Arizona Cardinals: Newly acquired All-Pro WR DeAndre Hopkins received a whopping 16 targets against San Francisco, no other AZ player received more than 5 targets. Hopkins finished Week 1 with 2nd most targets in the league; trailing only Packers WR Davante Adams by one target.
Atlanta Falcons: Despite losing in Week 1, the Falcons manage to have three wide receivers record over 100 receiving yards. The one surprise was Russell Gage who received 12 targets, the same amount as teammates Julio Jones & Calvin Ridley.
Baltimore Ravens: Former Ohio State standout rookie RB J.K. Dobbins received the most touches of any Baltimore RB with 14, and received more snaps than presumed starter Mark Ingram.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills have two talented young running backs in Devin Singletary and Zack Moss, who both split majority of the snaps. Singletary received 51 snaps and Moss had 39.
Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have three very talented wide receivers in D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel, and newly acquired free agent Robby Anderson who all received a pretty much even share of targets. Moore had 9; Samuel and Anderson each had 8.
Chicago Bears: Rookie 5th-round WR Darnell Mooney received a lot of snaps in his first NFL career game. Mooney received 6 targets and finished second among Chicago receivers in snaps; trailing only Allen Robinson.
Cincinnati Bengals: Veteran WR A.J. Green proved in week one he is their number one target, as he led all players in targets with nine; Tyler Boyd only saw 3 targets.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns have arguably the most talented RB duo in the NFL with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Nick Chubb was expected to be their main back, but Hunt received 17 touches on Sunday; which was 6 more than Chubb (11).
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have three very talented receivers with Cooper, Gallup and Lamb.. Surprisingly, rookie CeeDee Lamb received the most snaps in Week 1 with 84 snaps; Gallup had 69 and Cooper had 68.
Denver Broncos: Rookie 1st-round WR Jerry Jeudy demonstrated the talents we all saw at Alabama, and he led all Broncos’ receivers with 8 targets.
Detroit Lions: The Lions #1 WR Kenny Golladay missed last game, and surprisingly rookie 5th-round WR Quintez Cephus led all Lions’ receivers with 10 targets, but only had 3 receptions.
Green Bay Packers: Green Bay drafted rookie RB A.J. Dillon in the second round, despite having Aaron Jones who led the NFL in rushing touchdowns last season. Aaron Jones proved he is still their bell cow back as he received 20 touches, while Dillon received 2 and Jamaal Williams received 11.
Houston Texans: TE Jordan Akins received 23 more snaps than projected started Darren Fells – Akins (48 snaps) > Fells (25 snaps).
Indianapolis Colts: RB Marlon Mack left last game after suffering a torn Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season. Rookie 2nd-round RB Jonathan Taylor and the elusive Nyheim Hines each received 15 touches in week one, so expect both of them to share time and receive a lot of work.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Undrafted rookie RB James Robinson out of Illinois State proved he’s without a doubt their starting running back going further. Robinson received 24 touches, while the only other RB to receive a touch was Chris Thompson who only received two touches.
Kansas City Chiefs: WR Sammy Watkins has a lot of talent and is a notable name, but he’s somehow forgotten in this offense because they’re is so damn talented. Watkins had a very impressive Week 1 performance; leading all Chiefs receivers with 8 targets.
Los Angeles Chargers: The Chargers starting RB Austin Ekeler is poised to have another breakout season, but with the departure of Melvin Gordon, the question is who will step up to be their #2 back? The answer to that question appears to be rookie 4th-round pick Joshua Kelley, who received 12 touches and scored a touchdown, while his competition for carries Justin Jackson only received 2 touches.
Los Angeles Rams: With the departure of Todd Gurley, there have been many fantasy owners questioning who the feature back for the Rams would be. After their SNF win against Dallas, it appears veteran RB Malcolm Brown has the upper-hand after scoring 2 rushing touchdowns, leading all backs with 21 touches. Also, keep an eye on rookie 2nd-round pick Cam Akers who received 15 touches.
Las Vegas Raiders: Second-year RB Josh Jacobs had a very dominant game against Carolina, scoring 3 rushing touchdowns. The key stat for his performance that should speak volumes on his potential for this season; is that he received 12 targets. The lack of targets Jacobs that received in his rookie year was a major concern for fantasy owners who were debating whether to select him in the last first round. To put this into perspective how significant this is, Jacobs only received 27 targets his ENTIRE rookie season. The most he ever received in a game was 5, and he already saw 12 his first game, so he’s almost half way at his total from last season..
Miami Dolphins: Despite how they added Jordan Howard & Matt Breida in the offseason, last year’s 7th-round pick Myles Gaskin was their feature back in Week One. He received 39 snaps and led all running backs with 13 touches, while Howard and Breida only combined for 23 total snaps.
Minnesota Vikings: Second-year RB Alexander Mattison surprisingly took a lot of touches away from Dalvin Cook in Week One; Mattison only received 3 less touches than Cook, and had 2 more targets than Cook.
New England Patriots: Rookie undrafted RB J.J. Taylor tied Sony Michel for the most touches for a NE RB in week one, while James White and Rex Burkhead also split time with them.
New Orleans Saints: Newly acquired free agent Emmanuel Sanders did not waste any time contributing in this offense, as he score a touchdown and tied Thomas for the most WR targets with 5, and now Thomas is expected to miss a few weeks.
New York Giants: Second-year WR Darius Slayton looked very solid in his sophomore season debut against Pittsburgh scoring 2 touchdowns and receiving a team-high 9 targets. It’s a good to see Slayon take advantage of an opportunity with Golden Tate out.
New York Jets: There were not too many bright spots whatsoever for the Jets in their loss against Buffalo. The one bright spot was the always reliable veteran slot receiver Jamison Crowder – who received 13 targets and capitalized on them.
Philadelphia Eagles: With a lot of injuries including starting RB Miles Sanders and WR Alshon Jeffrey, there were a couple notable key stats to highlight, but since we’re just listing one it would have to be the emergence of rookie 1st-round WR Jalen Reagor. Reagor, led all receivers with 8 targets and looked very impressive, especially considering he is recovering from a preseason injury.
Pittsburgh Steelers: RB James Conner left the game early with an injury and 2nd-year RB Benny Snell Jr. looked very impressive stepping in place racking up over 100 rushing yards. Snell Jr. received 19 touches and should be a must-add waiver wire pickup heading into Week 2.
San Francisco 49ers: RB Raheem Mostert proved he is their go-to starting back as he led all backs with 19 touches and 37 snaps.
Seattle Seahawks: Seattle’s new running back duo Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde both looked very solid together, each scoring touchdowns. Carson received 28 snaps and 12 touches, Hyde had 21 snaps and 7 touches.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Second-year WR Scotty Miller received 6 targets which was 2 more than Mike Evans, who had to deal with a hamstring injury and CB Marcus Lattimore matched up against him.
Tennessee Titans: Former top-10 pick WR Corey Davis who was hampered by a groin injury throughout last season tied 2nd-year standout receiver A.J. Brown with 8 targets.
Washington Football Team: Looking for a sleeper waiver wire TE to add going into this week? Look no further than Logan Thomas, a former Virginia Tech QB – who after several years transitioning to tight end in the NFL, now earned a starting job here in Washington. Thomas received 8 targets and scored a TD in his debut.