2019 Targets by Position

The data below shows the number of targets to each position by team, helping us see which teams are better at targeting specific positions.

You can check out my 2020 Projected Target Share by Player here.

RBs     WRs     TEs

Rank Team Targets WR %
1 ATL 685 421 61.46%
2 LAR 632 393 62.18%
3 CIN 616 388 62.99%
4 TB 630 377 59.84%
5 ARI 554 368 66.43%
6 NE 620 367 59.19%
7 MIA 615 365 59.35%
8 DAL 597 357 59.80%
9 JAX 589 355 60.27%
10 CHI 580 350 60.34%
11 NYG 588 350 59.52%
12 CAR 633 334 52.76%
13 HOU 534 332 62.17%
14 CLE 539 331 61.41%
15 NYJ 521 328 62.96%
16 DET 547 325 59.41%
17 BUF 513 322 62.77%
18 GB 573 314 54.80%
19 SEA 517 306 59.19%
20 PIT 510 299 58.63%
21 LAC 597 293 49.08%
22 KC 558 293 52.51%
23 WAS 479 287 59.92%
24 NO 581 277 47.68%
25 IND 513 264 51.46%
26 DEN 504 262 51.98%
27 TEN 448 255 56.92%
28 PHI 613 254 41.44%
29 SF 478 233 48.74%
30 LV 523 213 40.73%
31 MIN 466 209 44.85%
32 BAL 440 182 41.36%

The chart above shows the teams who threw the most targets to the WR position in 2019.

The charts below show the Percent of Total Targets to the WR position for each team and a WR Variance of Total Team Targets vs. WR Targets.

WRS 1

WR 2

I’m not quite sure what to make of these charts for the WR position just yet.  Obviously we want to target WRs who are on teams that frequently target the WR position like the Falcons, Rams, Bengals, Bucs and Cardinals.  Perhaps the data collected here suggests which teams are most likely to carry at least 2 quality WR options for fantasy.

In the WR Variance chart, the teams on the far lower left are all low volume passing offenses, but have the ability to feature their star WRs in Marquise Brown, AJ Brown, Adam Thielen, Deebo Samuel and Terry McLaurin.  Each of these WRs faces little competition behind them so they all have interesting ceilings for 2020.

The teams toward the top right of the WR Variance chart have to potential to carry multiple useful WRs for fantasy and include duos of Julio/Ridley, Kupp/Woods, Green/Boyd, Evans/Godwin, and Cooper/Gallup.  I would recommend targeting all 10 of these WRs and typically prefer the one with the lower ADP of two.

To recap, this final chart below shows the RB, WR & TE positions by target %.

WR RB TEYou can check out my current PPR Rankings for WRs here.

Thanks for reading!

– Kyle

(charts courtesy of @jkheffernon)