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Below are the top 5 pass catchers for each team from 2016 with some thoughts on the outlook for 2017.


Arizona Cardinals
Larry Fitzgerald: 23.2% target share | 150 targets | 107 catches | 1,023 yards | 6 TDs
David Johnson: 18.6% target share | 120 targets | 74 catches | 879 yards | 4 TDs
J.J. Nelson: 11.5% target share | 74 targets | 34 catches | 568 yards | 6 TDs
John Brown: 11.3% target share | 73 targets | 39 catches | 517 yards | 2 TDs
Michael Floyd: 10.8% target share | 70 targets | 33 catches | 446 yards | 4 TDs

Look for Larry Fitzgerald to lead the group again this year, with RB David Johnson with the 2nd most targets.  The remaining WR corps is not more than WR3 material.


Atlanta Falcons
Julio Jones: 24.0% target share | 129 targets | 83 catches | 1,409 yards | 6 TDs
Mohamed Sanu: 15.1% target share | 81 targets | 59 catches | 653 yards | 4 TDs
Devonta Freeman: 12.1% target share | 65 targets | 54 catches | 462 yards | 2 TDs
Taylor Gabriel: 9.3% target share | 50 targets | 35 catches | 579 yards | 6 TDs
Tevin Coleman: 7.4% target share | 40 targets | 31 catches | 421 yards | 3 TDs

The Falcons have a new offensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian, so things could change in Atlanta offensively.  However look for Julio Jones to be a top 5 WR this season.  Sanu may lose targets to Gabriel, so tread carefully on the rest of the group.  With Jacob Tamme gone, Austin Hooper could be a late flyer TE to consider.


Baltimore Ravens
Dennis Pitta: 17.8% target share | 121 targets | 86 catches | 729 yards | 2 TDs
Mike Wallace: 17.1% target share | 116 targets | 72 catches | 1,017 yards | 4 TDs
Steve Smith, Sr.: 14.9% target share | 101 targets | 70 catches | 799 yards | 5 TDs
Breshad Perriman: 9.7% target share | 66 targets | 33 catches | 499 yards | 3 TDs
Kamar Aiken: 7.4% target share | 50 targets | 29 catches | 328 yards | 1 TDs

This is a pot luck group with so many players from last year no longer with the team.  Look for newly acquired Jeremy Maclin to be the top target in this offense and Danny Woodhead to be second most targeted.


Buffalo Bills
Charles Clay: 18.4% target share | 87 targets | 57 catches | 552 yards | 4 TDs
Robert Woods: 16.0% target share | 76 targets | 51 catches | 613 yards | 1 TDs
Marqise Goodwin: 14.3% target share | 68 targets | 29 catches | 431 yards | 3 TDs
LeSean McCoy: 12.0% target share | 57 targets | 50 catches | 356 yards | 1 TDs
Sammy Watkins: 11.0% target share | 52 targets | 28 catches | 430 yards | 2 TDs

With the oft-injured Sammy Watkins traded to the Rams, look for Charles Clay to once again be the most targeted on the team.  Rookie Zay Jones is getting some buzz, but FA pickups Andre Homes, Corey Brown, and Anquan Bolden muddy the waters of this group.


Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen: 22.9% target share | 129 targets | 80 catches | 1,073 yards | 3 TDs
Kelvin Benjamin: 21.0% target share | 118 targets | 63 catches | 941 yards | 7 TDs
Ted Ginn: 16.9% target share | 95 targets | 54 catches | 752 yards | 4 TDs
Devin Funchess: 10.3% target share | 58 targets | 23 catches | 371 yards | 4 TDs
Corey Brown: 9.4% target share | 53 targets | 27 catches | 276 yards | 1 TDs

Greg Olsen will once again be the main target of this offense, with Kelvin Benjamin not far behind.  I don’t see any other receivers on this team worth having on a fantasy roster.


Chicago Bears
Cameron Meredith: 17.4% target share | 97 targets | 66 catches | 888 yards | 4 TDs
Alshon Jeffery: 16.8% target share | 94 targets | 52 catches | 821 yards | 2 TDs
Zach Miller: 11.4% target share | 64 targets | 47 catches | 486 yards | 4 TDs
Jordan Howard: 8.9% target share | 50 targets | 29 catches | 298 yards | 1 TDs
Eddie Royal: 7.7% target share | 43 targets | 33 catches | 369 yards | 2 TDs

With a new QB in Mike Glennon, it can be hard to predict this offense and which receiver creates a rapport with the QB.  Look for Cameron Meredith to be the top wideout with Kevin White still a mystery.


Cincinnati Bengals
Brandon LaFell: 19.0% target share | 107 targets | 64 catches | 864 yards | 6 TDs
A.J. Green: 17.8% target share | 100 targets | 66 catches | 964 yards | 4 TDs
Tyler Boyd: 14.4% target share | 81 targets | 54 catches | 603 yards | 1 TDs
Giovani Bernard: 9.1% target share | 51 targets | 39 catches | 336 yards | 1 TDs
Tyler Eifert: 8.3% target share | 47 targets | 29 catches | 394 yards | 5 TDs

With a healthy A.J. Green, he should be a top 5 WR this season with 25-30% of the targets.  John Ross should turn out to be the #2 WR on this team and Tyler Eifert should have a better year than last year.


Cleveland Browns
Terrelle Pryor: 24.7% target share | 140 targets | 77 catches | 1,007 yards | 4 TDs
Gary Barnidge: 14.5% target share | 82 targets | 55 catches | 612 yards | 2 TDs
Duke Johnson: 13.1% target share | 74 targets | 53 catches | 514 yards | 0 TDs
Corey Coleman: 12.9% target share | 73 targets | 33 catches | 413 yards | 3 TDs
Andrew Hawkins: 9.5% target share | 54 targets | 33 catches | 324 yards | 3 TDs

With Terrelle Pryor gone, look for Kenny Britt to be the main guy in Cleveland.  Britt can be had in the draft in the later rounds, which is a great value.  Head coach Hue Jackson loves Duke Johnson, so he should again see about 75 targets this season.


Dallas Cowboys
Cole Beasley: 20.3% target share | 98 targets | 75 catches | 833 yards | 5 TDs
Dez Bryant: 19.9% target share | 96 targets | 50 catches | 796 yards | 8 TDs
Jason Witten: 19.7% target share | 95 targets | 69 catches | 673 yards | 3 TDs
Terrance Williams: 12.6% target share | 61 targets | 44 catches | 594 yards | 4 TDs
Ezekiel Elliott: 8.3% target share | 40 targets | 32 catches | 363 yards | 1 TDs

After some injury issues last season, Bryant will be the top target in this offense in 2017.  With Ezekiel Elliot suspended the first six games, Bryant, Beasley, and Witten may be relied upon even more during that time.  Cole Beasley is a solid WR in PPR formats.


Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas: 25.3% target share | 144 targets | 90 catches | 1,083 yards | 5 TDs
Emmanuel Sanders: 24.0% target share | 137 targets | 79 catches | 1,032 yards | 5 TDs
Devontae Booker: 7.9% target share | 45 targets | 31 catches | 265 yards | 1 TDs
Virgil Green: 6.5% target share | 37 targets | 22 catches | 237 yards | 1 TDs
Jordan Norwood: 6.1% target share | 35 targets | 21 catches | 232 yards | 1 TDs

I don’t see much changing for this offense for 2017.  Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders should share the top targets at about 25% a piece.  The rest of the group, including TEs and RBs, are not worth mentioning.


Detroit Lions
Golden Tate: 22.7% target share | 135 targets | 91 catches | 1,077 yards | 4 TDs
Marvin Jones: 17.3% target share | 103 targets | 55 catches | 930 yards | 4 TDs
Anquan Boldin: 16.0% target share | 95 targets | 67 catches | 584 yards | 8 TDs
Eric Ebron: 14.3% target share | 85 targets | 61 catches | 711 yards | 1 TDs
Theo Riddick: 11.3% target share | 67 targets | 53 catches | 371 yards | 5 TDs

With Anquan Bolden out of the picture, Golden Tate should see more targets and TDs than last year.  Eric Ebron should continue his increased production in 2017.  Marvin Jones disappeared in the 2nd half of last season and can’t be trusted.


Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson: 24.5% target share | 152 targets | 97 catches | 1,257 yards | 14 TDs
Davante Adams: 19.5% target share | 121 targets | 75 catches | 997 yards | 12 TDs
Randall Cobb: 13.5% target share | 84 targets | 60 catches | 610 yards | 4 TDs
Ty Montgomery: 9.0% target share | 56 targets | 44 catches | 348 yards | 0 TDs
Jared Cook: 8.2% target share | 51 targets | 30 catches | 377 yards | 1 TDs

With Aaron Rodgers at QB, Jordy Nelson will get his usual targets, making him a top wideout in fantasy.  Both Adams and Cobb can have big games but those can be hard to predict.  Nelson is the only reliable fantasy WR on this team.


Houston Texans
DeAndre Hopkins: 25.9% target share | 151 targets | 78 catches | 954 yards | 4 TDs
Will Fuller: 15.8% target share | 92 targets | 47 catches | 635 yards | 2 TDs
C.J. Fiedorowicz: 15.3% target share | 89 targets | 54 catches | 559 yards | 4 TDs
Ryan Griffin: 12.7% target share | 74 targets | 50 catches | 442 yards | 2 TDs
Lamar Miller: 6.7% target share | 39 targets | 31 catches | 188 yards | 1 TDs

Will Fuller broke his collarbone in training camp, so DeAndre Hopkins might see an increased share of targets.  But expect Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong to absorb some of those opportunities too.  With the uncertainty at QB, Hopkins is the only reliable WR in fantasy but don’t over-value him this season.


Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton: 26.5% target share | 155 targets | 91 catches | 1,448 yards | 6 TDs
Jack Doyle: 12.8% target share | 75 targets | 59 catches | 584 yards | 5 TDs
Phillip Dorsett: 10.1% target share | 59 targets | 33 catches | 528 yards | 2 TDs
Donte Moncrief: 9.6% target share | 56 targets | 30 catches | 307 yards | 7 TDs
Dwayne Allen: 8.9% target share | 52 targets | 35 catches | 406 yards | 6 TDs

Andrew Luck could start the season on the PUP list as he recovers from shoulder surgery, which would severely limit the air attack of the Colts to start the season.  Look for Jack Doyle to have a better year with Dwayne Allen out of the picture.  With Moncreif beset with injuries every year, T.Y. Hilton and Doyle are reliable picks from this group.


Jacksonville Jaguars
Allen Robinson: 24.1% target share | 151 targets | 73 catches | 883 yards | 6 TDs
Marqise Lee: 16.8% target share | 105 targets | 63 catches | 851 yards | 3 TDs
Allen Hurns: 12.1% target share | 76 targets | 35 catches | 477 yards | 3 TDs
T.J. Yeldon: 10.9% target share | 68 targets | 50 catches | 517 yards | 1 TDs
Julius Thomas: 8.1% target share | 51 targets | 30 catches | 446 yards | 4 TDs

Look for the Jags to be more run focused this season.  With Bortles obvious struggles last year, running more and throwing less makes sense.  That formula spells mediocre output for the Jags receiving corp.  Robinson should lead the pack again, but his numbers should be no better than last year’s but probably less.


Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Kelce: 23.2% target share | 117 targets | 85 catches | 1,125 yards | 4 TDs
Tyreek Hill: 15.2% target share | 83 targets | 61 catches | 593 yards | 6 TDs
Jeremy Maclin: 13.9% target share | 76 targets | 44 catches | 536 yards | 2 TDs
Chris Conley: 12.6% target share | 69 targets | 44 catches | 530 yards | 0 TDs
Spencer Ware: 7.7% target share | 42 targets | 33 catches | 447 yards | 2 TDs

TE Travis Kelce was the team’s leading pass catcher last year and Kelce should lead the team in targets once again.  Tyreek Hill should have better numbers this year over his rookie season.  The Chiefs are not a pass-heavy offense, so beyond the top two targets, there's little fantasy value on this roster.


Los Angeles Chargers
Tyrell Williams: 20.5% target share | 119 targets | 69 catches | 1,059 yards | 7 TDs
Dontrelle Inman: 16.7% target share | 97 targets | 58 catches | 810 yards | 4 TDs
Antonio Gates: 16.0% target share | 93 targets | 53 catches | 548 yards | 7 TDs
Travis Benjamin: 12.9% target share | 75 targets | 47 catches | 677 yards | 4 TDs
Melvin Gordon: 9.8% target share | 57 targets | 41 catches | 419 yards | 2 TDs

Tyrell Williams should have another good season, but Keenan Allen is back and will get his fair share of targets.  Williams will be a nice pick up in the later rounds of the draft.


Los Angeles Rams
Kenny Britt: 20.7% target share | 111 targets | 68 catches | 1,002 yards | 5 TDs
Tavon Austin: 19.8% target share | 106 targets | 58 catches | 509 yards | 3 TDs
Lance Kendricks: 16.2% target share | 87 targets | 50 catches | 499 yards | 2 TDs
Brian Quick: 14.4% target share | 77 targets | 41 catches | 564 yards | 3 TDs
Todd Gurley: 10.8% target share | 58 targets | 43 catches | 327 yards | 0 TDs

Kenny Briit, Lance Kendricks, and Brian Quick are no longer with the Rams.  Look for Robert Woods to take over 20% or more of the targets.  Rookie Cooper Kupp looks like a nice PPR WR similar to the Cowboy’s Beasley.  Keep an eye on TEs Higbee and Everett.


Miami Dolphins
Jarvis Landry: 27.5% target share | 131 targets | 94 catches | 1,136 yards | 4 TDs
DeVante Parker: 18.2% target share | 87 targets | 56 catches | 744 yards | 4 TDs
Kenny Stills: 17.0% target share | 81 targets | 42 catches | 726 yards | 9 TDs
Jay Ajayi: 7.3% target share | 35 targets | 27 catches | 151 yards | 0 TDs
Dion Sims: 7.3% target share | 35 targets | 26 catches | 256 yards | 4 TDs

With Jay Cutler under center this season, look for Jarvis Landry or DeVante Parker to receive nearly 30% of the targets.  Cutler tends to have a favorite and so far this pre-season he seems to like Parker.  Parker has yet to fulfill expectations but may be worth a flyer.


Minnesota Vikings
Kyle Rudolph: 22.4% target share | 132 targets | 83 catches | 1,023 yards | 6 TDs
Stefon Diggs: 19.0% target share | 112 targets | 84 catches | 879 yards | 4 TDs
Adam Thielen: 15.6% target share | 92 targets | 69 catches | 568 yards | 6 TDs
Cordarrelle Patterson: 11.9% target share | 70 targets | 52 catches | 517 yards | 2 TDs
Jerick McKinnon: 9.0% target share | 53 targets | 43 catches | 446 yards | 4 TDs

Stefon Diggs is probably a little undervalued this season.  He likely would’ve gotten over 1000 yds last season if it weren’t for injuries.  Barring injuries, Diggs will see his targets in the low 20% range and Rudolph’s stats will regress.  Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph are nice late round grabs.


New England Patriots
Julian Edelman: 28.9% target share | 159 targets | 98 catches | 1,106 yards | 3 TDs
James White: 15.6% target share | 86 targets | 60 catches | 551 yards | 5 TDs
Martellus Bennett: 13.3% target share | 73 targets | 55 catches | 701 yards | 7 TDs
Chris Hogan: 10.5% target share | 58 targets | 38 catches | 680 yards | 4 TDs
Malcolm Mitchell: 8.7% target share | 48 targets | 32 catches | 401 yards | 4 TDs

There’s a lot of players (WRs, TEs, and RBs) on this roster that can potentially get targets.  It’s hard to gauge the fantasy prospects of these Patriot WRs.


New Orleans Saints
Michael Thomas: 18.0% target share | 121 targets | 92 catches | 1,137 yards | 9 TDs
Brandin Cooks: 17.4% target share | 117 targets | 78 catches | 1,173 yards | 8 TDs
Willie Snead: 15.4% target share | 104 targets | 72 catches | 895 yards | 4 TDs
Coby Fleener: 12.0% target share | 81 targets | 50 catches | 631 yards | 3 TDs
Mark Ingram: 8.6% target share | 58 targets | 46 catches | 319 yards | 4 TDs

With Brandin Cooks gone, Michael Thomas should have a fine year and look for Snead to be a steal in the draft with a potential breakout year.


New York Giants
Odell Beckham Jr.: 28.3% target share | 169 targets | 101 catches | 1,367 yards | 10 TDs
Sterling Shepard: 17.6% target share | 105 targets | 65 catches | 683 yards | 8 TDs
Victor Cruz: 12.0% target share | 72 targets | 39 catches | 586 yards | 1 TDs
Will Tye: 11.7% target share | 70 targets | 48 catches | 395 yards | 1 TDs
Rashad Jennings: 7.0% target share | 42 targets | 35 catches | 201 yards | 1 TDs

Odell Beckham is the sure thing and with Victor Cruz gone, Sterling Shepard should see a slight uptick from last year.  Shane Vereen may be a nice PPR RB seeing 3rd down passes.


New York Jets
Brandon Marshall: 23.3% target share | 128 targets | 59 catches | 788 yards | 3 TDs
Quincy Enunwa: 19.1% target share | 105 targets | 58 catches | 857 yards | 4 TDs
Robby Anderson: 14.2% target share | 78 targets | 42 catches | 587 yards | 2 TDs
Bilal Powell: 13.5% target share | 74 targets | 58 catches | 388 yards | 2 TDs
Matt Forte: 7.8% target share | 43 targets | 30 catches | 263 yards | 1 TDs

Robby Anderson is the WR1 on this team by default.  Who knows who will be throwing the ball for the Jets throughout the season, so temper expectations for this offense.  Bilal Powell will also be a nice PPR option.


Oakland Raiders
Michael Crabtree: 24.3% target share | 145 targets | 89 catches | 1,003 yards | 8 TDs
Amari Cooper: 22.1% target share | 132 targets | 83 catches | 1,153 yards | 5 TDs
Seth Roberts: 12.9% target share | 77 targets | 38 catches | 397 yards | 5 TDs
Clive Walford: 8.7% target share | 52 targets | 33 catches | 359 yards | 3 TDs
Latavius Murray: 7.2% target share | 43 targets | 33 catches | 264 yards | 0 TDs

Michael Crabtree is now on the wrong side of 30, and will likely see a slight decline from last year.  Look for Amari Cooper to see an uptick in targets this year.


Philadelphia Eagles
Jordan Matthews: 19.2% target share | 117 targets | 73 catches | 804 yards | 3 TDs
Zach Ertz: 17.4% target share | 106 targets | 78 catches | 816 yards | 4 TDs
Dorial Green-Beckham: 12.2% target share | 74 targets | 36 catches | 392 yards | 2 TDs
Darren Sproles: 11.7% target share | 71 targets | 52 catches | 427 yards | 2 TDs
Nelson Agholor: 11.3% target share |69 targets | 36 catches | 365 yards | 2 TDs

Newly acquired Alshon Jefferies will probably lead the team in targets but don’t expect WR1 stats.  This passing attack is nothing to get too excited about.


Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown: 25.8% target share | 154 targets | 106 catches | 1,284 yards | 12 TDs
Le'Veon Bell: 15.8% target share | 94 targets | 75 catches | 616 yards | 2 TDs
Eli Rogers: 11.1% target share | 66 targets | 48 catches | 594 yards | 3 TDs
Jesse James: 10.1% target share | 60 targets | 39 catches | 338 yards | 3 TDs
Sammie Coates: 8.2% target share | 49 targets | 21 catches | 435 yards | 2 TDs

The trio on this team this year will be Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, and Martavis Bryant.


San Francisco 49ers
Jeremy Kerley: 23.4% target share | 115 targets | 64 catches | 667 yards | 3 TDs
Quinton Patton: 18.6% target share | 120 targets | 37 catches | 408 yards | 0 TDs
Garrett Celek: 11.3% target share | 50 targets | 29 catches | 350 yards | 3 TDs
Torrey Smith: 10.0% target share | 49 targets | 20 catches | 267 yards | 3 TDs
Vance McDonald: 9.2% target share | 45 targets | 24 catches | 391 yards | 4 TDs

Kyle Shanahan is running the show now, and brought his buddy Pierre Garcon.  QB Brian Hoyer helped DeAndre Hopkins to a big fantasy year in Houston and should do the same for Garcon this year.  I don’t see anyone else on this team worth rostering.


Seattle Seahawks
Doug Baldwin: 22.0% target share | 125 targets | 94 catches | 1,128 yards | 7 TDs
Jimmy Graham: 16.8% target share | 95 targets | 65 catches | 923 yards | 6 TDs
Jermaine Kearse: 15.7% target share | 89 targets | 41 catches | 510 yards | 1 TDs
Tyler Lockett: 11.6% target share | 66 targets | 41 catches | 597 yards | 1 TDs
Paul Richardson: 6.3% target share | 36 targets | 21 catches | 288 yards | 1 TDs

Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham should produce similar to last year.  I’m not convinced Tyler Lockett will be back 100% this season after his gruesome injury last year.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans: 29.9% target share | 173 targets | 96 catches | 1,321 yards | 12 TDs
Adam Humphries: 14.4% target share | 83 targets | 55 catches | 622 yards | 2 TDs
Cameron Brate: 14.0% target share | 81 targets | 57 catches | 660 yards | 8 TDs
Russell Shepard: 6.9% target share | 40 targets | 23 catches | 341 yards | 2 TDs
Charles Sims: 5.5% target share | 32 targets | 24 catches | 190 yards | 1 TDs

With DeSean Jackson in the mix, Mike Evans should see less targets but still have a great fantasy season.  Look for Jackson to be a reliable WR3 this season.  Don’t fall for the O.J. Howard buzz – he will mostly be used as a blocker this season.


Tennessee Titans
Rishard Matthews: 21.4% target share | 108 targets | 65 catches | 945 yards | 9 TDs
Delanie Walker: 20.2% target share | 102 targets | 65 catches | 800 yards | 7 TDs
Tajae Sharpe: 16.5% target share | 83 targets | 41 catches | 522 yards | 2 TDs
DeMarco Murray: 13.3% target share | 67 targets | 53 catches | 377 yards | 3 TDs
Kendall Wright: 8.5% target share | 43 targets | 29 catches | 416 yards | 3 TDs

The Titans drafted Corey Davis with the 5th pick in the draft.  With Rishard Matthews and the addition of Eric Decker, not sure there is going to be a target hog on this team.


Washington Redskins
Pierre Garcon: 18.8% target share | 114 targets | 79 catches | 1,041 yards | 3 TDs
DeSean Jackson: 16.5% target share | 100 targets | 56 catches | 1,005 yards | 4 TDs
Jamison Crowder: 16.3% target share | 99 targets | 67 catches | 847 yards | 7 TDs
Jordan Reed: 14.7% target share | 89 targets | 66 catches | 686 yards | 6 TDs
Chris Thompson: 10.2% target share | 62 targets | 49 catches | 349 yards | 2 TDs

Look for Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder, and Jordan Reed to share the majority of targets in this offense.  Reed is already banged up and will probably miss some games this season as he does every year.  Crowder will be a nice mid-round PPR WR.