Ten weeks in. TEN. Less than half the fantasy season left before NFL playoffs. We need to cherish each and every one of these games while we can. It’s too easy to forget what it’s like in March when we’re scrapping for any bit of free agency news. I don’t care if the primetime games stink, I’m watching. I don’t care if my teams are 0-10, I’m setting those lineups. And for all of us, whether we are in it or not, it’s time to get serious. No more wasting bench spots on guys who don’t even play. We are not focused on one thing and one thing only - taking home that trophy.

This article goes best with our snap count tool where you can see all of the raw snap numbers. But I take it a step further letting you know who got the pass snaps, two minute drill, who pass blocked, who played slot, who played two WR sets. I do my best to let you know who is getting the work and who isn’t. So, without further ado, here is Week 11.


Fantasy Football Week 11 Snap Count Preview

San Francisco 49ers - 62

WR: Back to normal again here - with the fullback usage, only Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk are fantasy-relevant unless there is another injury.

RB: The only problem with CMC in terms of usage is that he might be getting TOO much work. At least this week he didn’t play every snap.

TE: The issue for George Kittle has never been usage. The issue is that he doesn’t have a game with more than three receptions when everyone is healthy. But his deployment is always good so at least there is that.

Chicago Bears - 72 Snaps

WR: DJ Moore plays the full game out wide. Darnell Mooney lines up in the slot for three WR sets then moves out wide for two wide. Tyler Scott and Equanimeous St. Brown each played 28 snaps which doesn’t help us much.

RB: Right now it’s D’Onta Foreman on run down with Roschon Johnson on pass downs. The curveball is what happens when Khalil Herbert is healthy. Does he take his job back?

TE: We warned you this happens sometimes with Cole Kmet. In the Raiders game, he blocked on eight pass plays and wasn’t involved. Then he had a couple of weeks with good deployment. Then this week he blocked on eight pass plays again. That makes him a scary player.

Cincinnati Bengals - 64

WR: When Tee Higgins is out, Trenton Irwin plays his role at split end with Ja'Marr Chase at flanker and Tyler Boyd in the slot. Should be that way for Thursday if Higgins can’t go.

RB: Mixon is one of the few RBs that plays a full snap share every week. Not sure how you can leave him out of lineups regardless of matchup.

TE: Tanner Hudson has quietly carved out a role in the passing game but he’s not running even half the routes. He ran 20 of a possible 51 this week (Irv Smith ran 15 and Drew Sample ran 12). That deployment for Hudson basically makes him Kylen Granson.

Buffalo Bills - 54 Snaps

WR: This trend has held for a couple of weeks with Dawson Knox out - Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis play the whole game on the outside and Khalil Shakir has picked up more snaps in the slot (41 of 54 this week). Makes him a DFS dart throw until Knox returns.

RB: James Cook started and was benched briefly for fumbling which led to Latavius Murray leading in snaps 28 to 25. Murray does get goal line and some pass down work anyway making it a tough split. Maybe firing the offensive coordinator will mix things up.

TE:  Dalton Kincaid’s usage has been tremendous with Dawson Knox out. He played 26 of 29 snaps. As we said all along for rookie tight ends, it wasn’t a matter of “learning the position”, it’s always been about opportunity.

Cleveland Browns - 78 Snaps

WR: Cedric Tillman is now Donovan Peoples-Jones stretching the field for Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore underneath. They all played a minimum of 65% of the snaps so big shares.

RB:  Jerome Ford is the starter and gets the bulk of the work but they seem to line Kareem Hunt in short yardage which includes goal line. Go figure.

TE: David Njoku’s usage was back to normal this week after a little too much pass blocking last week for our likely. Now we wait to see if the backup QB likes him.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 65 Snaps

WR: We’ve been documenting the rise of Trey Palmer as of late and this week he actually ran just as many routes as Chris Godwin and two more than Mike Evans. They are still the preferred targets but that is meaningful, especially in dynasty.

RB:  Rachaad White continues to get the bulk of the work with Chase Edmonds as the clear backup.

TE:  The usage for Cade Otton is fine once again. He just struggles in bad tight end matchups because they have other weapons. Titans are a top-two defense vs. the tight end. And he gets the 49ers after this week. There will be greener grass on the other side.

Denver Broncos - 76 Snaps

WR: Honestly, I couldn't care less that he didn’t catch any passes. At least Marvin Mims played more than half the snaps for once. He played 52 snaps while Courtland Sutton played 65 and Jerry Jeudy played 49. The opportunities are more important than the results in terms of predicting the future.

RB:  Javonte Williams seems full back here as he continues to dominate the touches out of the backfield. Have to be pleased.

TE:  Adam Trautman and Chris Manhertz were not cutting it with Greg Dulcich out. So Lucas Krull got some work with 20 snaps, 18 of them pass plays. He’s a sneaky showdown slate play at best. Adam Trautman is useles.

Arizona Cardinals - 65 Snaps

WR: Marquise Brown (65), Michael Wilson (58), Rondale Moore (42). Those are the guys.

RB: James Conner took his job back playing 41 of 65 snaps. He’s back in the R2 range.

TE: As long as Ertz is out we ride with McBride. He has a bye week coming up and Ertz is expected back at some point though so I’d still roster two tight ends.

Dallas Cowboys - 78 Snaps

WR: This game was a mess and the backups came in but it’s been Ceedee Lamb and Brandin Cooks as the fantasy options. Michael Gallup rotates with Jalen Tolbert now so can’t trust him.

RB:  Rico Dowdlge played some here but, even in a blowout, we are talking 22 snaps to 54 for Pollard. I’m not buying it with Dowdle even though folks are adding him.

TE: The usage for Jake Ferguson lately has been lightyears better than it was early on in the season when he was splitting with Peyton Hendershot and Luke Schoonmaker. Much more reliable now.

Los Angeles Chargers - 72 Snaps

WR: With Mike Wiliams done and Joshua Palmer on IR it was Keenan Allen, Quentin Johnston, and Jalen Guyton. Keep an eye on the injury report for Keenan - we could see Derius Davis get a bump if Allen is out.

RB:  Austin Ekeler is the man and Joshua Kelley spells him. That’s the deal.

TE: Gerald Everett missed practice and could miss this game. Donald Parham also missed practice. I expect Parham to play and split snaps with Stone Smartt as he does when Everett is out. If both are out, we’ll throw some DFS darts at Stone Smartt.

Kansas City Chiefs


Indianapolis Colts - 57 Snaps

WR: Michael Pittman and Alex Pierce every snap, per usual. Josh Downs was banged up so he split with Isaiah McKenzie but Downs is usually slot.

RB: Jonathan Taylor is up and running - 50 of 57 snaps. It’s his show.

TE: Kylen Granson ran the most routes of the tight ends and he ran 16. With Jelani Woods out, can’t depend on anyone here.

Washington Commanders - 61 Snaps

WR: Curtis Samuel returned to his slot role (31 snaps) with Jahan Dotson (58) and Terry McLaurin (53) on the outside. Back to normal.

RB: Brian Robinson and pass downs, Antonio Gibson in two minute drill if need be. The game script decides. Keep an eye on the injury report as Gibson popped up.

TE: Logan Thomas ran 40 routes which was just behind the 42 for McLaurin and 44 for Dotson. He’s a boring bet but you could do worse.

Miami Dolphins


Philadelphia Eagles


Atlanta Falcons - 71 Snaps

WR: Drake London is the only WR who played more than half the snaps. Don’t worry about anyone else.

RB: Bijan Robinson played 53 of 71 snaps but Tyler Allgeier will always get a few carries. Nice to see Robinson get a full workload for once heading into the bye.

TE: Kyle Pitts played 25 of 32 pass plays but blocked on five of them. 20 routes out of 32 won’t cut it. Jonnu ran 19 so not great for him either.

New York Giants - 57 Snaps

WR:  This was a complete mess to everyone rotated. Darius Slayton typically plays the most then it’s a mix of Wan’Dale Robinson, Isaiah Hodgins, and Jalin Hyatt. But it doesn’t matter much with Tommy DeVito at QB.

RB: Saquon Barkley played a ton but the offense really couldn’t get anything going.

TE: Daniel Bellinger actually played more snaps than any WR and his 26 routes was second only to 29 for Darius Slayton. But DeVito.

Jacksonville Jaguars

WR:  Zay Jones was arrested so he’s out of the mix and Jamaal Agnew is hurt. It will continue to be Calvin Ridley and Christian Kirk for most snaps. Tim Jones and Elijah Cooks rotated in the third spot along with the tight ends.

RB: Travis Etienne gave up some work to the backups but only because the game got out of hand. He’s locked in.

TE: Evan Engram continues to get great deployment running 39 of 42 routes. Now if only he could find the endzone.

New York Jets - 66 Snaps

WR: Garrett Wilson and Allen Lazard played their typical outside role and Xavier Gipson played the slot (45 snaps). That’s actually his highest snap share this year but it’s still only 68%.

RB: Breece Hall is the man and that has been reinforced with Michael Carter being released. Maybe Isreal Abanikanda will be active for once now?

TE: Tyler Conklin’s usage does not match the targets the last couple of weeks which has me skeptical. They dropped back 47 times and he only ran 31 of those routes. That kind of usage only works when they throw a ton and we have seen the way the down weeks look. You have been warned.

Detroit Lions - 66 Snaps

WR: ARSB is locked in and Josh Reynolds is next. Jameson Williams played 34 snaps in his field stretcher role so he’ll continue to be boom/bust.

RB: David Montgomery returned to his early down role with Jahmyr Gibbs on pass downs. We know they like both and both are startable in fantasy.

TE: Sam LaPorta’s usage was good, just didn’t lean on him the way they have in other games. He’s still a start every week.

Green Bay Packers  - 68 Snaps

WR:  Christian Watson (51) and Romeo Doubs (56) are on the outside with Jayden Reed (35) in the slot. Dontayvion Wicks (30) continues to be the next man up coming in for four WR sets.

RB: Aaron Jones didn’t see a crazy workload but he’s back to operating ahead of AJ Dillon on both run and pass downs.

TE: Luke Musgrave plays plenty and he ran 33 routes to 25 for Jayden Reed. But there is only one football.

Carolina Panthers - 60 Snaps

WR: DJ Chark was out for Terrace Marshall got a full workload alongside Adam Thielen and Jonathan Mingo. When Chark is back they will go back to splitting.  

RB: Chuba Hubbard got the start again and most of the work and Miles Sanders pitched in on some pass plays. Nightmare for those of us who drafted Sanders.

TE: There is no fantasy-relevant tight end here unless TWO of Hayden Hurst, Tommy Tremble, and Stephen Sullivan are hurt. And even then, I’m not sure.

New England Patriots - 69 Snaps

WR: Big change here as Juju Smith-Schuster led the team playing 68 of 69 snaps. Demario Douglas was next and no one else played more than 26 (which was Kayshon Boutte who is rarely active).

RB: Rhamondre Stevenson gets the work in space, and Zeke contributes some short yardage and a sporadic screen here or there. Same as usual.

TE: Hunter Henry ran 27 of 34 routes, and Mike Gesicki ran only 20. Henry continues to be your best bet if you are desperate.

Las Vegas Raiders - 64 Snaps

WR: Davante Adams (62) and Jakobi Meyers (58) are the dudes and everyone else rotates. Sad development this year for Hunter Renfrow.

RB:  Josh Jacobs played 53 snaps of 64 so he’s at least playing a lot.

TE:  Michael Mayer continues to underwhelm with his usage. Only 23 of 34 routes.

Los Angeles Rams - 58 Snaps


Baltimore Ravens - 54 Snaps

WR: The gap is closing between Zay Flowers (47 snaps, 30 routes) and everyone else. And Rashod Bateman is the one closing it (40 and 26). Nelson Agholor ran 16 routes and Odell Beckham ran 15.

RB:  The split here will be Keaton Mitchell in space, Gus Edwards in short yardage, and Justice HIll for sporadic pass downs. Not ideal but Mitchell is the most interesting.

TE: Mark Andrews is a star. Isaiah Likely is the next man up.

New Orleans Saints - 67 Snaps

WR: Michael Thomas left after two snaps and rookie AT Perry took over his job completely - he actually led with 56 snaps (followed by Chris Olave with 54 and Rashid Shaheed with 46).

RB: Alvin Kamara took a step in the right direction with 51 of 67 snaps but Kendre Miller was also out.

TE: Juwan Johnson's 32 routes run to Taysom Hill’s 17. You are starting Hill for other reasons, of course.

Seattle Seahawks - 80 Snaps

WR: Jaxon Smith-Njigba played a lot of snaps last week but came back to earth some this week with 39 routes to 47 for Lockett and 52 for DK Metcalf. Still the third fiddle.

RB: Another pass-heavy game script saw Zach Charbonnett play 42 snaps to 38 for Kenneth Walker. Walker on run downs, Charbs on pass. That’s the deal now.

TE: Can’t trust any of these guys in real leagues. Maybe Fant as a DFS dart throw.

Pittsburgh Steelers - 64 Snaps

WR: A big deal has been made about George Pickens not being announced with the starters but he played 62 of 65 snaps which led the WRs. Johnson played 53 and Robinson played 50.

RB: Jaylen Warren has apparently been named the starter so we’ll see if that is meaningful at all. They both played exactly 33 snaps this week.

TE: Pat Freiermuth is expected back so we can forget about Conner Heyward and Darnell Washington.

Houston Texans - 75 Snaps

WR: We really haven’t had many games with everyone healthy. The last time we did, Noah Brown was the odd man out. But he’s played so well recently that they have to mix him in. I imagine that Nico Collins and Tank Dell will play the most with Robert Woods and Noah Brown rotating.

RB: Devin Singletary should start again this week and get a full workload again. This matchup vs. the Bengals should be a little easier on him.

TE: Dalton Schultz has had good usage and performed well lately though he did block on six pass plays this week with Trey Hendrickson in town. The concern for him is his playoff schedule. The Browns are the best defense vs. the tight end and the Titans are second. The playoff schedule goes Titans, Browns, and Titans.

Tennessee Titans - 63 Snaps

WR: No Treylon Burks saw Chris Moore play 52 snaps next to DeAndre Hopkins (50). Nick Westbrook-Ikhine-Ikhine was third with 39.

RB: Derrick Henry gets the run work with Tyjae Spears on pass downs. This week could be a Tyjae Spears game. The Jags have a solid run defense but allow the most receptions of any team to the running back.

TE: Chigoziem Okonkwo saw his usage cut into by rookie Josh Whyle. Okonkwo ran 27 of 47 routes, Whyle ran 16.

Minnesota Vikings - 73 Snaps

WR: It was looking like Justin Jefferson could make his return this week but now that is unlikely. KJ Osborn is set to return though. So it will either be JJ, Addison, and Osborn or JJ, Addison, and Powell.

RB: Cam Akers is done for the year. Alexander Mattison suffered a concussion. If he can’t go, Ty Chandler is your starter.  

TE: So much for T.J. Hockenson being on a limited snap count. What a gutsy performance.