We only had 2016 data to look at as we walked into Week 1 action last week. This week have current data, but of course not a ton of it. So let's take a look around and see what we can take from what we saw last week and use this week. But my general impression of Wk1 was that is was a week of sloppy QB play in general. Not many offenses looked, to my eye, to be hitting on all cylinders. IN this environment however, I think we can look at targets and red zone opps and get an idea of what OCs and QBs wanted to do, even if they weren't particularly sharp in terms of executing
Fourteen players saw double digit targets in Week 1, 12 of which were WRs. The other two were RBs and no TEs were targeted 10 times. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) led with 16 targets (from two QBs), 3 coming in the RZ. Larry Fitzgerald (AZ) was targeted 13 times, 3 times in the RZ as well. Randall Cobb (GB) saw 13 targets from Rodgers. Amari Cooper was targeted 13 times as well, but Cooper w=saw 4 RZ targets
The most targeted RB of last week was Tarik Cohen (CHI), and he will be the top target in FA pools this week. He saw 12 targets, leading the Bears, one of those came in the RZ. Our concern will be how he is priced this week. Shane Vareen saw 10 targets for the Giants and David Johnson (sorry fantasy owners) was targeted 9 times. On the next shelf were Christian McCaffery (CAR), Theo Riddick (DET) with 7 targets each.
Charles Clay (BUF), Jason Witten (DAL), and Delanie Walker (TEN) were the most targetted TEs at 9 each.
If you'd like to consider Quality Opportunities as Targets+RZ OPP (targets and carries), then DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) led the week with 16/3, followed by Amari Cooper (OAK) with 13/4, and Larry Fitzgerald with 13/3.
Tarik Cohen was high among RB with 12/2, ahead of James White at 5/1/6 (6 RZ rushes) and David Johnson (sorry) at 9/0/2
Among TEs, Charles Clay topped their leader board at 9/3, followed by Jesse James (PIT) 8/3 and Jason Witten 9/1
Most Total targets allowed in Wk1
47 - Detroit (will presumably see OBJ this week)
42 - Seattle (Sees SF at home)
41 - Oakland (Pryor and Cousins this week)
40 - Atlanta (Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodgers and Co. in)
Least Total Targets allowed (beware of game script context)
17 - Cincinnati
10 - New England - Coby Fleener/Brees this week w/o Hightower most likely
10 - Jacksonville - Delanie Walker this week
10 - Seattle
RB Targets Allowed
17 - Atlanta