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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 11.25.14 at 7:00 am ET
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Brandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat — a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback — it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’€™s a look at the target breakdown after 11 regular-season games this year

WR Julian Edelman: 70 catches on 102 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 58 catches on 90 targets
WR Brandon LaFell: 48 catches on 79 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 43 catches on 62 targets
TE Tim Wright: 23 catches on 26 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 11 catches on 19 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 6 catches on 11 targets
FB James Develin: 6 catches on 7 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 4 catches on 5 targets
RB James White: 3 catches on 3 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 3 catches on 4 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 2 catches on 4 targets
TE Michael Hoomananwanui: 2 catches on 3 targets
WR Brian Tyms: 1 catch on 4 targets
RB Jonas Gray: 0 catches on 1 target

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 11.18.14 at 6:00 am ET
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Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat ‘€” a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback ‘€” it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’€™s a look at the target breakdown after 10 regular-season games this year.

WR Julian Edelman: 59 catches on 87 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 53 catches on 80 targets
WR Brandon LaFell: 39 catches on 67 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 36 catches on 54 targets
TE Tim Wright: 18 catches on 20 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 11 catches on 18 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 6 catches on 11 targets
FB James Develin: 6 catches on 7 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 4 catches on 5 targets
RB James White: 3 catches on 3 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 3 catches on 4 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 2 catches on 4 targets
TE Michael Hoomananwanui: 2 catches on 3 targets
WR Brian Tyms: 1 catch on 4 targets
RB Jonas Gray: 0 catches on 1 target

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 11.04.14 at 5:30 am ET
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Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat — a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback — it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’€™s a look at the target breakdown after nine regular-season games this year.

WR Julian Edelman: 54 catches on 79 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 49 catches on 75 targets
WR Brandon LaFell: 36 catches on 63 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 32 catches on 50 targets
TE Tim Wright: 17 catches on 18 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 9 catches on 16 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 6 catches on 11 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 4 catches on 5 targets
FB James Develin: 6 catches on 6 targets
RB James White: 3 catches on 3 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 3 catches on 4 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 2 catches on 4 targets
TE Michael Hoomananwanui: 2 catches on 2 targets
WR Brian Tyms: 1 catch on 2 targets
RB Jonas Gray: 0 catches on 1 target

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 10.28.14 at 12:41 pm ET
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Tim Wright

Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat –€” a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback –€” it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’€™s a look at the target breakdown after eight regular-season games this year.

WR Julian Edelman: 45 catches on 69 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 40 catches on 65 targets
WR Brandon LaFell: 30 catches on 50 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 27 catches on 40 targets
TE Tim Wright: 17 catches on 18 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 7 catches on 13 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 6 catches on 11 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 4 catches on 5 targets
FB James Develin: 4 catches on 4 targets
RB James White: 3 catches on 3 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 3 catches on 4 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 2 catches on 4 targets
TE Michael Hoomananwanui: 2 catches on 2 targets
WR Brian Tyms: 1 catch on 2 targets

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 10.18.14 at 3:04 pm ET
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Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat — a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback — it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’€™s a look at the target breakdown after seven regular-season games this year.

WR Julian Edelman: 44 catches on 65 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 31 catches on 56 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 24 catches on 35 targets
WR Brandon LaFell: 19 catches on 39 targets
TE Tim Wright: 10 catches on 11 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 6 catches on 11 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 5 catches on 11 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 4 catches on 5 targets
FB James Develin: 4 catches on 4 targets
RB James White: 3 catches on 3 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 3 catches on 4 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 2 catches on 4 targets
TE Michael Hoomananwanui: 2 catches on 2 targets
WR Brian Tyms: 1 catch on 2 targets

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Target Practice: Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 10.13.14 at 2:03 pm ET
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Brandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat ‘€“€” a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback — it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’€™s a look at the target breakdown after six regular-season games this year.

WR Julian Edelman: 40 catches on 56 targets (71 percent)
TE Rob Gronkowski: 26 catches on 46 targets (60 percent)
WR Brandon LaFell: 15 catches on 34 targets (44 percent)
RB Shane Vereen: 19 catches on 27 targets (70 percent)
TE Tim Wright: 10 catches on 11 targets (90 percent)
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 6 catches on 11 targets (54 percent)
WR Danny Amendola: 4 catches on 8 targets (50 percent)
RB Stevan Ridley: 4 catches on 5 targets (80 percent)
FB James Develin: 4 catches on 4 targets (100 percent)
RB James White: 3 catches on 3 targets (100 percent)
WR Aaron Dobson: 3 catches on 4 targets (75 percent)
TE Michael Hoomananwanui: 2 catches on 2 targets (100 percent)
RB Brandon Bolden: 1 catch on 3 targets (33 percent)
WR Brian Tyms: 1 catch on 2 targets (50 percent)

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Tracking opportunities in Patriots passing game 10.07.14 at 7:30 am ET
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Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat –€” a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback –€” it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’€™€™s a look at the target breakdown after five regular-season games this year.

WR Julian Edelman: 31 catches on 44 targets
TE Rob Gronkowski: 19 catches on 37 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 18 catches on 24 targets
WR Brandon LaFell: 11 catches on 28 targets
TE Tim Wright: 9 catches on 10 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 6 catches on 11 targets
WR Danny Amendola: 4 catches on 8 targets
RB James White: 3 catches on 3 targets
FB James Develin: 3 catches on 3 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 3 catches on 4 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 2 catches on 3 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 1 catch on 3 targets
TE Michael Hoomananwanui: 1 catch on 1 target

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