2018 Wide Receiver (WR) Snap Counts

Injuries can derail anybody’s snaps, but wide receivers seem to have more to it than that. Banged up wide receivers might be active for a game, but their snap counts do not tell a healthy story. True WR1s are going to log the most snaps on a weekly basis, while things start to change as you drop down the depth chart. WR2s are generally safe as well, but some teams like to keep fresh bodies on the field, or different skillsets depending on game-flow. A team running two-WR sets will have lesser snaps for those lower on the depth chart at the position, where teams that run three-WR sets more feature wideouts with higher snap counts. With snaps correlating with offensive production, they are awfully important for fantasy purposes. Keep tabs on these situations that change heavily on a weekly basis by sorting through players and weeks.

NAME 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
DeAndre Hopkins
92
HOU 1 73 67 68 86 80 61 64 59 61 63 64 75 72 897 69 99.4 9
Taylor Gabriel
83
CHI 1 60 63 55 48 46 64 44 44 46 55 47 75 57 705 54 78.5 2
Davante Adams
89
GB 1 59 75 68 76 71 63 40 71 53 46 53 72 56 804 61 93.9 12
Dante Pettis
74
SF 1 48 56 25 7 11 41 58 71 61 395 39 33.7 5
Allen Robinson
85
CHI 1 67 63 69 53 59 60 54 67 51 70 61 680 61 74.5 4
Kenny Golladay
76
DET 1 65 71 65 53 49 49 54 68 74 61 65 70 50 795 61 91.2 5
Jordy Nelson
85
OAK 1 72 55 55 80 47 56 45 43 43 52 69 63 685 57 76.6 3
Antonio Brown
99
PIT 1 83 77 62 60 57 63 70 81 51 64 72 67 59 871 67 94.6 12
Josh Reynolds
74
LAR 1 2 2 4 1 36 46 51 69 2 10 78 67 63 525 40 40.1 3
Kendrick Bourne
60
SF 1 8 10 15 25 42 23 26 54 12 69 56 67 43 472 36 46.6 3
Alshon Jeffery N/A PHI 1 65 54 59 64 54 60 51 64 66 51 588 58 63 5
Brandin Cooks
88
LAR 1 61 72 74 52 28 68 50 75 59 63 70 66 62 801 61 89.5 4
D.J. Moore
66
CAR 1 17 17 33 29 27 27 46 53 49 45 54 66 67 612 47 57.4 2
Julian Edelman N/A NE 1 48 71 63 73 64 54 60 66 75 614 68 57 4
Odell Beckham Jr
93
NYG 3 68 66 59 59 52 63 61 67 56 46 53 66 736 61 93.9 6
Robert Woods
84
LAR 1 61 70 74 55 66 72 50 76 58 64 79 66 63 861 66 96.5 5
Tyler Boyd
76
CIN 1 48 58 51 62 45 57 58 60 41 52 72 66 64 734 56 88 6
T.Y. Hilton
88
IND 1 80 55 59 43 35 64 42 42 60 66 54 601 54 62 6
Willie Snead
75
BAL 1 42 57 40 40 67 54 44 52 42 53 49 66 51 660 50 65.7 1
Zay Jones
77
BUF 1 60 51 42 53 50 58 51 60 79 62 55 66 69 758 58 86.2 4
Chris Conley
77
KC 1 35 36 49 73 43 38 46 30 34 54 64 65 85 677 52 70.2 5
Corey Davis
78
TEN 1 63 48 52 60 49 38 61 65 59 58 53 65 50 722 55 88.1 4
Nelson Agholor
83
PHI 1 68 72 80 72 52 64 59 57 55 44 47 65 49 785 60 89.6 1
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
67
GB 1 2 6 12 54 77 66 31 60 54 48 44 64 30 593 45 63.1 2
Tyreek Hill
89
KC 1 40 51 69 70 64 53 52 48 62 54 69 63 65 802 61 88.4 12
Marcell Ateman N/A OAK 1 65 47 62 50 225 56 15.7 1
Adam Thielen
90
MIN 1 68 70 66 73 60 69 66 69 45 67 68 61 788 65 96.8 9
Randall Cobb
81
GB 1 52 71 65 24 56 61 44 388 55 37.3 2
Demaryius Thomas
86
HOU 1 53 59 54 51 47 48 41 52 49 46 54 60 68 682 52 72.9 5
John Ross
75
CIN 1 36 45 31 17 30 36 51 68 60 60 434 43 45.8 6
JuJu Smith-Schuster
78
PIT 1 63 76 55 60 50 50 56 77 42 61 66 60 52 770 59 83.9 6
Larry Fitzgerald
87
ARI 1 52 26 48 52 42 49 64 66 70 50 43 60 67 690 53 90.2 5
Quincy Enunwa
77
NYJ 1 40 52 53 52 48 15 48 54 60 59 44 526 47 61.4 1
Seth Roberts
76
OAK 1 47 22 30 28 44 30 32 28 47 39 59 52 458 38 48.5 2
Curtis Samuel N/A CAR 1 12 3 19 26 17 19 16 54 58 69 406 40 24 6
Keenan Allen
94
LAC 1 72 51 40 57 49 39 40 43 50 69 52 58 54 683 52 82.6 6
Sterling Shepard
84
NYG 1 61 65 59 59 56 63 59 67 56 46 57 58 43 758 58 93.6 4
Anthony Miller
73
CHI 1 39 37 36 41 52 48 36 42 60 33 57 37 551 45 58.2 6
Mike Evans
87
TB 1 50 47 59 57 57 82 70 60 55 65 58 57 61 781 60 83.5 6
Amari Cooper
85
DAL 1 69 54 60 80 50 12 50 55 51 47 56 90 675 56 74.4 7
Doug Baldwin
91
SEA 1 11 50 53 48 54 72 67 62 56 54 527 52 65.2 2
Dontrelle Inman N/A IND 3 42 58 18 29 46 54 247 41 24.9 1
Christian Kirk
72
ARI 3 45 31 37 40 32 46 52 50 65 48 43 53 600 50 78.5 3
Tajae Sharpe
77
TEN 1 58 28 24 31 33 35 56 55 54 58 38 53 20 549 42 68.8 2
Chris Godwin
81
TB 1 46 29 37 31 37 66 63 37 34 23 49 52 60 569 43 57.2 5
Michael Gallup
71
DAL 1 29 25 25 40 24 59 56 47 57 52 36 52 77 579 44 63.4 1
Chris Moore
64
BAL 2 19 26 22 32 23 39 30 38 24 28 25 51 23 628 48 37.2
Dede Westbrook
82
JAX 1 31 51 39 57 61 44 50 58 60 48 50 51 65 718 55 73.8 5
Michael Thomas
89
NO 1 61 58 75 66 51 66 51 65 46 57 52 51 58 763 58 87.3 8
Robby Anderson
86
NYJ 1 35 53 42 41 32 53 62 47 48 50 38 501 45 60.1 4

Injuries can derail anybody’s snaps, but wide receivers seem to have more to it than that. Banged up wide receivers might be active for a game, but their snap counts do not tell a healthy story. True WR1s are going to log the most snaps on a weekly basis, while things start to change as you drop down the depth chart. WR2s are generally safe as well, but some teams like to keep fresh bodies on the field, or different skillsets depending on game-flow. A team running two-WR sets will have lesser snaps for those lower on the depth chart at the position, where teams that run three-WR sets more feature wideouts with higher snap counts. With snaps correlating with offensive production, they are awfully important for fantasy purposes. Keep tabs on these situations that change heavily on a weekly basis by sorting through players and weeks.