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Fantasy football Week 6: Buffalo Bills passing game targets

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Fred Jackson set a Buffalo Bills franchise record on Sunday, providing further evidence that he is the most vital part of the Bills' passing offense in 2014.

Joe Sargent

Another week, another affirmation that 33-year-old running back Fred Jackson is, arguably, the most important piece of the Buffalo Bills' passing offense.

Jackson has now accomplished something that Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas never did in his illustrious career with the Bills: caught six or more passes in three consecutive games. He currently leads the Bills in total receptions on the young season, averaging just over five per game.

As is our weekly custom, here is our updated table, ranking Bills receivers by the percentage of time they are targeted in the passing game when they're on the field. The order you see below did not change much in the first game with Kyle Orton under center, so this should give you a good idea of the major players in Buffalo's passing attack for the foreseeable future.

Pos. Player Snaps Tar %Snap %Tar Stats
RB Fred Jackson 187 33 17.6% 19.1% 26 rec, 228 yds, 1 TD
WR Sammy Watkins 314 44 14.0% 25.4% 24 rec, 284 yds, 2 TD
WR Robert Woods 300 33 11.0% 19.1% 14 rec, 156 yds
WR Mike Williams 167 18 10.8% 10.4% 8 rec, 142 yds, 1 TD
RB C.J. Spiller 136 14 10.3% 8.1% 13 rec, 106 yds, 1 TD
WR Chris Hogan 20 2 10.0% 1.2% 2 rec, 27 yds
TE Scott Chandler 230 19 8.3% 11.0% 13 rec, 137 yds
WR Marquise Goodwin 43 3 7.0% 1.7% 1 rec, 42 yds
FB Frank Summers 83 4 4.8% 2.3% 3 rec, 8 yds
TE Chris Gragg 73 3 4.1% 1.7% 2 rec, 16 yds, 1 TD