James Cook was efficient on his 21 touches, playing 59% of the
snaps. The Bills ran 78 plays and were using Latavius Murray (23.1%)
in the redzone and also got Damien Harris (17.9%) 7 touches. The
backup RB usage in the redzone is going to be a wet blanket on
Cook’s fantasy value this season.
Breathe easy Derrick
Henry fans. He saw 70.8% of snaps, well ahead of rookie Tajae
Spears (36.9%) but Spears is likely headed for a 10-12 touch
role which will take some shine off Henry’s ceiling.
Chris Moore (46.2%) saw and increase in snaps with DeAndre Hopkins
(60.0%) playing through an ankle injury. Moore won’t have
any fantasy value unless Hopkins is ruled out.
Chigoziem Okonkwo’s 16.7% target share ranked T-14th among
tight ends who played at least 25 snaps. A better effort coming
off his bagel in Week 1.
GB @ ATL
Offensive Snaps Packers: 50
It’s hard to pinpoint what’s going on with AJ Dillon
who looks slow and out of sync with the offense. He saw a healthy
68% share of snaps with Aaron Jones out, but was inefficient (15-55-0,
1-8-0). Patrick Taylor (22%) was next up at RB followed by Emanuel Wilson (10%).
With the Packers running so few plays it was difficult for anyone
of the receivers to be fantasy relevant. Jayden Reed (56%) saw
8 targets for only 37 yards but did find the endzone twice. Romeo Doubs (76%) played the most snaps of the wideouts with Dontayvion Wicks (50%) and Samori Toure (46%) also seeing significant action.
If you’re still holding out hope for Kyle Pitts (69.5%)
to become an elite fantasy tight end in this offense, it’s
time to pack it in. Jonnu Smith played 67.1% of the snaps and
saw 6 targets while Pitts has 4 catches in two games.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba played 55.6% of the snaps, roughly the same
percentage he played in Week 1.
The Lions increased the snap share of Jahmyr Gibbs from 27.1%
in Week 1 to 48.5% in Week 2, although David Montgomery (45.5%)
did exit early with a bruised thigh. Gibbs saw 9 targets which
yielded a 7-39-0 result.
Josh Reynolds’ two-TD performance came on 80.3% of the
snaps. He’s easily the WR2 in this offense.
IND @ HOU
Offensive Snaps Colts: 57
Zack Moss played an astounding 98.2% of the snaps at RB for the
Colts. No other running back got an offensive snap. He’s
obviously the guy until Jonathan Taylor returns.
was a healthy scratch which left Khalil
Herbert (60.4%) and Roschon
Johnson (41.5%) to soak up the running back work. The Bears
will need to improve their offensive efficiency in order for both
of these backs to be fantasy relevant.
Saquon Barkley (97.1%) is going to miss at least a couple weeks
after suffering a sprained ankle in this game which is unfortunate
given the kind of usage he’s been seeing. Matt Breida and
Gary Brightwell both played 2 snaps in this game.
Cam Akers was a healthy scratch and there are now trade rumors
swirling. No problem… we’ll just give Kyren Williams
95% of the RB snaps. Ronnie Rivers was the backup and saw 5 snaps.
The Rams are basically using three receivers: Puka Nacua (86.2%),
Tutu Atwell (93.8%) and Van Jefferson (82.5%). Jefferson is clearly
the third receiver with Puka seeing a whopping 35 targets in two
TE Tyler Higbee played 92.5% of the snaps and saw 7 targets but
only had 3 catches for 12 yards.
The Browns lost Nick
Chubb (20.7%) to a devastating knee injury which will make
(49.4%) a top waiver wire add. Ford operated as the lead back
with Chubb out while Pierre
Strong Jr. saw just a 14.9% snap share. Adding a free agent
RB is certainly in play for the Browns.