On Target: Previewing Week 1
On Target: Previewing Week 1

This article is part of our On Target series.

We are back for another year of On Target; in this space every week, we will analyze a variety of pass catchers. Wide receivers, tight ends and even pass catching running backs will all be fair game for analysis in this column.

Week 1 is probably the most interesting for projection because we have so little to go off of. We have convinced ourselves all offseason that we know exactly what will happen over the course of the year and in the first games of the season, but there will be developments we can't possibly see unfolding in every game. With that in mind, let's take a look at a group of players to monitor in the first games of the season.

The Chiefs Wide Receiver Trio

Albert Wilson, Chris Conley, and Tyreek Hill are all talented wide receivers. Wilson was a productive small-school wide receiver who fits in the Jeremy Maclin sort of mold, but he saw only 51 targets last year. Conley almost broke my athletic models when he came into the league from Georgia but much like Wilson, has only 61 receptions to his name. Perhaps the largest mystery is Hill, who could either be one of the most over-drafted players of the offseason or a screaming value. Watching the snaps played, target distribution and average depth of targets for these three is what will be most interesting to me Thursday night.

Kendall Wright

Despite being almost prodigiously untalented, Wright has himself positioned as a

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Davis Mattek
Davis Mattek has played DFS for a living for over a year and began in the fantasy sports industry in 2012. He is a member of the FSTA and FSWA.
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