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It’s time to start breaking down the good, bad and ugly coming out of Week 1 of the NFL season. As always, we here Inside The Dome like to highlight the leading targets and monitor pass distribution to note trends. And, while we can make a judgment and perhaps draw a distinction between the second and third options in a team’s receiving corps, it’s important not to overreact to the early data points. Remember, the NFL scheduling mechanism puts a load of top-notch games on the board early.

Let’s take a look at the Week 1 Target Leaders as we get out of the gate in 2013. For all of the hype about speed receivers and new impact options, note that the top three players on the board have been NFL staples for years.

Rank Player Team Targets Completion
1. Anquan Boldin SF 16 13
2. Andre Johnson HOU 15 12
3. Larry Fitzgerald ARI 14 8
3. Brian Hartline MIA 14 9
3. Danny Amendola NE 14 10
6. Vincent Jackson TB 13 7
6. A.J. Green CIN 13 9
6. Kenbrell Thompkins NE 13 4
9. Emmanuel Sanders PIT 12 7
10. Wes Welker DEN 11 9
10. Pierre Garcon WAS 11 7
10. Miles Austin DAL 11 10
13. Demaryius Thomas DEN 10 5
13. Cecil Shorts III JAX 10 3
13. Brandon Gibson MIA 10 7
13. Jordy Nelson GB 10 7
13. Brandon Marshall CHI 10 8
18. Julian Edelman NE 9 7
18. Santana Moss WAS 9 5
18. Andre Roberts ARI 9 8
18. Torrey Smith BAL 9 4
18. DeSean Jackson PHI 9 7
18. Davone Bess CLE 9 5
24. Jerome Simpson MIN 8 7
24. Calvin Johnson DET 8
24. Mike Williams TB 8 4
24. Dez Bryant DAL 8 4
24. Hakeem Nicks NYG 8 5
24. Travis Benjamin CLE 8 3
24. Rod Streater OAK 8 5
24. Brandon Stokley BAL 8 4
24. Greg Little CLE 8 4
24. Julio Jones ATL 8 7
24. Reggie Wayne IND 8 8
24. Doug Baldwin SEA 8 7
36. Randall Cobb GB 7 7
36. Ace Sanders JAX 7 3
36. Alshon Jeffery CHI 7 5
36. Victor Cruz NYG 7 5
36. Tavon Austin STL 7 6
36. Steve Smith CAR 7 6
36. Denarius Moore OAK 7 5
36. Eric Decker DEN 7 2
36. Jerricho Cotchery PIT 7 4