In this article we break down the snap counts of all the fantasy relevant players for each week. Each team has a snap count chart with the percentage of total snaps played and below that you will find notes for each position group on anything that author Andrew Cooper found interesting (which running backs played more pass downs, whether tight ends ran routes or blocked on pass plays, which wide receivers lined up in the slot, who might have been injured, etc.). For more analytics driven fantasy takes, follow Andrew Cooper on Twitter @CoopAFiasco.

 

49ers

Team Snaps   69  
    Snaps Snap %
Jerick McKinnon RB 35 50.4%
Jamycal Hasty RB 29 41.7%
Kyle Juszczyk RB 27 38.9%
Brandon Aiyuk WR 63 90.7%
Kendrick Bourne WR 60 86.3%
Trent Taylor WR 35 50.4%
Dante Pettis WR 3 4.3%
George Kittle TE 46 66.2%
Ross Dwelley TE 39 56.1%

WR: The 49ers have had a brutal season injury-wise. The set up when everyone is healthy would be Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk out the outside with Kendrick Bourne in the slot. Deebo Samuel is currently out which has moved Kendrik Bourne into an outside role (12 snaps in slot, 47 out wide) with Trent Taylor in the slot. Hard to trust anyone outside Aiyuk but Bourne would be the next bet.

RB: Just like Raheem Mostert , Tevin Coleman made his debut from injury and promptly left with an injury. Jerick McKinnon was the guy on pass plays (29 to 15) while Jamycal Hasty got most of the running work (12 to 4). 

TE: The biggest loss was George Kittle who broke a bone in his foot and will now miss 8 weeks. With Jordan Reed potentially returning from injury week 9, he becomes a must add if you don’t have a top tight end. There is no other tight end with his talent level with this clear of a path to top two on their team in targets. 

Bears

Team Snaps   70  
    Snaps Snap %
David Montgomery RB 59 84.7%
Ryan Nall RB 2 2.9%
Allen Robinson WR 68 97.6%
Darnell Mooney WR 65 93.3%
Anthony Miller WR 53 76.0%
Cordarrelle Patterson WR 10 14.3%
Javon Wims WR 9 12.9%
Jimmy Graham TE 44 63.1%
Cole Kmet TE 30 43.0%

WR: As we mentioned last week, this team has things sorted out for now. ARob and Darnell Mooney play nearly every snap on the outside. Anthony Miller comes in to play slot when they go three wide.

RB:  David Montgomery is getting nearly every snap at running back. Cordarelle Patterson mixed in on a couple pass plays but Montgomery got nearly every carry. You at least don’t have to worry about him having to split touches.

TE: Jimmy Graham ran 28 routes - next closed was Cole Kmet. Graham is still the guy but Kmet’s usage has actually been creeping up. If anything, this likely won’t result in Kmet being relevant this year but neither of them being relevant. Graham needs to catch more than 2 of 7 targets.

Bengals

Team Snaps   73  
    Snaps Snap %
Gio Bernard RB 47 64.4%
Samaje Perine RB 24 32.9%
A.J. Green WR 62 84.9%
Tee Higgins WR 57 78.1%
Tyler Boyd WR 55 75.3%
Auden Tate WR 33 45.2%
Mike Thomas WR 6 8.2%
Alex Erickson WR 1 1.4%
Drew Sample TE 62 84.9%
Cethan Carter TE 16 21.9%
Mason Schreck TE 2 2.7%

WR: Same as last week. Tee Higgins and AJ Green outside, Tyler Boyd in the slot. Predictability is good for fantasy football.

RB: We had expressed a little concern that Samaje Perine might vulture some carries and that came to fruition this week with 20 carries including a goal line TD. If Mixon is still out following the bye, Gio is a must start but they expect Mixon back.

TE: Drew Sample is still playing nearly the whole game and he’s still not giving you much. Too many other, better pass catchers. This week he ran 27 routes but was asked to block on 6 pass plays while guys like Boyd and Green ran 37 and 39 routes, respectively. 

Bills

Team Snaps   58  
    Snaps Snap %
Zack Moss RB 31 53.4%
Devin Singletary RB 28 48.3%
Stefon Diggs WR 53 91.4%
John Brown WR 47 81.0%
Cole Beasley WR 36 62.1%
Gabriel Davis WR 35 60.3%
Tyler Kroft TE 37 63.8%

WR: As expected, John Brown and Stefon Diggs plays most of the snaps while Cole Beasely and Gabriel Davis split time in the slot. While Brown and Diggs are healthy the upside for Beasley and Davis are capped.

RB:  The nightmare split roles on. 9 routes and 15 carries for Moss, 8 routes and 14 carries for Singletary. Moss got the goalline work but who knows if that is by design or just the way it worked out? 

TE: With Dawson Knox still out, Tyler Kroft started but he only ran 12 routes. That’s not going to do it.

Browns

Team Snaps   49  
    Snaps Snap %
Kareem Hunt RB 42 85.7%
D'Ernest Johnson RB 6 12.2%
Jarvis Landry WR 38 77.6%
Rashard Higgins WR 35 71.4%
Khadarel Hodge WR 34 69.4%
Donovan Peoples-Jones WR 4 8.2%
Taywan Taylor WR 3 6.1%
       
Harrison Bryant TE 39 79.6%
David Njoku TE 29 59.2%
Stephen Carlson TE 9 18.4%

WR: Khadarel Hodge returned to take the spot he was occupying prior to injury on the outside. With no Odell, Rashard Higgins was on the other side. Jarvis Landry manned the slot and moved to the outside in two WR sets. Landry is the most reliable followed by Higgins. 

RB: Kareem Hunt dominated the snaps. Only the return of Nick Chubb should change that. 

TE:  Austin Hooper becomes an interesting stash going into the bye week. The main reason we didn’t like him coming into the season was that every top 5 tight end for 5 years now has been a top 2 target in their offense. Now with Odell out, there is a window for Hooper to rack up some targets. That said, Stefanski still wants to run a “run-first” offense so his ceiling isn’t as high as it could be.

Buccaneers

Team Snaps   70  
    Snaps Snap %
Leonard Fournette RB 51 72.9%
Ronald Jones RB 17 24.3%
Mike Evans WR 63 90.0%
Scott Miller WR 53 75.7%
Jaydon Mickens WR 44 62.9%
Tyler Johnson WR 35 50.0%
Rob Gronkowski TE 50 71.4%
Cameron Brate TE 12 17.1%

WR: A trend has emerged the last two weeks that we’ve yet to see with Mike Evans . In the first 6 games Mike Evans played 101 snaps from the slot or 16.8 per game. During that span he played 241 snaps split out wide (so only 25% of his snaps came in the slot. The last two games, he’s played 32 and 30 slot snaps for a slot percentage of about 50%. Given how Bruce Arians’s offense have used Larry Fitzgerald and Chris Godwin in the slot, this is a good thing for Evans. Scotty Miller is the next best option at WR but he should be usurped by Antonio Brown and the return of Chris Godwin . Per Bruce Arians himself, Antonio Brown likely won’t get a full workload right off the bat but he could play anywhere from ~10 snaps to ~35 depending on how many plays they run as a team.

RB: Whelp, Bruce Arians once again showed that he’s one of the most fickle coaches in the league. Despite starting, Ronald Jones fumbled and was promptly benched. Arians’s dog house is a notorious place so it’s hard to trust him now.

TE: Ever since Gronk made comments about “being a blocker” his usage has been pretty good so perhaps the squeaky wheel does get the grease. He ran 29 routes this week and only pass blocked once. Once Evans, AB, and Godwin are back up and running targets could be thin but for now he’s a decent start.

Broncos

Team Snaps   65  
    Snaps Snap %
Melvin Gordon RB 36 55.4%
Phillip Lindsay RB 29 44.6%
DaeSean Hamilton WR 61 93.8%
Jerry Jeudy WR 58 89.2%
K.J. Hamler WR 52 80.0%
Noah Fant TE 51 78.5%
Albert Okwuegbunam TE 16 24.6%

WR: With Tim Patrick out the Broncos made a pretty big change to how they operate. Jerry Jeudy had played primarily from the slot but moved to split end for this week with no Patrick, only running 4 routes from the slot. Instead fellow rookie KJ Hamler ran 34 routes from the slot while DaeSean Hamilton played opposite Jeudy on the outside. When Patrick returns, Jeudy likely moves back to the slot and one of Hamilton or Hamler take the hit in snaps.

RB: Gordon and Lindsay split running snaps but Gordon once again got more passing work. Gordon is the guy you want for the time being. 

TE: Noah Fant resumed his spot as the full time tight end. It’s clear that Nick Vannett is more of a blocking TE (8 blocking, 3 routes) compared to Okwuegbunam (1 blocking, 15 routes).

Cardinals

BYE

Cowboys

Team Snaps   79  
    Snaps Snap %
Ezekiel Elliott RB 62 78.5%
Tony Pollard RB 17 21.5%
Michael Gallup WR 69 87.3%
Amari Cooper WR 59 74.7%
CeeDee Lamb WR 37 46.8%
Cedrick Wilson WR 19 24.1%
Noah Brown WR 16 20.3%
Dalton Schultz TE 75 94.9%

WR: The Cowboys had a fairly consolidated snap share with Gallup and Amari on the outside and CeeDee in the slot though Cedrick Wilso did mix in for some snaps at the expense of Lamb. Sometimes when backup QBs come in they have some plays that have worked with other backups in practice so perhaps Wilson played more out of familiarity with DiNucci. Don’t expect Wlson to be relevant without an injury to other WRs there.

RB:  Zeke’s usage is ideal as usual but running is the luxury of the winning team and this team is far off from winning.

TE:  Based on his spot on the target totem pole, Schultz is not an option in this current iteration of the offense. It doesn’t help that he was asked to stay in and block on 8 pass plays.

Chargers

Team Snaps   87  
    Snaps Snap %
Justin Jackson RB 41 47.10%
Joshua Kelley RB 21 24.10%
Troymaine Pope   RB 25 28.70%
Keenan Allen WR 85 97.70%
Mike Williams WR 76 87.40%
Jalen Guyton WR 10 11.50%
Hunter Henry TE 84 96.60%


RB:  Justin Jackson is clearly the preferred pass blocker of the group, blocking on 7 pass plays compared to Pope (0) and Kelley (1). Pass blocking skills get you extra opportunities which is why Jackson out snapped the others. WR: There were a lot of snaps to go around for the Chargers this week but they decided to essentially play the same pass catchers for almost all of it. Keenan Allen played 85 of 87 snaps (52 in the slot). Jalen Guyton and Mike Williams both played 76 snaps out the outside. 

TE:  Hunter Henry played 84 of 87 snaps. Unfortunately he blocked on 9 of his 49 pass plays but his usage still puts him in the upper echelon of tight ends.

Chiefs

Team Snaps   66  
    Snaps Snap %
Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB 33 50.1%
Le'Veon Bell RB 17 25.8%
Darrel Williams RB 8 12.1%
Tyreek Hill WR 50 75.9%
Mecole Hardman WR 45 68.3%
Byron Pringle WR 37 56.2%
Demarcus Robinson WR 36 54.7%
Travis Kelce TE 50 75.9%
Nick Keizer TE 19 28.9%
Deon Yelder TE 16 24.3%

WR:  Tyreek Hill played the most snaps of the WRs per usual and had a nice easy day. Mecole Hardman, Byron Pringle , and Demarcus Robinson all got some work in a game that was well in hand. Typically with Sammy Watkins out, Demarcus Robinson plays split end and Hill plays slot/flanker which leaves Hardman and Pringle to rotate the remaining snaps.

RB: We had thought that CEH would cede pass work to Le’Veon Bell but CEH played 27 pass snaps to only 11 for Bell. They both split carries. This backfield could shake up to be a nightmare.

TE: Travis Kelce is the best tight end in the league.  

Colts

Team Snaps   77  
    Snaps Snap %
Jordan Wilkins RB 39 50.6%
Jonathan Taylor RB 26 33.8%
Nyheim Hines RB 16 20.8%
Zach Pascal WR 59 76.6%
Marcus Johnson WR 48 62.3%
Michael Pittman WR 45 58.4%
T.Y. Hilton WR 28 36.4%
Ashton Dulin WR 9 11.7%
Jack Doyle TE 45 58.4%
Trey Burton TE 39 50.6%
Mo Alie-Cox TE 32 41.6%

WR:  Michael Pittman Jr. made his return but he did not resume his normal role. Prior to injury he had played 130 snaps out wide and only 8 in the slot in three games. This week he played 23 slot snaps and 22 out wide. Zach Pascal had been the primary slot player and this week he played 36 slot snaps, 14 out wide. With a healthy TY Hilton, we would expect Pittman to play split end with TY at flanker and Pascal at slot but hard to say for sure given this week.

RB: Per Phillip Rivers, Jonathan Taylor was “nicked up” which opened the door for Jordan Wilkins to have a big day. Nyheim Hines played his typical third down receiver role and made the most of it but still isn’t getting reliable snaps. 

TE: Jack Doyle is still the every down tight end but he only ran 14 routes while blocking on 31 plays. Trey Burton ran 15 routes and also got his wildcat goal line play, which he scored on again. Burton is the one you want. Mo Alie-Cox continues as a blocking TE with 22 plays blocking, 10 routes.

Dolphins

Team Snaps   49  
    Snaps Snap %
Myles Gaskin RB 43 87.8%
Matt Breida RB 8 16.3%
Preston Williams WR 44 89.8%
DeVante Parker WR 29 59.2%
Jakeem Grant WR 16 32.7%
Durham Smythe TE 32 65.3%
Adam Shaheen TE 16 32.7%
Mike Gesicki TE 28 57.1%

WR:  It was a strange game given then Dolphins defensive dominance. DeVante Parker made his return from a groin injury but played sparingly. He and Preston Williams played the outside while Isaiah Ford split the slot with Gesicki. Surprisingly, Ford was traded to the Patriots shortly before the deadline. More on that below. 

RB: Myles Gaskin played the bulk of the snaps as he has for most of the season but he ended up leaving the game with a knee injury and was promptly placed on IR.  Given what we know about the rest of the guys in the backfield, Jordan Howard is likely the best short yardage runner but he's struggled with pass catching his entire career.  Matt Breida is the front-runner to handle pass catching duties while Patrick Laird has proven capable in the past as well.

TE: The big winner of the Isaiah Ford trade is Mike Gesicki . This year, Ford led the team in slot routes run with 155, Gesicki was second with 135, and DeVante Parker was a distant third at 46. Now with Ford out of the way, Gesicki has a clear path to the big slot in Chan Gailey’s offense.

Eagles

Team Snaps   63  
    Snaps Snap %
Boston Scott RB 41 65.1%
Corey Clement RB 20 31.7%
Jason Huntley RB 2 3.2%
Greg Ward WR 59 93.7%
Travis Fulgham WR 59 93.7%
Jalen Reagor WR 46 73.0%
John Hightower WR 10 15.9%
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR 5 7.9%
Dallas Goedert TE 53 84.1%
Richard Rodgers TE 16 25.4%
Jason Croom TE 1 1.6%

WR: Jalen Reagor made his return and played a pretty decent snap share. In two wide receiver sets it was Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward and then Ward moved into the slot in three WR sets. Moving forward we expect it to be Fulgham and Reagor on the outside. 

RB: With Miles Sanders out again it was Boston Scott running the show with Corey Clement mixing in. Scott is a start until Sanders returns.

TE:  Dallas Goedert returned and played 59 snaps. He played 34 pass plays but was asked to block on 5. He'll be a startable asset until Zach Ertz returns. 

Falcons

Team Snaps   70  
    Snaps Snap %
Todd Gurley RB 36 51.4%
Brian Hill RB 25 35.7%
Qadree Ollison RB 8 11.4%
Julio Jones WR 58 82.9%
Russell Gage WR 39 55.7%
Christian Blake WR 38 54.3%
Calvin Ridley WR 23 32.9%
Hayden Hurst TE 56 80.0%

WR:  Calvin Ridley left the game with a foot injury. When Julio has been out, Olamide Zaccheaus was the fill in but it seems that Christian Blake was the one that took over in Ridley’s absence. It’s not unusual for teams to have direct understudies at each position as we’ve seen this exact thing from the Eagles and Cowboys in the past. So, if Ridley misses time, it might actually be Christian Blake playing flanker with Julio at split end and Russell Gage in the slot.

RB: Todd Gurley was the man and Brian Hill was the change of pace back. Hill is a clear handcuff to Gurley but he doesn’t necessarily have standalone value.

TE:  If Calvin Ridley misses significant time and no one steps up after Julio Jones , Hurst could have a path to a higher target share. He’s still a low upside play but he has a decent floor with no Ridley.

Giants

Team Snaps   74  
    Snaps Snap %
Wayne Gallman RB 32 43.2%
Dion Lewis RB 21 28.4%
Elijhaa Penny RB 3 4.1%
Darius Slay ton WR 68 91.9%
Sterling Shepard WR 52 70.3%
Golden Tate WR 38 51.4%
Evan Engram TE 61 82.4%
Kaden Smith TE 42 56.8%
Levine Toilolo TE 21 28.4%

WR: Slayton and Shepard were on the outsides with Golden Tate in the slot, splitting snaps with Evan Engram . Tate does not get enough use to be relevant.

RB:  Wayne Gallman was the starter - Alfred Morris mixed in on run plays and Dion Lewis mixed in on pass plays. Devonta Freeman should take back the backfield at some point..

TE: Evan Engram once again had ideal usage for a tight end - his 61 snaps and 42 routes were second only to Slayton in both categories. He’s worth a start every week, especially with the Redskins and Eagles coming up.

Jaguars

BYE

Jets

Team Snaps   57  
    Snaps Snap %
  RB 28 49.1%
Frank Gore RB 22 38.6%
Ty Johnson RB 6 10.5%
Denzel Mims WR 55 96.5%
Braxton Berrios WR 48 84.2%
Jeff Smith WR 48 84.2%
Christopher Herndon TE 40 70.2%

WR: Jeff Smith returns to man the outside opposite of Denzel Mims. Braxton Berrios played Jamison Crowder ’s role in the slot.

RB:  Frank Gore got the start once again but La’Mical Perine got the extra work in the passing game. He’s the one you want of the two given his usage in the pass.

TE:  Chris Herndon played 40 snaps. He played 25 pass snaps and blocked on 7 of them, meaning he only ran 18 routes and blocked on 22 routes. That’s why the scheme is important. Adam Gase is what makes Herndon irrelevant for fantasy.

Lions

Team Snaps   61  
    Snaps Snap %
D'Andre Swift RB 38 62.3%
Adrian Peterson RB 12 19.7%
Kerryon Johnson RB 11 18.0%
Marvin Jones WR 60 98.4%
Marvin Hall WR 42 68.9%
Danny Amendola WR 41 67.2%
Kenny Golladay WR 18 29.5%
T.J. Hockenson TE 45 73.8%
Jesse James TE 20 32.8%

WR: Kenny Golladay left the game with an injury and it was Marvin Hall who stepped up in his absence, playing opposite of Marvin Jones . Danny Amendola played his typical slot role. Quentez Cephus played the Golladay role in his absence last time - he was a healthy scratch this week but he may see an expanded role this week. Hard to trust anyone outside of Marvin Jones .

RB: Looking at the box score, you may be surprised to find that D’Andre Swift drastically out snapped the outer running backs. He only got one more carry than Adrian Peterson but he played 32 pass plays compared to 6 for AP and 11 for Kerryon. This is encouraging.

TE:  TJ Hockenson ran 35 routes and only blocked on 10 plays (3 pass and 7 running). With Golladay out he has top 5 tight end potential.

Packers

Team Snaps   75  
    Snaps Snap %
Jamaal Williams RB 64 85.3%
Tyler Ervin RB 20 26.7%
A.J. Dillon RB 10 13.3%
Davante Adams WR 71 94.7%
Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR 62 82.7%
Equanimeous St. Brown WR 22 29.3%
Darrius Shepherd WR 19 25.3%
Robert Tonyan TE 46 61.3%
Jace Sternberger TE 28 37.3%

WR: Davante Adams was the feature attraction once again while Marquez Valdes-Scantling lined up opposite of him on the outside. The big surprise was Equanimeous St. Brown playing a good chunk of slot snaps though he did have a hard time reeling a couple in, drawing some looks from Rodgers. Allen Lazard should be returning soon to be the second target after Adams.

RB: Aaron Jones is out and now Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon have COVID. It will be Dexter Williams in the primary running role with Tyler Ervin mixing in on pass plays until those guys are back healthy.

TE:  Robert Tonyan had a decent outing despite less than ideal usage (he blocked on 7 of his 33 pass plays). When Adams, Lazard, Aaron Jones , and Jamaal Williams are healthy he’s not a focal point of the offense but while those guys miss time he’s worth a spot start here or there if you need him.

Panthers

Team Snaps   54  
    Snaps Snap %
Mike Davis RB 46 85.3%
D.J. Moore WR 48 89.0%
Robby Anderson WR 45 83.4%
Curtis Samuel WR 41 76.0%
Ian Thomas TE 40 74.2%
Chris Manhertz TE 19 35.2%

WR: DJ Moore and Robby Anderson on the outside with Curtis Samuel in the slot. That has been the formula. 

RB: Any time CMC is out then Mike Davis is the guy. He played 46 out of 54 snaps which is the best you’re going to get.

TE:  Ian Thomas gets good usage - he ran 31 routes and blocked on zero pass plays. He’s simply not a focal point of this pass attack.

Patriots

Team Snaps   65  
    Snaps Snap %
Rex Burkhead RB 32 49.2%
James White RB 31 47.7%
Damien Harris RB 20 30.8%
Damiere Byrd WR 65 100.0%
Jakobi Meyers WR 64 98.5%
Gunner Olszewski WR 42 64.6%
Ryan Izzo TE 48 73.8%

WR: With N’Keal Harry and Julian Edelman out it was Damiere Byrd and Jakobi Meyers at split end and flanker and Gunner Olszewski in the slot. Isaiah Ford joins the mess now but hard to consider any of them.

RB: Typical split backfield. James White played his pass catching role. Damien Harris played his primary running role. And Rex Burkhead did a little of everything. Business as usual.

TE:  Ryan Izzo was the starting tight end  - he ran 12 routes, blocked on 9 pass plays, and blocked on 27 run plays. Useless for fantasy.

Raiders

Team Snaps   72  
    Snaps Snap %
Josh Jacobs RB 48 66.7%
Jalen Richard RB 14 19.4%
Devontae Booker RB 10 13.9%
Nelson Agholor WR 56 77.8%
Henry Ruggs WR 54 75.0%
Hunter Renfrow WR 15 20.8%
Jason Witten TE 38 52.8%
Foster Moreau TE 31 43.1%
Darren Waller TE 56 1.4%

WR: Same as last week - Ruggs and Agholor were the outside guys. Hunter Renfrow was in the slot but they used a ton of two tight end sets which limited his usage.

RB:  Jacobs is the man here.

TE: Darren Waller played more snaps than any of the wide receivers. Witten and Moreau are othing more than blocking tight ends. Based on the usage, if something were to happen to Waller, we’d want Moreau.

Rams

Team Snaps   95  
    Snaps Snap %
Malcolm Brown RB 57 60.0%
Cam Akers RB 20 21.1%
Darrell Henderson RB 18 18.9%
Cooper Kupp WR 92 96.8%
Robert Woods WR 88 92.6%
Josh Reynolds WR 77 81.1%
Van Jefferson WR 14 14.7%
Tyler Higbee TE 57 60.0%
Gerald Everett TE 52 54.7%

WR: The Rams ran an absurd 95 offensive plays which led to an obnoxious number of targets for Cooper Kupp . It was Woods and Reynolds on the edge with Kupp in the slot.

RB: Darrell Henderson was out there for the first snap of the game meaning he was the “starter” but Malcolm Brown played more pass plays (47 to 9) and got more carries (10 to 8). Malcolm Brown was asked to block on an absurd 19 pass plays which might explain why he saw so much action. Cam Akers actually got some touches but he needs to get hot to be worth owning.

TE: Tyler Higbee ran 24 routes and blocked on 33 plays. Gerald Everett ran 29 routes and blocked on 23 plays. Everett is the one you want if you need to start one.

Ravens

Team Snaps   82  
    Snaps Snap %
J.K. Dobbins RB 54 65.9%
Gus Edwards RB 26 31.7%
Marquise Brown WR 77 93.9%
Willie Snead WR 59 72.0%
Devin Duvernay WR 37 45.1%
Miles Boykin WR 33 40.2%
James Proche WR 3 3.7%
Mark Andrews TE 51 62.2%
Nick Boyle TE 50 61.0%

WR: Marquise Brown played 77 of 82 snaps but was still not pleased with his targets, given this since deleted tweet. Willie Snead played the slot and got the next most usage including a last second pass that he couldn’t reel in. Only Hollywood can be trusted.

RB: J.K. Dobbins had a bit of a breakout week though Gus Edwards technically got more carries (16 to 15). Dobbins was asked to block on 10 run plays compared to only 1 for Edwards so perhaps they prefer him blocking for Lamar Jackson (though that seems like a good way to tell the defense what you are doing).

TE: Nick Boyle was the blocker while Mark Andrews was the primary pass catcher. Lamar Jackson has not been able to find Andrews which has made him a bit of a boom/bust start.

Saints

Team Snaps   74  
    Snaps Snap %
Alvin Kamara RB 58 78.7%
Latavius Murray RB 18 24.4%
Tre'Quan Smith WR 58 78.7%
Deonte Harris WR 39 52.9%
Jared Cook TE 40 54.3%
Josh Hill TE 22 29.9%

WR: Might be hard to realize it looking at the box score but Juwan Johnson paced all position players in snaps. Tre’Quan Smith played Michael Thomas ’s slot role while Deonte Harris played opposite Johnson.

RB: Alvin Kamara is the guy while Latavius Murray mixed in as a change of pace.

TE:  Jared Cook played a primary pass catching role - he ran routes on 35 of his 40 snaps. Josh Hill conversely blocked on 18 of his 22 snaps.

Taysom Hill : Here’s more of a typical Tayson Hill week - 5 snaps at QB, 1 in the backfield, 2 in-line, 5 in slot, 1 at WR, 4 on punt coverage, and 4 on punt return. Not sure if he’s worth all that money but they are at least trying to make him earn it.

Seahawks

Team Snaps   68  
    Snaps Snap %
DeeJay Dallas RB 54 79.4%
Travis Homer RB 7 10.3%
DK Metcalf WR 65 95.6%
Tyler Lockett WR 59 86.8%
David Moore WR 20 29.4%
Will Dissly TE 43 63.2%
Greg Olsen TE 37 54.4%
Jacob Hollister TE 26 38.2%

WR: Lockett and Metcalf. That is all.

RB: We told you DeeJay Dallas was the last man standing and he certainly dominated that role. With Chris Carson unlikely to return just yet Dallas could be a sneaky spot start.

TE:  The Seahawks used the two wide receivers nearly every snap then used a ton of two tight end sets to supplement that. Olsen had the best usage, running 23 routes to 16 for Dissly and 12 for Hollister.

Steelers

Team Snaps   53  
    Snaps Snap %
James Conner RB 31 58.5%
Jaylen Samuels RB 8 15.1%
Anthony McFarland RB 1 1.9%
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR 41 77.4%
Chase Claypool WR 41 77.4%
Diontae Johnson WR 41 77.4%
James Washington WR 10 18.9%
Eric Ebron TE 46 86.8%

WR: It was Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool on the outside, JuJu Smith-Schuster in the slot. James Washington has been marginalized. 

RB: James Conner played almost all the relevant RB snaps. He’s the guy.

TE:  Eric Ebron ’s 46 snaps were the most of any position player and his 31 routes run is rock solid. He’s a backend TE1. 

Texans
BYE

Titans

Team Snaps   62  
    Snaps Snap %
Derrick Henry RB 33 53.2%
Khari Blasingame RB 11 17.7%
A.J. Brown WR 59 95.2%
Corey Davis WR 49 79.0%
Kalif Raymond WR 24 38.7%
Adam Humphries WR 12 19.4%
Jonnu Smith TE 50 80.6%
Anthony Firkser TE 26 41.9%
MyCole Pruitt TE 16 25.8%

WR: AJ Brown and Corey Davis are locked in as the split end and flanker. Adam Humphries is the slot but he took a nasty hit and could potentially miss time. If he does, the role should be filled by a combination of Kalif Raymond and tight end Anthony Firkser .

RB:  Derrick Henry .

TE: Jonnu Smith was asked to block on 28 of his 50 plays so he only ran 22 routes. Despite playing only 26 plays, Anthony Firkser ran 19 routes. The loss of Taylor Lewan has seemingly forced Jonnu Smith to be part of the defense while Firkser is part of the attack in the slot.

Vikings

Team Snaps   52  
    Snaps Snap %
Dalvin Cook RB 46 88.5%
C.J. Ham RB 22 42.3%
Alexander Mattison RB 5 9.6%
Adam Thielen WR 47 90.4%
Justin Jefferson WR 34 65.4%
Chad Beebe WR 11 21.2%
Irv Smith TE 41 78.8%
Kyle Rudolph TE 39 75.0%

WR: Adam Thielen played nearly every snap at split end while Justin Jefferson played the other wide receiver. The run game was so successful that they used a ton of two tight end sets and fullbacks so Chad Beebe and Olabisi Johnson hardly played.

RB:  Dalvin Cook was an absolute ANIMAL on Sunday. Alexander Mattison only played 5 snaps as Cook could not be stopped.

TE: It was a big run day so the Vikings only passed 18 times. The good news is that Irv Smith did run 15 routes. Irv ran 15 routes and blocked on 26 pass plays while Rudolph blocked on 29 pass plays and only ran 10 routes. 

Washington Football Team

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