Week 2 was an absolute bloodbath. If any of your teams are like mine, you might have enough red text on there that you’re tempted to call it quits. 


But fear not my internet football pals because we’re here to break down what happened and tell you what you need to do to move forward. So pick that phone up out of the trash, full your IR spots, and let’s build this thing back up!


Team Snaps 61 
  SnapsSnap %
Tevin Coleman RB3049.2%
Jerick McKinnon RB1321.3%
Raheem Mostert RB1321.3%
Kendrick Bourne WR4573.8%
Brandon AiyukWR4472.1%
Trent Taylor WR2845.9%
Mohamed Sanu WR1321.3%
Dante Pettis WR1016.4%
Ross Dwelley TE3963.9%
Jordan Reed TE2845.9%

WR: Deebo Samuel is still absent but at least Brandon Aiyuk made his debut. His snaps came almost entirely at the expense of Dante Pettis who went from 72.6% of the snaps last week to 16.4% of the snaps this week. Bourne and Taylor remained the other main options and, based on the usage, it looks lIke Taylor will be the one that falls off when Deebo returns. Richie James also hit the IR but he wasn’t particularly relevant anway. Aiyuk is our favorite for the time being. 

RB: Both Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman were hurt this week and both are expected to miss week 3 (Coleman is expected to miss even more time than that). That leaves Jeff Wilson to get the short yardage work and Jerick McKinnon on the passing downs. McKinnon has the best shot to become the “hot hand” and drastically increase his workload. 

TE: George Kittle is still questionable for this week. If you have other options it might be safe to roll with them. If Kittle is out, Jordan Reed is once again a sneaky start and DFS play. 


Team Snaps 65 
  SnapsSnap %
David Montgomery RB3553.8%
Tarik Cohen RB2132.3%
Ryan Nall RB34.6%
Allen Robinson WR5381.5%
Darnell MooneyWR3960.0%
Javon Wims WR2944.6%
Anthony Miller WR2640.0%
Cordarrelle Patterson WR1421.5%
Jimmy Graham TE4061.5%
Demetrius Harris TE3655.4%

WR: Allen Robinson once again led the team but the surprise this week was Darnell Mooney emerging across from him. Mooney played almost all of his snaps outside so he looks to be out in front right now as the flanker to Robinson’s split end. Anthony Miller played 17 of his 26 snaps in the slot so he’s the favorite for three wide sets but his usage as of this week makes him essentially unstartable. 

RB: David Montgomery took a big step forward in terms of snap share with Cohen’s backfield snaps dropping from 24 last week to only 12 this week despite the team running the same number of offensive plays. Monty is on the up and up. 

TE: From a usage perspective, Jimmy Graham still saw a good chunk of slot snaps (14) and snaps at WR (8) but he played fewer snaps in general and was clearly less involved. For now he’s a stash as you likely have much safer options. Cole Kmet was used to block on 18 of his 22 snaps which is even worse than last week so he is still merely a dynasty stash. 


Team Snaps 92 
  SnapsSnap %
Samaje Perine RB1617.4%
Joe Mixon RB4650.0%
Giovani Bernard RB4245.7%
Tyler Boyd WR7884.8%
Tee HigginsWR6065.2%
A.J. Green WR5762.0%
Mike Thomas WR3234.8%
John Ross WR2830.4%
Alex Erickson WR88.7%
Drew SampleTE5458.7%
C.J. Uzomah TE4751.1%

WR: Despite only catching 3 of his absurd 13 targets, Green was actually third in snap share behind Tyler Boyd and the rookie Higgins. Green attributed his poor efficiency to growing pains in regards to the new offense and returning to the field after a long absence. Higgins could be worth a stash at this point while John Ross is droppable in most formats. 

RB: This week wasn’t as clear cut for Joe Mixon as it was last week. In fact, Gio Bernard almost matched his snaps after being used heavily towards the end of the game in passing situations. If Mixon needs positive game scripts to be featured heavily, it could be rough sledding for a team that isn’t projected to win many games. 

TE: C.J. Uzomah was a casualty this week, landing on the IR with a torn achilles. Blocking tight end Drew Sample slid into that void and managed to catch some balls in a good matchup but he’s unlikely to be a great asset in most formats giving his profile (4.71 forty) and his spot on the target totem pole. 


Team Snaps 61 
  SnapsSnap %
Taiwan Jones RB2032.8%
Devin Singletary RB3455.7%
Zack MossRB2845.9%
John Brown WR5691.8%
Stefon Diggs WR4878.7%
Cole Beasley WR4167.2%
Gabriel DavisWR2236.1%
Isaiah McKenzie WR711.5%
Andre Roberts WR69.8%
Tyler Kroft TE3150.8%
Dawson Knox TE2236.1%

WR: Not much change from Week 1 to 2 for the Bills which is a good thing for Diggs and Brown owners. Diggs is a start every week and Brown isn’t a bad option either. 

RB:  As similar split this week to last week for Singletary and Jones which confirms our worst fear - it seems the backfield will be split down the middle. An injury to one would be a boon for the other. The Taiwan Jones snaps were all played on special teams - had some technical difficulties with the sheet this week but those will be removed for next week. 

TE: Dawson Knox left this week’s game with a concussion though Tyler Kroft still blocked heavily despite receiving more snaps. There likely isn’t enough target to go around to make Knox relevant even when he’s healthy but he is still the guy to own. 


Team Snaps 58 
  SnapsSnap %
Nick Chubb RB3662.1%
Kareem Hunt RB2034.5%
D'Ernest JohnsonRB23.4%
Odell Beckham WR3967.2%
Jarvis Landry WR3560.3%
Khadarel Hodge WR3356.9%
Rashard Higgins WR58.6%
JoJo Natson WR35.2%
Austin Hooper TE5798.3%
Harrison BryantTE3051.7%

WR: It was the same split we saw last week with Odell, Jarvis, and Khadarel Hodge . In Stefanski’s run first offense, only Odell and Juice will be relevant unless there is an injury. And even then, the targets may go to Hooper rather than Hodge. 

RB: After being split fairly down the middle last week, this week’s split favored Nick Chubb in both the running and passing games. It might be disappointing for Hunt owners but Chubb owners can certainly breath a little easier.

TE: The Vikings were a top three team last year in terms of two tight end sets, rivaling the Eagles and Ravens. Kevin Stefanski clearly brought this philosophy with him to Cleveland as Hooper played almost every snap while Harrison Bryant also played 30. The issue for fantasy has never been other competition from tight ends though - it’s that Odell and Jarvis are premier target hogs and the team isn’t even throwing much. Every top five tight end in fantasy for five straight years has been either first or second on their team in targets so Hooper’s ceiling is low as long as those two WRs are there. 


Team Snaps 61 
  SnapsSnap %
Leonard Fournette RB2642.6%
Ronald Jones RB2134.4%
LeSean MccoyRB58.2%
Justin Watson WR5488.5%
Mike Evans WR5386.9%
Scott MillerWR4268.9%
Cyril Grayson WR1829.5%
Jaydon Mickens WR711.5%
Rob Gronkowski TE4268.9%
O.J. Howard TE3455.7%

WR: In the absence of Chris Godwin , the big bodied Justin Watson manned the slot for most of the game (21 snaps) until he hurt his shoulder. Next in terms of slot snaps were Mike Evans (14) and Scotty Miller (8). Watson hurt his shoulder and has yet to practice but Godwin and Evans will likely be the only two startable players. 

RB: An early fumble for Ronald Jones opened the door for Leonard Fournette who paced the running backs this week. Unfortunately coach Bruce Arians said that Rojo is still the starter which likely means a convoluted backfield. We lean Fournette. 

TE: Bruce Arians has never been one to hold his tongue. The words he used to talk about the tight ends this week were downright alarming for owners of any of them. Both Gronk (23 blocking vs 19 routes) and Howard (19 blocking and 15 routes) blocked more times than they went out for passes this week. Can’t be trusted. 


Team Snaps 77 
  SnapsSnap %
Melvin Gordon RB6179.2%
LeVante BellamyRB1418.2%
Royce Freeman RB1620.8%
Tim Patrick WR5064.9%
K.J. HamlerWR4862.3%
Jerry JeudyWR4457.1%
DaeSean Hamilton WR3444.2%
Courtland Sutton WR3140.3%
Diontae SpencerWR33.9%
Noah FantTE6179.2%
Nick Vannett TE2329.9%

WR: Courtland Sutton returned this week and then he season promptly ended. The door would seem wide open for the tongue guys but it looks like Tim Patrick will be playing split end as he played the most WR snaps. Jerry Jeudy will be in the slot and KJ Hamler will act as the field stretcher outside. Jeudy the most interesting though Hamler might be worth an add in best ball or standard leagues. 

RB: As expected, with Phillip Lindsay out, the backfield belongs to Melvin Gordon . Lindsay is not looking good for this week once again. 

TE: Noah Fant played the second most snaps for position players after Melvin Gordon and played well against a tough Steelers defense. It’s all systems go for Fant. 


Team Snaps 78 
  SnapsSnap %
Kenyan Drake RB5064.1%
Chase Edmonds RB2734.6%
D.J. Foster RB22.6%
DeAndre Hopkins WR7596.2%
Larry Fitzgerald WR6178.2%
Christian Kirk WR4760.3%
Andy Isabella WR1417.9%
Trent Sherfield WR56.4%
Dan Arnold TE5671.8%
Darrell Daniels TE4355.1%

WR: For the second week in a row, this team lived up to the “Air Raid” moniker with over 75 plays run. Hopkins, Fitz, and Kirk are staples. No other WR plays enough to be relevant. 

RB: Kenyon Drake was the primary running back again with Chase Edmonds spelling him mostly on pass downs. Drake himself told fantasy owners not to worry or to drop him at their own peril. We side with Drake. 

TEDan Arnold ’s usage is interesting given his snap share and the number of snaps he’s playing wide receiver (22) vs. inline tight end (30). But the target are simply to thin to trust the UDFA in all but the deepest of leagues. 


Team Snaps 82 
  SnapsSnap %
Ezekiel Elliott RB7692.7%
Tony PollardRB89.8%
Amari Cooper WR7591.5%
Michael Gallup WR7591.5%
CeeDee LambWR6882.9%
Malik Turner WR1923.2%
Noah Brown WR89.8%
Cedrick Wilson WR44.9%
Dalton Schultz TE5769.5%
Blake Bell TE3340.2%

WR: As we mentioned last week, the Cowboys had one of the most consolidated snap shares last year and that continued both last week and this week. You love to see it. Cooper/Gallup/Lamb - locked in. 

RB: Same as last week - it’s the Zeke show. Tony Pollard played 10 snaps, 7 of which were pass plays and he was asked to pass block twice at least. As we talked about, he needs to earn their trust pass blocking to see more time. 

TE:  Dalton Schultz stepped in in the absence of Blake Jarwin but target are too thin to rely on him in most formats. Perhaps in tight end premium leagues or very deep best ball leagues he is viable. 


Team Snaps 83 
  SnapsSnap %
Austin Ekeler RB4756.6%
Joshua KelleyRB4351.8%
Darius BradwellRB44.8%
Keenan Allen WR8197.6%
Mike WilliamsWR7489.2%
Jalen GuytonWR4453.0%
K.J. HillWR67.2%
Joe ReedWR22.4%
Hunter Henry TE7185.5%
Virgil Green TE3542.2%

WR: We knew Keenan Allen and Mike Williams were going to be the guys. It looks like Jalen Guyton will be the third guy with Joe Reed relegated to mostly special teams. Unless Williams or Allen get hurt, Guyton isn’t startable either. 

RB: Austin Ekeler (29 pass, 18 run) skews more pass heavy while Joshua Kelley (17 pass, 26 run) skews more run heavy but, so far, there have been enough touches to go around. I would keep an eye on potential game script as games they are losing would favor Ekeler and games they are winning favor Kelley. It’s also worth noting that Justin Herbet targets the running back far more heavily than TyRod Taylor - more info on that is available via our running back breakdown by Jon Impemba. 

TE:  Hunter Henry is the guy and he’s worth a start anywhere you don’t have another stud. 71 of 83 snaps and he only pass blocked 4 times. 


Team Snaps 77 
  SnapsSnap %
Clyde Edwards-HelaireRB4862.3%
Darwin ThompsonRB1519.5%
Darrel Williams RB1013.0%
Tyreek Hill WR6989.6%
Marcus Kemp WR1823.4%
Mecole HardmanWR5064.9%
Demarcus Robinson WR4862.3%
Sammy Watkins WR4558.4%
Byron Pringle WR79.1%
Travis Kelce TE7496.1%
Nick Keizer TE1114.3%

WR: In week 1, Tyreek Hill (18 slot snaps) played the majority of the slot snaps with Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson outside. Mecole Hardman got the short end of the stick. With Sammy Watkins banged up, Robinson was the split end and Hill (25 slot snaps) and Hardman (24) slot the snaps at slot and flanker. If Sammy is out you can take a flyer on Hardman but, if he’s healthy, it’s hard to trust him. 

RB: This backfield officially belongs to the rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. If you took that risk, it’s looking like it paid off. 

TE:  Kelce played on 61 pass plays - he ran 60 routes and blocked on 1 pass play. That’s why he’s the best. He is the focal point of this offense.   


Team Snaps 73 
  SnapsSnap %
Jonathan TaylorRB4967.1%
Jordan Wilkins RB1723.3%
Nyheim Hines RB912.3%
Michael Pittman Jr.WR6791.8%
Zach Pascal WR5980.8%
T.Y. Hilton WR4257.5%
Daurice Fountain WR1520.5%
Ashton DulinWR68.2%
Parris Campbell WR22.7%
Mo Alie-Cox TE4967.1%
Noah TogiaiTE3750.7%

WR: They may have been cautious last week but this week they made it clear - rookie Michael Pittman Jr. is the team’s starting split end. Pittman played the most snaps of any position player lining up opposite of TY Hilton. Zach Pascal picked up the slack left by Parris Campbell at slot. We don’t know how long Campbell will be out but it will certainly be more than a few games after being placed on IR. Pittman’s upside interests us. 

RB: After playing 39 snaps and looking tremendous in week 1, Nyheim Hines took a distant back see to Jonathan Taylor playing only 9 snaps. It seems like the Colts are willing to let the rookies run wild and see what they have. 

TE:  With Jack Doyle out, Mo Allie Cox took over the passing tight end role and did an admiral job with 5 catches for 111 yards. If Doyle is out he could be worth a dart throw start but it will be it’s difficult to trust a guy who has spent the vast majority of his career as a blocker. 


Team Snaps 75 
  SnapsSnap %
Myles GaskinRB4965.3%
Matt Breida RB1621.3%
Jordan Howard RB810.7%
DeVante Parker WR6688.0%
Preston WilliamsWR6181.3%
Isaiah Ford WR4864.0%
Jakeem Grant WR1013.3%
Lynn Bowden Jr.WR45.3%
Mack Hollins WR11.3%
Mike Gesicki TE4154.7%
Durham Smythe TE3546.7%

WR: This one is at least clear which is nice - Preston Williams and DeVante Parker on the outside with Isaiah Ford rotating in the slot with Mike Gesicki . Chan Gailey’s offense focuses heavily on slot so it’s not surprising to see the targets going to Gesicki and Ford in the early going. Parker is worth a start but Preston Williams is likely going to be a touchdown dependent flyer given his spot on the target totem pole.  

RB: Myles Gaskin semed to emerge as the every down back on this team, outsnapping every other running back by 30+ snaps and leading snaps in all phases. Jordan Howard and Matt Breida look like fill-ins for short yardage or passing downs respectively - when Gaskins needs a breather.

TE:  Mike Gesicki once again played the vast majority of his snaps from the slot but the Bills don’t have a Joejuan Williams like the Patriots do so he was ability to capitalize for a breakout game. Through 2 weeks Gesicki has played almost 80% of his snaps from the slot - he’s a slot WR you can play at tight end. Go get him. 


Team Snaps 74 
  SnapsSnap %
Miles SandersRB5574.3%
Boston Scott RB1317.6%
Corey Clement RB34.1%
Jalen ReagorWR6081.1%
DeSean Jackson WR5574.3%
JJ Arcega-WhitesideWR1621.6%
Greg Ward WR1317.6%
John HightowerWR79.5%
Zach Ertz TE6790.5%
Dallas Goedert TE6385.1%

WR: Rookie Jalen Reagor led the team in snaps then promptly injured his thumb and landed on IR. DeSean Jackson will be outside and it seems like J.J. Arcega-Whiteside will be opposite him with Greg Ward working in the slot with Zach Ertz . Might be time to stash Alshon Jeffrey now that he’s returned to practice. 

RB: In his triumphant return, Miles Sanders took the lead of this backfield and hardly relinquished it, playing 56 offensive snaps to only 13 for Boston Scott . Miles Sanders owners rejoice. 

TE:  As expected, Dallas Goedert came back down to earth a bit this week despite playing additional snaps in the slot compared to the previous week (22 this week vs. 14 last week). Zach Ertz played his typical 60% of snaps lined up as a receiver. As long as Ertz is there, Goedert will have his ceiling capped a bit as he’s the one that’s asked to block on pass plays when needed (5 for Geodert vs 2 for Ertz). There has yet to be a game where Zach Ertz is asked to block more than Dallas Goedert in any capacity so the rumors of “Dallas Goedert surpassing Zach Ertz ” are unfounded - for fantasy football purposes at least. 


Team Snaps 75 
  SnapsSnap %
Todd Gurley RB4864.0%
Brian Hill RB1520.0%
Ito Smith RB1114.7%
Calvin Ridley WR6384.0%
Russell Gage WR6282.7%
Julio Jones WR5978.7%
Brandon Powell WR1013.3%
Olamide ZaccheausWR1621.3%
Christian Blake WR912.0%
Hayden Hurst TE4965.3%
Luke Stocker TE2938.7%

WR: Just like last week, it was Julio/Ridley/Gage. Beautiful thing. Julio Jones did suffer a hamstring injury and, if he can’t go, that would bring Olamide Zaccheaus into the fold.

RB: Todd Gulrey dominated the snaps here as well. This is what we like to see for fantasy football. High powered, heavily consolidated offenses. 

TE:  In our Week 1 TE Coach DFS article we had Hayden Hurst as a fade. In week 2 we had him as a start. Why?  The over/under in that game was 54 points and the Cowboys just lost Leighton Vander-Esch. In most games though, Hurst is too far down the target totem pole to be a high end asset for your team. If Julio is out this week and Hurst does well again, it could be a big sell-high window. Right now may be the best time to make that move. There is too much data suggesting tight ends need to be the focal point of the offense to be high end fantasy assets. 


Team Snaps 65 
  SnapsSnap %
Dion Lewis RB5787.7%
Saquon Barkley RB812.3%
Darius SlaytonWR5889.2%
Golden Tate WR4061.5%
Damion Ratley WR2741.5%
Sterling Shepard WR1523.1%
CJ BoardWR1116.9%
Evan Engram TE6396.9%
Kaden SmithTE3147.7%

WR: Sterling Shepard suffered one of the least predictable injuries in terms of recovery - the dreaded turf toe. He lands on IR so he’ll miss the next three weeks but it’s hard to gauge how effective he might in his return. Darius Slay ton maintained his outside role while Golden Tate featured in the slot. The rest of the slack was picked up sporadically by guys like Damion Ratley and C.J. Board . It likely won’t be one guy that jumps in and takes over those snaps but a mix of players and tight ends. 

RB: With Saquon Barkley done for the season, this up coming week is one of the most interesting to watch. They signed Devonta Freeman who is the best bet for production long term but who knows what shape he’s in and how long it will take him to get up to speed. Wayne Gallman w as a healthy scratch last week and they immediately signed another player so it’s likely Dion Lewis vs. Freeman for touches. 

TE: It took him awhile to get going on the stat sheet but, in terms of usage, Engram was out there nearly every play as always. Through two weeks he now leads the league in routes run. And with the Sterling Shepard injury, Engram played 16 snaps split out wide at WR after only playing 4 in the first week. Engram is a guy that you can likely start every week given his floor. 


Team Snaps 75 
  SnapsSnap %
James RobinsonRB3850.7%
Dare Ogunbowale RB1216.0%
Chris Thompson RB3141.3%
D.J. Chark WR5978.7%
Keelan Cole WR5168.0%
Laviska ShenaultWR4357.3%
Chris Conley WR3445.3%
Collin JohnsonWR810.7%
Tyler Eifert TE4560.0%
James O’ShaugnessyTE3546.7%

WR: As we saw week 1, DJ Chark was out wide, Keelan Cole in the slot, and Laviska Shenault on the other side. Chris Conley may be the captain but he must be more of a locker room presence as his usage on field is sporadic. That said, with Chark out in week 3 he should get a better chance to show what he can do. 

RB: Despite playing more snaps this week in a losing situation (31 snaps with 27 on pass downs) this is James Robinson’s backfield. Robinson is worth a start in most formats though that Jags aren’t likely to be running over most teams. 

TE:  Tyler Eifert is clearly the pass catching tight end - O’Shaugnessy played 18 pass snaps and blocked on 7 of them. Eifert is more of a DFS play than a weekly starter given what we expect from one of the league’s worst offenses. 


Team Snaps 65 
  SnapsSnap %
Frank Gore RB3756.9%
Lamical PerineRB913.8%
Kalen Ballage RB812.3%
Chris Hogan WR5990.8%
DeAndre BrownWR2132.3%
Braxton Berrios WR4670.8%
Josh Malone WR4264.6%
Breshad Perriman WR2030.8%
Chris HerndonTE4873.8%
Ryan Griffin TE2741.5%

WR: This WR corps is a mess injury-wise and it somehow got even worse with the injury to Bredhad Perriman. They are now missing Jamison Crowder , Breshad Perriman , and rookie Denzel Mims. Chris Hogan logged the most snaps but suffered a rib injury himself and has been limited in practice. Our best bet would be a lot of Chris Hogan outside with Braxton Berrios in the slot and Josh Malone on the other side. Probably best to stay away. 

RB: With LeVeon Bell on IR, Frank Gore carried the load with Perine, Ballage, and Adams all chipping in. Gore is the only one you can trust but worth keeping an eye on the youngsters to see if someone can flash. 

TE:  We’ve been saying it for years now but Adam Gase is terrible for fantasy tight ends. Chris Herndon played a ton and, one again, blocked on ton. He’s now played 60 pass snaps on the year and he’s blocked on 16 of them which is 26.6%. To put that in perspective, Travis Kelce has played 96 pass snaps and he’s blocked on 4 (4.2%). That’s why Chris Herndon isn’t “breaking out” but we told you that. Perhaps having literally no WRs will change Gase’s attitude a bit. 


Team Snaps 59 
  SnapsSnap %
D'Andre SwiftRB2033.9%
Kerryon Johnson RB1932.2%
Adrian Peterson RB1525.4%
Marvin Jones WR5389.8%
Quintez CephusWR3966.1%
Danny Amendola WR3355.9%
Marvin Hall WR1728.8%
Jamal Agnew WR915.3%
T.J. Hockenson TE4169.5%
Jesse James TE3050.8%

WR: Quintez Cephus filled in admirably for Kenny Golladay but Golladay is expected back this week. Probably not worth owning Cephus but at least we know who is likely to carry the water if Golladay or Marvin Jones get hurt. Danny Amendola is your slot guy. 

RB: This backfield could not have a more annoying split. D’Andre Swift at least played 15 pass snaps to only 10 and 8 respectively for Kerryon Johnson and Adrian Peterson which makes him our preferred choice. 

TE:  Hockenson’s usage has been good so far though the team itself has struggled limiting his opportunities. He’s caught every target thrown his way so far so maybe the return of Kenny Golladay in a high powered battle with the Cardinals will shake things up a bit for the Lions offense.  


Team Snaps 84 
  SnapsSnap %
Aaron Jones RB3541.7%
Jamaal Williams RB3136.9%
Tyler Ervin RB2833.3%
Allen Lazard WR6172.6%
Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR4654.8%
Davante Adams WR3845.2%
Malik TaylorWR1517.9%
Robert Tonyan TE4452.4%
Marcedes Lewis TE3339.3%

WR: Davante Adams is THE guy when healthy but he was not safe from Bloody Sunday either and is now in danger of missing week 3. If he does miss it, that would be a boost for Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling with Malik Taylor potentially being a dart throw DFS play. 

RB: The snaps may look split between the running backs but in reality it was all Aaron Jones . Jamaal Williams played his normal pass snaps and helped with mop up duty while Tyler Ervin was relegated to special teams. Even rookie AJ Dillon briefly saw the field. He’s still a stash in dynasty but has little value in seasonal leagues. 

TE:  As we discussed last week, Robert Tonyan is getting decent snaps but he’s not really getting the looks. Don’t let the touchdown this week fool you.


Team Snaps 73 
  SnapsSnap %
Christian McCaffrey RB4764.4%
Trenton Cannon RB1013.7%
Mike Davis RB2432.9%
D.J. Moore WR6589.0%
Robby Anderson WR5474.0%
Curtis Samuel WR5169.9%
Seth Roberts WR1926.0%
Pharoh Cooper WR68.2%
Brandon Zylstra WR45.5%
Ian Thomas TE4054.8%
Chris Manhertz TE3649.3%

WR: DJ Moore and Robby Anderson on the outside with Curtis Samuel in the slot. Nice consolidated snap share. Beautiful. 

RB: Maybe we jinxed it last week talking about how CMC consistently has a huge snap share but he too will be doing an IR stint. It was Mike Davis taking over in the backfield and, based on the way we’ve seen them operate, he should get the bulk of the work until CMC returns. Trenton Cannon is the next man up after him. 

TE:  Ian Thomas was in on 33 pass plays and ran 33 routes while Chris Manhertz played 19 pass plays and ran 10 routes. Thomas would be the guy if there were enough targets to go around. With CMC banged up, he’s in the mix for more looks and could be one more injury away from startable in some formats. . 


Team Snaps 72 
  SnapsSnap %
Rex Burkhead RB5170.8%
Sony Michel RB1520.8%
J.J. TaylorRB11.4%
Damiere Byrd WR6286.1%
N'Keal HarryWR6184.7%
Matt Slater WR2331.9%
Julian Edelman WR5272.2%
Jakobi MeyersWR811.1%
Ryan Izzo TE7097.2%
Devin AsiasiTE1013.9%

WR: Surprisingly consolidated for the Patriots - looks like you will have Harry and Byrd on the outside with Edelman in the slot. Edelman is the go to guy as usual better a better game from N’Keal Harry after Cam Newton had his back regarding last week’s fumble. Damiere Byrd you can skip.

RB: I’m sure by now we’ve all heard about the incident with James White and his family. Rex Burkhead took the bulk of the pass down snaps in his place. Sony Michel as an early down plodder is a difficult start given Cam’s own running ability in short yard situations. 

TE:  Ryan Izzo played nearly all the snaps and basically acted as an additional offensive lineman. No Patriots TE worth owning at this point. 


Team Snaps 80 
  SnapsSnap %
Josh Jacobs RB5366.3%
Jalen Richard RB1721.3%
Devontae Booker RB1113.8%
Henry Ruggs IIIWR4961.3%
Bryan EdwardsWR4961.3%
Hunter RenfrowWR4050.0%
Zay Jones WR1822.5%
Nelson Agholor WR1518.8%
Darren Waller TE7492.5%
Derek Carr ierTE2025.0%

WR:  The Raiders were one of the teams hit hardest by injury woes. Both Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards were dinged up on the WR front. Ruggs is already ruled out but Edwards is likely to suit up. It should be Edwards on the outside with Hunter Renfrow in the slot. Zay Jones will likely pick up some snaps on the outside opposite Edwards.

RB: Josh Jacobs is officially listed as questionable but it’s looking more and more like he will suit up. Jalen Richard will likely play some extra pass down snaps either way. 

TE:  Darren Waller is also banged up but he too is looking like a go. He’s facing the Patriots defense which is one of the more difficult ones for tight ends so you may want to start someone else if you have the option either way. 


Team Snaps 69 
  SnapsSnap %
Malcolm Brown RB3753.6%
Xavier JonesRB1318.8%
Darrell HendersonRB2942.0%
Cooper Kupp WR5985.5%
Robert Woods WR5985.5%
Josh Reynolds WR4260.9%
Nsimba WebsterWR1318.8%
Van JeffersonWR2637.7%
Tyler Higbee TE5985.5%
Gerald Everett TE3043.5%

WR: This game we saw more of what we expected coming in - Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds mostly on the outside with Cooper Kupp in the slot (17 slot snaps to 12 for Woods). Van Jefferson came in sporadically but that usage makes him a difficult start in most formats. Both he and Reynolds seemingly need an injury to Woods or Kupp to have relevance. 

RB: With rookie Cam Akers already ruled out for week 3 with separated rib cartilage, Malcolm Brown can continue his quest to be the Rams “hot hand” running back. Darrell Henderson sprinkled in on 10 pass plays and 12 run plays but he’s not getting enough usage for a fantasy start at this point. 

TE: Despite only playing on 24 pass snaps and blocking on 7 of them, Tyler Higbee scored 2 touchdowns from within the 5 yard line and another from about 20 yards out. With his lack of speed and lack of high volume, he is a touchdown dependent start but, as of now, Goff seems to really like him in those situations. Gerald Everett played on 30 snaps and blocked on a surprisingly large number of them so he is irrelevant for the time being.


Team Snaps 65 
  SnapsSnap %
Mark Ingram RB2741.5%
Gus Edwards RB2030.8%
J.K. DobbinsRB2030.8%
Miles Boykin WR4873.8%
Marquise Brown WR4467.7%
Willie Snead WR4163.1%
James ProcheWR34.6%
Devin DuvernayWR69.2%
Nick Boyle TE5178.5%
Mark Andrews TE3858.5%

WR: The Ravens showed a little bit of consolidation at the wide receiver position for once - Marquise Brown , Willie Snead , and Miles Boykin played a bulk of the snaps. As of now only Brown is startable in fantasy given the way that offense operates but this consolidation could yield additional options if it keeps up. 

RB:  Ingram received the most snaps but this one is looking to be a bit of a guessing game. It looks like Mark Ingram will get the first look with Dobbins spelling him where needed on passing downs and Edwards coming in for some run plays. Ingram and Dobbins are worth coin flip starts if you need them but the QB also takes a lot of the carries himself. 

TE: Nick Boyle did what he does playing more snaps than any position player while blocking on 33 of 51. Mark Andrews is the guy you want even if he had a bit of a down week. 


Team Snaps 74 
  SnapsSnap %
Alvin Kamara RB4155.4%
Latavius Murray RB1621.6%
Ty Montgomery RB68.1%
Tre'quan SmithWR5371.6%
Emmanuel Sanders WR4763.5%
Deonte HarrisWR3141.9%
Marquez CallawayWR1317.6%
Bennie Fowler WR45.4%
Jared Cook TE3952.7%
Josh Hill TE2229.7%

WR: With Michael Thomas out it was Emmanuel Sanders and Tre’Quan Smith on the outsides with  Deonte Harris manning the slot. Smith looked the best of the two if you need someone to start while you wait for Michael Thomas to return. 

RB: Alvin Kamara is the guy. 

TE: Jared Cook is the guy right now and he’s not being asked to pass block on a single pass play. If anything were to happen to him, rookie Adam Trautman is waiting in the wings though, when both Thomas and Kamara are healthy, targets are thin for everyone else. 

Taysom Hill In true Taysom Hill fashion, he played 2 snaps at quarterback, 2 snaps in the backfield, 3 snaps at inline tight end, 5 in the slot, 2 at wide receiver, 3 on punt coverage and 2 on punt return. Keep doing what you do, football man. 


Team Snaps 63 
  SnapsSnap %
Chris Carson RB4063.5%
Carlos Hyde RB1523.8%
Travis HomerRB812.7%
DK MetcalfWR63100.0%
Tyler Lockett WR6095.2%
David Moore WR3250.8%
Freddie SwainWR1219.0%
Greg Olsen TE4571.4%
Will Dissly TE3149.2%

WR: Through two weeks now Tyler Lockett has run 61% of his routes snaps from the slot with 44. With DK Metcalf operating on the outside, that leaves David Moore to spit snaps with the tight ends. There isn’t enough action there for it to matter as of now but Moore is likely the next guy up with an injury to Metcalf or Lockett. 

RB: Chris Carson once again dominated the snaps for running back with Carlos Hyde only playing 15. Carson is at least an RB2 or flex wherever you have him. 

TE:  Greg Olsen logged 23 snaps at the slot this week so he’s the one rotating with Tyler Lockett int here. Will Dissly is a little banged up but Olsen is the guy you want regardless.


Team Snaps 65 
  SnapsSnap %
James Conner RB5076.9%
Benny SnellRB1015.4%
Jaylen Samuels RB57.7%
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR5990.8%
Diontae JohnsonWR5483.1%
James Washington WR3147.7%
Chase ClaypoolWR2436.9%
Ray-Ray McCloud WR69.2%
Eric Ebron TE5076.9%
Vance McDonald TE3655.4%

WR: Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster once again dominated the wide receiver snaps playing nearly the full game. Despite a monster touchdown, Chase Claypool was actually outnsapped by James Washington 31 to 24. If you look closely, only 13 of Claypools snaps were pass plays with them using the big bodied receiver to block on 11 run plays. If his usage increases maybe he can become relevant but as of now he’s simply not getting enough time. 

RB: The reports about a high ankle sprain did nothing to slow down James Conner . In fact, he took an even bigger snap share this week than he was on pace for last week. It’s all James Conner for the foreseeable future. 

TE: Ebron played a bigger snap share in general and he played 31 pass snaps (0 pass blocking) to 21 for Vance McDonald (3 pass blocking). There might not be enough touches for Ebron but he’s the guy to own if you must own one. 


Team Snaps 59 
  SnapsSnap %
David JohnsonRB5694.9%
Buddy Howell RB1627.1%
Cullen GillaspiaRB1118.6%
Brandin Cooks WR5389.8%
Randall Cobb WR4067.8%
Will Fuller WR3762.7%
Kenny Stills WR2847.5%
DeAndre Carter WR1016.9%
Keke Coutee WR58.5%
Jordan Akins TE4983.1%
Darren Fells TE2440.7%

WR: Brandin Cooks has a quad that is acting up but should be a go for this weekend meaning it will be Cooks and Fuller on the outside with Cobb in the slot. If Cooks is somehow downgraded, Kenny Stills would step in but he’s also dealing with a non-COVID illness. 

RB:  Duke Johnson was out with an ankle last week leaving all the work to David Johnson . Even when Duke Johnson is healthy, David Johnson is looking like a solid start every week. 

TE: Jordan Akins appears to be running away with this tight end gig - this week he played double the snaps of Darren Fells . Watson spreads the ball out a little too much for our liking but Akins is a decent DFS or deep league player. 


Team Snaps 62 
  SnapsSnap %
Derrick Henry RB4471.0%
Jeremy McNichols RB1117.7%
Senorise Perry RB23.2%
Corey Davis WR5080.6%
Adam Humphries WR3454.8%
Cameron Batson WR3454.8%
Kalif Raymond WR2845.2%
Nick WestbrookWR69.7%
Jonnu Smith TE5487.1%
MyCole Pruitt TE2133.9%

WR: Corey Davis played pretty much the whole game outside and managed to catch a touchdown. In the absence of AJ Brown, the rest of the snaps were split between Cameron Batson , Kalif Raymond , and Adam Humphries (who operated mostly out the slot). This team doesn’t pass enough to support much beyond Brown when healthy and possibly Davis.

RB: Derrick Henry is obviously the guy though he has never been much of a threat in the passing game and logged no catches this week. Jeremy McNichols is the next biggest threat in the passing game and he’s not threatening whatsoever. 

TE:   After only blocking on 3 pass plays last week, Jonnu reverted to his old ways a bit, blocking on 20% of his pass plays this week. This type of usage isn’t ideal but it was masked by a 63 yard play and a couple close range touchdowns. But without that completely blown coverage on the big catch and run, it would have been a typical 20 yard day for Jonnu. He’s looking like a boom/bust guy in an offense that would rather not pass if they can avoid it. 


Team Snaps 54 
  SnapsSnap %
Dalvin Cook RB4379.6%
Mike Boone RB59.3%
Alexander MattisonRB1018.5%
Adam Thielen WR4888.9%
Olabisi JohnsonWR4277.8%
Dan ChisenaWR1731.5%
Justin JeffersonWR2953.7%
K.J. OsbornWR1324.1%
Tajae Sharpe WR916.7%
Kyle Rudolph TE3870.4%
Irv Smith Jr.TE3564.8%

WR: Adam Thielen and Olabisi Johnson were both featured on the outside with Justin Jefferson mixing in at the slot with the tight ends. As of now, only Thielen is viable in a low volume attack. 

RB: Dalvin Cook regained the snap share this week playing 43 offensive snaps to only 10 for Alexander Mattison. He’s an every week guy.

TE: The split between Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr. was pretty much the same as last week - right down the middle for routes (10 vs 20), pass block (3 vs 2), and run block (16 vs 13). If either of them were to become relevant it would almost certainly take an injury to the other and even then there might not be enough targets. 

Washington Football Team

Team Snaps 66 
  SnapsSnap %
Antonio GibsonRB4365.2%
J.D. McKissic RB2943.9%
Peyton Barber RB11.5%
Terry McLaurin WR6293.9%
Steven SimsWR6090.9%
Dontrelle Inman WR4568.2%
Antonio Gandy-GoldenWR57.6%
Cam Sims WR46.1%
Logan Thomas TE6090.9%
Marcus Baugh TE1522.7%

WR: Terry McLaurin played nearly the entire game outside once again while Steven Sims was the second wide receiver, playing 49 snaps in the slot (played 44 last week). The big Dontrelle Inman played split end in three wide receiver sets but doesn’t look to factor in much. 

RB: So much for “easing him in”. Antonio Gibson claimed a huge chunk of the backfield this week and flashed enough to keep it. How good he will be depends on how good the offense can manage to be but he’s worth holding onto and potentially starting where you need him. 
Logan Thomas once again played a monster snap share but this time they didn’t even pretend to have him play tight end - he only played 8 in-line tight end snaps. He played 44 snaps at slot and 7 at WR, once again getting 8 targets. This guy has the exact usage you see in a breakout tight end so hang onto him where you can.