Week Eleven Analysis: When facing the Jets, Rams, and Bengals in four games this season, Brian Hartline was targeted an average of five times per contest. All four of those teams boast at least one very good cornerback. In the five other games he played, against modest competition, Hartline is averaging over 12 targets and 120 yards per game. Ryan Tannehill just doesn't look his way when there's a shutdown corner on him. Lucky for Hartline, the Bills don't have a single quality cornerback. In the last six games the Bills have allowed a wide receiver to have 74 or more yards in five games. However, the Bills are suddenly not letting wide receivers to score, as Buffalo has allowed only one touchdown to an opposing wideout in the last three games.
Week Ten Analysis: Brian Hartline has had 12 or more targets, 8 or more catches and 100 or more yards in three games against poor pass defenses this season. In his other five games against better secondaries, Hartline has never topped four receptions and never topped 59 yards. The Dolphins just don't look his way when he has a tough matchup. Luckily for Hartline, he plays a disinterested Tennessee secondary this week. The Titans are tied for the league lead in red zone passing touchdowns allowed, with 14 and have allowed a wide receiver to top 90 yards in four of the last five weeks.
Week Five Analysis: Brian Hartline is blowing the NFL away in receiving yards with 455 in his first four weeks. Most of that comes on the heels of Hartline's 12 catches for 253 yards and a score last week in Arizona. The man Dolphins coaches have compared to Jordy Nelson has now had 50 or more yards in five of his last seven games. Since Ryan Tannehill took over as the quarterback Hartline has been targeted no fewer than eight times per game. The Bengals have only given up three touchdowns to wide receivers this season, but will be facing their fourth first or second-year quarterback this week, so the stats may be a bit misleading.
Week Five Add: Yeah, yeah, I know, where was this advice last week, before Brian Hartline went berserk against a very good Arizona secondary? He set franchise records with his 253 yards, and in doing so, topped the 100 yard mark for the second time in three games. And, it's worth mentioning, his quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, isn't half bad. The kid just broke Dan Marino's team record for rookie passing yards. He's got a big arm, and he's starting to learn to control it. Hartline benefits from a matchup against the battered Cincinnati secondary this week. He's worth a bid of $11.