Volume significantly raises both the floor and ceiling of wide receivers. These are the ones I project to see the most targets in Week 4 (Sunday main slate only). Please note these aren’t rankings, just volume projections.
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1. Keenan Allen: 11 targets – It’s been the same story for three straight weeks. Hunter Henry is out, Mike Williams is banged up and Philip Rivers is locked onto Allen.
2. DeAndre Hopkins: 10 targets – Back-to-back quiet games against Jalen Ramsey and Casey Hayward should depress Hopkins’ ownership a bit.
3. Julio Jones: 10 targets – Similar to the Colts last week, the Titans will try to slow the game down and keep Jones in front of them. As we saw last week, that’s easier said than done.
4. Odell Beckham: 10 targets – From a personnel standpoint, the Ravens are a massive pass funnel. Injuries to Jimmy Smith (knee) and Tavon Young (neck) are contributing to that.
5. Cooper Kupp: 9 targets – Clearly 100% recovered from his ACL tear, Kupp has emerged as Jared Goff’s go-to guy this season. Expect a pass-centric gameplan against a Bucs defense that already has wiped out the run games of the 49ers, Panthers and Giants.
6. Sammy Watkins: 9 targets – Darius Slay (hamstring) is in doubt, which is a major problem for this secondary. Watkins has seen at least eight targets in all three games so far.
7. Tyler Lockett: 9 targets – Facing fast-paced, inefficient and defensively challenged Arizona is the best possible situation for opposing pass games. Downside is Seahawks get a lead and run the ball on virtually every play, as we’ve seen them do often before.
8. Kenny Golladay: 9 targets – A surprising dud against the Eagles last week means no one wants to click Golladay this week. But if the Lions are going to keep up with the Chiefs, their alpha WR will be integral.
9. Mike Evans: 9 targets – As we saw against the Giants, Evans’ lack of YAC ability doesn’t stop him from having huge upside. Matchup this week is far worse, though, as the Bucs travel to the Rams.
10. Christian Kirk: 9 targets – The Cardinals’ quick-hitting, pass-heavy, fast-paced offense is ideal for slot men Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald. Kirk already has seen 31 targets in three games.
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