The year of the backup quarterback rolls on and continues to throw curveballs at us as two incumbent starters return (one of which has only attempted eight passes for his team), another long time starter gets benched, and yet another solidify his job for the rest of the year with an IR move.  We’re here to read deep into the snap count data and tell you what you can expect from the position players regardless of who is under center so you can have some peace of mind in these uncertain times.  So let’s get to it!


Team Snaps70 
 SnapsSnap %
Emmanuel Sanders 6694.3%
George Kittle 4970.0%
Ross Dwelley 4970.0%
Deebo Samuel4564.3%
Tevin Coleman 3752.9%
Matt Breida 2941.4%
Dante Pettis 2231.4%
Kendrick Bourne 1927.1%
  • In previous iterations of the snap count report we had not included Ross Dwelley for the 49ers as his profile and usage were consistent with a blocking tight end which is typically irrelevant to us for fantasy purposes.  For instance, last week he blocked on 27 plays and ran seven routes – that’s practically playing offensive tackle.  However, this week with the injury to Kittle, he actually ran 22 routes and only pass blocked on two pass plays (Levine Toiliolo seemed to resume Dwelley’s pass blocking role).  If Kittle does miss any time, this indicates to us that Dwelley could fill that ever important role but it would be difficult to trust him right off the bat and he likely won’t be nearly as effective. 
  • Emmanuel Sanders has really shined since arriving in San Fran and it’s clear they believe him to head and shoulders above the other receivers.  Of the remaining lot, Deebo Samuel is at least playing enough snaps to be worth considering. 


Team Snaps44 
 SnapsSnap %
Allen Robinson 4295.5%
David Montgomery 3272.7%
Taylor Gabriel 3068.2%
Trey Burton 2761.4%
Anthony Miller 1840.9%
Adam Shaheen 1840.9%
Tarik Cohen 1636.4%
Javon Wims 511.4%
  • 44 offensive snaps is the lowest total for the Bears this year and one of the lower totals for any team thus far.  Typically an offensive performance this lacking would not provide much fantasy value but David Montgomery was able to salvage his day with a couple touchdowns.  For now Allen Robinson and David Montgomery remain the only two fantasy viable starters though I would monitor Taylor Gabriel in case this team ever figures anything out.  He’s clearly the guy opposite Allen Robinson when they are actually playing offense. 


  • BYE


Team Snaps62 
 SnapsSnap %
John Brown 5487.1%
Dawson Knox 4775.8%
Isaiah McKenzie 4267.7%
Devin Singletary 4166.1%
Cole Beasley 2845.2%
Frank Gore 2133.9%
Tyler Kroft 1625.8%
Robert Foster 711.3%
  • The Bills cruised in this one against the lowly Redskins but one interesting note is that Devin Singletary played double the snaps of Frank Gore in an offensive game-scripted game which we have yet to see.  Typically Singletary plays the passing down role while Gore plays the running down role which would have given us the reverse splits to this.  Perhaps the Bills were just giving Gore some rest in going into the bye or maybe Singletary is actually carving himself out a bigger role.  Certainly something to watch.
  • Other notable numbers: Dawson Knox drastically outsnapped Tyler Kroft while Isaiah McKenzie played a good chunk of snaps at wide receiver as well.  Again, it could just be the case of the Bills having the game in hand and giving the young players some extra experience. 


Team Snaps48 
 SnapsSnap %
Courtland Sutton 4695.8%
Noah Fant4185.4%
DaeSean Hamilton 3164.6%
Royce Freeman 2450.0%
Dionate Spencer2450.0%
Phillip Lindsay 2347.9%
Fred Brown714.6%
  • The runningback snaps were split fairly evenly once again though it’s worth noting that Royce Freeman allowed a pressure and a sack in pass blocking duty.  This has been the one thing keeping him on the field and Lindsay off it but Lindsay was able to pass block twice uneventfully.  If Lindsay keeps running the way he does and Freeman faulters in his pass blocking duty it could open the door for Lindsay to get a bigger snap share.  
  • Despite a few painfully visible drops this year, Noah Fant is going to be fantasy relevant simply based on the lack of other options in the passing game.  His usage has been ideal for a receiving tight end and he ran the second most routes this week behind only Courtland Sutton so he should be owned anywhere he’s available. 


Team Snaps75 
 SnapsSnap %
Odell Beckhaam Jr71114.5%
Jarvis Landry 71114.5%
Demetrius Harris 5182.3%
Nick Chubb 4572.6%
Antonio Callaway 3658.1%
Dontrell Hilliard 3048.4%
Ricky Seals-Jones 2235.5%
  • Ricky Seals-Jones ran 19 routes on only 22 snaps while Demetrius Harris ran 25 routes on 51, clearly indicating they prefer RSJ for passing downs.  That being said, Seals-Jones left the game with a knee injury so perhaps moving forward the Browns will opt to use Stephen Carlson as the blocker and Harris could run more routes.  Harris is a nightmare situation start only. 
  • Interesting to note that Dontell Hillard played 24 pass plays this week while Nick Chubb also played 24 pass plays – something they have not done in recent weeks.  With Kareem Hunt returning this week, perhaps they are preparing the offense for a new shared workload?  As much as we would dislike it for fantasy purposes, it might make sense for the 2-6 Browns to not run their star player into the ground in what increasingly feels like a lost season. 


Team Snaps76 
 SnapsSnap %
Chris Godwin 7396.1%
Mike Evans 6585.5%
Breshad Perriman 4761.8%
Tanner Hudson 4660.5%
Ronald Jones 4255.3%
Dare Ogunbawale2127.6%
Scotty Miller1215.8%
Cameron Brate 1114.5%
Peyton Barber 911.8%
  • In our Week 8 article we outlined how we predicted things would go in upcoming weeks for Bucs wide receivers.  And was we laid out, the Seahawks do not shadow and Mike Evans thrived.  The Cardinals and Saints do so we may see upticks for Chris Godwin in those games.  Breshard Perriman was only a factor this week because it was an overtime shootout but he’s not a viable play. 
  • Ronald Jones seems to have made big strides in distancing himself from Peyton Barber but Dare Ogunbawale should continue to factor into the passing game. 
  • Tanner Hudson played the OJ Howard role which, in Bruce Arians offense, is useless for fantasy.  The value of the Bucs tight end position at this point is basically a coin flip on whether Cameron Brate scores or not.


Team Snaps56 
 SnapsSnap %
Christian Kirk 5496.4%
Larry Fitzgerald 5394.6%
Kenyan Drake 4783.9%
KeeSean Johnson2544.6%
Pharoah Cooper1628.6%
Andy Isabella 1221.4%
Trent Sherfield 35.4%
  • Fantasy enigma Kenyan Drake has been a questionable start all year long on the Dolphins and, without knowing his role on limited practice time, he was a questionable start that ended up going off this week.  With David Johnson potentially returning next week, he will fittingly once again be a questionable start. 
  • At this point we know that Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald are locked in starters but, beyond that, the Cardinals continue to experiment at wide receiver.  The last couple weeks it was Damiere Byrd and Trent Sherfield , this week we saw more KeeSean Johnson and Pharoah Cooper.  Andy Isabella also made the most of his limited snaps with a huge 88 yard touchdown.  I think the long term plan post Larry Fitzgerald is to feature Kirk and Isabella in the slots with the injured Hakeem Butler on the outside leaving the rest of the players to fight over the remaining outside receiver spot.  That player may not even be on the team at this point. 


Team Snaps71 
 SnapsSnap %
Mike Williams6591.5%
Keenan Allen 6287.3%
Andre Patton 5881.7%
Hunter Henry 5577.5%
Melvin Gordon 4563.4%
Austin Ekeler 2433.8%
Virgil Green 2433.8%
  • Regardless of how many snaps the third wide receiver gets (this time it was Andre Patton getting a pretty big share) the three fantasy receivers on this team are Keenan Allen , Mike Williams , and Hunter Henry .  With two pass catching backs it’s not realistic to support more than that. 
  • Melvin Gordon fans rejoice as he finally came out and gave you a game with some semblance of what we had expected, providing a couple touchdowns, a couple catches, and over 100 yards.  He and Ekeler are both in the RB2/flex conversation based on their usage.


Team Snaps59 
 SnapsSnap %
Tyreek Hill 59100.0%
Travis Kelce 5796.6%
Sammy Watkins 5389.8%
Damien Williams 4372.9%
Blake Bell 3050.8%
Demarcus Robinson 2440.7%
Mecole Hardman1118.6%
Darrel Williams 1016.9%
LeSean McCoy 610.2%
  • LeSean McCoy had a brutal late fumble against the Packers last week that may have cost them the game and he seemingly paid for it this week being behind both Williamses in snaps and carries.  Will be interesting to see whether this is a permanent move or simply old school punishment. 
  • The Chiefs deployed more two tight end sets to combat the Vikings pass rush to the detriment of Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman.  It will be certainly worth remembering this with Joey Bosa and the Chargers and the blitz-heavy Patriots on the upcoming schedule. 


Team Snaps70 
 SnapsSnap %
Zach Pascal 6694.3%
Jack Doyle 5477.1%
Chester Rogers 4665.7%
Parris Campbell 4361.4%
Marlon Mack 3955.7%
Eric Ebron 2434.3%
Nyheim Hines 2028.6%
Deon Cain 2028.6%
  • Just when Parris Campbell flashed a bit of that speed and athleticism that got him drafted in the second round, he was taken away from us again with a broken hand.  With TY Hilton also out, Zach Pascal seems to be your guy followed by Chester Rogers .  If you held Deon Cain this whole time in dynasty and he once again doesn’t do anything this week despite opportunities provided via injuries to TY Hilton, Devin Funchess , Parris Campbell , and Daurice Fountain , I implore you, it’s time to let go. 
  • The Maron Mack show rolls on and, with all the injuries plaguing this team, expect a heavy dosage of him moving forward – especially if Brian Hoyer is playing quarterback. 


Team Snaps69 
 SnapsSnap %
Michael Gallup 6391.3%
Amari Cooper 5985.5%
Ezekiel Elliott 5782.6%
Jason Witten 5579.7%
Randall Cobb 5275.4%
Blake Jarwin 2637.7%
Tony Pollard1318.8%
Tavon Austin 1115.9%
  • With everyone healthy coming out of the bye week, the Cowboys went right back to what they want to do which, conveniently, is also exactly what we want to see for fantasy purposes.  They are running out a consolidated snap share that sees three wide receivers, one tight end, and one runningback seeing 75%+ of the snaps and two of the receivers are getting most of the targets.  We couldn’t pick a better set up. 
  • Despite his touchdown, Blake Jarwin is not a startable fantasy tight end.  He played only 26 snaps and blocked on 16 of them. 


Team Snaps69 
 SnapsSnap %
DeVante Parker 5782.6%
Preston Williams5173.9%
Mark Walton 5173.9%
Mike Gesicki 4260.9%
Allen Hurns 3043.5%
Albert Wilson 2536.2%
Kalen Ballage 2130.4%
Jakeem Grant 1420.3%
  • This game was a certainly a rollercoaster of emotion. If you are a Phins fan I’m not sure how you feel about it.  On one hand, the team looked good and Preston Williams and Mike Gesicki made some of the big plays that they had not been making earlier in the year.  On the other hand, you won the game when you are actively trying to tank.  But then Preston Williams got hurt and Mark Walton got suspended so it should be easier to tank moving forward?  Either way, the one thing we can all agree on is no one wanted to find out that the injury for Preston Williams is an ACL tear. 
  • Kalen Ballage will be a big add though his play has been excruciating thus far this season.  The big fantasy winner for us here is Mike Gesicki who had ideal usage all year but finally got a chance to show what he can do.  In a barren landscape at tight end he could be an add due to the personnel change, similar to Noah Fant.  The targets have to go somewhere and DeVante Parker can only absorb so many. 


Team Snaps84 
 SnapsSnap %
Nelson Agholor 7488.1%
Dallas Goedert 6678.6%
Alshon Jeffrey6678.6%
Zach Ertz 6577.4%
Jordan Howard 4250.0%
Mack Hollins 4148.8%
Miles Sanders3238.1%
J.J. Arcega Whitside1416.7%
  • Big news here is that DeSean Jackson underwent surgery and is done for the season now.  Based on passed iterations of this series and what we’ve seen both in the snap totals and on-field, Mack Hollins will be the one to step up in his place getting those snaps.  Alshon Jeffrey also left the game though his injury is not deemed to be serious but anytime missed by him would mean more snaps for JJ Arcega-Whiteside at split end. 
  • Despite playing one more snap, Dallas Goedert only ran 30 routes to 43 for Ertz.  As we discussed last week, it is still the Ertz show unless extreme matchups dictate they need to turn to Goedert. 
  • Same story with the running backs as usual – Howard was featured in the running game and Sanders featured on pass downs.  Classic Eagles RBBC. 


  • BYE


Team Snaps71 
 SnapsSnap %
Golden Tate 6794.4%
Darius Slay ton 6693.0%
Saquon Barkley 5881.7%
Evan Engram 4969.0%
Bennie Fowler 4157.7%
Rhett Ellison 3650.7%
Cody Latimer 1115.5%
  • A common theme for this week was players playing very few snaps yet scoring a touchdown and this game was no exception as Cody Latimer scored the only offensive touchdown despite only playing 11 snaps.  Don’t be fooled by the shiny points play – Golden Tate and Darius Slay ton dominated the wide receiver snaps and even Bennie Fowler played four times as much as Latimer.  Given the prominence of Engram and Barkley in the passing game, Tate is likely your only real option startable WR option unless Sterling Shepard shows us something when he returns. 


Team Snaps67 
 SnapsSnap %
DJ Chark  Jr. 6394.0%
Chris Conley 5886.6%
Leonard Fournette 5582.1%
Keelan Cole 5480.6%
Seth DeValve 3450.7%
Josh Oliver3044.8%
  • If you are trying to defend your starting job from a guy who got $45 million guaranteed, putting up three points against a division rival ain’t it.  Gardner Minshew has been benched for Nick Foles .
  • In the absence of Dede Westbrook , Keelan Cole got the start.  Outside of Chark and Dede it is difficult to trust anyone.
  • Much like we saw with the early goings of Noah Fant, Josh Oliver saw good usage with not many targets.  Of his 30 plays he ran 29 routes so he’s clearly lined up for a passing role.  He’s worth a speculative add in deep leagues to see what he looks like with Foles who was obviously able to feed the ball to Ertz in Philly.


Team Snaps67 
 SnapsSnap %
Robby Anderson 6495.5%
Ryan Griffin 6292.5%
Le'Veon Bell 6191.0%
Jamison Crowder 5785.1%
Demaryius Thomas 5277.6%
  • For the second straight week this team showed a highly consolidated snap share which we love to see for fantasy. Wide outs are Anderson, Crowder, and DT and your running back is Le’Veon Bell (assuming the knee injury is minor).  Only person who could crash this party is Chris Herndon but we already outline why we are concerned that he may just spend most of his time blocking in Gase’s offense anyway. 


Team Snaps69 
 SnapsSnap %
Marvin Jones Jr.6198.4%
Kenny Golladay 5791.9%
TJ Hockeson4572.6%
Danny Amendola 4267.7%
Ty Johnson4267.7%
JD McKissic2641.9%
Jesse James 2235.5%
Tra Carson 1930.6%
Marvin Hall 1727.4%
  • With Tra Carson to IR, Ty Johnson may get that crack that we had all hoped but it seems to have lost a bit of it’s luster after them team starting a guy off the street and using another back in the passing game.  Still, running backs are hard to come by so add him if you can. 
  • TJ Hockenson was used to block less often than the even split we have been seeing with Jesse James but it was still too much as he blocked on nearly half his snaps.  Early in the year we saw him steak slot snaps from Danny Amendola but it seems those have been reclaimed.  The targets were good but his usage simply isn’t ideal.


Team Snaps50 
 SnapsSnap %
Davante Adams 4284.0%
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 3366.0%
Geronimo Allison 3264.0%
Jimmy Graham 3264.0%
Aaron Jones 3060.0%
Allen Lazard 2550.0%
Jamaal Williams 2244.0%
Marcedes Lewis 1734.0%
  • Not what Packers fans wanted to see but at least they got Davante Adams back.  And the natural order returned with Adams and MVS on the outsides with Geronimo Allison in the slot.  Brighter days ahead.
  • Aaron Jones fans may have thought a four touchdown game would have solidified the job as his but it’s clear that Matt Lafleur wants to run a two back backfield.  Jones still got the build of the running down work but they split pass routes 20 a piece. 


Team Snaps72 
 SnapsSnap %
D.J. Moore 6798.5%
Greg Olsen 6595.6%
Christian McCaffrey 6189.7%
Curtis Samuel 5377.9%
Jarius Wright 3652.9%
Chris Manhertz 3450.0%
  • Ah yes, old reliable.  Jarius Wright and Chris Manhertz had more of an even split than usual but that doesn’t matter much to us as they aren’t on our fantasy radar.  What matters is the four guys we care about all played more than 78% of the snaps and three of them played between ~90% and 99%.  Beautiful. 
  • I am usually opposed to stashing pure handcuffs as I prefer handcuff plusses that offer standalone value as well if you are in a bye week pinch but at this point, given the teams incredibly consolidated snaps and reliance on the running game, I am stashing Reggie Bonnafon in leagues with deep benches and considering it in shallow ones where I have a comfortable lead.  Its late in the year so we know what most guys are and any RB in this role could be a league winner.  We have another that we are going to recommend later on as well.


Team Snaps67 
 SnapsSnap %
Julian Edelman 67100.0%
Benjamin Watson 67100.0%
Mohamed Sanu 67100.0%
Phillip Dorsett 6698.5%
James White 2841.8%
Rex Burkhead 2435.8%
Sony Michel 1522.4%
  • The mighty Patriots looked  bit mortal this week but at least the offense is taking shape.  Edelman, Sanu, Dorsett, and Watson all played pretty much every snap and should be locked in moving forward.
  • The concern here is for Sony Michel owners who saw his season low in snaps.  We may be able to chalk it up as negative game script but this team has a tough slate moving forward and, if they are just going to abandon the run, you are in big trouble if you have Sony at your flex. 


Team Snaps71 
 SnapsSnap %
Zay Jones 6490.1%
Tyrell Williams 5780.3%
Darren Waller 5577.5%
Josh Jacobs 4259.2%
Foster Moreau3853.5%
Hunter Renfrow3752.1%
Jalen Richard 2231.0%
  • In a surprise twist, Zay Jones played the most snaps of any position player on the team.  Did he do much when he was out there? No, but the fact that he played nearly the whole game and got four targets should mean something in deep leagues.  It’s just hard to say whether this offense can support more than two of Waller, Williams, Renfrow, and Jones – especially playing Jon Gruden Smash Mouth Football the way they have been.  I’d stick to Waller for now with Williams in emergencies. 


  • BYE


Team Snaps67 
 SnapsSnap %
Nick Boyle 5683.6%
Willie Snead 4161.2%
Marquise Brown 3958.2%
Seth Roberts 2943.3%
Mark Ingram 2841.8%
Gus Edwards 2841.8%
Hayden Hurst 2740.3%
Miles Boykin 2638.8%
Mark Andrews 2334.3%
Justice Hill1014.9%
  • Teams that use a “passing tight end” and a “blocking tight end” could learn a thing or two about deception from the Ravens this week.  All year they used Nick Boyle to block then brought Mark Andrews in to catch passes.  So what did they do this week? Nick Boyle five catches for 27 and a touchdown.  Very well played long con that teams could take advantage of.  Looking at you Panthers. 
  • Beyond that it was your typical mish mash of different formations, blocking wide receivers, running quarterbacks, and everything in between.  This offense being difficult to figure out is great for winning real football games and terrible for winning fantasy games.  Only Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram can truly be trusted but Mark Andrews is still worth a start if you don’t have any other tight end option.  And we love Andrews as a player but 34% of the snaps doesn’t allow for any consistency. 


Team Snaps51 
 SnapsSnap %
Terry McLaurin 51100.0%
Jeremy Sprinkle 3874.5%
Adrian Peterson  3670.6%
Trey Quinn 3160.8%
Kelvin Harmon2549.0%
Paul Richardson Jr.2447.1%
Wendell Smallwood 1835.3%
  • This team has only run more than 60 offensive snaps one time all year and they are averaging 46 snaps a game over the last 3 games.  The only consolation is that Terry McLaurin has played every single snap during that span so he is the only one startable in fantasy football – and just barely.  An offense running les than 50 snaps can’t support much more than that unless they have an absolutely dominant defense getting turnovers and short fields every time.


  • BYE


Team Snaps74 
 SnapsSnap %
D.K. Metcalf7094.6%
Tyler Lockett 6891.9%
Chris Carson 6385.1%
Jacob Hollister 5979.7%
David Moore 4054.1%
Luke Willson 1723.0%
Jaron Brown 1723.0%
Rashad Penny1114.9%
  • Well we projected after week 7 that Jacob Hollister could resume the Will Dissly role then he came out in week 8 and blocked a ton so we wrote him off.  Then he came out this week and scored two touchdowns which goes to show – never take the loss after the first lap of the race.  Stick with the process. 
  • Chris Carson continued to get all the work despite fumbling twice and losing one which has been his only issue.  Turnovers are game killers so they may still adjust but its hard to say he’s not the best guy in the backfield.


Team Snaps62 
 SnapsSnap %
Vance McDonald 5080.6%
JuJu Smith-Schuster 4674.2%
Diontae Johnson4267.7%
Jaylen Samuels  4064.5%
James Washington 2641.9%
Nick Vannett 2641.9%
Johnny Holton 2235.5%
Trey Edmunds 1727.4%
  • This team has battled some brutal injuries this year but is still pushing on in what is clearly an attempt by this front office to save their jobs.  Based on the trades they’ve made, I think ownership said “do what you need to do to win or your out” so I don’t expect them to hold back anytime soon, especially after beating a tough Colts team.
  • Trey Edmunds got the start and the bulk of the rushing work but Jaylen Samuels stole the show drastically out-snapping him and catching 13 passes.  Against a tough Rams defense expect the Jaylen Samuels show again.  
  • Juju and Vance are startable and Diontae Johnson remains on the fringe in leagues where you are desperate. 


Team Snaps68 
 SnapsSnap %
DeAndre Hopkins 68100.0%
Kenny Stills 5885.3%
Darren Fells 5783.8%
Jordan Akins 4769.1%
Carlos Hyde 3855.9%
Duke Johnson 3247.1%
  • This one was over from the start and the Texans handled in the way you’d expect in a blowout – with the backfield.  Carlos Hyde had a monster day and Duke Johnson led pass catchers as well. 
  • Fells and Akins continued to, annoyingly, split the snaps fairly evenly.  Fells played more snaps but both ran exactly 23 routes.  Much like the Colts situation (which we saw unfold last year) if one were to get hurt, the other could become an important fantasy asset. 


Team Snaps72 
 SnapsSnap %
Corey Davis 5677.8%
Jonnu Smith 5272.2%
AJ Brown5069.4%
Adam Humphries 4663.9%
Derrick Henry 3852.8%
Dion Lewis 3447.2%
Tajae Sharpe 3244.4%
Anthony Firkser 2027.8%
MyCole Pruitt 1115.3%
  • If you are wondering why Jonnu Smith hasn’t truly been unlocked, we told you what might happened in our week 7 article which is the use of Anthony Firkser in a primary passing role similar to Cameron Brate .  And once again he played 20 snaps, 19 of them passes, like last week.  It’s not enough for Firkser to be fantasy relevant but it is just enough to hurt Jonnu Smith which is the wort possible situation for fantasy gamers. 
  • Tannehill has clearly provided some boost to this passing game but we had hoped the offense would continue to run through Corey Davis and AJ Brown.  Spreading the ball out to the likes of Adam Humphries and Dion Lewis is not what we want to see – we want to see him forcing it to the top two options, like a bad quarterback should.  We want our QB to either be A. good enough to be a QB1 in fantasy or B. bad enough to force it to one or two guys over and over (see Jamies Winston or Eli Manning ).  The worst thing they could do is be a mediocre game manager who spreads the ball around, like we see here. 
  • At least Derrick Henry is great. 


Team Snaps70 
 SnapsSnap %
Stefon Diggs 6288.6%
OlaBisi Johnson5882.9%
Dalvin Cook 5781.4%
Kyle Rudolph 5477.1%
Irv Smith Jr.4361.4%
Alexander Mattison1927.1%
  • Adam Thielen returned and tweaked his hamstring once again.  If he is out this week, OlaBisi Johnson is back on the menu in deep leagues.
  • Irv Smith Jr. continues to have solid pass friendly usage so this may be your last chance to acquire him in dynasty leagues.  If Thielen’s absence is extended or one of Diggs, Thielen, or Rudolph hits the IR then he could become relevant in seasonal leagues.
  • As we alluded to under the Panthers section, at this point Alexander Mattison is likely worth a stash.  Ameer Abdullah once again played eight snaps on offense and 24 on special teams.  If anything were to happen to Dalvin (god forbid) then Mattison would become a high end RB2 almost immediately as he’s been there, he knows the offense, and the desperately want to run.  Like I said before, you don’t usually have the luxury to stash guys that are unstartable without an injury so make sure your benches are deep or you are comfortably looking at a playoff spot but this is one player that could be a power keg if something were to happen (and Dalvin has battled injuries in the past, as much as we hate to say it).