Receiver notes

October, 30, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

ESPN Stats & Information spends hours and hours reviewing NFL games, in part so I can pass on their stuff and look smart.

Here are some updated receiver numbers that touch on the division.
  • Andre Johnson is tied with Randy Moss as the most targeted receiver in the NFL. They’ve each been thrown to 67 times in seven games. Reggie Wayne is seventh at 57, and the Colts have played only six games.
  • Rookie Mike Thomas is third in overall catch percentage, with 14 catches in 17 chances (82 percent). He trails only Greg Camarillo of Miami (90) and Danny Amendola of St. Louis (88). Houston’s Kevin Walter is tied for fifth at 78 percent.
  • In the red zone, Larry Fitzgerald (11), Chad Ochocinco (nine) and Moss (nine) are the most targeted receivers in the league. Nate Washington and Austin Collie have been thrown to eight times each. Washington has the best catch percentage of the eight top guys, at 88.
  • Washington’s 80 percent catch rate on third down is third best in the league.
  • Torry Holt's 60 percent catch rate for passes over 20 yards (minimum five targets) is tied for second best in the league.
  • Six receivers in the NFL have been targeted five times or more with passes of 20 yards or more and failed to catch any of them. Two of them are Titans -- Justin Gage (0-for-6) and Washington (0-for-6).

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