The Ravens have released WR Michael Crabtree. He lasted just 1 season in Baltimore, tallying a 54-607-3 line in 16 games. Crabtree struggled for production (along with the rest of the Ravens pass-catchers) after QB Lamar Jackson took over. But he also averaged just 52.4 yards per game with QB Joe Flacco. The 31-year-old Crabtree can still help a team as a short-range target but shouldn't be the focal point of a passing game. We'll see where he lands. The Ravens, meanwhile, now sport Willie Snead and Chris Moore atop the WR depth chart. They'll be addressing the position in free agency and/or the draft.
The Ravens have signed WR Willie Snead to a 2-year, $7 million deal that could climb to $10.4 million via incentives. The Saints had the option to match the offer but declined. Snead fell out of favor in New Orleans last year but tallied 141 catches for 1,879 yards across 2015 and 2016. He'll turn just 26 in October, putting him in the prime of his career. Snead joins a remade Ravens WR corps that also features Michael Crabtree and Brown. Snead and Brown figure to battle for the 2nd spot on the totem pole.
Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) isn’t listed on the final Week 8 injury report and will play against the Bears on Sunday. He got just 21 snaps and 3 targets in his lone appearance this season and can’t be trusted in fantasy lineups right now.
Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) is officially inactive for today's game against the Packers. His absence makes WR Ted Ginn a more attractive fantasy play in a plus matchup.
ESPN's Dianna Russini reports that Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) will be inactive for today's game against the Packers. Snead made his debut last week and put in 3 limited practices this week, but he evidently suffered a setback at some point. We'll look for updates on his status. Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Brandon Coleman will serve as New Orleans' top 3 WRs today.
Saints HC Sean Payton said Wednesday that WR Willie Snead is over his hamstring injury and ready for this weekend's game against the Lions. Snead served a 3-game suspension to open the season and then missed the Dolphins game in London before a Week 5 bye. We're expecting him to step back into a role similar to the one that's propelled him to top 35 PPR finishes both of the past 2 seasons. Snead is worth firing up as a WR3 -- albeit with some risk -- in Week 6 lineups.
Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) is inactive for this morning's game against the Dolphins. It looks like he injured that hamstring in Friday's practice. New Orleans has a Week 5 bye. We'll see if Snead is ready come Week 6. Michael Thomas, Brandon Coleman and Ted Ginn will continue to serve as the Saints' top 3 WRs today.
Saints WR Willie Snead was added to the injury report on Friday with a hamstring. He was limited in practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. The good news is that we'll find out Snead's official status by 8 am ET, but the hammy will obviously add risk to his outlook if he's active.
Saints WR Willie Snead received a 3-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Popped for driving under the influence, Snead was originally expected to serve a 4-game ban before having it reduced on appeal. With the 24-year-old out, Drew Brees will rely more on Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn, Brandon Coleman and Coby Fleener. Thomas was already poised for a monster workload, so this news provides the biggest bump to Ginn, Coleman and Fleener.
The Patriots have acquired WR Brandin Cooks from the Saints, sending a 1st- and a 3rd-round pick and getting back a 4th-rounder. Cooks caught 162 passes over the past 2 seasons, topping 1,100 yards in each campaign and scoring 17 TDs over that span. He finished among the top 13 WRs across fantasy formats in each of those seasons. The Pats control his rights for the next 2 years, including a team option for 2018. Cooks lands in 1 of the few offenses that approximates the efficiency of New Orleans and figures to quickly challenge Julian Edelman for the team target lead. His fantasy outlook doesn't change drastically from what it's been with the Saints. Other WRs in New England will have more trouble finding regular opportunities. Back in New Orleans, Michael Thomas should grab a larger share of targets, while Willie Snead stands to gain if the team doesn't add anything more than Ted Ginn to the corps this offseason.
With Michael Thomas out, WR Willie Snead led the Saints in catches (6) and yards (85). He added 8 targets — his most since Week 8 — in a favorable individual matchup out of the slot. With Patrick Peterson likely to see Thomas and Brandin Cooks next week, Snead could handle another 7-8+ targets. He’s on the WR3 radar vs. Arizona.
Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) told reporters on Thursday that he's "close to 95%." It's a bit disconcerting that he's not 100% after the bye week. Snead sat out Week 3 and then played just 67% of the snaps in Week 4. He should at least be closer to his usual role this Sunday. And a home game vs. a burnable Panthers secondary makes Snead worth getting into fantasy lineups.
Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) is active for today’s game against the Chargers. He was limited in practice all week but sounded optimistic about his status on Friday. The toe issue adds some risk, but Snead has enough upside to be worth getting into fantasy lineups.
Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) will play against the Chargers later today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Snead got in 3 limited practices this week and sounded optimistic about his status on Friday. The toe issue adds some risk to his Week 4 profile, but he's fine to get into fantasy lineups as a borderline WR2.
Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. He was limited in practice all week but expressed optimism on Friday. "I feel a lot better than I did this time last week," Snead said. "Last week I was just hurting in a bad place. Even though we had a long week, I still needed more time. But now that I'm healed, I feel really good about playing Sunday and making a big impact in the game.” Go ahead and pencil Snead into fantasy lineups for now, but you need to have a late-game alternative available. Saints-Chargers doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET.
Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. It gives him a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Chargers. We'll have another update on Snead tomorrow.
Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) is inactive for tonight's game against the Falcons. We don't have any details on his injury, but he didn't practice at all this week. His absence tonight gives rookie WR Michael Thomas a big opportunity. He's a WR3 with upside tonight.
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