Fantasy Football Target Report for Week 10
We’re now double-digit weeks into the fantasy football season and we have three players currently averaging double-digit targets/game. Davante Adams is far and away the leader with 11.6 targets/game, while Keenan Allen (10.3) and Stefon Diggs (10.2) are also in the club. Diggs leads the NFL in overall targets and became the first and only player to reach triple-digit targets so far this season.
We didn’t see much movement in the overall target leaders at the running back or tight end positions. Alvin Kamara still handily leads all running backs with 8.9 targets/game. He’s currently on pace to tie Christian McCaffrey’s running back record of 142 targets in a season. Travis Kelce (8.9) and Darren Waller (8.6) are the only tight ends averaging over 8 targets per game. In fact, no other tight end is averaging over 6.7 targets/game.
Here are the most intriguing target performances of Week 10.
J.D. McKissic – 15 targets, 7 rec
McKissic has been the most targeted player over the last two weeks, seeing 29 targets in two games. These two weeks account for 47% of his targets on the season. This target volume increase can be attributed, at least in part, to Alex Smith taking over as Washington’s starting quarterback. All signs point to Smith remaining the starting quarterback and McKissic remaining heavily involved in the passing game.
Brandon Aiyuk – 14 targets, 7 rec
Aiyuk notched d double-digit targets for the first time in his young career back in Week 8 before having to sit out Week 9 due to his placement on the COVID-IR list. He picked up right where he left off in Week 10 by setting a new career-high with 14 targets. The 49ers offense may look a little different whenever Deebo Samuel and Raheem Mostert return from injury, but Aiyuk has definitely earned a role.
Cole Beasley – 13 targets, 11 rec
Beasley, typically known for his safe target floor, had only seen a combined five targets over the previous two weeks. That changed in a big way when he tied his career-high of 13 targets Sunday. Buffalo has become a pass-heavy team and Cole Beasley should continue to see his fair share of the targets behind Stefon Diggs, especially if John Brown has to miss time again.
JuJu Smith-Schuster – 13 targets, 9 rec
Dionte Johnson – 11 targets, 6 rec
Chase Claypool – 10 targets, 4 rec
The Steelers can make a strong case for currently having the best wide receiver corps in the NFL. They became the first trio of wideouts to all see double-digit targets in a single game since Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Russell Gage each saw 12 targets in Week 1. Juju leads Pittsburgh in raw targets with 70, while Diontae has the highest average with 8.1 targets/game. Claypool, meanwhile, leads the team with seven receiving touchdowns, not to mention the additional two he’s added on the ground.
Mike Evans – 11 targets, 6 rec
Before Week 10 Mike Evan’s only double-digit target performance came all the way back in Week 2 against Carolina. Apparently, all it took was another matchup with the Panthers for him to see double-digit targets again. He leads Tampa Bay with 63 targets on the season, but his 6.3 targets/game are slightly behind teammates Chris Godwin (6.8) and Antonio Brown (6.5).
Josh Reynolds – 10 targets, 8 rec
Reynolds has now seen a combined 27 targets over the last three Rams games. Over that same time span, Robert Woods has seen 19 and Cooper Kupp has seen 33, though 20(!) of Kupp’s targets came in Week 8 alone. It’s also worth noting that Reynolds’ targets in the last three individual games have been 8, 9, and 10. If these trends continue…
Mark Andrews – 9 targets, 7 rec
Andrews has been a bit of a fantasy football disappointment recently, but his nine target performance Sunday night is a nice sign of life. The nine targets tied his career-high and his receptions (7) and receiving yards (61) were both season-highs. With the current state of the position in fantasy football, Andrews needs to be a starting tight end in fantasy lineups.
Michael Pittman – 8 targets, 7 rec
The 2020 wide receiver draft class has already proven to be remarkable and Pittman is the latest rookie wideout to come up with a big performance. He’s the fourteenth rookie to see at least eight targets in a game so far in 2020 and has now seen his targets increase in each week since returning from the calf surgery that cost him three games.
Evan Engram – 3 targets, 2 rec
Just when we thought we could trust Evan Engram and the target volume he was seeing in recent weeks, we get a measly three target performance. That’s a huge dropoff considering he had averaged 9.3 targets/game over the previous three weeks. Engram is currently part of the gross mid-range tight ends that you don’t really want to play but probably have to every week.
Austin Hooper – 2 targets, 1 rec
Speaking of tight ends, there was hope that Hooper could give a boost to the tight end position for fantasy football. I mean, he had seen 23 targets in his last three games before appendicitis knocked him out for a few weeks. Alas, he was only targeted twice in a game that saw Baker Mayfield attempt just 20 passes and no Cleveland Brown getting more than five targets.
Other notable target counts from Week 10:
DeAndre Hopkins – 12
Davante Adams – 12
Stefon Diggs – 11
Marvin Jones – 10
K.J. Hamler – 10
Justin Jefferson – 10
Terry McLaurin – 9
Tyler Lockett – 9
Allen Robinson – 9
Tee Higgins – 9
Tyler Boyd – 8
Antonio Brown – 8
John Brown – 8
Will Fuller V – 8
Chirs Conley – 8
Brandin Cooks – 8
Jerry Jeudy – 8
Alvin Kamara – 8
Giovani Bernard – 7
Michael Thomas – 7
Noah Fant – 7
Keelan Cole – 7
Jalen Reagor – 7
Darius Slayton – 7
D.J. Moore – 7
DeVante Parker – 7
Keenan Allen – 7
Cooper Kupp – 7
Jakobi Meyers – 7
Willie Snead – 7
Adam Thielen – 7
DK Metcalf – 4
Antonio Gibson – 4
A.J. Brown – 4
Alshon Jeffery – 1