Snap Count Observations: Week 10
The fantasy playoffs are so close, you can practically reach out and grab ‘em. If your team is sitting pretty, you may want to play defense by targeting valuable players. For everyone else, it is time to acquire as many high risk/high reward options as possible.
Corey Coleman 90%
Coleman has not statistically impressed since returning from injury in Week 9. He is, however, clearly a big part of the Browns’ plans and should continue to see the field almost every play. He is worth a stash as he could get fully healthy and play up to his potential just in time for the fantasy playoffs.
Carlos Hyde 67% / DuJuan Harris 33%
Hyde has had an injury-riddled, non-productive 2016 season. Be it another injury or coach’s decision, I feel that Harris will eventually take over as lead back in S.F. That may not sound intriguing to many owners, but if you have room for, add him. You may block other owners from having a potential starting RB, at the very least.
Larry Fitzgerald 87% / Michael Floyd 75% / JJ Nelson 62% / John Brown 38%
The Cardinals WR situation has been a fascinating case study this season. At this point, I feel it is safe to say that Fitzgerald is the only player who can be trusted.
Allen Hurns 92% / Allen Robinson 90% / Marqise Lee 69%
Hurns’ season has been very disappointing for fantasy owners. Blake Bortles took a big step backward this year and he took Hurns down with him. I wouldn’t blame you for cutting bait on him, but his snap count and involvement show that he is capable of a big week at any time. It is not too late, however, for him to have a big game or two in the coming weeks.
Devontae Booker 71% / Kapri Bibbs 21%
The recent rumors of Bibbs taking over lead back duties appear to have been overblown. Booker was not overly impressive once again, but he is clearly the #1 option for the foreseeable future.
Mark Ingram 43% / Tim Hightower 27%
Ingram had 13 carries/targets to Hightower’s 10. This feels more like a 50/50 RBBC than the snap count would lead you to believe. My gut tells me Hightower will eventually be the lead back.
C.J. Prosise 77% / Christine Michael 16%
Well that escalated quickly. Head coach Pete Carroll had been indicating Prosise would become more involved, but I did not expect to see a drastic shift like this, much less Michael’s release. With Thomas Rawls apparently a week or two away from returning, I’m not sure who to trust.
James Starks 71% / Ty Montgomery 28%
One thing I learned this season is that sickle cell trait certainly seems to debilitate player’s production. Montgomery took a backseat to Starks this week. As I said a few weeks ago, Starks could be a league winner down the stretch.
Ezekiel Elliott 66% / Alfred Morris 15%
While the football world is busy inducting Elliott into the Hall of Fame, target Morris and be willing to pay up for him. He represents the ultimate lottery ticket.