Here is an impressive statistic through the Patriots' first four games: Rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez has been targeted 20 times and has 18 receptions. Just twice that the ball has been thrown in his direction has it not resulted in a completion (vs. Bengals; vs. Bills).
On the flip side, Randy Moss' target percentage stands out as a possible factor in why the team traded him. This is an offense that is at its best when quarterback Tom Brady is going through his progressions and involving everyone. When he seemed to be forcing the ball to Moss (vs. Jets, Week 2), the offense got out of its rhythm.
The numbers also reflect how Wes Welker, who still describes himself as not yet 100 percent, remains a key cog in the attack.
Here is the season's target percentages:
Fred Taylor -- 2 targets/2 catches (100 percent)
Danny Woodhead -- 1 target/1 catch (100 percent)
BenJarvus Green-Ellis -- 1 target/1 catch (100 percent)
Aaron Hernandez -- 20 targets/18 catches (90 percent)
Rob Gronkowski -- 7 targets/6 catches (85.7 percent)
Julian Edelman -- 5 targets/4 catches (80.0 percent)
Brandon Tate -- 14 targets/11 catches (78.5 percent)
Wes Welker -- 34 targets/26 catches (76.4 percent)
Kevin Faulk -- 10 targets/6 catches (60 percent)
Sammy Morris -- 2 targets/1 catch (50.0 percent)
Randy Moss -- 22 targets/9 catches (40.9 percent)
Alge Crumpler -- 1 target/0 catches (0 percent)
Matthew Slater -- 1 target/ 0 catches (0 percent)