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Wide Receiver Target Report: Week 7

A host of familiar faces dominated the wide receiver landscape in Week 7 of the 2019 NFL season. In all, 12 players commanded double-digit targets, with Allen Robinson of the Bears leading the way with 16.

Here’s the full list of WRs who commanded at least 10 targets in the last week of NFL action.

Double-Digit Targets in Week 7

QUICK THOUGHTS

Tyler Boyd has continued to dominate the targets for the A.J. Green-less Bengals, with Sunday marking the fifth time this season he has seen 10 or more targets. However, whilst his opportunities remain high, his production has dropped somewhat in the last four weeks.

As long as a player continues to receive opportunities however, he will remain a player to keep around for fantasy purposes. Even though the Bengals schedule for WRs for the rest of the season looks absolutely horrific, according to the RotoViz Strength of Schedule app.

It also presupposes that Boyd will be able to hold off the challenge offered by his teammate Alex Erickson. Erickson saw a career-high 14 looks on Sunday. He converted these into an 8-137 line. Erickson has played on 79.7% and 94.4% of the Bengals offensive snaps over the last two weeks. This indicates that he may be establishing a role for himself. But if we look at his time in the NFL to date, we can see that Week 7 was a massive outlier in terms of fantasy production.

 

Let’s see if he can string some decent performances together before rushing out to land him in fantasy, eh?

Another player enduring something of a rough patch is Chargers WR Keenan Allen. Allen was off to a record-breaking start to the 2019 season. He averaged 29.2 PPR points per game in the first three games. It’s not gone well since.

To be fair to Allen, the Chargers passing offense has taken a collective step backward over the last month of the season.

One doesn’t like to point fingers, of course. But the return of Melvin Gordon hasn’t exactly helped the Chargers or any of their playmakers. I mean, on current form, Allen is not merely a sell candidate in redraft. He’s almost droppable. And his schedule is not getting any easier either. The Chargers face the Titans, Bears, and Packers in their next three games.

Golden Tate has been back on the field and in the Giants lineup for the last three games. His opportunities have increased with each passing game. Although the same cannot be said for his output.

The Giants WR schedule is one of the friendliest in the NFL for the rest of the season. Sterling Shepard’s status as something of a weekly proposition makes Tate a floor play in PPR formats. But he’ll need a healthy dose of targets to retain any value, given how inefficient his partnership with Daniel Jones has been thus far.

Image Credit: Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: Tyler Boyd.

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