Advanced Targets – Preseason Wrap

Shawn Siegele analyzes preseason receiver performance through the lens of snaps and pass routes to provide the most advanced target data on the net.

| 4 years ago
Chris Givens

Advanced Targets – Preseason Wrap

Chris GivensDuring the regular season, Advanced Targets will be your home for the most detailed target article on the internet. While many sites can provide targets, PFF Fantasy has the unique ability to give you snaps and pass routes. The intersection of these three stats provides significantly more context than simple targets. In fact, I’ve found a big jump in routes often presages a target breakout. PFF subscribers will mostly field strong teams, leaving you without a priority position on the waiver wire. As a result, picking up that emerging receiver a week before his big breakout is the key to in-season roster building.

This is the Preseason Wrap version of Advanced Targets. As always, be careful about taking preseason results too seriously. In addition to obvious sample size issues, we’re dealing with teams actively trying to disguise their true intentions. For the conclusions that follow, you might as well add “or the exact opposite” to the end of most sentences. In fact, now is probably the time to trade for your favorite player who finished with a quiet preseason.

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Shawn Siegele is a lead writer for PFF Fantasy and creator of Money in the Banana Stand. He also contributes to RotoViz and FanSided. You can follow him on twitter @FF_Contrarian.

  • David

    Can you give us an idea of what league average is for some of these stats? Or, at least some sort of baseline to work off of?