPT look good, especially within the context of this terrible offense.
  • James O'Shaughnessy (hip) was inactive, while Dan Arnold (knee) and Jacob Hollister both missed the game on the COVID list. Someone named Luke Farrell got most of the TE snaps and was targeted just twice.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Kristian Wilkerson84%3088.2%824.2%13853.5%26.7%1.40
2Jakobi Meyers77%3088.2%824.2%6525.2%26.7%2.43
3Kendrick Bourne59%2882.4%618.2%166.3%21.4%2.71
4Jonnu Smith57%1029.4%13.0%-4-1.5%10.0%2.00
5Hunter Henry56%2367.6%515.2%4919.2%21.7%1.61

Team Volume: 30 DBs, 30 att. (22-227-3)

  • Henry ceded more snaps/routes to Smith than in recent weeks, playing only 60% of snaps in the first half and 49% in the second. Henry did still run a route on two-third of dropbacks, and was targeted five times (3-37-0), but this kind of thing is worth noting for his 2022 projection. While Mac Jones' growth creates ample upside, a healthier season from Jonnu could complicate things a little (for Henry, not for Mac).
  • With Nelson Agholor (concussion) missing another game and N'Keal Harry a healthy scratch after doing little the previous week, Wilkerson made his first NFL start and caught four passes for 42 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets.
    • Wilkerson ultimately led the WR/TEs in snaps, and tied Meyers for the team lead in routes run.
    • Wilkerson turns 25 next week, and the targets in Sunday's game were the first of his career.
  • Meyers also had a big game (8-73-1), and Bourne was solid too (5-76-0 plus two carries for 17 yards).


Broncos (13) at Chargers (34) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Noah Fant89%2379.3%725.9%3616.7%30.4%4.00
2Courtland Sutton88%2689.7%518.5%8137.9%19.2%2.31
3Seth Williams73%2275.9%13.7%2813.3%4.5%1.55
4Kendall Hinton61%2069.0%518.5%5827.3%25.0%1.15
5Albert Okwuegbunam50%1137.9%27.4%-2-1.0%18.2%0.45

Team Volume: 29 DBs, 28 att. (19-246-1)

  • Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick both were on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Williams and Hinton filled in but combined for only 57 yards, while Fant had his best game in forever with 6-92-1 on seven targets.
  • A quiet day for Albert O, with the Broncos using plenty of three-wide despite missing two of their top three receivers (as will happen when you're trailing by multiple scores).


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Mike Williams83%3096.8%413.3%6435.1%13.3%2.10
2Stephen Anderson79%2374.2%13.3%-4-2.1%4.3%0.35
3Keenan Allen73%2580.6%930.0%9954.2%36.0%1.76
4Tre' McKitty52%1032.3%310.0%63.4%30.0%2.20
5Jalen Guyton47%1651.6%26.7%73.9%12.5%0.63
6Josh Palmer47%1445.2%516.7%169.0%35.7%1.14

Team Volume: 31 DBs, 31 att. (22-237-2)

  • Anderson saw 74% route share with both Donald Parham (concussion). andJared Cook (reserve/COVID-19) sidelined, but Anderson was targeted only once on 23 routes, while McKitty got three targets on 10 routes (and caught all three for 22 yards).
  • Allen put up 4-44-1, and Williams had 3-63-1 with a 45-yard TD.
  • Palmer saw three more targets than Guyton, but they ran the same number of routes and played the same numbers of snaps. Palmer finished with 3-16-0, and Guyton with 2-10-0.


Texans (7) at 49ers (23) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Brandin Cooks77%3291.4%1136.7%11363.5%34.4%2.06
2Chris Conley74%3394.3%26.7%10.5%6.1%-0.06
3Pharaoh Brown61%1028.6%13.3%42.5%10.0%0.90
4Nico Collins58%2571.4%516.7%5128.6%20.0%1.40
5Brevin Jordan56%2057.1%13.3%31.6%5.0%0.45

Team Volume: 35 DBs, 32 att. (21-163-1)

  • Cooks scored an early TD and finished with 7-66-1 on 11 targets. Other than that, the Texans got nothing going, and Collins was the only other Wr/TE with more than two targets or nine yards.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1George Kittle95%2187.5%28.7%4215.9%9.5%1.38
2Brandon Aiyuk90%2291.7%626.1%10037.7%27.3%4.27
3Deebo Samuel85%2187.5%626.1%6223.2%28.6%3.00
4Jauan Jennings48%1562.5%28.7%238.8%13.3%1.67

Team Volume: 24 DBs, 23 att. (16-149-2)

  • Dropbacks/routes were limited with Trey Lance under center, but the rookie did throw for 249 yards and two TD on his 23 attempts, allowing Samuel to finish with 3-63-1 (in addition to seven carries for 19 yards) and AIyuk with 4-94-0. Kittle, however, was limited to one catch for 29 yards on two targets, adding a six-yard carry.
  • Jennings has at least one catch in every game since replacing an injured Mohamed Sanu as the No. 3 receiver, but he's yet to record more than three receptions (or six targets) in a contest.


Panthers (10) at Saints (18) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Robby Anderson98%33100.0%28.3%1112.1%6.1%0.30
2D.J. Moore92%3297.0%833.3%7480.8%25.0%0.91
3Ian Thomas88%2163.6%312.5%1415.5%14.3%1.57
4Terrace Marshall71%2781.8%28.3%1718.8%7.4%0.59

Team Volume: 33 DBs, 26 att. (17-132-0)

  • Thomas took on an every down role with Tommy Tremble on the reserve/COVID-19 list, catching each of his three targets for a team-high 33 yards.
  • Sam Darnold sent two targets to good friend Robby Anderson, who ran 33 routes. He caught both, for 10 yards.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Marquez Callaway84%2480.0%1043.5%12070.5%41.7%4.04
2Adam Trautman83%1343.3%00.0%  0.0%0.00
3Lil'Jordan Humphrey64%2066.7%28.7%2011.9%10.0%1.30
4Juwan Johnson47%1343.3%28.7%74.0%15.4%0.31
5Deonte Harris41%1446.7%28.7%2012.0%14.3%1.64

Team Volume: 30 DBs, 28 att. (17-222-1)

  • Callaway saw a season-high 10 targets en route to 6-97-0.
  • Tre'Quan Smith (chest) was inactive, but Deonte Harris came back from suspension and Humphrey from a hamstring injury. (Callaway and Alvin Kamara totally dominated targets, though.)
  • While he's mostly been blocking, Trautman has at least played 57% and 83% of snaps in two games back from IR. The usage isn't encouraging, but it's better than not getting on the field, I think.


Cardinals (25) at Cowboys (22)  

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Zach Ertz90%3692.3%925.0%4817.0%25.0%1.14
2Christian Kirk89%3692.3%925.0%10537.3%25.0%2.19
3A.J. Green80%3487.2%616.7%9333.1%17.6%2.18
4Antoine Wesley59%2153.8%513.9%5218.3%23.8%1.43
5Greg Dortch20%1230.8%12.8%-4-1.3%8.3%0.83

Team Volume: 39 DBs, 38 att. (26-263-2)

  • Wesley scored two TDs on five targets, with Kirk (6-79-0), Green (3-74-0) and Ertz (7-41-0) also contributing.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Dalton Schultz93%3075.0%1026.3%4320.1%33.3%1.80
2Amari Cooper89%3792.5%718.4%6731.2%18.9%0.49
3CeeDee Lamb86%3792.5%410.5%3516.1%10.8%1.38
4Cedrick Wilson47%1947.5%615.8%2210.2%31.6%1.84
5Michael Gallup39%1640.0%410.5%2812.9%25.0%2.25

Team Volume: 40 DBs, 39 att. (25-257-3)

  • Gallup suffered an ACL tear, which puts Wilson back in the No. 3 role and likely means Lamb will take more perimeter snaps again.
    • In the second half, Cooper played 96% of snaps, Lamb got 89% and Wilson took 85%.


Lions (29) at Seahawks (51) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Amon-Ra St. Brown83%3491.9%1131.4%9237.3%32.4%3.26
2KhaDarel Hodge75%3183.8%1028.6%9839.8%32.3%2.45
3Trinity Benson75%2773.0%411.4%2911.8%14.8%1.15
4Jared Pinkney47%1129.7%00.0%  0.0%0.00
5Tom Kennedy37%1848.6%38.6%156.2%16.7%0.00

Team Volume: 37 DBs, 37 att. (22-262-2)

  • If names were what counted, Detroit would have the greatest WR group of all-time.... Amon-Ra. Trinity. Kalif. KhaDarel. All powerful-sounding names, though only St. Brown lives up to it on the field.
  • Children born in December have never seen Amon-Ra St. Brown catch fewer than eight passes in an NFL game. Can you imagine?


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Tyler Lockett83%2893.3%310.7%125.7%10.7%0.86
2Gerald Everett70%1963.3%517.9%4722.3%26.3%1.89
3DK Metcalf66%2583.3%932.1%9043.0%36.0%2.52
4Freddie Swain49%1240.0%27.1%167.7%16.7%5.42
5Dee Eskridge34%1136.7%310.7%3416.2%27.3%0.64

Team Volume: 30 DBs, 29 att. (20-236-4)

  • Metcalf scored TDs 9-12, with 6-63-3 on nine targets. He's still 91 yards shy of 1,000 for the year.
  • Eskridge and Swain are still splitting the No. 3 job most weeks. Swain had a 58-yard catch in this one.


Vikings (10) at Packers (37) 

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Justin Jefferson100%41100.0%1130.6%11047.6%26.8%1.41
2K.J. Osborn94%3995.1%513.9%7934.3%12.8%1.28
3Tyler Conklin92%3380.5%925.0%4519.3%27.3%1.42
4Dede Westbrook73%3175.6%12.8%21.0%3.2%0.13

Team Volume: 41 DBs, 39 att. (24-194-1)

  • Conklin handled a full workload after dealing with a hamstring injury last week. He even saw nine targets, catching five for 47 yards.
  • Sean Mannion is not good.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Davante Adams82%3788.1%1433.3%10942.7%37.8%3.68
2Allen Lazard74%3276.2%614.3%5822.8%18.8%2.25
3Marquez Valdes-Scantling65%3276.2%37.1%3413.3%9.4%0.09
4Tyler Davis43%1842.9%24.8%20.7%11.1%0.50
5Josiah Deguara41%1638.1%37.1%218.1%18.8%0.69

Team Volume: 42 DBs, 42 att. (31-207-2)

  • MVS and Lazard were identical in route share and similar in snap share, but it was all the Lazard King in this one, with 6-72-1 on six targets, while Valdes-Scantling caught one of three passes for three yards. That was a whiff on my part.
  • Deguara dropped back to 38% route share after lingering around 50% for the past few weeks. He still saw three targets, his usual, more or less.


Browns (14) at Steelers (26)

 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Donovan Peoples-Jones90%4493.6%513.9%7926.6%11.4%1.73
2David Njoku72%3063.8%411.1%268.7%13.3%0.93
3Jarvis Landry70%3370.2%1027.8%8026.8%30.3%1.30
4Rashard Higgins55%2553.2%513.9%5719.1%20.0%0.32
5Austin Hooper51%2144.7%513.9%3210.7%23.8%1.33
6Anthony Schwartz34%1838.3%25.6%196.3%11.1%0.00

Team Volume: 47 DBs, 38 att. (16-185-2)

  • Landry finished with 4-43-0 on 10 targets, while no other Brown saw more than five passes.
    • DPJ did have a decent game with 3-76-0 on five targets. Peoples-Jones has now made four straight starts, with at least five targets and 87% snap share each time, averaging 3.3 catches for 54.8 yards on 6.5 targets.
  • Compared to usual, the routes/snaps went more toward Njoku than Hooper. And Njoku responded with 4-28-1 on four targets; one of the few bright spots in a dismal performance for Cleveland's offense on national tv.
    • Njoku saw just two targets and 57% of snaps in the previous game.


 Snap %RoutesR/DBTgtsTgt Sh.Air YdsAY Sh.TPRRYPRR
1Diontae Johnson89%4593.8%1532.6%12042.1%33.3%0.69
2Chase Claypool87%4287.5%919.6%8429.4%21.4%0.40
3Pat Freiermuth76%3572.9%613.0%93.2%17.1%0.63
4Ray-Ray McCloud66%3572.9%1021.7%3612.7%28.6%1.00
5Zach Gentry51%1327.1%24.3%10.3%15.4%0.00
6James Washington19%816.7%12.2%3412.0%12.5%0.00

Team Volume: 48 DBs, 46 att. (24-123-1)

  • Claypool was full-time in terms of both snap and route share, though it didn't do much good (3-17-0 on nine targets).
  • Freiermuth returned from a concussion and took on his usual role in terms of snap/routes/targets.
  • McCloud remain solidly ahead of  Washington as the No. 3 receiver, though his 18 targets the past two weeks have yielded only eight catches for 60 yards.


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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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