Snap Count Observations: Week 10
Snaps lead to opportunity, opportunity leads to production, production leads to fantasy points, and fantasy points lead to #FootClanTitles (not the dark side!). Let’s get into some interesting snap count situations from Week 10.
Jaguars RBs – Leonard Fournette 52% / T.J. Yeldon 36% / Carlos Hyde 12%
This was Leonard Fournette‘s first came back from the hamstring injury that caused him to miss six games so far this season. Fournette saw 24 rushing attempts and targets in this game where the Jaguars were never leading. His rushing ability was a bit rusty and was largely held in check by the Colts front seven. He did accumulate 53 yards rushing and 56 yards receiving with one touchdown each rushing and receiving as well. Yeldon had a decent pass-catching role still — caught five of six targets for 51 yards — while Hyde will be nothing more than a relief back for Fournette.
Colts TEs – Jack Doyle 88% / Mo Alie-Cox 41% / Eric Ebron 38%
I already know what you are thinking. Ebron DUNKED on opposing fantasy teams this week with two receiving touchdowns and a rushing touchdown against the Jaguars. Problem is, he only saw three targets in this game. Granted, Alie-Cox and Doyle only received four and three targets, respectively. I think that there is still a good chance that Ebron continues to be featured in the red zone. He’s seen a red zone target in all but two games this year. It seems that Doyle will likely see more targets in between the 20s, while Alie-Cox is a fill in for two tight end sets where Doyle or Ebron need a breather when he isn’t blocking.
Chiefs WRs – Tyreek Hill 92% / Chris Conley 92% / Demarcus Robinson 73%
I thought it would be interesting to look at this receiving corps considering the uncertainty of teammate wideout Sammy Watkins — although he is expected to return for Week 11. Most pegged Conley to be the fill-in receiver in the absence of Watkins. This may be true from a total snap perspective, but I think Robinson projects to play more often on the outside. Conley just hasn’t had the same straight-line speed since rupturing his Achilles tendon last season. Conley played 63% of his snaps out of the slot in Week 10, while Robinson played 83% of his snaps on the outside. Both receivers will be fighting for second fiddle to Tyreek Hill. Seeing Robinson get four targets to Conley’s two is reassuring.
Cowboys WRs – Michael Gallup 84% / Amari Cooper 78% / Cole Beasley 70%
With a full week’s worth of practice as a Cowboy, Amari Cooper has had time to acclimate himself to the Cowboys offense. It sure showed. Cooper caught six of 10 targets for 75 yards in a big win over the Eagles on Sunday Night Football. Gallup shows up as the top receiver in snaps this week, but he still hasn’t seen more than six targets in a game yet this year and only three this week. Cooper is the lead dog here, and I’m excited to see what he can do with Dak Prescott going forward.
Titans RBs – Dion Lewis 75% / Derrick Henry 23%
Henry may have scored two touchdowns in this game, but he was massively out-snapped but Lewis. In fact, Lewis has played 63% or more of the snaps in every game since Week 4. Conversely, Henry hasn’t surpassed 40% in that same time frame. Many would think that Henry is the red zone guy, but in the past three weeks, Lewis has out-touched Henry in the red zone 14 to nine. Lewis’s snaps and usage are more reliable than Henry, as we’ve seen on the fantasy stat sheet all season. I think Lewis will remain an RB2 with RB1 upside for the remainder of the season.