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Reggie Wayne had an insane amount of targets last year. (1 Viewer)

zamboni

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Part of the reason Wayne got so many targets was that he was a trusted option for a rookie QB, compounded by the fact that the rest of the receivers/tight ends were inexperienced.

Floyd will get probably get more targets this year, as will Housler. At the end of the day though, Fitz will get his because he is who he is, not because Arians is in town.

 
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Part of the reason Wayne got so many targets was that he was a trusted option for a rookie QB, compounded by the fact that the rest of the receivers/tight ends were inexperienced.

Floyd will get probably get more targets this year, as will Housler. At the end of the day though, Fitz will get his because he is who he is, not because Arians is in town.
Right...and wrong.

First sentence is true. Second sentence is true but not to the point that it eats into Fitz. Thrid sentence is half true. Arians absolutely WILL affect the targets to Fitz, as will having a real QB, as will having a better o-line, as will having other pieces in place.

Even in the consensus picks of experts (pools of 15-30 fantasy "experts" predicting stats and then grouping them in averages), the typical predicted number of catches for Fitz this year is 100+. That is a LOT of targets. I think it is clear that the experts reading the tea leaves are giving Arians' impact into this major consideration. And why not? 90% of the world thought Wayne was dead before last year and he crushed it all year (2 games with less than 10 fantasy points? Really? That IS consistency.) So, the idea of what he will do with a talent like Fitz and a QB like Palmer is certainly enticing to say the least.

 

famousb

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I think Fitz sees a lot of targets, as he's getting moved all over the formation and he finally has a QB who can get him the ball again.

Hopefully ARZ can establish some semblance of a running game to keep the defenses a little honest so he's not constantly seeing double coverage...

 

silentcoach

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That's gotta bode well for Larry Fitzgerald.
yeah, he likely will be targeted a lot IF the line can hold up.
Depends. Previous to last year Wallace/A.Brown under Arian's offense did not get THAT many targets as Wayne. So, part of it comes down to QB play.

Regardless, Fitz has averaged 9+ targets recently. In this situation, QB play will lead to improvement of Fitzgerald's stats, not the coach.

 
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