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
Derek Carr QB
82
OAK 1 74 65 76 92 52 60 50 47 63 68 56 76 67 59 62 66 1,033 64 98.3 1
Andrew Luck QB
86
IND 1 82 61 58 90 83 69 58 78 55 54 69 76 67 72 67 79 1,118 69 97.8
DeAndre Hopkins WR
92
HOU 1 73 67 68 86 80 61 64 59 61 63 64 75 72 51 65 75 1,088 68 99.4 11
Deshaun Watson QB
83
HOU 1 74 67 68 86 80 61 64 60 62 63 65 76 72 53 65 77 1,093 68 99.9 5
Baker Mayfield QB
79
CLE 1 46 82 80 74 68 64 72 53 64 57 52 67 69 59 907 64 76.5
Amari Cooper WR
85
DAL 1 69 54 60 80 50 12 50 55 51 47 56 90 54 44 66 840 56 74.4 7
Jordy Nelson WR
85
OAK 1 72 55 55 80 47 56 45 43 43 52 69 63 57 49 59 851 56 76.6 3
Keke Coutee WR N/A HOU 2 80 57 45 16 42 27 267 44 35 1
Carson Wentz QB N/A PHI 2 82 78 59 71 67 62 62 51 65 75 52 724 65 79.8
Patrick Mahomes QB
78
KC 1 56 58 76 78 70 54 70 58 64 59 72 71 86 60 61 41 1,035 64 100 2
Blake Bortles QB
81
JAX 2 63 71 57 77 83 48 30 64 75 68 70 23 47 776 59 94.9 1
Joe Flacco QB
81
BAL 2 54 85 72 77 87 75 68 61 61 640 71 77.9
Tom Brady QB
99
NE 1 75 61 48 77 69 78 64 74 71 58 70 74 82 62 66 64 1,094 68 98.2 2
Aaron Rodgers QB
97
GB 1 46 77 69 76 81 71 52 74 57 49 53 76 64 68 91 9 1,014 63 98.1 2
Davante Adams WR
89
GB 1 59 75 68 76 71 63 40 71 53 46 53 72 56 64 87 955 63 93.9 13
Jared Cook TE
86
OAK 1 67 51 62 76 47 51 31 34 37 39 32 55 57 52 34 43 769 48 73.7 6
Zach Ertz TE
92
PHI 1 70 74 81 76 57 71 65 57 62 47 52 59 44 59 73 53 1,002 62 95.2 8
Eric Ebron TE
83
IND 1 37 17 52 75 59 49 33 17 21 25 49 58 45 38 20 39 635 39 56.1 14
James Hurst TE
75
BAL 2 55 85 72 74 87 75 71 56 45 56 725 72 54.5
Kirk Cousins QB
83
MIN 1 71 73 66 74 62 71 69 73 49 67 70 61 69 61 57 1,051 65 100 1
Andy Dalton QB
79
CIN 1 55 76 65 73 60 61 50 65 37 55 30 627 57 91.4
Adam Thielen WR
90
MIN 1 68 70 66 73 60 69 66 69 45 67 68 61 63 57 53 1,017 63 96.8 9
Chris Conley WR
77
KC 2 35 36 49 73 43 38 46 30 34 54 64 65 85 57 57 36 830 51 70.2 5
Jarvis Landry WR
85
CLE 1 81 59 66 73 80 73 67 52 73 36 39 46 42 57 58 56 964 60 88.7 5
Travis Kelce TE
97
KC 1 56 57 71 73 66 51 60 55 61 58 72 69 85 60 60 40 994 62 95.1 10
Chester Rogers WR
75
IND 2 47 26 40 72 64 46 36 39 16 21 32 1 25 37 46 46 662 41 56.7 2
Nelson Agholor WR
83
PHI 1 68 72 80 72 52 64 59 57 55 44 47 65 49 63 74 64 986 61 89.6 4
AJ Green WR
95
CIN 1 52 69 33 71 51 57 48 61 17 459 51 64.4 6
Marcus Mariota QB
80
TEN 1 36 53 71 54 44 71 70 65 35 55 67 60 67 27 776 55 79.5 2
Ryan Grant WR
76
IND 2 65 43 50 71 68 40 28 24 27 42 49 17 28 7 580 41 53.7 1
Chris Hogan WR
81
NE 1 68 55 48 70 63 47 42 45 53 54 28 32 34 39 62 64 951 59 75.5 3
Drew Brees QB
90
NO 1 64 66 79 70 63 71 53 71 63 65 57 52 64 74 66 978 65 97.3 4
Matt Ryan QB
90
ATL 2 70 62 68 70 64 67 65 68 75 56 70 53 71 64 48 77 1,048 65 98.8 4
Tyreek Hill WR
89
KC 1 40 51 69 70 64 53 52 48 62 54 69 63 65 53 58 36 959 59 88.4 14
David Njoku TE
82
CLE 1 78 46 62 69 72 60 57 54 55 35 43 46 43 56 40 57 873 54 80.1 4
Dak Prescott QB
80
DAL 1 64 53 61 69 62 67 66 59 69 64 70 71 99 69 52 78 1,073 67 99.2 6
Jonnu Smith TE
75
TEN 1 40 59 57 69 42 25 56 53 60 42 42 48 17 653 50 80.1 3
Philip Rivers QB
88
LAC 1 82 56 52 68 64 53 44 51 56 77 56 63 57 74 63 49 966 60 96.9
Michael Thomas WR
89
NO 1 61 58 75 66 51 66 51 65 46 57 52 51 58 69 61 41 934 58 87.3 9
Russell Wilson QB
90
SEA 1 57 66 69 66 60 64 63 81 68 70 62 58 75 80 63 1,068 66 100
Alshon Jeffery WR N/A PHI 1 65 54 59 64 54 60 51 64 66 51 64 61 57 770 59 63 6
Geoff Swaim TE
72
DAL 1 58 50 57 64 59 66 47 56 57 604 67 72.4 1
Ben Roethlisberger QB
90
PIT 1 84 82 66 63 60 73 70 80 50 65 78 68 41 64 75 68 1,088 68 98.6 3
Eli Manning QB
78
NYG 1 71 68 62 62 56 65 64 70 59 53 62 72 46 65 65 71 1,011 63 100 1
Nyheim Hines RB
75
IND 2 37 24 43 62 56 30 17 28 20 16 26 46 28 29 23 14 515 32 46.4 4
Stefon Diggs WR
88
MIN 1 61 62 57 62 53 63 63 64 62 66 47 55 52 56 873 58 82.3 9
Tyler Boyd WR
76
CIN 1 48 58 51 62 45 57 58 60 41 52 72 66 64 39 773 55 88 7
Tyler Lockett WR
84
SEA 1 56 60 61 62 52 50 44 68 59 53 55 40 68 69 52 1,039 64 85.4 10
Antonio Brown WR
99
PIT 1 83 77 62 60 57 63 70 81 51 64 72 67 59 61 72 1,004 66 94.6 15
CJ Beathard QB
71
SF 3 1 60 98 57 58 66 340 56 46.6 1

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.