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大乐透复式投多少最划算:Find Week 8 waiver pickups, fantasy sleepers using snap counts

Fantasy football owners should consider more than targets and carries to find waiver pickups and sleepers for Week 8. Snap counts can help show the true usage a player might get going forward. We have notes for all 32 teams.

Every week it seems as if?our NFL snap count research?highlights a veteran whose usage could be just an outlier?or?a concerning trend. This week, that veteran is Mark Ingram. We've been eyeballing the Baltimore backfield for weeks, not necessarily looking for a sleeper, but more worried that Ingram isn't all he's supposed to be. We're looking at yet another week of usage that doesn't belie?a No. 1 RB, as?Baltimore's backfield looks much more like a committee than we expected. Each week, I click through the snap data and expect Ingram to have seized more control;?each week, he hasn't. This situation doesnt necessarily?present a great waiver wire opportunity, but maybe it will affect future start/sit decisions.

Just as the numbers might tell us stories about veterans, they also tell us things about the guys we had never heard of. Earlier in the season, Auden Tate kept popping up as this guy that seemed more valuable to Cincinnati than we could've known. The new Auden Tate is Allen Lazard. His Week 6 snaps looked like a blip --?a fourth quarter gone right -- but no more after he?led Green Bay in Week 7 snaps.

WEEK 8 NON-PPR RANKINGS
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There's actually more like that in Cincinnati, too, where Alex Erickson leapfrogged Tate, at least temporarily. The Delanie Walker watch that has so concerned us dating back weeks came to a head in Week 7, when Walker barely played and Jonnu Smith was in control.?

WEEK 8 PPR RANKINGS:?Running back?|?Wide receiver?|?Tight end

We also can confirm that certain data points were outliers as we get more and more data. A few weeks ago, Emmanuel Sanders gave us some pause, but he's back to playing WR2 snaps in Denver.?

WEEK 8: Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values?

If you're new to this list, it's simple -- we break down the snap counts for each team to try and uncover a trend or shift that could matter for fantasy football owners. Snap counts aren't all the info you need, but they're another thing to consider when adding players or setting your fantasy lineup.

Week 8 DFS Lineups:?
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Note: Snap counts via lineups.com.

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  • RB snaps (out of 65):Chase Edmonds (61), David Johnson (3)

    Johnson got the Cardinals' first carry, then he was never heard from again as Edmonds ran for 126 yards and three scores. If Johnson is forced to miss Week 8, this backfield will be all Edmonds, which can obviously yield big things.

  • QB snaps (out of 55):Matt Ryan (46), Matt Schaub (9)

    This is a quick attempt to glean what could be Schaub's preferred targets if he gets the Week 8 start. In his eight non-kneel offensive plays, he threw to Austin Hooper three times (including a touchdown), Justin Hardy twice (probably blowout affected), and Julio Jones once. This could continue a big Hooper season even if Schaub is the starter.

  • RB snaps (out of 59):Mark Ingram (27), Gus Edwards (22), Justice Hill (4)

    A week after being outsnapped by Edwards, Ingram took the lead back...barely. He hasn't exceeded 65 percent of snaps in a game all season, making his role in a run-heavy attack less fantasy friendly because of the fact that he basically takes the field on half of Baltimore's offensive plays.

  • WR snaps (out of 56):John Brown (53), Cole Beasley (31), Duke Williams (30), Isaiah McKenzie (21), Andre Roberts (7)

    This is skewed a bit by Williams missing a portion of Sunday's game with injury -- he would've been the Bills' second-highest snapped receiver without that. Beasley and Brown both caught touchdowns. This group gets to face off with a porous Eagles' secondary in Week 8, and both Beasley and Williams have deep-end fantasy appeal with their usage.Beasley would be the PPR preference, Williams the standard option.

  • What to watch coming off bye:

    Does Cam Newton get his job back soon? He may return to practice in Week 8, and his contract alone could be enough to push Kyle Allen back to the bench.

  • WR snaps (out of 65):Allen Robinson (63), Anthony Miller (49), Taylor Gabriel (38), Javon Wims (22), Cordarrelle Patterson (15)

    This is Miller's season high in snaps andthe first time he's been the second-highest snapped Bears' WR. He caught five-of-nine targets for 64 yards on Sunday, and if this usage continues, he's a FLEX option going forward. Garbage time likely helped Miller here, buthe's still someone to watch.

  • WR snaps (out of 72):Tyler Boyd (71), Alex Erickson (68), Auden Tate (65), Damion Willis (6)

    Erickson had eight catches for 137 yards on Sunday. It came out of nowhere. It's the first week he's received the second-most WR snaps for Cincinnati. He'd seen a big spike in playing time in Week 6, gaining 34 snaps played, essentially taking over the snaps Willis had gotten after John Ross was hurt. Now, he's apparently impressed enough to have a big role. We still like Tate, but if Erickson and he are fighting for the secondary targets on a bad Bengals team, that's not a great fantasy spot to be in.

  • What to watch coming off bye:

    Continued usage for Ricky Seals-Jones at tight end, after a season-high in snaps a week ago.

  • No real takeaways here. The most notable thing is Tavon Austin (14 snaps) still being used even with all three of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb healthy. If some of those top options were to get hurt, Austin could have fantasy value. He scored a touchdown on a run Sunday night despite everyone being active.

  • WR snaps (out of 67):Courtland Sutton (64), Emmanuel Sanders (59), DaeSean Hamilton (44), Fred Brown (6), Diontae Spencer (1)

    After a two-week downturn in snaps, Sanders was back involved in nearly every play. That's a good sign for his fantasy owners, although how bad Denver's offense looked against Kansas City is not as good of a sign.

  • Danny Amendola snaps, week-by-week:47, 35, 23, INJ, BYE, 20, 54

    There's not an obvious explanation for Amendola's season-high snap count in Week 7. But just as in his previous season-high in Week 1 (which featured a full overtime period), Amendola topped 100 yards receiving. If we can start to lock in on the games he might play more, we might find a productive PPR receiver.

  • WR snaps (out of 54):Allen Lazard (51), Jake Kumerow (43), Geronimo Allison (34), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (20), Darrius Shepherd (3)

    This could've been affected by Allison and MVS not being full health and having sat out practice all week -- and it was certainly affected by Davante Adams (toe) being out. Whatever the reason, though, that Lazard big fourth quarter in Week 6 doesn't look like an aberration. He caught three-of-four targets for 42 yards Sunday, and if Adams remains out, Lazard could be a FLEX play for Week 8 against the Chiefs.

  • WR snaps (out of 65):DeAndre Hopkins (65), Kenny Stills (61), Keke Coutee (45), Will Fuller V (3)

    Stills is a good waiver wire target with Fuller (hamstring) looking at missing multiple weeks. Stills is basically a poor man's Fuller and a good boom-or-bust play in your FLEX spot. Coutee could work in PPR leagues in Week 8 against the Raiders, too.

  • TE snaps (out of 76):Jack Doyle (58), Eric Ebron (32), Mo Alie-Cox (30)

    Ebron had a one-handed touchdown catch as part of his season-high four catches, but his upside is still capped by the usage of Doyle and even the former VCU basketball player Alie-Cox.

  • TE snaps (out of 82):Seth DeValve (49), Ben Koyack (43), Josh Oliver (25)

    None of these TEs are worth owning. Hopefully that smiling Geoff Swaim face can be back soon and make this not a total TE dumpster fire.

  • WR snaps (out of 61):Tyreek Hill (53), Demarcus Robinson (49), Mecole Hardman (29), Byron Pringle (14)

    Hill rose to the top after being fourth in WR snaps in his return from injury. With Sammy Watkins out, Robinson maintained his second spot in the pecking order. While Patrick Mahomes is out, we'd only touch Hill from this group.

  • RB snaps (out of 64):Austin Ekeler (38), Melvin Gordon (34)

    I haven't been able to find the numbers of how many of Ekeler's snaps came as a WR, but it was more than a handful. He turned that usage into seven catches for 118 yards and a score. If that continues, Ekeler and Gordon can both be starters in standard fantasy leagues.

  • WR snaps (out of 72):Brandin Cooks (59), Robert Woods (58), Cooper Kupp (47), Josh Reynolds (19), Jojo Natson (8)

    Kupp's absence on 25 snaps isn't a concern after one week. But it's the most noteworthy takeaway here as something to keep an eye on going forward. If his usage is down, it obviously hurts his overall value a bit.

  • RB snaps (out of 73):Mark Walton (38), Kenyan Drake (30), Kalen Ballage (5)

    Walton led the Dolphins with 14 carries, and it looks like he's usurped the first-string job from Kenyan Drake even before Drake potentially gets traded. Don't drop Drake, as he could have value if he's moved to the right place. Walton's a decent add, though. Good receiving backs on bad teams can have fantasy value.

  • WR snaps (out of 73):Stefon Diggs (59), Olabisi Johnson (52), Laquon Treadwell (10), Adam Thielen (9)

    Johnson is the intriguing guy here, as Thielen is likely to miss a tasty Thursday night matchup with the Redskins. Johnson got eight targets Sunday and should be looking at a similar number Thursday assuming Thielen is out. Diggs is a must-start either way.

  • RB snaps (out of 82):James White (44), Sony Michel (31), Brandon Bolden (18), Damien Harris (5)

    This is always a crapshoot. Michel finally got action around the goal line, which is good. And Bolden continues to be heavily involved when the Pats put him on the field, which makes him an interesting value DFS play going forward.

  • RB snaps (out of 76):Latavius Murray (65), Zach Zenner (8), Dwayne Washington (1)

    Murray can be a fantasy star for as long as Alvin Kamara is out. There's no one challenging him for backfield touches (except for Taysom Hill, I guess). If Kamara misses Week 8, Murray should be starting in 100 percent of fantasy leagues against Arizona.

  • RB snaps (out of 71):Saquon Barkley (61), Wayne Gallman (10)

    He's back, he looks healthy, and he should be in every fantasy lineup possible for the rest of the season.

  • WR snaps (out of 61):Robby Anderson (56), Jamison Crowder (47), Demaryius Thomas (44), Vyncint Smith (16), Braxton Berrios (10)

    The most encouraging thing out of a brutal offensive outing was seeing that the Jets continue to rely on three-wide sets enough to make Anderson, Crowder and Thomas valuable in some fantasy settings.

  • WR snaps (out of 66):Trevor Davis (50), Hunter Renfrow (30), Keelan Doss (29), Marcell Ateman (23)

    New acquisition Zay Jones was a healthy scratch. Maybe he needs another week to learn the playbook? Regardless, it looks like Trevor Davis is Oakland's No. 2 WR (and No. 1 when Tyrell Williams is out). As a big-play threat, he provides some boom-or-bust fantasy appeal.

  • TE snaps (out of 61):Zach Ertz (49), Dallas Goedert (36)

    Goedert caught another touchdown on Sunday Night Football and has more TDs this season than Ertz, who has been a disappointment after being drafted as a top-three tight end. Ertz is still an every-week start, but you've got to recalibrate from your preseason expectationsbecause Goedert matters too much in Philly's offense to go away.

  • What to watch coming off bye:

    James Conner's health and usage. Benny Snell Jr. was effective in relief of Conner in Week 6, and Conner has struggled this year. Maybe this could turn into more of a committee, as it often looked like with Conner and Jaylen Samuel.

  • WR snaps (out of 64):Dante Pettis (59), Kendrick Bourne (57), Richie James (32), Marquise Goodwin (7), Jordan Matthews (3)

    Deebo Samuel's absence created opportunities for Bourne and James. I'm going to chalk Goodwin's low snaps to the rainy conditions that would've limited downfield throwing. My main takeaway here is Dante Pettis is still the best WR to own from the 49ers, which isn't saying much.

    (Update: Emmanuel Sanders' acquisition means Pettis is less valuable, although their roles shouldn't clash too directly.)

  • TE snaps (out of 72):Jacob Hollister (37), Luke Willson (34)

    I speculated last week Hollister could pass Willson after the preseason hype Hollister generated. Hollister caught three-of-six targets for 20 yards, and one more week of this usage and target share could make him worth a fantasy add to try and find a poor man's Will Dissly.

  • What to watch coming off bye:

    Running back playing time. We still wish Ronald Jones would seize the job, but it seems like Bruce Arians isn't gonna let that happen.

  • TE snaps (out of 64):Jonnu Smith (53), MyCole Pruitt (32), Anthony Firkser (15), Delanie Walker (5)

    Leave it to the Titans to have four active tight ends. Smith actually led all Tennessee skill players in snaps and caught three passes for 64 yards. If Walker is out and Ryan Tannehill maintains the starting job, Smith is an intriguing TE add.

  • Washington was shutout in a torrential downpour. If there was ever a game that could tell us nothing, it was that. AP did carry the heaviest snap load of Redskins' RBs, if you were wondering.