Snap Count Observations: Week 12
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 12.
Seahawks WRs – Tyler Lockett 90% / Doug Baldwin 90% / David Moore 52%
Here are the stats for these receivers of the last two weeks:[lptw_table id=”158215″ style=”default”]
Doug Baldwin might not be back to elite production like the days of old, but there are signs that he’s still a viable fantasy option in the four remaining weeks. Lockett might have had over double Baldwin’s receiving yards, but Baldwin actually had more targets, receptions, and air yards. Also, despite Baldwin playing two fewer games than Lockett and Moore, all three receivers are tied with seven red zone targets this season. Baldwin has now played 85% or more of the snaps each of the last five weeks. He has a great chance to boom with touchdown potential in your fantasy playoffs.
Eagles RBs – Josh Adams 62% / Corey Clement 37% / Wendell Smallwood 2%
Last Week: Josh Adams 55% / Corey Clement 27% / Wendell Smallwood 8%
It’s Adams time. After four weeks of single-digit carries despite averaging 6.6 yards per rush attempt in that span, Adams was finally given the lead role. Odds are that he will be firmly entrenched in that role for the remainder of the season. Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood have failed to earn themselves anything other than a complementary role behind Adams. Last week, Adams touted the rock 22 times for 84 yards and a touchdown. If you got him on waivers or as a free agent recently… Congratulations, you might have found a league-winner.
Vikings RBs – Dalvin Cook 59% / Latavius Murray 40% / Ameer Abdullah 3%
I don’t think many people were expecting Murray to push Cook for a significant amount of snaps. With that being said, it was nice to see a solid Cook outing this last week. Oddly enough, Cook had more snaps last week against the Bears — 88% of Minnesota’s offensive snaps. That didn’t show up on the stat sheet though. This week, Cook logged 10 rushing attempts for 29 yards and caught all three of his targets for 47 yards and a touchdown scamper. It’s a good sign to see him involved in the passing game, and that should continue this week against the Patriots.
Browns WRs – Jarvis Landry 61% / Antonio Callaway 59% / Breshad Perriman 55% / Rishard Higgins 31%
ABORT! ABORT! The Landry alert has been sounded. Everyone thought losing Hue Jackson and Todd Haley would be good for the Browns offense. Well, they were right, BUT that production increase has not gone towards Landry. Now it seems that these receivers are all stuck in a wide-receiver-by-committee approach. With Landry being the most rostered and started, the news seems to have hit him the hardest. The Browns play the Texans this week, and until I see some significant snaps and targets going Landry’s way, he’s staying on my bench.
Dolphins WRs – Kenny Stills 96% / DeVante Parker 45% / Leonte Carroo 42%
Now posting 95+% of the snaps for two weeks in a row, Kenny Stills pops up as an intriguing add. He still hasn’t seen many targets, so this is certainly speculation based on how often he’s on the field. Even though Leonte Carroo and DeVante Parker had better fantasy days than Stills, he did lead the team in air yards. With Ryan Tannehill getting back into form, we could see a return of big-play Stills from last season.