Fantasy Football Workload Data for All 32 Teams Entering Week 3

Sep 18, 2018 5:22 PM EDT
  • This fantasy football workload data is broken down into interactive visuals with all snap, rush, target and red-zone data for every NFL team.
  • Several players stand out from Weeks 1 and 2, including Christian McCaffrey, Travis Kelce, Corey Davis, Todd Gurley and more.

The below Fantasy Football Market Share Report presents team-specific usage splits in easy-to-analyze visual form. For more information, see the first piece in the series.

There were some notable injuries in Week 1, which led to a lot of DFS and waiver-wire value last week. Tevin Coleman manned the ship for the Atlanta Falcons with 59.3% of the rushes and 14.3% of the targets. Christian McCaffrey and Travis Kelce continue to put up absurd target market share numbers, grabbing 34.3% and 30.2% of their team’s targets, respectively. They’re the only non-wide receivers above 30% this season.

These are just a few of the notable data points from Weeks 1 and 2. Check out the graphs for more. They’re interactive, so hover over any aspect for more data, and rotate through teams using the navigation at the top of every chart.

For weekly analysis using this data, check out the FantasyLabs NFL homepage. I’ll tweet out some findings as well, if that’s your thing. Either way, this data is best used in conjunction with FantasyLabs’ suite of Tools, especially our Models.

Good luck in Week 3!

Snaps

A guy can’t touch the ball if he’s not on the field. Snap data is more important than a lot of people think. If 80% of success is just showing up, then we want guys who actually show up on the field.

  • Ten teams hit the 70 offensive snap mark in Week 2: The Ravens (85), Steelers (82), Eagles (79), Lions (77), Packers (77), Bengals (76), Redskins (74), Vikings (73), Rams (72) and Jaguars (71).
  • Perhaps the best way to use snap data is to tease out situations in which players are putting up unsustainable fantasy production in limited playing time.
  • Eric Ebron of the Colts is a good example: He’s posted a touchdown in each of his first two games, but he’s been out-snapped by Jack Doyle 136 to 54 over the first two weeks. Ebron got only 17 snaps in Week 2.

Targets

Players compete for one ball on a per-play basis, and there’s only so much of the pie to go around. Targets are important.

  • Thirteen players have received 30% or more of their team’s targets through the first two weeks: Julio Jones (41.8), Michael Thomas (38.0), Christian McCaffrey (34.3), Quincy Enunwa (33.9), Corey Davis (33.9), DeAndre Hopkins (33.8), Antonio Brown (32.7), Jarvis Landry (31.9), Allen Robinson (31.8), Mike Evans (31.1), Travis Kelce (30.2), Adam Thielen (30.1) and Odell Beckham Jr. (30.0).

Rushes

Again, there’s only so much of the rushing pie to go around.

  • Eleven players have received 70% or more of their team’s rushes through the first two weeks: Ezekiel Elliott (91.4), James Conner (90.7), Joe Mixon (82.6), Jamaal Williams (81.6), Kareem Hunt (81.0), Saquon Barkley (80.6), Peyton Barber (79.5), David Johnson (78.6), Lamar Miller (72.3), Carlos Hyde (71.7) and Adrian Peterson (71.2).

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Opportunities Inside the 10-Yard Line

Touchdowns are critical for success in guaranteed prize pools. Getting opportunities inside the 10-yard line is pretty much DFS gold.

  • Eight players have received five or more opportunities (rushes + targets) within the 10-yard line through the first two weeks: Todd Gurley (10), Alvin Kamara (7), Joe Mixon (6), Marshawn Lynch (6), James Conner (6), David Johnson (5), Jay Ajayi (5) and Alfred Morris (5).
Credit:

Sep 9, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) with the ball in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

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IND
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