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Breaking down Week 11’s target leaders at each position for fantasy football

Here’s which players earned the most targets in the NFL in Week 11.

David Njoku of the Cleveland Browns attempts to leap over Trenton Thompson of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 19, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images

Whether you are playing in PPR fantasy football leagues or not, it is good to keep tabs on how players are being utilized in their respective offenses. Even if someone has a down week, if they have a consistent target share, you don’t have to worry about down games. You may be surprised which players are seeing more targets and could use the information to begin that playoff push.

Here are the target leaders among wide receivers, tight ends and running backs from Week 11.

Wide receiver target leaders

1. Kennan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers, 16
2. Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders, 13
3. Mike Evans, Tampa Buccaneers, 12
T-4. Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins, 11
T-4. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions, 11
T-4. Adam Theilen, Carolina Panthers, 11
T-4. Nico Collins, Houston Texans, 11

Allen leads the way for the second straight week after being tied for the most targets in Week 10 with 14. Allen went had 116 yards on 10 receptions in Week 11, which marked his fourth straight week with 8+ targets. It was also another strong week for Adams, who had 13 targets for the second straight week under quarterback Aidan O’Connell. While O’Connell may be limited as a quarterback, it’s clear he’s operating under a clear directive to get Adams the ball as much as possible. While Evans had 12 targets, he was only able to turn that attention into five catches for 43 yards in the Buccaneers loss to the 49ers. Of the four wide receivers who were tied for four, Hill was the only one to record more than 77 yards.

Tight end target leaders

1. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns, 15
2. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers, 9
3. Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders, 8
T-4. T.J. Hockenson, Minnesota Vikings, 7
T-4. Dalton Kincaid, Buffalo Bills, 7
T-4. Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals, 7

While Njoku had a staggering 15 targets, he left plenty of production on the field thanks to a couple of drops. That said, Sunday’s performance came a week after he recorded nine targets, so it’s clear that new quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson has a connection with his big tight end. Kittle had the best day across the tight end landscape, as he had 89 yards (which led all tight ends) and a touchdown (it was one of six tight end touchdowns across Week 11). Thomas and McBride continued their rise as fantasy must-starts with strong weeks, while Hockenson had another strong week catching patches from Joshua Dobbs.

Running back leaders

1. Brian Robinson Jr., Washington Commanders, 9
T-2. Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7
T-2. Darrell Henderson Jr., Los Angeles Rams, 7
T-2. Samaje Perine, Denver Broncos, 7
T-5. Jahmyr Gibbs, Detroit Lions, 6
T-5. Breece Hall, New York Jets, 6
T-5. Zach Charbonnet, Seattle Seahawks, 6

Robinson had a strong showing on Sunday, recording 73 yards on the ground along with having nine targets (seven catches) for 58 yards. While White, Henderson and Perine had a combined 38 yards rushing between the three of them, they had a combined 17 catches between them to help save their fantasy value. White and Henderson hold the most value from that trio. Gibbs showed off his dual-threat value on Sunday with a touchdown rushing and 59 yards receiving, while Chabonnet is a fantasy riser thanks to Kenneth Walker’s injury.