Advanced Targets – Week 2 Wrap

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Vincent Jackson

Advanced Targets – Week 2 Wrap

Vincent JacksonAdvanced Targets goes behind the scenes and provides snap and pass route splits in addition to target numbers. Yards per route (YPRR), targets per snap (TA/SN), targets per route (TA/PR), and pass routes per snap (PR/SN) are exclusive PFF metrics that will help inform your start/sit, waiver wire, and trade decisions in a way no other service can.

There’s so much information embedded in the relatively simple charts I’m providing that I like to change the format on a weekly basis for a couple of reasons. I want to make sure I’m seeing the full picture in my own analysis, and I want to make sure you, as the reader, get a sense of everything that’s included in these statistical profiles.

This week I’m going to start by looking at the leaderboard in terms of target ratio, specifically targets per snap.

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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.

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    If you suggest selling AJ Green, who do you target? I missed your opening article, but I’m guessing your analysis suggests a YPRR below 1 would be indicative of poor performance? Are last year’s final stats available on the site (I’ll search around, but if you have an easy way to access, let me know)? Pittsburgh has historically game planned against Green. However, with the Eifert/Gresham combo and Bernard’s ability in the open field (as opposed to the 3yds and a cloud of Law Firm dust), Green is likely to find more space to operate in, no?

    • Shawn Siegele

      Any of the other elite WRs are good targets. You probably could have gotten Bryant, Jones, Marshall, D. Thomas after Week 1 (plus a good throw-in), but maybe not now. You can find last year’s numbers by going to the PFF Signature Stats or by going to my author archive and checking out the Advanced Targets 2012 wrap-up articles.

      I do like Green but as a guy in the WR6-8 range, not No. 2 like a lot of people. And I think you’re exactly right that the Bengals offense will do quite well this year. Despite that, I expect defenses will continue to take away Green and force guys like Eifert and Bernard to beat them.