NFL Snap Counts 2018

NFL Snap counts are an important part of gauging where a player’s role stands within a team, and how often the player is on the field. Snap counts show the total number of offensive or defensive plays a player was on the field in a singular week. Quarterbacks are generally straight forward, but other skill positions can get a bit muddled, especially in split backfields. Higher snap counts go hand-in-hand with opportunity on the field, whether that is for fantasy purposes or general interest. Snap counts are broken down on a week-to-week basis for easy viewing, and is broken up by position. You can also view prior years’ snap counts if you want to dig into the past. Keep tabs on your favorite players, fantasy players, or teams by searching through our sortable table. Figuring out who is getting the most snaps can give you an edge on your competition.

NAME POS RTG TEAM DEPTH Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Total Avg TM SNAP % TD
Nathan Peterman QB
69
BUF 2 32 24 2 90 148 37 25.1 1
Antonio Brown WR
99
PIT 1 83 77 62 60 57 63 70 81 51 609 67 95.2 10
Russell Wilson QB
90
SEA 1 57 66 69 66 60 64 63 81 526 58 100
Ben Roethlisberger QB
90
PIT 1 84 82 66 63 60 73 70 80 50 629 69 99.5 2
Zay Jones WR
77
BUF 1 60 51 42 53 50 58 51 60 79 505 50 85.6 2
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR
78
PIT 1 63 76 55 60 50 50 56 77 42 531 59 83.8 3
Terrelle Pryor WR
73
BUF 1 24 44 44 2 13 44 75 246 30 41.8 2
Aaron Rodgers QB
97
GB 1 46 77 69 76 81 71 52 74 546 60 97.5
Jarvis Landry WR
85
CLE 1 81 59 66 73 80 73 67 52 73 628 62 93 2
Baker Mayfield QB
79
CLE 1 46 82 80 74 68 64 72 486 60 72.4
Doug Baldwin WR
91
SEA 1 11 50 53 48 54 72 288 41 54.8
Davante Adams WR
89
GB 1 59 75 68 76 71 63 40 71 523 58 93.4 9
Drew Brees QB
90
NO 1 64 66 79 70 63 71 53 71 537 59 99.4 3
Equanimeous St. Brown WR
68
GB 1 60 35 9 71 275 45 31.2
Tom Brady QB
99
NE 1 75 61 48 77 69 78 64 74 71 617 61 99 2
James Washington WR
76
PIT 1 11 66 40 47 35 16 70 46 342 42 49.1 1
Marcus Mariota QB
80
TEN 1 36 53 71 54 44 71 70 399 49 76.5 2
Matthew Stafford QB
86
DET 1 63 77 74 54 62 64 59 70 523 58 98.7
Alex Smith QB
86
WAS 1 79 74 61 61 70 60 68 69 542 60 100 1
James Conner RB
71
PIT 1 77 73 56 50 45 66 56 68 24 516 57 84.5 11
Josh Doctson WR
77
WAS 1 70 71 47 59 57 56 68 428 53 79 2
Kenny Golladay WR
76
DET 1 65 71 65 53 49 49 54 68 474 52 89.4 4
Matt Ryan QB
90
ATL 1 70 62 68 70 64 67 65 68 534 59 98.3 2
Tyler Lockett WR
84
SEA 1 56 60 61 62 52 50 44 68 514 57 86.1 7
Kelvin Benjamin WR
85
BUF 1 47 40 41 35 42 44 44 49 67 410 41 69.4 1
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB
74
TB 1 66 58 74 28 25 67 318 45 55.1 1
Case Keenum QB
80
DEN 1 74 66 68 60 77 65 59 73 66 608 67 99.8 1
Dwayne Allen TE
80
NE 1 23 13 17 45 12 11 55 12 66 320 32 40.8
Sam Darnold QB
77
NYJ 3 60 65 63 55 62 71 71 54 66 567 63 100 1
Corey Davis WR
78
TEN 1 63 48 52 60 49 38 61 65 436 48 86.3 2
Michael Thomas WR
89
NO 1 61 58 75 66 51 66 51 65 498 55 91.3 7
Julian Edelman WR N/A NE 1 48 71 63 73 64 339 56 51.2 2
Patrick Mahomes QB
78
KC 1 56 58 76 78 70 54 70 58 64 585 58 100 2
David Moore WR
68
SEA 1 16 20 24 43 31 30 45 63 299 33 51.7 4
Marvin Jones WR
89
DET 1 62 77 67 50 58 56 57 63 491 54 92.5 5
Cam Newton QB
90
CAR 1 67 67 67 70 60 59 62 62 54 568 63 99.2 4
Deshaun Watson QB
83
HOU 1 74 67 68 86 80 61 64 60 62 622 69 99.8 1
Tyreek Hill WR
89
KC 1 40 51 69 70 64 53 52 48 62 537 53 87.2 10
Christian McCaffrey RB
88
CAR 1 57 63 67 69 60 59 64 61 54 554 61 96.5 8
DeAndre Hopkins WR
92
HOU 1 73 67 68 86 80 61 64 59 61 621 69 99.4 7
Emmanuel Sanders WR
87
DEN 1 64 54 60 54 73 56 43 59 61 524 58 86 4
Joe Flacco QB
81
BAL 1 54 85 72 77 87 75 68 61 61 640 71 95.1
Travis Kelce TE
97
KC 1 56 57 71 73 66 51 60 55 61 550 55 94.2 6
Cooper Kupp WR
78
LAR 1 61 72 75 53 36 28 60 394 49 63.5 6
Greg Olsen TE
90
CAR 1 16 59 59 63 60 45 303 50 49.6 3
Jared Goff QB
85
LAR 1 63 72 77 55 66 74 51 78 60 596 59 98.3
Mike Evans WR
87
TB 1 50 47 59 57 57 82 70 60 483 53 83.5 4
Maurice Harris WR N/A WAS 1 9 49 44 36 56 60 272 38 46.9
Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR
67
GB 1 2 6 12 54 77 66 31 60 352 39 55 2
Brandin Cooks WR
88
LAR 1 61 72 74 52 28 68 50 75 59 539 53 88.9 4

NFL Snap counts are an important part of gauging where a player’s role stands within a team, and how often the player is on the field. Snap counts show the total number of offensive or defensive plays a player was on the field in a singular week. Quarterbacks are generally straight forward, but other skill positions can get a bit muddled, especially in split backfields. Higher snap counts go hand-in-hand with opportunity on the field, whether that is for fantasy purposes or general interest. Snap counts are broken down on a week-to-week basis for easy viewing, and is broken up by position. You can also view prior years’ snap counts if you want to dig into the past. Keep tabs on your favorite players, fantasy players, or teams by searching through our sortable table. Figuring out who is getting the most snaps can give you an edge on your competition.

2018 Snap Count Analysis

Much like any other volume stat, injuries can derail snaps. A starting running back goes down, then the backup is going to jump into a massive amount of snaps. We have seen that a few times of late, with guys like David Johnson or Le’Veon Bell going down or missing games. Teams will sometimes use a committee, which is going to easy to identify here. You can also view prior years’ snap counts if you want to dig into the past. Keep tabs on your favorite players, fantasy players, or teams by searching through our sortable table. Figuring out who is getting the most snaps can give you an edge on your competition. If you want to transfer snaps to a CSV, click and copy button is right above the grid.

Skill positions snaps are very important, especially for production. You have your bell-cow backs like Ezekiel Elliot and Todd Gurley, who are already logging a hefty workload this season. With the holdout situation for Le’Veon Bell, James Conner has stepped up right into his workload. Conner should continue to see this workload until or if Bell returns. Alvin Kamara is in a similar boat with Mark Ingram suspended the first few games of the season, and it is going to be looking close to 2017 year numbers when Ingram returns. Other interesting split workloads so far in 2018 go to Green Bay and San Francisco. Aaron Jones and Jamal Williams isn’t really that close in terms of talent level, but snaps continue to be. Jones should overtake snaps at some point throughout midyear. In San Francisco the Jerrick McKinnon injury set them back a bit, causing them to sign Alfred Morris. However, Matt Breida has been used more, but this is still a pretty split workload.

Cleveland had three viable starting running backs heading into the season, with Duke Johnson, Carlos Hyde, and Nick Chubb. Hyde has taken a pretty good role with over 55% of the team snaps so far to start the year. New England was in a similar situation after drafting Sony Michell, and having a few running backs they were going to be using heading into the year. Sony Michell and James White are your one-two punch in New England, and while the backfield can be tough to trust at times, these are going to be the main options. Former New England running back, Dion Lewis, signed a deal with Tennessee, which halted Derrick Henry from a full workload. So far, Lewis has seen over 60% of the snaps, which has Henry right back to where he has been all of his career. This can be unfortunate, but also committees are just a new way of operating in the NFL.

Wide receiver snaps can be a little wonky at times, but you do get a true sense for who is lining up out there. There have been some major jumps for wideouts that were not quite cracking the offense last season. Kenny Golladay is one of them, who has been targeted often, but overall is registering starter’s snaps. Geronimo Allison won the WR3 role in Green Bay, and has been receiving very strong snaps and usage within the offense. We want to keep an eye on these receiver jumps, even though they do not always translate to production. It can show a move within the depth chart, or what a new player’s role looks like within a team. For instance, Taylor Gabriel has over an 80% snap count in Chicago, but had never seen that in his time with Atlanta. Second and third year players can see a big tick up in snaps after seeing limited snaps within their rookie years. Courtland Sutton is one now in Denver, seeing over a 75% snap count within the team.