WR Targets: Antonio Brown Rampaging Through Fantasy Playoffs

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 18 WRs saw double-digit targets in Week 14 and those players averaged 18.7 fantasy points per game? Antonio Brown led the way with 18 and a 27 percent target share. He leads the NFL in receptions for 20 yards or more (24) this season and has finished in the top five in this category for each of the last two seasons.1 The only WR with more air yards than Brown (226) was DeAndre Hopkins (240). Brown led all WRs with 75 yards after the catch and joined Davante Adams and Hopkins as the only other WRs to score two touchdowns.


We will pick up the analysis from last week as you prepare to attack the waiver wire for Week 15. 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.


Targets Tier 1 Week 15 Brown, Hopkins, Adams, and Michael Thomas have all averaged 8.5 or more targets per game this season and have created positive receiving fantasy points over expectation. They were all week-winners in the first round of the fantasy playoffs.
  1. These statistics are courtesy of NFL Research.  (back)

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