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Targets: Welker in a landslide

10/8/2011

A look at the target percentage of Patriots' pass-catchers through the first four weeks of the season, while noting the disparity in which Wes Welker has been targeted compared to others:

TE Aaron Hernandez -- 18 targets/14 catches (77.7 percent)

RB Danny Woodhead -- 8 targets/6 catches (75 percent)

WR Wes Welker -- 57 targets/40 catches (70.1 percent)

TE Rob Gronkowski -- 27 targets/18 catches (66.6 percent)

RB Stevan Ridley -- 3 targets/2 catches (66.6 percent)

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis -- 3 targets/2 catches (66.6 percent)

WR Chad Ochocinco -- 11 targets/7 catches (63.6 percent)

WR Deion Branch -- 26 targets/16 catches (61.5 percent)

WR Julian Edelman -- 6 targets/3 catches (50 percent)

WR Matthew Slater -- 3 targets/1 catch (33.0 percent)

FB Dane Fletcher -- 1 target/0 catches (0 percent)