Snap Count Observations: Week 6

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The search for hidden gems is upon us. Some reactionary additions will help, but speculative pickups could decide your championship before your league mates have a chance to react.

C.J. Anderson 78% / Devontae Booker 21%

These are deceiving numbers. During the game, it felt like Booker was on the field at least 40% of the time. Anderson looked good when he was in and lost a lot of production to penalties. Booker looked better. Regardless of the wide gap in snap %, this game felt like a shift towards a true RBBC. Anderson still has the lion’s share of opportunities (15:7 targets/attempts), but Booker is becoming more valuable than just a handcuff.

Hunter Henry 68% / Sean McGrath 56% / Antonio Gates 47%

Henry vaulted himself into starter TE status with his Week 6 performance. Gates is not the same player he once was. McGrath is simply a blocking TE.

Jeremy Kerley 93% / Quinton Patton 90% / Torrey Smith 84%

As noted last week, these WRs need to be monitored. Colin Kaepernick did not look good in Week 6, but with each WR getting 7 targets, the usage should not be an issue.

Allen Robinson 95% / Allen Hurns 82% / Marqise Lee 73%

Lee continues to see the field often in 3WR sets and occasionally in 2 WR sets, subbing out Hurns mainly. This is hurting the production of both Allen’s. Lee is not worth owning and Hurns soon may not be either, if this trend continues.

Ty Montgomery 50%

Eddie Lacy and James Starks will reportedly miss the next 3-4 weeks with injuries. Green Bay should utilize Montgomery’s versatility during that stretch. The scouting report on Montgomery was that he has a hard time tracking deep balls.  Keeping him close to, or behind the line of scrimmage, maximizes his skill set.  He is a WR who plays more like a RB. His involvement and talent warrant a high priority free agent addition. He is worth starting against Chicago this Thursday.

C.J. Fiedorowicz 62%

In a poor TE season, Fiedorowicz’ performance over the last 3 weeks make him a valuable option:

2016 (Weeks 4-6) Targets Receptions Yards TD
C.J. Fiedorowicz 20 14 194 2
Jay Ajayi 69% / Damien Williams 17% / Arian Foster 16%

Ajayi’s Week 6 effort was spectacular, but was it real? I have my doubts. Sell him immediately if possible. Foster is the superior talent and the Dolphins did not sign him to be a backup. Ajayi may be the future, but for now, I wouldn’t invest too heavily.

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Mark Ingram 53% / Travaris Cadet 37% / Daniel Lasco 7%

Lasco is not a part of the offense right now, but has taken over the backup RB role and is a potential league winner down the road. Similar to Tim Hightower in 2015, if Ingram (who has shown a propensity to get injured) goes down, Lasco could take over the lead back role in New Orleans while Cadet maintains his 3rd down RB status. If you have a roster spot to burn and want a valuable handcuff before he becomes expensive, add Lasco.

Terrance West 60% / Kenneth Dixon 12%

West has played very well recently. If you need a roster spot, Dixon can safely be dropped. He does maintain decent handcuff status, but is not essential to any roster as it stands.

Tajae Sharpe 76% / Andre Johnson 55% / Rishard Matthews 40% / Kendall Wright 35%

Don’t let these snap counts fool you. Sharpe is barely a part of this offense right now. I was high on Kendall Wright prior to his training camp injury as he had developed some chemistry with Marcus Mariota in 2015. If he produces again in Week 7, Wright becomes a high priority free agent.

2016 (Week 6) Targets Receptions Yards TD
Sharpe 3 0 0 0
Johnson 0 0 0 0
Matthews 3 3 70 1
Wright 9 8 133 1
Spencer Ware 62% / Jamaal Charles 23%

Head Coach Andy Reid said this week that Charles is not ready for a full workload yet.  Regardless, Ware is too valuable to take off the field. This situation should remain an RBBC for the foreseeable future with both players carrying value.

Chris Thompson 49% / Matt Jones 41% / Robert Kelley 12%

This situation baffles me. The Redskins clearly want to involve all three RBs, but all of a sudden, Matt Jones has his best game as a pro. Jones could be a valuable trading piece off of his good game, but standing pat is probably the best move. None of these players present immense value.

Bilal Powell 72% / Matt Forte 39%

This game got away from the Jets quickly, so moving away from Forte made sense.  Powell did not get a bump in production or opportunity, but he is seeing the field more and more each week.

2016 (Week 6) Rushes Yards TD Targets Receptions Yards TD
Powell 3 10 0 4 3 12 0
Forte 9 19 0 3 1 3 0

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