Fantasy Football PPR Target Report, Week 6: Wide Receivers

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Which wide receivers were targeted the most on Sunday? Who has been targeted the most over the last three weeks? Read on.

This week we saw one wide receiver do what he has been doing all season, and another wide receiver do what fantasy owners have been waiting for him to do all season. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has been the best wide receiver in the game this season, and he continued to perform well vs the Browns this week. Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has struggled to open the season, after a strong preseason and camp, but finally had his breakout game on Sunday.

Let's take a look at the top targeted wide receivers in Week 6:

Player

Targets

Rec

Yd

Avg

TD

Bryant, Dez WR DAL

15

13

95

7.3

2

Welker, Wes WR NE

14

10

138

13.8

1

Harvin, Percy WR MIN

14

11

133

12.1

0

Cruz, Victor WR NYG

13

6

58

9.7

1

Johnson, Calvin WR DET

13

6

135

22.5

0

Nelson, Jordy WR GB

12

9

121

13.4

3

Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI

12

6

93

15.5

1

Johnson, Andre WR HOU

12

8

75

9.4

0

Lloyd, Brandon WR NE

12

6

80

13.3

0

Avery, Donnie WR IND

12

4

60

15

0

Green, A.J. WR CIN

11

7

135

19.3

2

Britt, Kenny WR TEN

11

4

62

15.5

1

Johnson, Steve WR BUF

11

6

82

13.7

0

Maclin, Jeremy WR PHI

10

6

130

21.7

1

Jenkins, Michael WR MIN

10

6

67

11.2

1

Cobb, Randall WR GB

10

7

102

14.6

0

Wayne, Reggie WR IND

10

5

87

17.4

0

Manningham, Mario WR SF

10

5

72

14.4

0

Washington, Nate WR TEN

10

3

57

19

0

Brown, Antonio WR PIT

10

4

20

5

0


Hitting the Bullseye

A.J. Green, CIN

Green caught seven of his 11 targets on Sunday for 135 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals loss to division rival Browns. He now has been targeted 67 times in the first six games, catching 43 for 628 yards and six touchdowns. He has scored a touchdown in each of the last five games, and has gone over 100 yards receiving in three of his last four games. He has scored at least 12 points in each of his last five games, and now has scored 98 points this season, first among all wide receivers.

Dez Bryant, DAL

Bryant has disappointed fantasy owners this season, as he had not scored a touchdown heading into his Week 6 game vs the Baltimore Ravens. Bryant was targeted 15 times by quarterback Tony Romo on Sunday, catching 13 of them for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Bryant has two excellent matchups in the next two weeks vs the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants.

Calvin Johnson, DET

Johnson came into the game as the 22nd ranked receiver in terms of targets with just 43 through four games. On Sunday, Matt Stafford targeted him 13 times, catching six balls for 135 yards and no touchdowns. So, he still has just one touchdown on the season, and things don't get any easier for him over the next two weeks, as he has to face the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks.

Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

Remember back in preseason when Fitzgerald was falling in many fantasy drafts because of the quarterback situation in Arizona? He fell to the last pick in the third round in my 10 team, 0.5 point PPR league as a result. Fitzgerald has been the old Fitzgerald this season and he was targeted 12 times on Sunday, catching six balls for 93 yards and a touchdown. He now has been targeted 65 times thus far, catching 36 passes for 430 yards and three scores.

Wes Welker, NE

Welker has been one of the most targeted receivers in the league over the past five weeks as he has been targeted 11, 10, 11, 15 and 14 times on Sunday. He caught 10 balls for 138 yards and a touchdown, and now has caught 48 of his 66 targets for 622 yards and two touchdowns. He has gone over 100 yards receiving in each of his last four games, and is still Tom Brady's favorite target.

Kenny Britt, TENN

Britt had his best game of the season on Thursday night, catching four of the eleven targets from quarterback Matt Hasselback, for 62 yards and a touchdown. As each week goes by, Britt will become more and more involved in the Titans passing game, and has a solid matchup this week vs the Buffalo Bills.

Missing the Mark

Brian Hartline, MIA

Hartline came into Week 6 as the seventh most targeted wide receiver with 52 targets through five weeks, but received zero targets on Sunday. The Rams came into the game as the sixth most stingiest defense in points allowed vs wide receivers and they totally shut down Hartline, the Dolphins best receiver to date.

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