Snaps Per Minute Week 3 2018


By John Bush

Snaps Per Minute Week 3 2018

Snaps Per Minute Week 3 2018 report covers players like running backs, wide receivers and tight ends in a team’s lineup.

A majority of snaps are going to what players and which ones are in line to produce statistically weekly in fantasy football?

The Snaps per Minute of Possession report will help you: identify the early leaders for such production.

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  1. Identify the leaders for such production.
  2. Identify Weekly Change at the Team, Positional and Player Levels
  3. The Snap Report can be a positive indicator because it’s easier for players to score more when given the opportunity.
  4. Conversely, the weekly ‘Snap Report’ can identify when players fall out of favor or when game flow or player movement occurs due to injuries.
  5. It’s useful to compare the weekly snap leaders to rushing attempt leaders and target leaders to get a feel for how a player is used for fantasy football purposes. See other reports


TEAM Snaps Per Minute Table and Graph

This is a data “Snapshot” of each teams activities and speed of play. The Avg Team Snaps/Minute give insight into the team’s speed. A highly involved pass catcher player on a fast team is worth knowing! Also looking at slow teams can give the insight to run heavy teams.

I also included the team’s Fantasy Points per Game as well. Many of these “fast” team have poot FP production. They are going fast as nothing is working well. But a team like TB is the exception. This team cannot continue being this fast and good? Can they? They stand out in the Fast Teams.

Note the Slower teams have more that have done better in FP production. They can control the game scripts. Use wisely for week 4 DFS and lineups.

The table below gives the weeks 1 to 3 Snaps per Minute for each team as well as the 3-week average and points per game metric. 

Monitor these metrics to spot up or downturns. Note Teams like BUF first 2 weeks fast and 3rd week very slow. Why?  Note CIN 2 slow with a now 3rd fast week. New trend? Dalton is a good waiver QB? Scan these data for more insights most miss! 



IND, HOU, TB, SEA, ARI, NO, DAL, NE and ATL are the Fastest NFL teams from Weeks 1 to 3 Again key players in those teams are being given more opportunity but the team could be fast as they are NOT very good. Fast teams can have more passing opportunities. Also, the inverse can be found that fast teams are poor productive teams. One must tease out the data. See above. TB and NO are fast and have a nice production of many points. ARI and DAL are fast but not so good at generating points.

The slowest teams GB, PHI, NYJ, CHI, WAS, CAR and WAS certainly have key players but they must be more efficient to overcome the slow team pace. Alternatively, the teams are so good that they jump ahead and slow it down! Slow teams may tend to have stronger rushing players.

Players from slower teams that are highly ranked may be worth more than thought. Dynasty players take note here! 

The Yellow Starred Teams are the High Points/Game Team (red bars) vs Snaps per Minute (green line). Note a clear line divides the slow teams (green dashed). Only only slow team, the NYJ had nice points per game (stars).  Be cautious of the slower teams in here. 



TEAM vs Positional Speed in Snaps per Minute For the Season

Use these tables to determine what teams are using their RB, TE, and WRs faster (Snaps per Min). Faster could equal more chances to score! This report includes a nice visual view of this data to further burn into your thinking!

I would you to realize in this and other reports on targets and attempts, that I can not catch everything.  Readers should dig and question the reasons why. This statistical report to annotate the tops and bottom via colorization. All of the interesting team, team positional and player level Snaps per Minute metrics are shown. This report takes time for me and it is done because I would not depend on Data lists and Player names, I want more ways to “see” the metrics!

Team Metrics with League Average Usages


I include here the positions in each team with the Avg of Player Snaps Per Minute from Weeks 1 to 3 data. I also include team usage metric for each position. 

Understanding team usages give you a view at the landscape level to fine-tune waivers and lineups. WRs on high usage team might be better than those lower usage teams! Note light green is high team positional usages vs Red indicate lower usages.

I included the league average of positional usages in the figures.  I also annotated the team positional usages that are higher than the league (Green Star) and lower than league (Blue Star). 

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IE Buck Allen solid waiver play on a Team that uses the RB at 30% vs 26 league average! Get deep! 

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Boyd is ok on a Team below average WR usages.

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JAX 3rd WR Westbrooke might be played at 45% WR usage Team 

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LAR Brown is an essential Gurley Cuff! 

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RB, TE, and WR POSITIONAL USAGEs in Weeks 1/2/3.

Running Backs

RB Highest Speed By Team and % Usage


I added tier markers of yellow arrows in the landscape plot! 

The plotted data clearly defines 

TEN, MIA, BAL, NYJ, PIT, SF, DAL, LAR and ATL are biased to the rushing RB in the league.

SEA, NYG, KC, OAK, JAX, NO, PHI, NE and DET were biased other positions



TEs Highest Speed and % Usage

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NO, KC, SEA, PHI, IND, TEN, CIN, NE, and ATL are more biased to the TE usage

LAR, DET, GB, MIA, HOU, LAC, TB, BAl and NYJ are biased to other positions. 


Wide Receivers

WRs Highest Speed and % Usage


DET strongly biased to the WRs. NYG, LAR, GB, JAX, HOU, LAC, and DEN are biased to the WRs

TEN, ATL, CIN, DAL, SF, PIT, NO and IND are using other positions more than WRs relative to league average usages. Big add Ridley for ATL? Curious to watch this situation in ATL! 


Players Snaps per Minute Segmented by Position

The following are all the RBs, TEs, and WRs who recorded a snap in week 1 to 3.

In the tables below, Running Backs, Tight Ends, and Wide Receivers position snap numbers are presented!

Green/Blue coloring of the Snaps Per Minute numbers denotes the players at the top of the position of the weekly snap count while red coloring of the weekly snap numbers denotes the players at the bottom of the position snap count.

I like to ease through the table to spot interesting information. I would modify opinions based on the data unless you should not! 🙂

FYI I have as the last figure the interesting players I noted using the DIFF metric. Proceed to that figure if needed. DIFF is a measure of change from Week 3 vs Weeks 1/2. 

What players are ascending or declining? The last figure highlights some interesting players in this DIFF metric. 


Running Backs

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Tight Ends

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Player vs. Team Landscapes of Usages as measured by Snaps per Minute!

Color-coded view of each team’s positional players and their Snaps per Minute. Easily compare the Team’ RBs TEs, and or WRs.

Spot the surprises. FYI I sorted by W1/2/3 Average Data for a better view.

Dig deep for Week 4 DFS, Waivers and Lineups! 


ARI – Chad Williams? 


Ridley still 3rd in SPM! 


Allen > Collins


Lee the TE? 


TEs Thomas vs Manhertz?

WR – DJ Moore Moving up! 






Chubb still low. Callaway moving up! 


Beasley  > Hurns > Gallup


3 Way RBCC?


Weak TEs   Riddick weak


RBBC 3Way?


Smith the 3WR?








Higbee but low scorer


Parker back?


Treadwell clear 3rd WR


Michel Ascending


Meredith vs Smith in NO


Ellison TE cuff to Engram




Mathews the 3rd WR?


Washington the 3rd WR


Jaron Brown 3rd WR

TEBC Dissly vs Vannett


Pettis drops?  Morris Drops?


4WRs in TB. Caution when the points stop! 



Murky WRs



Interesting Players Selected by Snaps Per Minute Data. Watch or Add Potential

Some Ascending Players in here. Dig Deep! 




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