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Usage Notes: Week 2

By Mike Krueger | Updated: 9/20/22

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Running Back

  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire (44% snap share) has been living off efficiency the first two weeks. His 22 touches in two games have resulted in 192 yards and 2 TDs. Unstainable. Jerick McKinnon (47%) saw basically the same number of snaps with Isiah Pacheco (9%) a distant third.

  • Austin Ekeler saw his snap share jump from 49% in Week 1 to 63% in Week 2. Something we anticipated with the Chargers have a divisional game on a short week. However, three-headed RBBC is still active with Joshua Kelley (25%) and Sony Michel (12%) also seeing action.

  • The Ravens running game outside of Lamar is non-existent. Snaps were split between three running backs Justice Hill (21), Mike Davis (18), Kenyan Drake (15) with Hill leading the group with 16 rushing yards. Avoid this situation until J.K. Dobbins returns.

  • In a role reversal, Raheem Mostert was the lead-back for the Dolphins playing 55% of the snaps in Week 2 while Chase Edmonds played on 51%. Mostert out-carried Edmonds 11-to-5. This two-headed backfield may be hard to pinpoint moving forward.

  • Michael Carter (59%) and Breece Hall (45%) continue to operate as two-man committee for the Jets. Hall (7-50-0, 1-10-1) was more efficient and productive this week.

  • Almost an even snap share for Nick Chubb (53%) and Kareem Hunt (56%) this week but Chubb found the endzone three times. Both RBs had at least 15 touches.

  • Rhamondre Stevenson out-snapped Damien Harris 42-to-27 but Harris received 17 touches to Stevenson’s 10. Pierre Strong Jr. only saw the field for 3 snaps.

  • Jaylen Warren saw a 29% snap share for the Steelers in Week 2 leaving 71 percent for Najee Harris. Warren didn’t receive a carry or a target.

  • Building off Week 1, James Robinson (45 snaps) continues to operate as the Jaguars lead running back while Travis Etienne (26 snaps) is the secondary option. Those wishing for a role change for Etienne will continue to be disappointed.

  • Leonard Fournette continued his workhorse role playing 87% of the snaps. Rachaad White (13%) has no stand-alone value but is a nice bench stash.

  • With Alvin Kamara (ribs) Inactive, Tony Jones (34) played more snaps than Mark Ingram (25). I wouldn’t be rushing out to pick up Jones with Kamara likely back in action soon.

  • Washington played just two RBs on offense against the Lions. Antonio Gibson (40 snaps) is a solid weekly RB2 option with J.D. McKissic (34 snaps) having Flex value in PPR leagues.

  • D’Andre Swift (51%) was used sparingly but the kid is so efficient you can’t keep him out of your lineup. Jamaal Williams (34%) will continue to see roughly 10-15 touches per game.

  • Third-down RB Travis Homer (45%) saw significant action for the Seahawks capping any upside for Rashaad Penny (41%) and Kenneth Walker (25%). This could be a fantasy nightmare if Penny and Walker continue to share early-down work. Seattle has run the fewest plays in the league through two weeks.

  • As expected, Jeff Wilson operated as the lead running back for the 49ers but only played on 49% of the snaps. Tyrion Davis-Price (40% - ankle) did see 14 carries against Seattle but wasn’t used in the passing game. Kyle Juszczyk’s usage increased from 37% in Week 1 to 53% in Week 2.

  • After playing 82% of the snaps in Week 1, Darrell Henderson played 57% in Week 2 while Cam Akers got out of the doghouse(?) and played 44% of the snaps. This will likely be a timeshare moving forward with both backs having productive weeks that will be hard to forecast.

  • Dameon Pierce operated as the lead back for the Texans against the Broncos with a 62% snap share. Rex Burkhead played on 37% of the snaps and didn’t have a carry. It seems like Burkhead’s Week 1 usage was an anomaly.

  • Javonte Williams out-snapped Melvin Gordon 47-to-23 which is about we expected heading into the season. Williams posted a 15-75-0, 1-10-0 line while Gordon totaled 53 yards on 11 touches.

  • Josh Jacobs played on 72% of the snaps for the Raiders with Ameer Abdullah (21%) and Zamir White (9%) seeing limited action. Jacobs isn’t fantasy sexy but the usage (20 touches) was encouraging.

  • James Conner (ankle) left this game early which led to a committee approach between Darrel Williams (46%) and Eno Benjamin (43%). It seems like Conner will be back in Week 3 but this committee approach would likely be norm if Conner was gone for an extended period of time.

  • Ezekiel Elliott played on 67% of the snaps which a slight increase from his 55% in Week 1. Tony Pollard (40%) was efficient with his touches (13) posting a 9-43-1, 4-55-0 line.

  • The Green Bay running back usage was evenly split between Aaron Jones (40 snaps) and AJ Dillon (39). This is what we expected heading into the season. Jones lit up the scoreboard with a 20-181-1, 6-65-1 line.

  • James Cook saw a 61% snap share on Monday night but understand this was a Bills blowout over Tennessee (41-7). Devin Singletary (54%) remains the lead back.

  • The Eagles three-man RBBC continues with Miles Sanders (53%), Kenneth Gainwell (26%) and Boston Scott (21%) splitting the duties. Miles Sanders remains the lead back and the most reliable.

Wide Receiver

Tight Ends

  • Chiefs TE Noah Gray played on 49% of the snaps. Jody Fortson (10.5%) is on the field less, but is seeing opportunities in the redzone.

  • Gerald Everett’s usage remains consistent from Week 1, playing on 67% of the snaps Thursday night against the Chiefs. He saw 10 targets and is shaping up to be a low-end TE1.

  • Isaiah Likely played 36% of the snaps for the Ravens and hasn’t seen enough usage to be a weekly TE option.

  • With C.J. Uzomah out, Tyler Conklin played 92% of the snaps for the Jets and had 9 targets. He’s a decent streaming option moving forward.

  • David Njoku (89%) continues to dominate Harrison Bryant (48%) in snap share but it hasn’t translated into production for Njoku.

  • Hunter Henry (34 snaps) and Jonnu Smith (39 snaps) continue to split time for the Patriots. Neither had a catch in Week 2.

  • Kylen Granson and Mo Alie-Cox each played 27 snaps (54%) for the Colts in Week 2.

  • Evan Engram (7-46-0) played 69% of the snaps for Jacksonville and saw 8 targets. He’s a weekly streaming option but doesn’t have much TD upside.

  • TE Kyle Rudolph was Inactive for Tampa Bay, paving the way for rookie Cade Otton to play 49% of the snaps. Still, with Cameron Brate (57%) in the mix, Otton won’t see enough targets to be fantasy relevant.

  • Snap counts for the Saints tight ends: Juwan Johnson (53), Adam Trautman (33), Taysom Hill (6).

  • Logan Thomas clocked a 73% percent snap share in Week 2 making him another viable streaming option.

  • T.J. Hockenson played 89% of the snaps for the Lions and saw 7 targets but only delivered 26 yards… very similar to his performance in Week 1. He’s off to a slow start, but I wouldn’t panic just yet.

  • With George Kittle sidelined, the 49ers are using a three-man committee at tight end making all of them useless for fantasy football. Charlie Woerner saw 36 snaps, Ross Dwelley 28 snaps and Tyler Kroft 21 snaps against Seattle.

  • Kyle Pitts played 93% of the snaps (84% Wk1), but once again finished with 2 catches for 19 yards. Only 3 targets this week (7 last week).

  • The Broncos are using a four-headed committee at tight end, causing Albert Okwuegbunam owners to pull their hair out. Albert-O did lead the group with a 53% snap share but couldn’t come down with a catch on two targets. None of the other tight ends Eric Saubert (36%), Eric Tomlinson (33%) and Andrew Beck (29%) had more than 1 catch.

  • Zach Ertz was nursing a calf injury heading into the season but played on 84% of the snaps for the Cardinals in Week 2, making him a viable weekly fantasy option.

  • Cole Kmet followed up his 1 target, 0 catch game in Week 1 with another 1 target, 0 catch game in Week 2… playing 85% of the snaps.