Fantasy Football PPR Target Report, Week 2: Wide Receivers

It's the Week 2 PPR Target Report where we look at the trends in targets for Wide Receivers.

There were several wide receivers who had breakout games on Sunday, including Chiefs' Dwayne Bowe, Cardinals' Danny Amendola and Giants' Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. We also saw a few receivers emerge such as Dolphins' Brian Hartline and Steelers' Antonio Brown.

Let's take a look at the wide receivers that were targeted the most on Sunday. It is becoming more and more obvious that the NFL is a league dominated by the passing game.

Player

Tar

Recpt

Yd

Avg

TD

Victor Cruz

17

11

179

16.3

1

Danny Amendola

16

15

160

10.7

1

Hakeem Nicks

15

10

199

19.9

1

Dwayne Bowe

15

8

102

12.8

2

Brandon Lloyd

13

8

60

7.5

0

Percy Harvin

13

12

104

8.7

0

Calvin Johnson

12

8

94

11.8

0

A.J. Green

12

7

58

8.3

1

Brian Hartline

12

9

111

12.3

0

Wes Welker

11

5

95

19

0

Santonio Holmes

11

3

28

9.3

1

Vincent Jackson

10

5

128

25.6

1

Antonio Brown

10

7

79

11.3

0

Miles Austin

10

5

63

12.6

1

Donnie Avery

10

9

111

12.3

0

Jordy Nelson

9

6

84

14

0

Denarius Moore

8

3

67

22.3

0

Brandon LaFell

8

6

90

15

0

Malcolm Floyd

8

6

109

18.2

0

Hit the Bullseye

Danny Amendola, STL

Amendola was mentioned in Mike Gallagher's Waiver Wire Scoops for Week 2, and I hope you were able to grab him as he had a breakout game on Sunday. He was targeted 16 times by quarterback Sam Bradford, catching 15 balls for 160 yards and a touchdown. For the season, he has been targeted 25 times with 20 receptions and 230 yards in the first two games of the season. He is on pace for 200 targets, 160 receptions, 1,800 yards and eight touchdowns. Just saying.

Victor Cruz, NYG

Some fantasy football writers felt that Victor Cruz had a career year in 2011, but don't tell Eli Manning that, as he targeted Cruz 17 times on Sunday, good for 11 receptions, 179 yards and a touchdown. Cruz has been targeted 28 times in the first two weeks, and that should continue going forward, especially with running back Ahmad Bradshaw injured.

Dwayne Bowe, KC

The Chiefs defense is giving up points by the truckload this season, so Bowe should figure pretty heavily in any game where the Chiefs' offense is playing catch up. Bowe was targeted 15 times by quarterback Matt Cassel, good for eight receptions, 102 yards and two touchdowns. Bowe is a year removed from 15 touchdowns, and he could approach that this season should the Chiefs defense not improve. The Chiefs travel to New Orleans and its porous defense in Week 3, so you know what to do.

Missed the Mark

Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

Fantasy owners were very worried about the quarterback situation in Arizona on draft day, pushing Fitzgerald's stock down, and they looked like geniuses on Sunday, as Fitzgerald was targeted just five times, resulting in just one reception and four yards receiving. Four yards!! I would continue to start him going forward as one game does not make a season, but should his targets continue to drop, it will be time to worry.

Andre Johnson, HOU

The Texans decided to run the ball on Sunday. A LOT. They ran the ball 48 times on Sunday, and Andre Johnson saw just four targets, good for just three receptions and 21 yards. Johnson had a solid Week 1 performance with 100+ yards and a touchdown, so I chalk this week up to a taking advantage of their excellent running game being able to control the clock.

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