Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A look at Tom Brady's top targets through six games

Tom Brady is spreading the ball around this season, having connected with 14 different players and throwing to 15 through six games.

As expected, Julian Edelman has been the New England Patriots quarterback's go-to guy, with Rob Gronkowski taking the obvious runner-up spot. WEEI's Christopher Price notes, however, that another pass-catcher has been making his presence felt--particularly when it comes to efficiency.
"One thing that has stood out over the course of the last few weeks is that while Julian Edelman has maintained his spot as the top target, Danny Amendola has continued to rise through the ranks, all while maintaining an impressive catch rate," writes Price. "Amendola’s 81 percent is tops among all players with at least 10 targets."
Here's how the top-four catchers have panned out so far, according to Price. (click the link at the end to see the full list.)
WR Julian Edelman: 45 catches on 66 targets (68 percent)
TE Rob Gronkowski: 34 catches on 54 targets (63 percent)
RB Dion Lewis: 26 catches on 36 targets (72 percent)
WR Danny Amendola: 25 catches on 31 targets (81 percent)

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