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Willie Snead | Wide Receiver | #83

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Ball State
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Willie Snead caught 4-of-7 targets for 47 yards in the Saints' Week 6 win over the Panthers.
Coming out of the bye, Snead looked to be well over his toe injury. His seven targets were second-most on the team behind Brandin Cooks' nine. But Snead was left off the scoreboard, not seeing any of Drew Brees' four touchdown passes. Snead will be in the WR3 mix next week at Kansas City. Oct 16 - 7:25 PM

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Willie Snead (toe) said he feels "close to 95 percent."

Snead estimated he was at about 80-85 percent when he returned from a toe injury in Week 4. "I wasn’t all the way there," he admitted. "But I fought through it, and now with the week behind us and the bye week, I feel a lot better." Coming off the bye, Snead should be well-rested and ready to go against Carolina. He'll be in the WR3 mix this week.
Oct 13 - 3:37 PM

Willie Snead hauled in his only target for 23 yards Week 4 against the Chargers.

Snead did not look any worse for wear from his toe injury and played close to a full complement of snaps, so this was just a down game. Those will happen in an offense which spreads the ball around as much as the Saints. He will remain an upside WR3 against the Panthers after the bye.
Oct 2 - 8:52 PM

Willie Snead (toe) is active for Week 4 against the Chargers.

Snead sat out Monday night, but he is back in a good matchup against a secondary which is missing CB Brandon Flowers (concussion). He is a solid start in all leagues. New Orleans declared LB James Laurinaitis, LT Terron Armstead, CB Delvin Breaux, TE Josh Hill, OG Senio Kelemete, RB Marcus Murphy, and LB Dannell Ellerbe inactive for Week 4.
Oct 2 - 2:54 PM

Willie Snead (toe, questionable) will play against the Chargers in Week 4.

He's back after missing last week's game with a toe injury. In a game that figures to be a shootout (which is true of most Saints games), Snead should see plenty of work on Sunday. Pencil him in as a WR3/flex play. Snead ranks third in the league in receiving yards per game this year behind only A.J. Green and Marvin Jones.
Oct 2 - 8:32 AM

Willie Snead (toe) is listed as questionable for Week 4 at San Diego.

He was limited in practice this week. Signs as of Friday afternoon point toward Snead playing, but he missed last Monday night's loss to the Falcons and may come down to a game-time decision. If Snead goes, he'll be a solid WR3 play in fantasy leagues against a Chargers defense missing slot CB Brandon Flowers (concussion). Snead is running most of his routes in the slot this year.
Sep 30 - 4:06 PM

Willie Snead (toe) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Snead is on track to return against the Chargers, but it isn't a slam dunk. Unfortunately, the game is at 4:25ET, and the Saints are one of the league's least-honest teams with injury information. Owners can pencil Snead in, but still need to have a back-up plan ready. Daily Slant: With Snead expected to play this weekend, both Michael Thomas and Brandon Coleman aren't viable DFS targets. They combined for 19 targets against Atlanta (Thomas had 11), but they may only receive about half of that assuming Snead is active. Coby Fleener's emergence also diminishes the value of the 3rd WR spot in the Saints offense. Cooks, Snead and Fleener are fine targets against SD, but it's worth noting that the Saints have massive home/road discrepancies.
Sep 29 - 4:44 PM

Willie Snead (toe) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's a good sign after Snead only got in one practice last week. Snead's trending in the right direction for Sunday's game with the Chargers.
Sep 28 - 6:08 PM

Willie Snead (toe) is inactive for Week 3 against the Falcons.

Rookie Mike Thomas will fill in and play heavier snaps as the No. 2 receiver, while Brandon Coleman will see increased work in three-wide sets. Look for those two and Coby Fleener to be more prominent targets in the red zone. Also inactive for the Saints are S Kenny Vaccaro (ankle), LT Terron Armstead (knee), DT Tyeler Davison, WLB Dannell Ellerbe, CB Delvin Breaux, and TE Josh Hill.
Sep 26 - 7:03 PM

ESPN's Britt McHenry reports Saints WR Willie Snead (toe, questionable) will not play Monday night against the Falcons.

This is not a huge surprise after Snead missed most of the practice week. With Snead out, rookie Michael Thomas and TE Coby Fleener should see more work in a great matchup. Thomas is available in over half of Yahoo leagues for players in need of a late replacement.
Sep 26 - 11:48 AM

Willie Snead (questionable, toe) is a game-time decision for Week 3 against Atlanta.

Snead's status is up in the air after missing most of the practice week. He's "hopeful" of playing, but knows it'll come down to how he feels Monday. Even if Snead starts, the late game and possibility of a setback make him a risky WR3 play.
Sep 24 - 3:02 PM

Updating a previous item, Willie Snead (toe) was held out of Saints practice on Friday.

A previous report indicated Snead was suited up, but the Saints' official injury report had Snead not taking part. The Saints will hold another practice on Saturday ahead of Monday night's clash with the Falcons. Although beat writers have not expressed concern about Snead's availability, this remains a situation to closely monitor. The "toe" injury could conceivable indicate that Snead is dealing with a turf-toe sort of injury.
Sep 23 - 4:38 PM

Willie Snead (toe) returned to Saints practice Friday.

Snead was given Thursday's practice off, but he should be good to go for Monday night's tilt with Atlanta. Snead has settled in as an every-week WR2.
Sep 23 - 3:21 PM

Willie Snead is dealing with a toe injury.

It's what held Snead out of Thursday's practice. At least right now, we don't have reason to believe Snead will miss Monday's game against the Falcons, but we need more information. Toe injuries are no laughing matter. Snead played 54-of-65 snaps against the Giants in Week 2. Even a "limited" session Friday would put him on track to play.
Sep 22 - 4:42 PM

Willie Snead (undisclosed) was absent from the portion of Saints practice open to the media on Thursday.

It's the Saints' first practice of the week, as they're playing in the Monday night game. It's possible Snead isn't injured and is away from the team on personal business, but that's not the most-likely scenario. It's also not the "veteran's day" portion of the season for a 23 year old. Snead's status will be updated soon.
Sep 22 - 3:07 PM

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QB1Drew Brees
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RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3Travaris Cadet
4Daniel Lasco
5Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Brandon Coleman
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Willie Snead
2Michael Thomas
WR31Michael Thomas
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
LT1Terron Armstead
2Tony Hills
LG1Andrus Peat
2Tim Lelito
C1Max Unger
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RG1Jahri Evans
2Senio Kelemete
RT1Zach Strief
K1Wil Lutz