Week 16 is in the books – hopefully you won your championships in your real leagues and are at least still in the hunt in whatever weird leagues you may have left where Week 17 matters.  I know we like to joke about the importance (or lack-there-of) of Week 17 but there are some of us who do have two week championships, play daily fantasy, or simply enjoy the strategy of trying to work around players being rested so we’re here to do what we’ve done all year – break down some snap counts and give you our best bet at what you can expect for this week. 

As teams will sometimes sit players Week 17 if the week doesn’t affect their playoff seeding, we have included an extra note for playoff teams to let you know whether you are at risk of having guys sit and the risk level.  This will be reflected in the “locked in” vs “risky” designations as well.

For those of you who have tagged along for the snap count articles, thanks again for following and we look forward to helping you win your leagues again next year.  Happy Holidays!



Team Snaps57 
 SnapsSnap %
Emmanuel Sanders5698.2%
George Kittle5596.5%
Deebo Samuel4782.5%
Raheem Mostert3154.4%
Kendrick Bourne3052.6%
Tevin Coleman2442.1%

*Playoff team* – no risk as they will be battling the Seahawks for the division Sunday night*



Team Snaps63 
 SnapsSnap %
Anthony Miller63100.0%
Allen Robinson5993.7%
Javon Wims5282.5%
David Montgomery3555.6%
Tarik Cohen3454.0%
J.P. Holtz2742.9%
Jesper Horsted1828.6%
Cordarelle Patterson69.5%
Riley Ridley34.8%



Team Snaps90 
 SnapsSnap %
Tyler Boyd8392.2%
John Ross7178.9%
Alex Erickson6875.6%
Tyler Eifert5763.3%
Gio Bernard5156.7%
CJ Uzomah4752.2%
Joe Mixon3943.3%



Team Snaps54 
 SnapsSnap %
John Brown5280.0%
Devin Singletary5280.0%
Cole Beasley4670.8%
Dawson Knox4061.5%
Isaiah McKenzie3147.7%
Tyler Kroft1726.2%

*Playoff Team* - moderate risk to high risk as the Bills are locked in to the fifth seed and cannot improve their standing with a win.  Reports are that the starters will all play but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will play the whole game.



Team Snaps71 
 SnapsSnap %
Courtland Sutton6895.8%
Tim Patrick4766.2%
DaeSean Hamilton4157.7%
Noah Fant4157.7%
Phillip Lindsay4157.7%
Jeff Heuerman3346.5%
Royce Freeman2839.4%
  • Locked In: Courtland Sutton
  • Risky: Noah Fant (three weeks in a row now around 50% of the snaps has him listed as risky but he’s still a big part of the offense, much like the timeshare RBs so could be worth a play), Phillip Lindsay (worth noting Lindsay needs 42 yards to hit the coveted 1,000 yard mark), Royce Freeman



Team Snaps60 
 SnapsSnap %
Odell Beckhaam Jr5490.0%
Jarvis Landry5083.3%
Nick Chubb3965.0%
Demetrius Harris3660.0%
Kareem Hunt3456.7%
Damion Ratley2135.0%
Ricky Seals-Jones1931.7%
KhaDarel Hodge1423.3%
  • Locked In: Odell Beckham Jr (needs 46 yards to reach 1,000 yard mark so we can imagine he will campaign the coaching staff to reach the milestone), Jarvis Landry
  • Risky: Nick Chubb , Kareem Hunt (in what will likely be a positive game script game this week, Nick Chubb could see additional work though, with no playoff implications, the Browns may also continue to “try out” Kareem Hunt to see if they want to re-sign him or not.  Clearly both will play so both carry risk.)



Team Snaps73 
 SnapsSnap %
Breshad Perriman7095.9%
Justin Watson7095.9%
OJ Howard6183.6%
Ronald Jones3750.7%
Cameron Brate3142.5%
Dare Ogunbawale2737.0%
Peyton Barber811.0%



Team Snaps69 
 SnapsSnap %
Larry Fitzgerald6087.0%
Kenyan Drake5681.2%
Christian Kirk5478.3%
Damiere Byrd2536.2%
Pharoah Cooper2130.4%
David Johnson1521.7%
Andy Isabella1014.5%



Team Snaps61 
 SnapsSnap %
Keenan Allen5386.9%
Mike Williams5386.9%
Hunter Henry5386.9%
Andre Patton4675.4%
Melvin Gordon3760.7%
Austin Ekeler3354.1%
Virgil Green1219.7%



Team Snaps61 
 SnapsSnap %
Travis Kelce61100.0%
Tyreek Hill5996.7%
Sammy Watkins5183.6%
Demarcus Robinson3557.4%
Spencer Ware2439.3%
Mecole Hardman2337.7%
Darwin Thompson69.8%

*Playoff Team* - minimal risk – the Chiefs not only could move up to the two seed with a win and a Patriots loss but they could fall to the four seed with a loss and a Texans win.  If they go up big however then players could ride the pine in the fourth.



Team Snaps64 
 SnapsSnap %
Jack Doyle6195.3%
Zach Pascal5078.1%
Marcus Johnson 4671.9%
T.Y. Hilton3859.4%
Mo Allie-Cox3554.7%
Marlon Mack3148.4%
Jordan Wilkins2234.4%
Nyheim Hines1117.2%
Dontrelle Inman812.5%
Ashton Duhlin69.4%



Team Snaps62 
 SnapsSnap %
Ezekiel Elliott6096.8%
Michael Gallup5690.3%
Jason Witten4979.0%
Randall Cobb4877.4%
Amari Cooper4674.2%
Blake Jarwin1930.6%
Tavon Austin1625.8%
Tony Pollard46.5%

*Playoff Team* -No Risk.The Cowboys need to beat the Redskins and they also need the Eagles to lose to the Giants.  Those games are both on the same afternoon slate so the Cowboys won’t be holding anything back.



Team Snaps90 
 SnapsSnap %
DeVante Parker7583.3%
Albert Wilson6673.3%
Mike Gesicki5864.4%
Patrick Laird4954.4%
Isaiah Ford3842.2%
Myles Gaskin3437.8%
Allen Hurns3235.6%



Team Snaps72 
 SnapsSnap %
Dallas Goedert6590.3%
Zach Ertz5981.9%
Miles Sanders5981.9%
Greg Ward5170.8%
J.J. Arcega Whitside4562.5%
Boston Scott2027.8%

*Playoff Team* - No Risk.The Eagles need to beat the Giants to make the playoffs (or could back door their way in via a Cowboys loss though both games will be simultaneous)

  • Locked In:Miles Sanders, Dallas Goedert , (Ertz has broken ribs.  He may try to tough it out but, if the Eagles are winning easily or they get word that the Cowboys are getting blown out, there is no way he plays a heavy snap share).
  • Risky:Zach Ertz , JJ Arcega-Whiteside (he’s dealt with a foot injury that he played with but inevitably ended up back in the locker room. With limited options, he’ll likely give it a go again).



Team Snaps75 
 SnapsSnap %
Devonta Freeman5886.6%
Austin Hooper5277.6%
Julio Jones5776.0%
Christian Blake4364.2%
Luke Stocker4059.7%
Russell Gage3856.7%
Justin Hardy2131.3%
Brian Hill1420.9%



Team Snaps70 
 SnapsSnap %
Kaden Smith70100.0%
Sterling Shepard70100.0%
Saquon Barkley6897.1%
Golden Tate5882.9%
Cody Latimer4158.6%
Darius Slayton 2028.6%



Team Snaps63 
 SnapsSnap %
Leonard Fournette5892.1%
DJ Chark5485.7%
Chris Conley4876.2%
Dede Westbrook4368.3%
Seth DeValve4063.5%
Keelan Cole2539.7%
Nick O'Leary2234.9%
Ben Koyack1625.4%



Team Snaps61 
 SnapsSnap %
Robby Anderson5793.4%
LeVeon Bell5691.8%
Jamison Crowder5285.2%
Vyncint Smith4980.3%
Daniel Brown4167.2%
Trevon Wesco1829.5%



Team Snaps50 
 SnapsSnap %
Kenny Golladay4896.0%
Danny Amendola4182.0%
Logan Thomas3162.0%
Jesse James2958.0%
Chris Lacy2448.0%
Travis Fulgham1734.0%
Ty Johnson1224.0%
JD McKissic714.0%



Team Snaps77 
 SnapsSnap %
Davante Adams6280.5%
Allen Lazard5875.3%
Aaron Jones5267.5%
Marcedes Lewis4153.2%
Jimmy Graham4153.2%
Geronimo Allison3342.9%
Jake Kumerow2836.4%
Robert Tonyan2329.9%
Jamaal Williams2127.3%
Marquez Valdes-Scantling1114.3%

*Playoff Team* No Risk. The Packers need to beat the Lions this week to ensure they have a bye week.  If they win and the Saints lose they could even move to the one seed. They will be playing to win.



Team Snaps71 
 SnapsSnap %
Christian McCaffrey6388.7%
Curtis Samuel5374.6%
Chris Hogan5273.2%
Jarius Wright4056.3%
Greg Olsen4056.3%
Ian Thomas3245.1%
Chris Manhertz2129.6%
D.J. Moore68.5%



Team Snaps73 
 SnapsSnap %
Mohamed Sanu7095.9%
Julian Edelman5271.2%
Matt Lacosse4663.0%
N'Keal Harry3750.7%
James White3345.2%
Benjamin Watson3142.5%
Sony Michel3142.5%
Rex Burkhead1926.0%
Jakobi Meyers1419.2%
Phillip Dorsett56.8%

*Playoff Team* - No risk. The Patriots need to beat the Dolphins to secure the two seed – they will be playing for keeps



Team Snaps63 
 SnapsSnap %
Tyrell Williams5573.3%
Darren Waller5168.0%
Deandre Washington4053.3%
Zay Jones3344.0%
Hunter Renfrow2938.7%
Jalen Richard2432.0%

*Playoff Team* -No Risk.  The Raiders need a number of different unlikely scenarios to make the playoffs but they can’t make it if they don’t win so they will give it their best shot. 



Team Snaps70 
 SnapsSnap %
Robert Woods70100.0%
Tyler Higbee6288.6%
Todd Gurley5477.1%
Cooper Kupp4361.4%
Brandin Cooks4158.6%
Johnny Mundt3144.3%
Josh Reynolds2941.4%
Malcolm Brown1420.0%



Team Snaps73 
 SnapsSnap %
Nick Boyle4967.1%
Marquise Brown4358.9%
Hayden Hurst4054.8%
Mark Andrews3953.4%
Seth Roberts3547.9%
Willie Snead3041.1%
Mark Ingram3041.1%
Gus Edwards3041.1%
Patrick Ricard2737.0%
Miles Boykin2737.0%
Justice Hill1317.8%

*Playoff Team* - High Risk.  The Ravens have the first seed locked up and they have already announced that Lamar Jackson , Mark Ingram , and Marshal Yanda won’t play on the offense.  On a team that notoriously spreads the snaps out already, there is risk that everyone you normally count on will see limited snaps.

  • Locked In:(no one is a lock)
  • Risky: Hayden Hurst (Andrews has battled injuries so we would not be surprised to see Hayden Hurst get an extended look), Myles Boykin, Justice Hill (now is the time for the young players to get extra snaps so they are ready in case the team needs them)



Team Snaps70 
 SnapsSnap %
Terry McLaurin6187.1%
Kelvin Harmon6085.7%
Steven Sims5375.7%
Jeremy Sprinkle4564.3%
Chris Thompson3752.9%
Adrian Peterson 3347.1%



Team Snaps71 
 SnapsSnap %
Michael Thomas6185.9%
Alvin Kamara4462.0%
Josh Hill4360.6%
Tre'Quan Smith3853.5%
Jared Cook3650.7%
Taysom Hill2636.6%
Latavius Murray2535.2%
Tedd Ginn Jr.2535.2%

*Playoff Team* No Risk.  If the Saints win and the Seahawks beat the 49ers, they would get the second seed and the bye.  The Seahawks game was flexed to the night game so they won’t know their fate until after they play.



Team Snaps57 
 SnapsSnap %
D.K. Metcalf5698.2%
Tyler Lockett4884.2%
Jacob Hollister4375.4%
Malik Turner2950.9%
Luke Willson2238.6%
Chris Carson1831.6%
David Moore1017.5%

*Playoff Team* - No Risk.  The Seahawks can win the NFC West and move to the two seed with a win.  With a loss they are the fifth wild card seed.  With those implications, they won’t be holding anything back.



Team Snaps67 
 SnapsSnap %
Vance McDonald6597.0%
Diontae Johnson5683.6%
James Washington5176.1%
Jaylen Samuels 4262.7%
Nick Vannett1522.4%
James Conner913.4%
Benny Snell Jr.913.4%

*Playoff Team* No Risk.  To make the playoffs they need to win and they need the Texans to beat the Titans.  Full steam ahead.



Team Snaps66 
 SnapsSnap %
DeAndre Hopkins6598.5%
Kenny Stills5684.8%
Darren Fells5278.8%
Jordan Akins4162.1%
Carlos Hyde3959.1%
Duke Johnson2943.9%
Will Fuller1928.8%

*Playoff Team* - Moderate to High. The Texans could move from the four seed to the three seed which would be a minor improvement but they would need the Chiefs to lose to do that.  The Chiefs actually play before them so, if they win, expect the Texans to sit anyone important.  Even if they do have that opportunity to move up, I would not be surprised to sit injury prone guys like Will Fuller to be safe. 



Team Snaps62 
 SnapsSnap %
AJ Brown62100.0%
Jonnu Smith5182.3%
Corey Davis4471.0%
Dion Lewis4369.4%
Tajae Sharpe3962.9%
MyCole Pruitt2743.5%
Anthony Firkser1321.0%
Kalif Raymond812.9%

*Playoff Team* - No Risk.  If the Titans win they are in the playoffs.  If they lose they have a chance to be out. They likely rested Derrick Henry last week specifically so he would be healthy for weeks like this and the playoffs. 



Team Snaps54 
 SnapsSnap %
Adam Thielen5092.6%
Stefon Diggs4685.2%
Kyle Rudolph3666.7%
Irv Smith Jr.3361.1%
Ameer Abdullah3259.3%
Olabisi Johnson2444.4%
Mike Boone1833.3%

*Playoff Team* - High Risk.  The loss to the Packers last week locks the Vikings into the number six seed which makes this a meaningless game for them.  Dalvin Cook absolutely won’t play but I wouldn’t be surprised if other guys saw limited snaps as well.

  • Locked In:No one.
  • Risky: Irv Smith, Bisi Johnson (teams will let the young guys get reps to make sure they are ready.  This could be that opportunity for these two), Ameer Abdullah (more effective last week, clearly).