The year of the backup quarterback rolls on and continues to throw curveballs at us as two incumbent starters return (one of which has only attempted eight passes for his team), another long time starter gets benched, and yet another solidify his job for the rest of the year with an IR move.  We’re here to read deep into the snap count data and tell you what you can expect from the position players regardless of who is under center so you can have some peace of mind in these uncertain times.  So let’s get to it!

49ers

  • In previous iterations of the snap count report we had not included Ross Dwelley for the 49ers as his profile and usage were consistent with a blocking tight end which is typically irrelevant to us for fantasy purposes.  For instance, last week he blocked on 27 plays and ran seven routes – that’s practically playing offensive tackle.  However, this week with the injury to Kittle, he actually ran 22 routes and only pass blocked on two pass plays (Levine...