With the Week 14 waiver wire set to be overloaded with working backs, it solely is sensible that our evaluation of Week 13 NFL snap counts might be stuffed with working backs, as properly. To seek out the sleepers that may win you fantasy playoff matchups, we have particularly damaged down 5 backfields: 49ers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Colts, and Buccaneers. Hopefully, a few of our findings may also help you notice some sleepers (or busts) and inform your begin ’em, sit ’em selections
After all, it is price noting that accidents performed an enormous position in quite a lot of these spots. Perhaps Raheem Mostert would not have had as massive a day if Matt Breida (ankle) was wholesome; Damien (ribs) and Darrel Williams (hamstring) being harm in Kansas Metropolis positively helped Darwin Thompson; and Kalen Ballage’s leg harm allowed Patrick Laird to grab taking part in time. That does not imply there’s nothing to be realized, particularly as a result of because the season will get later, accidents can linger and gamers may even be shut down.
WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Huge receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
Particularly within the fantasy playoffs, you may plan out your lineup for the following couple weeks and know precisely how a lot wiggle room you’ve got. When you have an additional bench spot, it may well’t hurt you to choose up Mostert coming off his 20 carries within the hopes that he by some means strains up for that quantity in every week or two. In the event you’ve already deliberate out your streams, perhaps you do not have room, and that is not the tip of the world.
On the opposite aspect of those breakouts are gamers which are extra owned, like Tevin Coleman and LeSean McCoy. House owners of these gamers will wish to take observe, too, as they resolve if they need to lower ties with or, on the very least, bench these veteran choices.
Try our 32-team breakdown of Week 13 snap counts right here.
49ers Snap Counts: Raheem Mostert vs. Tevin Coleman
It took a very long time for Kyle Shanahan to lastly enable one working again to run rampant this season. So as to add to the shock in Week 13, it was Raheem Mostert doing the heavy lifting.
Regular starter Tevin Coleman did not seem like harm however was used little or no. Mostert carried the ball 20 occasions whereas Coleman noticed simply 5 carries. Mostert was on the sphere for 42 offensive performs whereas Coleman was in for simply 10 (with Jeff Wilson Jr. taking part in 5).
That is a large sufficient hole to make us suppose Mostert’s position will not simply disappear (although, to be truthful, Coleman’s position principally simply disappeared after starter-level utilization). The opposite curveball right here is the upcoming return of Matt Breida (ankle), which might simply add one other head to what’s already a multi-headed monster.
In the event you’re on the lookout for programs of motion to take, you may’t actually drop Coleman, however Mostert needs to be added in principally each league as we see how this shakes out. One other week of this and Mostert might be a fantasy starter to shut out the season.
WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Working again | Huge receiver | Tight finish
Chiefs Snap Counts: Darwin Thompson vs. LeSean McCoy
Thompson and McCoy had been equal in snaps Sunday, however their snaps weren’t created equally.
Thompson rushed 11 occasions, whereas McCoy obtained simply 5 carries in his 24 snaps. It is one other verify within the field of the Chiefs seeming to make use of McCoy in some form of load administration routine down the stretch of the season.
After all, all the pieces right here is difficult by accidents and gameflow. Damien Williams (rib) was out for Sunday’s recreation. Darrel Williams left with a hamstring harm. So as to add on high of that, it was a blowout, so perhaps Kansas Metropolis determined to only let Shady sit back on the sideline.
Nonetheless, although, the rookie Thompson was a fond sleeper of ours within the preseason earlier than McCoy made KC’s backfield far more crowded. Thompson’s price a speculative add in most leagues in case each Williams are out in Week 14 and past.
WEEK 14: Waiver pickups | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOS
Dolphins Snap Counts: Patrick Laird a Week 14 sleeper
Kalen Ballage went down with a non-contact leg harm Sunday, and it seems to be like the kind of factor that can drive the Dolphins to take a seat the underperforming working again. Which means Patrick Laird will get the following crack on the job.
He noticed 43 snaps in whole Sunday, excess of fellow rookie Myles Gaskin’s 16. Laird caught five-of-six targets for 43 yards whereas speeding 10 occasions for 5 yards. He additionally added a landing and a two-point conversion. The speeding goes to proceed to be troublesome behind the Dolphins’ poor offensive line, however the receiving recreation needs to be there in related style going ahead.
One of the best half about Laird is likely to be the matchups all through the fantasy playoffs. Miami performs each New York groups earlier than dealing with the Bengals in Week 16.
Are we suggesting Laird needs to be beginning in fantasy leagues in title video games in Week 16? Not essentially, however we’ll cross that bridge once we get there.
Colts Snap Counts: Jordan Wilkins vs. Jonathan Williams
The dreaded “scorching hand” bit Jonathan Williams’ fantasy house owners within the butt Sunday. Though Williams was anticipated to begin and get a heavy share of the workload once more, it was Jordan Wilkins main the best way with 32 snaps, adopted by Nyheim Hines at 31, and Williams mentioning the rear at 16 snaps performed.
Wilkins did not carry a ton greater than Williams (11 to eight.) However Wilkins’ four.three yards per carry common was a lot superior to the 1.eight Williams put up. Wilkins additionally caught two-of-three targets whereas Williams caught the one move that went his approach. So as to add insult to harm, Hines ran for a landing on the second of back-to-back goal-to-go carries.
It is exhausting to know what to make of this going ahead. Marlon Mack (hand) may make his return from harm quickly, however even when he would not, it will proceed to be a committee. If Williams was a waiver wire gem for you, it is in all probability price holding on for yet another week to see if issues reverse. Wilkins might be picked up, however once more, it is not apparent if his position will proceed. Hines, too, can have PPR worth, though it is restricted by the variety of mouths to feed.
And on high of all that, Indianapolis faces Tampa Bay’s dominant run protection in Week 14 and New Orlean’s high run protection in Week 15. Perhaps it is best to remain away solely.
Buccaneers Snap Counts: Peyton Barber vs. Ronald Jones
The Buccaneers’ backfield made it again into the snap counts article by advantage of continuous to be a headache. Barber took again the position that Jones had seized, working 17 occasions and choosing up two speeding touchdowns whereas Jones carried the rock simply six occasions in Week 13.
The snaps weren’t that far off, with Barber taking part in 30 in comparison with Jones’ whole of 21. Dare Ogunbowale was blended in there, as he at all times is, at 23. Jones turning his six carries into eight yards in all probability did not assist his trigger, however that is really one of many extra unpredictable conditions in soccer.
There’s simply no rhyme or cause. Some weeks, it is Jones in across the aim line, and others, like in Week 13, it is Barber. Jones confirmed up with an enormous receiving recreation a few weeks in the past, however usually the passes go to Ogunbowale. We want there was a superb cause, however there in all probability wasn’t.
We’ll nonetheless take the stance that Jones is essentially the most gifted right here. It is not price speeding to choose up Barber if he is not owned. In actuality, you will in all probability preserve extra of your sanity in case you simply keep away from taking part in these guys altogether.
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