NFL Snap Counts Breakdown: Week 1
Andrew Cooper analyzes Week 1 snap counts for position battles across the NFL, and breaks down what should be expected going forward.
Fantasy Football at heart is a numbers game. You don’t need to have the eye of an NFL scout to be successful if you focus on absorbing and processing the right information. And in reality, what an individual player’s success level often boils down to is opportunity in the form of targets and carries. Sure a guy can break off a 70 yard run on his one handoff but that kind of thing, naturally, is not sustainable. We value volume and, in order for a player to get a decent number of touches, they first need to be on the field. And lucky for you, we’ve combed through every game from week one to break that info down into some meaningful, digestible numbers.
What we’re going to do with this series is take a look each week at the snap count numbers to see what kind of interesting trends we can decipher. As this is the first week of the season and our first look at the real, game time usage of players, this article will likely be our longest and most thorough. We are going to take...