Breaking down Alshon Jeffery's heavy workload
Welcome to Advanced Targets where we employ snap, target, and pass route data to give you an edge in making difficult lineup decisions and in locating those impending breakouts a week or two before your opponents. Week 9 featured a crazy target workload for the superstars with Antonio Brown (23), Mike Evans (19), Odell Beckham (16), Alshon Jeffery (16), and Julio Jones (16) all seeing more than 15 targets. They all broke the 100-yard threshold and all averaged at least 2.5 yards per route. We’ll look at these elite performers and others as we examine the winners and losers in fantasy points per opportunity, WR Rating, drop rate, and slot performance.
Fantasy Points Per Opportunity
After seeing Sammy Watkins blow up for one of the most efficiently explosive fantasy weeks ever, owners are left wondering what might have been if the second year star had been healthy this season. Watkins caught all 8 of his targets for 168 yards and a touchdown. To help put that in perspective, he averaged 2.07 fantasy points per opportunity, more than double the rate posted by Antonio Brown in the seventh highest receiving yardage game in NFL history.