We’ve seen this a few times during the season: Tyjae Spears
(59.5%) played more snaps than Derrick Henry (48.6%) but Henry
continues to get more touches (20 to 9).
(51.4%) left with on a stretcher after banging his head/neck on
the turf trying to make a catch. He seems to be OK the day after.
This passing offense is only able to support one pass catcher
and that is DeAndre
Hopkins (68.9%) who had a 29.7% target share.
The Najee Harris (58.5%), Jaylen Warren (40.0%) split remains
60-40 with Warren having stand-alone value. Harris had 20 opportunities
and scored a TD while Warren had 14 opportunities and totaled
Finally! Diontae Johnson’s long scoring drought is over.
Johnson played 87.7% of the snaps and saw a 31.0% target share.
Pickett is not very accurate, missing Johnson and George Pickens
(89.2%) on throws that could’ve led to a bigger night for
At tight end, Conner Heyward (61.5%) continues to play more than
Darnell Washington (49.2%) for the Steelers.
MIA @ KC
Offensive Snaps Dolphins: 63
The Dolphins continue to rotate three RBs with Salvon Ahmed (30.2%)
playing more snaps than Jeff Wilson (17.5%) against the Chiefs.
Raheem Mostert (55.6%) is the only fantasy viable option at the
The Chiefs wide receiver group continues to be a mess for fantasy
Rice (68.3%) is really the only consideration. Justin
Watson (63.3%) and Marquez
Valdes-Scantling (55.0%) were best of the rest but nobody
had a target share above 18.0%. Kadarius
Toney (11.7%) continues to earn snaps at a very low rate.
The Dolphins used a lot of double-teams on Travis Kelce (76.7%)
who had his worst game of the season (3-14-0).
LAR @ GB
Offensive Snaps Rams: 58
The Rams have settled on a two-man backfield with Darrell Henderson
(58.6%) and Royce Freeman (41.4%) handling the load. Henderson
is the preferred option for his use in the passing game. Both
had 12 touches.
The Packers “unleashed” Aaron Jones to the tune of
56.9% of the snaps. Yawn. He did get 24 touches which is encouraging
and had his best performance (20-73-1, 4-26-0) since injuring
his hamstring in Week 1. AJ Dillon (40.3%) had 10 touches.
It’s going to be a lost season for Christian Watson (77.8%)
who is saddled with bad quarterback play and injuries. These young
Packers receivers are learning on the job and it’s going
to be difficult to trust them in lineups.
Injuries to the wide receiver group, led to a fairly tight WR
rotation for New England. Demario Douglas (82.8%) and Jalen Reagor
(76.6%) played the most while JuJu Smith-Schuster (35.9%) continued
to see a lesser role. However, both JuJu and Douglas had 7 targets.
The Bucs continued with their tight WR rotation involving Mike Evans (73.3%), Chris Godwin (87.9%) and Trey Palmer (72.7%). Only
Evans and Godwin are fantasy viable.
TE Cade Otton played every snap for the Bucs and had his best
game (6-70-2) of the season on 9 targets.
It wasn’t too surprising that Devin Singletary (75.0%)
failed (13-26-0. 2-0-0) against a fairly difficult Tampa run defense.
Mike Boone (19.0%) worked as the backup with Dameon Pierce inactive.
Pierce should be back in Week 10.
TE Dalton Schultz (79.2%) had his best fantasy game (10-130-1)
of the season and saw a 28.9% target share.
ARI @ CLE
Offensive Snaps Cardinals: 52
The Cardinals continue to surprise us with their RB usage. Emari Demercado was inactive which allowed Keaontay Ingram (42.3%) and
Tony Jones (40.4%) to split the workload. Neither RB could do
anything against the Browns-D.
It was a day to forget for the Cardinals passing game with Clayton Tune at the helm. Tune managed 58 passing yards… total.
Michael Wilson probably considers himself lucky for being inactive.
Jerome Ford (64.4%) was back to a lead-back role for the Browns.
He saw 27 opportunities to Kareem Hunt’s (28.8%) 15. The
Browns ran the ball 40 times as they shutout the Cardinals.
Another solid game from TE Cole Kmet (85.3%) who has 18 targets
in his last two games.
Taysom Hill (46.0%) is a thing. He was involved in two more TDs
this week, one receiving and one passing. He also had 11 carries
for 52 yards.
Meanwhile, Alvin Kamara (49.2%) had 9 carries and Jamaal Williams
(42.9%) had 6 opportunities. This Taysom usage continues to be
an issue for Kamara and the rest of the skill players.
Case in point: Michael Thomas posted a goose-egg while playing
63.5% of the snaps.
SEA @ BAL
Offensive Snaps Seahawks: 49
For the second week in a row, Zach Charbonnet (55.1%) played
more snaps than Kenneth Walker (49.0%). Walker did have more opportunities
11 to 9. The last two weeks have been difficult rushing matchups
(CLE, BAL) but we need to keep a close eye on this usage.
Gus Edwards only played 18.4% of the snaps and got just five
carries as the Ravens ran away from the Seahawks. Justice Hill
(63.2%) and Keaton Mitchell (18.4%) handled most of the rushing
work. Mitchell is an intriguing bench stash but will likely need
an injury to have any trust-worthy fantasy value.
Jaren Hall (18.2%) was concussed early in this game which required
Joshua Dobbs (85.3%) to be thrust into action.
Cam Akers (30.7%) tore his Achilles and will miss the rest of
the season. Alexander Mattison (56.0%) continues to be inefficient
but the Vikings don’t have much of a chose but to give him
touches. Ty Chandler should see some action next week.
Jordan Addison played 97.3% of the snaps. He and the rest of
the Vikings pass catches will be getting to know their new quarterback
in the coming weeks. K.J. Osborn (26.7%) left with a concussion
allowing Trishton Jackson to play 70.7% of the snaps.
TE T.J. Hockenson (84.0%) saw a 34.3% target share. This may
be sticky while Dobbs gets acquainted with his new receivers.
Another team with a new QB is the Falcons who gave Taylor Heinicke
a shot this week.
Both Tyler Allgeier (34.8%) and Bijan Robinson (60.9%) got 15
opportunities. Robinson is nothing more than a middling RB2 with
Arthur Smith calling the shots.
Goedert is going to miss some time with a broken forearm.
(43.5%) is the next man up, but it's doubtful he’ll command the
same target share as Goedert.
BUF @ CIN
Offensive Snaps Bills: 58
James Cook (55.2%) is still the back to own in Buffalo as he
splits time with Latavius Murray (44.8%) but Cook only has low-end
RB2 value in this offense centered around Josh Allen and the passing
Khalil Shakir (70.7%) is working as the No.3 wideout but is behind
Kincaid in targets.
TE Dalton Kincaid (89.7%) had a whopping 34.4% target share.
He’s an easy TE1.
(82.9%) seemed healthy in this game and had 9 targets (8-110-0)
as the Bills focused on Ja’Marr
Offensive Snaps Chargers: 58
The Chargers had trouble moving the ball against the Jets as
evidenced by just 58 plays. They only had two running backs active:
Austin Ekeler (67.2%) and Joshua Kelley (34.5%).
With Josh Palmer on IR, Quentin Johnston (82.8%) was thrust into
a starting role. Jalen Guyton (56.9%) handled No.3 wide receiver
duties. Johnston might be serviceable as a Flex option in better
The Chargers used four TEs which caps the upside of Gerald Everett
who played just 55.2% of the snaps and saw a 7.1% target share.
Despite 81 plays, the Jets offense struggled all night and could
not get in the endzone. Michael Carter (30.9%) got some run in
garbage time but played well behind Breece Hall (60.5%). Dalvin Cook will only be viable if Hall gets injured.
Garrett Wilson (97.5%) is the only fantasy viable pass catcher
on this team. He had a 27.1% target share.