Fantasy Football PPR Target Report, Week 1: Wide Receivers

Aug 30, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) watches from the sidelines during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Week 1 Fantasy Football PPR Target Report for Wide Receivers.

Week 1 in the NFL is in the books, and here is the first edition of the weekly PPR Target Report. This report will provide you with the top 20 targeted receivers at each of the skill positions: running back, wide receiver and tight end. This report will also highlight a few players, at each position, who Hit the Bullseye, and those who Missed the Target.

The Hit the Bullseye list will include guys who outperformed expectations or had a break out game. The list will include a few guys you should either pick up if available on the Waiver Wire, or place on your Watch List. The Missed the Target group will include players who had bad games or are trending down in the target category.

You can also review target reports for running backs and tight ends.

Player

Tar

Rec

Yds

Avg

TD

Reggie Wayne

18

9

135

15.0

0

Brandon Marshall

15

9

119

13.2

1

Jeremy Maclin

14

7

96

13.7

1

DeSean Jackson

11

4

77

19.2

0

Steve Smith

11

7

106

15.1

0

Kevin Ogletree

11

8

114

14.2

2

Marques Colston

11

4

71

17.8

0

Larry Fitzgerald

11

4

63

15.8

0

Victor Cruz

11

6

58

9.7

0

Andre Johnson

10

8

119

14.9

1

Vincent Jackson

10

4

47

11.8

0

Lance Moore

10

6

120

20.0

1

Dexter McCluster

10

6

82

13.7

0

Steve Johnson

10

4

55

13.8

1

Michael Crabtree

9

7

76

10.9

0

Greg Jennings

9

5

34

6.8

0

Andre Roberts

9

5

54

10.8

1

Danny Amendola

9

5

70

14.0

0

Laurent Robinson

9

5

66

13.2

0

Braylon Edwards

9

5

43

8.6

0

Hit the Bullseye

Kevin Ogletree, DAL

Ogletree will probably be one of the more popular waiver wire claims this week after his 11 targets that resulted in eight receptions, 114 yards, and two touchdowns against the Giants. He appears to be the Cowboys' third receiver behind Dez Bryant and Austin Miles, but he could play the role of Laurent Robinson in 2012. Robinson scored 11 touchdowns last season as the Cowboys' third wide receiver in three-receiver sets.

Reggie Wayne, IND

No one knew who would be the main receiver for the Colts with Andrew Luck replacing Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning this season. Well, it's the same guy Manning threw to for so many years. Reggie Wayne was targeted a whopping 18 times on Sunday, good for nine receptions and 135 yards, with no touchdowns. The touchdowns will come as Luck and Wayne get more comfortable with each other on the field.

Missed the Mark

Wes Welker, NE

Welker was targeted just five times in the Patriots' win over the Titans on Sunday. He ended the game with just three receptions for 14 yards, which is quite a surprise for the guy who led the NFL in receptions last season with 122. He was on the field for about two-thirds of the Patriots' offensive plays, so this situation bears watching next week. Welker was one of the more popular wide receiver picks in PPR leagues this season, and he certainly did not start the season off well for his fantasy owners.

Titus Young, DET

Young was hyped this preseason by some beat writers and fantasy experts as ready for a breakout season. I was on board, but it looks like the breakout won't begin until Week 2, as Young was targeted just three times on Sunday, with just one reception for 14 yards. He was benched at one point for head butting one of the St. Louis defenders. The Lions are going to pass the ball plenty this season, like 2011, so Young should garner his fair share of targets in the coming weeks.

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