In this weekly article, Ryan Ramsarran uses the Advanced Stat Explorer and other RotoViz tools to dive deep into wide receiver usage trends. Usage is key for making waiver wire adds, start/sit decisions, and finding the next blow-up WR in DFS.
Week 16 is in the books; for most leagues, that was the fantasy football semi-finals! Hopefully, all of you readers are on your way to the championship. Week 16 was wild, with several stud receivers putting up terrible performances.
Stud receivers who put up less than six PPR points in Week 16:
- Stefon Diggs
- Davante Adams
- DeAndre Hopkins
- Mike Evans
- Christian Kirk
Routes Run and Routes per Target
Routes run is the first key statistic I’ll focus on because WRs need to be on the field to produce. The second statistic is routes per target. Unlike RB usage, targets are earned as a WR and routes per target is a helpful measure in figuring out which players are good (or which players coaches want to get the ball to).
*Routes for Monday’s game are not included