Willie Snead snatched three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's win over Atlanta.
Snead entered Sunday posting 70 or more yards in five of his previous seven games, but ended the season on a low note. The young receiver found ways of picking up yards in chunks this season, ranking 22nd in the league with 15 receptions of 20 or more yards despite tallying the fourth fewest receptions of anyone in the top 25. Snead finished the year with a solid 984 yards, but will need to score more to become a more dependable fantasy starter. Snead sported scoreless streaks of seven and five games this season.
Willie Snead caught four passes on six targets for 75 yards in Sunday's win against the Jaguars.
While he has scored only three touchdowns this year, Snead has been a revelation for fantasy owners, ascending to No. 2 on the New Orleans Saints ' wide receiver depth chart and hauling in 66 passes for 949 yards. In fact, Snead played nearly every offensive snap for New Orleans on Sunday - 92 percent, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune - as he continued his recent run of success. With a favorable matchup against the Falcons' leaky pass defense on tap, Snead makes for reliable fantasy option once again in Week 17.
Snead and teammate Brandin Cooks both had 10 catches, which also marked Snead's career high in the category. In fact, over his last three games, Snead has hauled in 21 of 27 passes for 248 yards. Although he hasn't scored since the
Snead made a highly successful return from a calf injury, managing his second-highest yardage total on the season and second 100-yard performance. The rookie speedster has impressively secured 72 percent (52-of-72) of balls thrown his way this season, and his 15.4 yards per catch metric is barely exceeded by Brandon Coleman's team-high 15.6 figure. Snead appeared to be back at full health, and could potentially find comparable success against the vulnerable Lions secondary in a Week 15 Monday night tilt.
Willie Snead (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
The calf injury continued to limit Snead throughout the New Orleans Saints ' practices this week, but he'll still be back in action Sunday after missing last week's shootout loss to the Panthers. Snead has been steady, but rarely a standout performer in his first NFL season, accruing between four and six receptions in eight of the 11 games that he's played.
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