How much a running back, receiver or tight end is targeted per game is a great indication on how much of a part of the offense he really is and how much the quarterback has trust in him. Many owners see the catches in the box score and in the fantasy matchups, but have you ever wondered how many times the quarterback threw in the direction of that player? If a player has a high target-to-catch ratio, chances are that that player will see more targets the following week because he has trust in that player to make the catch.
This week saw Patriots WR Wes Welker destroy the target rankings, with an astonishing 20 targets in the loss against the Bills.
Below are Week Three's Targets Ranking. For a ranking of total targets for the year, check out the 2011 Target Report for Weeks One to Three.
Many thanks to MyFantasyLeague.com for their stats.