Week 4 Snap Count Breakdown

I was no decoy Juan…

Here are some snap counts for teams as we head into week 5.  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…


RB Matt Forte played 30 (55%) in his return from an injury

RB Michael Bush played 22 (40%)

WR Brandon Marshall was on the field for 95% of the snaps

WR Alshon Jeffery played in 75% of the offensive plays, but no other Bears WR played in greater than 35% of the plays


TE Jermaine Gresham is playing more than 80%of the snaps

WR Armon Binns had a decrease in snaps from week 3 and didn’t produce

WR AJ Green had a decrease in snaps from week 3, but it didn’t effect him

RB BJGE is the only Bengal runner getting any kind of snaps


RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller both played just more than 30 snaps (less than 50%)  Spiller was reportedly going to be a decoy, which didn’t happen.  Choice played just 3 snaps.

TE Scott Chandler played just 65% of the snaps, but it didn’t stop him from scoring twice.  This was his lowest snap total of the season.

WR Brad Smith played in 26 snaps or 38% of their plays

WR T.J. Graham played 58 snaps this week (84%).  Graham makes an interesting guy to watch as the Bills will throw a lot.  This was his highest snap total of the season.


RB Willis McGahee played just 36 snaps in Week Four (46%).  It was a very productive 36 snaps.

RB Ronnie Hillman saw 20 snaps.  Hillman looks like he should emerge as the clear handcuff to Mcgahee.

WRs Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas have been on the field for more than 90% of the snaps all four games


RB Trent Richardson has been on the field for about 70% of the time, so he is not getting overworked

WR Greg Little played more than 95% of the snaps the last three weeks in a row…if he can starting holding on to the ball we could see some big games


Tampa RB Doug Martin had more than 70% of the snaps

RB LeGarrette Blount had just 20% but got the TD, these snap counts could change going forward


RB Jackie Battle had 6 more carries than Ryan Mathews (27 vs 21), I don’t think this trend continues

WR Robert Meachem played 75% of the snaps and had no receptions


Chief WR Jon Baldwin is seeing more snaps each and every week. He played 54 (75%) in week 4

RB Jamaal Charles played just 42 snaps in week 4 versus the 66 he played in week 3…he was still productive

RB Shaun Draughn had 23 snaps


TE Jason Witten played 100% of the snaps

WR Dez Bryant played 97% of the snaps

WRs Miles Austin and Ken Ogletree both played 70%

RB DeMarco Murray played 47 snaps (67%)


RB Reggie Bush played just 60% of the snaps compared to more than 70% in Week 1 & 2

RB Daniel Thomas played in 29% of the snaps

WR Brian Hartline and WR Davone Bess both played 87% of the snaps this week.


WRs Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson both played more than 90% of the snaps

TE Brent Celek has been on the field more than 90% of the time this season


WR Harry Douglas is on the field for at least 60% of the plays

RB Jacquizz Rodgers continues to get about 30 snaps a game, which is right around 40% of the snaps for the season.

RB Michael Turner has not played 60% of the snaps either of the last two weeks as the Falcons are using both backs, which is benefiting Turner


RBs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter continue to split carries at about a 70/30% split


RB Ahmad Bradshaw returned from injury and played on 85% of the snaps

RB David Wilson played just 1 offensive snap

WR Domenik Hixon played 91% of the snaps in week 4

TE Martellus Bennett was in on 93% of the snaps


WR Justin Blackmon is playing more than 80% of the snaps each week

WR Cecil Shorts appeared to be the benefactor seeing his highest snap count of the season (27 for 45%)…this of course was after LoRo was knock out of the game


Bilal Powell had 32 snaps (60%) and Shonn Greene had 18 (34%), but Greene carried the ball 11 to 4 respectively

WR Jeremy Kerley had his highest % of the overall snap count of the season with 57% and this may stay steady with Holmes out for the season


RB Joique Bell has played more than 20 snaps in the game (27 for 35% in week 4).  I like Bell as a flex option in the upcoming bye weeks in PPR leagues


RB Cedric Benson has had his snap count increase every week and played 84% of the time in week 4

WRs Randall Cobb with 33 snaps and James Jones was on the field for 89% of the snaps (62) as Jennings was out of the lineup


WRs Brandon LaFell and Steve Smith both played 95% of the snaps in week 4, but LaFell failed to catch a pass.  

TE Greg Olsen has left the field for just 6 plays the whole season and is lookin like the guy that I thought he might be when the season started

RBs DeAngelo Williams played 25 snaps

RB Jonathan Stewart played 21 snaps

RB Mike Tolbert played 30 snaps


RB Brandon Bolden had played just 11 snaps the first three games and then played 26 this past week (34%) he ended up touching the ball on 17 of those 26 plays.

RB Danny Woodhead, who played 52 snaps in Week Three, played just 10 in Week Four…The Hoodie doing his best work here

RB Stevan Ridley played just 34 snaps, but he had over 100 yards and 2 TDs

WR Wes Welker has seen more than 90% of the snaps the last two weeks after being closer to 80% the first two weeks of the season

TE Rob Gronkowski played ‘just’ 88% of the snaps…this was his lowest amount of the season, didn’t matter from a production standpoint


RB Darren McFadden saw his fewest snaps of the season in week 4 with only 35 (62%)

WR Denarius Moore has been on the field for 75% of the plays the last two weeks, love this guy going forward


RB Bernard Pierce is playing about 10 snaps a week and would be the guy if Rice went down

WR Torrey Smith played 67 of the 82 snaps (82%)

WR Anquan Boldin played every snap but 2 this week

WR Jacoby Jones is playing about 30 snaps a game (41% in week 4)


TE Fred Davis has played well more than 90% of the snaps this season

WR Pierre Garcon played 49 snaps (67%)

WR Leonard Hankerson has played more than 80% of the Redskin snaps the last two weeks


WR Marques Colston played his highest % of snaps all season (82%) after playing just 57% in week 3

WRs Devery Henderson played 50 snaps

WR Lance Moore played 53 snaps…Moore could be this week which would mean lots of Henderson

RB Pierre Thomas had 30 snaps (38%)

RB Darren Sproles had 41 (53%)

RB Mark Ingram has just 13 snaps


After playing 65 snaps in week 1, WR Braylon Edwards has only played 9, 4, and 5 snaps the last three games


RB Arian Foster played in 77% of the snaps in week 4

RB Ben Tate played in 22% of the snaps in week 4


Rookie WR Kendall Wright continues to play about 80% of the snaps each game

RB Chris Johnson finally did something as he played 49 snaps (79%)


RB Adrian Peterson played 46 snaps this week, or 79%.  He has not played more 50 snaps in any game

WR Percy Harvin is playing fewer than 80% of the snaps each week, not the normal snap count for #1 WRs

WR Jerome Simpson came back from suspension and played 48 snaps (83%)

TE Kyle Rudolph played 100% of the snaps, but didn’t produce as the Vikings didn’t really need to throw much

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Juan Elway is an enthusiast of Fantasy Football, Movies, and Combat Sports, but don't call him an expert. He once shook Adrian Peterson's hand and AP winced in pain. Follow him on Twitter where you can partake in all sorts of shenanigans.