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.

San Francisco 49ers

Team Snaps 81 
  SnapsSnap %
Raheem Mostert RB4049.4%
Jeff Wilson Jr.RB3948.1%
Tevin Coleman RB22.5%
Brandon AiyukWR7491.4%
Kendrick Bourne WR7288.9%
Richie James Jr.WR2632.1%
River Cracraft WR1417.3%
Deebo SamuelWR11.2%
Ross Dwelley TE3644.4%
Jordan Reed TE3340.7%
Charlie WoernerTE2429.6%

WR: Well, that was fun while it lasted.  We know by now that the Niners want to use Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel on the outside with Kendrick Bourne in the slot.  Deebo got hurt after one play. This moved Bourne outside for two-WR sets - they essentially used a bunch of multi-TE sets to make up for the loss of Deebo but Richie James is the next man up.

RB:  Raheem Mostert got the start and was favored for running work, but Jeff Wilson did split snaps fairly evenly and ran 23 routes to 19 for Mostert.  This was a blowout so Mostert is the guy you want assuming he is healthy.

TE: Once again Ross Dwelley outsnapped Jordan Reed but he only ran 16 routes to 28 for Reed. Reed is the fantasy relevant one but running routes on 28 of 53 possible pass plays still isn’t ideal.

Chicago Bears

Team Snaps 60 
  SnapsSnap %
David Montgomery RB4066.7%
Ryan Nall RB35.0%
Allen Robinson IIWR4575.0%
Darnell MooneyWR4575.0%
Anthony Miller WR3355.0%
Javon Wims WR2541.7%
Cordarrelle Patterson WR1931.7%
Riley RidleyWR23.3%
Cole KmetTE5185.0%
Jimmy Graham TE2948.3%
J.P. Holtz TE58.3%

WR: Same as usual.  Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney on the outside with Anthony Miller playing in the slot.  Miller comes out for two tight end sets.

RB:  David Montgomery played the bulk of the snaps as Nagy is a one back guy but Cordarelle Patterson did mix in from some gadget type plays.  Montgomery did out-snap him in every phase and he’s been a fairly reliable fantasy option lately with 143, 111, and 155 yards from scrimmage in his last three games with 4 touchdowns over that span.

TE: Cole Kmet continued his bid to take over that full role - he once again played both more snaps and more WR snaps (15 to 10) than Jimmy Graham (though Graham did manage to vulture the touchdown).  If you lost Mike Gesicki , this is a place to look.   

Cincinnati Bengals

Team Snaps 72 
  SnapsSnap %
Samaje Perine RB2838.8%
Trayveon WilliamsRB2737.4%
Giovani Bernard RB1723.5%
Tee HigginsWR6590.0%
A.J. Green WR6387.2%
Tyler Boyd WR5981.7%
Alex Erickson WR811.1%
Mike Thomas WR68.3%
Stanley Morgan Jr.WR34.2%
Drew SampleTE6488.6%
Cethan Carter TE1824.9%
Mason Schreck TE22.8%

WR: Tee Higgins and A.J. Green on the outside, Tyler Boyd in the slot.  Easy peasy.

RB:  Coach Zac Taylor said Joe Mixon will not be activated week 15 even though eligible so there is a good chance he doesn’t return.  Giovani Bernard seemed to get benched after fumbling (which he hadn’t done since 2013 according to analyst Kevin Thompkins) but Samaje Perine also lost a fumble, leading to Trayveon Williams getting some work.  With first round pick left tackle Jonah Williams now on IR and the Steelers coming up this week it’s probably best to look elsewhere but Gio is still the favorite for pass work.

TE:  Drew Sample’s usage and routes run would normally be intriguing but the other options in the passing game and his lack of speed/burst make him a low ceiling, TD dependent play.  Given the Steelers matchup there are better options if you need a one week start.

Buffalo Bills

Team Snaps 75 
  SnapsSnap %
Zack MossRB4458.7%
Devin Singletary RB3040.0%
Stefon Diggs WR7093.3%
Gabriel DavisWR6282.7%
Cole Beasley WR6181.3%
Isaiah McKenzie WR1013.3%
Jake Kumerow WR45.3%
Dawson Knox TE6080.0%
Lee Smith TE2938.7%
Reggie GilliamTE45.3%

WR:  This situation is actually pretty easy to read.  When John Brown is healthy, it’s Stefon Diggs and John Brown at flanker and split end and Cole Beasley and Taylor Gabriel split snaps in the slot.  When John Brown is out, Taylor Gabriel moves into the John Brown role and plays the whole game outside.  With John Brown returning to practice this week, he’ll likely take his role back which hurts everyone but Diggs.

RB:  Devin Singletary is still a bit of a thorn here, but Zack Moss clearly has the better usage.  Singletary technically still has more targets in the second half of the season, but Moss is playing more snaps (including more pass snaps this week) and has gotten more carries inside the five and inside the red zone the last couple weeks.  For now, at least Moss > Singletary.

TE: Dawson Knox has the best usage of the TEs, but he blocked on six of his 42 pass plays so only ran 36 routes on 50 pass plays.  The return of John Brown pushes him farther down the target totem pole.

Cleveland Browns

WR: It’s rare we get something all that exciting without an injury, but the snap share of Donovan Peoples-Jones is at least interesting.  He received a big snap share once again and, if Khadarel Hodge is out again, expect him to be out there opposite Rashard Higgins with Jarvis Landry  in the slot.

RB: Typical split for Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt here.  More running work for Chubb with slightly more pass work for Hunt (33 pass snaps vs. 27). 

TE: The Browns and Kevin Stefanski love their multi-tight end sets and that didn’t change with no Austin Hooper Harrison Bryant ran 33 routes and David Njoku ran 30.  Hooper is supposed to return this week, but neck injuries can be tricky so hard to trust him in your playoff matchup.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Team Snaps 51 
  SnapsSnap %
Ronald Jones IIRB3466.7%
LeSean McCoy RB1631.4%
Ke'Shawn VaughnRB47.8%
Chris Godwin WR4486.3%
Mike Evans WR3976.5%
Antonio Brown WR2549.0%
Scott MillerWR59.8%
Tyler JohnsonWR35.9%
Justin Watson WR35.9%
Rob Gronkowski TE3976.5%
Cameron Brate TE2447.1%
Anthony AuclairTE1427.5%

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 Mike Evans at split end and Chris 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. 

TE: With limited pass attempts this week Gronk only ran 16 routes but 16 out of 25 isn’t the end of the world.  Cameron Brate did not play enough to be relevant per usual.

Denver Broncos

Team Snaps 61 
  SnapsSnap %
Phillip Lindsay RB2947.5%
Melvin Gordon IIIRB2845.9%
Royce Freeman RB46.6%
Tim Patrick WR5082.0%
Jerry JeudyWR4573.8%
K.J. HamlerWR3760.7%
DaeSean Hamilton WR1321.3%
Diontae SpencerWR23.3%
Nick Vannett TE4573.8%
Troy Fumagalli TE3963.9%
Andrew BeckTE69.8%

WR: Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy paced the WRs on the outside and were the guys in two WR sets.  KJ Hamler operated as the third man out of the slot. 

RB: It is a bit misleading that Phillip Lindsay played more snaps than Melvin Gordon because Melvin actually ran more routes (12 vs. 9) and got more carries (13 vs. 11).  That’s because Lindsay was asked to block on nine plays vs. three for Gordon. 

TE:  Noah Fant felt sick in the early game and was taken out for fear of COVID but he’s yet to have a positive test so they believe it might have actually been food poisoning.  Nick Vannett and Troy Fumagalli played a lot of snaps in two tight end sets and both ran 18 routes but, assuming Fant plays, they won’t be relevant.  They weren’t particularly relevant anyway. 

Arizona Cardinals

Team Snaps 79 
  SnapsSnap %
Kenyan Drake RB4455.7%
Chase Edmonds RB4050.6%
Christian Kirk WR6683.5%
DeAndre Hopkins WR6278.5%
Larry Fitzgerald WR5772.2%
KeeSean JohnsonWR1924.1%
Trent Sherfield WR56.3%
Maxx Williams TE5164.6%
Seth DeValve TE2734.2%
Dan Arnold TE2430.4%

WR: With the return of Larry Fitzgerald , things went back to normal.  DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk at split end and flanker, Larry in the slot. In fact, Andy Isabella , who was taking over for Larry Fitz, was actually inactive this week to keep KeeSean Johnson on the roster. 

RB: Kenyan Drake is clearly the preferred back in the run game while Chase Edmonds mixes in for some pass work.  Edmonds is no more than a handcuff.

TE: Dan Arnold ’s production in recent weeks is eye catching but his usage has been pretty bad.  The week before last he scored two touchdowns on nine snaps.  This week he only played 24 but scored again.  He’s a deep league or DFS stab but you can’t trust a guy playing ~30% of the snaps.  The floor is crazy low given that and the ceiling is a touchdown. 

Dallas Cowboys

Team Snaps 51 
  SnapsSnap %
Ezekiel Elliott RB3262.7%
Tony PollardRB1937.3%
Michael Gallup WR4894.1%
Amari Cooper WR4282.4%
CeeDee LambWR2651.0%
Noah Brown WR815.7%
Cedrick Wilson Jr.WR713.7%
Dalton Schultz TE4996.1%
Blake Bell TE1529.4%
Sean McKeonTE917.6%

WR:  Nothing better than a predictable WR group.  Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup play split end and flanker, CeeDee Lamb plays slot.

RB: Up until now the usage has been good for Ezekiel Elliott but the team has been hurting.  This week even the carries were split with Tony Pollard.  Just an ugly year for the Cowboys losing Dak and pretty much their entire offensive line.

TE: Dalton Schultz is in the same boat as Drew Sample.  He’s out there running a lot of routes but he’s low on the target totem pole in a middling offense.  He’s a TD boom bust guy.

Los Angeles Chargers

Team Snaps 73 
  SnapsSnap %
Austin Ekeler RB4460.3%
Kalen Ballage RB2331.5%
Gabe NabersRB1216.4%
Jalen GuytonWR6183.6%
Keenan Allen WR5778.1%
Tyron JohnsonWR5474.0%
K.J. HillWR1621.9%
Mike WilliamsWR22.7%
Hunter Henry TE6690.4%
Donald Parham Jr.TE1419.2%
Stephen Anderson TE34.1%

WR: With Mike Wiliams banged up it was Tyron Johnson that got the third WR slot.  Williams is limited in practice so far so it’s yet to be seen if he’ll be good to go for Thursday.  Only Keenan Allen is particularly trustworthy but Tyron could be a Thursday slate DFS dart throw with no Williams.

RB:  No match in runs this week between Kalen Ballage and Austin Ekeler - Ekeler led the team in the run and pass game.  He’s listed on the injury report, but he said himself while streaming on Twitch that he’s not hurt and he’s playing Thursday. So there ya go.

TE:  Hunter Henry has consistently played a huge snap share, but one issue has reared its ugly head from time to time - they do ask him to block on some pass plays.  For instance, Henry was out there for 42 of 46 pass plays which was more than any WR due to some nicks to Keenan Allen .  But he was asked to block on seven of those pass plays, so he only ran 35 routes.  They get the Raiders this week - last time he played them he ran 45 routes but blocked on six pass plays so not necessarily scot free here.

Kansas City Chiefs

Team Snaps 62 
  SnapsSnap %
Clyde Edwards-HelaireRB4674.2%
Le'Veon Bell RB1117.7%
Darrel Williams RB58.1%
Tyreek Hill WR5791.9%
Sammy Watkins WR5487.1%
Demarcus Robinson WR3353.2%
Mecole HardmanWR1930.6%
Marcus Kemp WR46.5%
Travis Kelce TE5690.3%
Nick Keizer TE1219.4%
Deon Yelder TE812.9%

WR: Same as usual.  Tyreek Hill plays just about every snap and Sammy Watkins is out there for most pass plays.  They mix things up with Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman but, considering Kelce leads the league in yards for anyone including WRs, there isn’t a whole lot of room to trust the ancillary guys.

RB:  Clyde Edwards-Helaire is back and the role is his.  Le’Veon Bell is really just operating as a change of pace guy.

TE:  When it comes to Travis Kelce , DK Metcalf said it best.

Indianapolis Colts

Team Snaps 61 
  SnapsSnap %
Jonathan TaylorRB3455.7%
Nyheim Hines RB2236.0%
Jordan Wilkins RB69.8%
Michael Pittman Jr.WR5590.1%
T.Y. Hilton WR4167.2%
Zach Pascal WR4167.2%
Ashton DulinWR1118.0%
Marcus Johnson WR813.1%
Jack Doyle TE4268.8%
Trey Burton TE2540.9%
Mo Alie-Cox TE2032.8%

WR:  Michael Pittman is playing split end lining up opposite the TE with his foot tethered to the line on most plays so he’s playing the most snaps.  Despite playing 14 fewer snaps however, T.Y. Hilton only ran two less routes than Pitmman (26 to 28).  So, I wouldn’t discount his usage.  Zach Pascal lined up in the slot and ran 20 routes.

RB:  Jonathan Taylor is looking like the guy we thought he’d be.  This snap share looks similar to the Packers where Taylor gets most of the run work and splits the pass work evenly with Nyheim Hines (Taylor = Aaron Jones and Hines = Jamaal Williams ).

TE: Mo Alie-Cox had been starting in the full time TE role, but he banged up his knee a bit, so Jack Doyle stepped in.  Essentially this team likes to have one full time tight end that both blocks and runs routes.  MAC has been that.  Doyle comes in for running situations and Trey Burton for passing ones.  It’s similar to the Titans where MAC = Jonnu Smith , Doyle = Geoff Swaim /MyCole Pruitt , and Burton = Anthony Firkser .  Hard to trust any of them really.

Miami Dolphins

Team Snaps 83 
  SnapsSnap %
Lynn Bowden Jr.RB5971.1%
Patrick LairdRB4250.6%
DeAndre Washington RB3947.0%
Mack Hollins WR4048.2%
Jakeem Grant WR3137.3%
DeVante Parker WR2732.5%
Antonio Callaway WR2226.5%
Mike Gesicki TE4351.8%
Adam Shaheen TE3744.6%
Durham Smythe TE3643.4%

WR:  Lot of injuries this week for the Dolphins.  Essentially DeVante Parker was playing split end with Mike Gesicki in the slot and Mack Hollins on the outside.  Both Parker and Gesicki got hurt - Gesicki looks highly unlikely and Parker has a hamstring he’s yet to practice with.  Hollins played a full snap share and Lynn Bowden filled in in the slot for Gesicki.  If Parker is out, those are the two I trust most and then they’ll likely fill out the rest of the snaps with a mix of Jakeem Grant , Malcolm Perry, and two tight end sets. 

RB: Myles Gaskin could miss multiple weeks with an actual positive COVID test – Matt Breida is also on the list so DeAndre Washington would be the lead back for the time being. 

TE: So, in reality, Mike Gesicki was playing WR, not tight end.  In Chan Gailey’s offense he was more Eric Decker than Jeff Cumberland - Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe played the Jeff Cumberland role.  If Eric Decker got hurt, I wouldn’t expect Jeff Cumberland to start playing slot and I don’t see that happening for Shaheen or Smythe either.  They might see some extra targets, but I expect them to continue to be in-line tight ends and not someone you want to rely on in the semi-finals. 

Philadelphia Eagles

Team Snaps 69 
  SnapsSnap %
Miles SandersRB5681.2%
Boston Scott RB1521.7%
Corey Clement RB22.9%
Greg Ward WR5173.9%
Jalen ReagorWR4768.1%
Alshon Jeffery WR3144.9%
Quez WatkinsWR2231.9%
Travis FulghamWR1115.9%
Dallas Goedert TE5985.5%
Zach Ertz TE5072.5%
Richard Rodgers TE11.4%

WR:  Like last week, Greg Ward in the slot and Jalen Reagor on the outside were the staples.  The other WRs mixed in but the Eagles are a two tight end team so the opportunities can be limited. 

RB: Boom - big day for Miles Sanders.  What’s good for the good is good for the gander and a better offense worked in Sanders favor.  Now, mobile QBs are known to throw less to the RB because they take off rather than checking down but, after how stale the offense was with Wentz, that’s splitting hairs.

TE: The return of Zach Ertz pushed Dallas Goedert back inside a bit as expected.  In Week 12 Goedert played 35 snaps at WR and ran 98.3% of the routes. This week he only played 16 and only ran 66.7%.  Zach Ertz played 26 snaps at WR (18 slot, eight split wide) and, despite playing fewer snaps, only ran two less routes.  Ertz is the guy you want.

Atlanta Falcons

Team Snaps 57 
  SnapsSnap %
Ito Smith RB2543.9%
Todd Gurley RB1933.3%
Brian Hill RB915.8%
Calvin Ridley WR4884.2%
Russell Gage WR4171.9%
Brandon Powell WR2849.1%
Christian Blake WR1322.8%
Laquon Treadwell WR814.0%
Hayden Hurst TE3357.9%
Luke Stocker TE3357.9%
Jaeden Graham TE1119.3%

WR:  The setup here is Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley on the outside with Russell Gage in the slot.  Typically, it’s been either Olamide Zaccheaus or Christian Blake stepping in but this week they went a different route - they actually moved Russell Gage to the outside and had Brandon Powell play slot.  That’s certainly interesting for Gage if Julio is out again. 

RB: After being limited for most of the week Todd Gurley did suit up but Ito Smith ended up getting more work than him.  Hard to trust him given his usage.

TE: The Falcons used a lot of two tight end sets this week, but the usage was not even - Stocker only ran 10 routes while Hurst ran 25.  If Julio is out again that gives a glimmer of hope to Hurst but he simply has not filled Hooper’s shoes.

New York Giants

Team Snaps 49 
  SnapsSnap %
Wayne Gallman RB2755.2%
Dion Lewis RB1632.7%
Alfred Morris RB612.3%
Darius Slay tonWR4796.1%
Sterling Shepard WR3979.8%
Golden Tate WR2857.3%
Austin MackWR48.2%
C.J. Board WR12.0%
Evan Engram TE4285.9%
Kaden SmithTE2347.0%
Levine Toilolo TE1020.5%

WR:  Darius Slay ton led the team in snaps and targets but had trouble reeling things in.  They like Slayton and Sterling Shepard on the outside with Golden Tate splitting slot snaps with Evan Engram .

RB: Wayne Gallman is the guy and Dion Lewis was just the change of pace back on some passing downs. 

TE: Good usage for Engram again as he played 22 snaps at WR compared to 19 in-line and only Slayton played more snaps and ran more routes than him.  In a thin tight end landscape, he at least has the usage that can provide big weeks. 

Jacksonville Jaguars

Team Snaps 71 
  SnapsSnap %
James RobinsonRB4056.4%
Dare Ogunbowale RB2231.0%
Devine OzigboRB68.5%
D.J. Chark Jr.WR6490.3%
Keelan Cole WR6186.0%
Laviska Shenault Jr.WR5374.7%
Collin JohnsonWR1926.8%
Chris Conley WR912.7%
Tyler Eifert TE4563.5%
James O'Shaughnessy TE2738.1%
Eric Saubert TE912.7%

WR: The good news this week was for Laviska Shenault and the bad news was for Collin Johnson.  Johnson looked good in the couple games leading up but Keelan Cole returned to reclaim his slot role.  This moved Shenault outside opposite of D.J. Chark .  Chark and Shenault are the most trustworthy for fantasy though Shenault has proven injury prone - and issue that plagued him in college.

RB:  James Robinson is the guy.  Unfortunately, a 23-yard touchdown of his was nullified by DJ Chark lining up in the wrong spot but he still had another solid game.

TE: Tyler Eifert once again saw a surprising snap share and a pretty large route number, running 37 on the day.  In fact, over the second half of the season starting Week 9, his 161 routes run is top ten for tight ends.  He’s more of a DFS dart throw but at least he’s out there.

New York Jets

Team Snaps 53 
  SnapsSnap %
Ty JohnsonRB2037.7%
Frank Gore RB1732.1%
Josh Adams RB1222.6%
Breshad Perriman WR53100.0%
Jamison Crowder WR3871.7%
Jeff SmithWR3362.3%
Braxton Berrios WR1120.8%
Jaleel Scott WR917.0%
Daniel Brown WR47.5%
Chris HerndonTE3464.2%
Ryan Griffin TE2241.5%
Trevon WescoTE1222.6%

WR: With no Denzel Mims it was Jeff Smith back in the mix opposite Breshard Perriman.  Jamison Crowder played his typical slot role.

RB: The backfield here was a bit of a three headed monster with the carries and pass snaps split fairly evenly.  Frank Gore started but Ty Johnson got slightly more snaps.  He’s the better asset in the passing game.

TE: A typical performance from Christopher Herndon in Gase’s offense.  Play 25 pass plays but block on eight of them.  Not useful for fantasy football.

Detroit Lions

Team Snaps 68 
  SnapsSnap %
D'Andre SwiftRB3653.1%
Adrian Peterson RB1725.1%
Kerryon Johnson RB1522.1%
Marvin Jones WR6088.5%
Mohamed Sanu WR4160.5%
Danny Amendola WR3551.6%
Quintez CephusWR3348.7%
Jamal Agnew WR1116.2%
T.J. Hockenson TE5784.1%
Jesse James TE2638.4%
Hunter BryantTE45.9%

WR: Marvin Jones is playing his typical role.  So is Danny Amendola splitting slot snaps with T.J. Hockenson .  They have filled Kenny Golladay ’s role with a mix of Mohamad Sanu and Quintez Cephus as of late, but no one is getting the full role making them tough to trust.

RB: D’Andre Swift returned to play a fairly sizeable chunk of snaps, especially in the pass game where he played 27. Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson are just mixing in.

TE:  Another good game for Hock from a usage standpoint - 56 snaps, 43 pass plays, 39 routes.  Solid. 

Green Bay Packers

Team Snaps 67 
  SnapsSnap %
Aaron Jones RB4770.1%
Jamaal Williams RB2029.9%
Davante Adams WR6292.5%
Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR4770.1%
Allen Lazard WR4668.7%
Equanimeous St. Brown WR1725.4%
Tavon Austin WR46.0%
Juwann WinfreeWR11.5%
Robert Tonyan TE4161.2%
Marcedes Lewis TE3856.7%
Dominique DafneyTE1217.9%

WR: Davante Adams plays nearly every snap, as he should.  Marquez Valdes-Scantling is preferred on the outside opposite him and Allen Lazard plays the slot. They mix in two tight end sets so the wideouts don’t get a full workload.

RB: Typically, what they do here is have Aaron Jones get extra carries and then split the pass down work but as of late Jamaal Williams usage has dramatically declined.  Williams only played nine pass snaps compared to 29 for Jones.  Williams was particularly relevant anyway so this for the best.

TE:  Robert Tonyan is an interesting case.  He continues to only play about 60% of the snaps.  And because of that he’s not running and elite number of routes.  But he catches nearly every target and has now scored in four straight weeks.  Because of this, he doesn’t have a super high upside, but he seems to be pretty good for a couple catches a week.  The nightmare of course is a week where he gets his four to five targets, and he doesn’t catch all of them - which could realistically happen fairly easily.  

Carolina Panthers

Team Snaps 67 
  SnapsSnap %
Mike Davis RB4973.1%
Rodney SmithRB1623.9%
Trenton Cannon RB23.0%
Robby Anderson WR5785.1%
Curtis Samuel WR5379.1%
Pharoh Cooper WR3958.2%
Brandon Zylstra WR2638.8%
Marken Michel WR34.5%
Ian Thomas TE4770.1%
Chris Manhertz TE2943.3%
Colin ThompsonTE1014.9%

WR: With no D.J. Moore they decided to mix in a lot of two tight end sets but Pharaoh Cooper and Brandon Zylstra did pick up some snaps.  Since it’s still split between the two you can’t trust anyone outside of Robby Anderson and Curtis Samuel .

RB: No Christian McCaffrey = Mike Davis .  Per usual.

TE:  We’ve talked about this many times but, if there were an award given to the player most like that kid in gym class that runs around but never gets the ball, Ian Thomas would be a lock.  33 routes run again - he’s a top 10 TE in routes run but he’s tight end 99 in yards per route run.  Whoof.

New England Patriots

Team Snaps 59 
  SnapsSnap %
James White RB2745.6%
Damien HarrisRB2237.2%
Sony Michel RB1525.3%
Jakobi MeyersWR5999.6%
Damiere Byrd WR5287.8%
N'Keal Harry WR3660.8%
Donte Moncrief WR58.4%
Dalton KeeneTE3152.4%
Devin AsiasiTE2338.8%

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

RB:  In a negative game script, it was the James White show.  The Pats are a run first team and they still tried to run a bunch with Damien Harris and Sony Michel but at a certain point in a game like this that needs to be abandoned.

TE:  Ryan Izzo was one of the more boring tight ends out there so him going to IR at least opens things up for an unknown. Dalton Keane played 31 snaps and ran 18 routes so he’s the more interesting one but Devin Asiasi was activated and ran nine routes. 

Las Vegas Raiders

Team Snaps 68 
  SnapsSnap %
Josh Jacobs RB2942.6%
Jalen Richard RB2130.9%
Devontae Booker RB1927.9%
Nelson Agholor WR4566.2%
Henry Ruggs IIIWR4160.3%
Hunter RenfrowWR3855.9%
Bryan EdwardsWR2029.4%
Zay Jones WR1623.5%
Darren Waller TE6697.1%
Jason Witten TE2029.4%
Foster MoreauTE1319.1%

WR: Henry Ruggs hits the COVID list, so he’ll be out for Thursday.  Expect to see a full snap share on the outside from Nelson Agholor and a lot of Hunter Renfrow in the slot.  Rookie Bryan Edwards will see a boost in snaps as well as more two tight end sets.

RB:  Josh Jacobs was a game time decision, but he still managed to play most of the important snaps.  He’s the guy when active.

TE: As usual, Darren Waller played more snaps than any other pass catcher on the team.  With no Ruggs he’s in for a full workload.

Los Angeles Rams

Team Snaps 63 
  SnapsSnap %
Cam AkersRB5079.4%
Darrell HendersonRB711.1%
Malcolm Brown RB69.5%
Robert Woods WR4977.8%
Cooper Kupp WR3961.9%
Josh Reynolds WR3555.6%
Van JeffersonWR1930.2%
Nsimba WebsterWR11.6%
Tyler Higbee TE5587.3%
Gerald Everett TE5384.1%
Johnny Mundt TE11.6%

WR: The Rams went heavy sets and brought it to the Patriots with the run game - we’ll talk about it below but none of the WRs played as much as the two tight ends.  Don’t expect that every week - it’s typically Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds on the outside with Cooper Kupp in the slot.  Van Jefferson is the next man up at all three positions.  That’s why McVay and Snead drafted a coach’s son who is coachable. 

RB:  Cam Akers has arrived.  Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown as of now are nothing more than backups.

TE: Heavy two tight end sets with Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee clearly playing a monster snap share but the weird thing is that Higbee only ran routes on 15 of the team’s pass plays and Everett on 14.  It’s like the Rams told them when they were going to run and then just went out and did it.  The Pats are a tough defense for tight ends, so the Rams get a much more intriguing one this week with the Jets.  We like Everett of the two.

Baltimore Ravens

WR: Marquise Brown led in snaps as usual followed by Willie Snead and Miles Boykin .  Whatever ground Devin Duvernay gained in snap share was lost big time this week.

RB:  J.K. Dobbins played a ton of snaps, but Gus Edwards also went out there on 1st and 10 in the red zone and ran the ball in from the 19 and 11 on the first play.  It’s hard to say whether Edwards would have gotten multiple carries on those drives had he not scored so quickly so it’s hard to knock him for that.  Dobbins is the best bet for fantasy, but he hasn’t run away with the full role yet. 

TE: Mark Andrews ran 28 routes - he has only pass blocked twice this entire season.  Usage doesn’t get much better

New Orleans Saints

Team Snaps 63 
  SnapsSnap %
Alvin Kamara RB4571.4%
Latavius Murray RB2031.7%
Michael Thomas WR5790.5%
Tre'Quan Smith WR5485.7%
Emmanuel Sanders WR5384.1%
Juwan JohnsonWR57.9%
Tommylee Lewis WR11.6%
Jared Cook TE3657.1%
Josh Hill TE1828.6%
Adam TrautmanTE1523.8%

WR: Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders on the outside with Tre’Quan Smith in the slot.  That’s the deal.

RB: Latavius Murray is just a handcuff at this point.  It’s Alvin Kamara ’s backfield.

TE:  After some weird, run heavy tight end usage, Jared Cook played 36 snaps and ran 29 routes, managing to score.  Hard to trust but that usage is at least better than what it’s been. 

Taysom Hill : He was way more fun in this article before.  63 snaps at QB.  Boring.

Seattle Seahawks

Team Snaps 73 
  SnapsSnap %
Chris Carson RB3345.0%
Carlos Hyde RB3243.6%
DeeJay DallasRB810.9%
Tyler Lockett WR4764.1%
D.K. MetcalfWR4662.7%
David Moore WR3953.2%
Freddie SwainWR3345.0%
Penny HartWR2736.8%
Jacob Hollister TE3750.5%
Will Dissly TE3649.1%
Colby ParkinsonTE1925.9%

WR: D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett play the whole game.  David Moore and Freddie Swain split the other WR snaps but not enough to trust.  Maybe if one guy was getting the whole role but even with that targets are thin.

RB: Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde split the snaps pretty much right down the middle in both the run and pass game.  No one likes that.

TE:  Reports are that Greg Olsen is trying to come back.  Even if he does, none of these tight ends are fantasy relevant.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Team Snaps 57 
  SnapsSnap %
Jaylen Samuels RB2747.4%
James Conner RB2340.4%
Benny Snell Jr.RB58.8%
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR57100.0%
James Washington WR4680.7%
Chase ClaypoolWR3866.7%
Diontae JohnsonWR2849.1%
Ray-Ray McCloud WR47.0%
Eric Ebron TE3866.7%
Vance McDonald TE1933.3%

WR: Diontae Johnson has seven drops and a fumble of his last three games.  That was enough for him to ride the pine.  It’s yet to be seen what this week will look like, but JuJu Smith-Schuster is the most trustworthy and James Washington could lose snaps to Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool only ran routes on 23 of 40 pass plays (Juju ran routes on all 40).

RB: James Conner is the running down back but, in a negative game script, Jaylen Samuels got some pass down work.  Don’t love that if you own Conner.

TE:  Eric Ebron played fewer snaps than usual, but he ran a ton of routes.  He’s a backend TE1 given his usage and spot on the target totem pole here.

Houston Texans

Team Snaps 66 
  SnapsSnap %
Duke Johnson RB3045.2%
Buddy Howell RB2334.7%
C.J. Prosise RB1319.6%
Steven Mitchell WR6192.0%
Chad Hansen WR5379.9%
Keke Coutee WR4973.9%
Isaiah CoulterWR69.0%
Darren Fells TE4060.3%
Jordan Akins TE3654.3%
Kahale Warring TE1522.6%

WR: The starting WRs to start the year were Brandin Cooks , Will Fuller , and Randall Cobb .  None of them were available this week though Cooks is expected back.   Based on what we’ve seen, it should be Chad Hansen and Brandin Cooks on the outside with Keke Coutee in the slot.

RB: With no David Johnson we expected the Duke Johnson show but Buddy Howell got some looks.  Howell got more carries, but Duke got more pass plays so Duke probably still the better bet given the value of targets vs. carries.

TE:  Jordan Akins has seen an increased usage running 26 routes, but he dropped another TD this week.  If Watson can’t trust him, we can’t trust him.

Tennessee Titans

Team Snaps 66 
  SnapsSnap %
Derrick Henry RB4263.7%
Jeremy McNichols RB2233.4%
Corey Davis WR4263.7%
A.J. BrownWR3756.1%
Cameron Batson WR2131.9%
Nick Westbrook-IkhineWR1928.8%
Kalif Raymond WR1624.3%
Jonnu Smith TE4162.2%
MyCole Pruitt TE3451.6%
Geoff Swaim TE3248.5%

WR: A.J. Brown and Corey Davis on the outside.  With Adam Humphries out it was Cameron Batson in the slot, but he came out for two TE sets.

RB: Derrick. Henry.  This dude is a beast.

TE: Jonnu Smith is your every down TE but he only ran 19 routes. MyColePruitt and Geoff Swaim are blocking TEs and Anthony Firkser is not seeing enough snaps.

Minnesota Vikings

Team Snaps 79 
  SnapsSnap %
Dalvin Cook RB5468.4%
Ameer Abdullah RB1519.0%
Mike Boone RB45.1%
Adam Thielen WR7189.9%
Justin JeffersonWR6886.1%
Chad Beebe WR3443.0%
Olabisi JohnsonWR1924.1%
Tajae Sharpe WR56.3%
Tyler Conklin TE4557.0%
Irv Smith Jr.TE2835.4%

WR: Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson are dialed in for practically every pass play.  Chad Beebe plays a limited amount of slot, but they run too many two TE sets.

RB:  Dalvin Cook is the guy. Makes things easy.

TE: In two tight end sets with Tyler Conklin , Irv Smith is clearly the pass catcher.  He’s been battling a bad back but, with no Kyle Rudolph again, he could be an interesting spot start.

Washington Football Team

Team Snaps 63 
  SnapsSnap %
J.D. McKissic RB4165.3%
Peyton Barber RB3047.8%
Cam Sims WR5994.0%
Terry McLaurin WR5892.4%
Steven SimsWR2336.7%
Isaiah WrightWR1727.1%
Robert Foster WR58.0%
Logan Thomas TE6298.8%
Jeremy Sprinkle TE1523.9%
Marcus Baugh TE46.4%

WR:  We’ve talked about this, but this team really runs a lot of four wide receiver sets except the fourth wide receiver is Logan Thomas standing in the slot right next to where the TE would be.  Terry McLaurin and Cam Sims play the whole game on the outside.  Steven Sims and Isaiah Wright don’t play enough to be relevant.

RB: Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic splitting run work with McKissic handling the passing work.  That’s how they are handling the loss of Antonio Gibson.

TE: Logan Thomas is playing a ton of snaps and running a ton of routes.  He has some pretty bad matchups though and QB play keeps him in the back end TE1 range.