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2020 Targets and Touches Through Week 6

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Welcome to 2020 Targets and Touches Through Week 6.

We are six weeks into the fantasy football season and some trends are starting to develop across the landscape of the league.

Each week in this article, we will touch on both the positive and negative trends that will have an effect on your fantasy team when it comes to offensive snaps played, targets and touches.

Running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends alike will be talked about but the focus will be on the not so obvious impact players.

2020 Targets and Touches Through Week 6

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Running Backs

D’Andre Swift, Detroit Lions

Swift finally had the breakout game we all have been waiting for.

He led the Lions’ backfield in offensive snaps and carried the ball 14 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns.

It was nice to see that Swift was also targeted four times, catching three, but he only managed to gain seven yards.

James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers

Conner is finally putting to rest any doubt that he is the lead back in Pittsburgh.

He carried the ball 20 times (14 more than Benny Snell Jr), and did the most with it, gaining 101 yards and scoring a touchdown.

Conner can still get bit by the injury bug, but until then, there is no doubt that he is the go-to guy for the Steelers.

J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team

It seems that no one knows exactly what is happening in the backfield in Washington.

This week, it was the McKissic show as he out-snapped Anotnio Gibson 53% to 37%.

McKissic did not do much out of the backfield as a runner, only gaining 41 yards, but he did catch all six of his targets for 43 yards.

It is probably best to steer clear of this mess.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles

Someone had to emerge to catch the balls for the Eagles.

Fulgham has exploded on to the scene. He has been targeted 23 total times in two weeks.

He has 227 yards during that span and has touchdowns in three straight games.

With as banged up as the receiving core is in Philly, Fulgham seems to be here to stay.

Will Fuller V, Houston Texans

It nice to see Fuller V be healthy and finally produce.

Fuller played 93% of the offensive snaps for the Texans on Sunday.

He was targeted by Watson 11 (most on the team) and caught six balls for 123 yards and a score.

So far so good with Fuller V and hopefully he is over his injury bug for good.

Tee Higgins, Cinncinati Bengals

Joe Burrow and Higgins have been on the same page for weeks now.

Higgins has had an average of 4.75 receptions over the course of the past four weeks.

He posted a career-high 125 receiving yards Sunday against the Colts and the targets keep coming each week.

Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gronkowski has been the biggest benefactor from the O.J. Howard injury as he is playing the most snaps out of any TE on the team.

His old rapport with Tom Brady was on full display this past Sunday, being targeted 8 times.

With how bleak the tight end landscape is, Gronk is worth the risk for the rest of the season.

Rookies

Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings

This has become a weekly thing with Jefferson.

Jefferson absolutely torched the Falcons secondary for nine receptions, 166 yards, and two touchdowns.

Only Adam Thielen has more targets than Jefferson on the team.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Edwards-Helaire could not be stopped Monday night.

He ran for a career-high 161 yards on 26 carries.

Take this performance with a grain of salt as Kansas City should be introducing Le’Veon Bell this week and it has yet to be seen how that will play out.


Check out the rest of our 2020 Fantasy FootballĀ content from our great team of writers.

About Jon Witt

Buffalo Boy born and raised. He loves his Buffalo sports unconditionally, despite them driving him nuts more often than not. Bleeds Dodgers Blue during the summer and wishes he had an NBA team. Plays all sorts of fantasy sports, has been for a very long time. Hit him up @JPW2542 with any comments or questions.

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