Snap Count Observations: Week 8
The 2017 trade deadline is the most exciting one I have ever seen. Now that we know who has landed in new spots, let’s see how snap counts can help us decide who looks better or worse in fantasy football.
Alex Collins 49% / Javorius Allen 48%
News broke recently that Danny Woodhead will be evaluated over the next few weeks and may return to play in week 11. With Collins running so well on Thursday Night Football last week, I cannot imagine a better time to trade him. Move him now, before the final decision on Woodhead is made.
Jay Ajayi 70% / Kenyan Drake 18% / Damien Williams 12%
With Ajayi being shipped off to the Eagles, 2nd-year player, Kenyan Drake, should get his shot to prove he can handle a load of an every-down back in the NFL. I do assume he and Williams will start off in a committee, but if Drake can shine, he should take a majority of the snaps moving forward.
Zay Jones 80% / Jordan Matthews 70% / Deonte Thomson 33% / Andre Holmes 30%
The Bills acquired Kelvin Benjamin from the Panthers. I feel comfortable in saying he will have as many targets from week 10-17 as the rest of these Bills receivers, combined.
Marlon Mack 53% / Frank Gore 49%
The Colts are absolutely awful, but they do have two nice RBs. Mack seeing more playing time than Gore makes total sense based on the downward trajectory of this team. Gore is too good to set aside though, so I assume the snap counts will remain nearly even.
Thomas Rawls 59% / J.D. McKissic 23% / Eddie Lacy 17%
The Seahawks running game was shockingly bad in Week 8. My only advice is to pick up C.J. Prosise on the off chance that he may spark the running game once back from injury.
LeGarrette Blount 50% / Corey Clement 27% / Wendell Smallwood 19%
The Eagles have said that Blount will remain the starter regardless of trading for former Dolphin’s RB, Jay Ajayi. I don’t believe it for an instant. Upset Ajayi owners may finally celebrate a touchdown from their (probable) 1st round pick!