Arizona Cardinals

  • RB David Johnson has played more than 95% of the snaps in two of Arizona’s three games. He’s on the field in all game situations except when they are way ahead and they want to run out the clock with Chris Johnson. He’s played more snaps than any RB in the league so far.
  • RB Andre Ellington has seen his snaps decrease from 9 to 6 to 1 over the last three weeks. He’s a man without a role.
  • RB Chris Johnson’s snaps are totally dependent on game flow. He’s only seen more than 4% of the snaps once so far (Week 2) when the Cards were way ahead late.
  • WR Larry Fitzgerald played a season-high 80 snaps (98%) in Week 3. He’s producing at a high level and is clearly still a huge part of the Arizona offense.
  • WR Michael Floyd played 74 snaps (90%) in Week 3 after playing only 80% of the snaps in Arizona’s Week 2 blowout win.
  • WR John Brown has yet to play even 60% of the snaps in any game so far. He played 81% of the snaps last year so he’s been on the field significantly less so far in 2016.
  • WR Jaron Brown has seen his snaps increase each week from 28% to 42% to 48% in Week 3.
  • TE Darren Fells has been Arizona’s TE of choice playing more than 60% of the snaps in each of the last two weeks. Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas have been splitting time behind him.

Atlanta Falcons

  • RB Davonta Freeman played 59% of the snaps in Week 3 which represents his biggest number so far and he responded with a breakout game.
  • RB Tevin Coleman has actually seen his share of the snaps slightly decrease each week from 49% to 47% to 42% but he continues to produce. He’s the #1 RB in FP/snap in PPR leagues among backs with at least 20 snaps.
  • WR Julio Jones has only seen the field on 78% of the plays so far this season, which is a low number for a #1 WR, and his targets are way down as well as he has already been fighting through some injuries.
  • WR Mohamed Sanu played 42% of the Week 3 snaps as he left early due to injury.
  • WR Justin Gabriel saw the field on 56% of the Week 3 snaps thanks to Sanu’s injury. He played just 14% of the snaps in Week 2.
  • WR Justin Hardy playing time has been up and down this year but he’s at 37% of the snaps overall for the season.
  • WR Aldrick Robinson has played 26% of the snaps over the last two weeks.
  • TE Jacob Tamme has played 69% of the snaps in each of the last two weeks.
  • TE Levine Toilolo remains their TE2 ahead of the rookie Hooper as he’s outsnapped him 2-to-1 this season.
  • Rookie TE Austin Hooper has only been on the field for about a fifth of the Falcons offensive snaps so far. It’s possible he sees some upward movement as the season progresses.

Baltimore Ravens

  • RB Justin Forsett’s snaps have grown each week (34, 41, 43) at the expense of Terrance West’s (30, 21, 17) which would suggest that West would be the back most likely to lose playing time when Kenneth Dixon is finally ready to go.
  • WR Steve Smith has led Baltimore WRs in snaps in each of the first two games but he played just 60% of the snaps this week while having his best game for fantasy so far.
  • The Ravens seem committed to a 5-WR rotation. Their top five WRs have all played between 30% and 70% of the snaps so far this season.
  • WR Mike Wallace played 50 snaps (75%) in Week 3 and has seen the field more than any other Ravens WR so far.
  • WR Kamar Aiken has seen his snaps decrease each week going from 53% to 41% to 34%.
  • WR Breshad Perriman has been their 3rd-most used WR in each of the last two weeks. He saw 39% of the Week 3 snaps.
  • WR Chris Moore is firmly in the WR rotation and his snaps have increased every week at the expense of Kamar Aiken’s (21%, 33%, 39%)
  • TE Dennis Pitta, the top pass-catching TE for the Ravens, leads all their skill-position players with 71% of the snaps so far this year.
  • TE Crockett Gilmore has played between 40% and 50% of the snaps each week.
  • TE Maxx Williams has played only 21% of the snaps this season and is clearly behind both Pitta and Gilmore.

Buffalo Bills

  • RB LeSean McCoy got a little more rest in Buffalo’s Week 3 blowout win playing 75% of the snaps. He was at 88% over the first two weeks.
  • RB Reggie Bush did not see any offensive snaps in Week 3 and isn’t a factor.
  • RB Mike Gillislee played a season-high 16% of the snaps in Week 3.
  • RB Jonathan Williams saw his first 6 snaps of action in Week 3 (9%).
  • WR Sammy Watkins did not play in Week 3 due to his foot injury.
  • WR Robert Woods has led Bills WRs in snaps the past two weeks (87% in Week 2 and 95% in Week 3).
  • WR Greg Salas did not play in Week 3.
  • WR Walt Powell saw 64% of the snaps in Week 3 as Watkins and Salas missed the game.
  • WR Marquise Goodwin saw a huge bump up in playing time with the Watkins and Salas injuries in Week 3 as he played on 83% of the snaps.
  • TE Charles Clay has played at least 82% of the snaps in each of Buffalo’s first three games.

Carolina Panthers

  • RB Jonathan Stewart did not play in Week 3 with a hamstring injury.
  • RB Fozzy Whitaker led all Panthers RBs in Week 3 with 46% of the snaps.
  • RB Cameron-Artis Payne played on 40% of the Week 3 snaps.
  • FB Mike Tolbert has actually seen his snaps decrease with Stewart out. He played only 22% of the snaps in Week 3.
  • The Panthers are using all four of their WRs consistently each week. Their four top guys have all played between 54% and 71% of the snaps so far.
  • WR Kelvin Benjamin, who did not catch a pass in Week 3, played a season-high 79% of the snaps.
  • WR Ted Ginn continues to play about 60% of the snaps and makes a big play pretty much every week.
  • WR Corey Brown has played 55% of the snaps so far this season.
  • WR Devin Funchess has played 58% of the snaps so far this season.
  • TE Greg Olsen has played at least 91% of the snaps in each of his first three games and didn’t miss a snap in Week 3.
  • TE Ed Dickson played 31% of the snaps down from 40+% in each of the first two games.

Chicago Bears

  • Jeremy Langford played 96% of the snaps in Week 1, 60% of the snaps in Week 2 and just 23% of the snaps in Week 3as he left early with an ankle injury.
  • Rookie RB Jordan Howard led CHI RBs with 75% of the snaps in Week 3 as he and Langford were the only backs used in the game.
  • RB Ka’Deem Carey did not play in Week 3 due to injury.
  • WR Alshon Jeffery has played on at least 95% of the snaps in each of his first three games this season.
  • WR Kevin White has actually seen his playing time dip a little bit to 80% of the snaps after playing 98% in Week 1 and 83% in Week 2.  
  • WR Eddie Royal has seen his snaps slightly increase each week. He played 79% of the snaps in Week 3 so he’s on the field a lot for them.
  • TE Zach Miller has seen his snaps grow each week and he played all of them in Week 3.
  • TE Logan Paulsen played just 15% of the snaps in Week 3 after seeing the field 39% of the time over the first two weeks.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • After splitting the RB snaps right down the middle in Week 1. RB Giovani Bernard outsnapped Jeremy Hill 62% to 38% in Week 2 and then we saw more of an even split again in Week 3 with Bernard outsnapping Hill 52% to 48%.
  • WR A.J. Green has played 95% of the snaps over his first three games.
  • WR Brandon LaFell hasn’t done much for fantasy but he has played 94% of the snaps for the Bengals so far this season.
  • Rookie WR Tyler Boyd saw a huge decrease in snaps in Week 3 as the Bengals rolled with more 12 personnel. He saw at least 77% of the snaps in their first two games but played only 36% of the snaps in Week 3.
  • TE C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Croft both played better than 55% of the snaps in Week 3 with Eifert still on the shelf.

Cleveland Browns

  • RB Isaiah Crowell has outsnapped Duke Johnson in each of the Browns’ first three games although it’s been extremely close with Crowell playing 53% of the snaps so far to Johnson’s 49%.
  • Rookie WR Corey Coleman is out 4-6 weeks.
  • WR Terelle Pryor played 95% of the snaps in Week 3 as he saw time as a runner, receiver and quarterback and had a big breakout fantasy performance leading the team in targets, catches and yards.
  • WR Andrew Hawkins has played 66% of the snaps over the first three weeks as the Browns #3 WR although he hasn’t done anything for fantasy.
  • WR Ricardo Lewis played 62% of the snaps in Week 3 with Coleman out after playing just 3% of the snaps over the first two weeks.
  • TE Gary Barnidge has dominated the TE snaps playing on 98% of them so far.

Dallas Cowboys

  • RB Ezekiel Elliott played a season-high 75% of the snaps after only playing 62% of the snaps over the first two weeks.
  • RB Lance Dunbar scored in Week 3 but has seen his snaps decrease each week and was down to just 9% of the snaps this week.
  • RB Alfred Morris scored in Week 3 but has seen his snaps drop each week, He played just 10% of the snaps in Week 3 and looks like nothing more than a handcuff right now.
  • WR Dez Bryant played 52 snaps (77%) in Week 3 after playing 84% in Week 2 and 96% in Week 1.
  • WR Terrance Williams played on a season-high 71% of the snaps in Week 3 and actually put some numbers on the stat sheet.
  • WR Cole Beasley has been their best fantasy WR so far this year and he’s done it while playing only 56% of the snaps this season. He is Dak Prescott’s favorite target so far but he did play a season-low 44% of the snaps in Week 3. He is currently #1 in the league in touches per snap among WRs with at least 60 snaps.
  • WR Brice Butler has been playing between 30% and 40% of the snaps each week.
  • TE Jason Witten has played every snap so far this season for the Cowboys.

Denver Broncos

  • RB C.J. Anderson played 71% of the snaps in Week 3 which is right around his season average of 73%.
  • RB Davontae Booker played a season-high 24% of the snaps in Week 3 as the Broncos did not use Kapri Bibbs in this game.
  • Note that the Broncos are lining up with a FB on about 44% of their plays so far this season.
  • WR Demaryius Thomas has seen his snaps rise each week as he gets further removed from his hip injury. He tied for a team-high 85% of the snaps in Week 3 with Sanders.
  • WR Emmanuel Sanders has led all Broncos WRs in snaps (85%) in each of their first three games.
  • WR Jordan Norwood has played on better than 50% of the snaps in each of his first three games but has only been targeted 7 times.
  • TE Virgil Green did not play in Week 3 with a calf injury. John Phillips picked up the slack playing 40% of the snaps while Jeff Heuerman say his first action in the year playing 28% of the snaps. He caught his only target for 29 yards.

Detroit Lions

  • RB Ameer Abdullah is out for at least the next several weeks with a foot injury. He played 62% of the snaps in his only full game in Week 1.
  • RB Theo Riddick played 66% of the snaps in Week 3; only a slight uptick from where he was in Week 2.
  • RB Dwayne Washington played a season-high 37% of the snaps in Week 3.
  • WR Marvin Jones led all Lions WRs in snaps for the third week in a row with 65 (96%) in Week 3.
  • WR Golden Tate is playing between 84% and 89% of the snaps every week.
  • WR Anquan Boldin has been on the field for 82% of the Lions’ snaps so far this season as they’re playing a ton of 3-WR sets.
  • TE Eric Ebron has actually seen his snaps decrease a little bit from week to week (92%, 90%, 85%) but it’s nothing to worry about.

Green Bay

  • RB Eddie Lacy played a season-high 70% of the snaps in Week 3 after not topping 57% in either of the first two games. This was the most lopsided we have seen the Lacy/Starks timeshare so far this year so we’ll see if that continues.
  • RB James Starks played just 12 snaps (22%) in Week 3 behind Eddie Lacy.
  • WR Randall Cobb led all Packers WRs in snaps in each of the first two weeks but his playing time dipped a little in Week 3 as he saw just 78% of the snaps.
  • WR Jordy Nelson is healthy and handling a full load as he has played better than 90% of the snaps in each of the last two weeks.
  • WR Davante Adams has seen his playing time decrease each week and he was down to 46% of the snaps in Week 3 as the Packers had at least two TEs on the field for about a third of their plays.
  • TE Jared Cook suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 3 and Richard Rodgers saw a huge increase in snaps as a result as he saw the field for 80% of their Week 3 plays. The Packers continued to employ 2-TE sets even with Cook out as Justin Perillo picked up 32% of the snaps.

Houston Texans

  • RB Lamar Miller has played between 72% and 80% of the snaps in each of the Texans’ first three games so far.
  • RBs Jonathan Grimes (21%) and Alfred Blue (3%) both played in front of Tyler Ervin in Weeks 2 and 3 after Ervin was used as the #2 RB in Week 1 (15%).
  • WR DeAndre Hopkins has played all but 2 snaps in Week 3 and has been on the field 98% of the time so far this year.
  • WR Will Fuller has seen his snaps jump from 72% in Week 1 to 90% in Week 2 to 100% in Week 3.
  • WR Braxton Miller played 69% of the snaps in Week 1 but left the Texans’ Week 2 game early due to injury and remained out in Week 3.
  • WR Jaelen Strong has picked up a bunch of additional snaps with Braxton Miller out. He played on 75% of the Week 3 snaps although he only had 1 catch to show for it. He holds the distinction of being the worst WR in the league in FP/snap (0.02) among WRs with at least 60 snaps.
  • The Texans TE-by-committee took a shift in Week 3 with C.J. Fiedorowicz taking a back seat to Ryan Griffin who played 66% of the snaps and caught 8 passes. #3 TE Stephen Anderson has played 22% of the snaps this season.

Indianapolis Colts

  • RB Frank Gore has played 58% of the snaps so far this year. While he’s dominating the backfield touches (73% of the carries), the Colts are doing a good job getting their 33-year-old back some rest each week as they mix in Josh Ferguson (26% of the snaps) and Robert Turbin (17% of the snaps).
  • WR T.Y. Hilton has led the Colts in WR snaps in all three games and has seen the field on 90% of their plays so far.
  • WR Donte Moncrief did not play and is out with a neck injury for at least a few more weeks.
  • WR Phillip Dorsett has seen his snaps increase from 73% in Week 1 to 83% in Week 2 to 87% in Week 3 with the Moncrief injury but we haven’t seen a corresponding increase in his production.
  • Rookie WR Chester Rogers played on 44% of the snaps in Week 3 as the Colts’ #3 wideout. They decided to go more TE heavy with Moncrief out as their #3 WR usually sees about 70% of the snaps.
  • Note that in Week 3 the Colts used at least 2 TEs on about 60% of their offensive snaps which is a big change from where they were in Week 1 (about 30%).
  • TE Dwayne Allen played 83% of the snaps in Week 3 but was once again out-produced for fantasy by Jack Doyle.
  • TE Jack Doyle has been a fantasy surprise so far as has seen his snaps increase each week. He played 75% of the snaps in Week 3.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • RBs T. J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory split up the Week 3 snaps right down the middle, although the Jags still haven’t been able to run the ball even with Ivory back.
  • WR Allen Robinson has been on the field for 93% of the snaps so far this year.
  • WR Allen Hurns has been on the field for between 86% and 88% of the snaps in all three games so far.
  • WR Marquise Lee remains clearly ahead of Rashad Greene as the Jaguars #3 WR and appears to be as healthy as he has ever been in his NFL career. He played 64% of the snaps in Week 3.
  • WR Rashad Greene has seen his playing time evaporate from 33% in Week 1 to 26% in Week 2 down to 9% in Week 3.
  • TE Julius Thomas has played 85% of the snaps so far this season and backup TE Marcedes Lewis has logged 47% of the snaps.

Kansas City Chiefs

  • RB Spencer Ware has seen his share of the snaps increase every week while Charcandrick West has seen his snaps decrease with Jamaal Charles sidelined. Ware outsnapped West 71% to 22% in Week 3 so Ware remains the better fantasy asset even when Charles returns.
  • WR Jeremy Maclin has led all KC skill-position players in snaps every week so far and has played 95% of the snaps this year.
  • WR Chris Conley has played 84% of the snaps through the first three games so he’s getting his first real opportunity to be a big contributor.
  • WR Albert Wilson has played on 56% of the snaps so far but he’s not a fantasy factor at all.
  • TE Travis Kelce has played better than 85% of the snaps in each of the Chiefs’ first three games.
  • TE Demetrius Harris played a season-high 49% of the snaps in Week 3 as the Chiefs employed more 2-TE sets in a lopsided win against the Jets.

Los Angeles Rams

  • RB Todd Gurley has seen his snaps grow from 61% in Week1 to 71% in Week 2 and now 80% in Week 3 so he’s seeing the field even on passing downs but the Rams haven’t been throwing to their backs.
  • RB Benny Cunningham continues to hover around 20% of the snaps each week. He hasn’t been a factor at all with no more than 3 touches in any game so far.
  • WR Kenny Britt has led Rams WRs in snaps every week this season. He’s at 88% for the season.
  • WR Tavon Austin saw his snaps decrease from 93% in Week 1 to 73% in Week 2 and he inched back up to 77% in Week 3. He’s played the 2nd-most snaps at WR for the Rams in all three games.
  • WR Brian Quick played better than 50% of the snaps in all three games so far but he only has 8 targets so far.
  • TE Lance Kendricks has been on the field more than any other Rams skill-position player so far this year as he’s seen better than 90% of the snaps in all three of their games.
  • The Rams like to play with 12 personnel and upside rookie TE Tyler Higbee is their #2 (36% of the snaps this year) although he has only caught 1 pass so far.

Miami Dolphins

  • RB Arian Foster got injured after 10 snaps in Week 2 after playing 46 snaps (87%) in his first game as a Dolphin and he missed Week 3.
  • Rookie RB Kenyon Drake was pressed into service as the leader of a messy committee in Week 3. He led all Dolphins RBs with 40% of the snaps. Jay Ajayi was next with 27% of the snaps, Isaiah Pead played 18% and Damien Williams played 16%. The Dolphins have indicated the 4-man rotation will continue until Foster is ready to roll.
  • WR Jarvis Landry has been on the field for 96% of the snaps so far and continues to eat up targets.
  • WR DaVante Parker played 58 of 67 snaps (87%) in Week 3 even though he was listed as Questionable with a hamstring injury.
  • WR Kenny Stills has played all but 3 snaps so far this year and has played more than any other Miami skill-position player but he only has 8 touches over the first three games.
  • Landry, Parker and Stills were the only three Miami WRs to play on offense in Week 3.
  • Rookie WR Leonte Caroo played 45 snaps (85%) in Week 1 when DeVante Parker was inactive but has only played 3 snaps since.
  • TE Jordan Cameron only played 12 snaps in Week 3 before leaving with a concussion. Dion Sims took over and played 90% of the snaps and caught 4 balls for 46 yards.

Minnesota Vikings

  • RB Adrian Peterson is out indefinitely with a torn meniscus.
  • RBs Jerrick McKinnon (65%) and Matt Asiata (35%) filled in for Peterson and we would expect that timeshare to continue moving forward.
  • WR Stefon Diggs has led all Vikings WRs in snaps in each of the first three games and has played just a shade below 90% in each game.
  • WR Charles Johnson has played 127 snaps (73%) so far this season but has just 3 touches so he’s worthless for fantasy.
  • WR Adam Thielen, who is the Vikings’ clear #3 WR, is playing about 60% of the snaps every week but has been only a modest contributor so far.
  • TE Kyle Rudolph has played more than 90% of the snaps in each of the Vikings’ first three games and has been on the field more than any of their other skill-position players as he’s now a focal point of their offense along with Diggs.

New England Patriots

  • RB LeGarrette Blount has seen his share of the snaps increase each with peaking at 72% in Week 3. The game scripts have been good for Blount with the Pats playing with a lead most of the time.
  • RB James White only played 25% of the snaps in Week 3 and hasn’t been as involved as a pass catcher as he was late last year.
  • WR Julian Edelman has played 80% of the snaps so far this year and leads the team in targets, catches and receiving yards.
  • WR Chris Hogan played 57 snaps (89%) in Week 3 and is the guy on the field with Edelman in most 2-WR sets.
  • WR Malcolm Mitchell has seen his snaps dwindle from 55% in Week 1 to 39% in Week 2 to 27% in Week 3. That trend will probably continue as Gronk gets healthier.
  • WR Danny Amendola has played only 24% of the snaps so far as their #4 WR and looks like nothing more than a potential handcuff for Edelman at this point.
  • TE Martellus Bennett has played all but 3 snaps so far this season.
  • TE Rob Gronkowski played just 22% of the snaps in Week 2 but his role will expand as he gets healthier.

New Orleans Saints

  • RB Mark Ingram has played just a shade below 50% of the snaps this season which is very low for a “lead” back in the NFL. He played 63% of the snaps in 2015 when healthy so that’s a significant decrease in playing time so far for Ingram.
  • RB Travaris Cadet played a season-high 41% of the snaps in Week 3 as the Saints were playing from behind the whole game.
  • RB Tim Hightower played only 7% of the snaps in Week 3 but remains the best handcuff for Mark Ingram.
  • WR Brandon Cooks has an underwhelming Week 3 for fantasy but he played a season-high 96% of the snaps and has seen the field more than any other Saints skill-position player so far this year.
  • WR Willie Snead sat out Week 3 after playing 81% of the snaps over the first two weeks of the season.
  • Rookie WR Michael Thomas played a season-high 89% of the snaps in Week3 with Snead out of the lineup. Brandon Coleman also saw a huge increase in snaps playing on 85% of their Week 3 snaps after being used as a spot player the first two weeks.
  • TE Coby Fleener played his usual allotment of snaps in Week 3 (77%) and finally came through for fantasy.

New York Giants

  • RB Rashad Jennings sat out Week 3 with a hand injury.
  • RB Shane Vereen handled a season-high 54% of the snaps in Week 3 with Jennings out, but that was only a slight increase over his usual level. He also suffered a triceps injury that ended his season.
  • RB Orleans Darkwa stepped in and handled 31% of the snaps in Week 3 with Jennings out.
  • WR Odell Beckham Jr. has played all but 1 snap so far this season.
  • Rookie WR Sterling Shepard has played 96% of the snaps so far this year.
  • WR Victor Cruz is healthy and once again a big part of the Giants’ offense as his snaps have increased each week from 89% in Week 1 to 94% in Week 2 and 99% in Week 3.
  • TEs Larry Donnell has outsnapped Will Tye in all three games so far but they both have 8 catches on 11 targets.

New York Jets

  • RB Matt Forte saw a sharp decrease in snaps and touches in Week 3 as they Jets were down big for most of the game. He only played 60% of the snaps compared to almost 80% of the snaps over the first two weeks.
  • RB Bilal Powell played only 23% of the snaps through the first two weeks but was much more active as the Jets hurry-up/passing down back as they played from behind in Week 3 (41% of the snaps).
  • WR Brandon Marshall was supposedly limited with a hip injury in Week 3 but he played a season-high 97% of the snaps.
  • WR Eric Decker led all Jets WRs in snaps for the third consecutive week and has been on the field for all but three of their offensive plays so far this season.
  • WR Quincy Enunwa has played 77% of the snaps so far this season including 82% in Week 3 as he remains a surprisingly big part of their offense.
  • WR Jalin Marshall has seen an increase in snaps each week as he played just 21% of the snaps in Week 1 and was up to 37% of the snaps as the Jets played from behind in Week 3.
  • TE Kellen Davis played 71% of the snaps through the first two weeks but only 47% in Week 3 as the Jets played more 4-WR sets since they were way behind.

Oakland Raiders

  • RB Latavius Murray played 61% of the snaps in Week1 one but just 48% in each of the last two games as he’s now the leader of a 3-man committee. Basically, for every 2 snaps Murray plays, Washington and Richard play one each.
  • RB DeAndre Washington has seen his role expand each week so far. He played just 11% of the snaps in Week 1 but played 20% in Week 2 and 28% in Week 3.
  • RB Jalen Richard is very much in the Raiders 3-man rotation at RB as he’s played 18% of the snaps so far this season.
  • WR Amari Cooper has led all Oakland skill-position players in snaps in all three games so far. He’s seen the field on 91% of their plays so far.
  • WR Michael Crabtree has been on the field for 82% of the snaps this season and is having another quietly productive season.
  • WR Seth Roberts is their clear #3 WR and he’s played at least 60% of the snaps in each of their games so far.
  • WR Andre Holmes has seen an increase in snaps every week (6%-19%-28%).
  • TE Clive Walford is outsnapping blocking TE Lee Smith every week and his playing time has steadily grown from 51% of the snaps in Week 1 to 68% of the snaps in Week 3.

Philadelphia Eagles

  • RB Ryan Mathews played only 29% of the snaps in Week 2, down from 48% in Week 1 and then played only 12% of the snaps (and carried only twice) in Week 3 as he managed an ankle injury. The Eagles’ Week 4 bye is coming at the perfect time for Mathews but HC Doug Pederson says he will be part of a RB rotation moving forward.
  • RB Darren Sproles has led Eagles RBs in snaps in all three games. He’s seeing the field on 48% of their offensive snaps so far and is being used much more effectively than he was in 2014-15 under Chip Kelly.
  • RB Kenjon Barner played 19% of the snaps in Week 3 with Mathews hurting.
  • Rookie RB Wendell Smallwood played 38% of the snaps in Week 3 and that’s a trend that could continue as HC Doug Pederson said that he’s a fan of a 4-RB rotation.
  • WR Jordan Matthews leads all Philly skill-position players with 92% of the snaps so far this year.
  • WR Nelson Agholor is playing roughly 80% of the snaps in each week and is clearly their #2.
  • WR Dorial Green-Beckham is getting more involved each week as his share of the snaps has grown from 33% in Week 1 to 49% in Week 3.
  • WR Josh Huff saw his snaps decline from 36% in Week 1 to only 19% in Week 2.
  • TE Zach Ertz did not play in Weeks 2 and 3.
  • TE Brent Celek has played 71% of the snaps over the last two weeks filling in for Zach Ertz.
  • TE Trey Burton saw 43% of the snaps in Week 2 and 51% of the snaps in Week 3 with Ertz out after not playing in Week 1.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • RB DeAngelo Williams has played on 86% of the Steelers offensive snaps so far this year; a number that’s sure to decrease dramatically with Le’Veon Bell returning in Week 4.
  • WR Antonio Brown has played all but 2 snaps so far this season.
  • WR Eli Rogers has seen his snaps decrease from 69% in Week 1 down to 35% in Week 3 and he’s may now miss some time with a turf toe injury.
  • WR Sammie Coates played a season-high 68% of the snaps in Week 3 with the Steelers playing from way behind.
  • WR Darius Heyward-Bey has seen his snaps grow each week and was on the field for 45% of the Week 3 snaps.
  • WR Markus Wheaton returned to the lineup in Week 3 and played 45% of the snaps splitting time with Coates, Heyward-Bey and Rogers.
  • TE Jesse James has played all but 2 snaps this season.

San Diego Chargers

  • RB Melvin Gordon played a career-high 87% of the snaps with Woodhead out. The team signed Dexter McCluster (15%) who could theoretically assume some of the old Woodhead role but Gordon should continue to see heavy snaps each week no matter what.
  • WR Travis Benjamin has actually only been 3rd among Chargers WRs in snaps the last two weeks with Keenan Allen out but he’s still the best option for fantasy.
  • WR Dontrelle Inman has led all Chargers WRs in snaps each of the first three weeks as he has played on 85% of their plays but has caught only 5 passes this season.
  • WR Tyrell Williams has seen his snaps increase each week and he was at 85% of the snaps in Week 3.
  • TE Antonio Gates sat out Week 3 with a hamstring injury.
  • Rookie TE Hunter Henry played all 60 snaps in Week 3 and he may be ready to assume a much larger role in this offense even when Gates returns.

San Francisco 49ers

  • RB Carlos Hyde played 70% of the snaps in Week 3 and stayed on the field quite a bit late even when they were way behind which is a great sign for his value.
  • RB Shaun Draughn is playing about 30% of the snaps every week and he’s Hyde’s handcuff but isn’t seeing enough touches to have any standalone value.
  • WR Torrey Smith has seen his snaps decrease from 96% in Week 1 to 85% in Week 2 to 75% in Week 3.
  • WR Quinton Patton has led all 49ers WRs in snaps over the last two weeks (87%) but he’s only caught 4/43 in those games.
  • WR Jeremy Kerley has been third among SF WRs in each of their first three games. He’s seeing about 70% of the snaps each week and leads the team in targets, receptions and receiving yards…which isn’t saying much.
  • TE Vance McDonald played only 10 snaps in Week before leaving due to injury. He had been seeing about 60% of the snaps over the first two weeks.
  • TE Garrett Celek saw an uptick in playing time in Week 3 filling in for McDonald as he saw 67% of the snaps.

Seattle Seahawks

  • RB Christine Michael led all Seattle RBs in snaps once again in Week 3 with 45 (64%).
  • RB Thomas Rawls missed Week 2 with a hairline fracture in his leg and could miss several more weeks.
  • RB Alex Collins was the next man up in the Seattle backfield and he played 26% of the snaps with Rawls out.
  • WR Doug Baldwin led all Seahawks WRs in snaps once again this week with 79% of the snaps which is slightly down from the previous two weeks but the Seahawks were playing with a big lead for most of the game.
  • WR Jermaine Kearse has been on the field for 82% of the Seahawks’ snaps so far this year and has outsnapped Tyler Lockett by a wide margin.
  • WR Tyler Lockett played only 23 snaps (33%) in Week 3 and he didn’t receive a single pass target. The team says his knee was not an issue so apparently he just wasn’t a big part of their game plan.
  • WR Paul Richardson has actually outsnapped Lockett two weeks in a row as he has played 53% of the snaps and Lockett has played just 36% of the snaps.
  • TE Luke Wilson played 69% of the snaps in Week 3 even with Jimmy Graham assuming a larger role as the Seahawks used a lot of 2-TE sets against the 49ers.
  • TE Jimmy Graham played 67% of the snaps in Week 3 and had a bit of a breakout game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • RB Doug Martin did not play in Week 3 and may miss a few more weeks with a hamstring injury.
  • RB Charles Sims increased his share of the snaps with Martin out in Week 3 playing 76% (up from 62% in Week 2). Note that when Martin was healthy in Week One that Sims played just 31% of the snaps.
  • RB Jacquizz Rodgers played just over 20% of the snaps for the second week in a row so that seems to be where he’s settling in with Martin out.
  • WR Mike Evans has led all Bucs WRs in snaps in each of their first three games and has been eating up targets in what’s been a high-volume offense so far.
  • WR Vincent Jackson has played on 84% of the Buccaneers’ snaps this year but has managed to catch only 9 of his 21 targets so far.
  • WR Adam Humphries is playing roughly 70% of the snaps each week and is the clear #3 WR. He’s second on the team in targets with 25.
  • TE Cameron Brate is now the guy at TE after the team parted ways with Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Brate played 78% of the snaps in Week 3.

Tennessee Titans

  • RB DeMarco Murray has been on the field for 70% of the snaps this season and owns every meaningful role in this backfield.
  • RB Derrick Henry has played 38% of the snaps so far but hasn’t gotten enough work to impactful for fantasy.
  • WR Tajae Sharpe has played 75% of the snaps in Week 3, a drop from the 97% he played over the first two weeks. He did come out of the game with a hamstring ailment and his HC Mike Mularkey called him out for being inconsistent so some of the other WRs may see some more opportunities in Week 4.
  • WR Rishard Matthews played a season-high 63% of the snaps in Week 3 with Sharpe struggling.
  • WR Harry Douglas has played 41% of the snaps on the season but his usage week to week has been inconsistent.
  • WR Andre Johnson played a season-high 53% of the Week 3 snaps but didn’t manage to catch any of his 3 targets.
  • TE Delanie Walker did not play in Week 3.
  • TE Anthony Fasano played 56% of the snaps in Week 3 in the absence of Walker. Phillip Supernaw (44%) and Jace Amaro (41%) each played more than usual as well.

Washington Redskins

  • RB Matt Jones saw a decrease in snaps from 58% in Week 2 to 47% in Week 3 even though his workload was up.
  • RB Chris Thompson has been the WAS RB on the field for the most snaps in two of their three games but so far he hasn’t been a worthy PPR option even though he is supposedly their pass-catching back.
  • WR DeSean Jackson has seen his share of the snaps decrease each week as he is already getting dinged (83%-76%-72%) and left their Week 3 game for a bit with an ankle injury that looked bad at the time.
  • WR Pierre Garcon led all Redskins WRs with 78% of the snaps in Week 3 but he’s clearly only the fourth option in this passing game. He would likely be the guy who sees his snaps dip if rookie Josh Doctson gets more involved.
  • WR Jamison Crowder has seen his share of the snaps drop from 81% in Week 1 to 62% in Week 3 but he’s getting his targets every week.
  • WR Josh Doctson did not play in Week 3 as his Achilles is still an issue.
  • TE Jordan Reed has been on the field more than any other Redskins skill-position player this season (88% of the snaps) even though his fantasy numbers are off so far.
  • TE Vernon Davis has seen his snaps increase each week and he was up to 49% of the snaps in Week 3 as he tries to resurrect his career in Washington. He is their #2 TE ahead of Niles Paul.