2020 Targets and Touches Through Week 8

by Jon Witt
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Welcome to 2020 Targets and Touches Through Week 8!

We are eight 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 or injury replacements.

2020 Targets and Touches Through Week 8

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Running Backs

J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens

Dobbins was impressive on Sunday against a stout Steelers defense.

With the injury to Mark Ingram, Dobbins saw the bulk of the carries.

He rushed for 113 on 15 carries but only caught the ball once.

It is not out of the question that we see Dobbins be the lead back the rest of the way.

Damien Harris, New England Patriots

Due to the rash of injuries the Patriots have been dealing with, Harris has had double-digit carries in four of the last five games.

He broke the 100 yard mark for the second time during that span this week against Buffalo.

Harris finished the game with 102 yards and a touchdown.

The backfield seems to be his for the foreseeable future.

Troymaine Pope, Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers backfield has been a bit of a miss since the Ekeler injury, juggling between Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley.

Insert Troymaine Pope.

Pope was all over the field on Sunday, registering seven targets (five catches) and 10 carries.

He finished the game with a total of 95 yards and his name is one to monitor.

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Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans

Since returning from the COVID list, Davis has back to back games with at least 10 targets.

He took full advantage of his targets this week, securing 8 of them for 128 yards.

Now healthy, Davis should remain a prominent back in the passing attack.

Marvin Hall, Detroit Lions

Kenny Golladay sustained an injury on Sunday and Hall stepped up in his absence.

Stafford targeted Hall seven times.

Hall caught four of his seven targets for a team-high 113 yards.

The extent of the injury to Golladay is still unknown, making Hall someone worth having on your roster.

Jakobi Myers, New England Patriots

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Speaking of filling in for injured players, Jakobi Meyers now seems to be the go-to WR in New England.

With both Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry out vs Buffalo, Cam Newton was locked on to Meyers.

Myers was targeted early and often (10) times for a team-high six catches and 58 yards.

Noah Fant, Denver Broncos

Fant now seems to be back healthy and he still has the eye of his QB.

He was second of the team in targets with seven on Sunday and continued to line up all over the field.

Fant secured nine catches but only managed 47 yards those catches.

With how bare the TE landscape is this season, Fant remains a strong weekly play.

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

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