Week Two saw a wild number in the targets department. Cowboys WR Miles Austin and Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin led the charge with a total of 30 targets, 15 apiece. They say that offenses are starting to put up big numbers in the passing game and those numbers, along with the rest, clearly show that trend.
Bears RB Matt Forte led all running backs with 14 targets, which is almost unheard of. So while he may not get a lot of rushing yards every week, the fact that the Bears use him so much in the passing game makes him PPR gold.
At the tight end spot, it's really no surprise that Cowboys TE Jason Witten was head of the pack with 14 targets. QB Tony Romo loves throwing to Witten, but his and Austin's looks increased with the absence of WR Dez Bryant. Even with Bryant expected back for Week Three, expect Witten to get a big load (I said load) for the next few weeks with Austin out with a hamstring injury.
Below are the top 100 players ranked by targets, an increase from 60 players from Week One's Target Report.
As always, many thanks to MyFantasyLeague.com and their GameDay program for the stats.
REC = RECEPTIONS
YDS = RECEIVING YARDS
TGS = TARGETS