By John Bush. Players like running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends in a team’s lineup for a majority of snaps are the players in line to produce statistically weekly in fantasy football.
The Snap Leaders Seasonal 2016 Report will help you identify the leaders for such production for the 2017 fantasy drafting Season. This data is a good starting point for rankings. Obviously, other factors could affect the rankings such as personnel changes, coaching changes, and strength of schedule.
In the tables below, snap data for Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Tight Ends, and Wide Receivers are presented. Green coloring of the weekly snap numbers denotes the players at the top of the seasonal snap count while red coloring of the weekly snap numbers denotes the players at the bottom of the seasonal snap count.
The Scaled Snap Average is a comparison to the 2016 league positional average so the snap average is placed into context. Some of the more interesting players playing above the league average for snaps include running back Ty Montgomery of the Packers, JJ Nelson of the Cardinals, and tight end Zach Ertz of the Eagles. These are all players whose roles could increase substantially next season.
Snap Leaders 2016 Season: Quarterbacks
Snap Leaders 2016 Season: Running Backs
Snap Leaders 2016 Season: Tight Ends
Snap Leaders 2016 Season: Wide Receivers
Snap Leaders by Team
In the following tables, each of the 32 NFL teams is shown with their player snap data for the 2016 Season. The order of the positions begins with the QB, then RB, followed by TE, and finally WR.
Green colorization 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.
In the team snap landscape, fantasy football team owners should focus on players with high snaps among wide receivers and tight ends that receive plenty of targets.
Players who play high snap counts tend to be ones to acquire. However, just because a player has a high snap count doesn’t mean they’ll make an impact in fantasy football each week. You see this plenty among wide receivers and especially tight ends.
This data gives you a team level context and hierarchy based on the 2016 usage of the running backs, tight ends and wide receivers for 2017 fantasy football drafts.