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Wide Receiver Targets: A.J. Green Leads The Way

Wide Receiver Targets takes you behind the scenes with the most advanced target information, including receiving fantasy points over expectation (reFPOE), air yards, receiver air conversion ratio (RACR), and weighted opportunity rating (WOPR). Did you know that 13 WRs saw double-digit targets in Week 13? A.J. Green led the way with 16 and a 44 percent target share. Green and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton have connected for 52 touchdowns since entering the NFL together in 2011. This is the third most among QB-WR duos.1 The only WRs in Bengals franchise history with more receiving TDs than Green are Chad Johnson and Carl Pickens.

WR TARGETS

We will pick up the analysis from last week as you prepare to attack the waiver wire for Week 14. This week, we will continue to place additional focus on FPOE to determine the efficiency of each WR while incorporating in other resources from Josh Hermsmeyer’s Air Yards.

WR TIER 1

Week 14 Targets Tier 1
  • Josh Gordon played 78 percent of the Browns offensive snaps and accumulated 210 air yards. Hue Jackson mentioned last week that Gordon would not only start, but “play a lot.” It was a rare moment when an NFL coach delivered on his promise. The only wide receiver to have more receiving yards against the Chargers defense this season was Odell Beckham.
  • Did you know that Nelson Agholor had been held under 50 receiving yards for five straight games? He went boom against the Seahawks with the stat line above and led all WRs in air yards with 260. This was Agholor’s second straight week with a TD.
    1. According to NFL Research.  (back)

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By Eric Moody | @EricNMoody | Archive

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