We are through three weeks now which finally gives us a big enough sample size to at least identify a few trends. We won’t go into a full break down like the past couple weeks because, by and large, we now know what to expect from these teams. What we will do, of course, is provide you with the snap info as well as some important points in terms of what we saw and what to look for moving forward. 


• Bye



Week 4  
Team Snaps70 
 SnapsSnap %
Javon Wims 6694.3%
Allen Robinson 6187.1%
David Montgomery 4868.6%
Anthony Miller 4361.4%
Trey Burton 4158.6%
Adam Shaheen 3245.7%
Tarik Cohen 2840.0%
Cordarrelle Patterson 710.0%
Mike Davis 00.0%
• With Mike Davis missing time practice and not being dressed for the game due to personal reasons, David Montgomery received a full workload with 22 carries and 3 catches against a tough Vikings run defense. Hopefully he can hang onto a sizeable chunk of that workload moving forward.
• It seems as if the Bears wide receivers have specifically assigned roles and designated backups as the snap count didn’t increase for Anthony Miller as expected but rather Javon Wims stepped into the Taylor Gabriel role in full playing 66 snaps, 62 of which from the outside role Gabriel was occupying (only three in the slot). If Gabriel is out once again, we can likely expect Wims in that role for a second straight week which could be appealing in DFS. 
Week 4  
Team Snaps66 
 SnapsSnap %
Tyler Boyd 6293.9%
Auden Tate 6090.9%
John Ross 4466.7%
Joe Mixon 4263.6%
Tyler Eifert 2842.4%
CJ Uzomah2639.4%
Damion Willis2233.3%
Gio Bernard2131.8%
• Previously banished, the injury to John Ross brought Damion Willis back into the fold in three wide receiver sets. If Ross misses any time Auden Tate will be an intriguing play until the return of AJ Green given his usage. 
• Eifert continues to split time with CJ Ozomah though Ozomah is clearly out there for blocking purposes (10 routes run, 16 blocking plays) while Eifert is part of the attack (26 routes run, 2 blocking). Eifert remains a desperation play for bye weeks. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps79 
 SnapsSnap %
John Brown 7392.4%
Frank Gore 3544.3%
Cole Beasley 6784.8%
Dawson Knox 5367.1%
Zay Jones 5873.4%
TJ Yeldon4455.7%
• As we mentioned last week, John Brown and Cole Beasely remain the only interesting wide receivers. 
T.J. Yeldon filled in for Singletary confirming what we already knew – the usage of Gore vs. Singletary (of whoever is in the pass catching role) will be game script dependent for the time being
Dawson Knox once again showed us enough to prove he’s a potential tight end stash in a difficult tight end land scape. He ran 36 routes, only pass blocking twice which is ideal usage. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps55 
 SnapsSnap %
Courtland Sutton 5294.5%
Emmanuel Sanders 4480.0%
Noah Fant4072.7%
DaeSean Hamilton 3461.8%
Royce Freeman 3461.8%
Phillip Lindsay 2545.5%
• We said it could happen given his usage and it finally did – Noah Fant touchdown. Without getting a bigger target share he’s likely no more than a DFS or desperation play as of now but his snap share and metrics look promising for dynasty owners with potentially startable upside this season.  Through 4 weeks he's run 113 routes (8th most for tight ends) and he's only pass blocked on 7 plays (5.8%) which is pretty ideal and fairly uncommon for a rookie tight end.  He just needs to earn trust to get more looks.  Worth a bench stash if you are hurting at tight end. 
• Despite the box score showing an overall better day for Lindsay, the snap counts actually tilted in the direction of Royce Freeman.  A deeper look into their performance/usage via Pro Football Focus reveals that Lindsay has allowed four hurries/pressures on only eight pass blocking snaps for an atrocious PFF pass block grade of 6.2 while Freeman has allowed just one hurry on 14 pass block plays, grading out at 86.5. Which solves a bit of the mystery for us  - Phillip Lindsay  cannot be trusted in pass blocking at this point.



Week 4  
Team Snaps67 
 SnapsSnap %
Odell Beckham Jr6495.5%
Jarvis Landry 5176.1%
Demetrius Harris 4567.2%
Damion Ratley 4465.7%
Nick Chubb 4262.7%
Dontrell Hilliard 2537.3%
Ricky Seals-Jones 2029.9%
Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry , and Nick Chubb remain the only fantasy relevant players in this offense. 
Ricky Seals-Jones flashed a little but only played 15 pas snaps which is not enough to be consistent. Something to monitor but not worth an add. 
• The thing to watch for is the return of Antonio Callaway from suspension. He should absorb more of the snaps from Damion Ratley but how much will he actually be targeted?



Week 4  
Team Snaps74 
 SnapsSnap %
Chris Godwin 7094.6%
Mike Evans 6790.5%
O.J. Howard 6587.8%
Ronald Jones 3547.3%
Dare Ogunbawale2128.4%
Peyton Barber 1925.7%
Cameron Brate 1824.3%
Breshard Perriman56.8%
• Well, it was fun while it lasted, but OJ Howard went back to blocking on 23.5% of his pass plays. Even if every once in awhile he only blocks on five percent, that’s now three out of four weeks he’s blocked on 20%+. Safely droppable. 
Ronald Jones out snapped and out blocked Peyton Barber so the pendulum shifts in his direction. If it keeps up, he could become an asset.



Week 4  
Team Snaps63 
 SnapsSnap %
Christian Kirk 5993.7%
David Johnson5485.7%
Larry Fitzgerald 5384.1%
KeeSean Johnson3657.1%
Chase Edmonds 1320.6%
Andy Isabella 812.7%
• We had suggested last week that perhaps Damiere Byrd would get the Damion Willis treatment after being inefficient, but a hamstring injury held him out. With Christian Kirk potentially out with an ankle injury, we may see a decent snap share from rookie Andy Isabella this week with Byrd and Johnson on the outsides and Larry Fitz and Isabella manning the slot.
• Some suggested David Johnson could take over a slot role with more snaps for Chase Edmonds but, despite Byrd out and Kirk getting hurt, Johnson played fewer slot snaps than he’s played in any game yet. It remains a possibility though unlikely in our eyes. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps67 
 SnapsSnap %
Keenan Allen 5683.6%
Dontrelle Inman 5074.6%
Austin Ekeler 4871.6%
Travis Benjamin 4262.7%
Sean Culkin 3958.2%
Lance Kendricks 3856.7%
Troymaine Pope 2841.8%
• We don’t need to tell you what the big story is with this team – how many snaps does Melvin Gordon get in week 5?
• With the injury to Dontrelle Inman it’s unclear who would be the next guys up between Geremy Davis and Andre Patton if Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin are out again. Our bet would be Geremy Davis given where he lined up, but he likely would not be fantasy relevant.
• If you are desperate for tight end, Lance Kendricks ran 19 routes to 10 for Culkin. Still not enough but clearly the better pass catching back. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps68 
 SnapsSnap %
Sammy Watkins 6798.5%
Travis Kelce 6697.1%
Demarcus Robinson 6291.2%
Mecole Hardman4363.2%
Darrel Williams 3450.0%
LeSean McCoy 2638.2%
Darwin Thompson34.4%
• The Chiefs played the same exact number of snaps as last week and Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman played the same exact number of snaps as well. How convenient is that?  It continues to be Sammy and Robinson on the outside with Hardman is the slot and it’s anyone’s guess who will go off in any given week – this week it was Kelce. 
• McCoy was the go-to guy but Darrel Williams managed to vulture some touchdowns. Not surprisingly based on the “our backs do everything” philosophy, Willams ran 23 routes while McCoy ran 18 despite McCoy being the better pass catcher. When Damien Williams gets back it will be even more muddled. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps77 
 SnapsSnap %
Jack Doyle 5672.7%
Deon Cain 5672.7%
Chester Rogers 5470.1%
Zach Pascal 5368.8%
Parris Campbell 4862.3%
Nyheim Hines 3545.5%
Marlon Mack 2735.1%
Eric Ebron 2735.1%
• If Marlon Mack misses any time then Hines could be a spot start given his pass catching upside – otherwise the runningbacks remain uninteresting. 
• Without Hilton there no one really separate themselves as the go to guy. Parris Campbell remains an upside stash given his athleticism. Deon Cain is droppable. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps58 
 SnapsSnap %
Amari Cooper 5677.8%
Ezekiel Elliott 5677.8%
Randall Cobb 4765.3%
Devin Smith 4663.9%
Jason Witten 4663.9%
Tony Pollard22.8%
• Jerry Jones said that he hasn’t ruled Michael Gallup out for week 5 so, if he were dropped in any of your leagues, he’s an interesting stash as no wide receiver really stepped up in his absence.
• We usually don’t talk offensive line here but Tyron Smith is one of the best in the business. Reports on his ankle injury are favorable but any games his misses is a downgrade for the Cowboys offense, especially the run game. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps52 
 SnapsSnap %
DeVante Parker 4382.7%
Preston Williams4382.7%
Kenyan Drake 2853.8%
Mike Gesicki 2650.0%
Jakeem Grant 2242.3%
Kalen Ballage 815.4%
• Parker and Williams have cleared their way as the top two but, even then, this team is so bad they don’t really need to be held through the bye. At this point they are bye week fill ins at best.
• Given his usage, Mike Gesicki will score a touchdown one of these weeks. It’s anyone’s guess when that will be. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps62 
 SnapsSnap %
Nelson Agholor 5690.3%
Zach Ertz 4775.8%
Dallas Goedert 4369.4%
Mack Hollins 4064.5%
Jordan Howard 3353.2%
Miles Sanders2235.5%
Darren Sproles 711.3%
J.J. Arcega Whitside69.7%
• With the return of Alshon and JJAWs lack of usage, it’s clear that these guys are operating as one for one replacement, which should see Mack Hollins going back to the bench with the return of DeSean Jackson . Hollins and JJAWs do not need to be held in redraft.
Jordan Howard showed us that he’s still a skilled runner and even contributed a little in the pass game which has been his Achilles heel. We still expect game script dependent usage with Howard benefiting in positive game scripts and Sanders in negative. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps79 
 SnapsSnap %
Austin Hooper 66110.0%
Mohamed Sanu 62103.3%
Julio Jones 62103.3%
Calvin Ridley 60100.0%
Devonta Freeman 4962.0%
Ito Smith 3050.0%
• The good times for Devonta Freeman owners were short lived as Ito Smith returned to take his bite of the workload. The good news is Freeman is being used heavily in the passing game with 8 catches last week. The bad news is that Ito Smith has gotten both goal line touches so far. 
Mohamed Sanu is a great athlete with great hands and he remains to be a thorn in the side of fantasy owners hoping for more out of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley . In fantasy we want consolidated usage and targets, not a guessing game between three wide receivers and a tight end. Good news is the Falcons will likely to continue to have to pass in a schedule that only sees two outdoor games during fantasy season so they can all be deployed in some capacity. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps77 
 SnapsSnap %
Sterling Shepard 7090.9%
Evan Engram 5672.7%
Bennie Fowler 4963.6%
Wayne Gallman 4659.7%
Darius Slay ton 3444.2%
Cody Latimer 2836.4%
TJ Jones 56.5%
• Great news for anyone who added Wayne Gallman – the Giants seemingly left the role unchanged and said “you’re Saquon Barkley now”.
• Shepard remains the Giant wide receiver to own. Cody Latimer was quiet in his first game back but the game was largely in hand so will be interesting to see if a third target emerges after Shepard and Engram. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps82 
 SnapsSnap %
Leonard Fournette 6882.9%
Chris Conley 6478.0%
DJ Chark  Jr. 5972.0%
Dede Westbrook 5162.2%
James O'Shaunessy4858.5%
Geoff Swaim 4048.8%
Marqise Lee 2530.5%
• Not much change from last week 
• Awesome deployment from Fournette continues
• Chark, Westbrook, Conley are your three wide receivers
• O’Shaughnessy ran the routes and Swaim did the blocking



• Bye



Week 4  
Team Snaps76 
 SnapsSnap %
Marvin Jones Jr.7497.4%
Kenny Golladay 6889.5%
Kerryon Johnson 5369.7%
TJ Hockeson4153.9%
Jesse James 3647.4%
Marvin Hall 2938.2%
Ty Johnson1114.5%
• It felt like more usage from Ty Johnson than the snap counts indicate – clearly still Kerryon’s show.  Kenny G and Marvin remain your two fantasy wide receivers
• Hockenson left the game at the end of the third after the poor decision to hurdle the defender or he likely would have out snapped James.  That being said, while he was out there he only ran 14 routes an pass blocked on 13.3% of his pass plays.  As we’ve discussed, anything over 10% is not what you want to see for a fantasy tight end, especially one who isn’t on the field every snap.



Week 3  
Team Snaps79 
 SnapsSnap %
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 68125.9%
Jimmy Graham 66122.2%
Aaron Jones 66122.2%
Geronimo Allison 63116.7%
Davante Adams 55101.9%
Marcedes Lewis 1731.5%
Jamaal Williams 11.9%
• Big story here is a potential injury to Davante Adams . The likely outcome is that the Packers take one of their big goon wide receivers and put them on the outside at the split end while MVS stays at flanker and Geronimo Allison plays the slot. Based on usage after the injury, it looks like Allen Lazard at 6’5” 227 will take that role. Could be a DFS play but the targets will likely go to MVS and Allison with him being a place holder with his foot tethered to the line. The other option could be the 6’4” Jake Kumerow
• Another beneficiary of Adams out could be Jimmy Graham . He played 32 snaps at the slot and 9 out wide which is a season high at both spots for him. Worth a look if he was dropped and Adams will miss multiple games. 
Jamaal Williams left the game with a scary injury but he’s reportedly already back with the team. For now, we will see an uptick in Aaron Jones ’s usage but that doesn’t mean Williams won’t be back to take pass snaps.
Week 4  
Team Snaps67 
 SnapsSnap %
Christian McCaffrey 67100.0%
Greg Olsen 6597.0%
Curtis Samuel 6089.6%
D.J. Moore 5988.1%
Jarius Wright 4770.1%
• Riverboat Ron does it again – the same five guys played the majority of the snaps with no other position player getting more than 10 snaps. Ron knows who his guys are and he’s sticking with them. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps63 
 SnapsSnap %
Julian Edelman 6078.9%
Josh Gordon 5673.7%
Ryan Izzo 4356.6%
Phillip Dorsett 3951.3%
James White 3343.4%
Sony Michel 2836.8%
Rex Burkhead 1215.8%
Brandon Bolden 56.6%
Jakobi Meyers45.3%
• We tried to tell you not to pick up Rex Burkhead because his role is mainly special teams so his 12 offensive snaps out of 63 should come as no surprise. It’s a two back system and those backs are Sony Michel and James White . He is a high-end handcuff though, likely being the handcuff for both players. 
Jakobi Meyers took a deep backseat to Edelman, Gordon, and Dorsett in the first game that actually mattered. Those are the guys. 
Ryan Izzo ran 15 routes on 43 plays. Not fantasy relevant. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps64 
 SnapsSnap %
Tyrell Williams 5992.2%
Darren Waller 5890.6%
Trevor Davis 3757.8%
Josh Jacobs 3453.1%
Foster Moreau3148.4%
Hunter Renfrow2539.1%
Jalen Richard 1828.1%
• Again, no surprised as it was Tyrell Williams and Waller leading the air attack. Difficult to say who the third receiver will be with JJ Nelson inactive due to an ankle injury. If he returns next week we’ll get a better idea. 
• Hard Knocks Junkies might get excited about a Foster Moreau touchdown but he only ran 11 patterns while blocking on 20 plays. Not an asset. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps89 
 SnapsSnap %
Robert Woods 8797.8%
Cooper Kupp 8595.5%
Brandin Cooks 8089.9%
Todd Gurley 6775.3%
Gerald Everett 5056.2%
Tyler Higbee 3943.8%
Malcolm Brown 2224.7%
• Another reliable team snap count wise – Woods, Kupp, Cooks, and Gurley are your guys
• One interesting note is we expected Everett to take a backseat with Higbee back but he played 50 snaps and ran 41 routes, even scoring a touchdown. That’s the kind of usage that’s worth a stash but we want to see what he looks like with a fully healthy Higbee. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps69 
 SnapsSnap %
Willie Snead 6391.3%
Marquise Brown 5681.2%
Seth Roberts 4362.3%
Nick Boyle 4159.4%
Mark Ingram 3246.4%
Mark Andrews 2942.0%
Miles Boykin 2130.4%
Justice Hill1623.2%
Hayden Hurst 1521.7%
• This is what concerns us about the Ravens from a snap count standpoint – they use so many personnel packages that they spread everyone’s snap shares out so thin. This game once again saw a ton of snaps from the Ravens with 69 but we saw how it dilutes the production when the offense isn’t firing on all cylinders. Now just imagine what that looks like with only running 55 offensive plays. Would hurt a lot of the guys with lower percentages. 
Marquise Brown , Mark Ingram , and Mark Andrews remain your fantasy starts though, at only a 42% snap share, Andrews is the exact kind of casualty you could see in a low scoring, low snap affair. Good thing his usage remains fantastic while he is out there, pass blocking on zero snaps. 



Week 3  
Team Snaps49 
 SnapsSnap %
Paul Richardson Jr.4387.8%
Trey Quinn 3877.6%
Vernon Davis 3673.5%
Kelvin Harmon2857.1%
Chris Thompson 2653.1%
Adrian Peterson  2040.8%
• Speaking of low snap total casualties, 49 offensive snaps in a game is certainly bad for business and it’s reflected in the offensive stats.
Terry McLaurin upon his return and Chris Thompson remain the only viable starts. Without McLaurin, Paul Richardson could be a desperation spot start. If they continue to roll with Haskins it will be interesting to see who he prefers. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps70 
 SnapsSnap %
Michael Thomas 6897.1%
Alvin Kamara 5578.6%
Tedd Ginn Jr.5071.4%
Austin Carr 4361.4%
Jared Cook 3955.7%
Latavius Murray 1724.3%
Taysom Hill 68.6%
Teddy Bridgewater continues to rally this team but it’s clearly not the same offense without Drew Brees .
• There are essentially two fantasy players that can be supported by this offense: Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas . Jared Cook is at least running a lot of routes when he’s in the game if there is nothing else.  



Week 4  
Team Snaps62 
 SnapsSnap %
Tyler Lockett 6096.8%
Will Dissly 4979.0%
Chris Carson 4775.8%
D.K. Metcalf3962.9%
Jaron Brown 3556.5%
David Moore 2540.3%
CJ Prosise1422.6%
• As expected, Will Dissly took a step forward snap-wise with no Nick Vannett and solidified himself as a tight end to own and start in fantasy football. 
• This offense is based heavily in the run game which makes it difficult to support multiple receivers unless the games have a large number of opportunities. Tyler Lockett , Will Dissly , and Chris Carson remain starts while DK Metcalf may need to be shelved until he is locked in as the WR2 and can be trusted. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps58 
 SnapsSnap %
James Washington 4475.9%
Nick Vannett 4475.9%
JuJu Smith-Schuster 4374.1%
James Conner 3865.5%
Diontae Johnson3763.8%
Jaylen Samuels 2644.8%
• The Steelers once again went with youth at wide receiver and Diontae Johnson is proving that he might be a viable option alongside Juju. Nick Vannett is likely just a place holder until Vance McDonald is right. 
• We saw some intriguing usage from Jaylen Samuels . It may have just been the case of a game being in the bag so they wanted to try some new things but he is an interesting add if he’s going to play 20+ snaps and run some wildcat. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps67 
 SnapsSnap %
Will Fuller V6698.5%
DeAndre Hopkins 6597.0%
Duke Johnson 4364.2%
Darren Fells 3856.7%
Keke Coutee 3856.7%
Carlos Hyde 3349.3%
Kenny Stills 3247.8%
Jordan Akins 3146.3%
Kenny Stills seemed to be running away with the WR3 role but an injury brings Keke Coutee back into the fold.
• A little negative game script gave Duke some more snaps but still not what owners were hoping for after the Lamar Miller injury. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps62 
 SnapsSnap %
Corey Davis 5487.1%
Derrick Henry 4775.8%
Jonnu Smith 4267.7%
Tajae Sharpe 3861.3%
MyCole Pruitt 3759.7%
AJ Brown2641.9%
Adam Humphries 2540.3%
Delanie Walker 1930.6%
Dion Lewis 1727.4%
• AJ Brown showed a couple more explosive plays yet still took a backseat snap-wise to the other three receivers. Our assumption at this point has to be that, in a run first offense, the other wide receivers are more adept at blocking. Otherwise the snap shares make no sense and, even then, it’s about time Brown saw more action. 
• Positive game script saw a big shift in the direction of Derrick Henry vs Dion Lewis , as we know. We also saw more run blocking tight end work and less Delanie Walker . Next week against a tough Bills defense we may see more pass action. 



Week 4  
Team Snaps60 
 SnapsSnap %
Adam Thielen 5693.3%
Stefon Diggs 5185.0%
Kyle Rudolph 5083.3%
Dalvin Cook 4778.3%
Irv Smith Jr.2948.3%
Alexander Mattison610.0%
Adam Thielen said himself after the game that you can’t just run for 180 yards every game – sometimes you have to throw. The Vikings tried to ground and pound once again to their own determinate, falling 
16-6 to the Bears.
• Rumors have been swirling about a potential Stefon Diggs trade but it seems to be just that for now – rumors. It’s worth noting that, over the last two games, Diggs has caught 10 of the last 10 passes thrown to him. Perhaps that’s a guy you should throw to more if you are struggling to score more than 6 points.