There were ZERO teams on by this past week so we got a look at every single one of them. And, as you know by now, between injuries and the trade deadline, there were a lot of moving parts. Let's take a moment here to break down each and every important position for fantasy in terms of usage so you can be plugged in!

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 Three.


Fantasy Football Week 9 Snap Count Preview

San Francisco 49ers - 59 Snaps

WR: Deebo Samuel out, Jauan Jennings in. That’s the deal and should continue to be. Brandon Aiyuk played his full snaps, no one plays much because they use the fullback so often.

RB:  Christian McCaffrey played the whole game virtually - 57 of 59 snaps.

TE: We said it last week - when one of the WRs is out, George Kittle is rock solid. His usage is always good (55 of 59 snaps this week) but it’s targets that have been the issue.

Chicago Bears - 66 Snaps

WR: DJ Moore and Darnell Mooney are the two guys playing the full snaps, and Tyler Scott is the third fiddle (38 of 66 snaps). When Scott comes in, Mooney moves to the slot.

RB: Roschon Jones returned and technically led in snaps (24) over D’Onta Foreman (21) and Darrynton Evans (18) but, as you can see, it was a three way split. We expect them to lean on Foreman for run plays and Roschon for pass work until Khalil Herbert returns.

TE: Cole Kmet played 55 of 66 snaps and only pass blocked twice this week after blocking eight times last week. It’s a bit of a coin flip as to what his usage will be but you could do worse.

Cincinnati Bengals - 63

WR: Tee Higgins got close to a full share with 42 snaps but he was still behind Ja'Marr Chase (56) and Tyler Boyd (54) coming off the rib injury. Hopefully, he will be fully good to go for the matchup with the Bills this week.

RB: We said Joe Mixon was a buy-low candidate and hoped he would continue to be after this week but he looked good vs. the 49ers so that might be closed. He played a robust 47 snaps.

TE: Irv Smith is useless for fantasy. He ran 27 of 39 routes.

Buffalo Bills - 69 Snaps

WR: Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis playing the whole game is the norm but we saw a little change this week with no Dawson Knox. Khalil Shakir played 45 snaps which makes him at least a DFS option.

RB:  James Cook led with 46 snaps and Latavius Murray played 23 which were mostly short yardage. But the real question is what their game plan is for Leonard Fournette. Could get ugly.

TE:  Dalton Kincaid got the full job this week and he got that job done. He ran 40 of 47 routes and blocked on zero pass plays.

Cleveland Browns - 78 Snaps

WR: The Browns traded Donovan Peoples-Jones so we’ll see a shake-up here. Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore will still be rocking full time. After that, we expect a mix of Marquise Goodwin, David Bell, and Harrison Bryant. Probably nothing actionable for fantasy.

RB:  Pretty even split here on paper between Kareem Hunt (27), Jerome Ford (26), and Pierre Strong (24).

TE: David Njoku has been rock solid and now Donovan Peoples-Jones is out of the picture. He’s still the third in the pecking order behind Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore but we expect Harrison Bryant to play more than usual with no DPJ which could free Njoku up to run routes vs. blocking.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 67 Snaps

WR: Trey Palmer has been a part time guy behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin but his usage actually hit a high this week with 54 snaps (Godwin and Evans each played 57). Not a bad DFS dart.

RB:  Rachaad White played a ton as usual (55 snaps). His effectiveness is always the question but the usage has been solid.

TE:  Cade Otton Played 65 of 67 snaps and ran 50 of 53 routes. He still only caught four balls for 27 yards though and a couple of those were garbage time. But he’s playing a lot at least.

Denver Broncos - 71 Snaps

WR: No trade for Courtland Sutton or Jerry Jeudy. This means Marvin Mims is going to have to earn his way onto the field without help from a trade (though an injury could still do it. He’s still only a stash at this point.

RB: Javonte Williams has continued to trend in the right direction and this week he got virtually every carry while also splitting the passwork with Samaje Perine. You might still be able to trade for him.

TE: We are not interested in any Broncos tight end not named Greg Dulcich and who knows if/when he will be healthy.

Arizona Cardinals - 67 Snaps

WR: No change from the recent routine. Marquise Brown and Michael Wilson are the full time WRs on the outside. Rondale Moore comes in as the third man but also lines up at RB sometimes where he runs routes and gets carries (now up to 34 on the season)

RB: This one continues to evolve. Last week Emari Demarcado got all the snaps while Keontay Ingram played special teams. This week Demercado got the carries but Keontary Ingram got the two minute drill so he ran 21 routes to 12 for Emari. Damien Williams left the game with an injury. James Conner should be back soon where it won’t matter.

TE: With Zach Ertz out Trey McBride took over and got 14 targets this week. They traded Joshua Dobbs so hopefully Clayton Tune/ Kyler Murray like McBride just as much.

Dallas Cowboys - 65 Snaps

WR: CeeDee Lamb was dialed in of course (53 snaps, 37 routes of 43). After that, Brandin Cooks played 40 snaps and ran 30 routes while Michael Gallup played 33 and ran 22.

RB:  Tony Pollard has never had an issue with usage but he hasn’t been super efficient. Injuries to guys like Tyron Smith have at least been partially to blame.

TE: Jake Ferguson’s usage has been better the last two weeks in terms of snap share and route participation which brings him up to TE24 on route participation this year. It still feels like we are chasing touchdowns with Ferguson though.

Los Angeles Chargers - 69 Snaps

WR: Joshua Palmer (47) dealt with some injury issues but he still played roughly the same snaps as Quentin Johnston (48). Keenan Allen (55) should be dialed in this week out of the slot against the Jets.

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

TE: Gerald Everett was OUT so they used a committee. Donald Parham played 43 snaps and ran 26 of 45 routes. Stone Smartt played 39 snaps and ran 21 of 45 routes. Parham is a TD-dependent option if Everett is out again.

Kansas City Chiefs - 60 Snaps

WR: Rashee Rice finally led the team in snaps (36). Sure, it was out of 60 and MVS played only one fewer snap but it’s a step in the right direction. Skyy Moore played 33, and the rest of the guys were under 50%. It’s worth noting that Mecole Hardman played more than Kadarius Toney so the Toney dream is probably done.

RB:  Same as it’s been - Isiah Pacheco gets most of the run work and half of the pass work, Jerick McKinnon gets the other half.

TE: Travis Kelce is a super megastar and Noah Gray is a blocking TE that gets a target or two each week. No change.

Indianapolis Colts - 71 Snaps

WR: Michael Pittman and Alex Pierce get the full workloads but they run enough three WR snaps that Josh Downs isn’t completely left in the cold. Would love to see him run more routes than Pierce at some point though.

RB: This continues to trend in the direction of Jonathan Taylor as they split the carries but Taylor got more pass work and therefore played 43 snaps vs. 28 for Moss. The tides are turning.

TE: Kylen Granson should be back so he’s the most interesting one for fantasy football right now. Long term, Jelani Woods is worth an IR spot if you have one.

Washington Commanders - 72 Snaps

WR: Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson continue to operate on the outside. Curtis Samuel left with a foot issue and Jamison Crowder took over the slot role.

RB: Classic. Good game scripts are good for Brian Robinson, in bad ones, we see more of Antonio Gibson. That should continue.

TE: Logan Thomas played 53 of 72 snaps and ran 45 of 57 routes which is pretty good but not the full usage we were seeing for a bit. He’s a decent start but Jahan Dotson getting ramped up is not ideal.

Miami Dolphins - 77 Snaps

WR: Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill seemed healthy so we can put the concerns behind us for now. Braxton Berrios plays slot but rarely plays much more than half the game, Cedrick Wilson is the next man up on the outside.

RB:  Raheem Mostert is the man until De’Vone Achane gets back so we’ll have to see how that looks. Salvon Ahmed and Jeff Wilson each played 19 snaps which isn’t enough to matter.

TE: Durham Smythe actually got a couple of targets but he also blocked on seven pass plays which is rough. Can’t start this guy.

Philadelphia Eagles - 63 Snaps

WR: AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith are the guys. Julio Jones and Olamide Zaccheaus split snaps and it doesn’t matter.

RB:  D’Andre Swift dominated snaps again with 44 vs. 19 for Kenneth Gainwell. It’s his job.

TE: Dallas Goedert continues to be a top TE in snap share and route participation so you never need to worry about that with him.

Atlanta Falcons - 68 Snaps

WR: Drake London got nicked up but reports are he should be alright. We learned with him out that Van Jefferson is the next best thing as he led in snaps this week. Could be worth a stash, the other guys can be dropped.

RB: Bijan Robinson played 50 snaps to only 15 for Allgeier but Allgeier seemingly gets the ball every time he’s in the game. Annoying.

TE: Same as it’s been as neither guy plays really enough to love. Out of a possible 45 routes, Jonnu Smith ran 30 and Kyle Pitts ran 29.

New York Giants - 75 Snaps

WR:  So little change this week as we’ve seen mostly Darius Slayton, Wan’Dale Robinson, and Jalin Hyatt as the top dogs but Isaiah Hodgins played 48 snaps to only 25 for Hyatt this week. I wonder if the Darren Waller injury had something to do with that.

RB: Saquon Barkley is back in full swing - 67 snaps.

TE: Darren Waller is out so Daniel Bellinger will be the guy here. He’s not super exciting but it could be worse in really deep leagues. He played 67 of 75 snaps with Waller exiting early.

Jacksonville Jaguars - 71 Snaps

WR: No Zay Jones still so it’s Calvin Ridley and Christian Kirk with Tim Jones and Jamal Agnew splitting. Interested to see what it looks like with Jones back.

RB: Travis Etienne played 63 of 71 snaps. LOCKED in.

TE: Evan Engram once again crushed in usage and also blocked on zero pass plays. He’s about as “safe” as it gets but would like to see some red zone action.

New York Jets - 64 Snaps

WR: Garrett Wilson and Allen Lazard play a ton no one else even comes close. Third was Malik Taylor with 23 snaps.

RB: The job full belongs to Breece Hall now with Michael Carter (15) and Dalvin Cook (8) just spelling him from time to time.

TE: Can’t trust Tyler Conklin because CJ Uzomah mixes in just enough. Conklin ran 31 of 45 routes.

Detroit Lions - 86 Snaps

WR:  Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds play virtually the whole game. Jameson Williams played 34 snaps but the trade for Donovan Peoples-Jones does not bode well for him.

RB: Jahymr Gibbs was the star again with Craig Reynolds operating in a backup capacity. The question is whether Gibbs can keep it rocking when David Montgomery gets back.

TE: Sam LaPorta had his best usage yet with 81 of 86 snaps and 36 of 39 routes run. Have to be happy with that.

Green Bay Packers  - 68 Snaps

WR:  Christian Watson (56) and Romeo Doubs (56) are on the outside with Jayden Reed (53) in the slot. This week they used a lot more three WR sets which is a good trend for Reed.

RB: Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon each played 35 snaps but things are slowly trending in the right direction for Jones as he returns from injury.

TE: Luke Musgrave Is still running a decent number of routes (39 of a possible 54) but things are a little thin now. He’s not in the position that guys like Sam LaPorta or Dalton Kincaid are.

Carolina Panthers - 67 Snaps

WR:  Terrace Marshall played on 4 snaps again as it was Jonathan Mingo (66), Adam Thielen (65), and DJ Chark (62) playing virtually the whole game. Thielen is legit and the next best option is Mingo.

RB: Miles Sanders returned but was a non-factor. Chuba Hubbard is the guy for the foreseeable future. And I’m not sure if Sanders will ever turn it around.

TE: There is no fantasy-relevant tight end here.

New England Patriots - 60 Snaps

WR: Kendrick Bourne tore his ACL so Demario “Pop” Douglas led in snaps with 41. He’s our best bet. Jaylen Reagor (310, DeVante Parker (23), and Juju Smith-Schuster (18) were next.

RB: Rhamondre Stevenson (31) gets the bulk of the work though Ezekiel Elliott is your short-yardage back which, unfortunately, includes the goal line.

TE: Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki just do not plate enough to use for fantasy. Neither ran more than roughly half the routes.

Las Vegas Raiders - 65 Snaps

WR: The Raiders cleaned house on the coaching staff so we may see some changes. Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers should be safe but Meyers was a Josh McDaniels guy so maybe Hunter Renfrow works his way back into the mix.

RB:  Josh Jacobs has been locked into a big snap share so I doubt that changes.

TE:  Michael Mayer continues to operate ahead of Austin Hooper but he still only ran 22 of 29 routes.

Los Angeles Rams - 62 Snaps

WR: Cooper Kupp (62), Tutu Atwell (60), and Puka Nacua (57) play virtually the whole game which makes things easy.

RB:  Royce Freeman and Darrell Henderson split virtually down the middle here, rotating drive for drive. Not ideal but that’s what they are doing.

TE: Tyler Higbee plays a bunch but would couldn’t trust him with Stafford so we aren’t going to trust him now.

Baltimore Ravens - 65 Snaps

WR: Zay Flowers every week leads and he’s the only way to run a full route share. Out of 34 routes, Rashod Bateman ran 22 and Odell Beckham ran 25. Not going to cut it.

RB:  Gus Edwards gets more carries, and Justice Hill does the pass work. Obviously, the Cardinals matchup was a Guy game.

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

New Orleans Saints - 66 Snaps

WR: Chris Olave and Michael Thomas are your full time guys, Rashid Shahid comes in as the field stretcher but he’s been making so many explosive plays it’s starting to feel like we can’t afford to leave him out of lineups.

RB: Alvin Kamara is the man, Jamaal Williams is just there to spell him.

TE: Juwan Johnson is back and he ran 17 routes to 15 for Taysom Hill. The days of Taysom running a bunch of routes and getting meaningful targets are likely over so he’s back to being a TD-dependent gadget player.

Seattle Seahawks - 57 Snaps

WR: Tyler Lockett (48) and DK Metcalf (44) are back to their jobs so Jake Bobo (18) took a back seat and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (37) went back to the slot.

RB: Kenneth Walker was a little banged up so he played 24 snaps while Zach Charbonnett took over the pass work and actually played 33. Will have to see if Charbs can hold onto that job.

TE: The three way split is the TE killer. I’d rather start Noah Gray than any tight end from this team.

Pittsburgh Steelers - 67 Snaps

WR: Diontae Johnson, George Pickens, Allen Robinson. Those are the three starters with DJ back. Calvin Austin is back to return duty.

RB: The game skewed pass to some degree so the split was fairly even between Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren. Hurts for those who drafted Najee.

TE: Connor Heyward continues to do his best Pat Freiermuth impression playing 49 of 67 snaps and running 43 of 53 routes. Could be worse honestly.

Houston Texans - 58 Snaps

WR: Nico Collins, Tank Dell, and Noah Brown. John Metchie is a nonfactor, even when Robert Woods is out. Noah Brown and Tank Dell mix and match at slot and flanker.

RB: Devin Singletary has earned himself a split lately so he played 23 snaps with Dameon Pierce playing 25. Of course, Andrew Beck vultures the TD.

TE: Dalton Schultz ran 23 of 29 routes which is better than we get from him sometimes but he’s still a fairly boring play.

Tennessee Titans - 69 Snaps

WR: Deandre Hopkins had a big game of course but Treylon Burks quietly returned to play 35 snaps (Nick Westbrook-Ikhine Ikhine played 35 as well). It’s a new era with Will Levis so let’s see who he likes.

RB: Derrick Henry gets the run work with Tyjae Spears on pass down so this was a Henry game.

TE: Chigoziem Okonkwo had great usage - he actually played more snaps than any WR including Hopkins. Dropped what should have been a huge play though.

Minnesota Vikings - 72 Snaps

WR: Until Justin Jefferson is back, Jordan Addison and KJ Osborn are the full time guys with Brandon Powell (37 snaps) as the third fiddle.

RB: Alexander Mattison dominated the snaps with 44 so of course Cam Akers (17) scores the touchdown.

TE: T.J. Hockenson is the man as expected. And Joshua Dobbs might not be so bad for him given how he has targeted the tight end so far.