Each week, I’ll look at snaps, usage, touches, target shares
and pull out the highlights you need to know from each game.
NYG @ SF
Saquon Barkley out, the Giants rolled with Matt Breida on
82% of the snaps. However, the offense was anemic which resulted
in a 4-17-1; 3 (targets)-3-1-0 line for Breida. Gary Brightwell
played 18% of the snaps.
Robinson saw his first action of the season playing on 22%
of the snaps. Darius
Slayton (84%), Isaiah
Hodgins (66%) and Parris
Campbell (42%) continue to see the most plays.
With the 49ers playing on a short week,
Mitchell (33.7%) got involved but Christian
McCaffrey (61.4%) still dominated touches 23 to 14.
Brandon Aiyuk out, Deebo Samuel (81.9%) and TE George Kittle
(83.1%) were the stars of the receiving show. The two combined
for 21 targets with Deebo seeing a 35.3% target share.
Jennings (37.3%) and rookie Ronnie
Bell (37.3%) were the secondary receivers.
LAC @ MIN
Joshua Kelley (72.7%) dominated snap share at RB for the Chargers
but their running game struggles without Ekeler. Isaiah Spiller
(24.2%) was the second back through ahead of Elijah Dotson (1
(66.7%) will be out for the season, meaning we’ll see more of
(60.6%) and rookie Quentin
Johnston (24.25) moving forward. Palmer has been running ahead
of Johnston through three weeks.
Keenan Allen saw an insane 41.7% target share on way to his 20-18-215-0
Donald Parham (51.5%) and Gerald Everett (57.6%) saw roughly
the same amount of snaps.
Jordan Addison (70.7%) saw a 16.7% target share ahead of K.J. Osborn’s (92.7%) 6.3%.
BUF @ WAS
Latavius Murray (29.4%) and Damien Harris (13.2%) are seeing
just enough playing time to be annoying for James Cook (61.8%).
The Bills blowout (37-3) allowed backups to see more snaps than
The negative game script for Washinton allowed
(61.1%) to see his highest snap share of the season but he ended
up with just 5 touches. Brian Robinson Jr. (37%) had 10 touches…
Logan Thomas out, Cole Turner (57.4%) and John Bates (57.4%)
split the tight end work evenly. However, Turner had 7 targets
while Bates had 2.
NO @ GB
Jones (49.2%) out-snapped rookie Kendre
Miller (34.4%) at running back while Taysom
Hill saw 4 carries and 1 target. Alvin
Kamara will be back in Week 4.
Rashid Shaheed played 72.1% of the snaps but had just a 6.1%
AJ Dillon’s (51.9%) woes continue. With Aaron Jones out,
he lost playing time to Patrick Taylor (39.2%) and Emanuel Wilson
Romeo Doubs (86.1%), Jayden Reed (65.8%) and Dontayvion Wicks
(65.8%) continue to be the top three receivers when Christian Watson is out. Doubs (27.9% target share) and Reed are fantasy
ATL @ DET
Bijan Robinson (80.6%) saw an outsized snap share over Tyler Allgeier (29.9%) but the Falcons threw the ball more than they
typically do with just 17 carries combined for the two RBs.
saw a 23.7% target share and played 77.6% of the snaps and saw
9 targets with a 5-41-0 result.
David Montgomery out, Jahmyr Gibbs (60.0%) worked as the
main RB and saw 18 touches. Craig Reynolds (28.6%) and Zonovan Knight (10%) filled the backup role.
TEN @ CLE
Caught in another negative game script, the Titans used
Tyjae Spears (56.2%) more than Derrick Henry (37.5%), however Henry
had 11 touches (all runs) compared to 8 touches for Spears.
DeAndre Hopkins (72.9%), Treylon Burks (75.0%) and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
(81.2%) were the top three wideouts for Tennessee.
Jerome Ford (56.3%) had some help in the backfield this week,
with Kareem Hunt (19.7%) and Pierre Strong Jr. (11.3%) both seeing
action. Ford had just 13 touches.
Elijah Moore (76.1%) saw a 29.0% target share this week and is
clearly the 2nd option in the passing game behind Amari Cooper
HOU @ JAX
Dameon Pierce (53.6%) has yet to top 20 touches in a game and
is averaging 2.5 yards per carry through three weeks.
Tank Dell (60.7%) has solidified himself in three WR sets alongside
Nico Collins (66.1%) and Robert Woods (76.8%). Dell’s 24.1%
target share led all Texans receivers.
Travis Etienne played 71.2% of the snaps and logged 23 touches.
He remains a solid lead RB.
Zay Jones out, Jamal Agnew (54.8%) got the bump in snaps
while TE Evan Engram saw a 20% target share.
NE @ NYJ
Ezekiel Elliott (37.5%) saw his biggest workload of the season
with 17 touches despite trailing Rhamondre Stevenson (65.3%) in
snap share. The two RBs combined for 35 carries.
DeVante Parker (76.4%), JuJu Smith-Schuster (73.6%) and Kendrick Bourne (55.6%) were the top three wideouts but tight end Hunter Henry (86.1%) had the highest target share (18.5%) of any receiver.
The Jets offense is in bad shape with
Zach Wilson at quarterback.
Garrett Wilson (96.8%) and Allen Lazard (96.8%) played virtually
all of the snaps with Wilson clocking a 32.1% target share.
The last two weeks,
Hall (49.2%) has 16 carries for 27 yards. Dalvin
Cook (25.4%) has 12 carries for 25 yards.
DEN @ MIA
Marvin Mims continues to make big chunk plays on very little
usage. His snap share the first three weeks: 26.6%, 24.2%, 24.2%
and continues to play behind Courtland Sutton (95.2%), Jerry Jeudy
(75.8%) and Brandon Johnson (59.7%).
Adam Trautman played 87.1% of the snaps for the Broncos.
Raheem Mostert (50.7%) and Devon Achane (41.1%) ripped up
the Broncos defense, totaling… 8, eight, VIII touchdowns
combined. Both backs saw over 20 touches in the 70 to 20 beatdown
and combined for 375 rushing/receiving yards.
IND @ BAL
This overtime game allowed both teams over 70 snaps.
Zack Moss (76.2%) didn’t see every RB snap but he still
managed 32 touches and 145 yards in Week 3. Trey Sermon was called
up from the practice squad and played 21.4% of the snaps.
Michael Pittman Jr. played every snap. Alec Pierce (96.4%) wasn’t
far behind. Pittman has double-digit targets in every game.
Another week, more injuries for the Ravens.
Gus Edwards (44.4%)
left with a concussion, leaving Melvin Gordon (40.3%) and Kenyan Drake (15.3%) as the two healthy running backs.
Zay Flowers played the most snaps of any Ravens receiver
ahead of Rashod Bateman (69.4%) and Nelson Agholor (72.2%). Bateman
left with a hamstring injury. CAR @ SEA
The Panthers only use two running backs.
Miles Sanders (64.6%)
and Chuba Hubbard (34.2%). Sanders has seen at least 5 targets
in each game.
Adam Thielen (92.4%) is the dominant receiver in this
offense for now. He’s seen a 29.0% and 24.6% target share
the last two weeks.
D.J. Chark played 93.7% of the snaps while Terrace Marshall Jr.
(59.5%) saw a bump thanks to an injury to Jonathan Mingo (32.9%).
Zach Charbonnet played a healthy 42.7% of the snaps and saw 10
touches. Kenneth Walker (50.7%) had 21 touches.
Jake Bobo (41.3%) played more at the expense of Jaxon Smith-Njigba
DAL @ ARI
Tony Pollard’s touch count the last two weeks: 32, 26.
He played 86.4% of the snaps this week.
Brandin Cooks returned this week and played 80.2% of the snaps.
Dallas’ top three receivers all had an 18.9% target share.
Marquise Brown (95.1%) saw a 33.3% target share for the Cardinals
with Rondale Moore (54.1%) close behind at 28.6%.
Arizona used three tight ends this week:
Zach Ertz (59.0%), Trey McBride (49.2%) and Geoff Swaim (52.5%).
CHI @ KC
Chicago did very little on offense in this game.
(54.9%) saw a slight lead in snap share over Roschon Johnson (45.1%).
D.J. Moore (100%) and Chase Claypool (86.3%) played the most
snaps at wide receiver for the Bears. Darnell Mooney (70.6%) saw
a 5.0% target share.
played roughly 3/4 of the game in the Chiefs blowout of the Bears.
Edwards-Helaire (29.9%) and Jerick
McKinnon (28.6%) all got in the endzone.
As usual the Chiefs wide receiver rotation was spread out.
Skyy Moore (64.9%), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (53.2%), Rashee Rice (50.6%),
Justin Watson (40.3%) and Justyn Ross (37.7%) all played meaningful
snaps. Kadarius Toney (2.6%) came into the game with a toe injury
and barely played.
PIT @ LV
The rotation between
Najee Harris (50.0%) and Jaylen Warren (45.2%)
tightened this week but Najee still out-touched Warren 19 to 11.
Calvin Austin played 72.6% of the snaps as the Steelers third
The Raiders passing game only has eyes for
Davante Adams (97.2%)
and Jakobi Meyers (86.1%). The two combined for a 72.8% target
share and 20 catches.
PHI @ TB
(53.8%) and Kenneth
Gainwell (46.2%) were the only running backs to play a snap
for the Eagles. Gainwell (15 touches) played in two-minute situations
which puts a cap on Swift’s upside. Swift was very efficient with
Olamide Zaccheaus (55%) filled in for Quez Watkins who was inactive.
A.J. Brown (82.5%) had a 40.0% target share.
Rachaad White played on 91.5% of the snaps. Sean Tucker (8.5%)
was the only other running back to see a snap.
Trey Palmer (72.3%) was operating as the third receiver for the
Bucs but only saw 1 target compared to Deven Thompkins (21.3%)
who saw 4 targets.
LAR @ CIN
The Rams struggled to move the ball against the Bengals but we
got another insane usage game from RB
Kyren Williams who played
every snap. He played 95% of the snaps last week and now has 17
targets in the last two games.
The Rams tight receiver rotation continues with
Puka Nacua (96.4%),
Tutu Atwell (87.3%) and Van Jefferson (92.7%). Atwell led the
group with a 28.1% target share.
Trayveon Williams (18.2%) continues to serve as the backup to
Joe Mixon (75.3%). Chase Brown played 1 snap.
Irv Smith out, the Bengals used Tanner Hudson (46.8%), Mitchell Wilcox (41.6%) and Drew Sample (44.2%) as a three-headed committee
at tight end. Hudson (4) saw the most targets.
saw a 32.6% target share and finished with 15-12-141-0.
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