Steelers' Brown, Bengals' Green showing true colors

So much to get to in today's Target Report for Week 8. We have emerging stars like Antonio Brown, Colts and Broncos WRs (it must be Halloween if these guys are on our list), and we have players who were so impressive with their targets for this week that you'll want them…on your bench. Yes, we'll explain. It's the Target Report, presented by Dr. Loomis' House of Psychiatry: If we can't cure you in five sequels or less, all our treatments are free.

Target analysis

Hakeem Nicks also had ten targets along with A.J. Green. Look, Green is a budding superstar. He's a great No. 2 and even a weak No. 1. His chemistry with Andy Dalton is undeniable and this kind of production will continue. Since it's Halloween, I'll give you something dark to watch out for: eventually he'll hit the rookie wall. Don't expect huge weeks the final month of the season (fantasy playoffs). If you own Green, don't stand still, keep looking for options in case that happens…

We talked about Antonio Brown last week and here we are talking about him again. It means he's arrived. He should be picked up in all formats and started at the flex, even after the byes are over. Ben Roethlisberger trusts him now, and the Steelers are a pass-first team, so you can expect double-digits from him pretty consistently…

Because he's Curtis Painter's favorite target, you have to keep playing Pierre Garcon. I know Reggie Wayne looks like he's back from the abyss but he only had 61 yards receiving and hasn't seen the end zone since Week 1. The same can be said for Sidney Rice -- of those 14 targets he caught just two passes. Teams are overplaying him and no one can get him the football. Both Wayne and Rice should be sits…

Tim Tebow's 39 passing attempts won't continue in Denver, unless they keep getting blown out. Both Eric Decker and Eddie Royal are a little too inconsistent to play right now. Keep Decker on your bench because he showed the flashes earlier on. He may be worthy of being back in your flex spot later on this season. Royal you can pass on, waiver wire-wise. He's never really produced as a WR in Denver and that's not going to suddenly happen…

One thing we know about Greg Little is that he's going to get the targets. One thing we don't know is will he get the catches. He's worth owning and stashing on your bench. With a more favorable matchup he's worth a flex play, but against defenses of the 49ers' caliber, you sit him…

How about Anquan Boldin? He's clearly the top option in Baltimore and now Joe Flacco has been zeroing in on him much more the last couple of weeks. He's a good No. 2 play going forward for now, but be aware - his production sometimes drops off a cliff for weeks at a time. Ride him while he's hot…

Jason Witten led TEs with 12 targets Sunday, and Dallas Clark was second with 10. Clark is still too unreliable to play every week. An intriguing guy is Brent Celek. It's only been two years, but Michael Vick finally looked to him a ton against Dallas, with nine targets. If you have a roster spot available, pick him up and wait and see. It's too early to say play him because he hasn't been fantasy relevant since 2009, but you never know…

See Jason Smith on NFL Fantasy Live, airing Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET on the Red Zone Channel, and Tuesday-Friday on NFL Network at 2 p.m. ET and 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT. He writes fantasy and other NFL pith on NFL.com daily. Talk to him on Twitter @howaboutafresca. He only asks you never bring up when the Jets play poorly.

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