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Week 3 Fantasy Football Snap Counts and Touches

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Welcome to Week 3 of the fantasy football season. This series of articles takes into account the skill player’s recent history of snaps and touches. Now that the book is his two weeks, I have a few more samples to use.

In week 2, we saw an interesting use case by many players across the league, and it’s always worth an article. In this article, we take a look at our weekly Snaps and Touches and break down what matters and what doesn’t for fantasy football moving forward.

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Travis Etienne (37%), Jacksonville Jaguars

Etienne’s snap fell as fast as the ball in the end zone. With James Robinson looking healthy, Etienne lost the snap in a game the Jaguars won easily, which should change in a close game or a game on the Jacksonville Trail, but make Etienne his first or second. It’s a red flag for Etienne’s manager who drafted him as RB.

Going forward, Etienne is RB3/FLEX until we see a more consistent snap share. Luckily, he’s off-target and running more routes while playing far fewer snaps than Robinson. The road to fantasy success is not far.

Breece Hall (27%), New York Jets

Hall was in a similar situation to Etienne, losing the snap in Week 2 and the incumbent starting running back. Both should take over roles sooner or later, but it’s a nuisance worth taking action on. There is a possibility.

Derrick Henry (46%), Tennessee Titans

King Henry’s snap rate is rarely this low. Especially in a game where his backup/third down his back is out!Absolutely worried about Henry’s terrible showing starting the season after breaking his leg last year and also disappointing on his return there is

He should be fine moving forward as the Titans are unlikely to be blown out by more than 30 points, but expectations should be low for Henry. are often removed from Henry is his RB1 on the low end, not his RB1 on PPG like he was last season until he got injured.

Rashard Penny (41%), Seattle Seahawks

Rashaad Penny played 69% of the Week 1 snaps. Walker’s quick return from hernia surgery is unfortunate for Penny’s manager, but unless he gets injured or performs better, the split should continue to work in Penny’s favor. I see him as the future of the backfield, but there’s no incentive to make heavy use of him in a bad year.

The game script absolutely works in this backfield, with Travis Homer involved in a third down and a two-minute drill. Nonetheless, Penny should see more than 50% of his snaps in a game where Penny leads and Seattle isn’t blown. He is a starter available in his next two weeks against Atlanta and Detroit.

Josh Palmer (91%), Los Angeles Chargers

Palmer’s snap jumped to a career high in Week 2, but that was only in the absence of Keenan Allen. Palmer is just the result if Allen and Williams are on board with this offense. Because he’s just a marginal player who benefits from a demolished target share by getting his one of them out.

There’s no reason to believe that another missed match for Allen won’t bring his share of opportunities like last week’s, but with Justin Herbert’s status at stake, the offense is far less appealing. Palmer in a pinch You can start, but it’s floor play.

Allen Lazard (81%), Green Bay Packers

Lazard returned from injury in Week 2 to give the Packers the lead. He was the only Packers receiver to record his TD and score three targets this year. We can forgive the lack of general production in this game while Lazard is recovering from injury, but the problem of low target share has persisted throughout his career and he’s been in the draft for a while. was an issue surrounding his cost of

Lazard is Green Bay’s de facto lead WR, but could be targeted by one of the Packers’ two rookie WRs (Christian Watson and Romeo Dubs), as well as veteran Randall Cobb, who was a Rodgers favorite. . Lazard is a dangerous player to start with until it sees consistent production, or at least targets that indicate it’s coming.

Russell Gage (66%), Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Not only is Russell Gage failing to produce, but even with Chris Godwin out of the line-up, he won’t be able to play the full array of snaps. , can’t be fully used as an excuse, but this is worth noting. Gauges can drop in all shallow formats, but are worth keeping only in deeper full PPR.

Garrett Wilson (61%), New York Jets

Garrett Wilson built on a solid performance in Week 1 to have a fantastic explosion in Week 2. His 102 yards on 14 targets with two touchdowns is impressive for rookies and veterans alike. Wilson did this for just 61% of the snaps, a leap from his 49% in Week 1.

Wilson’s snaps continue to grow this week and are expected to move forward as they have the potential to span every imaginable fantasy lineup. For now, he deserves consideration for his FLEX.

Rashod Bateman (61%), Baltimore Ravens

Through two games, Rashod Bateman had just six catches for 167 yards and two touchdowns. He’s maxing out every target/catch while helping Baltimore maintain a strong aerial offense without his WR Marquise his Brown. Bateman is doing this without playing more than his 66% of snaps in either game to start the most impressive year. He’s a fantasy option that must move forward.

Kyle Pitts (93%), Atlanta Falcons

Kyle Pitts didn’t produce it, but he played it well. In his TE3 he’s off the board this offseason, the manager has him two games in a panic. Of course, it may seem daunting to believe in a player who is one of the worst offenses in the league after a cold start, but Drake what his London accomplished in his first two games of his career. Given , you can take a step back and realize that your team may be putting more pressure on you.pit of the year

Pitts is blocking more than usual and that could be a problem. The Falcons are an odd offense given their lack of capable receiving personnel. This decision should raise questions if the merits of Arthur Smith continue. Regardless, Pitts was drafted as a starter for your fantasy team, so he should stay in that slot until it’s clear he can’t make it this year.

Juwan Johnson (78%), New Orleans Saints

Juwan Johnson is an interesting waiver wire TE that has been featured throughout the draft season. Playing as a “true” TE ahead of Gadget’s Tatham Hill in New Orleans, Johnson really sees a high-value target downfield, making him his fourth behind Jarvis Landry. and has played over 70% of his snaps in both games so far.

He hasn’t done much for fancy, but in a Jameis Winston-led offense, Johnson can deliver immediate results, even with a modest share of targets. Think of it as a worthy streamer that can be added in place of players like Noah Fant or Hunter Henry.

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