Aug 17, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) before a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
- 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 1-3, including Alvin Kamara, Todd Gurley, Christian McCaffrey and Chris Godwin.
The 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.
Week 3 was a weird one, but we still had several workhorse fantasy players assert their dominance. Alvin Kamara and Todd Gurley are proving to be fantasy gods, and they’ve now racked up a whopping 16 and 13 opportunities, respectively, inside the 10-yard line this season. Christian McCaffrey didn’t get his usual targets, but made up for it with a career-high 28 rushes.
These are just a few of the notable data points from Weeks 1-3. 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 4!
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 had 70 or more offensive snaps in Week 3: Eagles (82), Saints (79), Browns (77), Rams (77), Raiders (76), Chiefs (75), Bears (74), Lions (73), Buccaneers (73) and Ravens (72).
- Perhaps the best way to use snap data is to tease out situations where players are putting up unsustainable fantasy production in limited playing time.
- One good example from last week was Bucs wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who was putting up unsustainable production through the first two weeks. However, he played just 20 of the Bucs’ 66 snaps in Week 1 and 34 of 58 in Week 2. He was a great fade candidate for Week 3, and there are many more like him for Week 4.
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.
- Nine players have received 30% or more of their team’s targets through the first three weeks: Jarvis Landry (35.2), Julio Jones (33.7), Adam Thielen (31.9), Quincy Enunwa (31.5), Michael Thomas (31.3), Odell Beckham (31.2), DeAndre Hopkins (31.1), Antonio Brown (30.2) and Corey Davis (30.0).
Again, there’s only so much of the rushing pie to go around.
- Twelve players have received 70% or more of their team’s rushes through the first three weeks: Ezekiel Elliott (92.3), James Conner (88.5), Kareem Hunt (80.0), Peyton Barber (78.2), Carlos Hyde (76.3), David Johnson (75.6), Jordan Howard (74.6), Saquon Barkley (74.2), Christian McCaffrey (73.0), Lamar Miller (72.1), Todd Gurley (70.5) and Adrian Peterson (70.0)
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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.
- Eleven players have received six or more opportunities (rushes + targets) within the 10-yard line through the first two weeks: Alvin Kamara (16), Todd Gurley (13), Marshawn Lynch (10), Carlos Hyde (8), Kareem Hunt (7), Christian McCaffrey (6), Joe Mixon (6), James Conner (6), Alfred Morris (6), Chris Godwin (6) and Michael Thomas (6).