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 51 65 75 1,088 68 99.4 11
Amari Cooper
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
85
OAK 72 55 55 80 47 56 45 43 43 52 69 63 57 49 59 851 56 76.6 3
Keke Coutee N/A HOU 1 80 57 45 16 42 27 267 44 35 1
Davante Adams
89
GB 1 59 75 68 76 71 63 40 71 53 46 53 72 56 64 87 955 63 93.9 13
Adam Thielen
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
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
85
CLE 1 81 59 66 73 80 73 67 52 73 36 39 46 42 57 58 56 964 60 88.7 5
Chester Rogers
75
IND 1 47 26 40 72 64 46 36 39 16 21 32 1 25 37 46 46 662 41 56.7 2
Nelson Agholor
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
95
CIN 1 52 69 33 71 51 57 48 61 17 459 51 64.4 6
Ryan Grant
76
IND 65 43 50 71 68 40 28 24 27 42 49 17 28 7 580 41 53.7 1
Chris Hogan
81
NE 68 55 48 70 63 47 42 45 53 54 28 32 34 39 62 64 951 59 75.5 3
Tyreek Hill
89
KC 1 40 51 69 70 64 53 52 48 62 54 69 63 65 53 58 36 959 59 88.4 14
Michael Thomas
89
NO 1 61 58 75 66 51 66 51 65 46 57 52 51 58 69 61 41 934 58 87.3 9
Alshon Jeffery N/A PHI 1 65 54 59 64 54 60 51 64 66 51 64 61 57 770 59 63 6
Stefon Diggs
88
MIN 1 61 62 57 62 53 63 63 64 62 66 47 55 52 56 873 58 82.3 9
Tyler Boyd
76
CIN 1 48 58 51 62 45 57 58 60 41 52 72 66 64 39 773 55 88 7
Tyler Lockett
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
99
PIT 1 83 77 62 60 57 63 70 81 51 64 72 67 59 61 72 1,004 66 94.6 15
Corey Davis
78
TEN 1 63 48 52 60 49 38 61 65 59 58 53 65 50 65 49 38 874 54 88.1 4
Donte Moncrief
81
JAX 1 43 51 48 60 68 38 55 56 61 50 53 45 52 40 53 40 817 51 78.4 3
JuJu Smith-Schuster
78
PIT 1 63 76 55 60 50 50 56 77 42 61 66 60 52 60 69 63 962 60 83.9 7
Keelan Cole
77
JAX 1 47 59 53 60 74 45 52 15 22 16 49 37 51 39 35 33 758 47 66.1 1
Odell Beckham Jr
93
NYG 1 68 66 59 59 52 63 61 67 56 46 53 66 736 61 93.9 6
Sterling Shepard
84
NYG 1 61 65 59 59 56 63 59 67 56 46 57 58 43 65 58 66 947 59 93.6 4
Antonio Callaway
68
CLE 1 15 50 69 57 55 72 51 59 39 39 38 41 38 49 47 47 796 49 69 5
Dede Westbrook
82
JAX 1 31 51 39 57 61 44 50 58 60 48 50 51 65 43 52 44 887 55 73.8 6
Keenan Allen
94
LAC 1 72 51 40 57 49 39 40 43 50 69 52 58 54 17 59 45 804 50 82.6 6
Mike Evans
87
TB 1 50 47 59 57 57 82 70 60 55 65 58 57 61 45 66 51 943 58 83.5 9
Phillip Dorsett
74
NE 1 57 56 45 57 42 3 8 5 12 15 9 16 7 2 27 39 400 25 40.7 3
Geronimo Allison
70
GB 1 42 61 52 56 30 280 56 33.5 2
Mohamed Sanu
84
ATL 1 56 48 59 55 59 33 40 47 70 51 57 44 57 60 32 61 832 52 77.3 4
Robert Woods
84
LAR 1 61 70 74 55 66 72 50 76 58 64 79 66 63 76 60 51 1,048 65 96.5 7
Tyrell Williams
81
LAC 1 62 46 38 55 46 49 36 47 45 67 9 50 48 65 58 41 767 47 73.5 5
Emmanuel Sanders
87
DEN 1 64 54 60 54 73 56 43 59 61 50 44 40 658 54 85.6 5
Julio Jones
99
ATL 1 57 48 54 54 53 51 49 55 73 51 62 41 63 32 24 51 825 51 81.6 8
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
67
GB 1 2 6 12 54 77 66 31 60 54 48 44 64 30 21 72 51 737 46 63.1 2
Allen Robinson
85
CHI 1 67 63 69 53 59 60 54 67 51 70 61 46 44 771 59 74.5 4
Cooper Kupp
78
LAR 1 61 72 75 53 36 28 60 54 448 56 58.5 6
Kenny Golladay
76
DET 1 65 71 65 53 49 49 54 68 74 61 65 70 50 52 58 906 60 91.2 5
Rashard Higgins
63
CLE 2 54 46 54 53 31 29 22 20 33 26 30 43 43 496 38 39.2 4
Zay Jones
77
BUF 1 60 51 42 53 50 58 51 60 79 62 55 66 69 66 61 58 943 58 86.2 7
Brandin Cooks
88
LAR 1 61 72 74 52 28 68 50 75 59 63 70 66 62 76 59 54 992 62 89.5 6
Larry Fitzgerald
87
ARI 1 52 26 48 52 42 49 64 66 70 50 43 60 67 66 52 66 874 54 90.2 6
Quincy Enunwa
77
NYJ 1 40 52 53 52 48 15 48 54 60 59 44 526 47 61.4 1
Chad Williams
74
ARI 1 50 34 43 51 41 39 45 47 29 51 430 43 56.2 1
Demaryius Thomas
86
HOU 53 59 54 51 47 48 41 52 49 46 54 60 68 47 35 764 50 72.9 5
Russell Shepard
68
NYG 3 6 1 51 32 2 1 7 13 7 26 34 385 32 16.8 2
Doug Baldwin
91
SEA 1 11 50 53 48 54 72 67 62 56 54 61 65 56 710 54 65.2 5

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.