Here is my weekly look back at the most targeted wide receivers from the most recent slate of NFL games. I’ll offer my thoughts on some of the players who’ve made the list this week, looking back on their recent usage to see if any information can be gleaned as to their fantasy value moving forward.
My attention is toward WRs who saw at least 10 targets in their teams’ Week 14 games. This week, I will be focusing mainly on a player who has been smashing as of late, as well as a player that some people may need some help picking out of a lineup.
Wide Receivers with Double-Digit Targets Week 14
|Player||Targets||Receptions||Target Share %||PPR Points||Weekly Rank|
Remember how the Dallas Cowboys basically punted the WR spot this offseason, then tried to convince us that they didn’t need a number one WR? They were lying. Amari Cooper has been nothing short of sensational since joining the team, and his numbers as a Cowboy are as good as anyone playing the position this season.
Since Week 9, no WR has scored more fantasy points than Cooper. Just look at how the Cowboys’ Cooper is doing compared with some of the most prolific fantasy producers in the last six weeks.
Heading into Sunday, Broncos WR Tim Patrick was the proud owner of four career receptions, amassing 73 yards and a single touchdown. On Sunday, Patrick saw a team-leading 10 targets, finishing with seven catches for 85 yards. All the more impressively, Patrick saw most of his work across from Richard Sherman. Sunday was the first game in which the Broncos had played since losing Emmanuel Sanders to a torn Achilles.
It is worth noting that Patrick played on more snaps than the presumed starter Courtland Sutton (86.5 percent to 68.9). However, both played behind DaeSean Hamilton (97.3 percent), who saw nine targets himself. The Broncos have a middling schedule for WRs for the remaining two weeks of the season, and it looks like this is a situation that could change from week to week. All three make for interesting dynasty adds, however. So we may be talking about all three in 2019.