Snap Count Observations: Week 11
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Devin Funchess 60% / Ted Ginn Jr. 56% / Kelvin Benjamin 53%
Funchess is developing slowly thus far in his career. His opportunities, however, are remaining plentiful. Cam Newton has proven capable in using his pass catcher’s size to his advantage. Keep Funchess on your speed dial.
Brandon LaFell 95% / James Wright 81% / Tyler Boyd 74%
With A.J. Green’s unfortunate injury coming early in the game, we got a glimpse of the Bengals’ snap counts at WR without him. Wright is not a legitimate threat and LaFell/Boyd are probably owned in your leagues. If they aren’t, make a move for them immediately.
Giovani Bernard 55% / Jeremy Hill 40% / Rex Burkhead 5%
The Bengals were ravaged by injury this week as Bernard was also hurt, tearing his ACL. Hill will surely take a massive jump in opportunities, but do not ignore Burkhead. He has proven capable in the past and may finally have enough opportunity to show his skills.
Rishard Matthews 93% / Tajae Sharpe 86% / Kendall Wright 54%
It has taken a while, but Sharpe finally appears to be showing the potential that he displayed in the preseason. He has scored each of the last two weeks and is second in targets behind Matthews.
Adam Thielen 76% / Stefon Diggs 74% / Cordarrelle Patterson 60%
In leagues that reward return yards, Patterson could be a difference-making player down the stretch. Surprisingly, he led the Vikings in targets this week, so he could provide value in any league setting.
Logan Paulsen 53% / Ben Braunecker 47% / Zach Miller 45%
The Bears are in player evaluation mode at this point in a failed season. Zach Miller’s season is over, so Braunecker may get an extended look as a pass catcher in the coming weeks. This is a deep speculative bid at best, but will cost you nothing and could pay off nicely. Expect Matt Barkley to depend on check-downs and easy TE targets.
Thomas Rawls 60% / C.J. Prosise 28% / Troymaine Pope 7%
Prosise was really coming on strong but has been lost for the season with a broken scapula. Pope was also injured in the game. Rawls may have stepped into a huge role for the remainder of the season. Think about adding rookie Alex Collins as he is now the primary handcuff in Seattle.
LeGarrette Blount 44% / James White 31% / Dion Lewis 27%
Look for Lewis’ role to steadily increase moving forward. Blount’s role should remain relatively intact, but White could lose significant playing time.
Julian Edelman 86% / Malcolm Mitchell 84% / Danny Amendola 55%
Edelman was peppered with an insane 17 targets on Sunday. Mitchell intrigues me as a nice deep threat. The Patriots felt no rush to insert him into the game plan early this year. I would not be surprised to see him become a focal point at least once or twice in the final weeks. He has a lottery ticket feel to me.