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Usage Notes: Week 13

By Mike Krueger | Updated: 12/5/23

Each week, I’ll look at snaps, usage, touches, target shares and pull out the highlights you need to know from each game.

- All games will be available Monday afternoon each week.
- Snap shares are in parenthesis next to each player’s name.



Sunday Early:



Sunday Late:





Zach Charbonnet


Offensive Snaps
Seahawks: 69
Cowboys: 89

Zach Charbonnet (60.9%) left late in this game with bruised knee but handled 20 touches with Kenneth Walker out. DeeJay Dallas (40.6%) only had 3 touches.

DK Metcalf (89.9%) exploded for 6-134-3 but it was Jaxon Smith-Njigba (66.7%) who led the Seattle receivers with a 28.9% target share. Metcalf, JSN and Tyler Lockett (88.4%) played the majority of the snaps.

Tony Pollard (77.5%) handled 23 touches but was largely inefficient in the run game averaging 3.4 yards per carry. Rico Dowdle (18.0%) had 6 touches.

CeeDee Lamb (92.1%) and Brandin Cooks (89.9%) are the main producers in the passing game, although Cooks saw just a 10.0% target share while Lamb had a dominant 42.5% target share.

Jake Ferguson (74.2%) had a 20.0% target share and finished with a 6-77-1 line.


Offensive Snaps
Broncos: 60
Texans: 68

Javonte Williams (65.0%) continues to lead the Broncos three-headed backfield which saw a little more usage from Jaleel McLaughlin (15.0%) this week. Still, it’s Javonte or nobody from this group.

Courtland Sutton (85.0%) now has 9 TDs this season on just 50 receptions and is the only fantasy viable receiver on this team. Jerry Jeudy (70.0%) has 1 TD on 40 catches. Marvin Mims (30.0%) played behind Lil'Jordan Humphrey (41.7%).

Dameon Pierce (38.2%) ripped off a 22-yard run early in this game which allowed him to get extra carries on Devin Singletary (45.6%). Pierce out-touched Singletary 15 to 9. I don’t think this usage is sticky.

The Texans lost stud rookie receiver Tank Dell (13.2%) to a broken fibula. He will miss the remainder of the season. Nico Collins (80.9%) saw a huge 46.2% target share. Expect Robert Woods (47.1%) and Noah Brown (80.9%) to get more work to finish the season.

With Dalton Schultz out, Brevin Jordan played 75.0% of the snaps and finished with a 3-64-0 line on 4 targets.


Offensive Snaps
Chargers: 61
Patriots: 64

Neither team found the endzone in this game… in fact the Patriots posted a goose egg.

RB duties for the Chargers were split between Austin Ekeler (57.4%) and Joshua Kelley (42.6%). Ekeler had 16 touches for 27 yards.

Quentin Johnston played 77.0% of the snaps out of necessity behind Keenan Allen (88.5%). Jalen Guyton (62.3%) worked as the No.3 receiver well ahead of Derius Davis (11.5%).

TEs Gerald Everett (63.9%) and Donald Parham (62.3%) were utilized with the Chargers being thin at receiver. The two combined for 9 targets.

The Bailey Zappe led Patriots were predictably inept on offense. He completed 52.0% of his passes for 141 yards.

Rhamondre Stevenson (26.6%) left early with an ankle injury and is expected to miss a couple weeks. Ezekiel Elliott (68.8%) will move into a lead back role.

The Patriots mix of receivers included DeVante Parker (85.9%), JuJu Smith-Schuster (82.2%) and Tyquan Thornton (79.7%). None of this group is fantasy viable. Parker had a 37.5% target share.


Offensive Snaps
Lions: 58
Saints: 67

We saw 20 opportunities for David Montgomery (62.1%) and just 10 for Jahmyr Gibbs (44.8%) as the Lions were playing from in front all game.

Amon-Ra St. Brown (79.3%), Josh Reynolds (75.9%), Jameson Williams (56.9%), Kalif Raymond (22.4%), Donovan Peoples-Jones (20.7%) all saw action at receiver for the Lions. As expected, ARSB saw the highest target share (24.0%).

The Lions liked the matchup the had at TE as Sam LaPorta (81.0%) saw a 36.0% target share.

Derek Carr (62.7%) left with a concussion in this game which allowed Jameis Winston (13.4%) to see some action.

Alvin Kamara (58.2%) got 22 opportunities and scored two rushing TDs.

TE Taysom Hill played 41.8% of the snaps and saw 15 touches (13-59-1 running) and threw 2 passes.

Chris Olave (61.2%) got off to a slow start but did finish with a 29.2% target share. A.T. Perry (61.2%) and Lynn Bowden Jr. (71.6%) were the other featured receivers but only saw 4 combined targets.

Juwan Johnson (56.7%), Foster Moreau (59.7%) and Jimmy Graham also played at TE. Graham saw just 2 snaps but scored a TD.


Offensive Snaps
Cardinals: 68
Steelers: 60

James Conner (76.5%) got 25 carries against his former team and finished with 105 rushing yards and 2 TDs. Michael Carter (19.1%) worked as the No.2 running back.

Marquise Brown (52.9%) continues to be bothered by his heel injury and Michael Wilson was again inactive. Greg Dortch (69.1%), Rondale Moore (54.4%) and Andre Baccellia (45.6%) were the top receivers but these guys are shaky fantasy plays.

The Cardinals passing game is running through TE Trey McBride (95.6%) who led the team with a 39.1% target share.

The Steelers lost QB Kenny Pickett (49.2%) to an ankle injury in this game. Mitchell Trubisky (49.2%) will be under center the next few weeks.

A lot of folks were on Jaylen Warren (42.6%) in daily fantasy this week but Najee Harris (59.0%) saw 18 touches compared to 10 for Warren.

Diontae Johnson (72.1%) found the endzone in garbage time, saving his fantasy day. He and George Pickens (80.3%) both had a 18.5% target share.

Pat Freiermuth (3-29-0) played just 59.0% of the snaps just a week after his 120-yard game against the Bengals.


Offensive Snaps
Falcons: 68
Jets: 68

Bijan Robinson (75.0%) operated as the lead back ahead of Cordarrelle Patterson (30.9%) and Tyler Allgeier (16.2%). Bijan had 21 touches.

Drake London (85.3%) saw a 20.0% target share and continues to be the only fantasy viable Falcons wide receiver.

The Falcons trotted out four tight ends including Kyle Pitts (66.2%), Jonnu Smith (39.7%), MyCole Pruitt (29.4%) and Parker Hesse (26.5%). Pitts saw a high 32.0% target share but finished with just a 4-51-0 line.

Trevor Siemian (33.8%) replaced Tim Boyle (66.2%) as the Jets look for answers to fix their broken offense.

The Jets decided to give more work to Dalvin Cook (26.5%) this week which resulted in a 9-35-0, 1-11-0 line. Breece Hall (67.6%) was inefficient on his touches finishing with a 13-16-0, 6-29-0 line.

Garrett Wilson played every snap and finished with a 3-50-0 line.


Offensive Snaps
Colts: 71
Titans: 85

As expected, Zack Moss (94.4%) got a big workload with Jonathan Taylor out. Moss had 21 touches but was very inefficient (19-51-0, 2-6-0).

Michael Pittman Jr. (95.8%), and Alec Pierce (98.6%) were basically full-time players as usual. Josh Downs (67.6%) took a backseat to Pierce for a change but Pittman is the alpha in this offense with a 39.0% target share.

Derrick Henry (40.0%) left this game with a concussion which allowed Tyjae Spears (67.1%) to see some increased work. 20 touches for Spears in this game.

DeAndre Hopkins (76.5%), Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (82.4%) and Chris Moore (69.4%) were the top receivers for the Titans. Treylon Burks returned from injury but played just 11.8% of the snaps. Hopkins had a 36.4% target share.


Offensive Snaps
Dolphins: 61
Commanders: 55

Devon Achane (60.7%) saw most of his work in the 2nd half but did see 20 touches finishing with a 17-73-2, 3-30-0 line. Raheem Mostert (37.7%) got most of his work in the first half and managed to find the endzone again.

Tyreek Hill (50.8%) continues to be a freak of nature, scoring twice this week on five receptions. Jaylen Waddle (60.7%) saw 8 targets for the third-straight game. These two could’ve had bigger games if the Commanders would’ve pushed them on the scoreboard.

Brian Robinson Jr. (21.8%) left this game with a hamstring injury. The Commanders have a bye next week. Chris Rodriguez Jr. (21.8%) would see increased work if Robinson misses Week 15.

Washington couldn’t get anything going in the passing game this week as Terry McLaurin (81.8%) didn’t record a catch on 3 targets. Curtis Samuel (58.2%) continues to work as the third receiver but led the group with a 22.7% target share along with Jahan Dotson (81.8%).

TE Logan Thomas (61.8%) also failed to record a catch but did have a 2-point conversion.


Offensive Snaps
Panthers: 72
Buccaneers: 62

Chuba Hubbard (65.3%) had his best fantasy day of the season (25-104-2) while Miles Sanders (31.9%) had 9 touches.

Bryce Young has less than 200 yards passing in five-straight games. Adam Thielen (88.9%) and Jonathan Mingo (95.8%) are the starting wideouts. Mingo led the Panthers with a 38.5% target share.

Ian Thomas (66.7%) and Stephen Sullivan (45.8%) shared TE duties but are off the fantasy radar.

He’s not great, but Rachaad White (87.1%) has one of the best RB roles in the league.

Mike Evans (82.3%) separated himself from Chris Godwin (83.9%) this season despite them playing a similar number of snaps. Evans had a 44.4% target share in this game and already has 10 TDs on the season while Godwin has 2.


Offensive Snaps
Browns: 71
Rams: 64

Jerome Ford (50.7%) and Kareem Hunt (35.2) continue to share running back duties with both getting a similar number of opportunities (12,13).

Amari Cooper (32.4%) left this game with a concussion. Elijah Moore (73.2%) had a 29.23% target share as a result. Cedric Tillman played 93.0% of the snaps but had just six targets.

TE David Njoku (83.1%) had six targets but just 2 receptions for 17 yards.

It was the Kyren Williams show for the Rams as he played 93.8% of the snaps and had 27 touches. Royce Freeman played just 4 snaps.

Puka Nacua (62.5%) left this game with a shoulder issue but later returned. He’s No.1 in the WR pecking order above Cooper Kupp (98.4%).


Offensive Snaps
49ers: 59
Eagles: 72

The best running back role in the league belongs to Christian McCaffrey (88.1%), who not only gets the volume (20 touches) but has talent. Elijah Mitchell and Jordan Mason combined for 8 snaps.

The Deebo Samuel (83.1%) show made a stop in Philadelphia scoring three times and racking up 138 total yards. Brandon Aiyuk (86.4%) had a 28.0% target share.

Jalen Hurts (93.1%) left briefly to be checked for a concussion but returned with the game already out of hand.

D’Andre Swift (41.7%) was barely used in this game (12 opportunities) as the Eagles were down big. That resulted in Kenneth Gainwell playing 54.2% of the snaps.

A.J. Brown (86.1%) and DeVonta Smith (100.0%) continue to soak up the majority of work in the Eagles passing game. It’s likely we’ll see Dallas Goedert in Week 14.


Offensive Snaps
Chiefs: 67
Packers: 64

Isiah Pacheco (70.1%) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25.4%) were the only two running backs to see a snap for the Chiefs as Jerick McKinnon was inactive. Pacheco (18-110-1, 3-13-0) had 21 touches.

The Chiefs WR group continues to be a mess with Mahomes lacking chemistry with most of his receivers. Rashee Rice (68.7%) is the only fantasy viable option.

TE Travis Kelce (88.1%) had just a 16.7% target share.

With Aaron Jones out, AJ Dillon played 62.5% of the snaps and handled 19 touches. Patrick Taylor () worked as the No.2 RB but only saw 2 touches.

Christian Watson (73.4%) led the Green Bay receiving corps with a 25.7% target share. He seemed to injure his hamstring late in the game so keep an eye on practice reports this week.


Offensive Snaps
Bengals: 73
Jaguars: 69

For a game at least, the Bengals got great play from their backup QB. Jake Browning completed 86.5% of his passes and ended up as the QB4 on the week.

The Bengals finally got rookie Chase Brown (15.1%) involved at running back (9 carries, 61 yards). He only had 2 carries prior to this game. He’ll be worth a pickup if you have the bench space. Joe Mixon (71.2%) handled 25 touches in this overtime game and posted a 19-68-2, 6-49-0 line.

Tee Higgins (78.1%) returned to action but was relatively quiet (3-36-0) considering Browning threw for 354 yards. Ja’Marr Chase (95.9%) was the focal point of the receiving game with a 33.3% target share. Tyler Boyd played 75.3% of the snaps and threw an INT on a trick play.

Another week, another QB injury. Trevor Lawrence (76.8%) left with a sprained ankle. No word yet on how much time he will miss.

Travis Etienne (62.3%) handled just 15 touches (11-45-1, 4-34-0). He came into the game with a chest injury. D'Ernest Johnson (36.2%) had 6 touches for 9 yards.

Christian Kirk (1.4%) left this game on the first offensive play with a groin injury. That didn’t help Calvin Ridley (85.5%) who finished with a 4-26-0, 3-7-0 line on 8 targets. Zay Jones played 92.8% of the snaps and should benefit if Kirk misses significant time. Parker Washington (59.4%) also got into the mix and saw 6 targets.

TE Evan Engram (84.1%) had his best fantasy day of the season (9-82-1) and had a 23.1% target share.