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83 Willie Snead WR

New Orleans Saints

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Own%Start%
18%1%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
1189211.504

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Saints' Willie Snead: At the heart of playoff defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snead caught two passes on three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round loss to the Vikings.

With Brandon Coleman out with a neck injury, Snead played 46 of the Saints' 68 offensive snaps (68 percent). Despite the increased playing time, Snead had only a modest impact on the box score. Nevertheless, the former undrafted free agent was at the heart of one of the wildest finishes in playoff history. With the Saints down just six with a little over nine minutes to play in the game, Snead, a former high school quarterback, overthrew running back Alvin Kamara on a trick play that could have been a 64-yard touchdown. Snead, however, made up for his mistake with a clutch 13-yard reception on fourth-and-10 with under a minute left in the game -- a play which led to a Wil Lutz field goal to give the Saints a one-point lead before Stefon Diggs' 61-yard touchdown catch won the game for the Vikings on the final play. After notching nearly 70 catches and 1,000 yards in both 2015 and 2016, Snead appeared to fall behind Coleman on the receiver depth chart and finished a suspension- and injury-plagued campaign with only eight catches for 92 yards in 11 games. Snead will be a restricted free agent this offseason, but even if he returns to New Orleans, he will not be a particularly attractive fantasy target in 2018 so long as Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn remain ahead of him on the depth chart.

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Saints' Willie Snead: One catch in playoff win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snead caught one pass on one target for seven yards in Sunday's 31-26 playoff win over the Panthers.

Snead played 20 of the Saints' 58 offensive snaps and was thoroughly out-produced by the three receivers ahead of him on the depth chart -- Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Brandon Coleman -- as well as tight end Josh Hill. Snead totaled just eight receptions for 92 yards in 11 regular season games, so it seems unlikely that he will emerge as a viable fantasy threat during the playoffs, particularly with a difficult test against a tough Vikings secondary on deck next week.

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Saints' Willie Snead: Posts 23-yard reception in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snead hauled in one of three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 31-19 win over the Jets.

The 25-year-old speedster saw some extra opportunities with Ted Ginn (ribs) sidelined for the contest, but Snead has still to log more than two catches in any game this season. With Michael Thomas, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara commanding such a large share of the offense, Snead has become an afterthought in this much more balanced 2017 version of the Saints' offense. Snead still boasts big-play upside due to his game-breaking speed, but his role is simply too small to warrant serious fantasy consideration.

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Saints' Willie Snead: Could see expanded role in Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snead is expected to take on a larger role in the Saints' offense in Sunday's game against the Jets with Ted Ginn (ribs) set to miss the contest, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

Ginn's absence will likely open up a starting role for Brandon Coleman opposite Michael Thomas, while Snead presumably settles in as the No. 3 wide receiver. Coleman, Thomas and running back Alvin Kamara are safer bets to earn more targets, but Snead, who has been marginalized in the offense this season since returning from a suspension and a hamstring injury in Week 6, should have his best opportunity of the campaign to gain traction in the team's passing attack. With no more than two catches or 31 receiving yards in any game this season, Snead remains mostly a speculative play, albeit a somewhat attractive one due to his strong production the previous two seasons.

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Saints' Willie Snead: Invisible yet again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Snead caught one pass on two targets for zero yards in Thursday night's loss to the Falcons.

Snead played 22 of 52 offensive snaps (42 percent), which represents an increase over prior weeks. Still, Snead was unable to do much of anything with the additional playing time, failing to gain a yard on his only reception. It's been a lost year for a player many pegged to be the primary beneficiary of Brandin Cooks' offseason departure, and there are few signs that things will turn around in the season's final month.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
410/1/17MIA0000
610/15/17DET111110
710/22/17GB0000
810/29/17CHI0000
911/5/17TB0000
1011/12/17BUF0000
1111/19/17WAS112120
1211/26/17LAR1990
1312/3/17CAR231260
1412/7/17ATL1000
1512/17/17NYJ123230
1612/24/17ATL1660
1712/31/17TB0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2014Carolina Panthers0000---00000
2014New Orleans Saints0000---00000
2015New Orleans Saints1586998414.363315344
2016New Orleans Saints1547289512.449412251
2017New Orleans Saints11789211.5260204
TOTAL4119149197113.263729599
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2014Carolina Panthers0000---0---0000/000---
2014New Orleans Saints0000---0---0000/000---
2015New Orleans Saints15800---0---0000/000---
2016New Orleans Saints15411100.05050.0050100/011158.3
2017New Orleans Saints11700---0---0000/000---
TOTAL411911100.05050.0050100/011158.3
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2014Carolina Panthers000---000
2014New Orleans Saints000---000
2015New Orleans Saints1500---000
2016New Orleans Saints1500---000
2017New Orleans Saints1111818.01800
TOTAL4111818.01800
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2014Carolina Panthers0000---000
2014New Orleans Saints0000---000
2015New Orleans Saints15000---000
2016New Orleans Saints15000---000
2017New Orleans Saints111000.0000
TOTAL411000.0000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Carolina Panthers000.000000.0000
2014New Orleans Saints000.000000.0000
2015New Orleans Saints1522.000000.0000
2016New Orleans Saints1532.010000.0000
2017New Orleans Saints1132.010000.0000
TOTAL4186.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2014Carolina Panthers000000000
2014New Orleans Saints000000000
2015New Orleans Saints1521020020
2016New Orleans Saints1520000000
2017New Orleans Saints1111000000
TOTAL4152020020
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/195
Birthdate:
10/17/1992
Age:
25
Hometown:
Winter Park, FL, USA
School:
Ball State
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: