2022 Fantasy Football NFL Snap Count Breakdown: Jauan Jennings Seeing a Role Increase
Published: Dec 16, 2022
Updated: Dec 16, 2022
It’s time folks. The playoffs. No more bye weeks. No more nonsense. We are going to focus on the guys playing the full snap shares to help set your lineups but we’ll also mention the next best options where possible for those of you playing DFS (and so that we have a leg up in case of injuries). So let’s get to it!
WR: Marquise Brown and DeAndre Hopkins are your clear full time wide receivers. Hopkins primarily lines up outside while Brown rotates between slot and flanker. AJ Green is the next man up but only played 45 of 75 snaps. Rondale Moore was placed on IR so Robbie Anderson is the WR4.
RB: Jame Conner played 71 of 75 snaps this week. No reason to worry about anyone else unless he goes down (in which case we like Keaontay Ingram).
TE: Trey McBride has stepped into the Zach Ertz role but he’s obviously not Zach Ertz as of now (he’s a rookie after all). Colt McCoy does seem to like him as he looked his way six times but he’s still behind Brown and Hopkins for targets at least.
WR: The answer to who is the full time wide receiver with Rashod Bateman out is seemingly no one. On 61 drop backs, the leaders were Demarcus Robinson with 37 snaps and Devin Duvernay with 35. This team just uses a huge mish-mash of tight ends, fullbacks, and running backs.
RB: JK Dobbins made his triumphant return and looked great out there despite only playing 26 of 61 snaps. Gus Edwards will contribute some as well (21 snaps) and Kenyan Drake is likely now on the backburner (11). Fullback Patrick Ricard continues to play a healthy snaps ahre with 45 snaps.
TE: Mark Andrews is locked in - 54 of 61 snaps. Josh Oliver also played 42 snaps which is more than any WR while Isaiah Likely played 16.
WR: It’s Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis playing the full snap shares on the outside. You can roll the dice on Isaiah McKenzie if you want but he often only played 50% of the snaps.
RB: Devin Singletary (29 snaps) continues to be the lead dog both in carries and on pass downs but James Cook (24) as clearly carved out a role for himself as well. It’s hard to trust Cook unless he actually plays more pass snaps than Singletary at some point but you could do worse.
TE: The usage hasn’t been the issue for Dawson Knox - he once again played a ton with 51 of 59 snaps, 33 routes, zero pass blocking snaps. They have just spread the ball out a little too thin which makes him inconsistent.
WR: DJ Moore literally leads the league in snap share at 96.7% so you don’t have to worry about his playing time. Terrace Marshall (62 of 73 snaps) also plays a ton but the slot guys split the word so Shi Smith (25) and Laviska Shenault (21) aren’t giving you much.
RB: Chuba Hubbard has gotten double digit carries in back to back weeks but he’s still clearly behind D’Onta Foreman. Foreman (35 snaps) played on more pass plays and run plays than Hubbard (23 snaps). So Foreman is still the guy you want.
TE: Neither tight end can be used in fantasy. They dropped back 29 times - Ian Thomas ran 12 routes and Tommy Tremble ran 11.
WR: Typically it’s Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd but Higgins and Boyd both left early. It seems Trenton Irwin is the understudy for Higgins and Trent Taylor plays the slot when Boyd is out so plan accordingly based on the inactives. We post them here every Sunday at 11:30 AM
RB: Joe Mixon is back so it’s the Joe Mixon show. Whenever he is out, it’s the Samaje Perine show. Easy enough.
TE: As long as Hayden Hurst is out there is no viable tight end in fantasy. Mitchell Wilcox isn’t even worth a dart throw in DFS.
WR: Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones are locked in as the every snap WRs. David Bell plays the slot but only played 49 of 72 snaps.
RB: They used to split the work between pass and run downs but Nick Chubb simply plays more in all phases of the game these days. He played 45 snaps to 28 for Kareem Hunt.
TE: David Njoku exploded back on the scene with a 96% snap share. He’s locked in for snaps but his schedule is pretty rought. Harison Bryan (8 snaps) and Pharaoh Brown (2 snaps) hardly played.
WR: CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Noah Brown play virtually all the WR snaps as of now. They did sign TY Hilton so, when he’s ramped up, those snaps will likely come at the expense of Noah Brown.
RB: Ezekiel Elliott continues to get the short yardage work while Tony Pollard excels in open space and on pass downs. That’s the way they like it and that’s how it will likely remain.
TE: Dalton Schultz has gotten rock solid usage the last two weeks after a scary game vs. the Giants where he blocked on 10 pass plays. He ran 37 of 42 routes and he gets a nice matchup vs. the Jags this week.
WR: Jerry Jeudy and Kendall Hinton play most of the snaps. When they got to three WR sets, Brandon Johnson comes in to play split end and Kendall Hinton moves to the slot. Johnson has played 142 snaps this year with 126 coming on the outside. This week he played 53 of 72 snaps but he’s a DFS dart throw at best.
RB: Latavius Murray is the lead dog. Mike Boone is hurt so Marlon Mack is the next man up.
TE: Greg Dulcich has been the one bright spot on this offense and he actually has good rapport with Brett Rypien (9 targets last time he played). Dulcich ran 41 routes this week so solid once again and now he gets the Cardinals who are the worst team vs. the TE this year.
WR: Soon enough it will be DJ Chark at split end, Amon-Ra St. Brown in the slot, and Jameson Williams at flanker. For now, Josh Reynolds plays flanker.
RB: This is a nightmare situation. 70 snaps in the game and here was the breakdown: Jamaal Williams (26), D’Andre Swift (25), and Justin Jackson (21). Swift gets the most pass work but Jamaal Williams continues to be the preferred goal line back.
TE: No viable tight end. Brock Wright played 40 snaps but only ran 14 routes. Shan Zylstra played 23 snaps and ran 15.
Green Bay Packers
WR: With Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins out it was Phillip Dorsett and Chris Moore as the full time outside WRs. Amari Rodgers played the slot but played 36 of 66 snaps.
RB: Dameon Pierce is officially OUT and they released Eno Benjamin so it’s basically just Rex Burkhead and Dare Ogunbawale left. Both are primarily pass catching backs but I would put my money on the veteran Burkhead getting more work.
TE: Even though Teagan Quitoriano plays more snaps (47) he is not a pass catcher (13 routes out of 30). Jordan Akins is the closest you are going to get to a pass catcher running 22 routes.
WR: Christian Kirk ran 46 of 46 routes - literally doesn’t get better. Zay Jones was next with 43 then Marvin Jones was down at 28. Kirk and Zay are the guys.
RB: Darrell Henderson was released so it’s Travis Etienne and JaMycal Hasty now. Etienne played 49 of 56 snaps so it’s really just Etienne.
TE: Evan Engram broke out in a BIG way while running 38 of 46 routes. There is still a chance he could disappear in tough matchups but he flashed that upside we’ve always had our eye on. This week should be a big test for his consistency.
Kansas City Chiefs
WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster and Justin Watson continue to pace the WRs here but Watson really is out there largely for his blocking ability (MVS played 9 fewer snaps than Watson but actually ran 2 more routes). Skyy Moore only ran 11 of 44 routes.
RB: Isiah Pacheco is the starter and skews run downs, Jerick McKinnon skews pass downs. Both play but this week vs. the Texans is a prime spot for Pacheco.
TE: Travis Kelce is the man. Noah Gray still quietly plays 60% of the snaps but he’s just a deep DFS dart.
Las Vegas Raiders
WR: Davante Adams and Mack Hollins are the split end and flanker on the outsides. Keelan Cole has been operating out of the slot but Hunter Renfrow should be back soon.
RB: Josh Jacobs is a locked in, high end RB1.
TE: No one plays more meaningless snaps than Foster Moreau. He played all 60 snaps and didn’t catch a pass. Darren Waller will be back soon to save us.
Los Angeles Chargers
WR: Mike Williams is back and he played 52 of 80 snaps so you start him where you have him moving forward. Keenan Allen played 69 of 80 and you were already starting him. DeAndre Carter goes back to being a primary return man while Josh Palmer is your third WR, though less exciting now.
RB: Austin Ekeler is the man here - Joshua Kelley just spells him sporadically when he needs a breather.
TE: Gerald Everett really doesn’t play a full snap share, even when fully healthy. He played 72% of the snaps this week which is only the second time he’s played more than 70% all season. He’s a safe option but a boring one.
Los Angeles Rams
WR: Ben Skowronek (64 of 64) and Van Jefferson (62) played full snap shares, Tutu Atwell (39) chipped in in the slot. Baker Mayfield seemed to like Skowronek so let’s see how it shakes out in game 2.
RB: Cam Akers took his starting job back on the ground (12 carries, 13 pass plays) while Kyren Williams (14 pass plays) and Malcolm Brown (17 pass plays) split the pass work. Akers is the only viable option.
TE: Tyler Higbee played 61 of 64 snaps but was asked to stay in and block on 10 pass plays. We are back to the Higbee of old. Can’t trust him.
WR: Tyreek Hill got nicked up but he and Jaylen Waddle should both be good to go for this week. It’s hard enough to trust them in this snow game so we definitely won’t be using Trent Sherfield.
RB: Jeff Wilson is dealing with a hip injury so Raheem Mostert is the guy you want in fantasy until further notice.
TE: Mike Gesicki played 9 snaps the week before, 20 this week. That’s not going to cut it. Durham Smythe isn’t much more than a blocking tight end.
WR: This one is easy. Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, every snap. KJ Osborn is the third fiddle.
RB: Dalvin Cook is the man, Alexander Mattison is the handcuff.
TE: TJ Hockenson played 62 of 65 snaps. Doesn’t get much better.
New England Patriots
WR: With Jakobi Meyers out and DeVante Parker exiting early, Nelson Agholor (57 of 59 snaps), Tyquan Thornton (52), and Kendrick Bourne (42) were the guys. It could remain that way again this week.
RB: Damien Harris was already out and Rhamondre Stevenson got banged up so it was left to Kevin Harris (29 snaps) and Pierre Strong Jr. (19 snaps). Despite the split, the speedy Pierre Strong might be the more interesting one for fantasy.
TE: Even with the wide receivers out and the great matchup, Henry only saw three targets. Jonnu Smith only ran 13 routes to 23 for Henry so it was even worse there.
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
WR: At least we have some clarity here. Richie James, Isaiah Hodgins, and Darius Slayton played virtually all the wide receiver snaps.
RB: Saquon Barkley has been dealing with a neck injury so he had a quiet day with 20 snaps. Matt Breida (23) and Gary Brightwell (21) played more but Saquon still led in carries.
TE: Daniel Bellinger cannot catch a break. He exited the game with a rib injury and, even if he is a go this week, reports are that it is still bothering him pretty badly. He even said he had trouble sleeping at night.
New York Jets
WR: Garrett Wilson played a massive snap share once again with 73 of 74 snaps. With Corey Davis potentially out, we were kind of excited for Elijah Moore but now Mike White is out and Zach Wilson is back which pours cold water on that.
RB: Zonovan Knight gets the bulk of the run work (18 to 5 snaps) while Michael Carter gets the bulk of the pass work (32 snaps to 17). Seems like that is the split now.
TE: Tyler Conklin ran 36 routes out of 51 but blocked on 5 pass plays. CJ Uzomah ran 12 routes. We wish Tyler Conklin was a better option because his schedule is great.
WR: AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith on the outside, Quez Watkins rotates in the slot with Zach Pascal. Can’t trust the slot guys.
RB: Miles Sanders is a stud. If Jalen Hurts wasn’t such a goal line vulture he would be even better. But we’ll take what we’ve been given.
TE: Dallas Goedert makes his triumphant return so the only question is how much he will play. It’s risky to start him but we know the upside.
WR: Diontae Johnson and George Pickens are the two full time guys, Steven Sims plays the slot but only about 50% of the snaps since they like two tight end sets.
RB: Najee Harris is back and he played 43 of 65 snaps. He’s the guy.
TE: Pat Freiermuth has been dealing with a foot injury so he’s only played ~55% of the snaps the last two weeks. That makes him a risky option. Zach Gentry isn’t a guy we are starting even if Muth is out.
San Francisco 49ers
WR: This team uses Kyle Juszczyk on so many snaps that only two WRs can play full snap shares. Brandon Aiyuk is one. With Deebo Samuel out it will be interesting to see if Ray-Ray McCloud (28 of 58 snaps this week) or Jauan Jenning (22 snaps) can take over in full.
RB: Christian McCaffrey is a mega star that you start every week.
TE: George Kittle played his usual full snap share. You aren’t going to bench him against the Seahawks.
WR: As usual, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf play the whole game, Marquise Goodwin is the third WR but he rotates with the second tight end.
RB: Kenneth Walker was out and Travis Homer was clearly the man (49 of 54 snaps). Walker is expected back however.
TE: Noah Fant and Will Dissly continue to split snaps but Fant made some ground this week running 18 routes to 11 for Dissly. That was out of 43 drop backs though.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WR: The usage has been the same since Julio Jones came back. Mike Evans is the split end. Chris Godwin plays flanker in two WR sets then moves to slot for three WR sets when Julio Jones comes in (and Julio then lines up out wide). Each week Evans and Godwin lead in snaps and Julio is third based on this arrangement.
RB: Rachaad White was clearly preferred in the run game (13 carries to 4 for Fournette) but Fournette did run 28 routes to 22 for White. White is looking like the better option here.
TE: Perhaps we are finally seeing the changing of the guard - even with Cameron Brate active (28 snaps), Cade Otton took the lead (45 snaps). Still not a full 76 snaps but trending the right way.
WR: Treylon Burks is out so it’s clearly Robert Woods and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine as the guys. Chris Conley and Racey McMath split snaps so neither has much upside.
RB: Derrick Henry is the man. Dontrell Hilliard mixes in on some pass plays but he hardly even plated this week (9 snaps).
TE: Austin Hooper is the starter and once again led with 31 routes but Chig Okonkwo has been plenty impressive (25). Next year when Hooper is gone is likely when he fully unlocked but he’s still not a bad option. Honestly, Hooper isn’t either with Burks out.
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