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Wide Receiver Target Report: Week 8

The list of the most targeted wide receivers in Week 8 contained a host of familiar names, many of whom enjoyed banner weeks in both reality and fantasy football. Mike Evans of the Buccaneers had his second game this season with 190-plus receiving yards. Julian Edelman had his first game of the season with at least two touchdowns. Julio Jones proved that he doesn’t need the security of Matt Ryan at the quarterback spot (although I’m sure he’d prefer it) to produce, catching 10 passes for 152 yards from Matt Schaub.

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 8

QUICK THOUGHTS

We may not appreciate just how awesome Michael Thomas truly is. Sunday marked the fourth game in a row for Thomas with at least ten targets, the longest such active streak in the NFL. It also is tied for the longest streak of its type for any Saints player in the Sean Payton era. Marques Colston twice had streaks of four games with ten or more targets.

It’s a further testament to his greatness when you consider that he has retained his excellent output regardless of who has been playing at quarterback.

Cooper Kupp had himself a game for the ages at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. He converted his ten looks into seven receptions, 220 yards, and a touchdown. He went into Week 8 experiencing something of a lull, after back-to-back disappointing weeks. But the Bengals provided a suitable balm for his woes. Kupp has been by far the best WR for the Rams. He has on the whole been efficient in the face of significant volume. Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks have for a variety of reasons not been anywhere close to Kupp.

Jarvis Landry saw double-digit targets in a game for the second time this season. He rewarded his fantasy owners with his fourth score of 11.5 or more, although only once in 2019 has he exceeded 11.7 points in a game. Landry has 504 receiving yards this season, but zero touchdowns. He is one of only four players with at least 350 receiving yards yet to score a touchdown. None of the others have more receiving yards than Landry.

If Landry didn’t play another snap this season, his 504 yards without a touchdown would be the 11th most in a single season since 2010. Truly an enviable record … the most scoreless yards in a season since then is 896. This was “achieved” by Hakeem Nicks in 2013. The volume appears to be there for Landry, as evidenced by his 24% target share. But the end zone continues to elude him.

Image Credit: Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: Jarvis Landry.

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