NEWS & ADVICE
September 14, 2017
On Target: Week 1 Stock Report
Davis Mattek looks at some receivers whose stock is rising and falling after Week 1, and notes that Adam Thielen could benefit tremendously from a narrow target tree in Minnesota.
September 7, 2017
On Target: Previewing Week 1
Davis Mattek looks at the receiving situations that most intrigue him heading into the 2017 season, including a Chiefs depth chart topped by Tyreek Hill.
December 29, 2016
On Target: Looking Ahead to 2017
Davis Mattek lists some receivers he expects to be heavily invested in next season, and admits that he may have misjudged T.Y. Hilton's value to the Colts.
December 23, 2016
On Target: It's Championship Week!
Davis Mattek finds a few receivers whose values are on the upswing heading into the final week for most fantasy leagues, including the Seahawks' Tyler Lockett.
December 16, 2016
On Target: Broncos Busting Out
Davis Mattek is all in on Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders this week, given the Broncos' narrow target tree and the Patriots' vulnerability through the air.
December 9, 2016
On Target: Full Nelson
Davis Mattek notes that Jordy Nelson's target volume has wildly exceeded preseason expectations, allowing him to pull down double-digit TDs despite his declining skills.
December 1, 2016
On Target: Cooper's Cruel Inconsistency
Davis Mattek wonders if Amari Cooper will ever see the red zone targets and consistent volume necessary to become a true WR1.
November 23, 2016
On Target: Breaking Away From the Pack
Davis Mattek examines what A.J. Green's absence could do to the Bengals' passing game, and think Davante Adams is emerging as the Packers' top WR.
November 17, 2016
On Target: Britt's a Hit
Davis Mattek is willing to overlook Kenny Britt's prior disappointing seasons given the roll he's been on for the Rams, but worries it might be ending with Jared Goff taking over at quarterback.
November 11, 2016
On Target: Time For Alshon To Shine
Davis Mattek expects Alshon Jeffery to put his disappointing first half behind him now that Jay Cutler is back under center for Chicago.
November 5, 2016
On Target: Receivers to Buy, Sell
Davis Mattek shares who he is targeting in trades and, just as important, the players he is willing to give up to make those trades happen.
October 27, 2016
On Target: Coming Around on Hilton
Davis Mattek hasn't always been his biggest fan, but T.Y. Hilton's usage and targets have entrenched him firmly as a true WR1 this season.
October 20, 2016
On Target: Don't Pass On This Buc(caneer)
Davis Mattek rates Mike Evans as his top wideout this week, as the Bucs head into a soft part of their schedule and can't seem to keep any running backs healthy.
October 13, 2016
On Target: Odell Quelled
Davis Mattek is appalled at the state of the Giants' passing game, and is skeptical that Odell Beckham will be able to deliver his usual production under coach Ben McAdoo.
October 7, 2016
On Target: Rousing Seahawks
Davis Mattek uses the quarter pole of the season to look for trade targets, including Doug Baldwin and the entire Seahawks offense after they turned a corner following their slow start.
September 29, 2016
On Target: Something is Rotten in the State of Arizona
Davis Mattek doesn't like what he's seeing from the Cardinals' passing game, and wonders if players like John Brown have a chance of meeting preseason expectations.
September 22, 2016
On Target: Digging On Diggs
Davis Mattek looks at target trends after Week 2 and thinks Stefon Diggs is poised to become the league's next elite wide receiver.
September 15, 2016
On Target: It's Easy Being Green
Davis Mattek checks out the pass volume trends after Week 1, and is prepared to move A.J. Green up to the elite WR tier given his lack of competition for targets in a dangerous Bengals offense.
December 31, 2015
On Target: David Johnson is 2016's No. 1 Pick
Davis Mattek reviews some lessons learned from the 2015 season and looks ahead to 2016 where Arizona's David Johnson might be the top pick.
December 24, 2015
Davis Mattek breaks down the numbers heading into the final week of the season in most year-long leagues, and considers the value of Brandin Cooks heading into 2016
December 19, 2015
On Target: Seahawks Flying High
Davis Mattek moves Doug Baldwin into high-end WR range as he and the Seahawks are on a wild run with highly efficient passing game.
December 11, 2015
On Target: On the Upswing
Davis Mattek looks at a trio of receivers on the rise, including Seattle's Doug Baldwin, who is finally getting opportunities to make plays.
December 3, 2015
On Target: Devaluing Davante
Davis Mattek looks at a couple of disappointing performers, and thinks it's time for the Packers to give someone other than Davante Adams a chance
November 25, 2015
On Target: Three WR to be Thankful For
Davis Mattek gives thanks to three receivers, including Houston's DeAndre Hopkins, who have made a big impact this fantasy season.
November 19, 2015
On Target: Targets But Not Touchdowns
Davis Mattek looks at where the targets are flowing and sees plenty for Mike Evans, but few scores. Expect a correction to come soon.
November 12, 2015
On Target: All Hands On Deck(er)
Davis Mattek breaks down the target numbers heading into Week 10, and promises that this is the last time he talks about the criminally underrated Eric Decker
November 5, 2015
On Target: Make Or Break Time
Davis Mattek looks at some offenses that could see big changes in the wake of last week's injuries, and thinks Martavis Bryant is being undervalued
October 29, 2015
On Target: Alshon Also Rises
Davis Mattek takes a look at some recent weak performances from elite WRs, and warns that this is absolutely, positively your last chance to buy low on Alshon Jeffery
October 23, 2015
On Target: Diggity, Diggity
Davis Mattek analyzes which players are dominating in the red zone, which are struggling and whom you can exploit, like picking up Minnesota's Stefon Diggs.
October 15, 2015
On Target: Fishing For Parker
Davis Mattek takes a look at who's giving you the most fantasy production per target, and thinks now is the time to pick up a healthy DeVante Parker
October 8, 2015
On Target: Fitz Not Done Yet
Davis Mattek's analysis of red-zone conversion percentages this week shows Larry Fitzgerald proving his doubters wrong.
October 1, 2015
On Target: No Slowing Down Hopkins
Davis Mattek analyzes the target leaders through three weeks, and sees big things ahead for DeAndre Hopkins in the suddenly pass-happy Texans offense
September 25, 2015
On Target: Moncrief Is Money
Davis Mattek looks at Week 2's target numbers and sees a rising star in the Colts' Donte Moncrief
September 17, 2015
On Target: Adams Over Jones in GB
Davis Mattek looks at receivers to target and writes that Davante Adams is still the man to own in Green Bay, despite James Jones' heroics last week.
December 24, 2014
On Target: Wrapping Up the Season
Antonio Brown was a fantasy machine in 2014, averaging more than 10 targets per game.
December 18, 2014
On Target: Championship Receivers
Jordy Nelson has long been an undervalued commodity in fantasy circles, but chances are he's on a lot of championship teams this year.
December 11, 2014
On Target: WR Missed on Draft Day
Jeremy Maclin is one of a number of wide receivers who have outperformed their draft-day value. How'd we miss them?
December 4, 2014
On Target: Rookie WR Dominate
Mike Evans has had a great season, but is he the best rookie receiver we've seen this year?
November 26, 2014
On Target: Examining Yards Per Target
Jordy Nelson is a familiar name atop the YPT list, which there a few receivers whose efficiency might be a mirage.
November 20, 2014
On Target: Football's Most Important Player
Rob Gronkowski is such a tremendous player that his mere presence makes the New England offense formidable.
November 13, 2014
On Target: Working Between the 20s
Jeremy Maclin leads the league in touchdowns scored from outside the red zone, but what other receiving threats between the 20s should we target?
November 5, 2014
On Target: Year of the Small WR?
Is Antonio Brown, and other small wide receivers, proving that size is less important at wide receiver than we assumed?
October 29, 2014
On Target: Time To Trade for Gordon
Josh Gordon be the most important player in the fantasy playoffs this year, and it's time to acquire him.
October 22, 2014
On Target: Unplanned Surprises
Of all the Browns' errors this season, not getting Jordan Cameron more involved in the offense is the most egregious.
October 16, 2014
On Target: Players to Buy High
Dez Bryant will cost an arm and a leg in a trade, but he is well worth the price for your fantasy team.
October 9, 2014
On Target: Target Hogs
Jordy Nelson dominates the targets from the game's best quarterback, making him fantasy's top wide receiver.
October 1, 2014
On Target: Red-Zone Reliance
Steve Smith Sr. has three touchdowns in four games, but how many of those have been scored in the red zone?
September 24, 2014
On Target: Time to Decide
It's time to decide what to do with underperforming players like Torrey Smith, who is taking a backseat to another Smith in Baltimore.
September 17, 2014
On Target: When Market Share Misleads
Julian Edelman had a great game last week, but it's probably wise not to expect that most weeks.
September 10, 2014
On Target: Saints are Cookin'
Brandin Cooks had a solid debut Sunday, but more important than his numbers was how the Saints used him.
September 3, 2014
On Target: Capitalizing on Market Share
Justin Hunter has all the measurables to be a top-flight fantasy receiver, but his Week 1 market share of targets will be most important.
December 25, 2013
On Target: Garcon Makes the Quarterback
Pierre Garcon has not missed a beat since the move to Kirk Cousins at quarterback for the Redskins, proving he can be elite regardless of who is under center.
December 18, 2013
On Target: The Wright Choice
Kendall Wright is blossoming late in the season, and with two favorable matchups to close out the year, there should be plenty more to come.
December 12, 2013
On Target: Ravens Role Reversal
A Monday night matchup with Detroit practically makes Torrey Smith a must-start, but his target percentage is trending downward.
December 4, 2013
On Target: Fewer Targets for Davis?
With the return of Michael Crabtree and the already solid rapport between Colin Kaepernick and Anquan Boldin, Vernon Davis could see his targets suffer a bit down the stretch.
November 27, 2013
On Target: Yeah, He's that Good
Josh Gordon sees a ton of targets and does amazing things with the ball when it falls into his hands.
November 20, 2013
On Target: Keenum's No. 1 Fan
Andre Johnson's fantasy value hinges on his quarterbacks in Houston, and that's a problem if Matt Schaub starts for the Texans.
November 13, 2013
On Target: Beware of the Wolf
Is Rishard Matthews the real deal or is he a wolf in sheep's clothing? Is he worth gambling on as the season comes down the stretch?
November 6, 2013
On Target: Houston, We Have a QB
Case Keenum's arrival under center has meant good things so far for Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.
October 30, 2013
On Target: Time for Owners to Retire Smith
Steve Smith still sees targets in Carolina, but at 34 and having lost more than a step, is he even worth rostering anymore?
October 23, 2013
On Target: Jackson Cashes In
Vincent Jackson gobbled up 22 targets last week, but is that because of the woeful Bucs offense or in spite of it?
October 16, 2013
On Target: Taking Advantage in SF
San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis is seeing more targets thanks to the reliable double-teams thrown Anquan Boldin's way.
October 9, 2013
On Target: Old Man Gonzalez Still a Weapon
In total defiance of his age, Tony Gonzalez is retaining a high value as a major red-zone threat
October 2, 2013
On Target: Shorts Stands Tall
Cecil Shorts, the Jaguars' No. 1 offensive threat, should not be thrown off stride too much with the return of Justin Blackmon this week.
September 25, 2013
On Target: Welcome to the Party
Cleveland's Josh Gordon saw a whopping 19 targets in his return to the field in Week 3, and while that can't be counted on every week, it's a good sign.
September 18, 2013
On Target: Beating the 'Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda' Game
Fantasy owners won't have to second-guess themselves with Cecil Shorts, who should continue to get targets even when the suspended Justin Blackmon returns for Jacksonville.
September 11, 2013
On Target: It's Not Just About Targets
While Julian Edelman's target percentage was significantly lower than that of his teammates, he was Tom Brady's No. 1 stud in the red zone in Week 1.
December 25, 2012
On Target: More Than Just The Looks
Never have to ask which receiver to start again.
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