NFL Snap Counts Breakdown: Week 1
Justin Vreeland analyzes week 1 snap counts for position battles across the NFL, and breaks down what should be expected going forward.
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Tracking snap counts is a good way to get an indication of how much a player is on the field, and what their future usage outlook could look like. Next to each player’s name you will see a number inside of parenthesis, for example John Smith (2), that 2 would represent how many snaps he played this week. We are going to dive into some of the more interesting situations around the league regarding snap count numbers. Starting next week we will add snap count risers and fallers, which will also be a useful tool for valuing a player’s fantasy stock.
Alex Collins (27) started for the Ravens, but it was Javorius Allen (30) who led the team in snaps. Kenneth Dixon (22) was also right up there with Collins and Allen and he actually ended up leading the team in rush attempts with 13. The spread out usage and snap totals have led to many people hitting the panic button on Collins, but is there a reason to? Short answer: no. The Ravens led 14-0 after the first quarter and...