As much as we might want this to be different, itís not
whatís happening on the field. David Montgomery (34 touches)
is the clear lead running back for the Lions. He played 70.7%
of the snaps Thursday night while Jahmyr Gibbs (12 touches) played
Aaron Jones returned from his hamstring injury but was clearly
limited, playing just 35.1% of the snaps while AJ Dillion played
66.7%. This needs to be flipped if the Packers want to win games.
Similar to Jones, Christian Watson (45.6%) was limited in his
return which allowed Romeo Doubs (87.7%) to see 13 targets as
the Packers tried to dig themselves out of a hole. Jayden Reed
played 66.7% of the snaps.
Schultz played just 49.3% of the snaps as the Texans rolled
30-6 over the Steelers.
LAR @ IND
Offensive Snaps Rams: 82
Overtime allowed the Rams to run 82 plays. Kyren Williams (72.0%)
finally got some relief with Ronnie Rivers playing 28% of the
snaps but Williams still had 28 touches.
is eligible to play in Week 5. Weíll see if he does and what effect
that will have on Puka
Nacua (95.1%) who had a 25.6% target share this week. Van
Jeffersonís (86.6%) playing time could take a hit.
Mike Evans (36.6%) left with a hamstring injury which allowed
Chris Godwin (74.6%) to see 11 targets and lead the team with
a 36.7% target share.
Alvin Kamaraís first game of 2023 saw him get 14 targets,
13 receptions forÖ 33 yds. He also led the team in rushing
with 11 carries (51 yds). Kendre Miller (7.7%) and Tony Jones
(16.9%) filled the backup role.
TE Taysom Hill played 50.8% of the snaps, had 1 pass attempt
(13 yds), 4 carries (10 yds) and 1 reception (7 yds).
(95.8%) and DeVonta
Smith (98.6%) combined for 22 targets. TE Dallas
Goedert (100%) has yet to get on track in this offense. He
had an 11.8% target share against the Commanders.
MIA @ BUF
Offensive Snaps Dolphins: 65
Rookie Devon Achane (60.0%) played more snaps than Raheem Mostert
(43.1%) but touches were relatively equal (11 to 10). Achane is
averaging an insane 11.4 yards per carry on 27 attempts this season.
The Bills used a more balanced approach at RB this week as they
jumped out to a big lead by halftime. James Cook (39.7%), Latavius Murray (32.8%) and Damien Harris (27.6%) all played but the running
game wasnít a big factor.
TE Dalton Kincaid (51.7%) and Dawson Knox (50.0%) played almost
the same number of snaps but Knox saw just 1 target while Kincaid
CIN @ TEN
Offensive Snaps Bengals: 53
The Bengals have struggled mightily on offense to start the season
with only 3 TDs. Joe Mixon (79.2%) played well ahead of Trayveon Williams (11.3%).
Some expected an increased role for Marvin Mims this week. He
played on 35.4% of the snaps (as did Brandon Johnson) which was
up from his 24.2% share last weeks but still far from a significant
role. He saw two targets (2 rec, 47 yds) and played well behind
Jerry Jeudy (62.5%) and Courtland Sutton (83.3%).
It was Khalil Herbert (77.8%) who dominated the Bears backfield
in Week 5 over Roschon Johnson (22.2%). Herbert had 22 touches
compared to Roschonís 6.
O'Connell got the start at QB and Davante
Adams (86.3%) missed a portion of this game with a shoulder
injury but still managed a 34.2% target share. Jakobi
Meyers (95.9%) remains an every-down player.
Joshua Kelley (60.0%) had a disappointing run as a starter, filling
in for Austin Ekeler (ankle). He had only two targets in the passing
game the last three weeks and never found the endzone. The Chargers
have a bye in Week 5 and we should see Ekeler back in Week 6.
The Jets are still using all three running backs with Breece Hall (44.1%), Dalvin Cook (25.4%) and Michael Carter (30.5%). Carter is playing on third downs and Cook has predictably been
Garrett Wilson (93.2%) saw a 35.9% target share as has peppered
with short throws against the Chiefs defense. Allen Lazard (86.4%)
operated in two-WR sets.
SEA @ NYG
Offensive Snaps Seahawks: 55
It was kind of rough-go for Kenneth Walker (70.9%) whoís
finally stat-line looked OK but was largely bottled up until he
broke off a 31-yard run late. Zach Charbonnet (23.6%) isnít
seeing enough touches (6) yet to have stand-alone value.
WR Jake Bobo (38.2%) is seeing enough playing time to be annoying
for the rest of the Seattle receivers, including Jaxon Smith-Njigba
(52.7%) who isnít fantasy relevant right now.
Matt Breida (73.3%) was used heavily in the dump-off passing
game (5 catches, 48 yds) as Daniel Jones was getting demolished
by the Seahawks defense (11 sacks). The Giants continued to slam
Breida up the middle which wasnít working (14 carries, 30
Gary Brightwell (25.3%) was the clear backup to Breida. The Giants
need Saquon back.