Here are some snap counts for teams as we head into week 4. Snaps, like targets don’t always tell the whole story, but it does help to find trends and see which players will get a chance to produce…
WR Alshon Jeffery has seen his percentage of snaps played increase each and very week. He peaked in week 3 with 74%.
WR Armon Binns has played over 75% of the snaps the last 2 weeks
WR Andrew Hawkins is playing about 50% of the snaps
WRs Stevie Johnson and Donald Jones both played 69 snaps or 96% of the offensive plays
WR T.J. Graham had 39 snaps and has seen 50% of the snaps for 2 weeks in a row
TE Scott Chandler played just 74% Week 3 which was a 21% drop from weeks 1 and 2
WRs Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas are both on the field for over 95% of the snaps…no NFL team has a tandem on the field this much
WR Brandon Stokley has played 114 snaps (about 70%) the last 2 weeks, you can clearly see Manning trusts him to man the slot
RB Doug Martin is a guy has been on the field for 80% of the snaps so far this season. Rumor is Blount might start getting some touches
TE Dallas Clark has gone for over 63% each of the last two games after having less than 50% in the first week
No Buc WR outside of V-Jax and Mike Williams has more than 20% of the snaps…the Bucs can’t find a slot WR.
WR Andre Roberts has played over 80% of the snaps so far this season
WR Michael Floyd saw his highest snap count of the season with 35 snaps (56%)
RB Ryan Mathews returned this week and played 77% of the snaps, he will be heavily involved going forward
WR Robert Meachem is playing over 70% of the Charger snaps, yes you read that right.
RB Jamaal Charles played 66 of the 94 snaps (70%) on offense, but touched the ball on 39 of those 66 snaps. May get a lot of work if Peyton Hillis misses time.
WR Jonathan Baldwin was on the field for 63% of the snaps in week 3, which was nearly double from weeks 1 and 2. It’s just a matter of time before this guy is starting, as Steve Breaston got 50% of the snaps and did nothing.
WR Donnie Avery has played 109 of the Colts 116 plays and will continue to have a huge role with Austin Collie out
RB Donald Brown is playing just 50% of the offensive snaps, but it is still the most of any RB on the Colts. RB Vick Ballard may get his chance later this season
WR Dez Bryant has played 172 of the Cowboys’ 194 snaps (over 90%), but has been a major disappointment so far in 2012
WR Kevin Ogletree sees about 50% of the snaps each week despite being the fourth option in the passing game
WR Brian Hartline has seen increased snaps every week, and he played 90% in week 3
RB Daniel Thomas played 49 snaps in Week 3 and will get the lions share of the snaps if Bush misses week 4
WR Damaris Johnson played 56 (88%) in week 3. Jeremy Maclin will be back this week, but it’s pretty clear who will get reps if he misses time again
TE Brent Celek is playing over 80% of the snaps this season and should continue to produce
TE Tony Gonzalez is playing over 90% of the Falcon snaps this season, I need to know what kind of vitamins this guy is taking
RB Jacquizz Rodgers is playing just about 50% of the snaps and actually played more snaps than Michael Turner is week 3
Michael Crabtree is playing over 70% of the offensive snaps, while Randy Moss is playing 30% of the snaps, Mario Manningham 50% of the snaps, and Kyle Wilson is right around 40%
TE Vernon Davis has played over 95% of the 49er snaps this season
RB Kendall Hunter continues to play about 25% of the snaps and Fred Gore is playing about 75%
RB David Wilson has played 13 of the 209 Giant’s plays, only 6% of the total plays
WR Ramses Barden played 93% (61 plays) of the snaps in week 3…Hakeem Nicks is fragile and Barden looks like the guy when he is out
RB Maurice Jones-Drew has seen more snaps each and every week and he played 97% of the offensive plays last week
RB Bilal Powell has played over 30 snaps in each of the last 2 games as his role expands. He may get his chance to start, sooner rather than later
WR Jeremy Kerley is playing about 25 snaps a game, but is making plays so his role could expand
RB Mikel Leshoure played 60 snaps and Kevin Smith played 5…meanwhile, Joique Bell played 22 snaps. Smith is getting phased out. Remember Best could come back too.
WR Calvin Johnson has played every single snap in the first 3 weeks
WR Titus Young had more snaps than Nate Burleson in Week 3: 89 versus 86 as his snaps have increased every week
WRs Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and James Jones all played the same amount of the snaps in week 3 (68%)
WR Randall Cobb played just 8 snaps (11%)
RB Cedric Benson played 68% of the snap (52) this was the most snaps he has played all season
WR Brandon LaFell has only missed 5 of the Panthers’ 173 plays so far this season
TE Greg Olsen has been in on over 95% of the snaps so far this season. He has been a little up and down, but he should be active in the Panthers passing game going forward
RB DeAngelo Williams was only on the field for just 56% of the plays in week 3even though J-Stew was out of the lineup
RB Danny Woodhead played 17 more snaps than Stevan Ridley (52 versus 25)
WR Deion Branch returned to New England and played 43 snaps (52%)
In week 3 WR Wes Welker played more snaps than Brandon Lloyd, this is the first time this has happened in 2012
TE Rob Gronkowski has only missed one snap this season, hopefully he stops playing LT this week
WR Denarius Moore played 82% of the snaps in week 3 and with DHB out, this # should go up
RB Darren McFadden played 95% of the snaps in week 3
RB Daryl Richardson was in on 33% of the snaps even though Steven Jackson was healthy enough to play. He should be on a roster in every league as Jax looks like he almost donesky
WR Brandon Gibson is on the field over 70% of the time in the first 3 weeks, only Danny Amendola is on the field more
RB Alfred Morris is playing about 50% of the snaps
WR Josh Morgan leads all Redskin WRs with 162 out of 215 snaps which is about 75% of the snaps. Leonard Hankerson is still the best fantasy option until Pierre Garcon returns
TE Jimmy Graham has only received around 70% of the snaps each week…what we he do if he got 90% plus?
RB Pierre Thomas has played over 40% each of the last two weeks and if not for a TD that was called back, he could of had 2 big weeks in a row
WR Lance Moore is playing the most snaps of any Saints WR “Indoor Moore” does his best damage on the carpet
RB Marshawn Lynch played 48 snaps (86%) in week 3. He is one of the most active RBs in the NFL
WR Golden Tate had 46 snaps while Sidney Rice had 44 in week 3. Rice is doing nothing
TE Heath Miller has played in every snap this season, but one. His is the most targeted TE in the Red Zone as well.
There is not a Pittsburgh RB averaging more than 40% of the snaps each week, so this could be Rashard Mendenhall’s team when he returns
RB Ben Tate is only playing about 25% of the snaps, he will only be flex worthy on certain weeks
WR Kendall Wright is averaging between 75% and 80% each week
WR Kenny Britt played 37 snaps (59%) after playing just 45% of the snaps Week 2
RB Chris Johnson played 79%, how’s that working out for him?
RB Adrian Peterson is on the field for just 60% of the snaps right now. The Vikings are limiting him for now, but as the season goes on I fully expect his snaps and thus production to rise
WR Percy Harvin is playing just 80% of the snaps and producing big numbers. We will see if the snaps go down when Jerome Simpson returns this week
TE Kyle Rudolph played every snap in the first 2 weeks, but “only” 85% in week 3
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