Targets Per Minute Week 1 2017

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By John Bush

Targets Per Minute Week 1 2017

The use of weekly target numbers by position and by the team is useful in fantasy football especially in PPR scoring formats where receptions count. The Target Leaders Per Minute report delivers the positional target data and the team target data. The tables below provide target data for the running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions.

Green colorization of the weekly target per minute numbers highlights players at the top of the position group, i.e., many targets per minute, while red colorization of the weekly target numbers denotes players toward the bottom of the position group, i.e., fewer targets per minute of play.

Compare and contrast the data and envision this week’s game scripts by using all your resources including this one.

T. Cohen and S. Vereen were the “surprise” running backs with 10 or more targets last week. Both of these players figure in week 2 as well. J. Graham, D. Walker, and J. Reed had the highest targets per minute in the TEs in week 1.

The surprise wide receivers from week 1 were D. Hopkins, L. Fitzgerald, and T. Pryor each of which had at least 0.43 targets per minute. Watch for other players to surprise in week 2. These players might be useful to remember for later in the season as well.

I have also calculated the Scaled to the positional average for targets per minutes to further clarify the real performances. I graphed these results and place that at the beginning of each positional data figures. This sets the landscape of the entire positional and each player’s place in that continuum.

Running Back Targets Per Minute Week 1

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Tight Ends Targets Per Minute Week 1

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Wide Receivers Targets Per Minute Week 1

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Targets Per Minute Team Analysis

A player plays with a team and I wished to use figures and graphs to frame the week 1 data from each team. Note that TEN had the clear highest targets per minute of 0.24 while BAL had the lowest at -0.09 targets per minutes (weak).

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Targets Per Minute Team Positional Analysis

Color coded Average Targets per Minute. Just Scan the team’s landscapes to fine tune your analysis.

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Targets per Minute WR/RB and TE/RB Ratios Week 1

TEN clearly uses its TE and WR much more in the passing game than its RBs. PPR importance! Contrast to DEN and GB ratios. BUF, DAL and NO used their TE much more than their RBs!

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Targets per Minute Week 1 By Team and Position.

Injury situation can be predicted using these landscapes. Note in ARI that DJ was injured and everyone was high on K. Willams but in PPR A. Ellington was 3X used more in the Targets per Minutes metric. Scan these data tables for useful nuggets. 

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