Hello and welcome to my new weekly article about target share for the 2018 season. Football is back, and it is glorious.
Target share is a wonderful statistic for many reasons. It holds information about a player’s opportunity and is more consistent both on a year-to-year and week-to-week basis than targets, and just about everything else. As we know, targets equal points in fantasy football.
In other words, target share can be relied upon more than most statistics. If a player has a high target share, he is getting a lot of opportunity. But he is also probably going to get that high opportunity again – which is even better.
However, looking into it for this column, it strikes me how much information is behind target share, hidden like fossils and gems that we can benefit from as well.
So, as well as breaking down the changes and surprises in target share, I want to mention some of those hidden gems. They may give us an edge in week-to-week decisions, as well as long-term ramifications for our dynasty teams.
Enough preamble. Let’s get to it.
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