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27 Oct 2011

ESPN: Week 8 Fantasy Matchups

Is targets a more useful statistic than simple receptions for projecting wide receivers? Will Baltimore and Tennessee players rebound this week? Can DeMarco Murray and Jackie Battle keep it up? Answers to these questions and more in this week's fantasy matchups column.

Posted by: Danny Tuccitto on 27 Oct 2011

2 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2011, 11:09am by Bob Bobert


by bhauck :: Thu, 10/27/2011 - 9:25pm

Am I crazy, or aren't the correlation between receptions/targets and fantasy points and the predictive value of r/t different things? If I can quickly find the data, I'm going to run the numbers for correlation between first 8 games r/t and second 8 games points.

Update: I spent a couple hours trying to smash any sort of data into Excel or Access. I found 2009's data and was trying to compile it but something is broken. Anyone know where there's a database that would show players targets and receptions after Week 8 and where I could find out their fantasy points in Weeks 9-17?

by Bob Bobert (not verified) :: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 11:09am

Fantasy points should be pretty easy to calculate if you have yards and rec td data, no?