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Fantasy Takeaways from Week 2 Usage

By Jared Smola 8:31am EDT 9/21/22


Week 2 is Confirm or Deny Week. We ideally get usage that confirms what we saw in the opener. But oftentimes we see something completely different and need to go back to the drawing board.

Here’s the team-by-team breakdown of what we saw in Week 2 and what it means for fantasy values going forward.


Arizona Cardinals

RB snap rates:

Darrel Williams - 46%

Eno Benjamin - 43%

James Conner - 21%


Route rates:

Darrel Williams - 45%

Eno Benjamin - 35%

James Conner - 18%


Marquise Brown - 95%

A.J. Green - 85%

Greg Dortch - 75%

Andre Baccellia - 20%


Zach Ertz - 92%

Stephen Anderson - 12%

Maxx Williams - 7%


Takeaways:

  • Here’s how RB opportunities went after Conner exited with a 3rd-quarter ankle injury:
    • Williams - 8 carries, 3 targets
    • Benjamin - 5 carries, 4 targets
  • After being limited in the opener, Ertz registered a 92% route rate and 22% target share in this one. He’s a rock-solid TE1 at least until WR DeAndre Hopkins returns in Week 7.



Atlanta Falcons

RB snap rates:

Cordarrelle Patterson - 59%

Tyler Allgeier - 31%

Avery Williams - 25%

Caleb Huntley - 5%


Route rates:

Cordarrelle Patterson - 37%

Avery Williams - 17%

Tyler Allgeier - 14%

Caleb Huntley - 3%


Drake London - 89%

Olamide Zaccheaus - 54%

Bryan Edwards - 29%

KhaDarel Hodge - 14%


Kyle Pitts - 91%

Parker Hesse - 31%

Anthony Firkser - 26%


Takeaways:

  • Patterson’s usage took a dive in Week 2. The 59% snap rate and 48% RB carry share are fine. But the 37% route rate and 1 target (4% share) are disappointing. Patterson is sitting on a 10.2% target share through 2 games after a 12.8% mark last season.
  • London has drawn 32% of Falcons targets through his first 2 NFL games. He’s already an every-week WR3 and could climb higher.
  • Pitts disappointed again with a 2-19 line on 3 targets (11.5% share). The good news is that his route rate climbed from 72% in the opener to an elite 91% in Week 2.



Baltimore Ravens

RB snap rates:

Justice Hill - 36%

Mike Davis - 31%

Kenyan Drake - 26%


Route rates:

Kenyan Drake - 21%

Justice Hill - 18%

Mike Davis - 18%


Rashod Bateman - 74%

Devin Duvernay - 56%

Demarcus Robinson - 47%

Tylan Wallace - 21%


Mark Andrews - 85%

Isaiah Likely - 32%

Josh Oliver - 24%


Takeaways:

  • The Ravens desperately need J.K. Dobbins back.
  • Likely sunk from a 51% route rate in Week 1 to 32% in Week 2.
  • Andrews through 2 games: 90% route rate and 31% target share. He’s in for a monster season.



Buffalo Bills

The Bills pulled their starters for the 4th quarter of Monday night’s blowout win over the Titans. Per Pro Football Focus’ Nathan Jahnke, here’s what the usage looked like through 3 quarters.

RB snap rates:

Devin Singletary - 65%

Zack Moss - 25%

James Cook - 10%


Route rates:

Devin Singletary - 65%

Zack Moss - 20%

James Cook - 8%


Stefon Diggs - 85%

Jake Kumerow - 80%

Isaiah McKenzie - 48%

Jamison Crowder - 35%

Khalil Shakir - 18%


Dawson Knox - 60%

Quintin Morris - 15%


Takeaways:

  • Singletary claimed a bigger piece of the backfield after registering a 59% snap rate and 47% route rate in Week 1. Of course, it still didn’t result in much fantasy production in this Josh Allen-centric offense.
  • Kumerow soaked up most of Gabriel Davis’ snaps, catching 2 of 3 targets for 50 yards. You can leave him on the waiver wire.
  • Disappointing usage for McKenzie and Crowder, who combined for just 5 targets. Neither guy is a reliable fantasy play.
  • Another underwhelming outing from Knox. Through 2 weeks, he’s sitting on a 63% route rate and 10.1% target share. There’s still a ceiling here, but the floor is low with this level of usage.



Carolina Panthers

RB snap rates:

Christian McCaffrey - 91%

D’Onta Foreman - 5%

Chuba Hubbard - 3%


Route rates:

Christian McCaffrey - 68%

Chuba Hubbard - 5%

D’Onta Foreman - 3%


D.J. Moore - 100%

Robbie Anderson - 95%

Shi Smith - 85%

Terrace Marshall - 5%


Ian Thomas - 50%

Giovanni Ricci - 15%

Tommy Tremble - 10%

Stephen Sullivan - 10%


Takeaways:

  • After running 53 plays in the opener, Carolina ran just 58 in Week 2. No bueno.
  • Through 2 weeks, McCaffrey has posted an 86% snap rate, 71% route rate, 83% RB carry share and 18% target share. Elite marks. He just needs this offense to be better – or at least more voluminous.
  • Moore has run a route on all 75 pass plays through 2 games, tallying a 21.4% target share. Hold.



Chicago Bears

RB snap rates:

David Montgomery - 80%

Khalil Herbert - 20%


Route rates:

David Montgomery - 65%

Khalil Herbert - 24%


Darnell Mooney - 94%

Dante Pettis - 82%

Equanimeous St. Brown - 71%

Byron Pringle - 24%


Cole Kmet - 88%

Ryan Griffin - 18%


Takeaways:

  • Montgomery continues to dominate work in Chicago’s backfield. He’s out-carried Herbert 32 to 13 and out-targeted him 6 to 2 through 2 games.
  • Kmet climbed from a mediocre 71% route rate in Week 1 to a strong 88% in Week 2.
  • But none of these passing-game usage metrics mean much considering the Bears have 41 dropbacks and 28 pass attempts through 2 games.



Cincinnati Bengals

RB snap rates:

Joe Mixon - 75%

Samaje Perine - 20%

Chris Evans - 1%


Route rates:

Joe Mixon - 52%

Samaje Perine - 17%

Chris Evans - 2%


Ja’Marr Chase - 100%

Tee Higgins - 98%

Tyler Boyd - 96%


Hayden Hurst - 85%


Takeaways:

  • Mixon has handled 88% of Bengals RB opportunities (carries + targets) through 2 games. He was at 75% last year.
  • More strong usage for Hurst. He’s now registered an 82% route rate and 17% target share through 2 games. That’s TE1-level stuff.



Cleveland Browns

RB snap rates:

Nick Chubb - 54%

Kareem Hunt - 46%


Route rates:

Nick Chubb - 45%

Kareem Hunt - 39%


Amari Cooper - 91%

Donovan Peoples-Jones - 85%

David Bell - 39%

Anthony Schwartz - 12%


David Njoku - 82%

Harrison Bryant - 52%


Takeaways:

  • Here’s how the Browns backfield has shaken out through 2 games:
    • Chubb - 53% snaps, 36% routes, 39 carries, 4 targets
    • Hunt - 52% snaps, 50% routes, 24 carries, 6 targets
  • Peoples-Jones went from a 32% target share in Week 1 to 4% in Week 2. His route rate barely shifted: 91% in Week 1 to 85% in Week 2.
  • Bell climbed from a 21% route rate in the opener to 39% in Week 2. The rookie is still well off the fantasy radar – but his usage is worth monitoring.
  • Njoku again posted a strong route rate and drew a 18.5% target share in this one. There simply aren’t a lot of fantasy points to go around in this Jacoby Brissett-led passing game.



Dallas Cowboys

RB snap rates:

Ezekiel Elliott - 67%

Tony Pollard - 39%


Route rates:

Ezekiel Elliott - 58%

Tony Pollard - 36%


CeeDee Lamb - 97%

Noah Brown - 94%

Dennis Houston - 56%

Simi Fehoko - 14%


Dalton Schultz - 83% (injured)

Jake Ferguson - 22%

Peyton Hendershot - 11%


Takeaways:

  • Elliott jumped from a 58% snap rate and 38% route rate in Week 1 to 67% and 58% in Week 2.
  • Pollard’s snap rate sunk from 55% to 39%, but his route rate climbed slightly from 32% to 36%. He drew a big 22.6% target share from QB Cooper Rush in the win over the Bengals.
  • Brown’s 5-91-1 line came on a 94% route rate but just 5 targets (16% share). He’s still tough to trust with Rush under center.



Denver Broncos

RB snap rates:

Javonte Williams - 65%

Melvin Gordon - 32%

Mike Boone - 10%


Route rates:

Javonte Williams - 49%

Melvin Gordon - 22%

Mike Boone - 12%


Courtland Sutton - 95%

Kendall Hinton - 76%

Tyrie Cleveland - 44%

Jerry Jeudy- 15% (injured)


Albert Okwuegbunam - 59%

Eric Saubert - 17%

Andrew Beck - 17%

Eric Tomlinson - 5%


Takeaways:

  • The snap gap between Williams and Gordon widened after it was 58% to 41% in the opener.
  • Okwuegbunam’s route rate dropped from 74% in Week 1 to 59% here; his target share went from 14% to 6.5%. He should be on fantasy benches in Week 3.



Detroit Lions

RB snap rates:

D'Andre Swift - 51%

Jamaal Williams - 34%

Craig Reynolds - 15%


Route rates:

D'Andre Swift - 58%

Jamaal Williams - 16%

Craig Reynolds - 8%


Amon-Ra St. Brown - 89%

D.J. Chark - 84%

Josh Reynolds - 84%


T.J. Hockenson - 81%


Takeaways:

  • Swift was presumably limited by the ankle injury that had him questionable coming in. We’ll watch his practice participation this week.
  • St. Brown has opened the season with 32% and 35% target shares. Hot damn!
  • Chark has a big 17.6-yard average depth of target through 2 games. He’ll be inconsistent from week to week with that kind of usage – but should also have some big games.



Green Bay Packers

RB snap rates:

Aaron Jones - 59%

A.J. Dillon - 57%


Route rates:

Aaron Jones - 63%

A.J. Dillon - 50%


Allen Lazard - 90%

Sammy Watkins - 63%

Romeo Doubs - 43%

Randall Cobb - 40%

Christian Watson - 27%


Robert Tonyan - 50%

Tyler Davis - 20%

Josiah Deguara - 13%

Marcedes Lewis - 13%


Takeaways:

  • Here’s what Green Bay’s backfield looks like through 2 games:
    • Jones - 60% snaps, 64% routes, 20 carries, 8 targets
    • Dillon - 54% snaps, 42% routes, 28 carries, 9 targets
  • Lazard returned from his ankle injury to easily lead Packers WRs in playing time. But he drew just 3 targets for a 12% share.
  • Tonyan got a slight bump from his 44% route rate in Week 1. He’s not a reliable fantasy play quite yet, but he’s getting there.



Houston Texans

RB snap rates:

Dameon Pierce - 62%

Rex Burkhead - 37%


Route rates:

Rex Burkhead - 49%

Dameon Pierce - 37%


Brandin Cooks - 91%

Chris Moore - 74%

Nico Collins - 70%

Chris Conley - 28%


Pharaoh Brown - 51%

Brevin Jordan - 42%

O.J. Howard - 14%


Takeaways:

  • Big shift in this backfield after Burkhead out-snapped Pierce 71% to 29% in the opener. Pierce also significantly closed the gap in route rate. Very encouraging for the rookie. It’s worth seeing if you can still acquire him on the cheap this week.
  • Collins saw 9 targets (24%) in Week 2, but that 70% route rate in this passing game makes him tough to get excited about.
  • Jordan entered this one with an ankle injury, which might explain why he ran fewer routes than Brown. But you can continue to ignore this TE group.



Indianapolis Colts

RB snap rates:

Jonathan Taylor - 74%

Nyheim Hines - 30%

Deon Jackson - 4%


Route rates:

Jonathan Taylor - 61%

Nyheim Hines - 39%

Deon Jackson - 0%


Parris Campbell - 86%

Ashton Dulin - 69%

Michael Strachan - 69%

Dezmon Patmon - 44%


Kylen Granson - 56%

Mo Alie-Cox - 47%

Jelani Woods - 17%


Takeaways:

  • Despite trailing game script and the absence of WRs Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce, Hines still posted underwhelming usage. He finished with 1 carries and 5 targets (17% share).
  • Campbell has drawn just 6 targets on 77 routes (7.8%) through 2 games. He’s droppable.
  • Dulin, meanwhile, has tallied 13 targets on 40 routes (32.5%). He’s an intriguing stash in deeper fantasy leagues.



Jacksonville Jaguars

RB snap rates:

James Robinson - 63%

Travis Etienne - 37%


Route rates:

James Robinson - 52%

Travis Etienne - 45%


Christian Kirk - 94%

Marvin Jones - 94%

Zay Jones - 82%

Jamal Agnew - 9%


Evan Engram - 85%

Dan Arnold - 15%

Chris Manhertz - 12%


Takeaways:

  • The Jaguars held the lead for 47 minutes of this game, which certainly favors Robinson over Etienne in their current roles. But it’s still worrisome to see Robinson run more routes than Etienne. Targets were 3 to 2 in favor of Etienne.
  • Kirk through 2 games: 93% route rate and 25% target share.
  • Engram through 2 games: 82% route rate and 17% target share.



Kansas City Chiefs

RB snap rates:

Jerick McKinnon - 47%

Clyde Edwards-Helaire - 44%

Isiah Pacheco - 9%


Route rates:

Clyde Edwards-Helaire - 38%

Jerick McKinnon - 36%

Isiah Pacheco - 5%


Marquez Valdes-Scantling - 87%

JuJu Smith-Schuster - 79%

Mecole Hardman - 56%

Justin Watson - 21%

Skyy Moore - 0%


Travis Kelce - 97%

Noah Gray - 38%

Joe Fortson - 8%


Takeaways:

  • Edwards-Helaire is vastly out-producing his usage so far. He’s a sell-high candidate.
  • Smith-Schuster has registered 80% and 79% route rates through 2 weeks – but 21% and 9% target shares.
  • Valdes-Scantling leads Chiefs WRs with an 83% route rate through 2 games but has tallied just 11 targets (15% share).



Las Vegas Raiders

RB snap rates:

Josh Jacobs - 72%

Ameer Abdullah - 21%

Zamir White - 9%


Route rates:

Josh Jacobs - 41%

Ameer Abdullah - 25%

Zamir White - 0%


Davante Adams - 98%

Mack Hollins - 93%

Hunter Renfrow - 80%


Darren Waller - 59%

Foster Moreau - 45%


Takeaways:

  • Jacobs has handled a whopping 88% of Raiders RB carries through 2 games. He’s totaled just 2 targets, though. A 40% route rate at least suggests that his current 2.6% target share should climb a little going forward.
  • That’s a worrisome route rate for Waller, although he still drew a 20.5% target share in the OT loss to Arizona. Waller posted an 80% route rate in the opener. We’ll see where it checks in in Week 3.



Los Angeles Chargers

RB snap rates:

Austin Ekeler - 63%

Joshua Kelley - 25%

Sony Michel - 12%


Route rates:

Austin Ekeler - 60%

Joshua Kelley - 21%

Sony Michel - 4%


Josh Palmer - 96%

Mike Williams - 94%

DeAndre Carter - 75%

Jalen Guyton - 6%


Gerald Everett - 67%

Tre McKitty - 33%


Takeaways:

  • Big sigh of relief for Ekeler owners after his 49% snap rate and 37% route rate in the opener. If he stays near his Week 2 levels, he should again be a top-5 PPR RB.
  • Kelley worked well ahead of Michel after they were nearly even in playing time last week. That might suggest that Kelley would be the lead back if Ekeler misses time.
  • Stepping in for Keenan Allen, Palmer registered a 96% route rate and 17% target share. He’s a WR3 with upside as long as Allen is out.
  • Everett through 2 weeks: 67% route rate and 17% target share.



Los Angeles Rams

RB snap rates:

Darrell Henderson - 56%

Cam Akers - 43%


Route rates:

Darrell Henderson - 54%

Cam Akers - 22%


Cooper Kupp - 100%

Allen Robinson - 97%

Bennett Skowronek - 86%

Brandon Powell - 11%

Tutu Atwell - 3%


Tyler Higbee - 81%


Takeaways:

  • So much for Henderson being the feature back. We’ll see if this was game-plan related or part of a move toward Akers as the Rams’ lead back. It’ll be a tough backfield to trust in Week 3 fantasy lineups.
  • Another big route rate for Robinson – and this time he produced a 4-53-1 line. But it’s still troubling that he saw only 5 targets for a 14% share.
  • Higbee through 2 games: 88% route rate and 26% target share (!!!).



Miami Dolphins

RB snap rates:

Raheem Mostert - 55%

Chase Edmonds - 51%


Route rates:

Chase Edmonds - 47%

Raheem Mostert - 45%


Jaylen Waddle - 83%

Tyreek Hill - 79%

Cedrick Wilson - 40% (injured)

Trent Sherfield - 34%

River Cracraft - 19%


Mike Gesicki - 60%

Durham Smythe - 30%


Takeaways:

  • After an unproductive opener from Edmonds, Mostert took control of the backfield in Week 2 and played well, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Expect him to lead the way in carries at least in the short term.
  • Hill (30%) and Waddle (29%) have accounted for 59% of Miami’s targets through 2 games.
  • Gesicki’s route rate spiked from 43% in Week 1 to 60% this week, likely because the Dolphins were playing from behind for almost the entire game. Gesicki still isn’t a reliable fantasy play.



Minnesota Vikings

RB snap rates:

Dalvin Cook - 69%

Alexander Mattison - 31%


Route rates:

Dalvin Cook - 63%

Alexander Mattison - 31%


Justin Jefferson - 98%

Adam Thielen - 98%

K.J. Osborn - 81%

Jalen Reagor - 15%


Irv Smith - 60%

Johnny Mundt - 40%


Takeaways:

  • Thielen is sitting on an underwhelming 14% target share through 2 games. And that’s despite running 85 routes. He’s drawn a target on just 12.9% of his routes. That number sat at 20.0% in 2021 and 20.1% in 2020.
  • Smith posted a 5-36-1 line (and dropped what likely would have been a 63-yard TD) on that 60% route rate. But 60% is still below what we’re looking for. And it followed a 44% route rate in the opener. Smith would be tough to trust in Week 3 fantasy lineups.



New England Patriots

RB snap rates:

Rhamondre Stevenson - 62%

Damien Harris - 40%

Pierre Strong - 4%


Route rates:

Rhamondre Stevenson - 58%

Damien Harris - 25%

Pierre Strong - 0%


Jakobi Meyers - 83%

Nelson Agholor - 75%

DeVante Parker - 73%

Kendrick Bourne - 58%

Lil’Jordan Humphrey - 13%


Hunter Henry - 60%

Jonnu Smith - 33%


Takeaways:

  • It didn’t show up in the box score, but Stevenson replaced RB Ty Montgomery as New England’s primary pass-catching back.
  • After drawing a 23.6% target share last year, Meyers is sitting on a 29.2% share through the first 2 games of this season.
  • Parker ceded routes to both Agholor and Bourne. He’s seen just 4 targets through 2 weeks and can be dropped everywhere.
  • Henry sunk from an 83% route rate and 10% target share in the opener to a 60% route rate and 3% target share in Week 2.



New Orleans Saints

RB snap rates:

Tony Jones - 50%

Mark Ingram - 37%

Dwayne Washington - 6%


Route rates:

Tony Jones - 51%

Mark Ingram - 18%

Dwayne Washington - 0%


Michael Thomas - 88%

Chris Olave - 84%

Jarvis Landry - 78%

Deonte Harty - 14%

Marquez Callaway - 12%


Juwan Johnson - 71%

Adam Trautman - 22%

Taysom Hill - 4%


Takeaways:

  • Olave led the Saints with 13 targets (33% share) and racked up well over 300 air yards. Per NumberFire’s Brandon Gdula, only 4 other players since 2016 have recorded 300+ air yards in a game: Mike Evans, Marquise Brown, Julio Jones and AJ Green.
  • Juwan Johnson through 2 weeks: 75% route rate and 16% target share.
  • Hill played just 6 snaps and ran 2 routes in Week 2.



New York Giants

RB snap rates:

Saquon Barkley - 84%

Matt Breida - 15%


Route rates:

Saquon Barkley - 74%

Matt Breida - 15%


David Sills - 93%

Sterling Shepard - 91%

Richie James - 59%

Kadarius Toney - 37%

Darius Slayton - 7%

Kenny Golladay - 4%


Daniel Bellinger - 46%

Tanner Hudson - 43%

Chris Myarick - 9%


Takeaways:

  • Barkley has handled 85% of RB carries and a 20% target share through 2 weeks.
  • Shepard went from a 65% route rate and 19% target share in the opener to a 91% route rate and 29% target share in Week 2. He’s looking like the favorite to lead Giants WRs in targets this season.
  • At least Toney is trending upward. Still not usable, but still worth stashing.
  • You can go ahead and drop Golladay if you’re hanging on to him for some reason.



New York Jets

RB snap rates:

Michael Carter - 61%

Breece Hall - 27%

Ty Johnson - 19%


Route rates:

Michael Carter - 52%

Ty Johnson - 20%

Breece Hall - 18%


Elijah Moore - 92%

Corey Davis - 76%

Garrett Wilson - 72%

Braxton Berrios - 22%

Jeff Smith - 12%


Tyler Conklin - 86%

Jeremy Ruckert - 12%


Takeaways:

  • Hall sunk from a 41% route rate in Week 1 to 18% in Week 2. Carter climbed from 42% to 52%, and Johnson got in the mix for 20% of the routes.
  • Wilson went from a 56% route rate and 14% target share in the opener to a 72% route rate and 31% target share in Week 2. The rookie has quickly worked his way into the WR3 mix and could certainly out-score Moore this year.
  • No TE has run more pass routes than Conklin’s 97 through 2 weeks.



Philadelphia Eagles

RB snap rates:

Miles Sanders - 53%

Kenneth Gainwell - 26%

Boston Scott - 21%


Route rates:

Miles Sanders - 37%

Kenneth Gainwell - 35%

Boston Scott - 23%


DeVonta Smith - 100%

A.J. Brown - 93%

Quez Watkins - 63%

Zach Pascal - 37%


Dallas Goedert - 91%


Takeaways:

  • Sanders’ snap and route rates were right in line with his Week 1 numbers. He’s now handled 41% of Eagles carries and 8% of targets through 2 weeks.
  • Smith rebounded from a Week 1 goose egg with a 7-80 line on a 22.6% target share in Week 2.
  • That’s matching 91% route rates for Goedert through 2 weeks. Elite.



Pittsburgh Steelers

RB snap rates:

Najee Harris - 71%

Jaylen Warren - 29%


Route rates:

Najee Harris - 53%

Jaylen Warren - 29%


Diontae Johnson - 100%

Chase Claypool - 100%

George Pickens - 95%


Pat Freiermuth - 79%

Zach Gentry - 13%


Takeaways:

  • It looks like Harris won’t be as big a workhorse as he was last year, when he played 81% of Steelers snaps and ran a route on 63% of pass plays.
  • New QB, same target-hogging ways for Johnson. He’s seen 31% of Steelers targets through 2 weeks.
  • Why has Pickens seen just 6 targets (8.5% share) through 2 games? Part of the reason is that he’s running a ton of deep routes. He has a massive 21.2-yard average depth of target through 2 games. By comparison, Johnson is at 10.2 and Claypool 5.7.
  • Freiermuth through 2 weeks: 78% route rate and 24% target share.



San Francisco 49ers

RB snap rates:

Jeff Wilson - 49%

Ty Davis-Price - 39%


Route rates:

Jeff Wilson - 38%

Ty Davis-Price - 38%


Brandon Aiyuk - 93%

Deebo Samuel - 90%

Jauan Jennings - 41%

Ray-Ray McCloud - 38%

Danny Gray - 10%


Ross Dwelley - 55%

Charlie Woerner - 28%

Tyler Kroft - 17%


Takeaways:

  • Davis-Price handled 6 of San Francisco’s final 9 RBs carries in the easy win over Seattle. So Wilson really controlled the backfield prior to that, out-carrying TDP 15 to 8. Davis-Price is now sidelined with a high-ankle sprain, leaving rookie Jordan Mason and Texans castoff Marlon Mack behind Wilson.
  • Samuel played 11 of 59 snaps (19%) in the backfield, carrying 4 times. He also drew 6 targets for a 25% share.
  • After posting a 7% target rate in the opener, Aiyuk spiked to 33% in this one. He’s run a route on 97% of pass plays through 2 weeks.



Seattle Seahawks

RB snap rates:

Travis Homer - 45%

Rashaad Penny - 41%

Kenneth Walker - 24%


Route rates:

Travis Homer - 34%

Rashaad Penny - 31%

Kenneth Walker - 17%


Tyler Lockett - 97%

D.K. Metcalf - 89%

Marquise Goodwin - 60%

D’Wayne Eskridge - 14%


Noah Fant - 46%

Will Dissly - 31%

Colby Parkinson - 23%


Takeaways:

  • A 3-RB committee on a bad offense. Disgusting.
  • Target shares through 2 weeks:
    • Lockett - 25%
    • Metcalf - 22%
  • Average depth of target:
    • Lockett - 9.8 yards
    • Metcalf - 6.3 yards
  • Fant is sitting on a 51% route rate and 10% target share through 2 games. He’s droppable.



Tampa Bay Buccaneers

RB snap rates:

Leonard Fournette - 87%

Rachaad White - 13%


Route rates:

Leonard Fournette - 68%

Rachaad White - 16%


Russell Gage - 81%

Breshad Perriman - 78%

Mike Evans - 65% (ejected)

Scotty Miller - 54%

Jaelon Darden - 5%


Cameron Brate - 68%

Cade Otton - 27%

Ko Kieft - 4%


Takeaways:

  • Fournette has handled 85% of Bucs RB carries and seen 10% of Bucs targets through 2 games.
  • Gage led Bucs WRs in routes and saw 6 targets (18%). He has a big opportunity in Week 3 with Mike Evans suspended and Chris Godwin likely out.
  • Brate has run a route on 73% of pass plays through 2 games but garnered just 8% of Tampa’s targets. He’s washed.



Tennessee Titans

RB snap rates:

Hassan Haskins - 50%

Derrick Henry - 46%


Route rates:

Hassan Haskins - 50%

Derrick Henry - 27%


Robert Woods - 73%

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine - 67%

Treylon Burks - 57%

Kyle Phillips - 33%

Josh Gordon - 27%

Cody Hollister - 17%


Austin Hooper - 63%

Geoff Swaim - 23%

Chigo Okonkwo - 13%


Takeaways:

  • The Titans pulled QB Ryan Tannehill and Henry late in the 3rd quarter, so don’t take much from these usage numbers.
  • We did see Burks’ role grow, though. He went from a 36% route rate in the opener to 57% in this one. The rookie leads Tennessee with a 19% target share – despite running a route on just 45% of pass plays through 2 weeks.



Washington Commanders

RB snap rates:

Antonio Gibson - 54%

J.D. McKissic - 46%


Route rates:

J.D. McKissic - 40%

Antonio Gibson - 38%


Jahan Dotson - 100%

Terry McLaurin - 89%

Curtis Samuel - 89%

Cam Sims - 11%

Dax Milne - 4%

Dyami Brown - 2%


Logan Thomas - 58%

John Bates - 20%

Armani Rodgers - 2%


Takeaways:

  • In heavy negative game script, we saw McKissic pick up more of the backfield snaps – although Gibson still tallied 14 carries and 4 targets to McKissic’s 3 carries and 7 targets.
  • Samuel has led Washington in target share in both of the season’s first 2 games (27% and 20%).
  • Thomas went from a 60% route rate and 15% target share in the opener to 58% routes and 11% targets in Week 2. He’s still just a bench stash.


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Pass Rate Over Expected Data (Through Week 12)

8:41am EST 11/30/22

Pass rate over expected for and against data for all 32 teams through Week 12.

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Premium Content Premium ContentFantasy Takeaways from Week 12 Usage

Fantasy Takeaways from Week 12 Usage

8:32am EST 11/30/22

Week 12 snap and route rates for every team -- and what they mean for fantasy values going forward.

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Week 12 Recap Fantasy Football Podcast

Week 12 Recap Fantasy Football Podcast

2:49pm EST 11/28/22

Let's talk Josh Jacobs, Travis Etienne and everything else that worked or didn't for your fantasy football lineups in NFL Week 12.

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Week 12 IDP Hits

Week 12 IDP Hits

3:39pm EST 11/26/22

Von Miller injury highlights a season of woe among Buffalo Bills IDPs. Let's look at that, which LBs might be ready to help you most in the fantasy football playoffs ... and much more.

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Week 12 Preview: Fantasy Football Podcast

Week 12 Preview: Fantasy Football Podcast

3:45pm EST 11/23/22

There are injury and performance questions to address at QB and a bunch of backfields to figure out as we head into NFL Week 12.

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