Andre Johnson, Houston Texans (145)
He's been targeted at least ten times in eight of the Texans' 13 contests.
Next: New England's Wes Welker (136)
Wes Welker, New England Patriots (105)
With just eight more catches, he'll top his career-best 112 from 2007.
Next: Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne entered the week 18
catches behind Welker. He closed the gap to 13 after five catches on Thursday night.
DeSean Jackson has become a big-play threat in his second NFL season.
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Average Yards Per Catch
DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (18.9)
He's already topped his impressive 2008 rookie season of 912 yards by 35
yards with three games left.
Next: Robert Meachem New Orleans Saints (18.2)
Catches Of 25-Plus Yards
Pierre Garcon, Indianapolis Colts (12)
The second-year player out of Mount Union is similar in size to Reggie Wayne
and is helping the Colts offense stretch the field.
Next: Five receivers have 11 big-play catches--Miles Austin (Dallas Cowboys),
Marques Colston (New Orleans Saints), Randy Moss (New England Patriots), Sidney Rice (Minnesota Vikings), and the Eagles' DeSean Jackson.
Andre Johnson, Houston Texans (1,237)
He rolled up 193 yards last week against the Seahawks.
Next: Wes Welker, at 1,158 yards, is the only other wide receiver above
the 1,100-yard mark.
Yards After The Catch
Wes Welker, New England Patriots (613)
He's one of the most dangerous players to defend after the catch, but a large
part of the reason he's leading this category is that he's caught 105 balls.
Next: Denver's Brandon Marshall at 477 yards.
Average Yards After The Catch
Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants (9.5)
Out of his 685 receiving yards, the rookie has rolled up 361 of them after
Next: Dallas' Miles Austin at 7.7 yards after the catch.
Tight end Vernon Davis has been making some noise in San Francisco.
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Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers (11)
The tight end has more touchdowns this year than he scored over the span of
his first three seasons in the NFL (9).
Next: Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys and Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
have each scored ten times.
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts (65)
He added four more to that total on Thursday night.
Next: Larry Fitzgerald and Wes Welker have 60 as they enter Sunday's action.
Percent of Catches That Move The Chains
Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers (86.2%)
In every game this year except one, Jackson has earned a first down with at
least 75% of his receptions.
Next: A pair of New York Jets receivers, Jerricho Cotchery and Braylon Edwards, are the only other pass-catchers over 80% and are tied at
Most Targeted In The Red Zone
Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles (22)
He's caught 10 of those throws for an average of 8.6 yards per catch and six
Next: Denver's Brandon Marshall (21)
Red Zone Receptions
Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos (13)
Marshall's has pulled in 61.9% of his red zone opportunities.
Next: Houston's Andre Johnson and the New York Giants' Steve Smith have each
grabbed 12 passes in the red zone.
Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is making his red zone catches count.
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Red Zone Touchdowns
Visanthe Shiancoe, Minnesota Vikings (9)
He's only had 12 chances and has scored on nine of them. Nice.
Next: Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald (7). Indianapolis tight end Dallas Clark
caught his 7th on Thursday night.
Steve Smith, New York Giants (34)
Smith has grabbed 70.8% of the passes thrown to him on third down, including
three for scores.
Next: Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins (30)
Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons
The tight end has caught 13 passes of eight yards or more on third down.
Next: The Giants' Steve Smith (12)
Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez and Kellen Winslow of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (27)
Gonzalez has caught 71.1% of his fourth-quarter opportunities while Winslow
has snagged 67.5 percent.
Next: New England's Wes Welker (25)
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