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   84  
    Snaps Snap %
Jeff Wilson Jr. RB 39 46.6%
Raheem Mostert RB 25 29.9%
Jerick McKinnon RB 14 16.7%
Brandon Aiyuk WR 80 95.6%
Richie James Jr. WR 54 64.5%
Kendrick Bourne WR 42 50.2%
River Cracraft WR 12 14.3%
       
Ross Dwelley TE 46 55.0%
Jordan Reed TE 42 50.2%
Daniel Helm TE 21 25.1%

WR: It’s been an absolutely brutal injury year for the 49ers which started with losing defensive star Nick Bosa .  On the WR front Deebo Samuel is shut down for the season.  That means it will be Brandon Aiyuk and Richie James on the outside and Kendrick Bourne in the slot as we saw this week.  Aiyuk clearly the most trustworthy playing nearly all the snaps.  They lost Jimmy G and now Nick Mullens is done for the year too, so even Aiyuk might not be safe.

RB:  RB was no exception as Raheem Mostert battled injuries all year and is now shut down.  The offense is in rough shape but Jeff Wilson Jr. is you best bet in your playoffs.  McKinnon is simply not playing enough.  

TE: Oh and they also lost George Kittle Ross Dwelley once again played more snaps but he only ran 9 routes so Jordan Reed is the guy you want, if you want anyone (ran 30 routes on 42 snaps).

 

Bears

Team Snaps   64  
    Snaps Snap %
David Montgomery RB 56 87.5%
Ryan Nall RB 2 3.1%
       
Allen Robinson II WR 57 89.1%
Darnell Mooney WR 53 82.8%
Javon Wims WR 21 32.8%
Anthony Miller WR 16 25.0%
Cordarrelle Patterson WR 6 9.4%
Riley Ridley WR 3 4.7%
Cole Kmet TE 64 100.0%
Jimmy Graham TE 34 53.1%
J.P. Holtz TE 7 10.9%

WR: Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney played most of the snaps on the outside per usual.  Anthony Miller typically plays in the slot but they mixed in Javon Wims this week.  Neither of them are fantasy relevant. 

RB:  David Montgomery is the guy here - he’s one of the more trustworthy backs in terms of usage. 

TE: Cole Kmet has essentially supplanted Jimmy Graham - this week he played 100% of the snaps and ran 20 routes while Graham played about half that and ran 10.  The box score didn’t reflect that however.  The one knock on Kmet at this point is that he blocks on a lot of pass plays - he was out there for all 26 pass plays but blocked on 6 which limits his upside. 

 

Bengals

Team Snaps   56  
    Snaps Snap %
Giovani Bernard RB 38 67.9%
Samaje Perine RB 12 21.4%
Trayveon Williams RB 7 12.5%
Tee Higgins WR 56 100.0%
A.J. Green WR 51 91.1%
Alex Erickson WR 28 50.0%
Tyler Boyd WR 11 19.6%
Stanley Morgan Jr. WR 3 5.4%
Mike Thomas WR 1 1.8%
Drew Sample TE 51 91.1%
Cethan Carter TE 21 37.5%
Mason Schreck TE 1 1.8%

WR: All year this has been an easy one with Tee Higgins and AJ Green on the outside and Tyler Boyd in the slot.  However, Boyd suffered a concussion.  We learned during the week he got suspended that Alex Erickson is the next man up in the slot and that was confirmed this week so, if Boyd can’t go, Erickson is the new slot guy.

RB:  Would be pretty silly to have Joe Mixon come back at this point but who knows - these guys want to play.  Gio Bernard is the only guy you can consider in your fantasy playoffs of this group.

TE:  Drew Sample played a monster snap share but he only ran 12 routes, blocking on 39 plays.  Completely low upside, TD dependent option. He was supposed to be the blocking TE but CJ Uzomah got hurt.

 

Bills

Team Snaps   73  
    Snaps Snap %
Devin Singletary RB 39 53.6%
Zack Moss RB 34 46.8%
Taiwan Jones RB 1 1.4%
Gabriel Davis WR 68 93.5%
Stefon Diggs WR 67 92.1%
Cole Beasley WR 45 61.9%
Isaiah McKenzie WR 22 30.3%
Jake Kumerow WR 5 6.9%
       
Dawson Knox TE 40 55.0%
Lee Smith TE 30 41.3%
       

WR:  This one becomes interesting all of a sudden.  When everyone is healthy, it’s Stefon Diggs and John Brown as the wide guys playing 90% of the snaps with Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis splitting in the slot.  John Brown returns this week but Stefon Diggs left at the end of the game with an apparent foot injury.  The Bills are fighting for the 2nd seed and a win vs. the Patriots goes a long way in that fight so can’t expect them to rest people now.  There are two Cole Beasley s - the one dropping 100 yard games and the one that catches a couple passes for less than 50 yards.  The second one has showed up fairly often when John Brown is in the lineup.

RB:  This has actually developed into a pretty annoying set up as Zach Moss gets more carries but Devin Singletary plays more pass snaps and gets more targets.  On top of that, anyone is a candidate for rushing touchdowns, including Josh Allen who snagged 2 last week.  The offense is good so the players are viable but you are always rolling the dice.  The Patriots might not be a good team overall but their defense is still pretty good.

TE: Good usage for Dawson Knox running 29 routes but the top pass catchers were running 46-47 this week.  He’s just an ancillary piece so he can’t be trusted.

 

Browns

Team Snaps   64  
    Snaps Snap %
Nick Chubb RB 38 59.4%
Kareem Hunt RB 21 32.8%
D'Ernest Johnson RB 5 7.8%
Rashard Higgins WR 47 73.4%
Jarvis Landry WR 45 70.3%
Donovan Peoples-Jones WR 36 56.3%
KhaDarel Hodge WR 8 12.5%
       
Austin Hooper TE 45 70.3%
David Njoku TE 31 48.4%
Harrison Bryant TE 30 46.9%

WR: Higgins and Donovan People-Jones manned the outside with Jarvis Landry in the slot.  Peoples-Jones is an interesting dynasty stash if the future doesn’t include Odell or Juice but this team wants to run the ball.

RB: They lean Chubb in the run game and Hunt in the pass game - everyone knows that.  This week was an easy win so it was more of Chubb week. Browns get the Jets this week which should be a Chubb week as well. 

TE: The Browns use a lot of two tight end sets for running purposes - Austin Hooper ran 25 routes while Njoku and Bryant ran 12 and 16 respectively so Hooper is the best bet.  The Jets are the worst team in the league vs. the tight end so he’s not a bad play this week if you are searching.

 

Buccaneers

Team Snaps   68  
    Snaps Snap %
Leonard Fournette RB 45 66.2%
LeSean McCoy RB 12 17.6%
Ke'Shawn Vaughn RB 10 14.7%
Chris Godwin WR 60 88.2%
Mike Evans WR 55 80.9%
Antonio Brown WR 32 47.1%
Scotty Miller WR 13 19.1%
Tyler Johnson WR 11 16.2%
       
Rob Gronkowski TE 62 91.2%
Cameron Brate TE 23 33.8%
Tanner Hudson TE 7 10.3%

WR: This game only saw 51 snaps from the Buccaneers offense as they struggled to get going early.  The game plan seems to be to have Evans at split end and Godwin out there as the other guy in two WR sets.  When Antonio Brown comes in, Godwin slides over to the slot.  That makes Mike Evans and Chris Godwin the most trustworthy.

RB: What a weird backfield this has been.  Ronald Jones was getting most of the run work with Leonard Fournette as the passing down back.  Bruce Arians decided this week to have Fournette inactive with McCoy as the passing down back.  Anyone that knows Bruce Arians knows that his doghouse is a dangerous place to be. 

 

Broncos

Team Snaps   64  
    Snaps Snap %
Melvin Gordon III RB 34 53.1%
Phillip Lindsay RB 23 35.9%
Royce Freeman RB 7 10.9%
Tim Patrick WR 57 89.1%
Jerry Jeudy WR 56 87.5%
KJ Hamler WR 49 76.6%
DaeSean Hamilton WR 11 17.2%
Diontae Spencer WR 1 1.6%
       
Noah Fant TE 44 68.8%
Troy Fumagalli TE 19 29.7%
Nick Vannett TE 16 25.0%

WR: Pretty simple - Patrick and Jeudy on the outside, Hamler in the slot.  

RB: Same as usual here too.  The carries are split fairly evenly but Melvin Gordon gets more pass work.  Unsurprisingly, Phillip Lindsay was asked to pass block and he let up another sack. That’s been a known problem with him and it’s why Melvin is there - he’s now graded outside the top 110 RBs in pass blocking on PFF for two years in a row.  

TE:  After being sick last week, Noah Fant took over the reigns again this week.  He should be solid middle of the pack start again this week. 

 

Cardinals

Team Snaps   68  
    Snaps Snap %
Chase Edmonds RB 36 52.9%
Kenyan Drake RB 34 50.0%
       
DeAndre Hopkins WR 65 95.6%
Christian Kirk WR 58 85.3%
Larry Fitzgerald WR 46 67.6%
KeeSean Johnson WR 21 30.9%
Trent Sherfield WR 2 2.9%
       
Dan Arnold TE 26 38.2%
Maxx Williams TE 23 33.8%
Darrell Daniels TE 23 33.8%

WR: DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk on the outside, Larry Fitzgerald in the slot.  They aren’t running 4 WR sets as much as the “Air Raid” advertised but when they do it’s been KeeSean Johnson as of late with Andy Isabella being a healthy scratch.

RB: It was Kenyan Drake who actually took a backseat in this one.  Drake played 17 run plays but 7 of them were runs for Kyler Murray Chase Edmonds outsnapped him 26 to 17 in the pass game which is seriously concerning for Drake owners. 

TE: When he’s in there, Dan Arnold runs routes and often catches touchdowns.  He’s just simply not in there enough to trust. 

 

Cowboys

Team Snaps   58  
    Snaps Snap %
Tony Pollard RB 52 89.7%
Rico Dowdle RB 8 13.8%
       
Amari Cooper WR 45 77.6%
Michael Gallup WR 38 65.5%
CeeDee Lamb WR 33 56.9%
Noah Brown WR 17 29.3%
Cedrick Wilson WR 16 27.6%
       
Dalton Schultz TE 51 87.9%
Blake Bell TE 22 37.9%
Sean McKeon TE 7 12.1%

WR:  The Cowboys had a run heavy plan and executed it well - unfortunately for the WRs that meant a lot of two TE sets.  Amari Cooper played the most snaps but the extra blocker came at the expense of Gallup and Lamb often.  The routes run totals were: Cooper 34, Gallup 27, Lamb 27.  Also worth noting that Gallup suffered a bit of a rib injury but it wasn’t deemed to be overly serious and he has a good chance of playing.

RB: With no Zeke, Tony Pollard got the full work load and delivered a big day for you.  If you were the Zeke owner stashing Pollard, you have to be rooting for Zeke to be out again.  And, after words from executive VP Stephen Jones, Pollard may be the guy to start either way.

TE: Even with his snap share, Schultz is facing a lot of target competition so he’s a TD dependent play.

 

Chargers

Team Snaps   66  
    Snaps Snap %
Austin Ekeler RB 41 62.1%
Kalen Ballage RB 21 31.8%
Gabe Nabers RB 11 16.7%
Jalen Guyton WR 53 80.3%
Tyron Johnson WR 39 59.1%
Mike Williams WR 28 42.4%
Keenan Allen WR 24 36.4%
K.J. Hill WR 15 22.7%
       
Hunter Henry TE 59 89.4%
Donald Parham Jr. TE 24 36.4%
Stephen Anderson TE 4 6.1%

WR: Star WR Keenan Allen has been banged up with a hammy  - he hasn’t practiced yet this week and he seemed to be partially limited last week as he was outsnapped by Guyton, Williams, and Tyron Johnson.  Allen is the guy you want if he shows improvement in practice.

RB:  It’s the playoffs and very likely your super bowl so Austin Ekeler is the only guy you own and start.

TE:  Good usage again for Hunter Henry - he’s a top TE target-wise and is a threat any given week to crack the top 5 TEs. 

 

Chiefs

Team Snaps   98  
    Snaps Snap %
Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB 45 45.9%
Le'Veon Bell RB 31 31.6%
Darrel Williams RB 22 22.4%
Tyreek Hill WR 84 85.7%
Sammy Watkins WR 80 81.6%
Demarcus Robinson WR 50 51.0%
Mecole Hardman WR 32 32.7%
Byron Pringle WR 6 6.1%
       
Travis Kelce TE 78 79.6%
Nick Keizer TE 33 33.7%
Deon Yelder TE 19 19.4%

WR: The Chiefs ran nearly 100 plays in this one.  Wild.  Tyreek Hill and Sammy played almost all of them while no third WR is worth starting in your championship.  Even Sammy is a tough start given that it’s really Tyreek and Kelce at the top.

RB:  CEH has been the guy but he suffered a high ankle sprain meaning he’s likely to be rested for the rest of the regular season at the least.  Le’Veon Bell all of a sudden becomes an intriguing options.  

TE:  Do I even need to write anything here?

 

Colts

Team Snaps   54  
    Snaps Snap %
Jonathan Taylor RB 38 70.0%
Nyheim Hines RB 16 29.5%
       
Zach Pascal WR 47 86.6%
Michael Pittman Jr. WR 45 82.9%
T.Y. Hilton WR 35 64.5%
Ashton Dulin WR 4 7.4%
       
Jack Doyle TE 41 75.6%
Mo Alie-Cox TE 25 46.1%
Trey Burton TE 19 35.0%

WR:  Mchael Pittman plays split end nearly every snap and Zach Pascal plays the other WR in two WR sets.  TY Hilton comes in which moves Pascal to the slot.  Despite the lower snap counts, it seems to be related to run blocking as Hilton and Pittman both ran 25 routes while Pascal ran 26 so Hilton isn’t missing passing opportunities. 

RB:  Jonathan Taylor is the man there - Nyheim Hines mixed in some pass work but Taylor actually played more pass snaps. 

TE: Jack Doyle has earned his starting role back but he’s mainly a blocker.  Both he and Trey Burton ran 16 routes but Burton would be the better option if you must.  16 routes however is not enough.

 

Dolphins

Team Snaps   72  
    Snaps Snap %
Lynn Bowden Jr. RB 65 90.3%
Salvon Ahmed RB 44 61.1%
Matt Breida RB 18 25.0%
Mack Hollins WR 69 95.8%
Isaiah Ford WR 53 73.6%
       
Adam Shaheen TE 43 59.7%
Durham Smythe TE 41 56.9%
Chris Myarick TE 3 4.2%

WR:  This is an interesting situation with the “limited” injuries.  Given what we know, Mack Hollins is a lock to play one of the spots on the outside no matter what.  If DeVante Parker can play, he will be opposite Hollins.  If he doesn't, it will be Isaiah Ford .  Similar situation in the slot.  If Mike Gesicki can play, he will split the slot with Bowden. If he can’t, Bowden should have that role to himself.  Pay close attention if you are considering these guys.

RB: Salvon Ahmed took over the full role with no Gaskin.  It’s Gaskin’s role when he’s healthy so it needs to be monitored.

TE: We touched on it above but Gesicki actually plays slot, not TE.  He’s the guy you want.  The in-line tight ends are too unpredictable.

 

Eagles

Team Snaps   83  
    Snaps Snap %
Miles Sanders RB 69 83.1%
Boston Scott RB 15 18.1%
       
Alshon Jeffery WR 52 62.7%
Jalen Reagor WR 46 55.4%
Greg Ward WR 44 53.0%
Quez Watkins WR 28 33.7%
Travis Fulgham WR 26 31.3%
       
Dallas Goedert TE 73 88.0%
Zach Ertz TE 62 74.7%

WR:  The Eagles are back to their old tricks with heavy two tight end sets.  Alshon Jeffrey led the WRs in snaps with Jalen Reagor opposite him and Greg Ward operating out of the slot. Rookie Quez Watkins mixed in a bit but not enough.

RB: Miles Sanders with a monster work load.  He’s a locked in starter for your fantasy team.

TE: To us this felt like an easy one for fantasy purposes. You want the guy playing slot/WR and that’s Zach Ertz .  He played 38 WR snaps (30 slot, 8 split).  Goedert did play some WR but played the majority inline with 44 inline snaps.  Also, now that Ertz is back, Goedert is also back in his special teams role on kick return, punt coverage, extra points etc.  If they viewed him as the top dog right now, that probably wouldn't be the case.

 

Falcons

Team Snaps   65  
    Snaps Snap %
Ito Smith RB 31 47.7%
Todd Gurley II RB 16 24.6%
Brian Hill RB 15 23.1%
Russell Gage WR 59 90.8%
Calvin Ridley WR 58 89.2%
Brandon Powell WR 28 43.1%
Christian Blake WR 15 23.1%
Laquon Treadwell WR 5 7.7%
       
Hayden Hurst TE 43 66.2%
Luke Stocker TE 32 49.2%
Jaeden Graham TE 9 13.8%

WR:  The Falcons opted to use a lot of two tight end sets this time around with no Julio.  The reality is that, at this point in the season, you are starting Julio and Ridley if they are active and Russell Gage if Julio is out.  Brandon Powell is a DFS dart throw with no Julio.

RB: Gurley is still limited with the knee injury. Can’t be trusted.  Ito Smith is getting the best usage but he’s a tough start as well unless it’s a very deep league. 

TE: Hayden Hurst , as usual, plays a ton of snaps and runs a lot of routes.  The issue for him has always been his spot on the target totem pole there but he’s a backend TE1 with TD upside to finish top 5-6.  

 

Giants

Team Snaps   54  
    Snaps Snap %
Wayne Gallman RB 23 42.6%
Dion Lewis RB 18 33.3%
Alfred Morris RB 13 24.1%
Darius Slayton WR 47 87.0%
Sterling Shepard WR 38 70.4%
Golden Tate WR 30 55.6%
Austin Mack WR 7 13.0%
C.J. Board WR 1 1.9%
       
Evan Engram TE 43 79.6%
Kaden Smith TE 24 44.4%
Levine Toilolo TE 18 33.3%

WR:  With Daniel Jones out these guys might be tough starts again but it’s Darius Slay ton and Sterling Shepard on the outside, Golden Tate mixing in the slot with Evan Engram .

RB: Wayne Gallman has been the guy but Devonta Freeman was designated to return.  We would imagine that Gallman would still be the preferred guy on run downs with Freeman only mixing in for some pass work and a carry here or there.

TE: Good usage for Engram again as 31 routes is right there with Darius Slay ton (32) and ahead of Sterling Shepard (30).  He played 20 snaps at WR with 17 in the slot - if he’s your TE you fire him up and hope for the best given how he’s used and his upside.

 

Jaguars

Team Snaps   58  
    Snaps Snap %
James Robinson RB 36 62.1%
Dare Ogunbowale RB 14 24.1%
Devine Ozigbo RB 3 5.2%
D.J. Chark Jr. WR 49 84.5%
Laviska Shenault Jr. WR 43 74.1%
Keelan Cole WR 43 74.1%
Chris Conley WR 23 39.7%
Collin Johnson WR 1 1.7%
       
Tyler Eifert TE 37 63.8%
James O'Shaughnessy TE 25 43.1%
Eric Saubert TE 12 20.7%

WR: Chark and Shenault played the outside with Keelan Cole in the middle,  The return of Chris Conley also meant Collin Johnson got no snaps.  He’s a rookie and that’s how it goes. 

RB:  James Robinson got nicked up but he’s hopeful to play.  If he doesn’t Dare Ogunbawale should get the pass work with Devine Ozigbo mixing in some carries.  Dare is most interesting. 

TE: Tyler Eifert ran 24 routes on his 37 snaps.  Not enough for you championship, maybe a cheap TD dependent dart throw for DFS.

 

Jets

Team Snaps   65  
    Snaps Snap %
Frank Gore RB 40 61.5%
Ty Johnson RB 22 33.8%
Josh Adams RB 1 1.5%
Breshad Perriman WR 63 96.9%
Denzel Mims WR 58 89.2%
Jamison Crowder WR 49 75.4%
Braxton Berrios WR 3 4.6%
Daniel Brown WR 2 3.1%
       
Chris Herndon IV TE 43 66.2%
Ryan Griffin TE 27 41.5%
Trevon Wesco TE 17 26.2%

WR: Same as it’s been - Mims, Perriman, Crowder.

RB: Frank Gore dominated the carries.  Ty Johnson works in on pass plays.  Know your format.

TE: Chris Herndon actually only blocked on 3 pass plays which is surprising for him in Gase’s offense.  We would still never ever start him in fantasy while Gase is the coach, but that’s something positive.

 

Lions

Team Snaps   65  
    Snaps Snap %
D'Andre Swift RB 42 64.5%
Adrian Peterson RB 16 24.6%
Kerryon Johnson RB 7 10.8%
Marvin Jones Jr. WR 58 89.1%
Mohamed Sanu WR 42 64.5%
Quintez Cephus WR 29 44.5%
Danny Amendola WR 27 41.5%
Jamal Agnew WR 10 15.4%
       
T.J. Hockenson TE 52 79.9%
Jesse James TE 32 49.1%
Hunter Bryant TE 7 10.8%

WR: Same as last week.  Marvin Jones Jr. played the whole game.  Sanu was the other guy in two WR sets. Danny Amendola came in to play slot.  MJJ is the only one you can trust unless Golladay were to magically appear.

RB: It’s the Swift show now.  The others are there merely to spell Swift.

TE:  Hockenson is a rock solid middle of the pack guy.  He plays a good chunk of snaps and runs decent routes.  He is asked to block on some pass plays which is what separates him from the guys like Kelce, Ertz, Engram who are a focal point of the attack.

 

Packers

Team Snaps   62  
    Snaps Snap %
Aaron Jones RB 56 90.3%
AJ Dillon RB 5 8.1%
Jamaal Williams RB 4 6.5%
Davante Adams WR 60 96.8%
Allen Lazard WR 48 77.4%
Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR 40 64.5%
Equanimeous St. Brown WR 11 17.7%
Tavon Austin WR 4 6.5%
Malik Taylor WR 1 1.6%
Robert Tonyan TE 39 62.9%
Marcedes Lewis TE 30 48.4%
Dominique Dafney TE 11 17.7%

WR: Davante Adams and MVS on the outside, Allen Lazard in the slot.  There you have it.

RB: Jamaal Williams ’s role has been completely relegated at this point.  It’s Aaron Jones early and often.  You could look at that as a sign they are committed to him or perhaps, since he’s a free agent next year, they don’t mind running him into the ground. 

TE:  Robert Tonyan continued his outlier season by scoring another touchdown.   There are essentially two paths to a top 5 tight end - targets and touchdowns.  Every top 5 tight end since Randy McMichael in 2003 has gotten either 90 targets or 10 TDs. Robert Tonyan is on pace for 63 targets but he’s got those 10 TDs.  Something to keep in mind for next year as he’s surely a top regression candidate.  I’d sell high in dynasty if you can. 

 

Panthers

Team Snaps   69  
    Snaps Snap %
Mike Davis RB 37 53.6%
Rodney Smith RB 24 34.8%
       
Robby Anderson WR 62 89.9%
Curtis Samuel WR 58 84.1%
D.J. Moore WR 56 81.2%
Pharoh Cooper WR 9 13.0%
Brandon Zylstra WR 5 7.2%
       
Ian Thomas TE 50 72.5%
Chris Manhertz TE 26 37.7%
Colin Thompson TE 11 15.9%

WR: Back to business as usual.  Moore and Anderson on the outside, Samuel in the slot.

RB: No CMC = Mike Davis .  Rinse, repeat.

TE:  Ian Thomas with another game where he runs around a ton and doesn’t catch much.  Given his usage, it would not surprise us if he just all of a sudden had a random big game.  Also wouldn’t surprise us if he went out and ran 40 routes and caught 0 passes again. 

 

Patriots

Team Snaps   55  
    Snaps Snap %
James White RB 27 49.1%
Sony Michel RB 23 41.8%
J.J. Taylor RB 5 9.1%
Damiere Byrd WR 53 96.4%
Jakobi Meyers WR 53 96.4%
N'Keal Harry WR 36 65.5%
Gunner Olszewski WR 1 1.8%
       
Dalton Keene TE 29 52.7%
Devin Asiasi TE 27 49.1%

WR: Jakobi Myers and Damiere Byrd played full snap shares and were the guys in two TE sets.  When N’Keal Harry comes on for three wide, Myers moves into the slot. 

RB:  The Patriots backfield is really three positions.  Running down back, passing down back, and fullback.  With Damien Harris out, Sony Michel got his running down back job back.  But, in a negative gamescript, James White got more work as he’s the passing down back.  This week expect another James White game vs. Buffalo.

TE:  With no Ryan Izzo , the Pats rookies split the job.  Neither fantasy relevant right now.

 

Raiders

Team Snaps   76  
    Snaps Snap %
Josh Jacobs RB 52 68.8%
Theo Riddick RB 14 18.5%
Devontae Booker RB 9 11.9%
Nelson Agholor WR 64 84.7%
Zay Jones WR 53 70.1%
Bryan Edwards WR 24 31.8%
Hunter Renfrow WR 13 17.2%
       
Darren Waller TE 69 91.3%
Jason Witten TE 37 49.0%
Foster Moreau TE 20 26.5%

WR: Henry Ruggs is still a question mark for this week.  Agholor is a lock for one outside spot.  If Ruggs is out, Zay Jones and Bryan Edwards will battle for the other outside role.  Hunte Renfroe plays slot when they got three wide but they ran a lot of 2 TE sets.

RB:  It’s the Josh Jacobs show once again.

TE: Darren Waller once again with a full workload and he also led the team in routes.  In fact, with Carr getting hurt, he actually led the team in pass plays.  He’s the clear number 2 after Kelce.

 

Rams

Team Snaps   59  
    Snaps Snap %
Cam Akers RB 36 61.0%
Malcolm Brown RB 16 27.1%
Darrell Henderson RB 7 11.9%
Robert Woods WR 53 89.8%
Cooper Kupp WR 48 81.4%
Josh Reynolds WR 45 76.3%
Van Jefferson WR 14 23.7%
       
Tyler Higbee TE 49 83.1%
Gerald Everett TE 27 45.8%

WR: Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds primarily play outside with Kupp in the slot but they do mix it up.  Woods and Kupp obviously safest. 

RB:  Cam Akers was the guy on the ground, Malcolm Brown mixed in some pass work.  Darrell Henderson just an afterthought now.

TE: They used heavy 2 TE sets vs the Pats week 14 and we expected more of the same vs. a Jets team that is the worst in the league vs. the TE but Gerald Everett left in the 2nd with a concussion scare and was used sparingly afterwards.  Neither are trustworthy.

 

Ravens

Team Snaps   66  
    Snaps Snap %
J.K. Dobbins RB 35 52.8%
Gus Edwards RB 27 40.7%
Justice Hill RB 6 9.1%
Marquise Brown WR 52 78.5%
Willie Snead IV WR 43 64.9%
Miles Boykin WR 35 52.8%
Dez Bryant WR 18 27.2%
Devin Duvernay WR 4 6.0%
James Proche WR 3 4.5%
Mark Andrews TE 34 51.3%
Eric Tomlinson TE 23 34.7%

WR: The Ravens used a ton of fullback this week which limited the 3rd WR snaps.  Marquise Brown and Willie Snead are the only ones trusted to play a large snap share.

RB:  Dobbins got the biggest share of the work but Gus Edwards was still looming.  Of course, Harbaugh said publicly that Mark Ingram would also be called on with the playoff push so this situation is still annoying.  Dobbins is the guy you want.

TE: Mark Andrews has only pass blocked twice on the season and he’s out there for a ton of pass plays even if he comes out for some run plays.  He’s a start where you have him.

 

Saints

Team Snaps   55  
    Snaps Snap %
Alvin Kamara RB 40 72.6%
Latavius Murray RB 16 29.0%
       
Juwan Johnson WR 42 76.2%
Emmanuel Sanders WR 39 70.8%
Lil'Jordan Humphrey WR 27 49.0%
Tre'Quan Smith WR 24 43.6%
Tommylee Lewis WR 6 10.9%
       
Jared Cook TE 32 58.1%
Adam Trautman TE 21 38.1%
Josh Hill TE 7 12.7%

WR: With no Michael Thomas or Tre’Quan Smith, it was Juwan Johnson picking up the snaps on the outside and Lil’Jordan Humphry in the slot.  This is the playoffs so look elsewhere.

RB: Latavius Murray is nothing more than a handcuff here.

TE:  Jared Cook ran 26 routes on 32 snaps which is great usage.  The other tight ends mostly blocked.

 

Seahawks

Team Snaps   57  
    Snaps Snap %
Chris Carson RB 40 70.2%
Carlos Hyde RB 10 17.5%
Rashaad Penny RB 6 10.5%
Tyler Lockett WR 52 91.2%
D.K. Metcalf WR 51 89.5%
David Moore WR 21 36.8%
Freddie Swain WR 16 28.1%
       
Jacob Hollister TE 40 70.2%
Will Dissly TE 37 64.9%
Colby Parkinson TE 8 14.0%

WR: Metcalf and Lockett are the two you can trust.  Freddie Swain and David Moore split snaps.

RB: Chris Carson was the man this week.  No one likes a split backfield.

TE: 20 routes for Hollister, 10 for Dissley.  Hollister is the guy if you must.

 

Steelers

Team Snaps   65  
    Snaps Snap %
Benny Snell Jr. RB 51 78.5%
Anthony McFarland Jr. RB 7 10.8%
Jaylen Samuels RB 7 10.8%
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR 59 90.8%
Diontae Johnson WR 53 81.5%
Chase Claypool WR 43 66.2%
James Washington WR 27 41.5%
Ray-Ray McCloud WR 4 6.2%
       
Vance McDonald TE 60 92.3%
Eric Ebron TE 10 15.4%

WR: Diontae Johnson bounced back from his benching with a full snaps share.  Juju played a full share as well.  Claypool and James Washington battled for the other snaps.  There were more snaps to go around with Eric Ebron leaving the game but he’ll likely be back this week.

RB: Benny Snell got the work with no James Conner .  If Conner is a go he’s the guy - otherwise, it’s obviously Snell.

TE:  It was a bit of a scare for Ebron but the word is that he should be ready to go for Sunday.  Keep an eye on it though as back injuries can be tricky. 

 

Texans

Team Snaps   69  
    Snaps Snap %
Duke Johnson RB 55 79.7%
Buddy Howell RB 10 14.5%
Scottie Phillips RB 4 5.8%
Brandin Cooks WR 68 98.6%
Chad Hansen WR 63 91.3%
Keke Coutee WR 55 79.7%
Steven Mitchell WR 1 1.4%
       
Jordan Akins TE 40 58.0%
Darren Fells TE 18 26.1%
Pharaoh Brown TE 17 24.6%

WR: As we mentioned before, Chad Hansen took over Will Fuller ’s full snap share and he becomes an interesting player because of it.  Keke Coutee is in the slot and comes out for two TE sets.

RB: David Johnson returned to play his ful role with no Duke. 

TE:  Jordan Akins ran 30 routes - Fells and Brown only ran 7 a piece.  The interesting thing is Kahale Warring who ran 11 routes on 12 snaps.  He’s not run 32 routes on 37 snaps this season indicating they view him as a pass catcher.  Deep dynasty stash perhaps?

 

Titans

Team Snaps   68  
    Snaps Snap %
Derrick Henry RB 43 63.5%
Darrynton Evans RB 13 19.2%
Jeremy McNichols RB 8 11.8%
A.J. Brown WR 57 84.2%
Corey Davis WR 53 78.3%
Cam Batson WR 21 31.0%
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine WR 9 13.3%
       
Jonnu Smith TE 63 93.0%
MyCole Pruitt TE 38 56.1%
Anthony Firkser TE 17 25.1%

WR: AJ Brown and Corey Davis on the outside.  Slot doesn’t matter because they don’t use three WRs full time but, with Adam Humphries out, it was Cameron Batson and Anthony Firkser filling in.

RB: Derrick. Henry.  That is all.

TE: Surprisingly, Jonnu Smith actually stayed in to block more (18.9%) on pass plays when Taylor Lewan has been out than since (13.4%).  It’s his spot on the target totem pole that is the problem. 

 

Vikings

Team Snaps   68  
    Snaps Snap %
Dalvin Cook RB 52 76.5%
Alexander Mattison RB 6 8.8%
Ameer Abdullah RB 1 1.5%
Justin Jefferson WR 66 97.1%
Adam Thielen WR 64 94.1%
Chad Beebe WR 20 29.4%
Olabisi Johnson WR 9 13.2%
       
Irv Smith Jr. TE 56 82.4%
Tyler Conklin TE 45 66.2%

WR: Adam Thilen and Justin Jefferson.  That’s it.

RB:  Dalvin Cook is the guy.  The Vikings offense is pretty easy to figure out. 

TE: With no Rudolph, Irv Smith was the pass catching TE.  But his upside is third target on a run first team so it’s not exactly appealing.

 

Washington Football Team

Team Snaps   80  
    Snaps Snap %
J.D. McKissic RB 70 87.5%
Peyton Barber RB 13 16.3%
       
Terry McLaurin WR 78 97.5%
Cam Sims WR 77 96.3%
Steven Sims WR 28 35.0%
Isaiah Wright WR 22 27.5%
Robert Foster WR 10 12.5%
       
Logan Thomas TE 80 100.0%
Jeremy Sprinkle TE 19 23.8%
Marcus Baugh TE 3 3.8%

WR:  The reality is that this team runs a lot of McLaurin and Cam Sims on the outside with Logan Thomas in the slot.  They run a lot of four wide sets with those 3 and Steven Sims or Isaiah Wright as the 4th guy.  McLaurin and Thomas are your best bet. 

RB: JD McKIssic played an absolutely monster snap share with 70 of 80 snaps.  That alone should intrigue you. 

TE: Logan Thomas has had a terrible schedule but he’s produced because of his usage.  Can’t fade him now when he has a decent matchup.

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